Weekly round-up 11/24/08

African Market and Restaurant 1878 S. Redwood Rd (801) 978-9673 Review: City Weekly review Ted Scheffler eats from a menu “filled with exotic sounding dishes like ashaakiltii, misira, shiro, handaanqoo, waaddii and raafuu”. The cuisine in question is African served up at the African Market and Restaurant. Certainly not something I have ever tried myself. Feel like your stuck in a dining rut, eating at the same old places all the time? If you are looking for something a tad more interesting the next time you dine out, this could be the one for you. Little America Coffee Shop 500 South Main Street – Salt Lake City , 84101 801-596-5700 Review: Deseret Morning News review Website: http://www.littleamerica.com Over in the Deseret Morning News Stacey Kratz revisits days of old with a meal at the Little America Hotel’s coffee shop. Older menu items such as the classic prawn cocktail are paired with items such as quesadillas for a more modern feel. The restaurant ticks all the right boxes for Stacey evoking memories of the past. Greek Souvlaki 404 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-322-2062 2192 W. 3500 South, West Valley City, 801-973-4976 5692 S. 900 East, Murray, 801-266-3336 Review: Salt Lake Tribune review Vanessa Chang drops by one of her favourite hang outs in Greek Souvlaki, 36 years young and still going strong with three locations. Vanessa tips her hat to the Gyro’s mainly, but also gives a lesser nod to the souvlaki. Les Madeleines 216 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City 801-355-2294 Review: In Utah This Week review Website: http://les-madeleines.com/ The hugely popular Les Madeleines sees a visit from In Utah This Week’s William Hampton, looking to satisfy his lunch cravings. There’s not much more to be said about this place, already mentioned extensively in local press and on national television. The baked goods are the star, but William touches on some of the items you might want to grab for lunch too (wraps, salads etc). Pat’s BBQ 155 W. Commonwealth Ave. (2125 South), Salt Lake City, Utah (801) 484-5963 Review: Your Heart Out Review Website: http://www.patsbbq.com/ Spark Restaurant Lounge 86 N University Ave, Provo, UT, 84601 (801) 701-6780 Review: Your Heart Out Review Website: Facebook profile Two reviews from Your Heart Out this week. First up, ‘dude food’ chows down at the ever tasty Pat’s BBQ. Another resounding thumbs up from Danny Kourianos, on what many attest to being SLC’s best BBQ food. The other review is from Courtney Buell, who checks out Spark Restaurant Lounge in Provo. Courtney reckons this place “serves up hip, gourmet eats and sophisticated atmosphere unlike anyone in Utah Valley.” Salt Lake Pizza and Pasta 1061 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 463-9393 Review: Salt Lake City Food blog review Website: http://www.fiddlerselbowslc.com/ Last up is Krista Smith’s review of Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta. The restaurant serves as the family friendly side eatery to the more raucous Fiddlers Elbow. As it shares the same kitchen as Fiddlers, expect big portions and generally pocket friendly prices. Krista enjoys her meal here, I’ve always enjoyed Fiddlers too, never stopped by this side of the operation though; I always seem to be swayed by the big screen TV’s for the big game…
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  1. African Restaurant is fantastic. The only problem is that it’s always empty because nobody seems to know about it. I’m so pleased to see an article about it in the City Weekly as they really deserve the business.

  2. It is quite hard for the more esoteric places to get the traction they need, seen it with a few restaurants.

    I’ve never been to this restaurant (well not yet!) but wish them all the luck in the world, as I do for all independent local places!

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