Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Jul 5, 2015

Stop number three on my European vacation took us to beautiful Venice, Italy.  Venice was as described, beautiful culture and architecture, and an experience Monica and I will never forget.  Of course I have a hidden agenda on every trip that I take, and that is centered around food.  I only fulfilled a few of my covert goals, so a return visit is going to be a...

Pinky G’s

Pinky G’s

Mar 23, 2015

Coming back from Yellowstone National Park, my family and I stopped off in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and visited Pinky G’s pizzeria.  We had seen them on Guy Fieri’s Diner’s, Drivins, and Dives, and were really excited to give them a try. I didn’t get a chance to try the Abe Frohman that they featured on the show, but I did try this...

Bacino’s

Bacino’s

Mar 5, 2015

  Flying standby and trying against my will to get off the island of Puerto Rico and back to my Utah home, all of the flights were sold out.  My only option was to fly to Chicago, spend the night, and then catch an American flight home to Salt Lake.  Going from 70 degree Puerto Rican weather to -1 weather in Chicago really sucked.  What made it suck less...

From Scratch

From Scratch

Feb 24, 2015

I feel pretty excited about some of the restaurants I’ve been able to check off my ever growing “need to visit” list.  From Scratch just South of the Gallivan Center was one of them. Getting there and parking was a breeze for a downtown restaurant, there is a parking garage just around the corner East of the restaurant, so you don’t have...

Oak Wood Fire Kitchen

Oak Wood Fire Kitchen

Feb 10, 2015

  Oak Wood Fire Kitchen is a new Draper restaurant in the strip mall area of 12300 South and 700 East.  Dining in Draper has been a head scratcher for me for quite a while.  That head scratcher problem is started to go away, and the answer for great eating in Draper is coming more and more into focus with Oak Wood Fire Kitchen. For starters I’m going...

New York Take & Bake Pizza

New York Take & Bake Pizza

Dec 3, 2014

  New Take and Bake pizza place up in the Cottonwood Heights / Holladay area.  I found them on Groupon and went in for a pizza to take home.  Had a nice conversation with the owner.  Besides their pizza offering, they also salads and pastas along with various sauce options to take with you.  Fans of Michelangelo will be familiar with it, as that is where...

Pizza Studio

Pizza Studio

Oct 30, 2014

Pizza – One of the most popular foods in America and every kid’s favorite.  Pizza sure seems to dominate our food culture.  Here are a few of my pizza memories in chronological order: When I was a young boy in the early 80’s the only thing I remembered was Domino’s and Pizza Hut duking it out on T.V.  Dominos had The Noid commercials,...

Pizza Rev

Pizza Rev

Sep 1, 2014

Pizza Rev has taken over the building formerly owned by NYPD Pizza, and I see it as an upgrade.  They offer custom built quick pizzas with unlimited toppings at an affordable price.  I would compare them to the Pie Five that opened (and just closed) in Cottonwood Heights near Big Cottonwood Canyon, but better.  I had compared Pie Five as the...

Stoneground Kitchen

Stoneground Kitchen

Aug 23, 2014

Just when I thought I had a handle at all the good pizza places in town I find a new one.  Stoneground Kitchen is on the top floor of a building across the street from the Salt Lake City Library along 4th South.  A good childhood friend of mine had recommended this place for dinner, and it was a place that both him and his wife and remembered from their college...

Nuch’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

Nuch’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

Feb 19, 2014

It was my second attempt to visit Nuch’s and try their pizza.  The first time was after I had lost a ping-pong match to a co-worker (pictured above) and owed him lunch.  Unfortunately I had no idea that Nuch’s isn’t open on Monday’s, so for my readers out there, keep that in mind.  However, you know the ole saying that good things come...