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...

Copper Kitchen

Copper Kitchen

Feb 18, 2015

The word Copper is quickly becoming the Pavlov’s dog to my appetite.  I just have to hear the word “copper” and I immediate get hungry.  Newly opened Copper Kitchen is the third member of the Copper Trinity in Salt Lake City joining Copper Onion and Copper Commons.  (For the record Copper Creek Pub and Grill is also fabulous but unrelated)...

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...

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”...

Eva Bakery

Eva Bakery

Oct 26, 2014

Chef and owner Charlie Perry was already cooking and baking up delicious locally sourced pastries and tapas at his Eva and Eva’s Bakery locations in downtown Salt Lake City.  Now he has added some additional firepower to Eva’s Bakery.  If you get the hankering for his cooking in the evening, you can now visit the bakery Tuesday through Saturday to...

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Sep 1, 2014

    To my knowledge this is the first Michelin rated restaurant featured on my blog.  When you get a second, watch the video from their website. Alexander’s Steakhouse in Cupertino, California home of Apple Computers did not disappoint.  The entire experience at Alexander’s ended up being phenomenal.  As I was considering my own...

Avenues Proper

Avenues Proper

Aug 2, 2014

Just east of LDS Hospital in the Avenues is a building that houses both Hatch Family Chocolates as well as gastropub Avenues Proper.  I gave these guys a try before attending a Morrissey concert this Spring at the U of U.  It was a cool building and cool setting with both indoor and outdoor seating.  Avenues Proper has a lunch and dinner menu, as well as Sunday...

Pago

Pago

Jun 22, 2014

  Among some of the great dining options in the 9th and 9th neighborhood of Salt Lake City is Pago, which is derived from a Spanish word for a single vineyard.  Pago is an upscale American restaurant focused on locally sources and farm fresh offerings.  Even as I checked in on Facebook, I had a good buddy respond to my post that we would be eating some...

CBD Provisions

CBD Provisions

May 2, 2014

  In preparation for this week’s trip to Dallas, I was presented with 3-4 choices for dinner with some clients of ours.  I did some brief investigation on each one, but when I came to CBD Provisions, I noticed they had a pig’s head on the menu.  Decision made!  We made our way to the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas and into the CBD Provisions...

Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil

Mar 30, 2014

My wife and I had an opportunity to visit Texas de Brazil at City Creek Center over the weekend.  Texas de Brazil is a Churrascaria, which is roughly translated from the Portuguese word for “Barbecue”.  The concept isn’t new to Salt Lake City, there are several others in town, and they all share common elements between them.  You take a lot of...