• grilled octopus with fave beans and lemon piece on white plate from manolii's
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    Manoli’s

    Manoli’s I’ve got to admit when I first heard of Manoli’s, I assumed it was a typical Greek restaurant that served oversized gyros, sides of lemon rice, and desserts drenched in honey. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good gyro here and there but they aren’t an item I crave. Well, let me just say, my naive assumptions were wrong. Way wrong. Manoli’s offers modern Greek dishes that are full flavored, complex, and down right delicious. Since Ian and I love to try different dishes, we decided to share a few small plates. The sesame encrusted eggplant with yogurt chile cream and honey was perfectly crisp, salty, and slightly…

  • 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…

  • boiled wontons topped with chili sauce and scallions form tea bar
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    Tea Bar

    Tea Bar Taro boba. It’s one of my all time favorite drinks. Honestly, I shouldn’t like it. I’m not traditionally a sweet drink type of person. Sweetened ice tea? Ewww. Lemonade? I’ll pass. Gatorade? No thank you! But offer me a taro boba or bubble tea as it’s often called, and I’m silly putty in your hands. While I’ve sampled many bobas in Salt Lake City and West Valley, I have consistently come back to Tea Bar. Yes, the bobas are sweet. Some may think overly sweet. But Tea Bar has managed to balance the sweetness with other standout flavorings, including taro, almond, Thai tea, matcha, coffee, and many more.…

  • steak on white plate with sauce and knife from harbor
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    Harbor Seafood & Steak Co.

    Harbor Seafood & Steak Co. My new mantra: When in doubt, go to Harbor Seafood & Steak Co.. It is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City. Simply because the food is down right delicious. You know those places where you plan your next visit and haven’t even finished eating your current meal? That’s Harbor. It’s honestly that good. When Ian and I first tried Harbor I was convinced it wouldn’t be that good. The a la carte menu screamed the 1990’s. There’s no way such a dated menu idea (choosing 2 sides and a sauce with a protein) could taste good. Well, the chefs at…

  • 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…