John Forsberg

Hello there. I'm John Forsberg, Co-owner of Kahootz Steak & Alehouse, I started Kahootz with a friend, and thought of bringing people together in a casual atmosphere. The thought was to have a small place with a few menu items that were in the style of home cooking, therefore we would not have a deep fryer, and we would have professional chef's running the kitchen. We wanted to offer a healthier menu than the common pub or alehouse with really good food.

I started out life as an automotive mechanic, and after twenty years of auto repair I thought it would be good to be in the people business. I wanted to do something where people would come to me wanting to spend their money happily. The automotive business really seemed to bring the frustration out in people, because no one wants to spend money on an automotive repair. I had a few different repair shops and was service manager of a few, when a friend of mine asked me to be a partner in a pickup truck accessories business. We built the business up and I got first hand lessons in small business done right, as far as I knew! I sold the company moved to Meridian and helped my son with a business until starting on Kahootz.

Kahootz has forty three beers on tap, was the largest selection in the state for many years, and in many minds the best. We offer great wines from Idaho and the west as well as the best food in the valley at an affordable price. We strive to have our service team to be prompt, courteous, and professional while having a good time getting to know our friends and neighbors. We want to continue having a warm friendly atmosphere that is clean, and fun to work at. So if we do not satisfy your expectations, please let us know. We are here for you!