Favorite things: Food

Here are some of my favorite foodie escapades lately:

The sweet potato fries at The Bayou 

Portions may be bigger than the menu makes them appear. These fries were basically never ending. NEVER ENDING.

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Chip

I finally tried the infamous Chip! If you haven’t heard of them they are a chocolate chip cookie and milk DELIVERY service. They are based out of Provo, but have a Salt Lake pop up on the weekend. Their cookies are gigantic and delicious.

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Chicken burrito bowls ala buzzfeed

I’m all about meal prep lately [who am I?], but often when I try to copy trendy recipes they don’t translate. This was an exception. I loved it so much. Simple, but good. Get the recipe here.

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Feast Fest

Our friends did a series of food movie nights and it was truly the best. My favs were probably Chocolat and Ratatouille. Classics for a reason.

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Can’t watch Chocolat without mass amounts of chocolate.

Frida Bistro 

I’ve been dying to go here for ages and it did not disappoint [Thnx Mindy for making my food/birthday dreams come true].

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Carnitas de puerco and chipotle mashed potatoes. Yum.

Can you see that deliciousness? No, ok, LET ME ENHANCE THAT FOR YOU.

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Plus the ambience is great too – inside and out.

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Food & art are two of my favorite things and I loved how they decorated everything.

And last, but not least, the Birthday eating extravaganza

[FOR EXPERIENCED EATERS ONLY]

There were pancakes:

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Courtesy of Original Pancake House, duh. If you need a recommendation my go to order is banana pancakes and a side of bacon.

Practically every “bite” on the menu at Even Stevens,

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and Cheesecake Factory

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Terrible picture, but it tasted oh-so-good.

Of course all that birthday food was made better by the fact that I shared it with the best of people. Thanks for the birthday love everyone!

Bonus [non-food] favorite thing: Ziggy helping me unwrap my birthday gifts

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Currently: In love with the new Wonder Woman movie. I saw a screening last night and already can’t wait to see it again!

Hakuna Matata

I took time out of my busy schedule of dog cuddling/ whispering:

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Always up for quality Ziggy time

and saw Lion King at the Eccles theater! They were doing discount rush tickets, so we decided to try our luck. It turned out to be a great decision. We got amazing seats for half the price and had a lovely night [despite air conditioning malfunctions].

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I had never seen Lion King before and it was a great experience. The costumes, dancing, singing – everything was so well done. Basically, I was in love with show – and with the theater itself. The design is gorgeous.

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This is looking straight up at the ceiling.

This doesn’t even show the detail inside the theater. There are these great light fixtures on the balcony ceilings along with a starry night effect on the main ceiling.

I especially loved going out on the balcony and looking over the city lights at intermission.

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PRO TIP: Make friends with the spotlight guy and he will show you all the best places to take pictures. Not kidding. Thanks Steve!

Another highlight of intermission was the concession stand. All the treats were delicious and a tribute to the best Salt Lake has to offer. The cookies were from Ruby Snap and the gummi bears were from Cummings.

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Hopefully I’ll be back soon!

Currently: Back in the thick of my Harry Potter reread. I’m on book 6!

Favorite Things

I thought I would document a few of my favorite things from the last couple of months before March officially ended:

Food Adventures. There are few things I love more than discovering a good restaurant. Some of my recent adventures were Alamexo, Chopfuku, and Purgatory. I love good sushi and Chopfuku didn’t disappoint. I can’t wait to try more of their rolls.

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This is their UK roll. It has snow crab, avocado, tuna, DEEP FRIED BACON, salmon, white fish, jalapeno, tobiko, lemon, served with spicy mayo, and eel sauce.

Purgatory is a bar/restaurant that features Asian fusion food. We tried the K-pop fries, curry donut, Soul burger, and a cauliflower wrap. The fries were especially delicious.

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The K-pop fries featuring: Korean short ribs/ carmelized kimchi/gochujuan mayo/ herbs/crema

Not pictured: My delicious Alamexo queso, fish tacos, and churro. To top it off we ended up sitting right next to the owner, who was very nice. Definitely would go again!

Tennis. The true sign of spring this year for me was not the weather [which insists on being fickle], but the reappearance of concerts after their winter hibernation. I saw Tennis for the second time and checked out the State Room for the first time [and LOVED it – New top venue choice].

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Penthouse Upgrade. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by the whisper soft embrace of a heavenly cloud? Wonder no further. It’s what lying on these pillow loungers is like. I stumbled across these on Amazon and they are one of the best purchases I have ever made. They have changed our movie nights forever.

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These pillow loungers are so beloved and life changing that Courtney felt she had no other option than to quit her office job and now she spends all her time promoting them. She is currently completing an internship under the Price is Right showcase models and will then be taking her efforts abroad so that no one anywhere in the world will be without the option of comfortable pillow based lounge options.

Ziggy. My sister and her husband added a puppy to their life and I’m sort of obsessed. Here are some basic facts about Ziggy: He is a Shih Tzu, he is named after David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust, and he is afraid of hula hoops. I puppy-sat him for one weekend and couldn’t get enough.

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Currently: Catching up on This Is Us