Husband and wife team Hasen Cone and Teri Rosquist ran a popular limeade stand at the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market for 12 years before deciding to take the plunge and open their own restaurant. Hasen, also the frontman of local gypsy-rock band Hectic Hobo, brought his unbridled creativity and a passion for biscuits and gravy, Teri brought her business education and savvy, both tapped into their outdoorsy sense of adventure, and Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade was born. Located on the southern edge of the up-and-coming Granary District, Sweet Lake is a bright, cheerful space with flavors to match—the menu is centered on southern-style biscuits with super-fresh toppings.
Sweet Lake’s BBQ-based lunch offerings are not to be missed, but breakfast is the most popular meal here, and it seems to have already ensured this new restaurant’s success. Crowd favorites are the Hoss (biscuit, fried chicken breast, egg, bacon, cheddar, sausage gravy, green onions) and the T-Rose (biscuit, portabella mushroom, egg, asparagus, swiss, mushroom gravy, green onions). Cold limeade balances these warm, hearty dishes perfectly (try the mint version for an extra-refreshing bevvie or the habanero version for a spicy kick).