A Progressive Downtown Dinner

 Everything old is new again, yes?   Following a popular trend in the United Kingdom, the idea of “safari supper” or the more western phrase, “progressive dinner,” is a dinner party with successive courses prepared and consumed at the residences of different hosts. Typically, the traveling dinner party will enjoy one course at each location.  It was an ideal evening to…

Instrumental to our Community

The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said, “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Nobody demonstrates this philosophy better than Gary Bowman, owner of Morgenroth Music Centers. Yes, he owns a store that sells music and instruments, but in no way is that music confined to a brick-and-mortar business. 

Digesting Our City

 Ever wonder how Missoula's streets were named?   Missoula street names follow conventions used across the country, mostly. Early leaders often plucked surnames from local dignitaries and businesspeople, until that well ran dry. Like elsewhere, they turned to national politicians, entertainers, and even woody perennial plants.  But this isn’t true everywhere. Northeast of here, founders named Montana railroad towns by throwing…

A Recipe for October

October calls for the bare necessities. The chill in the air brings us home and reminds us that there's much to be enjoyed within our own walls. From homemade pies to the warmth of a fire, autumn is welcomed with open arms. 

Pull up a chair.

The inspiration for this issue came by way of a softly lit room on a weekday. I was sitting at a bar counter with a good friend meeting the passersby of the evening, most of whom had just got off work. As the last rays of daylight sunk onto the streets outside, the bars’ chairs were topped and … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Happy Publication Day, Ednor! Ednor Therriault’s newest book, “Seven Montanas: A Journey in Search of the Soul of the Treasure State” releases this month. Through interviews, photos, history, and personal observations, Ednor profiles each region and in the process gives a more complete view of the state as a whole. He’s spent more than 20 years … Continued

Pet Picnic!

Denny Menholt University Honda sponsored the annual Pet Picnic at the Humane Society of Western Montana. Dozens of HSWM alumni reunited with their loving families and all enjoyed aerial arts and food truck cuisine. Photography Chelsea Lyn Agro

There’s a New Bar(re) in Town

There’s a strong pulse here in Missoula. From the streaming cars and bicyclists to the energy of thriving businesses and local arts scene, Missoula is thumping to the beat of its own drum. But as of late, that rhythm radiates from a new space on Washburn Avenue called Barre 406.  

Flavor & Flair

Reggae beats evenly from the sound system. The Cubbies and the Phillies are tied at 1 in the fourth inning. Soft August light filters down from the skylights, illuminating the bar with a natural glow. When we walked into The Still Room, located within the Broadway Inn, I immediately noticed the flower-adorned horned skull perched over 22 beer taps that…