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Izaak’s OPEN!

15 April 2012
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Open for business here in wonderful Craig MT and enjoying seeing all the friendly faces return for another meal, another fish, and another year.

Welcome back to Izaak’s! You like smoked meats? We do too and our Smoker is rolling everyday insuring that you will have the best damn BBQ this side of the Missouri…or the other side.

BBQ Ribs. A staple at Izaak's of Craig Montana.

Whatever side you choose you will sure be happy with our bar, our dining room, and our dyno-mite Craig fare.

The best in the Tri-County area to be sure.

IZAAK’S is officially open for the 2012 Season! The warm weather we’ve had recently has allowed us to open earlier than normal.

We are open for a continental Style Breakfast daily for your morning snack before heading to the river. Get in here and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, fresh fruit, cereal, and more!

Our current restaurant hours are:

Monday – Thursday 7-10 am & 5pm to 10pm

Friday 7-10am &  5-?

Saturday 7-1oam & 11am to 10pm

Sunday 7-10am & 11pm to 10pm

Keep checking back for updates on our hours as they will change with the season! Also, the bar always stays open after the dining has stopped.
Come on out to the canyon and fish, hike or just take in the beautiful scenery. Chef and the guys are busy making new and delicious dinners and Jan, Leslie and the girls are ready for the new late hours in the bar and some REAL fun! Sarah, Danny, and the new dining room staff are eager to get to know everyone and have some fun too. We are really excited and look forward to seeing everyone!

Don’t miss us at the Craig Caddis Festival coming up Saturday May 19th where we will prepare our locally, soon to be nationally, famous RIBS. A great Fundraiser for our local Craig Volunteer Fire Department.

See you here soon in downtown Craig Montana.

406/235-3456

Fly Fishing Film Tour on Izaak’s Log Jam Saturday June 25th

16 June 2011
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Saturday June 25th Free showing at Dusk on the porch!

Get your fly fishing film fix in Craig MT on Saturday June 25th @ dusk.

Simms, BugLife, G. Loomis, Costa del Mar, Headhunters Fly Shop, & Adipose Boatworks will all have booths.

Raffle tickets will be available for a guide trip on the Missouri from Headhunters Guide Ben Hardy, a drift boat rental from Adipose Boatworks, BugLife tshirts and hats, and some other cool stuff too.

Come join us for fun, Free fun!

Intermission will be filled with free give-aways of t-shirts, hats, koozies, hats, and a plethora of fly fishing goodies.

Good times by all, family friendly, and food too. Izaak’s will be BBQ’ing serving ice cold beer, home made Ice Cream, and Mother Nature will provide the nice weather.

Last year about 250 folks came from all corners of the state…this year? More, for an even funner event.

Come one come all for the Headhunters & Izaak’s sponsored Fly Fishing Film Tour in Craig Montana Saturday June 25th.

Smokey Bluez on the Log Jam Tuesday Night!

12 June 2011
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Max Hay and guest on the Log Jam @ Izaak's Craig Caddis Festival May 21st

Join us Tuesday night on the Log Jam for Live Music Montana Style.

Smokey Bluez featuring Johnny Houle with Special Guest Jeanine London

Check out the Article from the Great Falls New Tribune about this weeks Tuesday Night entertainment @ Izaak’s. Thanks to Pete Swanson of the Tribune and his Out on the Town Column.

Izaak’s in Craig kicks off its summer live music series on Tuesday, June 14, with Smokey Bluez from Great Falls. The group appears on the bar and restaurant’s Log Jam outdoor stage and deck from 7 to 11 p.m.

French Creek author, singer and songwriter Jeanine London plays between Smokey Bluez sets. She performs original folk music as well as request-only cover music. London has released an album of original music, titled “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

The Smokey Bluez core band features Lisa Michell on acoustic guitar and vocals, John Houle on lead guitar and John Jr. Gladue on bass and vocals performing a blend of danceable rock and blues. Artists covered include the Allman Brothers, Stevie Nicks, Elvin Bishop, Bad Company, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bonnie Raitt.

Smokey Bluez members are veteran area musicians. Michell and Houle have worked together in the Rock Bottom Band and the Fortune Hunters. Gladue is a former member of Red Eye Express.

Meanwhile, Jan Gearhart has taken over booking musical acts at Izaak’s for 2011 summer season. She says she hopes to feature outdoor live music at the popular Missouri Canyon watering hole and eatery at least twice a month on either weekday or weekend afternoons and nights. Gearhart stresses that a wide variety of musical styles will be featured with a primary focus on roots and Americana.

“I’d like to be able to try some unknowns in the area,” she says, adding the venue could serve as a showcase for new or obscure musical acts. “I’d also like to see us build up to something bigger towards the end of the season.”

Gearhart worked in corporate sales for the annual Rockin’ the Rivers outdoor music festival from 2001 to 2006. She also organized the David Allan Coe show at the Beacon Ice House in 2007.

Seattle commercial fisherman Pat Hunter purchased Izaak’s in 2003 after a visit to the popular fishing and recreation area surrounding Craig. Hunter spends much of the summer months fishing in Alaska, so he recently recruited chef John Winders as the new manager and co-owner of the establishment. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Winders has served as executive chef in restaurants in Utah, Ohio, Alaska and North Carolina. For the past decade, he owned and operated the Spotted Dog Creamery in Salt Lake City.

courtesy of  Great Falls Tribune Article June 9th Pete Swanson Out on the Town

Come join us Tuesday night for the inaugural live music event @ Izaak’s of Craig MT


Great Food and New Faces this week @ Izaak’s

9 June 2011
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Jason of Izaak's. Come inand have Jason shake you a great cocktail or pour your one of our numerous Draft Beers

Fun weekend coming up at Izaak’s. We are open and the warmest most enjoyable place to be post fishing on the Missouri River. We not only serve the best BBQ in Craig Montana, open the most hours, and mix the best drink…we love seeing and serving new folks like you.

When in Craig this summer, try us out. We know you will love it.

Sunday Brunch is really terrific and the locals and non-locals like it equally well. Join us 11am til 3pm for this out of this world delight…something we do not see regularly in Montana. A great brunch. Try it, you will enjoy. Check out this divers menu…

Served with Home Baked Pastry Basket and Fresh Fruit Plate w/ a Berry Creme Fraiche Dipping Sauce

  • Quiche  Ham &  Gruyere   $11
  • Omelette   $12
  • Choice of 3: Ham, Sausage, Bacon, Tomato, Onion, Mushrooms, Spinach, Cheddar, Jack Cheeses
  • Eggs any style w/ House Cured Bacon or sausage and Home-fries   $10
  • Eggs Benedict   $13
  • Crab Benedict   $15
  • Crab Cake w/ Mayo and Curry Aioli   $16
  • Blueberry Pancakes   $12
  • French toast w/ Bacon or Sausage   $11
  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad   $13
  • Soon to be Famous Half Rack of Ribs, Fries & Jicama Salad   $18
  • Trout Oscar encrusted w/ Dungeness Crab   $18
  • Open faced Tuna Salad w/ Wasabi Aioli   $18
  • Walleye Fish & Chips   $20
  • House Wagyu Burger served w/ Fries   $12    w/ Cheese   $13
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich w/ Fries & Jicama Cilantro Slaw   $11
  • Grilled Prime Rib w/ garlic Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables   $20
  • Mimosa   $4
  • Bloody May   $4

Join us this coming Sunday and every Sunday for this delicious Brunch Menu that is sure to please. See you at 11am!

The smoker out back is constantly adding flavor, texture and fall off the bone goodness to anything we put in and leave in. Oohh so good.

We have new staff members who have recently joined us here at Izaak’s Come in and meet Jason who has just joined us to make our bar service even better.

Izaak’s open daily @ 7am for Breakfast. Lunch on Friday thru Sunday, and Dinner nightly til 10pm. See you here in Craig Montana…

Craig BBQ & Caddis Festival Success!

29 May 2011
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Izaak's and the Craig Caddis Festival a success this last weekend

Izaak’s served a Pulled Pork sandwich topped with coleslaw that the crowd went wil for! Did we win the BBQ contest? No, but next year is already in the works and we will put our best foot forward.

Boy, we have been op0n over a month and most of the kinks are worked out. We appreciate your strong support and we are having our best year ever! Really, we can hardly catch our breath!

The New Menu has been very well received and you will just have to come in to sample our fabulous fare.

Our terrific appetizer menu has been a favorite for the local guides, the out of area guides and their clients have truly enjoyed the BBQ selections, and all have been enamored by the house made ice cream.

Our updated wine list is highly regarded amongst those who enjoy the finer grapes from around the world.

The walk in cooler is new, and ice cold. Colder than ever. Wine coolers too have been appreciated as well as we hold the wine at the perfect drinking temperature.

And the smooker out back. Oh, you can smell the goodness seeping/smoking out th eentire river and town. You just know that when you smell the smoke wafting dwon Main Street, that this evenings dinner will be mouth watering good.

Stop in for a sample of our fabulous river meals. You will not be disappointed!

Call for reservations @ 406/235-3456

It’s all good in the neighborhood…

15 May 2011
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The car clubs form both Great Falls and Helena graced our presence here at Izaak’s in Craig MT.

Sunny days bring out the best in Montana, the cars, the families, and those who love goooodd foood!

If you have not tried our Home Made Ice Cream, then you are in for a treat.

How about our Burgers…big, juicy, and dyno-mite!

Come visit us soon for a nice treat on our porch, and this coming Saturday for the 5th Annual Craig Caddis Festival and BBQ Cook-Off.

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