Blue Collar Restaurant

Blue Collar Restaurant

Jan 25, 2015

  Why am I showing you a YouTube of the Transformers theme song?  Because one of the opening lines of the song is “more than meets the eye” which is exactly how I felt pulling up to this Upper East Side Miami Eatery.  All I saw was a neon sign on the outside of this restaurant connected to an old motel with a small parking lot.  Certainly not...

Commander’s Palace

Commander’s Palace

Jan 23, 2015

The older I have gotten in life the more I have come to realize that when it comes to choosing between material things and experiencing things, the latter is much more fulfilling.  The great thing about Commanders Palace, is that you can have both.  It is a place where 250 plus staff are waiting to give you the eating experience of a lifetime at one of the...

Casa San Isidro

Casa San Isidro

Jan 19, 2015

  Monserrate is one of Bogotá’s most well-known and visible land marks.  At 10,340 feet you have a great view of the city’s 9 million inhabitants.  The top of the mountain is accessible by one of the steepest cable cars I’ve ever been.  Built in the 1950’s by Swiss engineers, it almost feels like taking an elevator up to the top....

Central Grocery

Central Grocery

Jan 17, 2015

  We started day number 2 of our New Orleans trip over on Decatur St. and the French Market.  After getting some early morning beignets from Cafe Du Monde, we had a great albeit cold time walking through the French Quarter and market place.  Finally we happened upon Central Grocery and the home of the original Muffuletta that has been around since 1906 and...

Brennan’s

Brennan’s

Jan 13, 2015

  New Orleans was named as the top foodie city recently by our Chowzter group.  The three criteria used to come to this conclusion were 1. The city has to have great fine dining.  New Orleans has many options in this category.  2. The city needs great street food.  NOLA’s got it.  3. The city needs to have food that is unique to that city.  This is...

Five Star BBQ Company

Five Star BBQ Company

Jan 3, 2015

2015 has certainly brought me good fortune when it comes to BBQ places.  A few weeks after trying a great new place in Holladay, I finally made it down to Orem to try well recommended Five Star Barbecue.  When it comes to ranking my favorite BBQ places, I boil it down to three different categories:  meat, sides, and sauce.  For the meats I like to see a good...

Cliffhouse Gastropub

Cliffhouse Gastropub

Jan 1, 2015

  Even though I’ve nearing 200 reviews in the Salt Lake Valley, I still feel very much like a Draper novice.  Recently my cousins attended a wedding reception in the area and asked me for some dinner recommendations.  I really had to scratch my head with this one, and to be honest, it bothered me.  One of my favorite bakeries is in the area with Bake...

H&D BBQ

H&D BBQ

Dec 24, 2014

  It is with mixed feelings that I write this review.  H&D BBQ just opened up on Fort Union in the space previously occupied by Cucina Vanina.  While I’m sad that one of my favorite Italian places just closed up, I was excited to have a new BBQ option open up in Holladay close to my work. Pretty straight forward menu board that you would expect...

Bandit’s American Grill

Bandit’s American Grill

Dec 20, 2014

  Bandit’s American Grill is a welcome addition to the Old Mill area of Holladay.  Serving both the Corporate offices of the area, as well as the ski crowd heading up to the resorts for the winter, it certainly is nice to have another sit down service place for lunch close by.  Bandit’s stays true to their name and offers “American”...

Taco Taco

Taco Taco

Dec 15, 2014

  There are so many subtle nuances that make these tacos great, I don’t even know where to begin.  Let’s start with the name, Taco Taco.  That is two times the word Taco.  I immediately thought of other instances in advertising or pop culture where a word was doubled up for added emphasis.  Doctor Doctor comes to mind from the Thompson Twins....