Pop ‘n Sweets

Pop ‘n Sweets

May 16, 2015

Who can take a sunrise Sprinkle it with dew cover it in choc’late and a miracle or two The Candy Man Oh the Candy Man can The Candy Man can ‘Cause he mixes it with love And makes the world taste good The lyrics even today generate an emotional response, I have goose bumps just thinking about it.  The famous scene from the original Willy Wonka and...

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...

Chedda Truck

Chedda Truck

May 8, 2015

Cheddar Cheese.  Liquid Gold.  It is that glue that brings all the comfort foods together.  Not going to lie, I was pretty excited to see this food truck pull into the Old Mill Corporate Center last week.  All of my favorite foods have cheese as a featured ingredient.  Spring Time + Food Trucks + Cheese + Food Truck +  ……..  Cheese = WIN Chedda...

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

May 3, 2015

San Pedro Sula, Honduras is reported to be the most dangerous city in the world for two straight years with roughly 3 times the murder rate than New Orleans.  I was there for work first, and eating all the delicious food second.  I’ve been to New Orleans, and I’ve been to other areas of the world considered “dangerous” like Medellin,...

Papa Doug’s Dogs

Papa Doug’s Dogs

May 1, 2015

I’m going to make it 3 straight food truck reviews, because that is how I like to roll.  Mid-80’s temperatures this week in Salt Lake City definitely has folks feeling happy and ready to get out into the sunshine.  There is just something American about walking up to a food cart or truck and ordering a nice dog with an array of toppings.  With that...

Harry’s Mongolian BBQ

Harry’s Mongolian BBQ

Apr 27, 2015

I love spring time and I love food trucks.  It allows food businesses to really focus in on the few items they do really well instead of filling up a menu full of items that may not be their best offering.  Having a mobile truck allows a chef the luxury of keeping their stock and inventory down to a minimum.  I love standing out in the sun, walking up to a...

Fat Kid Mac n Cheese

Fat Kid Mac n Cheese

Apr 24, 2015

I’ve been waiting for this food truck my entire life.  I treat mac n cheese with reverence, it has played a huge part of my culinary life.  Growing up, the Kraft Mac N Cheese got me through most after school afternoons.  I wouldn’t even bother pouring it into a bowl.  All I had to do was take the nuclear orange gold powder and combine it with some...

La Cai Noodle House

La Cai Noodle House

Apr 18, 2015

  I’ve driven by La Cai noodle house more times than I can remember.  My mother in law lives in the Liberty Park area, so I turn down the road between the restaurant and the Audi dealership 2-3 times a week.  Although they have upgraded the building and expanded once in the 10 years or so I’ve driven by the building, the one thing that...

The Egg and I

The Egg and I

Apr 12, 2015

  My own personal mission to find the world’s best breakfast burrito is a critical one.  But such as life, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.  I won’t stop until I try them all, and even when I do, I still won’t stop.  I gave The Egg and I a try the last week for the first time.  They have several Utah...

Hacienda Don Jose

Hacienda Don Jose

Apr 8, 2015

On my very first trip to Puerto Rico, my food mission was clear.  Find the best mofongos on the island and eat them every chance I could get.  Mofongos are delicious plantain bananas mashed up and lightly fried, and then served with seafood, steak, or chicken.  They often come with either a criolla sauce or garlic sauce.  Most of the Puerto Rican places we...