Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City Skyline from The Living Room Lookout Trail

Salt Lake City Skyline from The Living Room Lookout Trail

Arrival Date: 2018-11-11

Departure Date: 2018-12-02

Campground/RV Park: Salt Lake City KOA

Reason for Visit: We’ve enjoyed our time in Park City and surrounding areas in the past so we wanted to get to know SLC a little better.

Cool Spots:

  • The Living Room Lookout Trail: A moderately challenging < 3 mi trail with a decent view of SLC. Dogs are allowed on leash although most people did not have their dogs on a leash when we were there.

Good Places to Work:

  • The People’s Coffee: Great coffee, very friendly staff, cool atmosphere, solid wifi, and easy parking.

  • Marmalade City Library: A clean, modern library with free wifi and a coffee shop called Moka.

  • La Barba Cofee: Good coffee, a decent amount of seating and wifi. A bit on the hipster side but the barista was friendly.

Good Restaurants

  • Same Sushi: Quality sushi at a very reasonable price and no wait on a Saturday night.

  • Tonkatsu Ramen: Solid Ramen with decent atmosphere. Huge $5 California roll that was pretty good.

  • Ramen 930: We liked this one better than Tonkatsu Ramen although the atmosphere leaves something to be desired.

  • Ramen Bar: Much better ambiance than Tonkatsu Ramen and Ramen 930 with great service but a limited menu.

  • Corelife Eatery: A fast-casual “healthy” restaurant with bowls, salads, etc. It was really good. Great spot for lunch.

  • Takashi: Fantastic sushi. Some of the best we’ve ever had. BE PREPARED TO WAIT. We got there at 5pm for opening at 5:30pm so we wouldn’t have to wait 1-2 hours.

 
 

Thanksgiving!

We’ve done a few “alternative” Thanksgivings since we left the East coast including lobster dinner with friends in Mexico, dinner with just the two of us at a French restaurant in Las Vegas, and dinner at a restaurant in Denver where it seemed the rest of the city had left to have Thanksgiving elsewhere. While those were all nice, we’ve definitely been missing the family and home-cooked elements of a traditional Thanksgiving meal.. This year we were fortunate enough to be able to enjoy not one but two Thanksgiving meals with friends and family. Thanksgiving #1 was with Amanda’s 1st cousin once removed, Raven and her husband Terry as well as Raven’s son Phil and four more of their friends. Dave also has a college friend Mike in Salt Lake City whose friends Libby and Dean were kind enough to invite us for Thanksgiving #2 at their home. Like Thanksgiving #1, the food was great and the company even better.

Thanksgiving No. 1 with Raven, Terry, Phil, Spencer, Lori, Keets, and Bill.

Thanksgiving No. 1 with Raven, Terry, Phil, Spencer, Lori, Keets, and Bill.

Thanksgiving No. 2 with Mike, Jen, Libby, Dean, Vicky, George, and Stella.

Thanksgiving No. 2 with Mike, Jen, Libby, Dean, Vicky, George, and Stella.