Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ Category

Zim’s Chili

By BOB ZIMORINO - There is chili and then there is chili. It is one of those dishes that almost anyone that cooks probably has a version of. This is my ground beef chili.... more

The Old Homestead (VIDEO)

By BOB ZIMORINO-Lately the world has been a stressful place and I wanted to do something nice with a feel good message. The Old Homestead gave me every opportunity musically.... more

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

By JAMIE LIPHARDT-Break away from the revolving door of proteins and go meatless. Sweet potato enchiladas are hearty, satisfying and crowd pleasing.... more

Peter Luger’s Steak Sauce

By JONATHON HARTIG - A great steak sauce can add that final element to a beautiful plate of food. The recipe here was adapted from the famous Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn, NY.... more

Chilled Yellow Corn Soup

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - Here’s a refreshing and tasty chilled soup that presents well with striking colorful garnishments.... more

Downtown Flower Baskets Scheduled To Go Up May 14

By Tom Aldrich for the Missoula Downtown Association Missoula’s beloved Downtown Flower Baskets will be installed this Thursday, May 14 beginning at 5:30 p.m. A total of 98 baskets will be moved from Pink ... more

Kimchi

By JAMIE LIPHARDT-Kimchi is a traditional Korean food made with Napa Cabbage and lots of chili powder called Gochugaru. It can be described as sweet, sour and spicy.... more

Baked French Onion Soup

By CHEF HOWARD KARP - French onion soup is a wintertime favorite, but making this dish true to its roots does have some secrets. ... more

Gluten Free Blueberry and Huckleberry Cobbler

By BOB ZIMORINO - You’ve jumped on the Gluten Free bandwagon but aren’t thrilled with all of the gluten free products out there? This meal and recipe may change your mind.... more

Flathead Cherries and Heirloom Tomato Tart

It’s time to celebrate our Flathead cherries and local tomatoes! This symphony of flavors screams summer with these two sweet-and-tart fruits that ripen at the same time.... more

Miso Glazed Ahi Tuna

By JAMIE LIPHARDT - After procuring some sushi grade ahi tuna, I decided that indeed, Asian was the flavor profile I was in the mood for.... more

Chilled Yellow Corn Soup

By CHEF HOWARD KARP-Perfect for summertime get togethers and family style dinners, here’s a refreshing and tasty chilled soup that presents well with striking colorful garnishments.... more

Lewis and Clark Brewing Co. Wins Big at Garden City Brewfest

Competition was tough, but Back Country Scottish Ale from Lewis and Clark Brewing Co. swept three categories and achieved The Best of Show at the 22nd Annual Garden City BrewFest.... more

Over 30 Beer-Themed Events Planned for Missoula Craft Beer Week

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - Missoula Craft Beer Week is returning to Missoula April 27-May 3 and is bigger and better than ever, including over 30 beer-themed events throughout the week.... more

The Roving Diner Bitterroot Edition: The Wild Mare and The Catered Table Restaurants

By BOB ZIMORINO - The 'Roving Diner' serves up a restaurant review on The Wild Mare and The Catered Table in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.... more

December in Downtown Missoula: The Best Place to Be for the Holidays

By LINDA McCARTHY - Downtown Missoula is a special place during the holiday season with exceptional shopping, dining and entertainment for everyone in the family. CHECK OUT THESE EVENTS!... more

When Life Gives You Crepes (Video Blog!)

By BOB ZIMORINO - In this week's class we're doing crepes--Crepe Manicotti which we convert into Crepe Canneloni and Fresh Fruit Crepes. Here are the recipes and instructions.... more

The Roving Diner: Chico Hot Springs Restaurant and Resort

By BOB ZIMORINO - The 'Roving Diner' serves up a restaurant review on Chico Hot Springs Restaurant and Resort. ... more

New Retail Stores Open in Downtown Missoula

By LINDA McCARTHY - In many ways, 2013 feels like true end to the recent recession, given the number of new retail businesses openings and construction projects in Downtown Missoula.... more

Downtown Missoula Features Brand-New Dining Destinations

By LINDA McCARTHY - The Garden City is rich with exceptional, creative, affordable and elegant options for enjoying a night–or morning–out on the town. Here is an overview of Downtown Missoula’s newest re... more

Pork Scallopine Pizziola Is One Of My Favorite Dishes (Video Blog!)

By BOB ZIMORINO - (VIDEO BLOG) Pork Scallopine Pizziola is one of my favorite dishes. It is so, because it includes a freshly made tomato sauce also known as Marinara.... more

Asian Grill Feeds Local Appetite

By MEGAN JAE RIGGS - Missoula's River Wok Asian Grill offers fresh, healthy, made-from-scratch Asian cuisine with vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes. And the best thing on the menu may not be on the menu.... more

PLONK Opens its Doors to the Missoula Community

F.Y.I. - Plonk, a new Missoula cocktail lounge, wine bar and restaurant, will officially open its doors Friday, March 29 in the former Army Navy Store location in downtown Missoula. ... more

The Roving Diner: The Buck Snort

By BOB ZIMORINO - The 'Roving Diner' serves up a restaurant review on Evaro, Montana's own Buck Snort Bar and Casino and Mr B's Chophouse--the restaurant within. ... more

The Roving Diner: Billings’ Burger Dive and Bozeman’s Cateye Cafe

By BOB ZIMORINO - Like anybody else, when I DO go out to eat, I want to enjoy the experience. A recent road trip to Billings gave me an opportunity to try some new restaurants. ... more

Help the New Missoula Market on Front Deli Reach Its Goal on Kickstarter

The Market on Front will offer healthy deli foods and select groceries from a location in the new Front & Pattee parking structure. Help them reach their Kickstarter goal!... more

The Roving Diner: Cafe Regis in Red Lodge, MT

By BOB ZIMORINO - Like anybody else, when I DO go out to eat, I want to enjoy the experience. A recent road trip to Billings gave me an opportunity to try some new restaurants. First up, Red Lodge's Cafe Regis... more

“What If” Zucchini Picatta (Video Blog!)

