Page 26 of 29 FirstFirst ... 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 LastLast
Results 626 to 650 of 706

Thread: SLC Eats

  1. #626
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Watching over the valley
    Posts
    2,737
    Ogden, Ogden, that's that town you drive by on the way to sun valley, yes?

    sent from Utah.
    sigless.

  2. #627
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    slc
    Posts
    10,575
    Recently I went to lunch with a coworker. He suggested we go to El Pollo Loco. My first reaction was a whole lot of WTF, but he insisted. I'll be damned if that wasn't some damn good chicken. $6 for a leg and thigh, two healthy sides (some not-so-healthy ones available, too) and a couple corn tortillas is hard to beat. Rare trifecta of tasty/cheap/healthy.

  3. #628
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    uTardedland
    Posts
    10,985
    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Tonight, go see The Pranksters at The Hog Wallow!
    Were you there? I was. Great show!
    "boobs just make the world better really" - Woodsy

  4. #629
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    5,373
    I've gone to Ginger Street twice now. Before I vacate my downtown work place, I had to try it.

    Ordering system is not great, you gotta order before you sit down. So knowing the menu before showing up helps. It's good food, a bit hyped with 'famous' SLC foodies running it, but worthy of date-night or client meals. Crispy duck rolls were great, chicken satay was good, spicy fried chicken sandwich was not spicy but good, Pad-thai was good/great, pork dumplings were average. You are probably going to spend 20-35 for each meal, by ordering 2-3 things of the menu.

    And here is a crazy amount of new restaurants opening around SLC in detail: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2019/...-want-to-miss/

  5. #630
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Bozone
    Posts
    321
    Crazy Chicken is good fast food!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Recently I went to lunch with a coworker. He suggested we go to El Pollo Loco. My first reaction was a whole lot of WTF, but he insisted. I'll be damned if that wasn't some damn good chicken. $6 for a leg and thigh, two healthy sides (some not-so-healthy ones available, too) and a couple corn tortillas is hard to beat. Rare trifecta of tasty/cheap/healthy.

  6. #631
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    2,080
    purgatory isn't the greatest place ever, but the beer/cocktail list + prices of food to quality ratio is pretty high, and a nice atmosphere. Been twice this summer, would recommend.


    Besides tacos mi carmelo what else are we looking at on the westside for the best tacos? (Inspired by that new netflix taco show + trip to mexcio last week)

  7. #632
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    5,373
    Chungas has pretty good Al pastor.

  8. #633
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Posts
    5,089
    Dodo banana cream pie. Best pie of the year for me. I think about it often.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190628_211107.jpeg 
Views:	50 
Size:	39.5 KB 
ID:	288522Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190628_211104.jpeg 
Views:	50 
Size:	39.3 KB 
ID:	288523

    Die mobile uploader
    mountainous regions are wonderlands

  9. #634
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Watching over the valley
    Posts
    2,737
    Chungas is past it's prime, it was great like 5 years ago. El morelense is my new favorite for Al pastor. Tried to go there today, but they are closed on Mondays. So I am sitting in rancho markets waiting for some grub. Both are located in the Latino mall on redwood south of 201. Also for west side tacos, El Paisa on 3200w south of 201 is also very good. When buddies from out of town land in SLC, and are hungry, we used to go to red iguana, now we go to El paisa before heading to the east side.

    sent from Utah.
    sigless.

  10. #635
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Watching over the valley
    Posts
    2,737
    Al pastor torta at rancho markets...
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20190715_131717.jpeg 
Views:	37 
Size:	93.9 KB 
ID:	288528

    sent from Utah.
    sigless.

  11. #636
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    5,373
    How does a taco place become 'past its prime'? As in, there are a ton of newer, better places now?

    There's a Ranch Market on 3300 S that's pretty good too, not on the west, maybe 900 east.

    I'll try El morelense this week, it's not too far from work

  12. #637
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    2,080
    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    Chungas is past it's prime, it was great like 5 years ago. El morelense is my new favorite for Al pastor. Tried to go there today, but they are closed on Mondays. So I am sitting in rancho markets waiting for some grub. Both are located in the Latino mall on redwood south of 201. Also for west side tacos, El Paisa on 3200w south of 201 is also very good. When buddies from out of town land in SLC, and are hungry, we used to go to red iguana, now we go to El paisa before heading to the east side.

    sent from Utah.
    cool, I've got el paisa on the list but haven't been. Dig el morelense for sure. Tacos mi carmelo is better though IMO

  13. #638
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Watching over the valley
    Posts
    2,737
    That was pretty tasty.

    sent from Utah.
    sigless.

