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Where there’s smoke there’s deliciousness: Spanish Fork’s Madera Smokehouse opens with awesome sauce

By Mary Crafts-Homer I’m about to make a really bold statement. The new Madera Smokehouse is about the best smoke house in the state! There, I said it, and I’ve got some good reasons to back this up. Madera’s “Southern Pride” smoker [...]

A Christmas Caramel: The Little Red Hen Candy Company shares sweet holiday tradition

If Christmas tradition was a treat that could be wrapped in brown paper packages tied up with string, it would taste like the caramels made by Holly Olson and Ptarmi Kilgore, co-owners of The Little Red Hen Candy Company. The Christmas candy [...]

12 Days of Giveaways: The prize list for the 2015 Christmas giveaway

On the first day of giveaways UtahValley360.com gave to me … UtahValley360.com wants to make the holiday season a little more “merry and bright” with 12 Days of Giveaways sponsored by EDGE Homes. Beginning on Dec. 1, we’ll draw a lucky [...]

Waffle Love at first bite: Local devotion to the first food truck in the valley is waffle-iron-clad

In the second episode of Food Network’s competitive show, “The Great Food Truck Race,” Waffle Love owner Adam Terry and two of his brothers were in the truck, slicing fruit, making dough and serving customers in Arizona. Adam, in an emotional [...]

Chick-fil-A opens 24th Utah location in Spanish Fork

Another Chick-fil-A has moooved into Utah, bringing Utah’s state total to 24. The Spanish Fork Chick-fil-A opened Thursday morning following the traditional First 100 campout, where 100 customers ages 18 and older camped in the parking [...]

A trip to Italy in downtown Provo

By Mary Crafts-Homer When I first came to Provo in 1972 to attend BYU, I fell in love with downtown Provo and its quaint hardware store, shoe repair, fabric store, and of course, the night-life hot spot: JIMBA’S! Over the years, downtown [...]

Soup’s on! 8 great bowls to try in Utah Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn in Utah — the new school year is well underway, temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are turning. And there’s no better way to ring in the season than to sample a bowl of one of the Valley’s [...]

Culinary Crafts ‘pops up’ a 10-course restaurant monthly

Utah Valley’s premier caterer has added an entirely new take on their menu this fall. Culinary Crafts is hosting monthly “pop up” restaurants, with 10-course meals served in unique locations. After their first farm-to-fork [...]

Weekend best bets (Sept. 11–13)

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. [...]

Life by Chocolate: Orem bakery dishes dessert and deliciousness in women-owned venture

By Mary Crafts-Homer Most of you know I’m pretty passionate about food. In fact, in some circles, I might even be called a food snob, but in reality, there are just two areas where I am very discriminating: 1) Ice cream vs gelato (that’s [...]

Local ice cream parlors share favorite flavors for National Ice Cream Day

Chill out and cool off with a delicious scoop or two of a frozen dairy dessert this weekend for National Ice Cream Day. These local ice cream parlors in Utah County shared their crowd favorites with us. Try some of these delicious creamy, [...]

Don’t fear the crowd: Fun for all at Freedom Fest

America’s Freedom Festival at Provo almost is upon us, and with it come concerts, festival shopping, food, entertainment, art, fireworks and thousands of people in downtown Provo. But you don’t have to be afraid of those crowds — [...]

Choose your own adventure in Santaquin

Originally attracting early pioneers to the area for its fertile soil, Santaquin is today recognized statewide as the Utah Farming Heritage District. This city might be small geographically, but it offers a long list of exciting things to do. Outdoor [...]

Tour de Utah Valley: 101 summer fun ideas

Summer is back, and we’re ready to coach you through a marathon of fun. We’re taking you up to the rooftops of Provo, down to the roots of Pleasant Grove’s farmer’s market and through 101 activities to pack your summer [...]

Choose your own adventure in Pleasant Grove

Away from the hum of the highway and the buzzing of the busy is Pleasant Grove, a haven in Utah County. It was settled in 1850 by travelers attracted to a grove of trees that offered temporary shelter and promise of rich soil — and today [...]

Melty Way grills a galaxy: Melty Way grills a galaxy

By Mary Crafts-Homer I love the concept of gourmet grilled cheese and I, like many of you, was raised on them. There is nothing quite as wonderful as a perfectly grilled cheese with edge to edge crispiness from the slathering of butter on a [...]

7 things Doug Witney wants you to know about Springville

Doug Witney knows the art of being a Springville man. He remembers picking fruit with his three brothers and parents at their orchard on Witney Lane, sledding down icy Mapleton Canyon, and graduating from Springville High School while it was [...]

2015 Best of Utah Valley Winners

You voted for your faves and we heard your raves. Now here’s the cream of the crop, the top of the heap and (according to ya’ll) the best in the west. Best of Restaurants Best Bakery 1. Kneaders Founders Colleen and Gary Worthington have [...]

Best of Classic Mexican: Los Hermanos

Thirty years ago, Los Hermanos spiced up downtown Provo. A few years later, ownership transferred to Craig and Lisa Witham and a few years after that, they expanded with a second location in Lindon. In addition to 18 children of their own, [...]

Sodalicious announces new location in Orem

Sodalicious announced a new shop location on Snapchat Tuesday. The new store will be located across the street from Target at 162 W. Center St. Kevin Auernig, one of the Sodalicious owners, says they hope to be open by the end of April in their [...]