|The water tower during the "Millie Fire" of 2012.|
- Madison River Brewing Company. The brewery, our brewery. The best beer and the best brewery ambiance I've found. Living in Belgrade would be difficult without our beloved brewery.
- Amaltheia Dairy. You ain't shit until you've indulged in Amaltheia's goat cheese. Seriously.
- Curry Express Indian Restaurant. Closed circuit to the owners: "Please don't leave." We love the food and diversity so much that we're trying to single-handled offer them enough business to keep going. They were delightfully (and probably rightfully) surprised when someone from Belgrade (Liz) knew what naan was. If you're in Belgrade, you must try the curry.
- Actor Phillip Winchester. A Belgrade native and the brewery's most high-profile and polite patron. He's great, really.
- The Bozeman Airport (BZN). It's actually in Belgrade, and this proximity is marvelous for our airbound guests. Aside from that, it brings excitement through our town in the way of celebrities, like Justin Timberlake and Jessica Beal eating at McKenzie River Pizza, Jeff Bridges getting his photo taken with a kid wearing a shirt of the dude (in a Simms shirt, no less), and well-substantiated rumors of Tiger, Oprah, John Mayer and more. Oh and POTUS.
- The East Gallatin River. It's the quintessential small stream with big fish. Unintimidating for rookies with enough bends and challenge for veteran anglers. Marvelous thing to have four miles from your door. Oh and POTUS fished it.
- The autoharp-playing lady at Desert Rose's Thursday Jam who sings about Belgrade. Have a couple beers, grab a partner, and immerse yourself in all the Belgrade that surrounds you.
- Beaumont Greens. It's the badass name of our neighborhood. While all of Belgrade offers relative real-estate affordability coupled with proximity to Bozeman, mountains, rivers and the rest of Montana, Beaumont Greens offers minimal covenants and no home-owners associations like those that plague the younger housing developments.
- Valley Barber. The recently retired Randall, and Chris and Steve. It's the old-school barber shop that I need. Get your fix of hunting and fishing gossip, a low-key hair-cut without much haggling, and support a local business. And of course, it has a spiraling red, blue, and white barber pole.
- The Chalet Market: Everything Montana, food-wise. Buffalo, elk, cheeses, sandwiches, bison burgers, bacon, chocolate, and of course, beer and wine. Perfect for gifts for folks east of here.
|A standard rainbow from the "East".|