Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting Featuring
Wine Tasting with Hartford Family Winery

Join us for a wine tasting featuring Jackson Family Wines including Hartford Court, Outer Limits and Warrior Princess.  The tasting will begin at 6:00 pm on Monday, January 23rd. Each guest will receive special wine pricing the night of the event. Space is very limited – you won’t want to miss this special event!

There are 10 total tickets remaining.

About Hartford Family Winery

Hartford Family Winery is a highly acclaimed family-owned artisan winery that was founded in 1994 by Don and Jenny Hartford. Hartford Family Winery has been making single vineyard wines from the Russian River Valley for over 20 years and has developed a good understanding of the area’s many vineyards and subregions. Our winery is known for making small bottlings of highly acclaimed, high personality, single vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Old Vine Zinfandel. Most years it makes over 17 Single Vineyard Wines – most under 500 cases.

Reserve Your Tickets

If you are having any issues purchasing tickets, please feel free to call the restaurant at (406) 245-7477.

There are 10 total tickets remaining.

So what’s a Buffalo Block, anyway?

In the late 1800s, towns and cities in the United States faced a common problem: the inconvenience of unpaved streets and the pervasive mud and odor that went with them. In 1900, everything changed: the buffalo block, a cheap, water-resistant, and nearly-indestructible brick, was developed. Soon, settlements across the country were paved with them, and Montana Avenue and the town of Billings were no exception.

Although buffalo block remnants are fewer and further between now that we’ve long since adopted asphalt paving methods, we unearthed plenty of buffalo blocks on the old patio and scattered throughout the building when we began our remodel of the Rex in 2018. And one day, while doing a walkthrough of the renovation, our granddaughter saw a brick and said, “Well, that would be a cool name for a restaurant!”

“Hmm,” we thought. “She has a point.”

Not just because of those old paving bricks, but also because “Buffalo Block” seemed to capture decades of history, harkening back to the days of Buffalo Bill and when the hotel bar went by the name of “Buffalo Bar.”

To make a long story short, the name sort of just stuck.

So cheers to a new legacy — while honoring our rich history.

– The Larson Family

1 “History of Stree Brick.” Antique Brick Warehouse.

Stop by and see what we’ve done with the place. Make a reservation now or just stop by and say hi.