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    • Arepa Therapy

      Get some sandwich baggage off your chest at West Valley's RicArepa Xpress.
        In my travels to survey Utah's increasingly diverse food scene, it's safe to say that I've gone pretty far down the rabbit hole of Central American sandwich culture.
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    • Prom Nom-Nom

      This prom season, let us reflect on fine dining through a teenage lens.
        When I was a high school teacher, it signified the blessed conclusion of another school year, but when I was a high school student, prom season was something else altogether.
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    • Cruising for Kabuli

      South Salt Lake's Afghan Kitchen wants to show you some love.
        What's even more enjoyable is seeing customers who have clearly become regulars because of Afghan Kitchen's welcoming environment and who enjoy the food as much as Salem enjoys preparing it.
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    • Taco Squared

      With a menu chock-full of staples, which Taco Taco dish reigns supreme?
        There's something special about enjoying tacos al pastor and margaritas while being watched over by artistic renderings of mighty luchadores—eating here feels less like an everyday kind of taco trip and more like a battle royale between your carne asada and you.
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    • The King and I

      King Buffet exemplifies the American melting pot in more ways than one.
        When Chinese American restaurateurs started to merge their menus with the buffet business model, they not only added more nuance and healthy competition, but also bridged a gap between American ideology and immigrant culture.
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    • Meat Cute

      Rediscover your love of the sandwich at Orem's Lomito's.
        While I'm not exactly sure how our sandwich identity crisis has gotten so out of hand, I do know that this most elegant of foods deserves much better than the constant replication that it's currently getting from mainstream eateries.
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    • Stamp of Approval

      Neither snow nor rain should keep you away from Post Office Place.
        The fact that Post Office Place shares a pedigree with one of downtown SLC's most venerated restaurants piqued my curiosity, and I was looking forward to challenging a few of my culinary prejudices.
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    • Battle of the 'Tos

      Behold the local breakfast burrito ranking you never knew you needed.
        I've come to appreciate the gigantic, hangover-destroying might of the breakfast burrito, which led me to the question of all questions: Which place does breakfast best?
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    • Thrilla from Manila

      BFF Turon serves up a tasty masterclass in Filipino cuisine.
        Filipino food is a love note to the tongue-tickling power of vinegary, acid-forward flavor profiles, and some primo examples can be found at West Jordan's BFF Turon
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    • Chillin' with Millie's

      The supporting cast steals the show at Millie's Burgers.
        Mere blocks from flashy, modern concept restaurants, the 40-year-old family-owned burger joint seems unfazed by the surrounding urbanization.
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    • Fest Feasting

      Park City's Twisted Fern offers great eats away from the Sundance crowd.
        Luckily, Main Street isn't the only place in town where you can get a decent bite to eat.
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    • Churn Up the Volume

      Frozen treats to get you through the bleak winter months.
        Here are a few joints to help you appreciate the cold while we trudge through the dead of winter.
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    • Sichuan and Only

      Sandy's Szechuan Garden turns up the heat to electrify the tastebuds.
        I like to see these as a primer of sorts—something that helps prepare the taste buds for an onslaught of smoky heat that would otherwise overwhelm the senses.
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    • Fondest Feasts

      An ode to a year of eating dangerously.
        I've had the chance to dig deeply into Utah's food scene, and such a rare opportunity has led me to realize something important about our fair city: It's a truly great place to write about food.
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    • History with a Slice of Meatloaf

      Ruth's Diner continues to emulate the fiery legacy of its founder.
        Ruth's Diner embodies the spirit of one of Salt Lake's most original personalities: a Chihuahua-loving, chain-smoking, shit-talkin' former cabaret singer named Ruth Evans who founded the place back in 1930.
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    • The House Always Wins

      South Salt Lake's Veggie House is your one-stop shop for meatless maki.
        I'm used to seeing rolls that run the length and breadth of a candy bar, but the ones here have some meatless meat on their bones.
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    • Empanada Rama

      Empanada Express is your gateway to Latin American comfort food.
        Think of all the youths who, right at this moment, think an empanada is actually a fried dessert burrito.
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    • Goat by the Horn

      Horn of Africa offers up a fascinating, edible history lesson.
        Historians will tell you that Somalia's presence in the Horn of Africa, the continent's easternmost peninsula, made it a valuable target for European colonists.
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    • Pie One On

      Thanksgiving table conversation got you down? Harness the healing power of pie.
        Whatever your brand of Thanksgiving horror might be, pie is the antidote—so let's take stock of what we're looking at this year.
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    • Fried and True

      Curry Fried Chicken is the fusion restaurant we deserve.
        Fusion happens when you belly up to a bar to have your nose tingle as the smell of curry and samosas seamlessly blend with the smell of frying oil and crispy chicken.
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    • Laid Back

      With my mind on my poke and my poke on my mind.
        Instead of arriving at the table demurely wrapped in nori, poke is piled high on top of a bowl of rice in glorious heaps—its level of casual familiarity lends itself to large, nonjudgmental portions.
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    • In Pizza We Trust

      Despite sudden relocation, Spedelli's continues to deliver the goods.
        Don't be fooled by the Bentleys and boob jobs—those socialites in the Harvard and Yale neighborhoods love a good slice just as much as the rest of us. They don't call them the upper crust for nothing.
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    • Schmidt Just Got Real

      From bienenstich to layer cakes—Schmidt's Pastry Cottage has you covered.
        The space used to be home to Grandpa Maddox Restaurant, a mid-level steakhouse that saw a lot of traffic from my folks when they wanted to get their prime rib on.
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    • Zest of Utah

      Lazy Day Café serves up bold comfort food flavors in unassuming packages.
        It's replete with authentic diner vibes: Line cooks chat politely with customers as they whip up bacon and eggs, art born of kitschy idioms dominates the wall space, and breakfast—hallowed be its name—is available all day.
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    • How They Roll

      No sense is left unsatisfied at Sapa Sushi Bar & Grill.
        One step over the threshold and the bustle of State Street seems to melt away, while you enter what feels like a different time and place.
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