Westside Drive In

Today’s episode is all about the history of the Westside Drive In with current owner, Chef Lou Aaron. Under Chef Lou’s direction, they have been featured in several publications and on a few Food Network programs, most notably Diners Drive Ins and Dives.

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The History of Westside Drive In

Westside Drive In started in 1957. Ralph Caskey opened one of the very first drive ins in the Boise area. Fast forward to 1994. Chef Lou bought the place and immediately started turning things around.

Chef Lou has been through a lot in life. His passion for food has resurrected the Westside Drive In and has elevated their menu. You will find items at Westside that you don’t typically find on a drive in menu. They have prime rib, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, and many other items. They also have the standard burgers and fries as well as the famous Boise finger steak.

These are difficult times. On today’s episode Chef Lou feeds us some tremendous food for the soul. He’s a genuine guy who wants to do whatever he can to lift and help others that cross his path.

Westside Drive In Finger Steaks
Famous Finger Steaks

Where To Find Westside Drive In

If you are in the Boise area, you have to stop in and see these guys! Chef Lou is doing some incredible work. They don’t cut corners and it shows in their loyal following. You can find their website and browse the menu here. If you want to follow Westside Drive In on Facebook, you can find their page here.

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Westside Drive In With Chef Lou Aaron: Food for the Soul

3 thoughts on “Westside Drive In With Chef Lou Aaron: Food for the Soul

  • February 16, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    how do you cook your prime rib

  • February 16, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    how do you cook your prime rib

    • February 19, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      Sandra, I don’t have West Side Drive-in’s recipe for prime rib. My interview with Chef Lou made me want to make the trek to Boise and try his food. Serious Eats is one of my favorite sites. They have a great recipe for prime rib that you can find here.


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