Meet Missoula – by Mike Gillette
The story begins with a mother and father driving home with their new pound puppy, they wanted to hurry up and name it before arriving back to their four little boys, who would then not be able to name it Spike, or Spot or Bill, anything but Sue.
Colin was the youngest of the boys, now all grown up and the taproom manager at Great Burn Brewing, he was looking for an option to fill a void with their customer base. To find a fresh made craft food he could serve from a mobile vehicle which paired well with the craft beers. Not a full dinner, but something between a snack and a meal. He bought a used hot dog cart and modified it like BA Baracus to the standards necessary to operate and off he went serving Korean Pork and Tanga Chicken Tacos. The cilantro lime and chipotle cream sauces are quite the topping on these delish dishes. I paired them with the Go Wild (Fest) Pale Ale 6% ABV 35 IBU, which is a collaboration with the wilderness association. God, I love Missoula.
Colin lives on the southwest side and finds it very convenient to live close to work, but bought the place before his gig at GB due to the affordability for a first time home buyer in an up and coming neighborhood. He also enjoys the access he has to the Blue Mountain Disc Golf Course and Fort Missoula’s expanding trail system. The dining and entertainment options between the South Side Crossing and the Southgate Mall renovation seems to be a part of the neighborhood’s revitalization and a hole is about to be punched through the railroad tracks straight to JC Penny’s. Bonus.
So when Colin, the youngest of the boys, was brainstorming for a name for his food cart without coming up with some sort of fusion contusion, he decided to name it after his old dog, Suppertime. That is what his parents had decided on the drive home. And now, there is finally a reason for it. Suppertime is open at quittin’ time every Tu We Th and located at the Great Burn Brewery. Highly recommended.
Seek him on Facebook @Suppertimemissoula