Our main purpose for our trip to Utah was to go backpacking through Bullet Canyon and Grand Gulch with Klane’s parents and Mike. But that took all of 2.5 days, so the rest of our time was filled with family, a few friends, and a whole lot of food. Utah County’s restaurant scene is rockin these days. Seriously, I am loving all the great options for eating out in the valley.
My parents took us to La Jolla Groves at the new Riverwoods, which was amazing as always. Their food is delicious and fresh. And the lemon tree grove in the main dining room is pretty fun.
We took some pictures afterward. Observe my horribly grown-out, faded, two-toned hair. This will come to play later in the story.
I appreciate the mountains so much more now that we live so far away.
We went to SLAB on Mike and Sara’s recommendation, and it was amazing. Best pizza in Utah Valley, hands down. I loved both the ones we tried: Buffalo Chicken and Thai Chicken. It was SO GOOD. The bleu cheese on the buffalo chicken pizza was to die for, and the thai one had peanut sauce and cilantro and the flavors were just amazing.
Oh, and I went brunette. Which was awesome. Thanks to the wide angle lens, Klane and I are all stretched out in the photo below. But you get the jist.
My mom, Klane and I went for dinner at Sammy’s on Saturday night. I’ve wanted to try that place for a while now. They have pie shakes. Meaning, they take a piece of pie, put it in a blender with ice cream, and call it a shake. Can you say, AWESOME? Well, it was. And the battered fries were ridiculous as well.
J Dawgs is a Provo institution I have been meaning to try forever. This trip we finally remedied that situation, and I can’t believe I waited so long. J Dawgs is a hot dog shack which exploded in popularity and grew enough to move into the building next door. Their hot dogs are amazing and huge and the special sauce is awesome.
We also ate at DP Cheesesteaks in Provo, and Malawi’s Pizza. Both awesome. The dessert pizza at Malawi’s blew my mind.
Even with all the eating out we did, some of my favorite times of the trip were spent at home. Like the night we made stovetop s’mores and talked.
And that is the story of how I gained four pounds in 9 days on our trip to Utah. And I loved every minute. :)