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good things about downtown #10

SAPA SUSHI BAR & ASIAN GRILL

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Our good friends in our ward, the Nelsons, are moving ūüė¶ 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?

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You can find Sapa’s MENU here

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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.

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Samurai Roll 

salmon, crab, onion, avocado, cucumber

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Imperial Roll

crab, tempura shrimp, tuna, masago, onion, avocado

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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 ūüôā ) They also have paper towels at each table so you don’t have to keep running back for napkins! People think of everything!

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Good things about living downtown #7

Eva’s Bakery

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

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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…

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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-

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Second Plates:

-Baked Greek Mac & Cheese-

-Oink Oink Oink– Pork Belly, Pork Loin, and BACON-

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had a great time! Thank You Eva’s!!!

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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

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The french bread… the right amount of crunch and fluffiness.¬† You could tell it was very fresh.

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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‚ÄĘroasted red onion‚ÄĘolives‚ÄĘ tomatoes‚ÄĘfeta cheese‚ÄĘhummus‚ÄĘfield greens‚ÄĘroasted garlic vinaigrette

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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‚ÄĘwok seared vegetables‚ÄĘudon noodles spicy peanut sauce‚ÄĘcoconut, peanut, and cashew crumble

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Sally tried the Grilled Salmon.¬† The grilled tomatoes were flavorful and perfectly cooked.¬† Another one of Oasis’ customer faves.¬† honey/lavender polenta cake‚ÄĘarugula‚ÄĘsaba‚ÄĘmerlot vinegar extra‚ÄĘ virgin olive oil‚ÄĘgrilled tomatoIMG_3264

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!!!

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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.

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