The Uphill Grill: Couple's success story is as Helena as they come

Nolan Lister

The co-owners of the newest restaurant on Last Chance Gulch, The Uphill Grill, may not be from Helena originally, but their story is as Helena as they come.

Michael Taylor and Joslyn Rose operated a food truck in Kalispell for two years before the housing market displaced them.

Thai food dishes, gyros, cheeseburgers and breakfast burritos highlight the hodgepodge of offerings at The Uphill Grill.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

“We got lucky and found a house here,” Taylor said. “We love Helena. Everyone is so friendly.”

The couple and their two children, a 2-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son, packed up and headed south to Helena in November.

By June 1, the couple opened The Uphill Grill, 1 W. 15th St.

A plate of tacos from The Uphill Grill.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Taylor said he has spent most of his life in the restaurant business, running kitchens and managing cafes around the country, and his menu reflects

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