08172017

With a second location and a food truck, Bam Bam’s puts barbecue on the menu

Review by Mary Crafts-Homer I’ll never forget the time I cooked BBQ for George W. Bush on his stop in Utah when he ran for president the first time.    He strolled over to the grills and said, “Looks like you’re doing some BBQ here.” I [...]

Tucanos ‘meats’ University Place with tradition of community and celebration

Sponsored Story Tucanos may have moved to University Place on May 15 — but the myriad of flavors and festive traditions will continue at its new location. In 2000, Tucanos opened its first location in Provo, Utah, bringing the taste of Rio [...]

5 Utah Valley doughnuts and deals to try on National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day has once again rolled around on its circular fashion — and Utah Valley doughnut shops are ready to celebrate on June 2. Here are five Utah Valley doughnut and deals you do-nut want to miss on National Doughnut Day. Daylight [...]

Mo’ Bettahs is Mo Delicious

I went to review Mo’ Bettahs against my better judgment. I typically don’t dine at fast food — and especially not where they appear to just pile food on a Styrofoam plate to fill guests up with no concern for quality. But on the recommendation [...]

Rodizio Grill filling empty space at Shops at Riverwoods

Rodizio Grill is opening its fourth Utah location at the Shops at Riverwoods in Provo, Utah this summer. The Brazilian steakhouse currently has locations at Trolley Square in Salt Lake, American Fork and at Utah Motorsports Campus.  “I [...]

5 unique pizzas in Utah Valley that are better than pepperoni

Stop with the pepperoni already and give one of these pizzas a run for its mozzarella. In honor of May 19 being National Pizza Party Day, here are five unique pizzas at Utah Valley pizzerias that will top the toppings on the traditional pizza [...]

8 Utah Valley locations to get your Cinco de Mayo eats

Look out, Utah Valley, it’s Cinco de Mayo! And if you missed eating tacos on Tuesday, don’t worry because today is the perfect day to get your Mexican eats on. Chow down on these eight great places and celebrate the culinary victories [...]

2017 Best of UV: Restaurants

It isn’t puzzling why we all heart Utah Valley! We pieced together your thousands of love notes and votes to reveal 309 winners that give the big picture of the county we call home. BAKERY 1. Kneaders 2. Shirley’s Bakery & Cafe 3. [...]

Puzzle with patience: Bombay House takes time to perfect food

Puzzles aren’t exactly known for being fast and easy — and that’s the beauty of the 1,000-piece project. Bombay House co-owner D. Shanthakumar believes Indian food also takes patience and time. Shanthakumar grew up in Southern India before [...]

Strap puts Springville on the food map

A lot of people have been asking me for a review of Strap Tank in Springville — Utah County’s first beer brewery and restaurant. I attended their pre-opening event, but decided to wait six months to see where they were going and how [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events for a colorful weekend

Spring has almost sprung. As the first buds of the season start to color the county, don’t let the March chill keep you inside. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random [...]

Go Fish!: Of all the fish in the local restaurant sea, Tsunami at Traverse Mountain has the best sushi

By Mary Crafts-Homer I’m jumpin’ for joy that one of my favorite Salt Lake restaurants has opened a fourth location in Traverse Mountain! I have long been a fan of Tsunami at its original Sugar House location and find it a good place for [...]

Your Picture-Perfect Winter Wonderland guide to Heber Valley

It’s not holly or jolly to spend more time getting to your destination than enjoying the actual getaway. Here are 14 delightful reasons to head a short 20 minutes up Provo Canyon to Heber City and Midway during the most wonderful time of the [...]

Sweet pork burrito! Cafe Rio opens 100th restaurant in Lehi

  Utah’s popular Mexican restaurant, Cafe Rio, hit a milestone Thursday with its 100th restaurant opening. The newest addition joins the growing workforce in Lehi, Utah at Traverse Mountain. Cafe Rio, which prides itself on everything [...]

How we became a dynamic dining duo

Twin sisters and restaurant owners Alisha Nuttall and Angela Wilson are two sides of the same coin — one likes whimsy, one likes boldness. One owns a bakery, one owns a bistro. But the Pleasant Grove pair combined forces to win “Cupcake [...]

Treat yourself to these local ice cream joints on National Ice Cream Cone Day

Every day is a good day for ice cream in Utah County, but we’re not complaining about another excuse to scream for ice cream. These four locally-based ice cream establishments are perfect for celebrating National Ice Cream Cone Day. BYU [...]

Free Krispy Kreme donuts for Talk Like a Pirate Day

ARR you ready to talk like a pirate in order to get a free donut at Krispy Kreme? Monday, Sept. 19 is the nonsensical holiday, Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Krispy Kreme is giving out a pirate’s bounty (or at least a golden doughnut). Customers [...]

Rockwell so totally rocks the ice cream scene

By Mary Crafts-Homer It seems my restaurant reviews having been getting much more positive as of late. I don’t know if that’s because I’m just getting soft in my old age or because the restaurant scene in Utah Valley is getting that much [...]

Tucanos slated to open new location at University Place in 2017

Fire up the grill, Orem — Tucanos Brazilian Grill is opening a new Utah County location at University Place. Tucanos, which serves an exhibition-style meal of Brazilian meat and vegetables alongside a salad bar, will begin construction on [...]

Food Fest sweetens the market deal at BYU’s farmers market

The LaVell Edwards Stadium Farmers Market is open for its sixth year supporting local growers — but this year BYU Dining is answering the many requests by adding Food Fest. “For years we’ve had people asking for more food, but we resisted [...]