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Best of Utah 2007 | Food & Drink Page 10

By City Weekly Staff
Posted // June 11,2007 - BEST GREEK Readers’ Choice
Located a stone’s throw from the University of Utah, this upscale Greek bistro boasts a sunny patio, a full bar with an extensive Greek wine list and kick-ass appetizers (“mezedakia”). Perhaps it’s the smelts or Greek classics like moussaka, pastitsio, souvlaki and gyros that readers love, or the pine-tasting retsina wine to wash it all down with. Or maybe it’s triangles of succulent baklava or cups of rice pudding made by the owner’s mom. What sets Aristo’s apart from the others—in addition to white linen tablecloths—are skylights that, on a sunny day, can fool you into thinking the Mediterranean is lapping outside the front door.224 S. 1300 East, 581-0888,
2. Greek Souvlaki
3. Yanni’s

El Matador Restaurante/Cantina
After more than 40 years of business in Ogden, you could easily say that the folks here were blessed with great Mexican food long before most Salt Lakers knew a burrito from a baked potato. Started by the Hasratian family, El Matador is still family run, and the shredded cheese melted into warm salsa still keeps Ogdenites coming back for more.2564 Ogden Ave., Ogden, 801-393-3151

Rodizio Grill
This is a carnivore’s dream. Just order the “Full Rodizio,” sit back, loosen your belt buckle, and prepare to feast on a nonstop barrage of grilled meats, poultry, seafood, veggies and fruit. But pace yourself. The guys in the gaucho outfits will keep coming to your table with skewers of grilled stuff until you say “uncle!” Highlights of this Brazilian-style churrascaria include lombo (marinated pork loin), picanha (top sirloin), coraco (bacon-wrapped turkey breast, grilled chicken hearts) and luscious abacaxi—glazed, grilled pineapple slices. Muito bem!600 S. 700 East, Trolley Square, 220-0500,

Corbin’s Grille
As the most recent addition to Layton’s growing “restaurant row,”

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Posted // March 13,2008 at 05:38 WOW, this is true! I really agree with CHris, on the comment above. I myself have been to both places more then a few times. I now only go to one, that being the Cedars Of Lebanon Restaurant. It is much much more traditional and its the real thing. Mazza sometimes has a line of people but, for what?? dry falafel that crumbles when you try and eat it???? Now im no cook but i believe that food contents are supposed to break down in your mouth. Not in your spoon or pita. Also i have noticed a lack in taste at mazza with a majority of their meals. I dont know how some of these critics wrote good things about the food from Mazza (I think they were tipped off, thats my personal belief) because its not at all close to what its supposed to be.


Posted // March 12,2008 at 21:15 Wow I REALYY CANT believe MAZZA Won!!! THis is just a place to go and get americanized food for a high cost!!! I strongly believe that THE CEDARS OF LEbanon is much better and the Realy FOOD!! Unlike Mazza Which serves their TRADITINAL FRECH FRIES!! YA WOW REAL Middle Eastern!! I believe that Mazza only took this award soley based on location and the fact that if you dont know middle eastern food, then how will you know if what your eating is traditional or just something served on a plate??? I guess i cant blame the READERS, because if they have never tried real Middle EATERN Cuisine!! But, if you really would liek a taste of the middle east i Strongl recommend THe Cedars Of Lebanon reastaurant!! 30 years of business seems like it would mean something huh? As opposed to a comment left about MAzza calling a it a FADE that has seen its days and is slowly fading in the distance! Sry readers but as you can tell i am really opposed to the Mazza being called middle eastern when Im from their!! i take offence to the food they offer, i dont want to be associated with it!


Posted // March 12,2008 at 21:09 Cedars of Lebonan is more traditonal! they should have won... Mazza’s is too americanized... blech.....


Posted // February 25,2008 at 18:07 We went there about a month ago, a group of buddies that is, and it was such an awesome experience. Soon as you walk in you see the epic gear on the walls. Then it was time to order food.. turned out to be the best wings any of us had ever had. Our advice, given through me, is to GO TO THE WING COOP! It’s a great bang for your buck and the service is great. nnGo check it out,nAddicted Wing Coop-ian


Posted // February 13,2008 at 14:23 I second the motion. Make it searchable. That would be great.