Double-dose of restaurant-y news:
- Trib is reporting that “Starbucks will build a second location in Great Falls this spring…3053 10th Ave. S., the site of a former gas station where most recently Montana Marble & Granite has displayed merchandise.”
Hmm.. I really, really, really expected that if SBX ever opened a second full-service store in Great Falls, it would be on the NW side of town. Not complaining — just surprised at the location. And it’s about time that GF had at least as many SBX as Helena, dammit!
- Salad Creations is closing — sad. Obviously I never ate there, but every now and then I’d pick up a fancy salad for my wife.
And the staff was always super-friendly and energetic. Wonder what might go in that location now…
Stopped by the Albertsons on 10th Avenue South for the first time since the new Starbucks location opened up – looks way fancier than I thought it would be.
But dang it…why won’t SBX open up on the NW side of town? I have no doubt that the NW side of town could support a free-standing SBX, but even the Albertsons over there would be a great location for one of these mini-stores.
Gave the new Verismo machine a test run at Starbucks this morning…the verdict: YES.
I do appreciate the Keurig machine that sits on our counter, but the strongest version of a Keurig cuppa just doesn’t have the same kick that a real espresso shot delivers.
This Verismo, however…based on the single shot that I sampled…did indeed appear to do the trick. A few shots from this baby every morning could save me a lot of gas (and time) in the long run.
And the little Verismo pods are adorable!
Speaking of Starbucks…whatever you do, do NOT refer to this tasty delight as a “Rice Krispies Treat.” Because it clearly is not. It is a “Marshmallow Dream Bar.”