I love food.  People often call me a “foodie.”  But that sounds bougie AF.  So, just – I love food, but also, my husband and I are horrible grocery-shopping-meal-planning-cook-every-night-clean-every-nighters, so we eat out A LOT.  We eat out way too much, but food is life.

Colleagues and friends who know this always ask me for restaurant recommendations; so, over the years, I have compiled this list of faves.  Every place listed here has wowed me in some way or another, time and time again, and depending on the occasion, I’d wine & dine a client, take a friend out for their birthday, or celebrate an anniversary, at any one of these places – they’re that good.

My all-time favorite restaurant in Utah is currently Table X.  Finca is a very close second.  Publik has the BEST COFFEE IN THE WORLD.  And you knowww how I feel about coffee.

* my absolute favorites in each category

Bougie Bars/Restaurants
* Table X
* Under Current
* Harbor Seafood & Steak Company
Current Fish & Oyster
White Horse
Copper Common
HSL
Bambara
BTG Wine Bar

Tapas
* Finca
* Eva
Meditrina
Martine Cafe
We Olive & Wine Bar

Vegan
* Boltcutter
* Zest Kitchen & Bar
* Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen
Sage’s Cafe
Mollie & Ollie

Asian
* Myung Ga (Korean)
* Takashi (sushi)
* Jinya (ramen)
Sapa (sushi)
Tsunami (sushi)
Pleiku (Vietnamese)
Tea Rose Diner (Thai)
Chabaar (Thai)
Bangkok Terrace (Thai)
Charlie Chow’s Dragon Grill (fusion)

Brunch
* Avenues Proper
* Publik Kitchen
Pig & A Jelly Jar
Ruth’s Diner
Finn’s Cafe

Mexican
* Frida Bistro
* Del Mar al Lago
Taqueria 27
Red Iguana

Indian
* India House
* Bombay House

Mediterranean
* Mazza (Middle Eastern)
* Aristo’s (Greek)

Brazilian:  Rodizio Grill

Italian
* Stoneground Kitchen
Settebello Pizzeria

Dessert
* Last Course
* Normal Ice Cream

On My List to Try:
Pago
Cafe Niche
Tin Angel
Valter’s Osteria
Buds
The Rose Establishment

Please send me your faves!! <3

xo Nina