Archive for June 2012

Boise Dentists: Our Take on a Girls Day Out

Boise Dentists: Our Take on a Girls Day Out
As a Boise office full of ladies (only a handful of men in our team of four Boise dentists, eight hygienists, and twenty-five office staff workers!), we know the importance of taking an afternoon or evening to enjoy some good food and pampering with our girlfriends. Looking for some great ideas for a Girls’ Night Out in Boise? Here are our favorite places!

 

Nothing starts a ladies’ day out as well as a massage. Our favorite places to go are Elements Therapeutic Massage or Two Rivers Spa. Elements Massage offers relaxing Swedish and deep tissue massage at good prices, while we just can’t resist the awesome atmosphere at Two Rivers Spa. It’s worth going for a manicure or pedicure, but we also recommend their more rejuvenating services, such as a facial, massage, or body wrap.

 

After an hour at the spa, get a bite to eat for lunch or dinner. For lunch, we love the Matador in the heart of downtown Boise for some upscale Tex-Mex cuisine, or Fork Restaurant for loyally local or organic food. Favorite stops for dinner for us include Reef’s festive environment, sandwiches, and seafood, The Ram’s relaxed atmosphere and brewery, and finally a new pub, The Taphouse, with its traditional pub fare and 40+ drafts on tap.

 

No ladies’ night is complete without a bit of chocolate, so our Boise staff recommends going to Goody’s in Hyde Park to grab a milkshake, sundae, or favorite chocolates. For something closer to downtown and full of more gourmet sweets, nothing beats The Chocolat Bar. Our favorite sweets include the dark raspberry bar and their salted caramel.

 

Whether your girls’ night starts after dinner or if you are looking for a place to wind down for the day, we think The Tavern at Bown has the best chocolate martinis in Boise. Of course Bardenay has an amazing selection of drinks with their in-house vodka, gin, and rum (in addition to plenty of drafts and imported beers). Out of the three Bardenay locations, however, we prefer the Bardenay in Eagle for its great atmosphere. Relaxing there with a cocktail is the perfect way to wrap up a great day out with friends.

 

Did we miss one of your favorite stops? We’d love to hear of new places to go for a relaxing evening, so leave us a note in the comments!
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Our Favorite Boise Shops for Dessert!

Our Favorite Boise Shops for Dessert!

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? We love a good cup of coffee or a delightful pastry, so here are our Boise dentists’ favorite places to go for coffee or dessert!

Our Boise staff love their coffee and can recommend several places around town where you can great mocha or regular coffee. Stop by Dutch Brothers for a latte on the go on your way to work, or choose one of the delicious monster scones at Big City Coffee when walking around downtown Boise. We also think Moxie Java offers some of the best blended iced coffees, perfect for hot summer weather! For a little more of the sweet stuff, we have to recommend the donuts and coffee at DK Donuts. This place has been around forever and still serves some of the best and freshest donuts in town!

A’Tavola is one of our favorite restaurants in all things—from lunch to dessert! The atmosphere, the gourmet food, and the sweets make it a great place. They serve locally-roasted coffee from Dawson Taylor, and have a beautiful display of yummy goodies to choose from. If you are looking for a great dessert date or a place to meet a friend, stop here for unique and delicious pastries.

If you love taking the kids to get ice cream or milkshakes, make sure you get the best sundaes in town at Goody’s Goodies in Hyde Park, or head to Blue Cow or U-Swirl for a great frozen yogurt. Our Boise dentists and staff love Goody’s not only for their great ice cream and old-fashioned feel, but also for their excellent location. We love the historic neighborhood, full of antique stores and specialty shops for browsing, in addition to its several summer festivals and events. When you are wondering where to take your kids for a frozen yogurt, we love Blue Cow for their unique flavors like peppermint stick and eggnog, while U-Swirl is great with Candy treats like Reese’s frozen yogurt, in addition to having other seasonal flavors.

While we love to go out for a cup of coffee and a donut or ice cream, we also know the importance of taking care of our teeth after eating something sweet.  It is always best to brush your teeth right away, but when this is not possible, at least swish with water and chew sugar free gum or mints, as this will help stimulate saliva flow to help buffer and clear the sugary treats.

We hope you enjoy a dessert from one of our recommendations! What are some of your favorite places to snack?

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Congratulations to Leo Berliner, Our May Cavity Free Super Star Winner!

Congratulations to Leo Berliner, Our May Cavity Free Super Star Winner!
Leo Berliner is our May Cavity Free Super Star Winner! By regular brushing and flossing at home, Leo didn’t have any cavities at his appointment this month, and so was entered into our monthly drawing. Congratulations, Leo, and enjoy your two movie tickets!

 

All children ages 3-14 who have no cavities get to join the Summit Dental Cavity Free Super Star Program! Each child will be entered in a monthly drawing for 2 Free Movie Passes! We will also place their names on our website as we want everyone to know that we are proud of these children who have been doing a great job taking care of their teeth and gums at home!
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