Westside Drive In 60th anniversary

Festivities include a car show and live band
Posted at 10:34 AM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 12:56:11-04
An iconic Boise restaurant is celebrating a big milestone. It's the Westside Drive In's 60th anniversary. It became a drive-in in 1957, but before that it opened as a grocery store in the 20's called the Westside Grocery Store. 
The owner, Chef Lou Aaron, says the original Western Idaho Fair was on the same corner in 1897. 
Aaron grew up in the North End and frequently came to the drive-in as a kid. He bought the Westside in the 90's after being a chef at some up scale restaurants. 
"A lot of people grew up in the North end. Ya know, it was kind of the center of Boise back in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. It's just been a joy. It's a nice little neighborhood restaurant, but it's due for a 60th anniversary and we're going to have a big celebration," said Chef Lou Aaron, Westside Drive In, owner. 
Anniversary festivities kick off with a car show from three to eight on Wednesday, June, 7th, 2017. A live band will play at five and there will also be an Idaho ice cream potato eating contest at 6:30. 
The mayor has issued a proclamation for June 7th, 2017, as Westside Drive In day.