We’ve got this great bar/restaurant called the Garage, here in Salt Lake City. I drive by the Garage almost every day, but I had never been in to eat, drink and be merry, until recently. A few weeks ago, I met some of my best friends from Zumba, for brunch at the Garage.
We met around 11:00 am on a cool, but sunny Sunday. We were seated close to the wood burning stove, which was nice. One of the things the Garage is known for, is their great patio, which you would never think, due to the location of the Garage. Next to an oil refinery, in a busy industrial area! It was a little too early, windy, and cool for us to sit on the patio, but next time for sure! The inside of the Garage is great, exactly what you would expect a local bar would be! Especially one that is a favorite of Harley riders out for a weekend ride!
I chose the Veggie Omelet, which comes with Country Potatoes. Just after we arrived the bar got very crowded! I’m not sure if the bar was short-staffed, or if it’s not usually that busy, but the poor waitress was crazy busy. Our food was a little slow getting out, but we didn’t mind. We could tell she was doing her best. My Veggie Omelet was really good! Tons of veggies, great portion size, and it was served hot! I loved it! Several of the other girls ordered the Garage Benedict and the Huevos Rancheros, which both looked fabulous! And the portions were ginormous! No complaints from any of us!
I can’t wait to go back for Taco Tuesday, to hear live music on the patio on a Saturday night, or brunch on a Sunday morning again!
You guys! Have you been to Pallet in Salt Lake City yet? Soooo good! I’ve heard loads of great things about this place, but haven’t had the opportunity to get there until a few nights ago!
We had reservations for 6:00, and arrived a bit early. Spent a few minutes at the bar learning about all the unique cocktails that Pallet is famous for! Yum!
Loved the décor and the really cozy feel of the restaurant! Our party of 5 was seated in a corner table with benches and pillows. Really nice!
We started our night with their famous cocktails. I had the Garden Smash which definitely had a good kick to it with the jalapeno!! The Farmers Market Sour was really good as well!
We started our meal with an order of Truffle Fries (delicious) as well as a few orders of the Pork Belly! Both were great and did not disappoint!
I chose the NY Steak for dinner with exceeded my expectations. Whenever I order my steak “Medium”, I always get it back closer to “Rare”. At Pallet, it was cooked perfectly! The cipollini onions and broccolini were very tasty, but next to the steak, I loved the Baked Mac & Cheese! Such a great comfort dish!
We were too full from dinner to order dessert, so we skipped that. Bummer!
I can’t wait to get back to Pallet and try more of the entrees! Soooo delish!
Have you eaten at Pallet before? If so, I’d love to hear your experience! Any other restaurants you LOVE and that you’d like to tell me about?
We stopped by a new spot in Salt Lake called Granary Row, on Saturday night. Pretty cool place! I will blog about it later on this week. Yesterday, we spent some time laying by the pool, which is always GOOD!
I want to tell you about a restaurant we discoverd last weekend. I've driven by Bistro on Main a dozen times, and I always make a mental note to try it out, but for whatever reason we haven't until now.
On Saturday morning, my husband and I took our little Mal-Shih for a walk up high on Bountiful Boulevard (fabulous views). After a nice hour long walk were starving! I remembered Bistro on Main, and knew they had outdoor seating so I suggested we give it a try, even though we had our dog with us.
I went inside when we got there and asked if it was okay if we dine outside with our dog….they happily said YES! We found a great shaded table on the front porch and checked out the menu.
The menu isn't too large, but does have a nice selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes. One of the specials of the day was the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and fries (waffle or sweet potato). My husband chose this! I decided on the Citrus Grilled Chicken Sandwich, with cheese, bacon and avocado, also served with fries. I am not eating white bread at the moment, so I asked if I could get the sandwich sans bread. They were more than willing to comply!
While the Pulled Pork Sandwich was messy (as it should be!), my husband said it was fabulous! He loved it! We even snuck a few bites to our Mal-Shih under the table!
My sandwich arrived without the bread (as I requested) and it was delicious! So tender and great flavor! I liked the sweet potato fries as well, and the service was great!
There was a sort of boutique happening on the front lawn, and one of the vendors happened to be selling healthy doggie treats. How lucky for us! He brought our dog a nice sample up on the porch, and she loved it!
We really did have a great experience at Bistro on Main! I noticed they had an alcoholic drink menu as well, which is always a plus in Bountiful!
We will be back!
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Do you have a favorite restaurant that is pet friendly?
A few weeks ago, I was asked to be a Yelp Elite Squad Member, which I thought was pretty cool! I have been using Yelp for quite some time, looking for new restaurants/hotels/services to try in my city and when I am traveling, as well as posting my own reviews of places I have visited.
Last week, I was invite to my first Yelp Elite Squad Event. I had the opportunity to try out a new East India Restaurant, Saffron Valley.
I've tried Indian Food before (basically curry and naan), but had never eaten at an Indian Restaurant, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I have to say I was very impressed!
Saffron Valley is located in the Avenues area of Salt Lake City, in a location that used to house the Pagoda Restaurant. I took my friend Kristyn with me to sample Saffron Valley, since it was my first Yelp Event and I was a bit nervous! When we arrived we were able to mingle with other "Yelpers" and grab a drink from the bar. The event was held in the lower "banquet room" of the restaurant. It was nice to be able to chat with everyone and get to know people before the food was served.
The menu that night consisted of two appetizers to sample, three Entrees, two side dishes and dessert.
We started with a Chicken Tikki Wrap and Dahi Puri. Both were delicious! The portion size of the wrap was very generous! It was a full meal portion, rather than an appetizer portion! The chicken was so tender, and once again I loved the taste of the added cilantro!
I was also surprised by the light taste of the Dahi Puri. The dish had a light cilantro flavor and the chick peas and yogurt sauce were delicious! For some reason, when the Dahi Puri came out, I thought it would be a hot dish! Not at all! It was like a cold soup.
Saffron Valley has a variety of Kebabs, and I was please with both the lamb and chicken! The chicken was very tender, as was the lamb. So good!! I didn't get to try the paneer, but I learned that it is very easy to make!
The Naan (leavened flatbread) was served warm and was delicious as well. I am not a huge fan of dessert (I know, I'm weird), but the portion of Gulab Jamun (similar to a donut hole soaked in sugare syrup) was perfect. Just a small portion, that was served warm! It is very sweet (to me), so the small portion was perfect. For some reason I didn't get a photo of dessert. My bad!
We also had a belly dancer and henna tattoo artist to entertain us, and a nice raffle of prizes as well. I will definitely be eating at Saffron Valley again in the very near future. If you like East Indian Cuisine, please give them a try! You won't be disappointed! They also have a location in South Jordan.
I'm excited to attend more Yelp Events in the future! It was a lot of fun, and I met some great people!
Do you Yelp?
Have you ever tried a restaurant based on a Yelp review?