“Barred” from Bar S

So we stopped at the Bar S for lunch two Sundays ago, and it was absolutely delicious. Burger was excellent, same with the fries. My only regret on that day was that I ordered a single burger, instead of a double! And the service – via April – was outstanding.

April mentioned that they were trying to get more folks in for Sunday lunch, and based on our meal and service that day, we thought it might be a nice new Sunday tradition.

So last Sunday, we cruised in at about 2:30, and were told that they had shut off the grill and wouldn’t start it back up until dinner service at 4 pm. We were told that to be sure we got in for lunch, get there before 2 pm.

OK…so we headed on back today BEFORE 2 pm, and as we opened the door, we were met by the man we assume is the owner, or at least the manager…and he told us that they don’t start serving until 4 pm, and that there is no lunch service on Sunday.

Grrrr…make up your mind! We love the food, we love the atmosphere, we love the service…but we can’t enjoy it unless you’re actually, you know…OPEN.

Bar S in Great Falls

Sigh. So we went off in search of another fun lunch, and decided to give Popeye’s chicken on Malmstrom AFB a try – and it was delicious. First time in the new BX, too – not bad, for a small-base BX.

Popeye's at Malmstrom Air Force Base

Off To Carter!

Took a fun little drive up to Carter on Saturday – lunch at the Rocking K, and a stop at The Quilting Hen.

As for the burger…it was VERY good, even better than our last visit. Definitely worth the 23-mile drive. And the hand-cut fries were perfect.

Double cheeseburger at the Rocking K in Carter!

Fries at the Rocking K

Saw this cute little pronghorn in the field between the Rocking K and the Quilting Hen. He (she?) seemed quite content, didn’t mind us taking his picture.

Pronghorn near Carter, Montana

And at The Quilting Hen, while K was inside selecting fabric, I played outside with the three “house dogs” – Marley, Baxter, and Cooper. Forgot to take a picture, but such good pups!

And inside The Quilting Hen, there’s this hint of the crazy, wacky world of quilting:

Quilt Block Go WILD!

Wrong Station

Tom Balek – who, coincidentally, was just added to the GreaterFalls blogroll last week! – posted the following message on Twitter on Friday evening: “Jr. High Kids in Charge at KRTV?”

Uh, yeah, that got my attention. The link is to a blog entry that he posted, in which he states:

This week KRTV News in Great Falls ran an item about the Montana secretary of state race, opening with a nice video of incumbent Democrat Denise Juneau addressing her adoring supporters, and featuring pretty children holding “Juneau” signs. The news producer then had to put a graphic on the screen to represent the challenger, Republican Sandy Welch. So what image did the station select? An obscure Facebook photo from a Halloween party showing Welch dressed up as a devil. Really!

He also includes an embedded video of the news clip.

One problem: the story, the picture, and the video are all from KFBB, and NOT from KRTV.

The KRTV version of the story included actual video from the debate, and no Halloween or costumed photos of either candidate.

To his great credit, Tom apologized on Twitter within minutes of the error being point out, and updated his blog entry.

Voices Of Montana in GF

Aaron Flint hosted his weekday “Voices Of Montana” radio program from The Daily Grind in downtown Great Falls today – very cool. Among his guests were Ed Buttrey, who talked about UAVs/drones, and James Parker Shield, who talked about the possibility of a tourist center on Hill 57.

Aaron Flint in Great Falls

Aaron’s show airs M-F on AM 1450 KQDI in Great Falls. Good stuff.

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