The Bakery Boom

Uptown Hearth in downtown Columbia Falls is among the most recent additions to the region’s impressive batch of boulangeries

Abruzzo Italian Kitchen’s Traditional Bolognese

New Whitefish restaurant is serving up authentic, homemade Italian fare

Absinthe Verte and Blanche

There's no spirit out there with more of a stigma than the transformative absinthe

Lemon, Three Ways

This sweet and sour citrus makes every dish brighter

Sweet Success

The Ferda family in Whitefish has developed a dedicated following over the last two decades for their food truck selling mini donuts

Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Gravadlax

Executive Chef Benjamin Heese brings a classic Scandinavian dish to the resort’s annual moonlight dine and ski

Sazerac

The Sazerac is a simple cocktail in ingredients only.

Pineapple, Three Ways

Brighten a cold winter day with some pineapple

Wild Harvests

Flathead Valley chefs forage for fresh ingredients, picking mountainside meals for local menus

Huckleberry Gin Fizz

The gin fizz, made possible by the arrival of charged, or carbonated, water in the mid 1800s.

Uptown Hearth’s Cream Cheese and Fresh Berry Pastry with Cortado

Columbia Falls bakery serves up handcrafted baked goods and coffee

Butternut Squash, Three Ways

It's fall. Cook up some butternut squash.

Gourmet on Grand Drive

On the way into downtown Bigfork, a bistro serving imaginative cuisine and distinctive wines is quietly gaining a loyal following

Summer Lovin’ Agave Margarita

This agave drink from Spotted Bear Spirits brings a little liquid sunshine from the south to Montana patios

Fleur Bake Shop’s Canelè

Whitney Brien brings French flair and delectable baked goods to Whitefish