You're Hot, Then You're Cold

I don't know about you, but I am so tired of this indecisive weather. One day, you're sunbathing in 80º and the next it's snowing. Pick a season, Montana!

I have decided to try manifesting warm weather by thinking about it and planning for it, that'll work, right? I am ready for cookouts with friends and summer parties. It's not just the warm weather I am looking forward to, but also the food. Smoked meats, burgers, salads, I'm drooling.

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Credit: Canva

Excuse me while I order a burger for delivery.

The Most Popular Dish

Now that that's done, let's talk about the most popular warm-weather dish in Montana. Food Network made a list of all the regional favorites in each state. They looked up the most-searched-for dishes in each state and found the ones uniquely popular in the area.

I read a lot of these "best of" lists every day, and I'm usually pretty skeptical of the results...but I have to say...this one was spot on! Montana's top pick is:

Broccoli Salad

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They nailed it. I don't think I can remember a single cookout or potluck that I've been to in the last 20 years that has not included a broccoli salad.

It's such a delicious dish, too. Solid choice, Montana! I remember, as a kid, I was leery of the salad. Broccoli, dried fruit, and mayo? It just sounded too weird. Little did I know how well those items paired together. My favorite broccoli salad includes little blocks of cheddar cheese. Perfection.

Now, if you'll excuse me, my burger just arrived.

These Are The Most Popular Restaurants In Montana

Montana is jam packed with some of the best food in the country. From fine dining to small, local joints - it's natural that a state with so many locally sourced foods would have such great restaurants.

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