I recently received an email requesting a post on some of my favorite places to visit in Utah, restaurants and things to do. I thought that was a great idea, because I have TONS of favorites…it might take multiple posts.But, for today we’ll start with some of my favorite places to eat. Keep in mind, I live about half hour north of Salt Lake, so at least most of my favorites tend to be in my area. Also, I’m not the frilly-type. You won’t find me raving about quinoa with butternut squash and pecans or seared halibut with honey glazed asparagus on a bed of froo-froo. My point, I’m a down-home, meat and potatoes kinda gal, which may or may not tickle your fancy.
Alright, let’s get started…
THE BEST UTAH RESTAURANTS (according to me!)
Holy Smoke BBQ
855 West Heritage Park, Layton, Utah
This is like ‘holy cow’ kinda BBQ, sooooo good. It’s one of those family owned, one-shop-in-the-world, order-at-the-counter, small places. I crave this place regularly. I typically get the pulled pork sandwich…the buns are SO soft and there is a ton of BBQ flavors to choose from. It’s fun to try them all! The best part of Holy Smoke is the sides. With every meal, you get to pick from the sides, and they are freakin awesome. Homemade macaroni, fried okra, hush puppies, homemade applesauce, baked beans…you know, good food. I’m always torn between which ones to choose, but I usually end up getting hush puppies to dip in my BBQ sauce. Okay, I am seriously hungry right now. Not a good time to be writing this. Their web site is pretty lame, but you can at least check out their menu. The owner is super sweet. He’ll wear boxer shorts over his jeans and almost always offer something to try for free. He’ll randomly bring around free cornbread or something new on their menu. Love it.
3303 Washington Blvd. Ogden, Utah
I have several more, but I’m thinking I’ll save them for round 2, giving you a chance to hit up the places listed here. I would love to hear some of your favorite places to eat in Utah! I’m always up for trying somewhere new. 🙂