'Utah' on Serious Eats

On the Beer Trail: An Epic Beer Tasting in Salt Lake City

Though I seem to have somehow inherited Dean Martin's liver, no one else in my immediate family is much of a drinker. So when I took a ski trip with my Dad and brother to Utah, a drop-in at Epic Brewing Company in Salt Lake City wasn't an easy sell. Still, aware of my priorities while touring on the road, my travel companions were willing to make the concession in exchange for my committing to the hotel pullout that night. More

The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu (and Super Secret Menu!) Survival Guide

Anybody who's been halfway around the block is aware of In-N-Out's secret menu, which allows you a few custom options other than the regular hamburger, cheeseburger, fries, shakes, and Double-Double that appear on their printed menus. But the options don't stop there. Here's a rundown of everything you can get at In-N-Out, secret menu and beyond. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Godfather at Caruso's Deli in Salt Lake City

The Godfather ($6.25) from Caruso's Deli in Salt Lake City is proof that nothing tastes as good as simplicity done right. The foundation of the sandwich is a sourdough loaf, baked fresh daily at Stoneground Bakery. It lends the right resistance when biting down and sourdough tang to complement the salty, creamy flavors of the sandwich innards: turkey, roast beef, bacon, and provolone. The thinly sliced meats, chewy bacon, and melty cheese make you wish you had ordered a second loaf. More

A Sandwich A Day: 'The Caputo' at Tony Caputo's, Salt Lake City

I'd never given much thought to Salt Lake City as an Italian food destination, but Tony Caputo's is a mighty fine Italian market, with any kind of cured meats, cheeses, pastas, tomatoes, and imported goods you can imagine. At the sandwich counter, you can't go wrong with 'The Caputo' ($8.25)—prosciutto, mortadella, and salami layered with provolone, plus lettuce and tomato More

A Sandwich A Day: 'Machine Gun' from Bruges, Salt Lake City

It sounds like a novelty stunt, or a Primanti's knockoff--Belgian frites and fried merguez sausage and tons of sauce in a bun, served at Belgium native Pierre Vandamme's fries-and-waffles shop, Bruges. But it's a classic friterie sandwich called a "mitraillette," directly translated to "machine gun"--and a far more refined sandwich than the description lets on. More

French Toast at Finn's in Salt Lake City

There are two kinds of dressed-up French toast: French toast with stuff on it, and French toast with stuff in it. I generally find myself more a fan of the latter, so I loved the Jule Kake French Toast ($8.49) at Finn's in Salt Lake City, which might be called a Scandinavian diner. Here, the "Norwegian Christmas Bread" is laced with raisins, citron, cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, dipped in a simple creamy-eggy batter and griddled golden brown. More

Morning Buns at Tulie Bakery in Salt Lake City

Before visiting Utah a few weeks ago, I can't say I had any preconceptions about Salt Lake City's bakery scene. But after a morning spent cruising the town for pastries, I have to say, I'm pretty impressed. Former Serious Eats intern Alison Herzog brought me by Tulie Bakery to sample all sorts of chocolate goodies, but it was the morning bun I fell hard for—flaky, tender croissant pastry spiraled around sugar, tasting gently but unmistakably of orange. More

Daily Slice: Maxwell's East Coast Eatery, Park City, Utah

October! National Pizza Month! This month we'll be bringing you Daily Slice, quick snapshots of slices and pies all of us at the Serious Eats empire have been enjoying lately. —The Mgmt. [Photograph: Carey Jones] I think the world of former Serious Eats intern and Utah co-eater extraordinaire Alison Herzog, and I've never had cause to question her taste in food. But that didn't mean I trusted her when she told me that Maxwell's East Coast Eatery in a Park City, Utah, strip mall made "serious New York–style pizza." I mean—I'm from California. There are a dozen pizzerias within ten... More

Brigham City, Utah: The Idle Isle Café

When Jane and Michael Stern hailed the Idle Isle Cafe in Brigham City, Utah, as "Worth Planning a Day Around" they weren't kidding. A cross-country road trip afforded me the opportunity to experience this worth-the-detour destination in person over an unforgettable lunch of mountain trout and their famous Idleberry pie. More

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