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‘Really simple’: Founders of Certified, Wylder plan Wyld Child on Boise Bench


The core of the Depot Bench neighborhood in Boise is about to get a new spot to grab a bite to eat.

David and Lizzy Rex plan to open Wyld Child next month at 13 S. Latah. That’s the old car wash development that includes outposts for Push & Pour and The STIL. A new custom-built building will house the Rex’s latest venture, sharing a courtyard with their neighbors.

The Rex’s are known for three other Boise restaurants – and along with Wyld Child, have two more on the way. Certified Kitchen and Bakery in the North End, Wylder Pizza downtown, and the Roosevelt Market are the first three, Wyld Child is the fourth – and tomorrow on BoiseDev, we’ll fill you in on the fifth restaurant yet to come.

Back to Wyld Child.

On the menu

“It’s counter service,” David Rex said. “It’s going to be really simple. Burgers, a chicken sandwich, maybe a couple of salads and a healthy bowl and beer and wine.”

He said they hope to knit the restaurant into the neighborhood and area lifestyles.

“We just want it to be a casual place you could eat a couple of nights a week, especially if you have kids,” Rex said. “You could go up there… maybe you aren’t going to eat a burger twice a week, but you might eat a grain bowl and a glass of wine, and then come back and have a burger and fries.”

While the final menu isn’t locked down, he said they hope to make it a place where things are well executed and easy for diners.

Wyld Child will also offer meals to go, or folks can sit in the courtyard patio area under the old gas station canopy, or inside.

“I think that area is underserved,” Rex said. “There are so many people that live up there and the demographic is really good. Houses are still somewhat affordable in that pocket, and there are some great neighborhoods back there. Anything that we do – we think… ‘if we lived four blocks from here, what would we want to go eat, and what would we wish was here?’ And that’s how that was born.”

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