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...

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...

Corazon de Alcachofa

Corazon de Alcachofa

Jan 1, 2016

The cool thing about Corazon Alcachofa is the menu.  They wheel it around to you and tell you how many of each item remains in the restaurant.  It is definitely an approach I’ve never seen before, but also gives the feeling that there is not a kitchen full of frozen items waiting to be served, but everything is indeed fresh. True to the name of the...

The Garden Restaurant

The Garden Restaurant

Oct 15, 2015

SLC Food Radar has always focused on local restaurants, especially those that are uniquely Utah in ambiance and flavor.  The Garden Restaurant on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building fits both of those requirements. Doesn’t matter if you are LDS or not, or from Utah or just visiting, the views from The Garden restaurant are awesome.  I...

SLC Provisions

SLC Provisions

Oct 12, 2015

Birthday dinner 2015 took me to SLC Provisions for a dinner and review.  Provisions is in the old Lugano’s building and right in front of one of my favorite new SLC bakeries in The Baking Hive.  Provisions has a nice open dining room, and is kid friendly.  I was mostly impressed with my dinner. Provisions provided us with the token loaf of bread to get...

Maddox Ranch House

Maddox Ranch House

Aug 3, 2015

Today is a day of firsts.  After 3 or so years in the food blogging business and over 250 reviews, this is my first review in Utah north of Salt Lake.  I’m originally from Idaho Falls, and have lived in the Salt Lake City area for almost 20  years now.  It is a 3 hour trip from SLC to Idaho Falls, and our half way point stop has always been in Malad,...

Bleu Bistro

Bleu Bistro

May 14, 2015

  Finding a place in Salt Lake City that has both great live music along with tasty and delicious food can be a challenge.  Blue Bistro aims to solve that problem with their new location up on Foothill Drive just behind Taqueria 27. Bleu Bistro has both local and national blues acts including just recently John Nemeth, who recently won an award for best...

Bambara

Bambara

Mar 22, 2015

  When asked to recommend a great place to stay in Salt Lake City, the Hotel Monaco is near the top of my list.  The location is great.  Located downtown across from the Capitol Theatre, and right near the light rail station, as well as a few blocks away from shopping at City Creek and sight-seeing at Temple Square, any traveler to SLC has loads of options...

Tin Angel Cafe

Tin Angel Cafe

Mar 15, 2015

  Tin Angel Cafe was recently named by Salt Lake Magazine as one of Utah’s best 25 restaurants.  After I got over being offended that they didn’t consult me, I decided to pay them a visit for lunch.  Verdict? Impressive.  I give them the proverbial thumbs up and back Salt Lake Magazines assessment.  Tin Angel Cafe is among the very best you can...

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...