Saturday, June 13, 2020

Ute Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

The Ute Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, built in 1937, is the last standing fire tower with living quarters in Utah. The views from the tower are amazing! The 360 degree view of  Ashley National Forest and the northeastern slope of the Uinta Mountain range are worth the visit. On a clear day you can even see Wyoming and Colorado.

From Manila, Utah turn South on UT 44 and drive 13 miles to Sheep Creek Geological Loop. 
Turn Left onto the Loop. Drive 2 miles to FS 221 and travel 1 mile to FS 55. 
Turn left and drive 1.3 miles until you come to the tower. 

Open June - September Fridays and Saturdays 10:30am-4:00pm.
There is an outhouse but no running water.

We suggest you pack a picnic and enjoy a little extra time on the Sheep Creek Geological Loop

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Granary District Murals

The Granary District in Salt Lake is full of fun and vibrant murals that you are sure to enjoy.
Follow along this map for a walking tour of the Granary District murals.

Not all of the murals are shown here.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Greek Souvlaki Catering

A few weeks ago we got to try out the catering services from Greek Souvlaki in Murray. It was so good I will definitely be using them again in the future!

Greek Souvlaki had everything ready for me including plates, napkins, silverware and serving utensils. Everything was taken care of for me. Talk about a stress free dinner party!

 And of course the food was delicious! The pictures just don't do the food justice. Even my picky children loved it.

The Greek salad was full of fresh ingredients and was very large.

 With hearty portions everyone was full and we still had leftovers. 

Take the stress out of your holiday parties and use Greek Souvlaki catering. Delicious food, great prices and completely stress free. Sounds like a win to me!

For every $50 spent in catering menu items you earn $5 gift cards too. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

We Olive

By Tim Tinker

We Olive Store and Wine Bar is a fun, friendly, family affair. It is run by a Stephanie and her sons, Josh and Nate.  We Olive at Trolley Square as been in business since 2016. The store features California Extra Virgin Olive Oils. We Olive offers an extensive line of retail products as well as in house dining options. 

We Olive prides themselves on educating the inexperienced guest. The Staff will walk you through an olive oil tasting to find the perfect olive oil, and likely also vinegar to accommodate any need. They specialize in Arbequina, Koroneiki, Mission, and Tuscan Olive Oils. You can sample any of the items in the store so you know that you love it. 
With the holiday season just around the corner, We Olive is a great place to purchase gifts. There are a variety of pre-made gift baskets or the Staff would be more than happy to help personalize a gift. They can even create custom labels for you.  
In the back of the store is the Wine Bar. The food is simple but created to highlight the olive oil and balsamic. We loved the  Prosciutto-wrapped Dates  with goat cheese, walnuts, Blood Orange Balsamic, and  Meyer Lemon Olive Oil. The Fromage Flatbread, a blend of artisan cheeses, fresh basil, and Garlic Olive Oil was also a treat. Wine is served by taste, glass, and bottle. Local breweries featured included Mountain West Cider, Proper, and Talisman. They also have a Happy Hour with food specials Monday - Friday from 3:30-6:30

We Olive
Salt Lake City, Utah . 84102

Store Hours
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm

Monday, October 2, 2017

Little Haunts at This Is The Place

Little Haunts is right around the corner and we are so excited! 

Who: Children of all ages
What: Halloween fun!
When: October 14, 19-22, and the 28
Little Haunts at This Is The Place is the FUN, and not so scary Halloween Haunts for kids and their families!  

Trick or Treat throughout the Village! Ride the trains and ponies, Creature Encounters, pan for gold and dig for treasure in Prospectors Pit.  Hear Halloween stories from The Story Telling Witch and join us as Alice the Dragon leads you in the costume parade! You can come with or without a costume.  The Candy Cannon will blast out yummy taffy and there will be face painting, games like Tug O'War, Stick Pony Racing, Bean Bag toss and much much more! For more information call: 801-582-1847. 

Receive $2 off each ticket by mentioning I Heart Salt Lake Blog!  

Head over to the I Heart Salt Lake Instagram for a chance to win free admission! 


Monday, July 10, 2017

Conestoga Ranch at Bear Lake

A few weeks ago our family was invited to go glamping at Conestoga Ranch at Bear Lake in Garden City Utah. Conestoga Ranch is about a 3 hour drive from Salt Lake City.

We stayed in a Conestoga Wagon. Our covered wagon had a comfy king size bed and two bunk beds. 
It was also furnished with bedding, towels, a small safe (the kind you would find in a hotel room), two lantern style flashlights, and two DC converters so you can charge your phone.

The wagons are set up in a wagon circle, in the center is a big fire pit with Adirondack chairs. No need to worry abut bringing matches, firewood, or stuff to roast marshmallows. The employees light the fire for you and they also supply you with a s'mores kit including sticks to roast the marshmallows. If you need extra there is a small shop on site where you can buy more (or anything else you may have forgotten to bring).
Each wagon has it's own picnic table and umbrella which is great for playing games, small crafts with the kids and of course eating.

The resort also has bikes and helmets to rent (free of charge),  a game tent, playground,volleyball net and more!

Unlike the grand tents that have their own in-tent bathroom, the wagons did not have a bathroom. No big deal, the bathrooms are really nice! They even supply shampoo, conditioner and soap. The bathrooms are a very short walk (less than a minute) away. They are located in the main building and are very private. They look like a bathroom you would find in a hotel room.

The picture above is the main building on the bathroom side. There are more bathrooms on the inner side of the barn style building.

We loved the on site restaurant, Campfire Grill.

They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner so need to even worry about packing food. Unless you want to. We loved the dinner, especially the wood fired pizzas. Campfire Grill also has child friendly options that will make both parents and kids happy.

You don't have to be a guest of Conestoga Ranch to dine at the Campfire Grill, so if you are in the area stop by and check it out.

We really loved our stay at Conestoga Ranch and are already dreaming of our next trip there!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

 By Kim Cracroft

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza is new to the Midvale area.  Owner Mike Crouch and his family brought this hip, fun fresh pizza franchise to Utah.

You walk in and are greeted by a friendly staff and 3 screens chuckfull of options.  Your choices are already mastered recipe pizzas or create your own, salads and wings.   (You choose from several  pizza size options, our favorite was the roman style.). The thing I loved about this place is that the toppings, no matter how many you put on, are just one price.  

The pizza dough is made fresh with high quality ingredients everyday.  When ordering be sure to sneak a peek at the mixer behind the counter!

Let's talk the oven.  It is massive and hot and is specifically designed for 1000 degrees restaurants. 
It continuously rotates while pizzas are placed upon the pizza plates inside the oven and rotate about twice before the pizzas are ready to serve.  About 2 minutes cooking time!  Now that's quick!

We enjoyed the chicken Alfredo pizza on roman style crust, classic margarita  pizza on roman style crust and the best cheesy bread EVER!!!!  I'm going out on a limb here, and say that it is the best pizza crust I have ever eaten!

Give 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza a try for family night, hit it up for lunch or venture out for a night out with friends (top golf is kitty corner from them).  You will become a repeat customer, I promise!! 

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza
 7101 South Bingham Junction BLVD
Midvale, Utah