Fred Pfeiffer, in addition to being a weather forecaster, also did some reporting – here’s a memory he shared on Youtube featuring the jukebox(es) at Tracy’s in downtown Great Falls.
Some film-makers from Amsterdam, Rogier and Rob – and their NYC partner Ben, – have been visiting Great Falls this week. They initially set out to visit many of the towns in America named Amsterdam, but have since broadened their scope a bit.
They stopped in Great Falls for several days and did some interviews with a few locals, shot some footage of a Lewis & Clark re-enactment, and some other picturesque stuff.
On Friday night, they were filming at Tracy’s restaurant in downtown Great Falls. Check out their website to learn more about their project. After Great Falls, they’re off to Amsterdam, Montana – down near Bozeman.
They were very friendly and were really enjoying the hospitality that they’ve encountered in Montana.
Looking for a bite to eat this evening…driving downtown…and naturally thought of Tracy’s. Parked near the curb, got out, walked to the door, reached out, pulled on the handle…and it was locked. Wait a minute, what was that? The door is locked at Tracy’s? Tracy’s is closed?! Read more
Got an e-mail from Brenda, a Great Falls native who now lives in a big city and is back in town for a visit; she asked about breakfast spots. Here are some of my recommendations:
“Greasy-spoon” – but delicious and inexpensive – is the Double Barrel Café at 1220 Central Avenue West.
Awesome breakfast at the Missouri River Diner, located at 9th Street Bridge on River Road; MONSTER-size pancakes and excellent bacon!
Tracy’s diner downtown on Central; not the best food, but it does have “atmosphere” 🙂 Can’t go wrong with Good Time Charlie’s at 38th Street and 10th Avenue South – open 24 hours, serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner anytime. The steak-n-eggs breakfast is a great bargain at $7.25 – just had it the other for dinner, in fact! And if you just want some good coffee and a bagel, try Morning Light on 9th Street North between 1st & 2nd Avenue north.
She replied that they were going to try the Missouri River Diner and report back on the experience – good choice!
By the way, she also mentioned that her “standard operating procedure” when she comes home for a visit to Great Falls is – you guessed it – a stop at Taco Treat!
So what breakfast spots did I forget to include? Do you have a favorite place?