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!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Costa Vida- made with passion from scratch every day!

 By Kim Cracroft

I had the opportunity to visit Costa vida a few weeks ago.   I have been there before but not like this.  I was able to go and sample there menu at a Q&A event with the Executive chef of all Utah Costa Vidas,  Geoff Alter.  I  was so glad I did this because I tried things that I had overlooked on the menu or just simply have never tried!

First on the list.    The soda bar.  You can go for the classic soda drinks, mix up your own or go for the fresh horchata which is packed full of cinnamon and rice milk.  Yum!   They are also trying out a few new drinks.  A limeade using only water limes and sugar to sweeten and a watermelon drink consisting of puréed fresh watermelon, limes, water and a bit of sugar.   They are both sweet and the first sip screamed summer!!!!!

I ventured out and tried the assorted salsas and chips.  Their queso is the perfect appetizer.  It is so rich in flavor, thick and creamy.  You won't regret this choice.

I tried the Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Salad.  Do not let the Chipotle steer you away.  I saw that and thought "spicy" I was wrong.  This is a salad boasting with tons of yummy sweet and savory notes.  I tried this with both  the creamy ranch and the vinegerette both were delicious.

Enchiladas were up next... I tried them all!  From grilled chicken to sweet pork to braised beef some were flour tortilla enchiladas and some were yellow corn enchiladas.  I would recommend the grilled chicken enchiladas with roasted green chile sauce and flour tortillas.  They were soooo good!

Last on the main course list was a grilled steak taco.  Think fresh street steak taco.  Made with tender steak and a honey habenero sauce.  It was presented as a simple street taco but it tasted amazing!!!  They were my husbands favorite!

We topped off the night with dessert!  We had their key lime pie which is bursting w fresh keylime taste and the sweetness from the whipping cream and crust made for the perfect sweet and tart dessert.  Tres leches (three milks) cake was rich and very sweet, this seems to be their best selling dessert and their is a reason for that.  Last but not least was flan.   I have my reservation about this dessert but Costa Vida did not disappoint.  I will go as far as to say this is the best flan I have ever had!!!  It was so creamy and smoothe.  Seriously...  You have to try this!  All of these desserts were delicious and are a absolute must try! 
This restaurant has fresh written all over it.  It uses the freshest and finest ingredients offered to them.  Feel free to visit them and try some of these dishes I mentioned or perhaps venture out on your own and try something new!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

1 Year Membership Giveaway!

I am excited to tell you that we have teamed up with This Is The Place Heritage Park to giveaway a 1 year family membership to This Is The Place!

The season membership includes:
General Admission
Unlimited Pony Rides
Unlimited Train Rides
10% discount to the Heritage Gift Shop and ZCMI store
10% discount at Huntsman Grill
Admits up to 2 named adults
50% discount at Candlelight Christmas
Dependent children under the age of 18, or up to 6 grandchildren under 18 years

To enter to win head over to I Heart Salt Lake on Instagram 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Geckos Live at Natural History Museum of Utah

By Kim Cracroft

Tucked away on Wakara Way located in Salt Lake City, is the Natural History Museum of Utah. It's simply put... Amazing!
There is so much to look at and so many things to do... The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about their surroundings! It is for all ages 1 to 100.

Right now til May they have an exhibit they are featuring called "Geckos Live" and It did not disappoint! You walk into the exhibit and you are whisked away on an totally awesome adventure of finding the camouflaged geckos in their habitats. They are hiding in rocks or tree branches, sliding down the windows and they are very still so looking for them can sometimes be tricky. They have a sign on each exhibit telling you how many geckos to look for... My littles thought that was pretty fun!

They have a wonderful cafe' and a fun gift shop you can peruse after making your way through the museum! After we did the gecko exhibit, we went and looked at the dinosaur exhibit, brushed away dirt to find artifacts, and played in the sand to dig up Dino bones.
Overall it was a really good time! We have been a time or two before, but you can never visit this place too much... They offer memberships, day passes and children parties. Hope you get to visit soon!

