A timely review from the Salt City blog starts this weeks round-up. Krista Smith takes a trip over to MacCool’s and tries their take on Irish cuisine. MacCool’s is a favourite of ours for a quick and cheap bite ‘n’ beer. But as Krista finds out, not all menu items are created equal. We normally stick to the appetizers, salads, sandwiches and beer and things go swimmingly.
5468 S. 900 East, Murray
Review: Deseret Morning News
Stacey Kratz of the Deseret Morning News enjoys the “simple Italian” fare of Roma Ristorante. A smaller menu features staple Italian classics, which are served by the “enthusiastic, experienced staff”. Nothing but high praise for Roma Ristorante from Stacey, for what sounds like the basics being executed just right.
Tacos El Ranchero (Taco Stand)
900 W North Temple (parking lot of Century Cleaners), Salt Lake City
Review: SLC Tacos
Liberty Park Tacos
900 S and 700 E, Salt Lake City
Review: SLC Tacos
In a blitz of posting, SLC Tacos issues three reviews this week. Two taco carts (Tacos El Ranchero and Liberty Park Tacos) plus a more traditional sit down restaurant (Bit & Spur Restaurant). Lots of tacos, lots of smiling faces and more great prices than you can shake a stick at.
Pub grub is the order of the day for Vanessa Chang in the Salt Lake Tribune. Burgers, brats, fish and chips, nachos, you name it, all the usual suspects are served up at Park City’s acclaimed Wasatch Brew Pub & Brewery. And according to Vanessa, the food is as good as the award winning beer. Which reminds me, I still haven’t tried their Devastator. I should work on rectifying that.
A new blog I came across this week is Michael’s Utah Cuisine blog. Another local foodie, aiming to set the food world to rights. The latest review is of ACME burger company downtown. Much has changed since our own visit there. Chef Adam Kreisel has left for pastures new, but the focus on quality (and sometimes exotic) burgers continues.
Finally, it seems Bambara had a bit of a get together for the local press recently. Three publications all release snippets of information on new chef Nathan Powers and his menu. The major addition seems to be what chef Powers refers to as the “middle” course. Mary Brown Malouf of Salt Lake magazine describes this as “a choice of smaller dishes that could make a fourth course if you’re set for a feast, or could be a supper if you weren’t up for a full entree”.
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