Food for thought.

I couldn’t smell very well, the result of a lingering head cold. But I knew the aroma from the fresh-from-the-oven pasties were going to be delicious. So too did Oscar Emilio, my fiancé’s double dapple dachshund. At one point during dinner, I looked over to see him—the pup, not the husband-to-be—standing on his hind legs in a ridiculously cute effort…

Dance Fever

Our local celebrities donned their dancing shoes and shimmied their way across the MCT Center for the Performing Arts stage as they vied for the title of Season 2 winner of Dancing with the Missoula Stars, a fundraiser for the Downtown Dance Collective. But there could be only one winner: Shannon Flanagan of Flanagan Motors and his pro, Joy French.…

April 2017 Around Town

Missoula’s oldest footrace is back for its 45th year! The 2017 Riverbank Run will be held Saturday, April 29. With four race options (1 Mile, 5K, 10K, or the Trifecta) to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Join our community as we wind through historic downtown Missoula and the beautiful University of Montana campus. All races begin at Higgins and…

Country Meets City

Playing the part of Missoula’s rancher is a profound role, one that straddles a rather wide line between farm and city and, best of all, bridges the gap between. And that’s exactly what Bart and Wendy Morris of Oxbow Cattle Company have done as our local ranchers.

In the Kitchen with Honest Herb

A beautiful blend of raw plant-based and vegan cuisine, this gnocchi made from parsnip from the kitchen of Jennifer James and Guinevere Aide, owner/chef and executive chef, respectively, of Honest Herb Catering, offers an alternative to the traditional boiled potato dumpling. Intentionally light on seasoning, this dish highlights nature’s flavors by incorporating raw ingredients and preserving their nutrient-dense value. Let’s…

Life at the Farm and Food on the Table

With the longer days and warmer temperatures I am starting to crave fresh food. I am no longer hungering for the heavy comfort food of winter. Bright green lettuce heads, crisp radishes, and succulent peas fill my mind. While we are still a few months from feasting lavishly on fresh- from- the-garden produce, I have been busy getting my seeds…

Cooking Under Pressure

Katie Barnes didn’t always imagine herself as a cook. She enrolled at the University of Montana as an anthropology major, and it was when she was taking introductory classes at the Missoula College campus that she began noticing that the white coats coming out of the restaurant looked like students.

More than Catching Fish

For the last four years Missoula has had the privilege of hosting a very unique event. “I could name six other Western cities that would pay Orvis to put on this event,” longtime outfitter and fly shop owner John Herzer said. “But Missoula is the epicenter of some amazing fishing.”

Social Security Benefits

Questions regarding the solvency of the U.S. Social Security System for years have prompted many investors to assume that Social Security benefits simply won’t be around when they retire. But for Baby Boomers looking to leave the workforce in the near term, Social Security is still an important piece of the retirement income pie. In fact, for many, it can…

Thank you, Farmer

When daffodils steal from their bulbs and the days become longer than the nights, I begin to dream of bountiful food—the crisp sweetness of peas, the moisture of lettuce, the fullness of tomatoes—all the vegetables that the warming soil and the abundant sunshine will grow. But each year, as I plan my summer garden, I confront the same hard truth:…