Don’t feel compelled to read it all in one sitting. Take a week. Take a month. Take it on your summer vacation instead of that trashy paperback. We hope this is the type of issue you let linger under the coffee table for the whole year, readily available whenever you need to remind yourself of the best this city has to offer—like when you really need to know things like who won Best Lawyer.
But before you jump in, a quick reminder: We’re not done celebrating just yet. As we’ve done the last three years, we’re hosting a Best of Missoula party tonight, July 8, at Caras Park. We’ll have music from Best Band winner Tom Catmull and the Clerics and finalist Secret Powers, as well as food, drinks and a mechanical surfboard. It’s free, and you’re all invited. It’s the least we can do for your help in making this annual celebration the biggest yet.