Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Wild Grape

The Wild Grape
Tuesday, October 6th
7:30 pm

481 East South Temple

Make sure to RSVP by Monday, October 5th
Dining rules here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Counter Review

At the South end of The Gateway Mall sits the newer restaurant, The Counter. Known for their custom built burgers, The Counter boasts to have over 312,120 choices of hamburgers. They even have a hamburger for people with gluten allergies (or dieting) aptly named, “Burger in a Bowl”.

The Counter is exactly what a burger joint should be. Everything you want, nothing you don’t. Their menu is reminiscent of buying a car but without the hassle of salesmen and cheesy gimmicks. You decide the size, the doneness and lastly (but most importantly), the options that come with your new “ride”.

The service is helpful in making suggestions and knowing what “options” go well with your particular tastes. Aside from being a great eatery, they also have a sizable beer list. Because sometimes picking the right beverage is just as important as the food you’re complimenting.

The Counter’s décor was clean and neat - lots of stainless bits, a revolving door and two easily seen TVs. All of this adds up to a great combo for watching the game with good food and good brew.
The sweet potato fries came highly recommend. We took the recommendation and found ourselves ordering cheese fries as well. Both baskets of fries came to our table piping hot and neither of which disappointed. Our table dug in and the fries were gone before we could make sense of just how good they were. Take this as a warning. Make sure to order the large size and share them. The individual sizes leave you wanting more, a lot more.

When building a burger, get crazy and try one of their delicious sauces. A good idea if you have a large group is to have everyone order a different sauce. With so many choices, you can find the perfect combination for your particular tastes. Our favorites were the Roasted Garlic Aioli, Peppercorn Steak Sauce and Sweet BBQ Sauce.

One thing to keep in mind is that this is an ala carte diner. Getting too over the top can thin the wallet. While their prices aren’t “expensive” for a night out, it isn’t the cheapest burger you will ever have. With that said, you do get what you pay for and in this case, a burger that’s worth every penny.

There are always restaurants that come and go. Longevity comes with great food and good service. Burgers cooked to order, Milkshakes of the Month and Killer fries add up to a dining experience that should be around for a long time.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

We're Back

After our long hiatus we are back!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Counter

The Counter

Wednesday, May 13th
7:30 pm

188 South Rio Grande Street (The Gateway)

Make sure to RSVP by Monday, May 11th
Dining rules here.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Acme Burger Company

Acme Burger

Wednesday, August 6th
7:30 pm

275 South 200 West

Make sure to RSVP by Monday August 4th
Dining rules here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Vienna Bistro Review

Vienna Bistro is a small German restaurant located at 132 South Main Street. Parking can be a problem, so I would suggest taking Trax or paying for parking. They had great service and were accommodating to someone in our party with dietary issues. Make sure to bring cash as they will give you a 5% discount.

Here is a little sampling of our dinners from Vienna Bistro.

Veal made to order (for someone who has celiac)

Hühnerbrust Bauern Art




Geschnetzeltes Züricher Art

Monday, April 21, 2008

Vienna Bistro

Vienna Bistro

Wednesday, May 7th
7:30 pm

132 South Main Street

Make sure to RSVP by Monday, May 5th
Don't forget to read the dining rules.