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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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    • Tongue Trifecta

      On the hunt for the city's best tacos de lengua.
        The meat looks just like cubed beef, but there are some distinctive bumps and ridges that subtly remind you that, yep, that's tongue you're eating.
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    • Pupusa Perfection

      Salvadoran hole-in-the-wall Juanita Restaurant fills the pupusa-shaped hole in your stomach.
        It's a cozy little spot that's easy to miss when you're cruising through the Central Ninth neighborhood, but it's definitely a good excuse to stop and smell the loroco.
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    • Hawaii Five-Mo'

      Experience a taste of the tropics—and a full belly—at Mo' Bettahs.
        It's no surprise that a place like Mo' Bettahs caught on in Utah.
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    • H Marks the Spot

      Hires Big H remains Utah burger royalty.
        There’s a pretty good chance that one of the first burgers I ever tried—not made by my mom, that is—came from Hires Big H
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    • From Russia With Love

      The Galley Grill is kicking kvass and taking names.
        The cuisine of Eastern Europe is designed to sustain life through the same winter that defeated Napoleon and Hitler.
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    • This Is the [Other] Place

      Three decades into its stint, 300 South eatery is a local institution.
        During a visit to Cabin Fever in Trolley Square, I came across a kitschy coffee table book called "Dads Are the Original Hipsters" by Brad Getty.
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    • Tap That

      East Liberty Tap House is the gastropub 9th & 9th deserves.
        Given the fact that 9th & 9th is one of Salt Lake's trendiest neighborhoods, it's surprising that a place like East Liberty Tap House didn't open decades ago.
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    • Broth City

      Pho 33 serves exactly what it says—and that's a good thing.
        Ever since I tried the Peruvian, tripe-centric soup called patasca for one of my first food articles, I had a feeling that the rubbery stomach lining might pop up on my radar a few more times.
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