Thai Mango

Thai Mango

May 21, 2016

Was on my way to a softball game last month at Sandy’s Quarry Bend Park.  I was coming from Old Mill Corporate Center and instead of taking probably the quickest route of I-215 to I-15, I decided to take some back roads and go through Murray and Sandy.  This was done on purpose as it gives me a chance to look for new yummy places to try.  This is exactly...

Mandarin

Mandarin

May 1, 2016

I often ask my Davis County brothers to the North to give me some good restaurants to visit for when I happen to make it up there.  I’ve only done 2-3 reviews North of Salt Lake City, so I’m in no way, shape, or form an expert.  When I get the results back, they almost without fail include the Mandarin as a place I absolutely must try.  Well, a few...

Kitchen Eighty Eight

Kitchen Eighty Eight

Apr 26, 2016

I love pretty much everything about food trucks.  I like how they offer comfort food from around the globe, and usually focus in on just a few great menu items that they know how to do really well.  It takes a lot of the guess-work of searching through a menu to find the true speciality of the house.  Kitchen Eighty Eight while a food truck, however breaks the...

Pastries N Chaat

Pastries N Chaat

Apr 20, 2016

Last weekend my wife had a girls night so I took the kids out for dinner.  I happened to be in the Draper area and we were driving around looking for a place to eat.  To clarify, we were driving around for Dad to find a “new” place to eat, so he could review it.  My kids were desperate for the usual, but they know better when it comes to eating out...

Blue Poblano Taqueria

Blue Poblano Taqueria

Apr 10, 2016

  Some times fate leads you to places you may never have discovered otherwise.  Fate was definitely smiling on me this past Saturday.  It was my son’s 4th birthday party which started off with a birthday lunch at Chuck E. Cheese.  Definitely not the culinary experience I was expecting, but what more can you ask for with a 4-year-old?  After a...

Thai Spice Restaurant

Thai Spice Restaurant

Apr 9, 2016

I was having one of those days, cruising down Ft. Union looking for something new for lunch.  Of course there are hundreds of options on that road, and finding Thai Spice was a bit of a trick.  I must have drove by it countless times in the past.  It was a red brick strip shopping center round 850 East in Midvale.  It caught the corner of my eye, and since I...

Curry in a Hurry

Curry in a Hurry

Mar 29, 2016

Here we are in South South Lake getting ready to go into Curry in a Hurry.  The name is what got me here.  I’ve driven by this place often in my time here in Salt Lake City.  We just happened to have a little time to go out to lunch, and we all wanted curry, and we didn’t have a lot of time … so you get where I’m going here....

The Restaurant at Toro Verde

The Restaurant at Toro Verde

Mar 11, 2016

One of the coolest days of my life happened last month at Toro Verde Park in Orocovis, Puerto Rico.  Toro Verde is home of the Beast which is currently the highest and second longest zip line in the world, and will soon be home to the longest and the highest.  Orocovis is in the center of the island, and you really go through some cool windy roads to get up...

Mama Z’s

Mama Z’s

Mar 4, 2016

It only took one look at the menu to decide to place an order. 4 different flavors of calzones and something called a Wookie?  I rolled the dice on Mama Z’s a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to report it they were delicious. Calzones in general are an interesting breed to me.  Definitely a cousin of the pizza, they are pizza dough pockets of toppings....

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...