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[20 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | Becky]

On a quest to find good Indian Food in Salt Lake City, I stumbled upon Kathmandu.  My coworkers visit this restaurant in Salt Lake almost weekly and I finally ventured over with them one afternoon.  Although Kathmandu is technically Nepali cuisine, the flavors completely satisfied my craving for good Indian food.
Although I’m not a big buffet fan, the Kathmandu buffet is a great way to try several different dishes.  If you are new to…

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[18 Jan 2011 | No Comment | Becky]

A few days ago marked one year since my visit to Forage.  Some people remember birthdays, others recall anniversaries, am I so strange that I remember the date I visited a restaurant?  I’ll explain.  One of my dear friends was actually celebrating her birthday that day so we decided to venture out and try this new restaurant that was getting a lot of hype around town.  So in addition to remembering my date at Forage,…

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[18 Dec 2010 | One Comment | Becky]

Surprisingly, Salt Lake has a good variety of local spirits to choose from that would make great gifts for Christmas this year.
To start, there’s the new Epic Beer that comes in generous 22 ounce bottles.  They have a variety of beers to choose from with well designed labels and full bodied flavor.
In addition to Epic Beers, you have your classic Salt Lake brews from Squatters, Wasatch Beers, and Dessert Edge.  If you have…

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[18 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | Becky]

Last week I posted about local food gifts from Bakeries around Salt Lake City. I wanted to also share with you some ideas for some more savory food gifts.  Salt Lake has several great markets, delis and grocery stores that sell local fresh food that would make excellent gifts.
At Caputo’s Market you could pick up anything from artisan salami to gourmet balsamic vinegar.  Creminelli Artisan Salami is one of a kind in the U.S.,…

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[8 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | Becky]

As my husband and I ponder about what to get friends and family for Christmas, we become more sensitive to how we spend money this time of year.  Our desire this year is to spend with local vendors in Salt Lake City, Utah:  restaurants, shops, etc.  We hope to give gifts that are not wasteful and full of love and care.  I came up with a list of a few bakeries and cafes in Salt…

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[20 Nov 2010 | No Comment | Becky]

If you are looking for an alternative to endless hours and dirty dishes in the kitchen, there are several places to enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving meal.  Of all the options for a Thanksgiving outside your home, the St. Regis offers the most elaborate experience by far.
A beautiful drive through the mountains and an entertaining funicular ride up the mountain takes you to this magical hotel tucked away in Deer Valley.  Thanksgiving might just be…

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[12 Nov 2010 | No Comment | Kevin]

While sitting at work the other day, I was trying to come up with a list of places close to my office that I had never been to for lunch. With the help of my co-workers Emily and Justin, we quickly came up with a list of about 6 restaurants we needed to check out soon. The one that jumped off this list was Spoony & Nata’s Down Home Cafe, simply because it sounded the…

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[7 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | Becky]

Did you know that you can eat lunch at The Art Institute in Salt Lake?  A fun experience, you can help the students out as they practice their newly learned skills.  From an awkward waitress to experimental foods, coming to lunch at a culinary school in Salt Lake is quite an adventure.  Don’t expect perfection, but to expect to laugh a little and enjoy a good meal on the cheap.  3 courses for $12.
We…

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[31 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | Becky]

One of Salt Lake’s most classic fine dining establishments, The Metropolitan, continues to serve quality food for lunch and dinner.  A group of ladies and I, recently visited The Metropolitan, for lunch and found ourselves to be the only diners in the entire establishment.  Though empty as it was, the food we ordered proved to be crowd worthy.
As the leaves are in their full glory in Salt Lake right now and the mountains are…