Business Buzz: New lunch service at downtown restaurant; ‘Pumpkins for the Pov’

Here’s some business news in the Missoula area:

A downtown Missoula restaurant is adding weekday lunch service. Brasserie Porte Rouge at 231 E. Front Street opened in early 2022 and has been open in the early afternoons for happy hour and in the evening for dinner. Now, they’ll be open for lunch from 11 a.m. to about 1:45, Monday through Friday.

Co-owner Jason McMackin said customers will be able to find a smashburger, more sandwich options, more salad options and other lighter fare for lunch. They’ll also have items like steak frites, duck confit and quiche.

“The menu will change seasonally,” he explained.

The nonprofit Poverello Center homeless shelter in Missoula has announced the return of its “Pumpkins for the Pov” fundraiser.

Erik Gibson-Snyder unloads a pair of pumpkins from the truckload he brought to the Rattlesnake Market in 2019. Gibson-Snyder said he had been growing pumpkins to benefit the Poverello Center to sell for the past four years. “It’s really fun to see how excited people get and to know that it’s supporting our community,” Gibson-Snyder said.

TOMMY MARTINO, Missoulian

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