Pan Am Cyclocross – Missoula Food!!

Nov 1, 2023 | Events, Uncategorized

Where should you eat while visiting Missoula, Montana? Eat where we eat.

 

Big Sky Brewing Tap Room, is your first stop after you land in Missoula. Just up the road from the airport, you can grab beer, let the bartender give you the lay of the land and buy some good Missoula merchandise. Big Sky Brewery has a deep history in Missoula cyclocross and even host the Rolling Thunder Cyclocross race in and around the brewery grounds.

 

Morning coffee and a treat – Black Coffee Roasting Co. and Grist Milling are your answer. MTCX employees can’t get enough. Honestly, the chocolate croissant with a hot coffee is the best thing we eat all week. Winning a baguette from Grist at the local cyclocross race is why some of us ride.

 

Nothing beats Wally & Buck for a burger, fries and a beer. Our favorite must go with hungry kids after a Mammoths team mountain bike ride – the Wally burger with the bacon jam is my go to. And the staff can’t be beat.

 

Where should you eat while visiting Missoula, Montana?   Eat where we eat.

Big Sky Brewing Tap Room, is your first stop after you land in Missoula. Just up the road from the airport, you can grab beer, let the bartender give you the lay of the land and buy some good Missoula merchandise.  Big Sky Brewery has a deep history in Missoula cyclocross and even host the Rolling Thunder Cyclocross race in and around the brewery grounds.

Morning coffee and a treat – Black Coffee Roasting Co. and Grist Milling are your answer. MTCX employees can’t get enough.  Honestly, the chocolate croissant with a hot coffee is the best thing we eat all week. Winning a baguette from Grist at the local cyclocross race is why some of us ride.

Nothing beats Wally & Buck for a burger, fries and a beer.  Our favorite must go with hungry kids after a Mammoths team mountain bike ride – the Wally burger with the bacon jam is my go to. And the staff can’t be beat.

Just down the street is Brasserie Porte Rouge  for lunch and dinner.  I want a nice glass of red wine just thinking about it.  You can sit at the bar, eat some mussels and fries, and talk bikes all night. And don’t forget dessert, or you will regret it. The wait staff is charming and the food is amazing.

Maybe an end of the day hard cider is in order. Right next door  to Porte Rouge is The Dram Shop, a growler filling station and tap room.  Family friendly, The Dram Shop offers dozens of local craft beers from around the Northwest, as well as wine, kombucha, cider, and bubbles. Plus everyone there rode their bike today.

Just need a slice – mechanic Jason Colestock recommends The Bridge, Course creator Peter Leclaire likes the Pie Hole potato bacon pizza, and if you want something special, like flathead cherries on your slice, there is always Biga Pizza.

Scotty’s Table provides spectacular food and ambiance. Found down by Missoula’s river front, Chef and mountain bike coach, Scott Gill, provides a beautiful dinning experience. (I may go there tonight.

And lastly, just looking for a taco and a really good margarita, local master 40+ cyclocross rider, Meredith Ruland, recommends The Camino,  and I have to agree.

Eat up folks and have fun.