this is for emily and anyone else interested in the good food we've found in slc. this is the good and inexpensive food though we've had some great fine dining as well.
artic circle: fast food burger chain. famous as the home of the original fry sauce - a utah specialty made with mayonnaise, ketchup and secret ingredients which may or may not include pickle juice - for dipping fries and onion rings. also famous for their shakes and long list of mix-in's including fresh fruit. good local alternative to mcdonald's.
the sconecutter: fast food sandwich chain. nothing at all like scones, more like large, rectangular dinner rolls in wheat and white. good, fresh "garnishments" including sprouts and even avocado an extra 60 cents. a local student favourite with 24-hour drive-in's.
hire's big h: classic burger drive-in. carhops and root beer in frosty mugs. need i say more.
dee's family restaurant: coffeeshops. once there were dee's drive-in's that served 29 cent burgers but those evolved into the remaining coffeeshops that serve breakfast all day.
the lion house pantry restaurant: mormon home cooking in the historic home of brigham young. try lunch there after the temple tour.
lamb's grill: the oldest continuously running restaurant in utah since 1919. best bargains at breakfast with very good local trout.
mrs. backer's bakery: generations of mrs. backers have perfected the bismarck. in blueberry and rasberry. excellent apple fritters as well.
navajo hogan: tiny and family owned specializing in indian fry bread. a heady, delicate corn fragrance from rounds of crispy and airy frybread available in yellow, white and blue corn. try the lunch specials - all only about $6 - or the mutton stew on saturday which usually sells out by 4pm. my absolute favourite so far.
there's more of course. will add more later.