Northside Filling Station

Another new coffee shop/eatery in Great Falls! This one is the Northside Filling Station, and it’s in the old gas station in the parking lot of Van’s, between 25th and 26th Streets along 6th Avenue North.

They’ve been open for a few weeks, and among the offerings: all kinds of coffee drinks, breakfast sandwiches and burritoes, pastries, and such.

I stopped in yesterday and ordered a couple of breakfast sandwiches – egg, Canadian bacon, cheese on English muffins. Pretty good!

Open Mondays – Fridays from 6 am until 4 pm, and Saturdays from 7 am to 3 pm.

Northside Filling Station in Great Falls

Northside Filling Station in Great Falls

Northside Filling Station in Great Falls

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Northside Filling Station in Great Falls

Meet Georgia

One of the newest bloggers in town is Georgia Mae – she’s a young’un, but she’s definitely got the hang of it. Writes well, includes photos, and even throws in plenty of animated gifs!

Her latest entry is about Beef O’Brady’s, one of the new restaurants in Great Falls, and she brings up an interesting point:

“The parking lot has been consistently full ever since they opened so I figured the food couldn’t be half bad, but I was kind of reluctant to go there because the name just sounds so weird. It brings to mind giant troughs of greasy meat and burly men waiting in line to get their grisly protein fix. Plus, as my friend Christina pointed out, that little O in the middle looks pretty much exactly like Shrek. That doesn’t make me think “delicious” either.”

Check out her how her visit went!

Beef O'Brady's now open in Great Falls

Burger: The Montana Club

After enjoying a practically perfect dinner at the Montana Club last week, it was time for the Big Test: cheeseburger!

So as the big, fluffy snow was falling on this Sunday, we headed to the Montana Club, and this is what I had:

Cheeseburger at The Montana Club in Great Falls

Two 1/3 patties, two (or 3?) kinds of cheese, and bacon, served on a focaccia bun. Technically, I ordered the “OMG Burger” (seriously, that’s what it is called), but I skipped the 1000 Island Dressing and the sausage.

AND…of course I ordered it without lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mustard, mayo, etc, etc, etc. Just meat, cheese, bacon, bun.

And much to my delight, it was delivered precisely as I ordered it (which is far more than can be said of recent outings to a certain other eatery).

The verdict: DELICOUS! Tasty meat, yummy cheese, crisp bacon, and the beef was not too dry.

The only thing I will change for my next burger there is that I will get a regular bun, not some fancy focaccio bun.