Restaurant Review

Pork and meatball sliders at Oak Wood Fire Kitchen in Draper, Utah.

Oak Wood Fire Kitchen in Draper

Draper is the spitting image of suburbia, a land full of massive houses overrun by strip malls full of chain restaurants.  It’s a place…

Cortado with a ham and cheese croissant at La Barba by Charming Beard in Salt Lake City.

La Barba by Charming Beard

There once was a time when coffee in Utah seemed like a contradiction.  But now that notion is long gone.  Today there are artisan…

Lemon tart at Tulie Bakery in Salt Lake City.

Tulie Bakery in Salt Lake City

Bakeries have always felt a little like sanctuaries to me. They are so bright and cheery and everyone inside is always so happy–or maybe…

Breakfast poutine at The Annex by Epic Brewing in Salt Lake City.

Brunch at The Annex by Epic Brewing

Brunch is the perfect combination of both breakfast and lunch.  You get the amazing dishes of breakfast modified for midday eating so that drinking…

Pumpkin tortelli at Provisions in Salt Lake City.

Provisions in Salt Lake City

There’s a saying that when one door closes, another one opens.  In the restaurant world, it often goes that when one restaurant closes, another…

Pulled pork and sliced brisket with hush puppies and mac and cheese at R&R BBQ in Salt Lake City.

R&R Barbecue in Salt Lake City

There are few foods that provoke the controversy and rivalry like barbecue does.  The different styles of smoked meat have sparked deep alliances, causing…

Ramen at Terakawa Ramen in New York City.

Terakawa Ramen in New York City

New York City had turned unseasonably cold overnight.  The Northeast’s notoriously cold air blew through the city’s buildings, making me wish I’d packed a…