Bistro 222

Bistro 222

Feb 2, 2016

Sometimes it all comes together for my wife and I and we get a few hours for an impromptu date night.  Last Friday was that night for us, but our first few attempts at a nice restaurant were met with failure.  Forage was booked.  Manoli’s just across the street was booked.  Finca was booked as was Pallet.  We were just about to go back to one of our...

Dog Haus

Dog Haus

Jan 25, 2016

New to Sandy, Utah this month is the Dog Haus, which specializes in gourmet dogs, sausages, and burgers with all three served in their trademark King’s Hawaiian buns.  I had a chance to attend their soft opening a few weeks ago.  When it comes to a good dog, we are somewhat limited on our options.  We have Johnny Beef’s in Midvale for higher end...

La Casa de Mole

La Casa de Mole

Jan 21, 2016

Two trips in the last 7 days has me convinced and sold on the greatness of La Casa de Mole.  This is the 3rd restaurant that I have known to occupy this space in Cottonwood Heights, but not because of lack of good food.  Siracusa’s put out a good product when they were there.  If the success of a restaurant was dependent on strictly their food, then La...

Molly Greens

Molly Greens

Jan 9, 2016

  Brighton Ski Resort up Big Cottonwood Canyon is one of my favorites.  My youngest son and I started the year off hitting the slopes.  I of course literally hit the slopes, and often.  I’m not a very good skier.  My son however being a hockey player picked it up right away, and ended up spending most of the day waiting for his old man to either...

Sapa

Sapa

Jan 6, 2016

I’m not late to the party often when it comes to good food in SLC, but I will readily admit when I am.  This is one of those times.  Ever since really getting into the sushi scene in Utah after my visit to Takashi, everyone and their dog has recommended Sapa as being right there neck and neck in terms of sushi quality.  My son loves sushi almost as much...

El Bajio

El Bajio

Jan 1, 2016

El Bajio near Chapultapec park in Mexico City has been serving fresh authentic Mexico food for over 40 years.  It is widely regarded as one of the top restaurants in Mexico City, which is saying something because Mexico City has a LOT of great restaurants.  The building has vaulted ceilings and decorated with Mexican colors and the Virgin of Guadalupe.  Had a...

Lalo

Lalo

Jan 1, 2016

Lalo restaurant located in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City.  It is one of the restaurants of chef Eduardo Garcia who also owns Maximo Bistro across the street.  Lalo is a breakfast and lunch diner, that I had breakfast at during my first day in Mexico City.  I’ve said before and I’ll say it again just in case you haven’t read some of my...

Corazon de Alcachofa

Corazon de Alcachofa

Jan 1, 2016

The cool thing about Corazon Alcachofa is the menu.  They wheel it around to you and tell you how many of each item remains in the restaurant.  It is definitely an approach I’ve never seen before, but also gives the feeling that there is not a kitchen full of frozen items waiting to be served, but everything is indeed fresh. True to the name of the...

Chapulin

Chapulin

Jan 1, 2016

Chapulín was certainly one of the coolest restaurants I visited in Mexico City.  You walk up a winding flat pathway to a restaurant that is as well decorated as the food tastes good.  Even the restrooms are cool, there are rooms that seem to be hidden in the walls, everything was a great experience here.  Chapulín is located in the middle of the...

Porfirios

Porfirios

Dec 24, 2015

Mexico City may just be one of the best food cities in the entire world.  Mexican food in general is delicious, but turns out the Mexicans actually do it better than the rest of us.  On my first night in Mexico, I had the privilege of meeting up with one of my clients and their spouse for dinner and some sight-seeing.  They asked me what I wanted to eat, and of...