Two cities in the treasure valley made ‘best of’ lists this past week. Two very different lists. The first CNN Money 100 Best Places to Live put Meridian at 62. Woohoo Meridian way to go! The rest of the country, or at least CNN Money has recognized Meridian for the safe family friendly enclave it is with a gazillion public parks (ok it’s really 18) affordable housing and access to higher education (think BSU, NNU and CWI) skiing less than an hour away and all the cultural attractions in Boise. It doesn’t surprise me Meridian made the cut.
The second ‘Best of’ is PETA’s Top 10 Vegetarian – friendly cities which doesn’t really surprise me. I think overall Boise is a city of many choices, many of them healthy vegetarian/vegan choices. What kind of surprised me was the specific inclusion of what most people around here consider a burger joint. OK, the Boise Fry Company does have great fries as well as an awesome selection of fry sauces but honestly I think most people think beef (or buffalo) but veggie burgers, who knew?