Smashburger

Smashburger

Jun 26, 2013

This week I had a chance to get an in-depth look at the new Smashburger opening on the corner of Fort Union and Union Park Ave.  I’ve always been a fan of the chain and have associated them with freshness and quality along with really tasty smash fries and sweet potato fries.  It wasn’t until I got a peek behind the scenes, that I really got a sense...

Carl’s Cafe

Carl’s Cafe

May 6, 2013

When I go into Carl’s Cafe, I feel like I am being transported into a diner from the 80’s.  Not the in your face “Saved by the Bell” diner, but a foot of the canyon, ski bum diner.  The good news here is that apparently someone forgot to tell Carl that this is 2013 and not the 80’s and food nowadays generally costs more....

Guzzi’s Vintage Burgers and Fries

Guzzi’s Vintage Burgers and Fries

Feb 23, 2013

KSL A-List has a Fry Sauce tournament going on right now, where they are pitting the best 16 fry sauces around in a winner take all competition.  You can vote on your favorite fry sauce by visiting this link .  While looking at the nominees, I noticed a name there that I did not recognize, and that was Guzzi’s Vintage Burgers and Fries.  I looked at the...

Britton’s

Britton’s

Feb 9, 2013

I love exploring new territory, it makes me feel like I did when I was a kid growing up in an Air Force family.  Every few years we would move and there would be new playgrounds, woods, fields, and stuff to explore.  As is the case with me and Sandy, Utah.  I’ve reviewed a few places down this way, but recently discovered this little gem of a restaurant...

Salt City Burger

Salt City Burger

Feb 5, 2013

There are a few subtle nuances of Salt City Burger that makes it a really solid choice for a burger and fry destination.  First and foremost, they deliver you the canvas on which the burger is built.  They don’t pretend to dictate to you how you should craft your burger.  Secondly, they already have a big jar of fry sauce at each table, along with just...

Zinburger

Zinburger

Jan 30, 2013

Zinmaster and you would have to put a picture of Phil Jackson on the wall.  Zenburger and the only choice would be a picture of a cow.  And in my book, anytime you have a picture of a cow on the outside of your burger or steak joint then you are basically a winner.  Cow Picture = Win.  No Cow Picture = Lose.  Just how good is Zenburger though?  Well there are...

The Garage

The Garage

Jan 18, 2013

The Garage embodies everything in a restaurant that I try to review on this blog.  It is off the beaten path, most of you may never have heard of this place.  And inside, you will find absolute treasures like the fried Mormon Funeral Potato Balls.  The Garage has been around for  50 years actually as a bar up in North Salt Lake on Beck Street.  Only for the...

Habit Burger Grill

Habit Burger Grill

Jan 8, 2013

Sugarhouse is a great place to go when you are looking for a good bite to eat, so when Habit Burger Grill opens the doors to their first Utah location tomorrow, they will feel right at home.  I attended their soft opening tonight, with all proceeds going to charity with not knowing what to expect.  I remember the last California burger joint to open here had...

Cubby’s Chicago Beef

I learned a valuable lesson growing up in Omaha, Nebraska as a young adolescent.  One of my fondest memories of Omaha was Austin’s Steakhouse.  There was a huge cow head right by the highway outside the restaurant.  I remember thinking that if a place had a huge cow head sign by their restaurant, then that meant they probably knew how to prepare cow meat...

J Dawgs

J Dawgs

Sep 3, 2012

**DISCLAIMER*** It had to happen at some point.  After over 50 reviews in the Salt Lake Valley, eventually I was going to have to make it to “The other valley” down South.  However, the reason I want to state this disclaimer now, is not being from this state originally, I never really grew up with any BYU or U of U allegience.  Since this is my...