Historic Restaurants of Billings
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Billings exploded when the railroad arrived, and good food was here to stay. Montana Avenue anchored the first establishments serving oysters, chop suey and steaks. Modern comfort arrived with the Northern Hotel and never left. Locals sipped, savored and swung at the Skyline, Bella Vista, Elmo and Windmill Supper Clubs from the 1930s to the 1960s. Entrepreneurs debuted the Level 3 Tea Room, La Toque, Bruno's and New Moon Cafe. Beef still reigns at the Rex, Jake's and Bistecca at the Granary. Writer Stella Fong testifies why names like Yegen, McCormick, Schaer and Honaker have persisted throughout Billings' culinary history.
The History Press
: 9781467117586
: The History Press
: 11/02/2015
: Montana
: American Palate
: 73 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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A former cooking instructor for Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, Gelson's Super Market, Macy's Cellars, Great News! Cooking School and currently for the Montana State University Billings Foundation, Stella Fong's writing has appeared in Yellowstone Valley Woman Magazine, Big Sky Journal, Blue Water Sailing, Western Art and Architecture and Magic Magazine, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, the Washington Post, TheLastBestPlates.com, lastbestnews.com, vinography.com and stellafong.com
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