Best of UV: Restaurants, online media and BYU sports


Best of UV

Whether we are dishing up best restaurants in Utah Valley, dishing the ball to these BYU stars or dishing out the 411 on best deals, we are serving up the delish in this issue’s “Best Of” results for restaurants, online media and BYU sports.

After you scan the list of winners, dive into this issue’s “Best Of” categories by preparing yourself for Black Friday chaos with four money-saving tips from a deal-finding expert. Then rebound to the past and score statistics from your three favorite former BYU basketball players. And while you’re getting another taste of Jimmermania, salivate over the best-voted local restaurants in Utah Valley. Let’s eat!

Best Bakery

1. Cupcake Chic
2. Kneaders
3. The Sweet Tooth Fairy

Best Barbecue

1. Bam Bams

2. Smoking Apple

3. Wallaby’s Smokehouse

Best Casual Restaurant (With a waiter)

1. Texas Roadhouse
2. (Tie) Art City Trolley
2. (Tie) Black Sheep Cafe

Best Casual Restaurant (No waiter)

1. Zupas
2. Blue Lemon
3. Kneaders

Best Chinese

1. China Wok
2. China Isle
3. Lotus Garden

Best Drink and Dessert

1. BYU Creamery
2. Swig
3. Sodalicious

Best Fine Dining

1. Carrabba’s
2. Tree Room Restaurant
3. Magleby’s Restaurant

Best Fresh Mexican

1. Cafe Rio
2. Costa Vida
3. Bajio Grill

Best Fast Food

The food truck craze in Utah Valley exploded when Waffle Love warmed up the scene in 2012.

The food truck craze in Utah Valley exploded when Waffle Love warmed up the scene in 2012.

1. Chick-fil-A
2. In-N-Out
3. JCWs

Best Italian and Pizza

1. Brick Oven
2. Malawi’s Pizza
3. Pizzeria Seven Twelve

Best Sandwiches and Deli

1. Firehouse Subs
2. DP Cheesesteaks
3. Sensuous Sandwich

Best Japanese/Sushi

1. Happy Sumo
2. Tepanyaki Steakhouse
3. Sakura

Best Mexican

1. Los Hermanos
2. Mi Rancherito
3. El Azteca

Best Eastern Asian Food

1. Thai Drift
2. Thai Village
3. Bamboo Hut Best

BYU Men’s Sport

1. Football
2. Basketball
3. Volleyball

Best BYU Women’s Sport

1. Soccer
2. Volleyball
3. Gymnastics

Favorite Former BYU Football Player

1. Steve Young
2. Ty Detmer
3. Jim McMahon

Favorite Current BYU Football Player

1. Taysom Hill
2. Jamaal Williams
3. Bronson Kaufusi

Favorite Former BYU Basketball Player

1. Jimmer Fredette
2. Danny Ainge
3. Shawn Bradley

Favorite Current BYU Basketball Player

1. Tyler Haws
2. Kyle Collinsworth
3. Nate Austin

Best Local News Site


Best Local Deals Website


Best Local YouTube Channel

1. The Piano Guys
2. Kid History
3. Lindsey Stirling

Best Local Celebrity on Twitter

1. Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell)
2. Jimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette)
3. Bronco Mendenhall (@Bronco_BYU)

Best Local Spots For Taking Instagram Pics

1. LDS Temple Grounds
2. Top of Y Trail
3. Athletic Events

Best BYU Sports Website


Best Local Hashtags

1. #BYU50
2. #UtahIsBeautiful
3. #ProvoRocks

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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