Almost all TV sitcoms include an episode where the beleaguered dinner-party host has to find some way to salvage a burnt—or nonexistent—meal. The solution? They order some kind of fancy takeout, place it on their finest china and pass it off as their own cooking. Missoula’s Riversong Gourmet
has the kind of delicious fare that beleaguered, lazy or overworked foodies would love to serve up to their guests—or, for that matter, eat any night of the week. The catering company’s True Food Soup Club allows you to place individual orders for gourmet meals, such as syrah braised beef short ribs with kale, heirloom tomato gazpacho with roasted garlic, olive bread, Moroccan cashew spread and Zestos garnacha Rose wine. It’s a la carte, so you can mix and match the items you want, and everything on the menu changes each week, including the wine. Soup comes in one-quart jars and bread is full-sized loaves, which means you can feed about three people for $40–$50. Just don’t try the old sitcom switcheroo. It always ends in disaster.