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Olive Garden opens at Canyon Creek in Spanish Fork

Just in time for the holidays, Olive Garden cut the ribbon to officially open its restaurant in Spanish Fork on Monday morning. “Thank you to everybody in Spanish Fork and everybody in the surrounding areas for welcoming us here to be [...]

A look back and forward at to our favorite Utah Valley dining reviews

By Mary Crafts-Homer I absolutely love writing restaurant reviews. They keep me connected to what’s new in the community, meeting new foodies, and always pushing Utah’s edgy new food scene. One of my favorite things is to meet the owner [...]

8 unique pumpkin treats in Utah Valley for National Pumpkin Day

As the autumn leaves change colors, so do the seasonal foods. Pumpkin takes over our decorations and our kitchens, but we aren’t upset about that. Here are 8 Utah Valley based businesses with pumpkin flavored dishes and treats to celebrate [...]

Moooving in: Chick-fil-a opens new restaurant in Lehi

Utah County residents can now “eat mor chikin” as a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opened in Lehi on Wednesday. The Lehi Chick-fil-A kicked off its new location with the traditional First 100 campout, where 100 customers ages 18 and [...]

Customers reflect on 55 years of El Azteca

El Azteca has been a staple to get good Mexican food in Utah County, but after 55 years the owners have decided to close their doors. The owners of El Azteca, the Rubio and Revuelta family, announced their closing on Facebook on Aug. 22. The [...]

Rodizio Grill opens new location at Shops at Riverwoods

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

Darkened donuts: Krispy Kreme offering a culinary eclipse

The sun and moon did not schedule their date above Utah County for the 2017 solar eclipse, but that’s not stopping a Krispy Kreme glaze craze. In order to witness the total eclipse of the sun, travelers must look up from a 70-mile-wide [...]

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 [...]