It’s new, it’s melt-in-your-mouth good, and it’s time you find your way up Highway 200 to The Kind Swine, which celebrated their Grand Opening on Memorial Day weekend. The Kind Swine Resort opened in March and proudly serves up some serious Kansas City-style barbecue. The menu is written on a chalkboard – one outside, one inside – and the building itself is lodgey and unassuming.
I had the pleasure of sampling their brisket sandwich, and ordered some thick-cut, home-smoked bacon, and a rack of ribs (which easily feeds three to four hungry people) to take with me. The ribs are INSANEly delicious – spicy-sweet and fall-off-the-bone tender.
The Kind Swine Resort offers up a bit of everything – rental cottages, 18-hole folf course, restaurant, and catering service, even live music at their outdoor amphitheatre from time to time. Drive up HWY 200 east of Missoula to mile post 11 towards Potomac along the Blackfoot River. There wasn’t a sign outside the day I visited, so it’s easy to miss if you’re not looking. If you get to Johnsrud, you’ve gone just a bit too far.