Published: Wednesday, Jan. 6 2010 12:00 a.m. MST
We went to Pizza 712 for a work lunch and all ten of us were very, very
disappointed with the service there. The food was fine and the atmosphere good,
but the hostess and waitress seemed absolutely put off that we were there. Bad
experience for us. Our secretary even called back to complain!
The Blue Lemon *****Very good food and nice quiet atmosphere.
omg, you have me laughing til tears are rolling down my cheeks. . .thanks!
Just moved here from SF and so wish there was good food. Not really impressed
with any of this stuff. Red Iguana is fantastic. That's about it.
Spark Restaurant Lounge should be on the list. I wouldn't call Blue Lemon or
Rooster fine dining.
I've eaten in fine restaurants all over the country - Seattle, San Francisco,
Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, NY, etc, - often paying $250 to $350 for 4
people.One of my favorites is a 500 sq. foot place in a strip mall
near Isabella, Puerto Rico owned and run by a couple of amazingly talented chefs
who landed there due to their love of surfing. Oh, and BTW, an outstanding 3
course dinner made from fresh, local ingredients will set you back about $15 -
$20.The point is that while white linen, two waiters, a sommelier,
etc. certainly adds ambiance, excellent food can be had in many places, for
reasonable prices - even Utah Valley. To state otherwise only becomes pedantic
Utah you have no idea what fine dining means. Step out of Utah to find out.
i am from out of utah and have lived in oregon, california, maryland, and
virginia. (sf, la, and dc) that had to be one of the most arrogant comments i
have seen. there are plenty of fine restaurants here in utah. if you weren't
so full of yourself you may have tried them. btw, some of the absolute best
restaurants you can eat at are the ones we non utah natives call the "hole in
you write "Places to Eat should Not Be Allowed to be Open on Sunday.
The Lord meant it to be a Day Of Rest for everyone Not Just you. Such
establishments cause people to work on Sunday who should and would otherwise be
in Church. Some times the kids go Unchurched because the parent(s) either work
on Sunday or the Parent at home is either disinterested or overwhelmed or
both."So Ron, "not allowed"? Are you suggesting Govt pass laws?
Not a free market kind of guy are you.Aren't you wanting to FORCE
your religious beliefs on others?I've often wondered why the Deseret
News has a Sunday edition. Is that absolutely necessary?Anyway, I
hope your post is tongue-in-cheek. If not, you scare me.
Spark Restaurant Lounge just won Best Overall Restaurant in Utah Valley Magazine
and is not even mentioned?
I have yet to see anyone comment on the irony of a "High End" restaurant opening
when the economy is supposedly soooooooo bad that people are tight with their
money when it comes to helping those that really need it. I find it pretty
amazing that people in Utah can afford to shop in thier expensive stores and eat
at expensive eateries like this one, yet their pockets are filled with lint when
it comes to helping those in need. Hmmm, so much for being a religious state. I
see nothing but a bunch of hypocrites!
some people have money to spend. so since there is a recession and my husband
and i are eating out we are hypocrites? your comment doesnt even make sense.
did it ever occur to you that the same people that eat out help the employees
that work at that restaurant? in addition to that many of us have given HUGE
contributions to help others out of work and otherwise in need. how about you?
what have YOU done to stimulate the economy and help your fellow man? maybe YOU
are the hypocrite.
Shabu in Park City is fantastic, went there for New Year's Eve. Great
atmosphere, unbelievable food (it's "Asian Freestyle" according to the menu).
They vegetarian and regular dishes, some sushi, all around great experience,
would definitely go again.
I say hats off and congratulations to all of you that are promoting eating well.
I find that thereare many people in our world (cooking world)that have had
great experinces and training from many different places. When we as chefs
decide to share our knowledge, you as the consumer generally benifits. I say
good luck to those that are trying to make the food experience better. Keep up
the good work and constantly strive to make better food. We chefs, as leaders,
should realize that we are here to train those that will eventually pass us.
I live in LA and ate at communal a few months ago on the recommendation of a
good friend. I was not disappointed at all! It was AMAZING! I can't wait to
return to Utah and visit Communal!
I used to work at Blue Lemon and I can assure you the quality and heart put into
the food is 100%. I loved it there and I still drop by every now and then for a
bite to eat. And as a barista: The coffee is sooo good and it's organic! :)
I live out of state and met friends for dinner at the Blue Lemon. LOVED it! So
fresh and delicious and what a refreshing change from the predictable! And
affordable to boot! I'll return for sure.
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