The Little World Chinese Restaurant

The Little World Chinese Restaurant
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Located right at the racy hip of State Street, Little World sits like an old buckle on the belt of the city’s tenderloin.  Dependable, delicious, and so defiantly small that they even keep the entrance to the wash closets outside. For more than a decade, Little World’s run-down atmosphere and unpretentious, dependably homey Chinese food has attracted big city refugees from both coasts. Recently given a makeover, the cafe’s signature ambiance has been replaced with a newly painted and spiffy atmosphere. … read more

Food Review: Salt Lake Burgers – December 2009

Food Review: Salt Lake Burgers – December 2009
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Hires Big H 700 East 400 South (801) 364-4583 www.hiresbigh.com Crown Burgers 377 East 200 South (801) 532-1155 Acme Burger Company 200 West 275 South (801) 257-5700 www.acmeburgercompany.com Mormons don’t

Atipical

Atipical
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Elegant and simple, Tipica is a project that marries the vision of chef Adam Kreisel with the best ingredients Caputo’s Market has to offer. The pasta is made from locally milled flour, the tomatoes are grown in Cache Valley and the bread is baked right in the neighborhood.  … read more

Este: Forks, Ranch, Pineapple and the Red Sox are for Suckers

Este: Forks, Ranch, Pineapple and the Red Sox are for...
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I’m not sure how closely Este follow the regulations put in place at the original location involving no forks, no ranch, no pineapple and no Red Sox attire, but I am often tempted, when I’ve got my pizza at home, to flip on a Red Sox game, throw some pineapple on top of the pie, grab a knife and fork and dip that fuckin’ slice in some ranch dressing. … read more

Food Review: Road Island Diner

Food Review: Road Island Diner
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Diners have always held a special place in my heart. Greasy food, handmade desserts and dim lighting—the trifecta of honest road-side eating—have long made me a fan of this style of restaurant.  As essential as the food is though, the setting can be even more important.  A great burger or a fantastic breakfast special can easily be overshadowed by chintzy décor or a poorly trained wait staff.  The opposite can also be true.  The right surroundings can make even average food seem immortal. It is in the combination of great food and an incredible atmosphere that the Road Island Diner really shines. … read more

Tires & Tamales

Tires & Tamales
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It’s a little confusing at first, going to a tire shop for food, but it makes sense if you think about it. Nothing is worse than being stuck in a waiting room for two hours at lunch time and trying to fill up on Mike and Ikes or rock-hard Skittles while your car is having its tires rotated and balanced, so why not turn the waiting room into a dining area and add a kitchen? That is exactly what Victor Galindo and his wife Elvia did a few years back. … read more

The Brews of Four+

The Brews of Four+
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James Smith of Four+ Brewing agreed to meet with us to talk about brewing in Utah and some of the stuff they’re brewing up for this summer. … read more

The Advantages of Being the Little Guy: Desert Edge’s Chris Haas

The Advantages of Being the Little Guy: Desert Edge’s Chris...
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If you enter the Desert Edge Brewery at The Pub in Trolley Square from 500 East, you’ll see through a pair of double doors the untidy and cramped array of fermenters and tuns which is the playground of Head Brewer, Chris Haas. … read more

The Bayou: Beer and Fries Please

The Bayou: Beer and Fries Please
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When the good people over at SLUG asked me to write about The Bayou for the annual Beer Issue, I got a little distracted for a moment, drifting off into the land of “Beervana” with little mugs, goblets and glasses of amber and chocolate liquid dancing around my head. Mmmmm, I love beer. … read more

Eva: A New Restaurant on Main Street

Eva: A New Restaurant on Main Street
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Although this restaurant is brand new, from the first moment I set foot into Eva it felt familiar and comfortable—like the kind of place I have always been hanging around. … read more