Hyde’s former home in Boise, Idaho, will open as Apericena on the 13th

Apericena on the 13th plans to open its doors in July, according to its website.  The Hyde House sign above the door is gone, but the one near the pier was still in place on Wednesday.

Apericena on the 13th plans to open its doors in July, according to its website. The Hyde House sign above the door is gone, but the one near the pier was still in place on Wednesday.

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When it closed unexpectedly in April, a restaurant in Boise’s Hyde Park was going off salaries.

Now the place is bouncing back again.

Hyde’s former home, 1607 North 13th Street, is on its way to being reborn. The restaurant, which looks like a North End home, is set to become Apericena on the 13th, an Italian-inspired concept. Under new ownership, the restaurant and wine bar plans a soft opening this month, according to its website.

Chef Danielle Kristen wrote on the restaurant’s Instagram page: “I am honored to have the privilege of taking over the former Hyde House and restoring such a beautiful piece of Hyde Park history, despite its unfortunate proximity.”

Kristen is the founder of meal delivery service Haute Foods, which caters to the “gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan crowd,” and is now in the same location, according to a note on her website.

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Screenshot of an Instagram post about Apericena at the 13th opening in Hyde Park. Instagram

On the 13th, Apericena plans to offer “casual, refined European food with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal local ingredients.” Dishes will include versions of Christine’s “favorite Italian and French classics” such as ciopino, braised lamb bolognese, buffe bourguignon, and escargot, as well as gluten-free options including pasta.

Kristen describes herself as an “artist, writer, and chef who has dreamed of opening restaurants since I was a little girl.”

“I was happy to cry for at least a month,” she wrote. “Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support. We can’t wait to feed you!”

Most Boiseans probably won’t be familiar with the word “apericena.” But they might recognize the “appetizer” – essentially Italian happy hour. A good way to think of “aperiricena,” according to Italianfix.com, “is a cross between an aperitif and a cena (which means ‘dinner’ in Italian). While aperitif Really about cocktails, apericena is basically the perfect compromise between a full dinner and a few snacks.”

Can we get an Idaho translation? yes. Apericena on the 13th says it will offer a “comfortable evening meal that includes appetizers and tapas for sharing.”

The list isn’t available yet – but in theory it shouldn’t be far off. The website promises ‘online ordering soon’.

Either way, the renovation would be exciting news for Hyde Park, a popular food and drink area.

Hyde House’s sudden closure sparked a storm of media attention after stunned employees complained of rebounding pay and the failure of one of the owners to return calls and messages.

Online: Apericenaon13th.com.

This story was originally published July 14, 2022 4:00 am.

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Entertainment reporter and columnist Michael Deeds tells the good life of the Boys: restaurants, concerts, culture, and cool stuff. Acts achieved at the Idaho Statesman as a trainee in 1991 before taking on roles including sports writer, feature editor and music critic. Over the years, his freelance work has ranged from writing album reviews for The Washington Post to promoting Boys in the airline magazine she left on the plane. Deeds holds a bachelor’s degree in editorial news journalism from the University of Nebraska.

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