Saturday, June 23, 2007

Day 369: Best Food In Town

I added a new photograph to Creative Journey in my Photography section, Grumpy's BBQ

OK. So this isn't the most exciting photo I've ever posted. But it evokes some really fine memories, so I'm using it anyway.

Our trip to Montana was utterly casual. We barely packed a thing ... even forgot to pack toothbrushes and hair brushes! So we were dressed fairly causally. That limited our choices for dinner.

One of the guys helping with our remodel told us about a really great restaurant called Spice of Life. The menu looked fantastic, but we just didn't have the proper attire. Instead, we cruised the strip a few times, then decided on giving Grumpy's a try.

Grumpy's is a small family oriented place where you order the food at the counter, the menu on blackboards hanging overhead. They have ribs ... dry or wet.


Dry means without the sauce. Wet means they come with the sauce already on them. Then you get a couple sides ... I chose the bbq beans and the red potato salad. It also comes with a giant slab of corn bread and some homemade peach cobbler.


That was some of the yummiest food I've had in a long time. A regular portion is way more than I can eat ... and I'm a decent chow hound! And the people are extraordinarily friendly.

Since it was such a nice day, we sat at the picnic tables outside in the waning light, tried all the varieties of bbq sauce, and enjoyed the simple atmosphere.

The rest of our trip was equally low key. After buying the supplies we'd forgotten to bring, we headed back to our jacuzzi suite, splashed around in the water for a while and enjoyed each other's company. The next day we toured all the little towns in the area before heading back home.

If you ever need a quiet and restful weekend, I sure can recommend one like this.

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