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!

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 pur√©ed 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!