Grinding Good in SLC, UT
Enjoying foods at places new and familiar in the City of Salt
Utah gets a bad rap sometimes for unremarkable and bland cuisine. It’s just not true anymore.
Driving in from seeing family in my hometown of Pocatello, ID, I first stopped at a couple of the famous fruit stands that line a highway north of SLC.
Once arriving in Utah’s capital, I definitely had to go retro with a breakfast at Lamb’s Grill, which claims to be the state’s oldest operating eatery.
I had hoped to get the old school finnan haddie, the Scottish smoked haddock hash, but the item had been cut from the menu. So I went with an old reliable, eggs Benedict.
I had a lunch at newish Copper Onion based on the rave recommends of pals. And true to the advice, this modern eatery served up banging food such as I get in Seattle. I went for a sandwich Cubano made with Kurobota pork, plus a side of fiery cowboy beans. Looking forward to heading back to that downtown joint next visit.
I also grabbed some fresh foods at the Downtown Farmer’s Market, including a basket of figs from Liberty Fresh Heights and some rustic Buckwheat’s Happy Cakes at a buddy’s concession stand.
Finally, on the way out of town headed south, I made an obligatory stop at the venerable Cotton Bottom Inn for the ski bum’s delight — the famous garlic burger.
There were so many other new and classic SLC eateries that I need to visit in the next trip to ‘Tah.