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Thu. May. 31st, 2018

Stuffed Crepes and Waffles

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Though creperies originated in Brittany, the northwestern region of France famous for its rain and a slew of lovely edibles, creperies have popularized around the world, including our quaint town of Bozeman. Erik Esper has brought a little…

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

The Tween Season

by Jerry Schuster, photos by Zach Hoffman

Seems to be that time of year again in Bozeman. Outdoor winter sports and events are pretty well finished, and it’s much too early to get out for the area’s summer activities.What is one to do? You can’t go downhill or cross…

Tue. May. 1st, 2018

Pickle Barrel

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

The Pickle Barrel - one of Bozeman’s most popular restaurants - remains a community staple, even after 40 years of operation. The squat brown building is barely tall enough for the wooden screen door; the door’s handle is worn…

Sun. Apr. 1st, 2018

Little Star Diner

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

The farm-to-table movement has emerged as one of the biggest trends in today’s culinary world. The phrase “farm to table” is a buzzword referring to food made with locally sourced, natural, and organic ingredients. Our…

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

Plonk Wine

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Getting its name from a British colloquialism for ordinary and cheap wine, Plonk is one of Bozeman’s most popular downtown wining and dining destinations. Anyone who has been to Plonk knows the irony behind its name - being that its…

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

The State of Your Fun(ds)

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Ashley Nettles

Raise your hand if you made a financial New Year’s resolution. Raise your hand if your best intentions already seem like a faded memory. Found an incredibly cheap ticket to Ireland that completely threw a monkey wrench into your budget?…

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

February Cover Artist: Zach Hoffman

photos by Zach Hoffman

Owner and manager of Image Lab Photography in Bozeman, Zach Hoffman graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Photography. Zach went on to achieve his Master of Fine Arts at Lesley University in Boston. His passion for…

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

Curling 101

photos by Zach Hoffman

For many spectators, the sweeping and shouting are the most entertaining aspect of Curling. It’s captivating! When you’re watching the curlers sweep, you can really see how intense of a sport Curling is and how much energy the…

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

Feast Raw Bar & Bistro

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Meals that transport me to another time or place and conjure up memories of home have always been my most enjoyable. Feast Raw Bar and Bistro presents an atmosphere that is both warm and relaxing and exciting and vibrant - the perfect…

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

Behind the Scenes of the Willson Auditorium

by Katie McGunagle, photos by Zach Hoffman

When you go to a production at the Willson Auditorium, you may glimpse young people quietly running the light and sound control boards in the back of the hall. Others work back stage, assisting with set changes, costumes, and makeup. These…

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

Reinvented RIALTO Reopens for Business

by Angie Ripple, photos by Zach Hoffman

With nearly a dozen events under its belt since opening night January 17, 2018, the newly renovated Rialto Theatre in downtown Bozeman is breaking its way as a new hub for culture and entertainment, as is their vision. From peanut stand to…

Tue. Jan. 2nd, 2018

The Food Scene and Bozeman’s Choice Restaurants

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Bozemanites are lucky to experience a combination hard to come by: a diverse food scene thriving in a small country town. Over the last decade, Bozeman has experienced a significant influx of out-of-state money; and while some argue it has…

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

Dean’s Zesty Booch

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

From the moment I walked in, I could see and smell the quality and feel the good vibes that were rolling out of Dean’s Zesty Booch. I was hit with the welcoming smell of incense and with a warm bell tone produced by the singing bowl…

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

Red Chair Café and Bar

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Whether you are looking for some coffee, breakfast, lunch, a sweet treat, a happy hour cocktail or dinner, you can find it at Red Chair Café and Bar. Located on the west end of Bozeman, Red Chair offer’s fresh, locally sourced…

Wed. Nov. 1st, 2017

Bar 3 BBQ & Smokehouse

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Barbecue is about as red, white and blue as American cuisine gets, but let’s first get one thing straight. Merely throwing meat on a grill is not barbecue, at least not in the traditional sense. So where did the term barbecue originate…

Mon. Oct. 2nd, 2017

Tomaso’s on Main: An Owner and Restaurant with Grit

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Jessica Lewis

Chef Tom Pratt is back with a new restaurant, Tomaso’s on Main. If you were a fan of the Gourmet Gas Station in Gallatin Gateway, then you will be happy with Tom’s new iteration of the former restaurant and catering service.…

Fri. Sep. 1st, 2017

Colombo’s Pizza and Pasta

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

America’s love affair with pizza has deep roots. What started as a favorite dish for soldiers stationed in Italy during World War II has become a Friday-night favorite to families across the entire nation. We worship pizza, attach the…

Wed. Aug. 2nd, 2017

Dave's Sushi

photos by Zach Hoffman, by Cassi Miller

It's Always A Party At Dave’s!