There is nothing better than sitting down to get your grub on at a good restaurant after a long day of skiing. Sometimes good restaurants can be hard to come by. Here a few suggestions on where to eat after a day on the slopes
Market Street Grill is a seafood restaurant local to the Salt Lake City area offering a variety of dining experiences including casual dining at the Oyster Bar and fine dining at Market Street Grill and the New Yorker. All the seafood is flown in everyday to guarantee that you will get the freshest seafood in town. Both Market Street Grill and the Oyster Bar offer the same menu, but a different environment depending on what mood you are in. You have a family member or friend who doesn’t like seafood? That’s ok, Market Street also offers you the option of a juicy hamburger or steak cooked to perfection. I fell in love with the seafood these restaurants offer at a young age, always asking to go there for my birthday as a teenager because I loved the crab so much. Since then I have branched out and tasted a variety of things on their menu including different variations of lobster, crab, oysters, shrimp, steak, and an assortment of sides and desserts. To be completely honest, there wasn’t anything that I didn’t like. Here were some of my favorites…
- Cedar Plank Salmon – Simply enough, they cook a fresh salmon filet on a cedar plank so it soaks up the smoky flavor of the cedar as it cooks. It’s dang good.
- Filet Mignon Oscar Style – Oscar Style means they put a mixture of crab cake, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce. You can get Oscar Style on anything, but it is recommended on red meat dishes. Oh by the way, the Filet Mignon was cooked exactly how I ordered it – medium rare, charred and seasoned perfectly on the outside and a pinkish red on the inside. Writing about it is making me hungry.
- Raspberry Almond Torte – This desert is one of a kind. They bring you a hefty portion of torte that is riddled with raspberries throughout the entirety of it. It’s the perfect way to finish your meal.
Market Street Grill is easily accessible with four locations in Downtown Salt Lake, their University location (close to the University of Utah), Cottonwood (close to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon), and South Jordan. If you are looking for a great dining experience I would recommend Market Street Grill. It’s great food in a great environment.
Devanza’s is a family owned laid back restaurant in Park City. If you are looking for a place close to the resort that you can sit back with your buddies and enjoy good food and drinks, Devanza’s is the place for you. When you are on vacation in Park City you don’t really want to spend $40/plate every night at dinner, so Devanza’s offers a nice alternative to fine dining. Located not even half a block from the bottom of the Town Lift at Park City Mountain Resort, Devanza’s truly is a ski-in restaurant. When I go to Devanza’s I always get peperoni pizza, fries, and about half a gallon of fry sauce (it’s so good). I have gotten so hooked on these menu items that I had no idea about all the other awesome food they have. According to other local Devanza’s enthusiasts, they also have great philly cheese steak sandwiches and tacos that everyone needs to try. But it’s not just the food that makes Devanza’s a great place to eat, it’s the environment. This restaurant is a lively part of the Park City community. The walls are covered in pictures of local ski legends and other culture-creators in Park City, giving off a feeling/vibe that this restaurant houses a lot of culture and memories. The walls are also covered in beer cans (numbering just under 4000) collected over the years. You really can’t go to this place without feeling like you have had a true Park City experience.
Lone Star Taquería is an authentic taco joint close to the entrance of the Cottonwood Canyons. Stop by Lone Star to pick up some dang good tacos after skiing or snowboarding at Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, or Solitude. Lone Star offers a variety of menu items, their most popular being the fish tacos. They get fresh fish every day to make sure their tacos are high quality. Everything about this place screams authentic. Enrique – an employee at Lone Star – says that “people like Lone Star because the tacos are good and cheap.” You can get a lot of food without breaking your wallet. Personally, I would recommend getting either the fish tacos, or the carnitas tacos, with a side of chips and guacamole. From the combination of the vibrant colors, the decorated beat down car, and the smells and taste of the food, you will feel like you have gone straight from the ski resort to south of the border.
When you are done skiing and ready to fill up on some good food you can be assured that there are good restaurants close by with Market Street Grill in Salt Lake and Cottonwood, Devanza’s up in Park City, and Lone Star close to the Cottonwood Canyons.