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“Really excited”: Cascade restaurant features axe throwing, comedy nights & more


Sydney Tyler and her family named their restaurant Palooza Basecamp & Eatery because they wanted it to be the “launching point” for all the fun things in Cascade. 

The newly remodeled Chief Hotel building on 112 N Main St. features updated rooms, axe throwing, and a restaurant.

Customers will find the restaurant on the first floor, which Tyler says offers foods made from scratch. You can find items like Fried Pickles, Brie Burger, NY Steak, and tap beer on the menu.

The restaurant also hosts comedy nights with upcoming shows this month.

“We’ve been doing really well,” Tyler said. “We had our first comedy night in January and we brought in comedians from Portland, Seattle, and LA. And we sold out our second show. It was a great success. And so we’re bringing it back this month in March.” 


Upstairs, Tyler’s father- her counterpart in this endeavor, did a lot of remodeling to finish nine fully updated hotel rooms. There are seven regular rooms and two kitchenette suites. 

Tyler said the original structure of the hotel was kept and they added a bit of “love,” such as adjustable beds, 50 inch TVs, and back-lit mirrors. 

“We had to do a lot of restoring, we put in three large skylights in the hallway,” Tyler said. “We kept some elements. We still have a toy chest, but I think it’s from the 40s in the hall. So the rooms are a little bit smaller because we kept the original structuring, and it’s a wide community hallway that allows for multiple families to stay and then they can all hang out together in that kind of shared area.”

The shared space is also an area where Tyler envisions hosting events, such as bachelor parties. 

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Axe Throwing

The hotel was remodeled to include axe throwing stalls, which Tyler says has been a big hit. Customers can throw axes on Thursdays and Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. but because it has been so popular, Tyler said they are looking at expanding the hours to Saturdays.

“It’s a good family bonding experience,” Tyler said. “We’ll have a coach that stays with you the whole time and kind of helps your technique and gets you going towards fun.”

When Tyler and her father visited Cascade, they fell in love with the city and knew this was the perfect place to open Palooza Basecamp & Eatery. 

“We’re really excited about becoming a part of Cascade and growing here with the town,” Tyler said. 

Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson - BoiseDev Reporter
Autum Robertson is a BoiseDev reporter focused on Meridian and McCall. Contact her at [email protected].

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