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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

Where Would You Escape To For Breakfast Pastries?

Is there any better feeling in the morning than opening the door of a bakery, and getting hit with warm butter-scented air rushing out? We're huge fans of breakfast pastries, and while we all dream of having the perfect bakery right in our neighborhood, there are some so amazing that we'd travel distances to get there. A perfect pain au chocolat, morning bun, or almond croissant is a treat worth seeking out. Here are 5 bakeries across the country we'd deem worth a special trip. 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

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