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Make Capriotti’s a part of your sandwich selection

Look at a list or directory of restaurants in Utah County and it’s not hard to find a sandwich shop likely within a mile of your home, whether that be a Subway, Jimmy John’s, Jersey Mike’s or one of the other slew of sandwich selections.That made the selection for this dining review ...

Pledge allegiance to Japanese noodles at Ramen Nation in Lehi

My wife’s sudden pronouncement was sincere, if not totally surprising.“This is so good,” she stated during the middle of our weekend visit to Ramen Nation in Lehi, “that I could eat 10 bowls.”I begged to differ.Not because it wasn’t good enough to make the attempt, mind you, but ...

Bumblebee’s KBBQ and Grill offers dining love at first sting in Provo

Though I’ve really enjoyed our family’s recent jaunts to Thanksgiving Point for mini-getaways, a couple weeks ago, we were finally able to take a real vacation and head to California for some time in Disneyland and Universal Studios. The change in scenery was excellently timed, and even the ...

The Terrace at Hobble Creek offers savory sanctuary

In a world that is all too often hectic and full of stress, <a href="https://theterraceathobblecreek.com" target="_blank">The Terrace at Hobble Creek</a> is a peaceful retreat tucked away in the beauty and quiet of Hobble Creek Canyon.The small American restaurant, ...

Mora Iced Creamery a clean, fresh delight in Orem

It is too dang hot.The premise of reviewing any sort of eatery that served anything that was cooked, steamed or in any way hotter than 100 degrees was exhausting just to think about.After spending a day jumping from one air-conditioned place to another with my wife and family from out of town, ...

Little Acorn a golden nugget in Spanish Fork

Most of the traveling I do ends up being for softball tournaments.And when on the road for a tourney, one of my favorite things is seeking out off-the-beaten-path dining experiences. When in a new town or in a different part of the country altogether, give me some unique local diner over ...

Oriental Garden provides fresh take on Chinese cuisine

It’s always nice to find a refreshing interpretation of a classic food, and from its fresh ingredients to its polite servers, Oriental Garden in Salem offers just that.Fresh fare is the name of the game at the Chinese restaurant, with its non-MSG, 100 percent vegetable oil cooking advertised ...

The Rising Bun in Lehi certainly doesn’t fall flat

Asian fusion is, in my honest opinion, played out.Perhaps I’m a purist and want Japanese food to be served at Japanese restaurants, Chinese food at Chinese restaurants, and Vietnamese food at — you guessed it — Vietnamese restaurants.And if you can successfully ignore that pretentious ...

Coolhaus gets points for trying with Milkshake and Fries ice cream

This week I reached out for a pint of Milkshake & Fries "awesome ice cream" from Coolhaus, Cali-based ice-cream artisans, available in supermarkets across the country.Hold on, Milkshake & ... what? Fries? OK, I'll bite.Here's the Milkshake & Fries ice-cream ...