Local Food at the Copper Horse Restaurant
Whenever visiting the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, locals and travelers alike love to sit down for a quick bite at the Copper Horse Restaurant and watch the planes take flight in the shadow of the stunning Bridger Mountains.
As our sister company, Copper Horse shares MGC’s values of supporting local businesses while serving our community. As Copper Horse's employees like to say, "Copper Horse is the first and last taste of Montana."
Today we're showcasing our favorite local producers, growers and brewers that we feature at Copper Horse Restaurant!
View of the Bridger Range from the Copper Horse Restaurant. Image by Zach Altman.
Coffee by City Brew
Let's start with the coffee.
Since 1998, Billings-based City Brew Coffee has been roasting and brewing the best coffees available anywhere. They carefully select only the top 2% of beans grown around the globe, creating distinctive blends full of flavor and aroma.
Tortillas by Trevino's
Breakfast burrito with hashbrowns served at On the Fly Mexican.
Trevino’s Tortillas began over Thanksgiving weekend in 2003, but the preparation began years earlier. Chris Trevino began making tortillas at the age of 5 alongside his grandma in Bridger, Montana. She had him get up on a chair at the counter and learn to roll them out. As time went on, Chris spent his youthful summers with his grandma, helping her cook, and perfecting the art of rolling tortillas by hand. He has fond memories of his grandma always smiling and whistling with the Mexican records that played in the background. As time went on, Chris remembers telling his grandma that he would love to have his own tortilla factory, and she said, “Then go do it!”
Grassfed Montana Beef Sliders served on Wheat Montana buns.
The Folkvord family has been involved in agriculture for three generations. Through hard work, determination and good fortune, Wheat Montana Farms has become the model agriculture operation of the Northern Great Plains. Their operations encompass 15,000 acres of the most productive soil in Montana. Located near the headwaters of the Missouri River near the town of Three Forks and surrounded by the majestic Elkhorn Mountains. At 5,000 feet above sea level, it is also the highest elevation grain is grown in North America. The low rainfall, high elevation and cool nights on our farm result in some of the highest quality grains in the world.
Big Sky Brewing Co.
Image courtesy of Big Sky Brewing Co.
Big Sky Brewing Company was started by Neal Leathers, Bjorn Nabozney, and Brad Robinson. Brad and Neal had been homebrewers in Michigan since the mid 1980’s, and had moved to Missoula with a group of friends in the summer of 1990. In the early ‘90s they worked at Sportsmen’s Surplus and High Country Sports where they met Bjorn.
One of Brad’s first nights in Missoula was spent at the old Iron Horse when it was attached to Bayern Brewing Company down at the end of Higgins Avenue. He was impressed by Bayern’s lagers, but felt that there was room in Missoula for a second brewery; and since Neal and Brad specialized in brewing English style ales he felt that an ale brewery would be producing very different beers than Bayern Brewing Company did. Neal agreed, and the two began to work on starting up a brewery. Many years later and Big Sky Brewing is one of the premier beer producers in the Treasure State!
Are you getting hungry yet? Come on down to the Copper Horse Restaurant to get your fill! View the menu online here.
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By Zach Altman