The phrase “paddles up” signifies white water rafters getting into attack mode when approaching rapids. It’s also Dan and Laura Landucci’s motto. They’re outdoor enthusiasts, always seeking adventure in the Treasure Valley and beyond with their three kids and rescue dog.
In 2016, Dan put his paddles up and made his lifelong dream of owning a restaurant come true by founding Paddles Up Poké. It’s a specialty poké and sushi burrito restaurant that provides high-quality ingredients while keeping guests’ experience quick, affordable and easy. You can find locations throughout the Treasure Valley, but Paddles Up Poké is also setting up shop at The Warehouse Food Hall.
His knowledge of downtown Boise paired with his talents as a chef and love of food have earned Dan and the restaurant numerous awards and recognitions, and we’re thrilled those incredible talents are a part of the community at The Warehouse.
We got to ask Dan a few questions about Paddles Up Poké and The Warehouse, so read on to see what he had to say.
What is unique about your business?
Paddles Up is a lifestyle of eating healthy, exploring the great state of Idaho and attacking your dreams. We’re Idaho’s first specialty poké restaurant.
The Warehouse is going to be all about experience and adventure. What do those two words mean to you?
Paddles Up is all about providing an experience not a product. The Paddles Up experience is to eat food that makes you feel good and live a life exploring and treating your hometown like you’re a tourist.
What does a food hall mean to you?
A place to gather and enjoy good food and a comfortable atmosphere. Either socially gather or just hang out and get some work done while you people watch to inspire your vision.
Why do you want to be a part of The Warehouse?
When I was first starting Paddles Up, I bounced around from coffee shop to coffee shop working on my laptop. Having a place I could hang out and create was much needed. Coffee shops are great, but food halls are better.
In one word, how would you describe The Warehouse Food Hall?