Bambara Restaurant at Hotel Monaco Of course such a hip swanky hotel has a stylish restaurant.  Why have I not been here before?  I guess my best explanation is that there’s is such a growing amount of fine dining restaurants in Salt Lake that its hard to keep up, especially if you’re on a budget, which I am. Bambara is a perfect balance of modernity and comfort.  You’ll sit back in houndstooth, high-back booths and enjoy the familiar foods of grilled cheese or sliders all with a twist of lavishness.  This isn’t your mom’s grilled cheese and those aren’t your average booths.  Vogue can almost be tasted in… Read the full story »

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[15 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | Casey]

So I saw this article a few hours ago on ABC4.com:
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – Utahns might eventually be able to buy hard liquor and wine in grocery stores, that if a new consultant’s recommendation is adopted. The idea has made it into a new business plan being proposed for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The 80-page report was months in the making, and prepared by outside consultants with a…

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[10 Nov 2011 | No Comment | Casey]

The Other Place Restaurant; my favorite go-to restaurant in Salt Lake for breakfast, cheap prices, fast service, and the most amazing way to slay a hangover! It’s also a pretty fab hot spot for chowin’ down on some awesome Greek. Gyro’s anyone … oh hells yes!
For lunch today, Kevin and I decided to hit up The Other Place since we hadn’t been there in a while. We walked in at noon and the place…

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[7 Nov 2011 | No Comment | Casey]

Thanksgiving is by far and away my favorite holiday. No joke – I’d replace my birthday, Christmas, and 4th of July with what is the best of bests aroma filled glutenous family filled giggling fit gathering that brings in the end of another great year gone by. Excuse the run-on sentence, but that’s how my jabbering filled mind describes Thanksgiving. I effing LOVE IT!
If you are like me, (obvs) then you either do 1…

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[7 Nov 2011 | No Comment | Casey]

It seems like overnight we’ve gone from Fall to Winter! The Wasatch Range is getting blanketed with a little more snow every day and I am starting to smell the wonderful aroma of ski wax mixed with chimney smoke. This winter is gonna kick ass, I can feel it! I’m already drooling with anticipation. 3 foot blue bird days with face shots a-plenty, pitchers overflowing with pale ale, overwhelming loads of nachos shared with your…

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[18 Mar 2011 | No Comment | Kevin]

One of the newest sidewalk vendors to pop up on the streets of downtown Salt Lake is Da Hotdog King. Much like the ubiquitous hot dog vendors in larger cities like New York and Chicago, Da Hotdog King delivers a tasty snack or a quick lunch, of the grilled meat variety. However, this hot dog cart offers much more than a boiled dog in a steamed bun.
Troy, the owner of Da Hotdog King, originally…

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[15 Mar 2011 | 11 Comments | Kevin]

I was truly excited when I heard about the opening of a Jewish deli just up the street from my office, at 9th & 9th. Immediately I was craving matzo ball soup and some warm pastrami…I told my colleague it was time to take an early lunch.

9th South Deli is located just east of Great Harvest in a remodeled home – not your typical Jewish Deli location by any means. This deli has a…

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[9 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | Kevin]

I wanted to place a takeout order at Shanghai Cafe the other day, and I couldn’t find their full menu online anywhere. They have some of the best vegetarian Chinese, Vietnamese, and noodle dishes in the valley, but I was stuck having to run over there, place my order, and then wait around while it was prepared. Not the most efficient way to order takeout.
So, for everyone out there also looking for their to-go…

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[25 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | Kevin]

Since it is Friday, and there isn’t much going on at work, I decided a nice, leisurely lunch was in order. My co-worker Michael came up with the idea to check out Dojo on the recommendation of one of his friends. This “Asian Inspired Restaurant and Lounge” opened less than two months ago and we were curious to check it out.

Dojo is located just off 4th West on 300 South, in the same building…

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[22 Feb 2011 | One Comment | Becky]

Our monthly gathering of gals for lunch, recently checked out Eva. Their tapa-style dinner as well as their Sunday brunch are easy to love, but I had yet to try their lunch offering.  After sampling many dishes during the lunch hour, I can now say I am an advocate for Eva at any meal time.

For lunch we tried, their Eva Pie, a basic single serve pizza with robust flavor and perfectly baked crust.…