Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Choice is yours... At Chuck A Rama!

By Kim Cracroft
Chuck A  Rama has been around for quite sometime!   This family owned business started back in 1966 and is still going strong with over 12 locations to visit.  We all have a Grandpa or Grandma, perhaps an Uncle that loves this place.   For me, its my Dad...  I have fond memories of going to this restaurant with my family.  My dad would take all of us there for a birthday, or for a big family get together.  
Chuck A Rama is celebrating their 50th anniversary!  I was able to attend a pre celebration for this restaurant where we learned how Chuck A Rama got its name, (visit their website and watch the little video) How long ago this restaurant was started, and where Chuck A Rama is today.  We were able to watch how they make all things fresh there.   They bake all things in house the day of,  and are made from scratch.  We were fortunate enough to see how they make there cinnamon pull aparts! YUUUM!   
The salad bar offers fresh options of pretty much everything you need to make the perfect salad, not to mention they have so many choices for lunch and dinner.  They had everything...out of the oven roast beef, turkey, homemade soups, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies and my personal, favorite the slow roasted kettle turkey with potatoes and carrots. They have Mexican cuisine, Chinese  cuisine, kids personal favorites included pizza, french fries, mac and cheese, spaghetti... the list goes on and on and on.  I cant stress enough how fresh everything was!  
The drink station offers both Coke and Pepsi products, local apple beer , an original Icee machine with 2 flavors, hot cocoa, etc.   Where else can you go and have over 20 options for food and drink?   Sounds like a win win to me. 
Last but not least, the dessert bar.   Everything from Grandmas homemade rice pudding and lava cake, to self serve soft serve ice  ream, endless choices of cakes and brownies...  what else am I missing?
You don't have to be from the older generation to frequent this place.   Take the kiddos there, meet a friend there for lunch,  celebrate your next birthday there,  don't be a stranger...  the staff is so friendly and the restaurant is top notch clean.  I promise this restaurant will not disappoint...  Go give it a try...  The choice is yours, at Chuck A Rama!  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PAC- Penny Ann's Cafe

Breakfast food is one of my favorite things so of course I am always happy to find a restaurant that serves a great breakfast and that my friends is where Penny Ann's Cafe comes in.

Penny Ann's has locations in Salt Lake, Draper and Taylorsville.  They are open seven days a week from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm at all locations.

I have heard many people rave about the Heavenly Hotcakes at Penny Ann's and they were right! They were delicious! You can't go to Penny Ann's and not get a stack of these yummy pancakes.

We loved the French Toast and would order them again and again. They are perfect as is (dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar) or order the stuffed French Toast.  

Penny Ann's has a big omelette menu. We ordered the Washington, packed full of sausage, ham and bacon. Yum!
Their bacon is thick and tasty, even in their omelettes.

You also need to try their pies and quiche. You won't regret it.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Park 5

A new soda shop opened up in the Holladay area but really, it is much more than just a soda shop!

The Park 5 sells a wide variety of specialty fountain sodas and specialty drinks. They also have tasty Italian sodas, ice cream, all beef hot dogs, freshly baked cookies and gourmet cookies.

The avocado gourmet cookie is a customer favorite but I am partial to the lemon and almond gourmet cookies!

There is indoor and outdoor seating or for those in a hurry or who just don't want to get out of the car, you can take advantage of the drive-through. 

2274 East 3900 South 
Holladay, Utah 
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Have you been to The Park 5? What did you think?


Friday, July 15, 2016

Wall of Books Mural in Salt Lake City

Don't you love a good mural? This wall of books is no exception! Hidden down a small alley by a parking garage is this cool mural. Stop by and check it out next time you are downtown.

The wall of books is located just south of the building at 222 South Main Street in Salt Lake City.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nitro World Games at Rice-Eccles Stadium Giveaway!

The Nitro World games is coming to Salt Lake City July 16th at the Rice-Eccles Stadium! Co-hosted by Tony Hawk and Travis Pastrana

The Nitro World Games will feature some of the best action sports athletes. Think freestyle motocross, bmx, skate, inline and scooter. This three hour experience will be broadcast on NBC but why watch on TV when you can see it in person? Get tickets here or enter our giveaway (information below) for a chance to win free tickets!

 You won't want to miss this!

Win a family 4 pack of tickets! 
To enter to win go to I Heart Salt Lake on Instagram

Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer at This Is The Place and a Giveaway!

We love summer time at This Is The Place! There are acres and acres of fun and places to explore! From digging for gemstones to learning the Friendship Dance with the Native American Dancers in Americas Largest Teepee, the park is a fun place to be this summer!

Photo by @lizzyography

In addition to the  daily offering of trains, ponies, mini-train, crafts, panning for gold, Native American Dancing and new Native American Village, artisans in their shops (don't miss the Potter who hand-throws pottery each day in his shop) splash pad...and more...This Is The Place has extra activities on special event days such as the Candy Cannon, games, watermelon eating contest and more!!
Make sure you don't miss Liberty Days July 2nd and 4th.
And Pioneer Days July 23rd and 25th. 
Head over to I Heart Salt Lake Instagram for a chance to win a family 6 pack pass! 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Potbelly Sandwiches in Sugarhouse

Last weekend we tried Potbelly Sandwiches located in the heart of Sugarhouse.  They offer an array of food...  Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Shakes and cookies.  We tried "the Mediterranean" sandwich with chicken, they have choices of white or wheat stoneground baguettes which are then whisked away on a oven conveyor belt to be toasted to perfection and afterwards is dressed with all the right stuff including their famous hot peppers!  We couldn't help but pair this sandwich with one of their chocolate shakes and it was soooooo yummy!  

This shop originated in Chicago and decided to spread the love to many different states including Salt Lake City!

You can't go wrong here...  Anything you get will hit the spot!  Go give them a try!