By BOB ZIMORINO - (VIDEO BLOG) In my previous video blog, I showed you the art of saute. Building on that post, let's explore Zucchini Picatta. Watch how easy this is!... more

The Art of Saute: Chicken Picatta (Video Blog!)

By BOB ZIMORINO - (VIDEO BLOG) Chicken Picatta is a classic Italian sauté style dish. Watch this series of short videos as I demonstrate the principles of sauté. ... more

The Art of Saute, Part Four

By BOB ZIMORINO - Big Louie taught me the secrets of a successful restaurant sauté chef, and I'm passing them along. Learn them and you can cook nearly anything.... more

Resuming the Taste It Blog

By BOB ZIMORINO - “Bob, Where have you been for the last eight months?” The question was posed to me the other day at Rosauers. “Yeah, you left me in the middle of learning to sauté. Dude, you have to fi... more

Missoula Restaurants Offer Thanksgiving Dinner, Without the Work

By MICHELLE BEAHM - If you want a traditional meal without the traditional hassle, a few Missoula restaurants will be open so you can enjoy a traditional food coma.... more

Press Release: Flathead Lake Brewing Company Temporarily Closes

On Oct. 6, a flood caused extensive damage to the Flathead Lake Brewing Company and Sapore. When the building reopens, both businesses will merge into one entity.... more

The Art of Saute, Part Three

By BOB ZIMORINO - Big Louie taught me the secrets of a successful restaurant sauté chef, and I'm passing them along. Learn them and you can cook nearly anything.... more

The Art of Saute, Part Two

By BOB ZIMORINO - Big Louie taught me the secrets of a successful restaurant sauté chef, and I'm passing them along. Learn them and you can cook nearly anything.... more

The Art of Saute, Part One

By BOB ZIMORINO - Big Louie taught me the secrets of a successful restaurant sauté chef, and I'm passing them along. Learn them and you can cook nearly anything.... more

Missoula Restaurant Owners & Chefs: Bob Zimorino of Red Pies Over Montana

In the latest installment of the Missoula Restaurant Chefs & Owners series, Bob Zimorino of Zimorino's Red Pies Over Montana answers Make it Missoula's questions.... more

Missoula Gets Its First Craft Beer Week

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - Missoula is devoting a whole week to craft beer. It starts Tuesday, May 1 and ends with the 20th Annual Garden City Brewfest at Caras Park on May 5.... more

Best Places on Mothers’ Day: A Missoula Top Five

By AARON TRAYLOR - Break out of the same old Mothers' Day routine with some new ideas for treating mom to a fun, memorable day in Missoula.... more

Sean Kelly’s Top of the Mic: Band vs. Solo

By LEISA GREENE NELSON - Sean Kelly’s Top of the Mic contest gives a stage to both local bands, like the Hasslers, and solo acts, like slide guitarist Dan Dubuque.... more

Big Louie and the Dinner Crew

By BOB ZIMORINO - Big Louie and his dinner crew were ready for the restaurant doors to open. I thought I was, too. Nothing could have prepared me for what happened next.... more

My Life in Phoenix, Post Pineapple

By BOB ZIMORINO - Pineapple, the heroin junkie and tyrannical chef, had met his end. That left me to figure out how to keep the kitchen running without him. ... more

The End of Pineapple

By BOB ZIMORINO - Early in my career, I was hired to work in a gourmet Italian Restaurant in Phoenix. Of course, the hidden agenda was revealed to me after accepting the job.... more

Pineapple’s Reign of Terror

By BOB ZIMORINO - I'm back, dear readers! Last time I wrote, I was cooking in Scottsdale for a tyrannical chef nicknamed Pineapple. The saga continues from there...... more

Missoula is the Place for Bluegrass Music

By MARK VOSURGH. Wanna Jam? Missoulians, You are SO in luck. Missoula has a great bluegrass scene with at least 15 area bands playing bluegrass, and a ton of great musicians.... more

Get Out of the Kitchen Next Week: My Favorite Missoula Restaurants

By MARGARET HORTON - Thanksgiving is next week and it’s got me thinking: I’ll provide place to stay and the home-cooked meals for my guests, but it’s also fun get everybody out for a meal.... more

Best Bars in Missoula for Getting a Free Birthday Drink

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - I’ve put together a list of the best bars in Missoula for celebrating a birthday, based on extensive research, phone calls, and personal past experience.... more

Introducing the Black Mountain Boys and
Weekly Missoula Bluegrass Music

By MARK VOSBURGH - Where is Missoula's free weekly bluegrass show? Hint: Look for the grain bin on Reserve Street.... more

Beer Brings Jobs to Montana and Great Microbreweries to Its Citizens

By RYAN NEWHOUSE. If our country was termed the United States of Beer, Montana would rightly be its capital. ... more

Missoula Restaurant Owners & Chefs:
Curtis Strohl and Nate Jerrell – Mercantile Deli

By BOB ZIMORINO. Chefs and Owners: Curtis Strohl and Nate Jerrell of Mercantile Deli. I met Nathan and Curtis through my nephew Alex. They worked together at Bravo Catering and the two of them decided to strik... more