on November 5, 2012
We had planned to go to Tamarack, when we arrived we were told that they'd clear a table and we could have it in a few minutes. Unfortunetely someone else walked straight into the restaurant and sat down at the table, and ordered before the woman came back to get us. We were told then it would be at least 30 minutes until there was another table. At this point it was nearly nine, we were tired from a long drive from Seattle to Yellowstone, and just wanted something to eat at this stage. So on to plan B, which was the Flathead Brewing Company a bit of a stroll away.We nearly missed the entrance and ended up in the bar that is next door by mistake. We quickly realised that it was the wooden door and up a flight of stairs. Now, it was quiet and mellow the evening we were there. Nice airy surroundings. It was a nice place to chill.They had run out a few beers when we were there - one of our group was annoyed they had run out of wheat beer. But not being a beer drinking sort of girl, I ordered a cider. But the others seem to have enjoyed the beer. But Missoula is a abuzz with microbreweries. The food was fine. The menu might be best described as 'sandwichy' - nothing too substantial. Between us, the burger was a little ordinary, the flathead dip was a steak sandwich with a bowl of sauce seemed to be tasty, and I had a red pepper, artichoke hearts and goats cheese pita which was nice but didn't match the chips and salsa with which it was served (though the salsa was tasty). Given we were tired and hungry it was a reasonable choice...but I think I'd give somewhere else a try for a proper dinner...but it did have a nice ambience and I'd enjoy a few drinks here anytime.
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