In 2009, the Wall Street Journal took an investigative foray into the world of grass-fed cattle ranching. Journalists purchased steaks from five U.S. producers and fired them at a backyard barbecue outside of Phoenix. They then proceeded to rate each cut, unanimously concluding that the new york strip steak from La Cense Beef was superior to its competitors and even ?comparable to a strip at an elite steakhouse.?
The ranchers at La Cense Beef were hardly surprised by this conclusion. On 88,000 acres in western Montana, they raise healthy cows by following methods first practiced on the ranch in 1869. Through sustainable practices, the team has been able to avoid the use of pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones. They hand-cut, vacuum-seal, and immediately freeze each steak before shipping packages with instructions and cheat codes to help unlock the beef?s natural flavor.
Pasties?pastry pies stuffed with meat and potatoes?originate from Cornwall and Wales, where local miners have eaten them for lunch for hundreds of years. Miners have always savored the hearty filling that would stay warm throughout the day and tossed the braided pastry crust, which served as a handle for sooty fingers. When those miners traveled the globe, they brought pasties with them to as far flung locations at Australia, Spain, and Butte, Montana.
Today, Joe's Pasty Shop sells pasties stuffed with flank steak, potatoes, and onions with a savory seasoning. The shop's pasties are so good, in fact, that they were highlighted as a go-to meal on the Travel Channel. Try one original style or with a helping of chili, cheese, and onions poured on top. You can also stop by for a selection of sandwiches including ham and swiss, tuna melts, and cheeseburgers.
Each morning, the smell of fresh-brewed joe fills Sweetwater Coffee, mingling with the scent of just-baked cookies and scones emerging hot from the oven. But smell isn't the only sense that's indulged here; as eyes slowly open wider with every sip of a latte or americano, they take in the colorful works from local artists that hang on the shop's walls. Meanwhile, tastebuds luxuriate in the flavors and textures of sandwiches and salads constructed by one of the friendly staffers. Of course, the cafe also indulged minds hungry for knowledge by offering complimentary Wi-Fi to its customers, who can use it send emails, get homework done, or run searches on how to remove coffee stains from laptop keyboards.
Trimbo's Pizza?s chefs cook classics pies topped with cheese and pepperoni, and bump it up a notch with specialty pizzas covered in barbecue chicken. And then there are the Off The Hook pies that eschew tradition for a white sauce base bedecked with clams or a Mexican-flavored agglomeration of taco meat, cheddar-jack cheese, olives, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, cilantro, and sour cream. Of course, the chefs allow customers to call the shots and create their own ingredient combinations atop New York?style and Sicilian crusts. Pizza toppings can also be fashioned into panini and hero sandwiches.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Helena Downtown Conference Center in Helena, you'll be minutes from Holter Museum of Art and close to Cathedral of St. Helena. This hotel is within close proximity of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and Helena Civic Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 71 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Holiday Inn Helena Downtown Conference Center. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and air conditioning in public areas. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
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