Sampling SLC: cookies

Tulie Bakery Tulie Bakery doesn’t have a big selection of cookies, but I couldn’t pass up talking about them because they have my favorite gingersnap/gingerbread cookie in the city. In the picture you can see the lightly glazed, dense and zingy ginger “tile” in the upper left corner. Clockwise from there is Tuile’s classic and … Read more

Sampling SLC: cookies

Glaus Bakery Glaus Bakery is one of Salt Lake’s old-time bakeries and has a huge selection of cookies. Some of these were better than others, although my friends who tried the macaroons raved that these were the best they ever had. My complaint was that the few I sampled were a bit dry, but then … Read more

Sampling SLC: cookies

Sweet Tooth Fairy The picture shows from the top: chocolate truffle, black and white, iced sugar cookie snowman, chocolate chip, oatmeal chocolate, iced oatmeal and in the middle the gingersnap. I got turned on to Sweet Tooth Fairy through a Groupon advertisement, and when I arrived their selection of cookies was a little slim. Cookies … Read more

Sampling SLC: cookies

I don’t know if it’s the looming New Year’s Resolution season or not, but I recently decided to stop eating cake. Don’t get me wrong, there are several varieties that I’ll probably still break down and eat (carrot cake of course, or anything made by Jennifer Hill at www.saltcakecity.com), but for the most part there … Read more

Sampling SLC: margaritas

Rio Grande Café Sweetness Factor: Great Size: Way too small Price: Cheap! I really liked the margarita at Rio Grande, but wow it was small. Two drinks and it was gone, but at $4.25 a drink, you could order two and it’d be fine. It had a good combination of tequila and sweet, and even … Read more

Sampling SLC: margaritas

El Chihuahua Restaurant & Cantina Sweetness Factor: Pretty sweet Size: Large Price: Great Hands down this margarita is the most well-rounded drink I’ve tried so far.  It’s sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. It has a very nice tequila taste and affect, and for $6.00 you really can’t beat it. My only complaint is that there … Read more

Sampling SLC: margaritas

Frida Bistro Sweetness Factor: Perfectly balanced Size: Good Price: Good So far this is the best tasting margarita I’ve tried. The Fresca Rita was perfectly balanced between sweet and acidic, with a nice note of tequila floating around. This drink went down very quickly. If I have a complaint, it was the cocktail vs. beverage … Read more

Sampling SLC: margaritas

Market Street Oyster Bar Sweetness Factor: Yup, it was sweet Size: Small Price: Way too much for what you get I think my problem with these small drinks is that they’re considered cocktails, and what I want is a beverage. For $6.50 this was too expensive for a small, basic, mix-made margarita. No tequila flavor … Read more

Sampling SLC: margaritas

Bohemian Brewery 94 East 7200 South (Fort Union Blvd.), Midvale, UT (801) 566-5474 Website: Bohemian Brewery Sweetness Factor: Middle of the road. Size: Good Price: Spendy I had such high hopes for this margarita when I saw it. One taste though and, well, I didn’t really want to finish it. I knew I was taking … Read more

Sampling SLC: margaritas

Tres Hombres 3298 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, 84106 (801) 466-0054 Sweetness Factor: Over the top Size: Big Price: Slightly pricey Tres Hombres has a large selection of margaritas so it seemed like a great place to start. I ordered the classic margarita for $7.00. A nice big drink, but so, so sweet I … Read more

Sampling SLC: margaritas

Sampling SLC is a new section to the site where we hone in on one particular item and taste our way around the valley. First up are margaritas… It’s Friday afternoon and after a long week I’m already thinking about the weekend. I’m starting to anticipate a good meal, and hopefully a great margarita somewhere, … Read more