Montana. Big sky country. The land of traffic jams caused by cows. Yes, like very few people before us (based on the lack of a line at the border), we returned from the Great White North through Montana. Billings is a long way from the border, but at some point we found ourselves there and in need of eats. Thusly, we discovered the creatively named Montana Brewing Company.
With brewing on site, Montana Brewing Company was in the heart of Billings and had the kind of menu one would hope for at such an establishment. Having destroyed an abnormal number of burgers in the previous days, I thought it was time to reintroduce white meat to my diet. And the white meat that stuck out the most to me was the Gorgonzola Chicken Sandwich. This started with a grilled chicken breast and was topped with peppered bacon and gorgonzola crumbles on a “Wheat Montana” bun, which has some sort of meaning that was completely lost on me. It also came with fries.
Unbeknownst to me, the sandwich also came with your typical lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions. This was upsetting to see when my sandwich arrived, but fortunately these lesser ingredients had not been mingled with the real food. And since we’re on the subject of real food, I have to say the sandwich was quite good. After all, it is difficult to go wrong with chicken, bacon and cheese, but I have seen it happen and this time it did not.
The Gorgonzola Chicken Sandwich was exactly the type of thing I would expect from a microbrewery in the middle of Billings, Montana, and I mean that in the best way possible.