Posts filed under: Utah food

Cinco de MAYO!

Hey all!

It is Cinco de Mayo today. A perfect day to enjoy the warming weather , and maybe enjoy a margarita or two!

I wanted to give you some of my restaurant suggestions to enjoy this evening, weekend, or anytime at all.

Idaho Falls

My favorite place to go is Morenita’s! I love Morenita’s. My favorite thing to get there is the mulita. It is like a small quesadilla sandwich with your choice of filling (adobada or asada is my go to!), cheese, cabbage, lime, onion. It is to die for! They make really amazing posole on the weekend too, and offer delicious desserts like flan and churros.

Oh ya. No denying the deliciousness of that! I would have more pics, but things disappear quite quickly at Morenita’s. NOM.

Check out Morenita’s Facebook page to keep up with their promotions: Morenita’s

Blackfoot

El Mirador is always my go to when I am in Blackfoot! They have great service, margaritas, and sopapillas.

Check out El Mirador’s Facebook page to keep up with their promotions: El Mirador

Pocatello

Mama Inez

If I’m in Pocatello hands down I want some Mama Inez. They have tasty margaritas, nachos (I really like the flour tortilla chips they make there), or the gordos.

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Check out Mama Inez’s Facebook page to keep up with their promotions: Mama Inez

Salt Lake City

The Blue Iguana

I highly recommend The Blue Iguana. My favorite dish is the tinga tacos, which are deliciously spicy, washed down with a 32oz MEGA MARGARITA! As seen in featured image.

Check out The Blue Iguana’s Facebook page to keep up with their promotions: The Blue Iguana

I hope you have an amazing day. I will be at Tap N Fill tonight drinking Coronas, and eating the street tacos that Pachangas is providing.

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Waffle Love

I went to Ogden the week of my birthday. During this time I took the opportunity to eat ALL THE THINGS.

My favorite place that I went was Waffle Love. They added an adorable little shop on 25th street. Let me briefly tell you about how perfect this location is! 25th street is fun, eclectic, and literally the place to be in Ogden. They recently opened a record shop and independent bookstore. So, Waffle Love just adds believe me.

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My boyfriend and I went there Saturday morning before the Farmers Market started, and got some delicious, sugary, breakfast treats. We later came back for dinner…for frickin grilled cheese waffles and tomato soup. WHAT!? Can you believe that these exist!? So delish.

Rating: (on a 0-5 scale, 0 not so great-5 Too LEGIT to QUIT)

Over-all tastiness: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Experience: 5

TASTE: I feel like I don’t even need to describe how I felt about this. All I need to do is say CHURRO waffle. Strawberry and raspberry BISCOFF waffle. There. I said it.

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ATMOSPHERE: This shop is beautiful. It is all brick walls and the gorgeous, vintagey, hanging lights. They have a fantastic mural in there of Ogden. I could hang out there for a long while.

EXPERIENCE: Fantastic! The shop is cute. The food is amazing. The service is quick and wonderful. Another of my favorite parts…they have the shop story on the wall. It looks handwritten, and there are drawings to go along with it. Such a sweet story, and it makes your experience feel even more personal.

ALL AROUND AMAZING. I am a fan for life now. I really hope you guys can make it to a Waffle Love near you!

Jonny and I got shirts. That’s what happened.

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Waffle Love Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waffle-Love/1456605154659205?fref=ts

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Restaurant week and other awesomeness in Ogden

Explore utahOgden, Utah is basically my second home. I grew up there and I go back constantly to visit my sweet family.

Needless to say, I have a few favorite restaurants there and I am always interested on what new ones are opening up.

This last visit was to go see my lil brother. He is not so little because he just turned 23,  BUT HE WILL ALWAYS BE LITTLE TO ME! I went to see him and take him to  The Used show in Salt Lake City. The concert was fantastic. It was their 15 year anniversary,  and they played the entire In Love and Death album. Fan girling hard.

Anyways! It was Ogden Restaurant week while I was down there. So, got to take advantage of some gooood food.

Every time I go to Ogden I try to go to Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria. This place makes me so happy. I am not lying if I wasn’t livin the life up here in Idaho I would consider working there. The atmosphere is wonderful. They are right next to the river and they often have live music out on the patio. The staff is so kind and awesome. BUT let’s talk about the important shit. PIZZA. Slackwater has amazingly creative pizzas Tikka Masala, Thai, and my favorite California Sunrise, a chicken, bacon and avocado miracle. They offer a variety of different specialty beers and wines with many locally brewed options. Which adds!

My Buffalo Chicken Calzone and spring salad with thai coconut vinaigrette. Yup. All that.

Slackwater Calzone

 

A new place that I tried out on my visit CRAFT BURGER.

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Craft Burger is a gourmet burger and spirits type joint. It is owned by the same people who own Warren’s another Ogden restaurant in my top 3. Craft Burger is pretty much the adult version of that place. I’m not kidding they do Lime Rickey’s there ( a staple of Warren’s) with vodka. Yesssssum. So, you are going to see a picture of the truly beautiful hamburger I consumed. It was really well cooked and just take a look at that bacon! The food was so great and the chips were delicious. The staff was really friendly.

Craft burger burger

The building was also delish 😉

Craft Burger

Exposed brick and the lighting was fantastic. I could live there. I might have tried to.

Craft burger lighting

Craft burger wall

My Ogden Recommends:

SLACKWATER– Do it. Go there.

Check out 25th street– The hotbed of local restaurants is located on 25th street in Ogden and around their old town area. Craft Burger is there!

 

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Brunch in Heber City, UT


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I went on a trek this week to Park City, UT to see Dawes.  It was absolutely FREEZING, but fantastically amazing.  On the way back home we stopped at a little gem called Heber City Café. I didn’t at all expect it to be like it was. I was thinking alright, so we are going to this café on the edge of town.  There will be cheap coffee, bacon and probably pancakes that taste like bacon. BUT no.

First of all, the café looks like it is part of a ghost town which was rediscovered and spruced up.  It just has this wonderful old-timey feel.IMG_20160204_184637_resized

We walk in and the place is really comfortable.  The walls are this lovely green color with brown trim that feels natural and there are pretty little hanging lights. The menu is written on a chalkboard that promises organic selections that are as local as possible. I was reaaaaal pleased. The owners were fantastic and friendly.  The atmosphere was great.  The soundtrack would hop around from Marley, to Jack Johnson, to doo-wop. I was totally smitten with it all.

We ordered some coffee from Millcreek, a local roaster out of SLC, UT, which was delish.  I ordered the Turkey Bagel and a side salad with lemon Dijon vinaigrette.  The dressing was made in house and it was sweet and light. The bagel was perfect; not too dense. I also sampled my boyfriend’s French fries with homemade ketchup. UH YEAH. They were the bomb. A slight crisp on the outside paired with the tanginess of the ketchup… All in all I think the best way to describe the food at this joint is fresh.

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If you make your way to Heber City stop by at Heber City Café.

You won’t be disappointed!

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