Missoula's downtown businesses invite you to go out for a meal during the week of January 25th to the end of the month, and maybe even discover your new favorite restaurant. 2020 was a challenge and we applaud eight new restaurants that opened last year, including Cranky Sam Public House, Pangea, Stave & Hoop, and Ducrey Craft Chocolate.

“Downtown Missoula offers a wealth of diversity in the food and beverage industry, and bars and restaurants have been heavily impacted by the pandemic,” said Ashley Larkin, commercial loan officer at First Montana Bank and incoming president of the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) Board of Directors. “With a focus on supporting these MDA members, our team is showcasing all the different offerings and creating ways for folks to win Downtown Gift Cards while they’re dining downtown.”

Of course you've also got your all time Missoula faves like El Caz, The Depot, the Iron Horse, and Ciao Mambo on board for the event. Sometimes it's fun to splurge on a fancy dinner at The Depot, but if you prefer the bar side of the restaurant, don't forget to order shrimp wontons, they're sooo good!

Plus, if you follow along on Missoula Downtown’s Facebook or Instagram you'll have a chance to win $50 Downtown Gift Cards, good at over 200 MDA-member businesses. Promotions include Take-Out Tuesday & Thursday, Lunchtime Love, French Fry Friday, Brunch-tastic Weekend, as well as Dine Local Fanatic Giveaway featuring a package valued at over $300 in goodies from Missoula food and beverage businesses.

So don't forget to dine out starting on Monday, January 25th! You'll be helping local businesses and the community thrive, and you won't have to do the dishes.

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