Not for the first time this year, the folks at Caldwell’s Amano are celebrating on a big stage this week after the New York Times named them one of the 50 most exciting restaurants in the U.S.
Describing the standout restaurant’s menu, the Times wrote: “In a nod to Southern California, the L.A. Birria Tacos have a particularly rich consommé. The short rib with mole negro is a dark, rich monumental piece of meat, and afterward, it may be difficult to face the dulce de leche adorned with burnt-corn husk cream, but it’s the right decision.”
Earlier this year, Amano chef Salvador Alamilla joined City Cast Boise (along with KIN’s Kris Komori) to talk about being a James Beard Award finalist. Alamilla discussed his immigration journey, research trips to Mexico, and why representing Caldwell’s Latino community is the inspiration he returns to time and again.
“How do we keep getting better? How do we keep presenting our culture in this way? That is right now probably our biggest motivation,” Alamilla said.
Celebrating at The Flicks
Hey Boise readers love The Flicks, so you might be excited to know that the small, indie movie theater is celebrating 39 years of being in business this week.
Also, shoutout to the Flicks staff who are making movie-inspired food and drink menus a la “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” a regular thing now. In honor of showing “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3,” they’re serving gyros, a Greek wine spritzer, and more — we love to see it!