Luz’s, Porkie D’s, Roadhouse Diner

Haven’t tried Luz’s Mexican Food yet, but I do plan to sometime soon. I’ve read generally good reviews. Took a look inside last week — they’ve redone the whole thing, looks pretty good. But it did make me a bit nostalgic for the “N’awlins” decor it had when Goode brothers had it.

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I’m not a big soup fan, but Porkie D’s Soup to Go is a neat idea, and might be a perfect use for that little building. And the name of the place is really, really cute, although with the word “Porkie” in the name, I suspect some folks might be disappointed that they don’t serve…you know…pork. But the owners explained the name via a post on Facebook and noted: “3 of our homemade soups will have bacon in them to pay tribute to the name sake!” They plan to open on May 4th.

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And you all KNOW that I am *very* excited about the Roadhouse Diner! I stopped by and got an inside peek from Jason and Tara, the owners — delightful couple! They are SO excited about opening, and working like crazy to get the inside renovated for their June 1st opening. They’ve got a great eye for detail and are both extremely creative, and from what I saw, the decor and design will be amazing. Also of note: this was the FIRST location of Goode’s Q & Bayou

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Goosey Time!

A little visit to hang out with the geese and their TOTES ADORBS little babies near Elks Riverside Park on Saturday!

The babies are just so cute. One of them was eating a dandelion. I love how the mommy and daddy gooses shepherd their babies across River Drive.

Freeze-frame!

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Fuddruckers Flap

Last week, Rory Matthiesen posted on Facebook some photos and screenshots of documents that he says detail some bad practices at Fuddruckers in Great Falls. Here are some of the screenshots:

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His post quickly went viral (by Great Falls standards), and people started flooding the Facebook pages of KRTV, KFBB, and the Great Falls Tribune asking them to look into it. As of today, no media outlets have mentioned it, perhaps wisely.

But quite a few people also tagged me in similar posts, and I checked into it. First of all, the photos don’t look particularly bad to me — I worked in quite a few restaurants in my younger days, and these pictures appear to be pretty routine for a busy restaurant. Just some regular wear-and-tear, a few spots need a little extra elbow-grease, etc.

Then I looked at the official Fuddruckers page on Facebook (for the GF location) and found this:

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Mmmm…steak…

If you’ve never taken the beautiful 30-minute drive from Great Falls to Highwood to enjoy a Friday night steak…you need to. Trust me.

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And if you happen to head out that way on a not-Friday-night, not to worry — they’ve got some kick-ass burgers, too, thanks to the new owners who are doing an AMAZING job.

BLEEP

My two favorite Sirius/XM stations are, of course, channels 49, Soul Town, and channel 50, The Groove.

But something odd: when they play The Isley Brothers “Fight The Power,” they bleep out the word “bullshit.” But in “The Bird” by The Time, they do not bleep out the word “fuck.”

Don’t understand why they bleep one, but not the other (which is likely more “offensive”). And remember, this is the business that was built on the back of Howard Stern.

And now for your listening pleasure, I present arguably one of the best examples of the 80s Minneapolis sound:

And here is The Isley Brothers — does it get better than this?

Coming Soon: Roadhouse Diner

OMGOMGOMG — a new burger joint is coming to Great Falls — the Roadhouse Diner!

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Looks like they plan to open on June 1st in the “log-cabin” building on 15th Street North, which used to be Goode’s (Pam’s Friendly Diner, etc).

They’ve got a website and a Facebook page, and promise some treats for folks who register via email:

“Join today and you’ll receive exclusive offers, a birthday freebie as well as a rewards card that gets you a free burger after 10 visits. Decent! And just for signing up, we’ll email you a coupon offer to boot.”

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Also in the works: “Coming soon for cheese fries aficionados – an exclusive club that gathers once a month to try out new cheese fry recipes. Join the Roadie Rewards program for information!”

Looks like their motto/slogan is “Respect The Beef” — I can dig it.

Can’t wait to try it out!

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