Defending Taco Treat

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Famous quote, often attributed to Voltaire (perhaps incorrectly).

Taco Treat in Great Falls, Montana And how does that relate to today’s blog entry? Try this: “I disapprove of what you eat, but will defend to the death your right to eat it.” That’s my attitude towards Taco Treat, the beloved Montana fast-food Tex-Mex joint.
You probably remember that I’ve tried Taco Treat a few times, and found it…disappointing. But I humbly acknowledge the mystical power that Taco Treat has over folks born & raised in my beloved community, and will defend to the death your right to enjoy it!

And wouldja believe over at Facebook there’s a fan club page devoted to Taco Treat? Since I love all things Great Falls & Montana, I had to join. Had to. Here’s the summary of the Taco Treat fan club:

“No matter where you go after leaving Montana, you can never find a place as delicious as Taco Treat and no other sauce will do. You ask your relatives who still live in Montana to send you Taco Treat sauce. When you’re in town, you buy a bunch of it and take it home with you. Come on…you know you want it!”

Sunday Linkage

First up: a new-to-me Great Falls blogger! It’s the Montana Scarecrow, blogging at Montana Thoughts. He’s also got a nifty photoblog, too.

I’m happy to report that the KRTV “Polar Plunge” team exceeded its goal and raised over $1,700 for Special Olympics Montana. You can see some video of the Plunge (and Stroll) right here. And yes, temperatures were actually ABOVE freezing for this year’s stroll – but that wind blowing down Central Avenue brought the wind-chill way down! Brave souls, those plungers. And for those who wondered why I didn’t take the plunge: yes, I love the cold – but I don’t do wet!

Good news: Syd is currently in FIRST PLACE in the Tailgate Recipe contest! If you haven’t voted yet, get to it!

Gentle reminder: Lobster Bisque at the Park-n-Ponder.

Can you spot the Christmas Pig in these pictures?

And don’t forget: “The National Weather Service in Great Falls has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow… which is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 5 PM MST Monday.” Bring it on!

The Blitz & Rock Hog

Well, two of the new stations are broadcasting, and I’ve listened to them a little bit while driving around town.
The Blitz at 101.7 (KZUS) is, as expected, very much like K-99: urban, rap, Top 40, etc. I don’t care for the format, but my teenager loves it.
The Rock Hog at 102.7 (KEAU) is indeed hard/modern rock (although I’ve heard three AC/DC songs already – yay!); they seem to be trying to bring back the sound of the “X” format that used to live at 107.3. There definitely is a market for that genre, so I think they’ll do OK.

Go Syd Go!

OK, Great Falls, it’s time to cast another ballot! This time it’s for Sydne George, who is a food writer and photographer here in Great Falls. Her recipe for Spicy Sausage Soup with Chipotle Cream is a finalist in the “Tailgating Recipe Contest” at There are ten finalists, and the top three winners will be win a trip to Tampa Bay, Florida for a Super Bowl Cook-off.
Click here to cast your vote!

My fansite for the town I call home – Great Falls, Montana

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