Greek Goulash.

Balance Rock Eatery and Pub

This article was first published on deseretnews.com on June 13th, 2012 and can be found here.

There is a lot of truth to the “Cheers” theme song: When it comes down to human nature, we are all looking for a place “where everyone knows your name.”

The Balanced Rock Eatery and Pub in Helper, Utah, can easily become a place you go to before you start an adventure or the place you go to gloat about the experiences and adventures you’ve already enjoyed. Continue reading

Gelato!

Spin Cafe in Heber City

This article was also published in the Deseret News in Section A, page 13 on May 4th and at deseretnews.com and can be found here.

For people living in Salt Lake or Utah county, a getaway from the stressful work week may feel like it can never happen because many of your favorite attractions may be far away. For anyone in that predicament, Heber City can be the solution.

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Scones!

Leslie’s Family Tree Restaurant

We stopped in to Leslie’s Family Tree Restaurant on a warm Friday afternoon, ready to appease our hungry bellies. We sat down at a long table near the front, and placed our orders, which included scones. This is important. Let us note here a couple of things: first, a lot of the places we’ve gone to here in Utah serve scones; second, we had read in numerous places that Leslie’s scones were some of the best. Continue reading

Breakfast at the Parowan Cafe

Parowan Cafe

Having stayed the night in Parowan, it only seemed appropriate that we enjoy some breakfast there in the morning.  Though the city isn’t really large, there are a lot of people who travel through because of its location. From Parowan, you can take Highway 143 which cuts through the city, and takes you up to Brian Head ski resort and Cedar Breaks national monument; it is also a convenient place to stop for gas, as there is a large truck stop just off of I-15 at the exit for Parowan. For breakfast, we went to the Parowan Cafe (or Teresa’s Parowan Cafe according to their website). Continue reading

Aussie burgers and Ironport. Incredible food.

Hi Mountain Drug

For the best burgers in the state of Utah, one might expect a nice burger joint located in Salt Lake, perhaps a place like Park City, or any of the other major cities throughout the state. Amazingly, to get the state’s best burgers (an award given by more than one group, including Utah’s “Best of State” for three years), you need to travel to the small town of Kamas. Continue reading
The delicious prime rib and broasted chicken

Mom’s Cafe

 

Before anything else, we encourage you to do the following: GO TO MOM’S.
Mom’s Cafe is located in the city of Salina, Utah near Richfield. Whether you come in off of I-70 or you come rolling into the city on US-89, you can tell that it’s been around for quite a while (it was permanently settled in 1871*) and it serves a bit as a permanent flashback to more laid-back days. We again reiterate the fact that if you are going through Salina, GO TO MOM’S!  Continue reading