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,...

La Sage Bistro

La Sage Bistro

May 28, 2014

I had a co-worker tell me about this bistro about a mile from my office up in Holladay, but also made me swear not to go visit without him.  Upon looking up La Sage Bistro on Urbanspoon, I found something that was borderline ridiculous.  There have been 247 votes for La Sage Bistro and a whopping 97% have approved.  That’s officially the highest approval...

Pawit’s Royal Thai Cuisine

Pawit’s Royal Thai Cuisine

Mar 21, 2014

Doing a review on Thai food is always a challenge, because I like Thai food and I have enjoyed to a certain degree everywhere I have gone in Salt Lake City.  With that said, while I haven’t been to a place that I wouldn’t give the time of day again to, I also have not visited a place that was head and shoulders above the rest.  With Thai food for...

Cucina Vanina

Cucina Vanina

Sep 16, 2013

I happened into Cucina Vanina purely on a last second Peyton Manning-esque audible.  My heart was already set on going to Teriyaki Grill, but this place caught the corner of my eye with the “Open” sign, plus I have never been here before and had some time, so I decided to give it a shot. I enjoyed the atmosphere here.  They had Pandora radio going...

Luna Blanca Taqueria

Luna Blanca Taqueria

Jul 26, 2013

There were several questions I had as I walked up to Luna Blanca today for lunch.  1. It is located in Holladay, and just a few miles away from the famous Lone Star Taqueria, how was it going to compare?  2.  I read some reviews on Urbanspoon, and some people said that it was kinda expensive.  I was pretty hungry today so I was concerned I wasn’t going to...

Spice Bistro

Spice Bistro

Jun 15, 2013

    It would have been a crime to have eaten lunch inside on a day like this.  I found a spot and rolled the dice on an Indian place up in Holladay.  They advertised a $9.99 all you can eat lunch buffet along with outdoor patio seating.  I made my way inside and was immediately greeted and taken back to my seat.  The hostess was very friendly and...

Oh Mai Vietnamese Sandwich Kitchen

Oh Mai Vietnamese Sandwich Kitchen

Jun 5, 2013

Two basic questions that I ask myself when going out to eat are 1. How much time do I have to eat?  and 2. How much do I want to spend?  If you are looking for both quick service and affordable prices, then look no further than Oh Mai Vietnamese Sandwich Kitchen. There seems to be a wide range of sandwich choices and prices in Salt Lake City.  On one side you...

Pie Five Pizza Co

Pie Five Pizza Co

May 22, 2013

New to Utah this past month is Pie Five, which has a strong presence in Texas and just opened their first store outside that area near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon in Holladay.  I’ll be completely honest in this review, this is NOT the best pizza you can get in Utah.  I can think immediately of 5-6 better tasting pizza places.  I think these guys...

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....

Cafe Trio

Cafe Trio

Apr 16, 2013

As I was walking up to the Cafe Trio door for lunch today, I wondered to myself why they repeated the word “Cafe” three times.  Was it some Hebrew thing where if you repeat a word 3 times, it adds maximum emphasis like “Verily, Verily, Verily I say unto you”?  Or was it like Dorothy clicking the ruby slippers three times and repeating...