Come join us Tuesday November 10th at 6:00 PM for a limited seating event featuring a 6 course tasting menu with specialty wine pairings.
Wines are specifically chosen for our tasting menu and will be presented and discussed with renowned winemaker and co-owner of Sleight of Hands Cellars, Trey Busch. Click here to learn more about Trey and Sleight of Hand Cellars.
1st – Scallop Ravioli- sweet bay scallops wrapped in a house made squid ink pasta, and finished with a guajillo chile sauce, arugula, and charred shallot
2nd – Octopus- Asian Spiced, Sou Vide & Finished on Wood Fire Grill, Served with Bok Choy
3rd – Duck Breast- Mallard duck breast, seared in Kobe beef tallow, Yukon gold potato finished with a cherry demi
4th – Filet Mignon- Mallard Duck Fat Seared Filet Mignon, Served With Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, Finished With A Red Wine Veal Demi
5th – New York Strip- USDA Prime NY Strip Steak, Woodfire Grilled, Served With Roasted Chanterelle Mushroom Sauce
-The Illusionist Cabernet
6th – Dessert- Compressed Watermelon with cherry sorbet finished with pomegranate and mango reduction and short bread gremolata
-Mr. Pink Rose
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.
Stop by and see what we’ve done with the place. Make a reservation now or just stop by and say hi.