• Let’s Speak Easy and Celebrate Dec. 5 1933

    December 4th, 2009 by webAdmin


    Let’s Speak Easy and Celebrate Dec. 5 1933

    Dec. 5 1933 marks the date Prohibition officially ended in the United States.

    In the history of the United States, Prohibition, also known as The Noble Experiment, is the period from 1919 to 1933, during which the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol consumption were banned nationally as mandated in the Eighteenth Amendment to the US Constitution

    Join us to celebrate the end of prohibition, 14 long years of illegal drinking. Let’s make up for it tonight! Enjoy prohibition cocktails (along with history lesson) and other drink specials. The best Prohibition attire wins a free beer.

    Modern Bar



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  • The Mend Project -Modern Art 2009- Room 114

    April 14th, 2009 by webAdmin


    The Mend Project’s third donation project, Spectacled will join Modern Art 2009, for a pre show. Spectacled, is a project dedicated to raising an awareness of the some 36 million people living across the globe, who are needlessly blind. The group is accepting used eyeglass donations, which will be a part of a larger installation- September 3rd in the Linen Building. Along with the eye wear drive, artists are being asked to create their own sight altering device. Handmade eyeglasses will be auctioned off and proceeds will benefit Unite For Sight.

    Eyeglass donations can be made in room 114- Modern Art 2009. Donations can also be made at the Modern Hotel, Flying M Coffee House and Garage, The VAC and Trey McIntyre Dance Studios up until Sep. 3, 2009.

    For more info on The Mend Project visit: www.themendproject.wordpress.com

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  • E.J. Pettinger – Modern Art- Room 117

    April 11th, 2009 by webAdmin

     E.J. Pettinger Modern Art at the Modern Hotel

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  • Nick Jaina at The Modern

    March 30th, 2009 by webAdmin

    nick-jaina31Field near the Dalles, Oregon. Photo by Melani Brown

    (Image taken from- http://www.myspace.com/nickjaina)

    Last summer, Nick Jaina and his band (Portland) strolled through Idaho, playing the Modern Hotel and Bar multiple times. The band’s street style performance and seemingly upbeat yet somewhat sinister rhythms, fit right in here at the Modern. With an electric guitar, steel guitar, vibraphone, clarinets, trumpets, an upright bass, violin and precession, Jaina’s band achieves a folksy almost burlesque sound. This April Nick’s band will be back for more, playing in the Modern Bar, April 23rd. So grab a re-fashioned, order a prosciutto and bri panini, sit back and relax all wile listening to one of Portland’s most admired bands.

    For more info on Nick Jaina visit him online:



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  • Modern Cuisine at the Modern Hotel Boise, ID

    March 22nd, 2009 by M.

    Modern Cuisine


    (BOISE, Idaho) – 2009 – The Modern Hotel and Bar, located in Downtown Boise’s Linen District, celebrates the Grand Opening of the Modern Kitchen on April 3 at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Remi Courcenet, food and beverage manager, will present the new Modern fare, offering hotel guests and locals the Treasure Valley’s best in seasonal food. The Modern promises this won’t be your typical bar food. Menu items will range from healthy and fresh to sophisticated – and decadent. There is something for everyone, fig and goat cheese tartines, warm paninis, fresh salads, imported cheeses, and tempting tiramisu or chocolate mousse.

    In the spirit of green living, Courcenet will draw from local farmers and vendors, focusing on fresh ingredients that will change with each season. The menu is complemented by an outstanding seasonal wine list and cocktail menu. Modern staff can suggest the best accompaniment to your evening meal, whether it is a shaken martini, a smooth red wine, or great regional beer. With the addition of food, the Modern hopes to make our great bar better.

    Menu prices are reasonable, ranging from $4 to $14. We respect the times we live in and want to offer a quality product for a reasonable price. There is no reason food can’t be tasty, inexpensive, sophisticated, and fun.

    The Modern menu is frequently updated and available online at http;//blog.themodernhotel.com.

    The public is welcome to join us for the Grand Opening, and ribbon cutting with Mayor David Beiter. The ribbon cutting will take place at 5:00 pm. Wine tasting and refreshments will be served.


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