When most people think of Idaho and food, they probably think potatoes. But spuds aside, Idaho is a place filled with culinary surprises. Look no further than the state capital of Boise, home to one of the highest concentrations of Basque populations in the United States.
The Boise Basque Museum and Cultural Center estimates that there are some 15,000 Basque descendants living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley, which means there’s also a treasure trove of Basque-themed restaurants and bars. Enough, in fact, to make a worthwhile Basque culinary crawl.