I caught Michele Miller, owner of the Burns Creek Inn located in Savage, Montana, as she was dropping off her Wine & Food Festival participation form. She was such a good sport and sat down and let me interview her.
Melissa: Michele, how long have you owned the BCI?
Michele: 4 years now.
Melissa: How long have you been involved with the Wine & Food Festival?
Michele: 4 years.
Melissa: Thanks for your support and commitment to this event! What keeps bringing you back?
Michele: When I managed Pizza Hut, we used to have a table at the Wine & Food Festival and it was fun then. I love coming to this event and seeing all the people. It’s also for such a good cause and it gets our name out there.
Melissa: You’ve owned the Burns Creek for 4 years. What made you want to own that business?
Michele: My Great Grandfather Emil Nitschke owned it once upon a time. Back then it was called the Star Bar, so I’ve always had a desire to own it. The opportunity presented itself, and it just worked out. Savage needs a place like the BCI. It’s a friendly place for food, sports, and families. I just want to make sure it’s there for our community.
Melissa: What will you be serving at the Wine & Food Festival this year?
Michele: For the last three years, I’ve showcased a tasty meatball, similar to a burger that you can order at the bar. This year I thought I would mix it up a little and make a recipe that has been handed down to me from my Great Grandmother Miller. It’s a Swedish meatball, and you can’t get it at my restaurant, and no, I won’t hand out the recipe!
Melissa: Well, we are so happy you will be joining us again this year. Thank you for your continued support!