And Beyond Boise, Idaho
Boise’s Best Bites is an independent view of the Boise food scene. Scott Wink, who runs the multimedia platform, has the goal of connecting the community to the dishes and stories that make the local food scene so great through his daily social media posts and his curated best-of list articles posted on BoisesBestBites.com.
Scott hopes that shining a spotlight on those restaurants and producers doing delicious and creative things in Idaho will help drive customers to support those businesses and enable them grow— making even bigger and better things so that Scott can selfishly go eat and enjoy them.
Boise’s Best Bites prides itself on not charging restaurants for any posts or publicity. By doing so, Scott’s daily Instagram followers of over 35,000 strong know they will get an unbiased description of the Boise food scene. Scott is also happy to be the first Idaho contributor to Eater.com. He created the first-ever maps of the top restaurants in Boise, and a second list featuring Sun Valley, ID for the Eater website in 2019.
Maybe Scott’s biggest food contribution to his loyal foodie following was his creation of the Boise Ice Cream Festival in 2019. That inaugural festival featured 30 events around Boise including the Grand Tasting at JUMP which was co-founded and run in partnership with Kris Ott, founder of the CCN.
The inspiration for the Boise Ice Cream Festival is to take the rich dairy and farming culture of Idaho and create a Food + Wine Festival schedule of events around it. The two-week 2019 festival enjoyed sold-out events. Around 20,000 guests purchased special desserts created for the festival or enjoyed tastes at one of the events.
Plans for the 2020 festival and beyond are well underway.
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