Havre’s Vizsla Brewing Awarded Montana Brewery of the Year

I hadn’t been to Vizsla Brewing since last November when I met several friends at Havre‘s newest brewery. Vizsla is located in Holiday Village Mall on the west end of Havre in a large open space. And yes, Vizsla was inspired by a dog breed. It was a bit after 4pm, their opening time, and there were already several tables filled. Maria, who owns Vizsla with her husband, was at the taps along with two … Read more

Two Days, Ten Foodie Stops in Central Montana

It was time to hit the road to promote Taste Our Place, a program by the MT Office of Tourism (Dept. of Commerce) and MT Department of Ag. The goal – seek out food and beverage locations using Montana sourced ingredients. Our first stop was Infinity Bakery in Havre. We didn’t have time for a sit-down lunch but we had time for some incredibly yummy scones, baked doughnuts and cookies. Infinity has a soup and … Read more

Snook’s Diner – What’s In A Name?

As you enter White Sulphur Springs from the northeast where US Hwys 89 and 12 are together, you’ll drive by an A-frame style building. It has housed a restaurant as long as I can remember and for the past year or so it has been called Snook’s Diner. I had heard they served pie and since Central Montana has a fun pie trail (Pie a la Road), it was a must-stop on my recent travels. … Read more

Pecan Pie at White Sulphur Springs’ Branding Iron Cafe

Central Montana’s Pie a la Road (pie trail) welcomed the Branding Iron Cafe in White Sulphur Springs to the trail. Pie a la Road features locally owned restaurants and I’ve discovered that many of them (including the Branding Iron) are located in small rural communities like White Sulphur Springs. I’ve eaten at the Branding Iron before but have never tried their pie. Today was the exception. When I walked in the cafe, one of the … Read more

Double Barrel Opens In Great Falls

Double Barrel Coffee House Café opened less than a month ago and I’d say they’ve already found their groove. I stopped by the other day to visit with Reba and find out their background and plans for the future. Our fall-like temperatures had dropped and I was yearning for something baked, something sweet, and I had heard they would be serving pie. My first question as I was welcomed into Double Barrel Coffee House Café was…do you … Read more

Another Pie Location – The Griddle Restaurant

I received a tip that The Griddle Restaurant in Shelby had started to serve homemade pie. That was enough for me to schedule a trek up I-15 to check things out. The 85 mile drive from Great Falls to Shelby was beautiful the day I chose for my pie visit. Even though I had pie on the mind I still found myself taking a couple of interstate exits just to get some photos. When I was almost to … Read more

Tall Boys Tavern Joins Pie a la Road

Another pie stop on Central Montana’s Pie a la Road? Yes! Tall Boys Tavern in Hobson, Montana has now added homemade pies to their menu. Tall Boys is far more than a tavern. It has the ambience of a local gathering place, and yet you’ll find a wide selection of spirits and brews to please just about everyone. Montana-made is key here and touted proudly on tables, but the variety of beverages is extensive. The dining menu … Read more

24 Hours in Great Falls, Montana

If you only had 24 hours to enjoy Great Falls what would you do? First of all you need to realize that you can’t see it all and you will get only a taste of the community. And that’s just what we did a week ago for visitors to the area. After checking in to the Hotel Arvon in downtown Great Falls, a dinner plan was decided. Our visitors wanted something casual and fun. Someone suggested Roadhouse Diner, … Read more

Enjoying Homemade Pie On The Pie Trail

Central Montana’s Pie a la Road has taken me to local restaurants I didn’t know existed. My latest pie sampling though was at Brooks Market and Deli on Lewistown’s Main Street and I had been there several times…I just hadn’t tried the pie. That was about to change. Three of us met for lunch on one of those beautiful spring days you wish you could experience every day. We walked in to Brooks Market and the first thing … Read more

Wake Cup Joins Pie a la Road

Fort Benton’s Wake Cup Coffee House & Restaurant has joined Central Montana’s Pie a la Road, a 19-location pie trail that weaves through 13 counties. Located in the historic Culbertson House on Front Street in Fort Benton, the Wake Cup faces the river levee and the Missouri River. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served along with specialty coffee drinks, teas, wine and beer. When you first walk in the door of the Wake Cup it doesn’t take long to … Read more