Weekly round-up 10/30/08

Andinita’s Restaurante Venezolano
Carriage Square shopping center
4100 South and Redwood Road, Salt Lake City 84119
(801) 966-9097

Review: Sense and Memory

Back from the blogging wilderness, Sense and Memory returns with an interesting review of Andinita’s Restaurante Venezolano. Venezuelan cuisine is a total mystery to myself, and I suspect many other people. Certainly worth a read.

Riley’s
8133 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, 84088
(801) 566-4855

Review: Deseret Morning News
Website: http://rileyssandwiches.com/

Stacey Kratz takes the family over to Riley’s in West Jordan. Riley’s is a sandwiches and shakes joint and Stacey is rather nonplussed by her overall experience. The shakes seem to be the standout hit at Riley’s, with Stacey opining about the restaurant: “Nothing’s wrong with it, exactly, but nothing stands out”.

Stella Grill
4291 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, 84124
(801) 288-0051

Review: City Weekly
GSLC review: Stella Grill review

Over in the City Weekly Ted Scheffler dines out at Stella Grill, the latest eatery by the Pub Group Restaurant chain. A mixed review from Ted as he largely enjoys his food but struggles with the service approach at Stella. In essence this seems to echo our own review back in January this year. Regardless of the service quirks, the restaurant seems to be massively popular, drive past any night and the place always seems to be busy.

Julia’s
51 S. 1000 West, Salt Lake City, 84104
(801) 521-4228

Review: Salt Lake Tribune

Vanessa Chang scopes out Julia’s restaurant, a restaurant long-championed by Ted Scheffler over at the City Weekly. Julia’s serves up “comida casera”, home style Mexican cooking to me and you. The place is a hole in the wall style restaurant and it’s a cash only joint too. By all accounts speaking a little Spanish wouldn’t hurt either. With all that in mind, everyone who eats there seems to rave about the food.

Little World Chinese Restaurant
1256 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-467-5213

Review: In Utah This Week

Little World Chinese restaurant on State Street is Ryan Michael Painter’s destination. Ryan is enthusiastic about Little World but I would have liked to see a bit more information on their non-common menu selections (Peking duck, organ dishes etc). I was however surprised to learn they have a drive through. I’ve never known drive through Chinese food before, that could cause me some serious lazy damage.

Au Naturale
880 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
(801) 466-8888

Review: Salt Lake City Food blog
Website: http://www.goaunaturale.com

Krista Smith’s local food blog is the latest to check out Au Naturale this week. Krista’s experience seems to be in-line with the general consensus on this new restaurant, in as much that they are still trying to find their feet.

Blue Plate Diner
2041 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City, 84108
(801) 463-1151

Review: Your Heart Out
Website: http://www.myspace.com/blueplatediner

Finally Courtney Buell checks out the Food Network featured Blue Plate Diner. “eclectic comfort food” is the order of the day. Blue plate continually generates rave reviews (and large crowds!) for their killer breakfasts, but they serve much more, including dinner too.

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