Empanada Express

Empanada Express

Nov 20, 2015

I recently spent a week in Argentina in Cordoba and Buenos Aires, which is the land of the empanada, so I’m going to do my absolute best to not let that trip taint my review of Empanada Express.  I mean, the three top things I learned about Argentina were bife de chorizo, alfajores, and empanadas.  On our last night there we went to a local parilla and...

Tea Rose Diner

Tea Rose Diner

Oct 3, 2014

  The address might be a little confusing for residents used to Salt Lake’s grid system.  65 E 5th Ave is around 4850-ish South.  Tea Rose Diner is just West of State Street in a little un-assuming diner in a residential area.  Let me tell you though, lovers of not just good Thai food, but food in general.  You have come to the right place. I have to...

T-pedos

T-pedos

Jan 26, 2014

There is a new deli in town that has taken over the old space left by Johnnie Beefs over in the Fast & Easy gas station market.  The interesting thing about the name of the new place, T-pedos, is that “pedos” is the Spanish word for “farts”.  So for the Hispanic community, the deli would be called T-Farts.  All names aside though,...

Couscous

Couscous

Dec 9, 2013

If you are looking for something different, but fresh at the same time, and you support local business like I do, then Couscous is a great choice.  I had to give some thought on how to tag this post, because Couscous is advertised as a “Mediterranean” grill.  I suppose there are some similarities with some Greek places, but maybe a place like Mazza...

Rita’s Ice Custard

Rita’s Ice Custard

Sep 12, 2013

Well for those of you from the East coast, your day has finally arrived.  Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness has finally arrived to Utah.  I’ve only known about this location for about a week, and have already visited there about 5 times.  It may be just that I’m getting a little tired of these record high temperatures we have been experiencing...

Cafe Galleria

Cafe Galleria

Jul 7, 2013

Cafe Galleria, a long time staple of the Midway food community has finally opened a second store down here in the Salt Lake Valley, and we are all about to be much happier because of it, this pizza is spectacular.  I devised the chart below to describe what type of pizza Cafe Galleria is. Here you have a spectrum of the thin crust pizza world in Salt Lake City....

Brio Tuscan Grille

Brio Tuscan Grille

Jan 12, 2013

Brio Tuscan Grille opened a few months ago at Fashion Place Mall right between Nordstroms and H&M.  I first visited Brio in St. Louis where I went several times for lunch.  I was excited to see them come to Salt Lake City.  If you are in the mood for some great tasting pasta, then this is a step up from their neighbors to the South at Cheesecake Factory....

Mo’s Place

Mo’s Place

Aug 24, 2012

I probably never would have tried or even known about this place if it were not for Groupon.  But after buying the $10 for $20 deal, I had to try it.  This place is a breakfast and BBQ diner, the first time in my life I’ve ever heard of that combo. My co-worker had the Chile Verde special.  He said it was okay but nothing fantastic.  This plate was around...