Best of Utah 2013: Logan 

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Best Bread Bakers
Crumb Brothers Artisan Bread

You’ll find Crumb Brothers breads served in fine Salt Lake City restaurants, like Bambara, Martine and Trio. Made as simply as possible, with water, sea salt, yeast and organic flour (milled in a local flour mill, naturally), Crumb Brothers is bread as God intended it. The bakery itself is a mecca for bread lovers, situated in a beautiful wooden building that’s climate-controlled via geothermal energy generated from the aquifer below the bakery. Munch on the samples of crusty bread, spreads and dips as you look through a window to see the bread get made, or settle down for lunch with a gourmet sandwich and a cup of Ibis coffee. Crumb Brothers also sells other locally made products, like Beehive Cheese, Rockhill Creamery goat cheese, Milbury & Hodge ginger preserves and Slide Ridge Honey.
291 S. 300 West, Logan, 435-792-6063,

Best Kitchen Sink

It’s “where the locals eat,” but it’s also where visitors can find breakfast on the Sabbath and a menu of nearly every greasy diner staple, including the kitchen sink—really. The Kitchen Sink, a food-challenge local legend, is more than a half-gallon of vanilla ice cream, three sundae toppings, two bananas and a heap of whipped cream, all served in a miniature sink brought to your table. “Cleaning the sink” gets you a bumper sticker and, for those who regularly choose to drown their sorrows in ice cream anyway, a socially acceptable setting in which to consume all that soft, soothing deliciousness.
690 N. Main, Logan, 435-752-9252,

Best Logan River Dining

Situated on the south end of Logan overlooking the Logan River, Elements is gorgeous inside and out—and the food is just as amazing. Unique, can’t-miss starters include the filet mignon quesadilla and the tasty gaufrette potato chips topped with bacon and melted Monterey jack and Maytag blue cheeses. There are more than 50 dinner entrees, with the cuisine running the gamut from pasta and pizzas to steak and seafood, all skillfully prepared and beautifully presented. You won’t be able to make a dent in the menu in one visit, so start coming up with weekly special occasions to bring you to Elements.
640 S. 35 East, Logan, 435-750-5171,

click to enlarge CAFFE IBIS - BY RACHEL PIPER

Best Break  From the Grind
Caffe Ibis Gallery Deli

This cozy, cheerful coffee shop is a hippie-dippy haven just off of Main Street. Ibis runs on principles of being green (there’s a recycling bin for each part of your coffee cup, from the lid to the stirrer) and giving back to the community. But here you don’t have to choke down terrible coffee in the name of planet Earth—Ibis really focuses on the coffee. It’s triple-certified, sure, but it tastes amazing. Ibis sells its beans to coffee shops near and far (including Salt Lake City favorite Coffee Garden). Four roasts are available each day, and non-coffee drinkers will love the gourmet cocoa and spicy chai tea. The coffee of the day sells for just $9.49 a pound, or visit the giant wall of beans and grind your favorite variety (red velvet cake dessert coffee? Yes, please).
52 Federal Ave., Logan, 435-753-4777,

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