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Two Jack’s Pizza makes specialty items shine

I want this to be very clear: I didn’t like Two Jack’s Pizza’s specialty items.What you should know is that if Two Jack’s Pizza’s specialty items started a cult, I’d join it. I’d go to war for that pizza. If NASA told me they’d opened a Two Jack’s Pizza on Mars, I’d ...

Happy Dragon in Vineyard should be your Chinese takeout go-to

Anyone who enjoys a good combo plate at a Chinese mall food court eatery needs to give Happy Dragon a try.The restaurant was one of the first to go up in the ever-developing city of Vineyard, and I’m sure it will stick around a long time thanks to its fantastic flavors, array of options, ...

Getting a first experience at a Utah County classic — Apollo Burger

It was a dark and snowy night.The wind was howling, the snow was falling fast and the roads were slushy and chaotic when my friends and I braved the weather to visit Apollo Burger in Orem.I know the burger joint has been an essential part of Utah communities since first opening in 1984, but ...

Macs A La Mode, offers new twist on ice cream sandwiches

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, definitive dessert place, look no further than Macs A La Mode, at 934 N. State St., Suite 109 in Orem.The 20-seat dessert parlor, that opened in October, serves basically a large variety of one thing, macaron ice cream sandwiches.For those who are not ...

Boneyard proves to be enticing dining hangout during Sundance Film Festival

During the Sundance Film Festival, I’m always on the lookout for new places to eat in Park City, and was very pleased to have serendipitously visited the Boneyard Saloon and Grill this year.As my scheduling fate would have it, most of the films I had tickets for were either showing at the ...

Nico’s Pizza in Provo brings Boston-style pizza to Provo

Nico’s Pizza in Provo provides pizza lovers with good food in a casual dining atmosphere.I decided to check out Nico’s Pizza after driving by it every day on my way to work and hearing from several friends that it’s the best pizza in town. Nico’s Pizza, also known as Nicolitalia ...

Dim Sum Kitchen a fun addition to Asian restaurants in Utah County food scene

I’ve waited in anticipation for a very long time to see what would replace the posh Chef’s Table restaurant in Orem after it closed. Dim Sum Kitchen finally took the plunge and settled into the vacant building located just north of the Orem-Provo border on State Street with big windows ...

Take your taste buds to the Mediterranean at Padeli’s Street Greek

When I first saw the grand opening of <a href="https://www.padelisstreetgreek.com/" target="_blank">Padeli’s Street Gre</a>ek in Lehi earlier this year, I couldn’t wait for my sister to come visit so we could try it out. She was a missionary for The Church of ...

Villa Del Sol: Real Mexican Food brings home cooking to Orem

<strong>I</strong>f you have ever wanted to taste what home cooking is like in Mexico, it’s time to visit Villa Del Sol: Real Mexican Food in Orem. It will fill the bill.The food and flavors from this local restaurant are found in the villages in the state of ...

Treat yourself to authentic Mexican food at Pepe’s Grill

<strong>E</strong>very wall is painted gold and each street taco tastes like the mythical El Dorado at Pepe’s Grill, where the lunch and dinner dishes deserve at least four gold stars any day of the week.My girlfriend and I arrived at the Spanish Fork restaurant ...