Sample The Flavors Of Boise At Taste 208

Dated: 03/24/2016

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Taste 208 in Boise is a weekend dedicated to local food and drinks

Boise is a city full of food-lovers and cocktail connoisseurs.

Courtney Feider knows this. When she created Taste 208 in 2011, she really just wanted to have all of her favorite things in one place and create the opportunity to introduce others to local winemakers, brewers, and distillers. If someone found a new favorite restaurant… well, what would be so bad about that? How could hosting a big party that just happened to include the region’s best restaurants and drinks be anything but a win? So she did it, and now she and her collaborators are celebrating the five-year anniversary of Boise’s biggest foodie event.

Over the years, Taste 208 has grown and evolved, and is now a two-day event set for Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd. Friday’s Sip + Bite pairings will be held in tents on North 8th Street. You’ll be able to nibble at Idaho’s finest treats and test some of the best local and regional wineries, breweries and distillers. Gifts and a chance to vote for the best combination are just part of the fun.

Saturday’s Grand Tasting is happening at the new Payette Brewing location just off River Street. Take the Greenbelt to this bike-friendly event and then get a safe ride home with Uber.

Taste 208 might be a big party, but it benefits the non-profit Full Circle Exchange which helps women in third world countries start creative businesses. Its mission is to educate and help communities develop in sustainable ways so that they no longer have to rely on charitable donations. Not only will you have the opportunity to sample from all the Treasure Valley’s favorite spots, but you’ll be helping create a better life for many others.

Purchase a ticket for the whole weekend at $100, or buy a single day ticket for $50 to $75. Large organizations can call 208-331-3400 for group rates.

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