Football season is officially underway! High School Football started a couple weeks ago. College Football has begun with both a Griz and a Bobcat victory and of course this is the last week until February we won't be without NFL games. Football and eating go hand in hand. If you watch the games all day long it can start with a brunch and last all the way into dinner. Montana is home to some fabulous food and Football is a great excuse to eat. I am always looking for an excuse to eat. A great way to kick off the day (see what I did there?) is the Wheat Montana Cinnamon Roll or Caramel Roll. They are huge and they are fantastic, but they don't fill me up for the day so I can dig in later. Does Wheat Montana still hold the world record for fastest "Field to Loaf" that they set back in the '90's?

Something a bit different

Pork Chop John's Sandwiches from Butte are great. I struggled with going with pasties or with the pork chop from Butte, but look at me, of course I am going with the pork chop.

Pizza

If you are going for pizza, there are some great pizzerias, but Mackenzie River Pizza started in Montana and you can get it in multiple cities throughout the state. I am all about pepperoni, so give me the "Good 'Ol Boy" and some "Lodgepoles" and I am good to go.

Burgers

 

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If you are going for burgers, the debate will rage on longer than the game as to who has the best in the state. Missoula has the "Mo Club Burger". Billings has "The Burger Dive". Bozeman has "Burger Bobs". Hamilton has "Naps Grill". Let the debate continue, we don't have for a lack of great burgers in our state.

Chicken Wings

 

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When it comes to chicken wings it is tough to find just one great one, but I hope we can all agree that if they are "boneless" they are just basically chicken nuggets. If you are looking for dogs or bratwurst, "Redneck" out of Kalispell makes a fine game day food and they are made locally. On a crisp cold football day I am a big fan of a nice venison chili. Every one I have tried is different. Even when they are made by the same person each time I taste it, it is just a little different.

Dessert

 

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On to the dessert. With it being Montana, anything huckleberry and you are good to go. If you can handle something cold, ice cream made in our state is fantastic. Big Dipper in Missoula or Sweet Peaks made in Whitefish are both great and local. Whatever you decide to eat for "Game Day" just know that football season is here and it is one more reason for us to get together, swear at our TVs and eat some great food!

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