Each year for the past 20 years, Sun Valley has kicked off summer with a focus on health, wellness, and fun at the Sun Valley Wellness Festival. Spanning the long Memorial Day weekend, this year from May 26 to 29, it is the perfect start to the season, inviting participants to think deeply and breathe deeply during a wide range of programming. There truly is something for everyone. The Sun Valley Wellness Festival was started in 1997 with the mission of inspiring people to live healthier lives. To that end, they bring to Sun Valley each year the best of the best across a mind boggling...
There is so much to do around Sun Valley during the summertime that it can, quite frankly, be bit overwhelming.
But getting some down time and a little rest and relaxation is an important part of any summer vacation.
That’s what makes the Dinner and a Movie Special at Bald Mountain Pizza and Pasta such a great—and tasty—deal. Everyone who eats dinner there can receive a free pass to see a film at the historic Sun Valle Opera House. All you have to do is ask.
“It’s great for families or anyone looking for a more quiet evening … and they deliver!” said Marjorie Mickelson, a concierge for Sun Valley who certainly knows how to steer folks towards whatever kind of fun they’re looking for.
While the Dinner and a Movie deal isn’t new, it’s certainly been improved. Originally built in 1937, the Opera House has recently upgraded its projection and sound systems with state-of-the-art technology. Meanwhile, Bald Mountain Pizza, next to the Sun Valley Inn, has improved its menu and ingredients.
“I’ll vouch for that,” said concierge Ashley Lakey. “The food tastes fresh and the menu now really does accommodate any requests or dietary needs.”
The upgrade to the food at Bald Mountain Pizza and Pasta is thanks to general manger Daniel Vinson and chef Ben Syms. The two have been working hard to improve the food and the service, and folks are starting to notice.
“We’ve simplified and improved some things and the benefits are definitely showing. We’re getting lots of great feedback, “ Daniel said. They’re also getting a lot more customers as business is up at Bald Mountain Pizza this summer.
“We worked to create some new dishes and refine some others,” Daniel said. Amongst the more popular changes have been their Greek-style Mediterranean Hummus and their homemade pizza dough, which is made fresh daily. Another hit has been their Sicilian-style thick crust pizzas, a style no one else around is offering. The crew at Bald Mountain even teamed up the talented bakers at the Konditorei to create the new thick crust, and the results have been downright delicious.
“We wanted offer a new style of pizza for the area,” Daniel said of a dough that has hints of focaccia. “And it’s really good.”
From their BYO (Build Your Own) calzones to classic Spaghetti and Meatballs and their Idaho Pizza covered with Gem State potatoes, bacon and topped with sour cream, it’s all good at Bald Mountain Pizza and Pasta.
It’s also always good to follow up a great meal with a movie in a theater that feels lost in time, but still projects and sounds like the future. Much like a typical summer day in Sun Valley, the Dinner and a Movie deal is awfully tough to top.
Bald Mountain Pizza and Pasta is open from 5 to 9 pm every night. For more information, please call 208.622.2143. And for more information about the Sun Valley Opera House’s schedule please click HERE or call 208.622.2244.
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