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Old 09-02-2016, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Fried scones and honey? Now that sounds good! So do fresh raspberries and melon.
I'd been an adult for years before I knew that what we call scones here in Utah are not real scones at all. I'll say one thing, though, and that's that what we call scones are 100 times better than "real scones." They are to die for!
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Old 09-02-2016, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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I'd been an adult for years before I knew that what we call scones here in Utah are not real scones at all. I'll say one thing, though, and that's that what we call scones are 100 times better than "real scones." They are to die for!
I've had sopapillas and if they're anything like that I know I'll love them. Don't have to worry about calories on vacation! (That's the rule. Especially when hiking.) But a whole platter-sized one? Think I'll need to share.


Now I'll have to find out what the honey bees of the area are attracted to. Here in MN we eat the golden colored clover honey. When we were in Costa Rica we had coffee flower honey, delicately flavored with a hint of coffee. Quite a treat.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:01 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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3. The Blue Bird in Logan. This place is literally a hundred years old. Its a meat and potatoes restaurant. However, they also make their own candy which is for sale.
Get Bluebird chicken if you go there!! THE BEST. I want some now.
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Old 09-02-2016, 11:24 PM
 
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Oh man, if you ever do come back to SLC, go to the Garage on Beck and try some of their deep-fried funeral potatoes!
Yes, get the fiery ones. Also good burgers at the garage.
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I've had sopapillas and if they're anything like that I know I'll love them.
They are essentially the same thing. I would have mentioned sopapillas if I'd known the term would mean anything to you.

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Don't have to worry about calories on vacation! (That's the rule. Especially when hiking.)
Same rule in my household.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:03 PM
 
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Some Utah exclusives:

1. Fry sauce. Pretty much any burger joint in Utah will have this. The Training Table (a chain in Utah) has my favorite, but to each their own.

2. Ironport. This soda is only in Mormon-settled areas, as far as I know. It's an acquired taste, but once acquired, is very enjoyable. Blue Bird in Logan has it. There is also a list of places that have it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironport_(beverage)

3. Kro-nuts. These are technically from New York (I think), but a bakery in Provo has begun to sell them. They're sort of like croissant doughnuts. The bakery is called Bianca's La Petite French Bakery. (As a French teacher, this is the worst Franglais ever, but whatever. It's good.)

4. Hector's. This fits neither of your criteria (it's in the Salt Lake area and has Mexican food), but it's my favorite locally-owned Mexican restaurant around.

I'll add other things if they come to mind...I would second Taggart's (they have apple-chicken wraps and sugar cookies that are delicious), Blue Bird, and Idle Aisle. I would also add Peach City in Brigham city, particularly at this time of year, as they have Fresh Peach shakes. If you're around, Brigham City is having Peach Days this coming weekend. Lots of peach-related foods and local vendors will be there.

Edit: I knew I would forget something. Art City Trolley in Springville has some of the best food ever. Their homemade barbecue sauce is to die for. Also, Aggie Ice Cream at Utah State!

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Old 09-08-2016, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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Cafe Rio
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Seriously, you guys have no idea how good you have it with Cafe Rio at your fingertips, any time you want, any day of the week.

Also, speaking of scones, you can all imagine how disappointed I was when I went out for brunch, ordered a scone, and learned that "scone" does not mean "fry bread" when you're out east. They brought me a cupcake. Oh, and plus one vote for the Bluebird on Main in Logan. I miss that place. Also, Eggs in the City on 1300 South in SLC - probably my favorite breakfast place in the state. Oh, and Chungas in Rose Park. More authentic than Cafe Rio, plus - support small business! Kitty Pappas steakhouse in Bountiful is a favorite of many. And there was this place on the North end of Beaver where my Grandpa and I would always eat, Arshel's. I think I liked it more for the nostalgia, but it's good small-town food.

I think I'm going to order Qdoba or Chipotle for lunch today and then cry because it isn't Cafe Rio
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:16 AM
 
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One more Utah exclusive:

Mormon Muffins at The Greenery in Ogden. Yum.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Well, we did eat at Mom's this week. I was a little hesitant when I saw the outside of the building but it turned out to be much like the home-style restaurants we grew up with.

The menu had surprising variety - veal, trout, halibut. Halibut in the middle of Utah? That's what I had and it was very nicely done with lemon butter and served with green beans and real mashed potatoes. The side salad was garnished with peas and pickled beets as good as my MIL used to make them. Sprinkled on top were miniature pretzels and goldfish crackers!

I saved my Utah scone for dessert. Apparently people eat them here like a dinner roll. It was served with a concoction of "honey and butter" in a yellow squeeze bottle. First three ingredients on the label were corn syrup, water and partially hydrogenized soy oil. Somewhere near the end of the list were honey and butter.

But surprisingly it was a suitable accompaniment - not so sweet or rich.

We're still in Utah, I'm still reading and I do know where there is a Café Rio.

We're crossing the south-ish part of the state starting tomorrow and I have my sights set on some fresh fruit.
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Bear Paw Cafe in St. George. Breakfast and lunch only.
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