• The Old Dutch sandwich
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    The Old Dutch Store

    The Old Dutch Store I’m a sucker for a tasty sandwich. One of my favorite places to get my sandwich fix is The Old Dutch Store. It’s a deli meets specialty Dutch goods store. Most of the sandwiches come with meat in tube form (liverwurst, pate, salami, teawurst, or pork loin), tomato, mayo or miracle whip, lettuce, tomato, and cheese. Simple but delicious. You can order just the sandwich or sandwich with a meal. The former comes with a small side salad, dessert, and pickle. If sandwiches aren’t your jam, they have often have specials that consist of sausages, potato salad, corned beef and cabbage, meatballs, cakes, cookies, and more.…

  • al pastor taco with meat, pineapple, cilantro, and onions from el morelense
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    El Morelense

    El Morelense If forced to choose one of the best bites of food in Utah, it would be the al pastor tacos from El Morelense.  The meat is slightly caramelized, topped with pineapple and placed on a soft and fresh corn tortilla. The condiments are complementary, allowing you to put on as much salsa, onion, cilantro and lime as you please. It’s a taco you’ll crave and dream of until your next visit. I promise. The other tacos, while not as good as the al pastor, are definitely tasty. The chorizo comes in a close second.  The highly seasoned meat balances beautifully with the acidic salsas and herbaceous cilantro. If you’re a lengua…

  • everything bagel and veggie cream cheese from rich's bagels
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    Rich’s Bagels

    Rich’s Bagels Bagels. I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I dream of bagels embedded with everything seasoning, toasted, and smeared with a thick layer of veggie cream cheese. Where might I get this bagel fix I speak of? Rich’s Bagels. Located in Holladay, it has a complete locals feel. With patio type furniture, long walled mirrors, and a bulletin board covered with old photos, the ambiance is definitely unique. Even though I don’t love the atmosphere (my husband would disagree with this sentiment) the bagels completely make up for any loss of love.  A nice toothsome chew and seasoned liberally, they are the best bagels in Utah.…

  • lobster roll and chips from freshie's lobster
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    Freshie’s Lobster Co.

    Freshie’s Lobster Co. This Friday Feature is going to be short and sweet. Because there’s not much more to say than YES PLEASE! If you have yet to enjoy a lobster roll from Freshie’s you’re missing out. Big time. I’ll admit, the price tag breaks the bank a bit ($25 for the XL, $20 for the Real Mainah, and $11 for the Tourist), but they are 100% worth it. The tender, buttery meat is dusted with herbs and placed in a toasted and buttered roll. I’m not the only one praising their glory. They received “The Worlds Best Lobster Roll” achievement at the lobster roll festival in Portland, Maine. Yup,…

  • curry chicken salad in grey bowl from five 5eeds
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    Five 5eeds

    Five 5eeds I fell in love with Five 5eeds simply by happenstance. Last summer, I was enjoying a staycation in Park City. In desperate need for lunch, my husband and I read a few Yelp reviews of Five 5eeds and decided to take a chance. Well, let me tell you, I’m glad we took that chance. Known for its local, seasonally produced Australian faire, Five 5eeds offers some of the best food you’ll find in Northern Utah. My favorite breakfast items include: Steal Cut Oatmeal, Hot Cakes, Smashed Avo on Toast, and Eggs Any Way You Like. While I have yet to try the Shakshouka, it is definitely a popular…

  • yellow brass smoothie with blue sky
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    Brass Smoothies

    Brass Smoothies I remember my first Brass Smoothie like it was yesterday. Honestly, before ordering I questioned how someone could justify paying so much for a smoothie. Well, after my first sip, I immediately knew the answer. I could justify paying a bit more for Brass Smoothies because they were downright DELICIOUS. I also remember thinking I was screwed, because I would be craving a Brass Smoothie everyday from there on out. What makes Brass Smoothies so good? The use the fresh, high quality ingredients. The Limelight smoothie, one of my favorites, has fresh squeezed lime juice, cashews, coconut milk yogurt, kale, banana, vanilla and almond milk. It’s a perfect…

  • cucumber toast with lemon on white plate
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    3 Cups

    3 Cups One of my favorite past times is visiting a coffee shop. Whether it’s to do work, meet-up with a friend, or simply relax with a cup of joe, 3 Cups is my go to coffee shop in Salt Lake. My requirements for a favorite coffee shop? Comfortable atmosphere, top notch coffee, and tasty treats. Fortunately, 3 Cups meets all of those requirements. Large glass windows results in plenty of natural lighting, making the atmosphere feel bright and welcoming. Seating is varied.  Options include intimate booths, large circular tables, bar style seating along the windows, or a large communal wooden table. If the weather is nice, seating outside is…

  • duck wing with gorgonzola sauce and fennel slaw
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    White Horse

    White Horse I’m a little ashamed it took me this long to find White Horse. I guess I can blame it on that whole thing called pregnancy and taking care of a newborn. Even though I’m a little late to the game, I’m one happy Salt Laker. I found a bar that’s stunning in looks, has delicious cocktails, and food that leaves you satisfied. Honestly, it’s what Salt Lake has needed for a while. Even though I haven’t had much of the menu, what I’ve had has been tasty. The confit duck wings with gochujang, gorgonzola creme fraiche and celery fennel salad was by far my favorite. There’s nothing wrong…

  • shredded beef sandwich with pepperochini
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    Shredded Beef Sandwiches

    Shredded Beef Sandwiches Oh how I love these shredded beef sandwiches. Inspired by Ree Drummond’s drip beef sandwiches, they are truly one of the easiest and most satisfying meals. You may think that adding an entire jar of pepperonis would make the beef spicy, but it doesn’t. The cooking process takes all of the heat out of the peppers. I suggest making these on a Sunday so you can enjoy the leftovers throughout the week. Print Recipe: Shredded Beef Sandwiches One of the most satisfying and easy recipes you'll ever make! Tender beef that is full of flavor. Don't worry the peppers don't make the beef spicy! They just add…

  • the best tomato sauce with pasta, cheese, parsley on a white plate
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    The Best Tomato Sauce

    The Best Tomato Sauce I have officially made the best tomato sauce.  It is ridiculously simple and ridiculously tasty.  I adapted the recipe from Smitten Kitchen by adding a parmesan rind, cayenne, and sugar.  But if you would rather keep it even simpler, the additions are optional. You may question how a dish with such few ingredients could be considered the best, but it truly is.  I promise. Print Recipe: The Best Tomato Sauce One of the easiest recipes I've ever written! An added bonus? It's finger licking good. Seriously. If my waist line would allow it, I would make and eat this pasta sauce at least once a week.…