Chile Tepin

Chile Tepin

Jan 8, 2017

I was excited to see a new Mexican restaurant open on the corner of 200 South and 30o West.  SLC has a few “great” Mexican restaurants in places like Red Iguana, Alamexo, and Frida Bistro, but what seems like hundreds of pretty average ones.  We can add Chile Tepin to the list of great ones.  The location is fantastic, just a block a way from the...

Pig City BBQ

Pig City BBQ

Nov 5, 2016

The good Lord put the pig on Earth for one reason in my opinion, and that was to be smoked and slathered with delicious BBQ sauce.  There are lots of places in these great United States to obtain such delicious food.  Texas, Caroline, Memphis to name a few.  Utah isn’t necessarily known as one of the great barbecue states.  Luckily for us however, folks...

Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade

Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade

Sep 28, 2016

Sweet Lake Biscuits and Gravy.  With a name like that you can’t help but try them out.  Biscuits and Gravy are the ultimate breakfast comfort food and who doesn’t like a good artisan limeade with unique and fun flavor combinations?  I first heard SLB&G by some pictures that were floating around the interwebs.  I’m easily enticed by...

Manolis

Manolis

Aug 14, 2016

Manoli’s Greek is somewhat new to the Liberty Park area of downtown.  It is located across the street from the legendary Forage restaurant as well as Pig and Jelly Jar restaurant.  Its a beautiful building with open windows and vaulted ceilings and open kitchen on the interior.  It looks great from the street at night.  It also as it turns out has been a...

Franck’s Angel Cafe

Franck’s Angel Cafe

Jul 9, 2016

Angel’s Cafe is located not far from Brighton High School in suburban Holladay, Utah.  I found it by chance, as it is off the somewhat beaten path in Ft. Union Blvd.  The front of the building appears as if it has gone through some changes over the years.  Although the restaurant is reported on Urbanspoon and other sites as being Franck’s Angel...

China Grill

China Grill

Jul 2, 2016

Strolled on in to China Grill in Cottonwood Heights a few months ago for a quick Chinese lunch.  Chinese Grill is located off of Van Winkle near Snyder’s Meat Market and The Store.  Upon first glance there isn’t a whole lot of excitement or anything that would entice the hungry lunch seeker to enter.  Being that it has close proximity to my work, I...

Sicilia Mia

Sicilia Mia

Jun 10, 2016

Was driving in  my old stomping ground the other day, and was curious to see what was currently occupying the old spot taken up by Nick and Willys Pizza years ago.  I noticed a new restaurant was there called Sicilia Mia.  Forget all the stereotypes you may have of restaurants in strip malls.  This place is legit and it was fantastic. The dining room itself was...

Thai Orchid

Thai Orchid

May 30, 2016

Thai Orchid remained hidden from me for the entire time I have worked at Instructure.  Its located in Cottonwood Heights in a small strip mall by The Store and Snyder’s Meats.  I aimlessly went out for lunch and found them so I decided to give them a try. There was no one in the restaurant when I arrived at 12:15, which was a bad sign.  I went ahead and...

Costa Vida National Tortilla Day Giveaway

Costa Vida National Tortilla Day Giveaway

May 28, 2016

Costa Vida, Fresh Mexican Grill is celebrating National Tortilla Day all day on June 4th with a special of smothered sweet pork burritos for only $5.  Costa Vida, a Mexican chain which started here in Utah has now over 70 different restaurants nationwide, but mostly in the Mountain West of the United States, has started to updated some of their stores with new...

Thai Mango

Thai Mango

May 21, 2016

Was on my way to a softball game last month at Sandy’s Quarry Bend Park.  I was coming from Old Mill Corporate Center and instead of taking probably the quickest route of I-215 to I-15, I decided to take some back roads and go through Murray and Sandy.  This was done on purpose as it gives me a chance to look for new yummy places to try.  This is exactly...