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 [...]

Oteo is Mexican magic north of the border

By Mary Crafts-Homer Lots of folks call themselves “foodies” nowadays, and Utah Valley is no exception to the national wave of elevated food tastes. However, there is a difference between the weekend “foodie” and those of us who live [...]

Eat more free: Start the week with free Slurpees and Chick-fil-A

Two annual free food events are making the start of the work week a whole lot better. 7-Eleven’s Free Slurpee Day is on Monday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Customers receive a free small Slurpee at participating stores. But this year [...]

Looking for a Good Thyme: Farm-to-table goodness served fresh in modern downtown ambiance

Brothers Stefano and Nic Niccoli grew up at the feet of their parents who ran a deli in southern California. Later they moved to Utah and earned their living and more culinary chops at Culinary Crafts. Earlier this spring, they opened up Good [...]

2016 Best of Utah Valley Winners

The race is over. You put one business a foot ahead of the other and we are awarding the first three to the finish line. With more than 20,000 votes cast, we’re crowning the winners according to your votes. Ladies and gentleman of Utah [...]

2016 Best of UV: Restaurants

Best Bakery 1. Kneaders 2. Enliten Bakery and Café 3. Shirley’s Best Barbecue 1. Bam Bams BBQ (Find out what Founder Cameron Treu’s most embarrassing moment in business has been. Hint: It involves Detroit Lions’ Ziggy Ansah.) 2. [...]

Bam Bams BBQ’s sweet success and Ziggy misidentification mistake

After Utah native Cameron Treu took the barbecue world by storm by winning multiple awards in barbecue competitions in the west, he returned to Utah to open a quality barbecue restaurant. Bam Bams BBQ opened in Orem on June 1, 2013, and sold [...]

7 things Ryan Radebaugh wants you to know about Orem

Elementary school teacher Ryan Radebaugh moved to Orem when he was in second grade. After graduating from Orem High School, he took a short venture down south to BYU to get his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s in educational [...]

Deliciousness? Czech!: Hruska’s Kolache serves up European favorites with a twist in downtown Provo

By Mary Crafts-Homer I was born and raised in Iowa and learned to cook in my mother’s kitchen. She was known as one of the best cooks in the county and loved to entertain. I guess I’m kind of a chip off the old block! One of my favorite [...]

Brick Oven prepares for 60th anniversary by combining the future with the past

Brick Oven is working to merge the future with the past in honor of its 60th anniversary in June. And just like any other business in it for the long haul, Brick Oven is getting a facelift. Holding on to the family environment, Brick Oven’s [...]

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. [...]