This is it: The Independent's 18th annual Best of Missoula issue, our biggest annual issue, arriving in our 21st year. We feel a little like a young adult suddenly entitled to vote and drink. And if we were going to exercise that latter right, why, we’d probably take a tip from readers in our Best Of poll and quaff a pomegranate martini on the deck at Finn & Porter, and maybe chase it with a Cold Smoke at the Kettlehouse—point being, these Best Of results compose a guide to much of the best Missoula has to offer, from drinks to eats to shopping and sports. And that’s not all.
This is also your invitation to join us tonight, Thursday, July 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 at Caras Park for our Best of Missoula party (in conjunction with the Missoula Downtown Association’s Downtown ToNight). Admission is free, and there’ll be food and drinks and music from Tom Catmull and the Clerics and David Boone & DAWNS. We’ll look for you there.