Whether you need an excuse to indulge in chips and dip or not, many restaurants throughout Utah Valley offer yummy appetizer dips -- from queso to artichoke.
Here's a few recommendations to find some snacks that will hit the spot, possibly before you even get to an entree, which is perfect on Monday -- National Chip and Dip Day.
(Tip: Restaurants are closed right now for dine-in services, but most are still offering to-go and pickup options.)
La Casita Mexican Restaurant
While this popular Springville restaurant does serve chips and guacamole, what we've heard all about is the restaurant's Rice Dip. In the past it has been an exclusive off the menu item, but we've heard rumors it is on the regular menu now. We can't tell you everything that is in it, but we can tell you we've only heard about happy tastebuds.
Location: 333 N. Main St., Springville
For those seeking more typical chips and dip, Costa Vida serves up a tasty Chips and Queso with their signature chips and fresh queso.
Locations: 1200 N. University Ave. Provo; University Place, 575 E. University Parkway, Orem; 1621 N. State St., Orem; 881 W. State St., #120, Pleasant Grove; 643 W. Pacific Drive, American Fork; 3750 N. Thanksgiving Way Suite E., Lehi; 597 E. 1000 North, Spanish Fork; 818 Turf Farm Road, Payson
At this Mephis-themed restaurant, several appetizers happen to be dips. It serves Hillbilly Hummus and Kale and Artichoke Spread served with pita bread.
Location: 22 W. Center St., Provo
Less well-known, The Slate Restaurant is within the Marriott Hotel in downtown Provo. On its menu is Smoked Bacon Cheddar Dip with fresh made chips. It's rich and tasty.
Location: 101 W. 100 North, Provo
Art City Trolley
A longstanding business in south central Utah County, the Art City Trolley features Chips and Salsa with the option to add guacamole as well as Spinach and Artichoke Dip served with rosemary and garlic flatbread and tortilla chips.
Location: 256 N. Main St., Springville
While most mexican restaurants serve chips and salsa, Los Hermanos serves a wide variety of chips and dips as appetizers: Chile Con Queso de Los Hermanos, Bean Dip, Guadaguac -- a Guadalajaran style guacamole with a Los Hermanos twist according to the restaurant and Guacamole Dip .
Locations: 395 N. State St., Lindon