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Maile’s Quick Hits – Must Do List of Things in Salt Lake City

Friday January 18, 2013

Every year the Outdoor Retailers show brings thousands of folks to Salt Lake to check out the latest gear, trends, and technology in the outdoor industry. The town fills up with lots of scruffy looking but healthy and handsome guys. The entire thing makes my single girlfriends happy.

Ski! One of the most amazing facts about Salt Lake is that within a 20 minute drive you can be at 4 different ski resorts. Within 30 minutes, add another 3 resorts. An hour and you can hit another 2 ski resorts. Is there anywhere else in the world that within an hour you can be at any one of 9 ski resorts? I think not. Alta, Brighton, Canyons, Deer Valley, Park City Mountain, Solitude, Snowbasin, Snowbird, and Sundance Pick one or two and ski world famous powder.

Eat! I could write thousands of words on this category, but I'll limit it to my favorite dining spots and my favorite dishes. I've eaten Walnut Shrimp all over our great nation and J. Wong's Asian Bistro's is stellar. Takashi's for sushi is a must; order the Strawberry Fields roll. For Mexican food, the Red Iguana is an institution. Try anything with Mole sauce on it. If you still have room, drop by Bruges Waffles and be prepared to be transported to heaven. Or skip dinner and eat one of their waffles topped with Belgian chocolate, strawberries and crème fraiche. Yes, I am trying to make your mouth water.

Drink! Salt Lake has some of the finest craft breweries anywhere. Start at Uinta, have lunch and a beer at the Brewhouse Pub. Try the seasonal ... Read More