  14. #639
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fresh Lake City
    Posts
    3,274
    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Dodo banana cream pie. Best pie of the year for me. I think about it often.
    Would you say you are head over heels for that pie? Does it flip you upside down with its tastiness?

  15. #640
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Watching over the valley
    Posts
    2,737
    Quote Originally Posted by muted View Post
    How does a taco place become 'past its prime'? As in, there are a ton of newer, better places now?

    There's a Ranch Market on 3300 S that's pretty good too, not on the west, maybe 900 east.

    I'll try El morelense this week, it's not too far from work
    Quality goes down. I've been disappointed the last two visits to chungas.

    sent from Utah.
    sigless.

  16. #641
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Watching over the valley
    Posts
    2,737
    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    cool, I've got el paisa on the list but haven't been. Dig el morelense for sure. Tacos mi carmelo is better though IMO
    My favorite at El Paisa is the molcajete suprema. Super good. I'll hit up Carmelo pronto loco.

    sent from Utah.
    sigless.

  17. #642
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Suckramento
    Posts
    19,223
    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Dodo banana cream pie. Best pie of the year for me. I think about it often.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190628_211107.jpeg 
Views:	50 
Size:	39.5 KB 
ID:	288522Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20190628_211104.jpeg 
Views:	50 
Size:	39.3 KB 
ID:	288523

    Die mobile uploader
    Dinner at Pio’s!
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


  18. #643
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Ogden
    Posts
    5,549
    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    (Inspired by that new netflix taco show + trip to mexcio last week)
    Damn that 1st episode (al pastor) had me drooling. Headed to CDMX in October and took notes.

  19. #644
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Fresh Lake City
    Posts
    3,274
    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Damn that 1st episode (al pastor) had me drooling. Headed to CDMX in October and took notes.
    The street food in Mexico City is soooo good! If you can find a place that makes fresh Huaraches, oh man..... I'm drooling on my keyboard.

    we did a taco stand bike tour when in CDMX. I think it was this one: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/75047. Kinda pricey, but super fun. I'd recommend doing it on a monday when Chapultepec (big central park) is closed except to pedestrians and bikers.

  20. #645
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Ogden
    Posts
    5,549
    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    The street food in Mexico City is soooo good! If you can find a place that makes fresh Huaraches, oh man..... I'm drooling on my keyboard.

    we did a taco stand bike tour when in CDMX. I think it was this one: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/75047. Kinda pricey, but super fun. I'd recommend doing it on a monday when Chapultepec (big central park) is closed except to pedestrians and bikers.
    That taco tour looks awesome, and we will be there when the Paseo de la Reforma is closed, so thanks for the beta!

  21. #646
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    5,373
    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    My favorite at El Paisa is the molcajete suprema. Super good. I'll hit up Carmelo pronto loco.

    sent from Utah.
    Just went to El Paisa and had al pastor tacos. Definitely not going there again, it tasted like average over-cooked street tacos but 4x the price. And no taste too! Chewy and hard with no zip tot he taste does not make good al pastor. I was going to go fo the taco bar, but they were out of al pastor, and said they were not making anymore. it was 1pm. So I had to order a plate to get them. That was annoying too. I'd put this at #200 roughly for best tacos in Utah, maybe their fancier menu items are better?

    I would have got the molcajete suprema instead but it's 30 bucks and for two, I was solo.

  22. #647
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Watching over the valley
    Posts
    2,737
    Damn son. Maybe all the good food was at our office. We had El Paisa catered lunch for 50 today and I ate 10 tacos. The Al pastor was good, El morelense is better. But for a big catered office lunch, people were happy!

    Yeah, molcajete is a big old plate of food. A lot for 2.

    Edit, while this employee looks happy, she also does not look like a discriminating tgr taco eater.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_20190716_123147.jpeg 
Views:	32 
Size:	59.8 KB 
ID:	288632

    sent from Utah.
    sigless.

  23. #648
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    5,373
    Quote Originally Posted by basinbeater View Post
    Damn son. Maybe all the good food was at our office. We had El Paisa catered lunch for 50 today and I ate 10 tacos. The Al pastor was good, El morelense is better. But for a big catered office lunch, people were happy!

    Yeah, molcajete is a big old plate of food. A lot for 2.



    sent from Utah.
    El morelense has to be better. I'll try it tomorrow, thanks for the tips.

  24. #649
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    SLC
    Posts
    2,080
    taking phall to mi carmelo tonight for his first time. will report back

  25. #650
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    5,373
    OK, El Morelense is legit. Al Pastor wasn't chewy or dried out small nuggets of pork, it was strips of pork that had some spice and taste to them, and the two green sauces at the bar were good. SO much better than El paisa! I'll be going there often, as it's 5 min from my new work place.

    Might try mi carmelo this week too....why not? If not, next week.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •