Local boy (and his restaurant) makes good

Local kitchenWell, this is pretty cool. Local Kitchen and Bar, which we profiled when it opened and where we have eaten many times since, was selected by Travel and Leisure as the best farm-to-table restaurant in Montana.

The short article doesn’t say whether Lynn Donaldson-Vermillion helped Travel and Leisure make the selection, but it does quote her extensively. If you haven’t checked out Lynn’s elegant, mouth-watering Last Best Plates website (great name, too!), here’s your chance.

Local Kitchen chef Travis Stimpson worked at some great downtown Billings restaurants—Walkers Grill, Cafe Italia and Lilac—before deciding to bring a bit of the downtown to the West End, just off Shiloh Road and Grand Avenue at 1430 Country Manor Blvd., to be exact.

My own favorite lately is the bison hash. We’ll let the menu describe it for us: “Bison sausage with potatoes, greens, and garden onion in Havarti cream with candied red peppers.”

Congratulations to the whole crew.

Leave a Reply