If you enjoy dining out, it doesn’t get much better than this…Great Falls is experiencing a mini-boom of new restaurants – let’s take a look:
Next to Wal-Green’s on 10th Avenue South at 23rd Street is a pair of “fast” food places. The Pita Pit opened a couple of months ago, and it’s great for a late-night pita; plenty of choices, including veggie pitas. Next door to the Pita Pit is the Noodle Express, which is doing boffo business since opening a couple of weeks ago. Noodles, rice bowls, choices of meat (beef, pork, shrimp, chicken), served in simple surroundings. Good stuff. I’ve already been a few times, and saw other folks that also were on their second visit.
The Trib reported on a new eatery downtown: the Health Food Cafe at 200 Central Avenue. Whole grains, low-sugar, etc, but they also serve bison burgers for us carnivores. Haven’t tried it yet, but will soon.
The long-awaited Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza is currently doing a “shakedown” cruise; all of the staff members are being put their paces with real customers and doing some final tweaking to get everything just right. I suspect that they will be fully open within a week or so.
And, of course, the long, long, LONG-awaited Chili’s and Macaroni Grill: the building isn’t done yet, so I don’t think it will be ready for another couple of months, but it will be worth the wait!
When I found out that I was moving to Montana back in 2002, I did a happy dance; the next thing I did was check to make sure that Great Falls had high-speed internet (whew!); the third thing I checked on was the closest Chili’s restaurant. Much to my dismay, there were NO Chili’s in Montana; I think we are the last state to get one. Better late than never, though!