Saturday, April 28, 2012

Firehouse Burger in Springville, Utah

Update: Closed due to "other business ventures".


Ladder 41: American Cheese, Bacon, Onion Rings, BBQ Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle

Sweet Fries

Jr. Chief Corndog Meal: comes w/ 1/2 order of fries, Sm. Drink, & a Fire Hat 

BLT Sandwich

Mixed Berry Pie Shake
1 Alarm Burger w/ Pepper Jack Cheese

2 Alarm Red Devil Burger: Chipotle Mayo, Pepper Jack, Jalapenos, Tomato, Lettuce, Onion 

Sweet Tots w/ a Marshmallow Dipping Sauce

French Fries

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Black Sheep Cafe in Provo, Utah


Southwestern Cuisine (Mexican-American cuisine, a combination of my two other favorite cuisines) originated in the Southwestern United States. 

"It comprises a fusion of recipes for things that might have been eaten by Spanish colonial settlers, cowboysNative Americans,[1] and Mexicans throughout the post-Columbian era; there is, however, a great diversity in this kind of cuisine throughout the Southwestern states."

This particular restaurant is of the Native-American Southwestern cuisine.

Black Sheep Salad - Organic green mix with candied walnuts, dried cranberries, red onion, spice-dusted aged cotija cheese, and a prickly-cactus pear vinaigrette.
Green Chili Stew - A variety of fire-roasted chiles, slow-cooked pork, and braised vegetables.
This big bowl of stew was very hearty and comforting. They fire-roast their own chiles on a daily basis. The smokiness really comes through on all of their dishes.

Fry Bread to dip in the Green Chili Stew
Bleu Burger - Grilled burger stuffed with bleu cheese, topped with fresh greens, grilled onions, hog jowl, and a red wine reduction wrapped in  homemade nanniskadii bread. Side of Southwestern Street Corn.
That folded-over nanniskadii bread is soft and keeps the burger in place nicely. 

Navajo Taco Trio - Tapas style. Small versions of the traditional Black Sheep Pinto, Red Chili Beef (Tender slow-cooked beef covered in red chili sauce and topped with black olives, green onions, and cotija cheese), and Green Chili Pork (Tender slow-cooked pork in green chili sauce and topped with queso menonita, diced tomatoes and cilantro).
Again, best Navajo tacos I've EVEReverever had. Of course, we've all had Navajo tacos, but I promise you, not quite like this. This is how they are meant to be.

Pork Chop Sandwich - Spiced and grilled center cut pork chop topped with a fire-roasted pasilla chile and adobo mayo, wrapped in homemade nanniskadii bread. Served with Cumin-Garlic Sweet Potato Fries
Orange Habenero Crème Brulee - A rich and creamy orange infused custard with a subtle hint of habenero and a crisp flame-caramelized sugar top. Carrot Cake - Topped with a cream cheese icing.
Delicious desserts. In the crème brulee, the heat from the habenero was very subtle indeed. Perfect.

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P.S. - "Fine Custom Native American Jewelry Making and Repair" and "Pottery Workshops" located in a corner of The Black Sheep cafe.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Boudreaux's Bistro in Payson, Utah


I'd like to officially make Boudreaux's Bistro the very first post-worthy restaurant in the South end of the valley--in Payson! 
Worth the drive.

"Home to the best Louisiana cuisine around! Louisiana cuisine, also known as Cajun and Creole, consists of gumbos, red beans and rice, Creole sauce, jambalayas, and etouffees. Our food is prepared fresh daily, from scratch, with the highest quality ingredients and fresh Louisiana seafood available. Many of our products are shipped direct from Louisiana to bring you the bold and unique flavors of the food we serve."

This place smells amazing.

Alligator Sausage Pasta $8.75 - Sauteéd Alligator Sausage in a creamy garlic sauce with rotini pasta.
Beautiful colors. Beautiful spice.

Shrimp Étouffeé: Shrimp stew w/ onions, bell pepper, & celery, served over rice. Full: $6.25

Fried Shrimp Po'Boy $6.75

Pick 3 $8.25: Red Beans w/ Smoked Sausage, Shrimp Creole, Jambalaya

"This kind of Southern comfort food is part of Sorensen's heritage; he grew up in the New Orleans area and trained at Cajun Culinary School."

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Beignets (3) $2.25
Tip: Eat these fresh, not to-go.

From their Facebook page: "Hey ya'll! Just a reminder to get your crawfish boil tickets! The cost is $20.00. It's all you can eat 'till it's gone! Secure your spot today, call or come in! Bring your friends, they can order off the menu too! See you APRIL 21!!!!"

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