good things about downtown #10
SAPA SUSHI BAR & ASIAN GRILL
Our good friends in our ward, the Nelsons, are moving 😦 Can’t tell you how sad we are! We are going to miss them so much! So, we obviously had to have one more Sapa night.
(Family style of course)
It’s a great value and it’s good. what more can you ask for?
You can find Sapa’s MENU here
NOT PICTURED: the two vegas rolls we scarfed down at the beginning. oops.
My father went to Japan on his LDS mission. From that i’ve grown a love for Yaki Soba Noodles. I love them because they have a grilled/crispy texture. Add chicken to it!! SO GOOD.
salmon, crab, onion, avocado, cucumber
crab, tempura shrimp, tuna, masago, onion, avocado
good things about living downtown #8
R & R BBQ
600s 307w SLC, UT
It’s a great restaurant because it’s not only filling it is also refreshing. Normally I don’t opt for BBQ because it is heavy and large portioned. R & R doesn’t give you that I wish I hadn’t eaten that feeling. They have 3 delicious homemade BarbeQue sauces that go well on all their entrees. (I love to put the sweet sauce on my salad 🙂 ) They also have paper towels at each table so you don’t have to keep running back for napkins! People think of everything!
Good things about living downtown #7
We finally went into Eva’s! (not to be confused with Eva’s Bakery)
It’s a scrumptious Small Plates & Drinks Restaurant. Located at 317 s. main street in Downtown Salt Lake. It’s such a fun place to eat because the portions are perfect and you can share everything family stye. The whole point is to get a lot of different things and let everyone have a few bites of each. Overall it was a good time. The service was great and the food delectable. The only thing I wasn’t crazy, head over heels in love with was the mac n cheese. The Oink Oink Oink and Tri Tip were my favorites. Go try it!
Click Here for other Yelp Reviews of Eva’s
They have a gorgeous patio area in the back. It is between to buildings in an alley way. It gave this cool urban feel to our meal. Hey that rhymed…
We forgot to take a picture of our first plates before we ate them!!! WE WERE STARVING.
-Slow Roasted Tri-Tip bruschetta-
-French Fries w/ Parmesean and Rosemary-
-Baked Greek Mac & Cheese-
-Oink Oink Oink– Pork Belly, Pork Loin, and BACON-
had a great time! Thank You Eva’s!!!
Good things about living downtown #7
The Oasis Cafe & Golden Braid Books
This place is a total tucked away sanctuary! A beautiful restaurant that also has a quiet patio. Oasis Cafe has a great brunch menu, however we made it there for dinner. It’s located at 151 South 500 East. So convenient to make a reservation using Yelp on your phone. This place is really popular for lunch so make sure to book ahead! Relaxation and meditation isn’t far away with the joint bookstore. Many of their themed books specialize in mind, body, and soul health. So fun to look through their selection of books. #consciousliving
The french bread… the right amount of crunch and fluffiness. You could tell it was very fresh.
I got the Mediterranean Salad. You can choose from Salmon, Shrimp, Chicken. A great thing about Oasis is it offers healthy vegan options with many of its plates. You can also get tofu. It was to die for. One of their core entrees. yukon gold potatoes•roasted red onion•olives• tomatoes•feta cheese•hummus•field greens•roasted garlic vinaigrette
Chris and Richard both got the Udon Peanut Stir fry. It’s flavorful and fresh but if you don’t like peanut flavor I do not recommend this dish. Filled with: tofu or tempeh•wok seared vegetables•udon noodles spicy peanut sauce•coconut, peanut, and cashew crumble
Sally tried the Grilled Salmon. The grilled tomatoes were flavorful and perfectly cooked. Another one of Oasis’ customer faves. honey/lavender polenta cake•arugula•saba•merlot vinegar extra• virgin olive oil•grilled tomato
With a dinner that good we had to indulge! My first time eating Crème Brulèe and it was such a sensation. Tart raspberries and creamy custard where have you been all this time!!!
Good things about living downtown #6
HIRES BIG H
If you ask me where I would like to go for dessert… I will say Hires. You know why?
ROOT BEER FLOAT/FREEZE
in the words of Annie Wadsworth “Root Beer Floats are my M.O.” Is there anything better than a chilled glass mug full of specially made root beer and soft ice cream. Also what’s a shake without fries? (fry sauce, fry sauce, fry sauce) It was so fun to share the Big H with our friends Rachel and Matt who had never had it.
Rachel’s Pick: Chocolate Banana
Matt’s Pick: Strawberry Banana
Chris’ Pick: Oreo Banana
lots of banana.
Another perk of Hires is the fact that you can have a somewhat drive-in experience. Flash your lights in the parking lot and enjoy window service.
Good things about living downtown #1
walks around the capitol
Chris and I are lucky enough to live just west of the Capitol and the Avenues. With spring right around the corner enjoying the beautiful Capitol building is that much easier.