Monday is National Potato Day, and you don't have to live in Idaho to celebrate! From baked and mashed potatoes to potato sandwiches and soup, there are many places to get a taste of potato in Utah County.
-- Daily Herald
Baked Potato - Spuds
A baked potato is a classic, but at Spuds, it’s anything but ordinary. Spuds’ menu includes baked and loaded potatoes topped with ingredients including roasted pulled pork, chili or bacon.
Location: 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo
More info: https://www.facebook.com/spudsloaded/
French Fries - Cubby's
With so many places in Utah County to get a plate of fries, it’s hard to choose just one, but Cubby’s has several unique french fry flavors including Rosemary Peppered Fries, Buffalo Bleu Cheese Fries and Smoky BBQ Bleu Cheese Fries.
Locations: 1258 N. State St., Provo; 3700 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 515 E. 1000 North, Spanish Fork; 197 N. West State St., American Fork
More info: http://cubbys.co
Fried Potatoes - Black Bear Diner
On their breakfast menu, Black Bear Diner has country fried red potatoes served with many of their meals — and you can get breakfast all day.
Location: 771 E. University Pkwy, Orem; 154 N. West State St., American Fork
More info: http://blackbeardiner.com
Mashed Potatoes - Kitchen Eighty-Eight
Mashed potatoes are a great side, but the Kitchen Eighty-Eight food truck makes them an important part of the meal. Several of their entrees, including their Tri-Tip Steak meal, come on a pile of mashed potatoes.
Locations: Locations of food truck vary
More info: http://kitcheneightyeight.com
Potato Salad - Bam Bam's BBQ
Bam Bam’s BBQ is known for their meat, but have you had their potato salad? It’s a classic side to go with your entree.
Location: 1708 S. State St., Orem
More info: http://bambamsbbq.com
Potato Soup - Kneader's Bakery
One of the signature items at Kneader’s Bakery and Cafe is the soups. While their soups of the day rotate, they serve Fully Loaded Potato Soup every day of the week.
Locations: 1960 N. State St., Orem; 1384 E. State Road 92, Lehi; 4833 Edgewood Drive, Provo; 295 W. 1230 North, Provo; 1484 N. Redwood Road, Saratoga Springs
More info: http://kneaders.com/Soups
Potato Casserole - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
It’s not a baked potato or mashed potatoes, it’s Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s Baked Potato Casserole, a side where baked potatoes are mashed and made into a casserole with cheese and green onions and more cheese.
Locations: 599 W. Pacific Drive, American Fork; 2951 W. Clubhouse Drive, Lehi, 1385 S. State St., Orem
More info: http://dickeys.com
Potatoes on a sandwich - Cravings Bistro
If you love Thanksgiving, Cravings Bistro can satisfy your craving year-round. Their Thanksgiving sandwich has a layer of mashed potatoes on the sandwich, along with roasted turkey, candied bacon, stuffing, grilled green beans and cheddar cheese. It’s served with a side of cranberry jelly.
Location: 25 W. Center St., Pleasant Grove
More info: http://cravingstwincompanies.com
Baked Potato Chips - Wing Nutz
Many places give you a side of potato chips, but Wing Nutz serves fresh buffalo chips — ruffled potato slices with or without spicy buffalo seasoning and dressing on the side.
Locations: 1218 N. Canyon Creek Parkway, Spanish Fork; 1054 S. 750 East, Village at University Mall, Orem
More info: http://bakedwingsarebetter.com
Papa Relena - Se Llama Peru
If you want to celebrate National Potato Day with Peruvian food, head to Se Llama Peru for Papa Relena — a meat filled potato.
Location: 368 W. Center St., Provo
More info: http://facebook.com/se.l.peru/
Hash Brown Casserole - Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel serves a hashbrown casserole as a side with many of their meals. The casserole has hashbrown potatoes in a creamy sauce and is topped with a crumb topping.
Location: 460 S. 2000 West, Springville
More info: http://crackerbarrel.com
Funeral Potatoes - Chuck-A-Rama
If you live in Utah, chances are you know what funeral potatoes are. A great place to get some is at the all-you-can-eat Chuck-A-Rama.
Locations: 1408 S. State St., Orem; 1081 S. University Ave., Provo; 1050 E. Main St., Lehi
More info: http://chuck-a-rama.com