Where to get the best Eats and Drinks in Salt Lake City?? Back in Phoenix today after a 4 day trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for a social media conference. Most of my time was spent at the conference attending sessions but I was able to escape a bit to explore downtown Salt Lake City. This was my second trip there after attending another conference last summer. The downtown area is so easy to navigate and there is also TRAX, the light rail system, and of course Uber.
When you aks anyone for Salt Lake City recommendations, everyone says Red Iguana and it didn’t disappoint. So that was first on our list. They have two locations – Red Iguana and Red Iguana 2. We called both the second had less of a wait and also a bar so off we went. This one required an Uber as it was not walking distance from our hotel. We each ordered mole and a few margaritas.
Mole Coloradito for me. Pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, dried ancho and guajillo chiles, blended with fresh chile poblano and Mexican chocolate–served over grilled pork loin.
Day 2 we were on our own for dinner. One of my favorite places on my last trip was Whiskey Street so I was looking forward to repeat trip – love everything about this place, the food, whiskey menu and the vibe. Who says Salt Lake City is a dry town??
Grill shrimp BLT for me (same thing I ordered on my previous trip, but you find something tasty why not experience it again?)
Blackened Ahi with Chevre Chili Relleno, Chipotle Polenta with Smoked Tomato Cream and Cilantro Creme Fraiche for my friend.
and of course something to drink, ha. Four Roses Single Barrel never disappoints.
Day 3 we were on our own for lunch. We had spotted the most adorable bakery, Eva’s Bakery, and we excited to learn it was a boulangerie with a full menu perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch. And if you go for breakfast you MUST order the stuffed french toast – we didn’t but we could help staring at everyone’s plates who did. I contemplated asking if I could take a photo of their food but decided I might freak them out.
And the next day I was back again for lunch. Was craving more of those delicious potatoes – this time a BLT instead (have I mentioned a BLT is my favorite sandwich??)
My final day I had some extra time before heading to the airport, so off I went to find another whiskey bar I had heard about, Bourbon House. A bit trickier to find with a small sign and located under ground.
Ordered two of my favorites, Sazerac with High West Rendezvous Rye and Old Fashion with Knob Creek Bourbon.
Do you have any Salt Lake City food and drink recommendations to add to my list for my next trip??