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!

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

Favorite Things

Here are some of my favorite things lately:

Festival and Fair things

September brings many events. And many foods.

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Greek Festival

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Close up of the Greek pastries.

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Utah State Fair! I recommend the sprinkle dipped ice cream cone or the fried Oreos.

Gilmore Girl things

For the 16th anniversary of Gilmore Girls and in anticipation of the upcoming revival, 200 coffee shops around the country turned into Luke’s Diner for the day. There were two such “diners” in Salt Lake. I missed out on the merch, but I did get to see the sign. The shop was also playing Gilmore Girl episodes on a projector.

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Stranger Things

If you haven’t watched Stranger Things yet it deserves some screen time. Some friends of mine had a Stranger Things party and it was a-mah-zing. I loved seeing everyone’s costumes. We even had a friend make a great demogorgon mask.

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Not pictured: Short hair eleven, demogorgon, Will’s house, and Toothless.

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Barb stole the show [typical]. My “Barb” was more of an homage to what Barb would wear in present time.

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SERIOUS BARB FACES. DON’T UNDERSTIMATE A BARB.

Dine O’ Round things

If you haven’t heard of Dine O’ Round it’s basically one time a year where the restaurants of downtown Salt Lake City do special deals/meals. It lasts about two weeks, which trust me, is enough time to do some serious damage.

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Dine O’ Round led me to some new places this year, including Taco Taco.

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Obsessed with this Taco Taco decor.

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I also visited an old favorite, Gourmandise.

Musical things

This was a great show! Now I’m extra-excited for the live action movie to come out.

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These were also great [albeit very different] musical shows.

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Tegan and Sara! I love them. I’m glad I got to see them [again]. Caity has been with me to witness the magic both times!

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Couldn’t leave Tegan and Sara without this jacket. I mean, c’mon.

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Grouplove <3

Cute animal things

Cute animals are kind of a given when it comes to things people love. However, even if you think you’ve seen it all, I recommend you look at this prissy_pig on instagram. These tiny little pigs in pajamas KILL ME. YOU’RE WELCOME.

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Ice cream things

I’m obsessed with this flat, Roll With It Creamery ice cream. The only problem is I have to go to Provo to get it.

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Fall color things

Finally, what kind of list would this be if I didn’t talk about the colors changing? One of the best parts of living in Utah is experiencing fall here.

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Currently: Getting in the October mood with some Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hope you’re having a good fall, full of your own favorite things.