Holladay / Murray
This family-friendly neighborhood is quickly becoming a dining hub in its own right, with exciting new establishments opening up regularly. You’ can also enjoy quick ac- cess to great hiking and some of Salt Lake Valley’s unique historic attractions.
EAT & DRINK
We probably shouldn’t say it—because it’s a closely held secret—but Tea Rose Diner (asooksri.com) has the best Thai in the valley. If you’re hankering for dolmathes and hummus, head to Couscous Mediterranean Grill (couscousgrill.com). At the renovated intersection of 2300 East and Murray Holladay Blvd, Caputo’s Market & Deli (caputosdeli.com) has taken root, as well as bakery/coffeeshop Three Cups (385-237-3091). An- other excellent option at the intersection is Layla Mediterranean Grill (laylagrill.com). Just off the 6200 South I-215 exit, two of the valley’s esteemed culinary dining experiences reside: Tuscany Restaurant (tuscanyslc.com) and Franck’s Restaurant (francksfood.com). Which is the best garlic burger in Utah? Locals will heatedly argue that Cotton Bottom Inn (cottonbottominn.com) has it. Hidden to the north of the Fashion Place Mall, seek out Prohibition (prohibitionutah.com) a ’20s-era speakeasy behind a secret door.
Wheeler Historic Farm (slco.org/wheeler-farm) is a restoration of the turn-of-the-century dairy farm of Henry J. Wheeler. The farm offers a tour of historic houses. And on the farm you can milk a cow, visit farm animals and go on a wagon ride.
Shopping is one of the biggest sports in Murray,. Fashion Place Mall (fashionplace.com) houses all the mall staples plus some more unusual shops like Lolli & Pops. And over at the hip, up-and-coming ‘hood at the corner of 2300 East and Murray Holladay Blvd., a number of new, eclectic, local businesses are sprouting up seemingly every day.
WHAT THE LOCALS KNOW
The Desert Star Playhouse (desertstar.biz) wins for silly, family-friendly dinner theater with spoofs and campy shows with names like “Nutcracker: Men in Tights” that poke fun at local culture.
It all began with a royal wedding on a sunny October day in 1810. Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig welcomed the denizens of Munich to a festival commemorating his marriage to Princess Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen. For five days, folks celebrated on the fields adjacent to the cityRead More