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Greg M Peters
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I love going to Scotty's Table or Pearl's Cafe, but I can't do it very often!!  Wanted to solicit opinions on some of the less "fine" places in town that feature locally sourced food when possible.  Fine dining for the rest of us!

So I'll start ... Red Bird Wine Bar has great, local when possible, items for 10-15 bucks.  My favorite deserts in town too.

Catalyst does a great breakfast with local, organic options.  I like eating out for breakfast almost more then dinner.

Biga Pizza (mentioned on the organic food thread too) can be pretty fine - especially as the main course of a picnic on the river in July!!  Flathead Cherry is the best pizza ever. 

Sean Kelly's has the best bar food in town and has been featuring creative local options lately that are cool.

What else?? Please help me expand my options. 






 
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What about the Good Food Store?

They serve a hot breakfast and lunch option that usually uses local, organic food. Their deli options contain a lot of local options as well. And it all taste good - mostly delicious! Plus, they offer variety with a different deli case every day and a build your own sandwich choice. All of this can be eaten in their dining area with a hot tea and some fresh fruit or nuts that you just picked up from the bulk section. Mmm...
 
                  
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Also, the Shack is a favorite breakfast spot that was in the habit of using local foods last time I ate there. It is a bit on the pricey side depending on what you order, hence I haven't been there in awhile, but their breakfasts are pretty affordable. Omelets seem to be everyone's favorite. I'm not a big egg fan, so I usually get the trout
(localish) or banana bread french toast (probably not local). Be careful to order only one piece at a time as banana bread with syrup is just as sweet as you're imagining.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:
Is that a pizza with cherries on it?

Yes, and smoked gouda and home made italian sausage and some sort of sauce that is incredible.  It is the best pizza I've ever had. 
 
                  
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I've only eaten one slice from Biga Pizza, an extra that my friend brought to practice a couple years ago. It was just a simple margherita pizza, yet I still remember it longingly. I couldn't tell you why I haven't eaten there yet. Guess that will be my next place to eat out.
 
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Bagels on Broadway is probably my favorite place.  They have the best bagels and make their own cream cheese.  They also just started serving puppy chow, which is the trail mix that you make with chex mix and melted chocolate and powder sugar.   
 
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