Gumbo Bus


WHAT YOU'RE EATING: Gumbo, a stew served over rice made famous by Louisianans, and po-boys, a hoagie sandwich so iconic New Orleans has a festival dedicated to it.

WHO'S MAKING YOUR FOOD: Bob and John DuBois, two brothers who are originally from Chicago. John attended the Culinary Institute in New York and has been living and cooking in Missoula for 20 years. Bob relocated here six months ago. The Gumbo Bus opened just this summer.

BESTSELLER: It's a tie between the chicken-and-sausage gumbo and the seafood gumbo. Tough choice. The seafood gumbo is a little spicier, if that tips the scales for you.

PRO TIP: There's a little picnic area set up outside the bus, because you wouldn't want to walk around and spill. The chicken and sausage gumbo is gluten free, and there's also a vegetarian option.

PRICE RANGE: $7.50–$12.50

WHERE TO FIND IT: 716 Dickens Street, near Draught Works, Tuesday through Sunday, plus Caras Park events. Check for a complete schedule.

WORD ON THE STREET: The DuBois brothers aren't Louisianans themselves, but they saw an opening in Missoula's food scene for a little bit of Southern style. When they bought their bus it didn't even have a stove. Now they do everything from mixing spice mix to smoking chicken inside.

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