It’s been almost a month now since this news item surfaced. However, I realised I forgot to mention it at the time. The chef at Michelangelo’s Ristorante on Highland drive was quietly changed back in August. The new highland drive location for Michelangelo’s didn’t receive overly great reviews from either ourselves or the Salt Lake Tribune. I’d love to hear from anyone who has dined recently. Heck we might just stop by ourselves again.
39 N St Salt Lake City, 84103
Whilst I have never tried out Gusto Takeaway myself, it’s on my radar. In Utah This week had a really positive review some time ago, and I’ve read other great things too. After an email dialogue with John Hague (owner/operator of Gusto Takeaway) this week, I found out they are now open evenings too. Gusto is open from 11.00am to 7.30pm Monday through Friday.
9105 Redwood Rd, West Jordan, 84088
A few days ago, I received a tip off from a generous reader, ready to spill the beans on their great new find. In their own words:
“I found a GEM in my neighborhood. An unassuming and somewhat uninviting strip mall on Redwood Rd. just So. of 9000 S. by the Albertsons. Dirt cheap, clean, and TASTY! I’m not kidding! Homemade El Salvadorian food. I saw it and was intrigued by the name and had to try it. I’ve been back 3 times in 2 weeks. My husband and I got several items to share. Pupusas, zopas, tamales, tacos, enchiladas, tortas. Everything- Awesome. We eat like kings for $15! I don’t want to share this place with anyone- but I REALLY don’t want it to go out of business.” It isn’t a place I have heard of myself, anyone else?
A brief item in the Tribune today, Cafe Madrid is on the move to 5244 S. Highland Drive. We reviewed Cafe Madrid back in May 2008 and completely enjoyed it. I do remember thinking the space felt a bit cramped though. Here is hoping to more great food and maybe an even better dining space.
710 Main St, Park City, 84060
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Affordable food and Main Street (Park City) rarely go hand in hand. Well, with new Mexican restaurant Reyes Adobe, opening soon, they shortly will. I’m looking forward to a full review by the guys over at www.tasteofparkcity.com just as soon as it opens.
348 East 900 North, Bountiful
Source: press release
The Mandarin restaurant in Bountiful, celebrates its 4th annual WOKTOBERFEST. Over 12 menu items will be featured as small plate portions along with local micro-brewed beer. Oktoberfest runs on weekdays only, October 12th to 22nd. Menu prices range from $1.49 to $7.99 and include:
Char Shu Barbecue Pork
Satay Chicken Skewers
Asian Chicken Salad
Tea Cup of Hot and Sour Soup
Kung Pao Shrimp
Mongolian Pork with Chinese Sausage
Beef with Green Pepper and Tomato
Tofu with Green Beans and Mushrooms
Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
Utah Granny Smith and Tart Cherry Spring Rolls-Cinnamon Ice Cream
Pumpkin-Cardamom Bread Pudding-Spiced Pepitas-Bourbon Butter Sauce
Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale
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