We are giving away 4 tickets to the Natural History Museum of Utah on our Instagram. Go there to enter.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Storybrook Play Cafe

A quaint little play place for children opened up not too long ago in Millcreek and we had to check it out.

Storybrook Play Cafe is an indoor play place that both kids and parents love. It's great for parties, small get togethers or just a fun time. There are pint size playhouses, a ball pit, a mini puppet theater, cars, dolls, and toys galore. The play area caters to kids under 6 years old.

Everything is really clean and they ask that everyone wears socks to help keep it that way. 

The cafe serves, beverages, smoothies, healthy snacks and more. It's the perfect place for parents to visit with friends while the kids play, get a little work done or even get down on the floor and play with your little ones.

The themed play events are really fun too. They have had Scales and Tails visit, princesses, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and many other fun themed play dates. Follow Storybrook Play Cafe on Instagram for more information.

(801) 669-0628
1538 East 3300 South

Monday through Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

Thursday, March 31, 2016

5 Best Bike Trails Near Salt Lake City

By Christensen and Hymas Utah Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Spring is on its way, and the time for searching out bike trails near Salt Lake is here! While some of the higher mountain trails may still be a little snowy, there are lots of great options closer to home. Here are 5 of our favorites:

Our Favorite Bike Trails near Salt Lake
  • We love this trail — a 17-mile paved path along Utah Valley. It has multiple points of access, from American Fork down to Orem. It features restrooms, water fountains, and early access.
  • This trail runs about 10 miles from Sandy to Point of the Mountain. It winds through neighborhoods and along streets, and is great for a casual family ride.
  • This is a 14-mile paved trail that never crosses any streets, allowing for a smooth, uninterrupted ride through the Farmington and Salt Lake areas. The Legacy Parkway Trail offers some great views of Utah’s spring scenery. Unfortunately, there is no restroom or drinking water access on the trail.
  • The Denver and Rio Grande Western Rail trail intersects the Legacy Parkway Trail. It is nearly 25 miles long and runs from Roy to Bountiful.
  • This trail also connects to the Legacy Parkway Trail, and weaves through Utah, Salt Lake, and Davis counties. It is the longest trail on our list, stretching for over 40 miles. Construction and gaps can make the trail difficult to follow, but Salt Lake County offers a map to help you navigate.
The Best Bike Trail in Utah that Should be Paved
This trail begins at Cascade Springs on the Alpine Loop and continues over the mountain past the Soldier Hollow Olympic Site to the Dear Creek Dam Trail head. It runs for about 8 miles from the Utah to Heber Valleys. It is currently unpaved, but we think it would make a great paved trail for all types of cyclists. Currently, cyclists have to travel around Deer Creek Reservoir to get from Utah County to Midway and Heber, but this road has a narrow shoulder and cars traveling at fast speeds.  Paving the Deer Creek Parkway would protect cyclists and allow for some epic rides throughout multiple counties.  


Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas are Utah Bicycle Accident Attorneys at Christensen & Hymas . A large portion of their practice is dedicated to helping cyclists injured in collisions with motor vehicles. They are avid cyclists and nationally recognized legal experts on cycling laws and safety. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Baby Animal Days! Win Tickets!

Baby animal days might be one of our very favorite things at This Is The Place Heritage Park. Who doesn't love seeing baby farm animals? The season kicks off March 24th-26th and we can't wait!

This Is The Place will be celebrating their baby animals for an entire month and we are giving away free tickets on our Instagram. Bring the whole family to experience the fun for yourselves. Hold a baby chick, pet a baby goat, let your kids take a pony ride, see the Skymasters Bird show and much more. For more information check out their website.

Baby Animal Days Kick Off
March 24th-26th
10:00 am- 5:00pm

Receive $2.00 off your tickets by mentioning I Heart Salt Lake. 

Enter to win a family day pass for 6 plus a dozen Brigham's donuts over on our Instagram