Now THIS is a nifty “sponsored post” on Facebook that got my attention — “We dare you to find a better burger in great falls.”
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!
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.
So I recently made the mistake of adding Greg Strandberg of Big Sky Words to the blogroll because he seems like a decent writer and such, but after he demonstrated this bit of jackassery, his site has now been removed from the roll.
The point is that one reporter (based in Helena, whose “beat” is Montana politics) researched and wrote the story, and that story then aired on MTN News stations across the state and was published on MTN News websites (such as KRTV.com and KXLH.com, etc). The “N” in MTN stands for NETWORK, which apparently is too high-minded a concept for some people to understand.
I asked him if he was similarly upset about Associated Press (AP) stories that are printed verbatim in virtually all Montana newspapers and on Montana newspaper websites, but haven’t heard back from him.
WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO!
WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW ‘BOUT YOU?
…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.
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.