Category Archives: Great Falls Montana

Bighorn Bar & Grill

Now THIS is a nifty “sponsored post” on Facebook that got my attention — “We dare you to find a better burger in great falls.

Bighorn Bar and Grill

It was actually brought to my attention by my wife when she was cruising Facebook last night — she asked me where the Bighorn Bar & Grill is at, and I thought for a minute, and said I didn’t know. She said, “Well, you liked it on Facebook…”

Uh…I did? Turns out that I did indeed — back when it was called Mary’s Midway! It’s the place along Vaughn Frontage Road kind of across the street from Cattlemen’s Cut.

We’d been to Mary’s a few times — good stuff, nice relaxed atmosphere — but not in the last few years. But now apparently it’s got a new owner and a new name — very cool.

So – the Bighorn has issued a challenge! Can’t wait to head out there this weekend and try a burger!

Family Affair

We enjoyed lunch on Friday at the Family Affair restaurant — our first time there!

It’s tucked along the east side of the Snyder’s/Van’s building along 7th Avenue North between 25th and 26th Street. It’s small inside — only 11 tables, very cozy. Nothing fancy — just home-cooked meals. The waitress said that they have been there for 40 years, but based on talking with some friends and co-workers, it’s pretty much a hidden gem — not a lot of people know about it.

Family Affair restaurant

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LORD VDR

…and speaking of personalized license plate — I stopped by the Townhouse Inn on Friday to check on the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, and of course saw this license plate in the parking lot.

LORD VDR

Want Women Want

Ack. Typos happen, I know — but getting the name wrong of your own sponsored event is awkward!

“Want Women Want” sounds like some sort of cavemen-esque plea.

Want Women Want

Want Women Want

Flippin’

Never quite imagined that Great Falls would be a target audience for a team of “flippers,” but…well, maybe it is.

Mike “The Flip Man” Baird from Spike’s hit show, Flip Men, and Greg “The Bank” Herlean have teamed up to build one of the fastest growing and most profitable real estate investing businesses in the country. Now, Mike and Greg have turned their strategies for investing into an educational program that has helped people, just like you, start their own real estate business. The Property Bank team is coming to the Great Falls area to present a live training (free to the first 50 to signup). Reserve your free seats now before they are gone.

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Celtic Cowboy

We ate at the Celtic Cowboy in downtown Great Falls just a few days after it opened nearly a year ago, and it was…weird.

The overall atmosphere was pretty awesome — it’s a beautiful restaurant and pub, plenty of space, very nice furnishings, lots of Irish-themed posters and decorations and wall-hangings. The Irish-themed menu was a little difficult for me to understand, full of things that didn’t sound too appealing to my very limited tastes, so of course I went with my default: a burger. The beef was pretty good, but it was served on “soda bread” — something I had never heard of, and which was absolutely horrible. It ruined the burger, seriously. The fries were decent, and the service was nice, if not exceptional.

But the really weird part? The plates – and I use the term loosely. They don’t use ACTUAL plates — just flat pieces of something that appear to be made of the same stuff as the little “book” that restaurants present the bill to you in. It might sound like a very small detail, but it was very…disorienting. Stuff on the “plate” is prone to roll around or move, and if you shake a little bit of salt (etc) on your food, the salt (etc) winds up all over the table. And stuffing the side orders such as the French fries into little metal “cups” was similarly odd.

So. We hadn’t dared to venture back to the Celtic Cowboy since then — until today. We had heard rumors that things had been “shaken up” in the kitchen for a while, and that some changes had been made, etc., so we tried it for lunch today, and it was definitely a more pleasant experience.

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