The bloody mary at Homestead Bar & Grill comes with a big ol’ celery stick. There’s a pepperoncini, green olive and cocktail onion. There’s even a tall, gnaw-worthy piece of bacon. That’s where tradition ends at this Meridian pub. Is that a freaking cheeseburger on top of the Mega Mary? Affirmative — a slider. And what about this warm, ballgame-worthy soft pretzel? There’s even a chicken wing roosting on top. Why are there two plastic shot glasses hanging on the side of this bloody monstrosity?
Don’t count out Bob Seger, Idaho. The singer, who postponed a run of concerts including a Nov. 7 date at the Ford Idaho Center, still could make it to Nampa next year. Seger’s Facebook page provided an update Monday: “Bob is on the road to recovery after undergoing surgery on Friday to address the medical issue causing the postponement of his tour. According to his doctors the surgery “couldn’t have gone better.” Bob wants to thank all his fans for the outpouring of well wishes and support.
Last week, I posted an online poll asking readers which concert that hasn’t been to Boise needs to come here. The top five vote getters: U2 (29 percent), Madonna (16 percent), Bruce Springsteen (14 percent), Paul McCartney (10 percent) and Pink / The Who (tie, 5 percent). Two things struck me. First of all, reader response was inherently flawed. I knew this going in. Lots of people commented on Facebook but presumably didn’t read the column or vote.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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