Yes, we have no potatoes

A few weeks ago when I left northern Idaho to head over to Washington state I promised that when I got to Boise, in southern Idaho, later in the trip that I’d give you a full helping of potatoes.  Well, because of my 3-day obsession with trying to satisfy my preconceived notions about Hell’s Canyon I never made it to any of the fine establishments in Boise to sample any of their fare.

Here are two of the places I had planned to visit:

Westside Drive In (a Boise institution, known for their Idaho Ice Cream Potato)


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Boise Fry Company – serving up fries of various types of potatoes (Russet, Purple, Sweet, etc.) in various forms (Shoestring, Curly, Homestyle, etc).  Check out their menu online.


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I will come back to visit Hell’s Canyon again and spend more time there, as well as doing the things I had originally planned to do in the Boise area.