Mount Fuji, Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro 

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Sandy Sushi
One of my more pleasant restaurant discoveries of late is Mount Fuji Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine in Sandy. The sushi and sashimi at Mount Fuji are sensational, and Joe—the Japanese owner and sushi chef—is as friendly a person as you’ll ever want to meet. Dining here is a real treat. However, perhaps you’d like to learn to make sushi yourself. If so, Mount Fuji Sushi Bar is the place to do it. On most Sunday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m., Joe hosts a sushi-making class. And get this: It’s offered at the ridiculously low price of $10 per person. Plus, even though Mount Fuji offers beer, wine and sake, you can also BYOB for the class. And, karaoke often follows the class—a fun time for all. To get in on the sushi-making fun, call Joe to register at 801-432-8962. In addition, Mount Fuji Sushi Bar offers a sushi happy hour Monday-Saturday with 50 percent off selected sushi rolls and nigiri. Mount Fuji Sushi Bar & Japanese Cuisine is located in Sandy at 8650 S. 1300 East. Visit Mount Fuji online at

Private Dining @ Kimi’s
Up at Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro at Solitude Resort, Kimi and Staffan Eklund have opened a cozy private dining room—perfect for wine dinners or other gatherings for 10-12 people. The room, formerly the Trout Room, has been christened Mateo. The space is dedicated to chef Matt Anderson, who’s been with the Eklunds for nearly nine years, dating back to their Absolute! and Dijon restaurants. “The room is in recognition of Matt’s loyalty and passion,” says Kimi Eklund. Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro is open for lunch, dinner and aprEs-ski, as well as brunch on weekends. For reservations, phone 801-536-5787 or visit online at

Quote of the week: Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.—George Carlin

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