It’s funny how sometimes you forget about a restaurant. For some reason, it stops being in your “so where do you want to go tonight” list, and pretty soon it slides to the back of your consciousness. I find this to be a strange phenomenon in Salt Lake though, since not too long ago we […]
Les Madeleines I knew Salt Lake had finally grown up when Les Madeleins opened in December 2003. This is a baker’s bakery, a pastry chef’s patisserie, and a Willy Wonka store for grown-ups. Romina Rasmussen has somehow opened a portal from France to Utah, and although her attention to detail and dedication to quality does […]
Ruby Snap RubySnap (formerly My Dough Girl) is hands down my favorite cookie spot in Salt Lake. There are several close seconds in town, but the gems produced here definitely hit all my cookie buttons (one of them even has melted lemonheads in it!). They are big, chewy, and so full of flavor your first […]
Tulie Bakery Tulie Bakery doesn’t have a big selection of cookies, but I couldn’t pass up talking about them because they have my favorite gingersnap/gingerbread cookie in the city. In the picture you can see the lightly glazed, dense and zingy ginger “tile” in the upper left corner. Clockwise from there is Tuile’s classic and […]
Glaus Bakery Glaus Bakery is one of Salt Lake’s old-time bakeries and has a huge selection of cookies. Some of these were better than others, although my friends who tried the macaroons raved that these were the best they ever had. My complaint was that the few I sampled were a bit dry, but then […]
Sweet Tooth Fairy The picture shows from the top: chocolate truffle, black and white, iced sugar cookie snowman, chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate, iced oatmeal and in the middle the gingersnap. I got turned on to Sweet Tooth Fairy through a Groupon advertisement, and when I arrived their selection of cookies was a little slim. Cookies […]
I don’t know if it’s the looming New Year’s Resolution season or not, but I recently decided to stop eating cake. Don’t get me wrong, there are several varieties that I’ll probably still break down and eat (carrot cake of course, or anything made by Jennifer Hill at www.saltcakecity.com), but for the most part there […]
Rio Grande Café Sweetness Factor: Great Size: Way too small Price: Cheap! I really liked the margarita at Rio Grande, but wow it was small. Two drinks and it was gone, but at $4.25 a drink, you could order two and it’d be fine. It had a good combination of tequila and sweet, and even […]
I am a travel magazine addict. I love perusing the pages, pouring over every detail of the shiny places the world has to offer, and dreaming about the amazing food those cities have waiting for me. Recently though, it became absolutely apparent to me that I’ve been ignoring one of the hot spots, and it’s […]
El Chihuahua Restaurant & Cantina Sweetness Factor: Pretty sweet Size: Large Price: Great Hands down this margarita is the most well-rounded drink I’ve tried so far. It’s sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. It has a very nice tequila taste and affect, and for $6.00 you really can’t beat it. My only complaint is that there […]
Frida Bistro Sweetness Factor: Perfectly balanced Size: Good Price: Good So far this is the best tasting margarita I’ve tried. The Fresca Rita was perfectly balanced between sweet and acidic, with a nice note of tequila floating around. This drink went down very quickly. If I have a complaint, it was the cocktail vs. beverage […]
Market Street Oyster Bar Sweetness Factor: Yup, it was sweet Size: Small Price: Way too much for what you get I think my problem with these small drinks is that they’re considered cocktails, and what I want is a beverage. For $6.50 this was too expensive for a small, basic, mix-made margarita. No tequila flavor […]
Bohemian Brewery 94 East 7200 South (Fort Union Blvd.), Midvale, UT (801) 566-5474 Website: Bohemian Brewery Sweetness Factor: Middle of the road. Size: Good Price: Spendy I had such high hopes for this margarita when I saw it. One taste though and, well, I didn’t really want to finish it. I knew I was taking […]
Sampling SLC is a new section to the site where we hone in on one particular item and taste our way around the valley. First up are margaritas… It’s Friday afternoon and after a long week I’m already thinking about the weekend. I’m starting to anticipate a good meal, and hopefully a great margarita somewhere, […]
I am not a winter sports person, and believe me, I know this statement is pretty much blasphemy coming from a native Utahan. This deficiency is definitely the only reason why I have never before visited Solitude Ski Resort’s famous yurt (http://www.skisolitude.com/dining/yurt.php). For over 20 years now people have cross-country skied or donned snow shoes […]
Evening dinner review A few weeks ago someone asked me what my favorite restaurant in Salt Lake was, and I immediately responded that it was Fresco Italian Café in Sugarhouse. But I realized almost as soon as I said it that I hadn’t been to Fresco in almost two years and I couldn’t for the […]
Dim sum lunch review I would venture to say that anyone who has ever had good Chinese food finds that those wonderful, rich, complicated flavors and textures make an impression that can last a lifetime. That is certainly what happened to me the first time I went to Chinatown in San Francisco many years ago. […]
Omar’s Rawtopia proudly represents itself as Utah’s only restaurant serving completely raw food. Not a single bite ever comes close to being baked, fried or boiled. The restaurant has been successfully operating since 2005; Corrinne heads on over to Omar’s to check out this Sugarhouse eatery.
Corrinne’s latest review is of Nuch’s Pizzeria and Restaurant. Read on to find out how she found this new(ish) neighborhood restaurant.
To finish 2009, and a year of fantastic meals, our final review of the year is a suitably extravangant one. Corrinne reviews the praise-laden Forage restaurant. Read on to find out if this new SLC restaurant lives up to all the hype.