It's Friday, folks. Perhaps you're heading down the Blackfoot for a weekend of fishing and floating. If so, stop in Trixi's, in Ovando, the subject of this week's Happiest Hour.
What you’re drinking: That depends on whether you’re a tourist or a local. Tourists tend to order Bayern Amber. Locals? Miller Light or Crown Royal.
Atmosphere: Antelope, bear, moose, bighorn sheep, elk and deer heads hang from the walls. Dinner tables are interspersed with a pool table, a foosball table, a jukebox, a few arcade games and Keno machines. Dozens of signs and stickers include: “Earth First: We’ll log the other planets later;” “Free beer tomorrow;” and “Eat more beef.” Cattle brands are etched into the wooden bar.
If you’re hungry: The most popular lunch menu item is The Logger, a bacon cheeseburger. Steaks for dinner.
How to find it: From Missoula, drive east on Highway 200 for about an hour. It’s on your right. Can’t miss it.
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