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As noted a few days ago, the Staggering Ox is open in Great Falls – but note that this is a SOFT opening. What does that mean? It means don’t go there expecting the full-on Ox experience – they’re still working out the kinks and don’t have the full menu available yet. And it appears that they only have table-service, no counter-service. But word has gotten out – the place was pretty packed when we stopped by for lunch on Saturday, and the wait staff was running like crazy to keep up.

As always, I ordered my sandwich plain – just meat and cheese. No lettuce, no sauce, no ANYTHING except meat and cheese and bread. Krista ordered a simple salad with some gyro meat. The waitress repeated the order back to us, no problems.

And we waited…and waited…and waited…for 25 minutes, and when our meals were finally brought to us, my roast beef and cheese sandwich was overflowing with – yep – lettuce. And no dressing for Krista’s salad.

On a more positive note, it only took about three minutes for them to bring me a plain sandwich – and it was pretty good.

So if you’ve got a hankering for a SOX sammy, my advice is to give it a week or two until they work out the kinks.



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