Laid Back

Laid Back

Mar 29, 2015

New to Cottonwood Heights is Laid Back, and Hawaiian poke cuisine.  Poke is a typical raw seafood salad often served as an appetizer in Hawaii.  I like to think of it as just all the good stuff often found in sushi, but without it all rolled up. I arrived just a week or so after they opened, so they were letting all of their guests sample the different types of...

Pinky G’s

Pinky G’s

Mar 23, 2015

Coming back from Yellowstone National Park, my family and I stopped off in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and visited Pinky G’s pizzeria.  We had seen them on Guy Fieri’s Diner’s, Drivins, and Dives, and were really excited to give them a try. I didn’t get a chance to try the Abe Frohman that they featured on the show, but I did try this...

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...

Yan’s Kitchen

Yan’s Kitchen

Mar 17, 2015

Yan’s Kitchen Hunan Cuisine has a great location in San Francisco.  Our family took one of the sigh seeing buses that pick up tourists from Pier 39 as they take folks up past China Town and the financial district, and then on to Golden Gate park and the bridge, and past through the Presidio neighborhood.  We decided to get off on one of the first stops of...

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...

Tartine Bakery

Tartine Bakery

Mar 10, 2015

My first attempt to visit the Tartine Bakery a year ago ended in a miserable failure.  I had about 2 hours until my flight was leaving out of Oakland, and was desperate to find a parking spot outside the bakery.  After several loops around the surrounding roads, and time running out to make my flight, I had to scrap my plans and bail.  Attempt #2 was successful...

Rich’s Burgers

Rich’s Burgers

Mar 9, 2015

Finally tried out Rich’s Burgers in what has become a true foodie hub part of town on 30 E Broadway.  Rich’s is open for lunch and has a gourmet burger menu along with a daily burger of the day special. I went with the Mac & Cheese burger along with some green chile cheese fries.  Let me start with the burger.  Each individual component of the...

Egg Harbor Cafe

Egg Harbor Cafe

Mar 6, 2015

I love restaurants where breakfast is the principal cuisine.  Some of my favorite dishes of all-time are breakfast dishes.  Thus Egg Harbor was my breakfast choice in Chicago during my 1-day layover.  There are 15 locations in the Chicago/Wisconsin area that you can find here. Waiting for my table took about 20 minutes, which wasn’t bad at all.  It gave...

Bacino’s

Bacino’s

Mar 5, 2015

  Flying standby and trying against my will to get off the island of Puerto Rico and back to my Utah home, all of the flights were sold out.  My only option was to fly to Chicago, spend the night, and then catch an American flight home to Salt Lake.  Going from 70 degree Puerto Rican weather to -1 weather in Chicago really sucked.  What made it suck less...

Carlos’ Kitchen

Carlos’ Kitchen

Mar 2, 2015

If you have lived in West Valley or Magna for any amount of time in the last 10 years then you will probably recognize this sign.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have driven by Carlos Kitchen 2 in the past year.  It is located right off of 3500 South just West of Harmons and some car dealerships. I visited with probably lowest...