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    Default The Best of Utah Foods

    One of my pleasant surprises upon moving to the State of Utah was discovering that it was not the casserole wasteland I anticipated. There are several fine tasting regional specialty foods--you just have to know where to look. From cheese curds to fry sauce, I will highlight a unique and sometimes acquired taste treat available only within the boundaries of Deseret. Some you'll love, some you'll hate (I am completely mystified that no one shares my passion for Rootbeer Milk from Gosner's Dairy in Logan) and some you'll scratch your head over.

    Feel free to add your own recommendations.

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    Ferron peaches.
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    Green River watermelons.

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    This thread should be short.

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    VChocolates

    One of the most indulgent chocolates on the market, VChocolates (no space after the V) is made daily in Murray. V's product list is very short, restricted to toffees, caramels, truffles and dipped fruit, but what they do, they do mouthwateringly well.

    This stuff is not cheap, but it tastes fantastic and holds up well over long distances. So Tim can take some back to Japan as omiage the next time he is over this way.

    Chocolate dipped strawberries and raspberries are only $1 each, and a package of 6 costs 6 bucks but looks like a million.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    VChocolates

    One of the most indulgent chocolates on the market, VChocolates (no space after the V) is made daily in Murray. V's product list is very short, restricted to toffees, caramels, truffles and dipped fruit, but what they do, they do mouthwateringly well.

    This stuff is not cheap, but it tastes fantastic and holds up well over long distances. So Tim can take some back to Japan as omiage the next time he is over this way.

    Chocolate dipped strawberries and raspberries are only $1 each, and a package of 6 costs 6 bucks but looks like a million.

    Gidget bought me some Vchocolates. Chocolate covered macadamia nuts. They were delicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    (I am completely mystified that no one shares my passion for Rootbeer Milk from Gosner's Dairy in Logan) and some you'll scratch your head over.
    I share your passion. It is so good. I also love their Vanilla milk as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Green River watermelons.
    yoHIO speaks much truth. They are most excellent.
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    Raspberry shakes from the various Dairy Bars near Bear Lake
    Nielsen's frozen custard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    One of my pleasant surprises upon moving to the State of Utah was discovering that it was not the casserole wasteland I anticipated. There are several fine tasting regional specialty foods--you just have to know where to look. From cheese curds to fry sauce, I will highlight a unique and sometimes acquired taste treat available only within the boundaries of Deseret. Some you'll love, some you'll hate (I am completely mystified that no one shares my passion for Rootbeer Milk from Gosner's Dairy in Logan) and some you'll scratch your head over.

    Feel free to add your own recommendations.
    I'll have to try that rootbeer milk, it sounds good. Can you only buy it up in Logan?

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    squeaky cheese

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyero View Post
    Raspberry shakes from the various Dairy Bars near Bear Lake
    Nielsen's frozen custard
    I second both of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Green River watermelons.
    So true.
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    Spotted Dog Creamery ice cream. Some of the best I've ever had.
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    this week's Best of Utah:

    Farr West Outfitters Beef Jerky

    Run by a cranky old man out of Harrisville, this beef jerky is rich, flavorful and moist. If you like your jerky dry and pemmican-style, this is not for you. But if you like a softly chewy aromatic jerky, Farr West Outfitters has the best around.

    The problem here is getting the stuff. Dont be fooled by their website, which suggests you can order product online, or find them retailed everywhere; you can't. The owner refuses to offer his jerky for sale anywhere in Salt Lake County, considering the area a big sin city with no sympathy for small business, so you'll have to look for it at roadside gas stations in Davis County and Utah County, nowhere in between. I don't think the owner cares about making money; I think it keeps him busy.

    The one grocery store that stocks Farr West Jerky regularly is Winegars; stop by after golfing Bountiful and buy a bunch of the big, pound-plus packages. The little packages seem to have drier and harder jerky. It comes in Original, Island Teriyaki, Jalapeno, Ground Pepper and Honey Glazed. Stick with the original, which will be a little sweeter and hotter than you're used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    this week's Best of Utah:

    Farr West Outfitters Beef Jerky
    I've had that before. It's great! There is an excellent jerky stand on Highway 6 in between Spanish Fork Canyon and Soldier Summit; selling Venison, Elk, Buffalo and traditional Jerky.

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    The Navajo tacos from the Navajo lady that sells them in front of her house on Geneva Road in Orem.
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    Breakfast A at the Cougareat........2 eggs, o'brien potatoes, bacon/ham/sausage, 2 pieces of toast....$1.79. I ate this often in my undergrad and law school days.
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    Winegars. Haven't heard that grocery store in a long time. I used to hit up that deli in Bountiful once or twice a week.
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    Maglebys fresh all you can eat french toast. For 4.99 you can go to town. But when you get plate 1, immediately order plate 2 and so on, otherwise you are waiting 15-20 minutes between plates.
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    Another one of my guilty pleasures in Utah.....Gandolfo's Harlem with steak sauce for breakfast.

    except I just checked their website and apparently there is now Gandolfo's in SoCal, including one in mission viejo, only 12 minutes away. one less reason to drive to utah. hooray!

    I know where I'm eating for breakfast tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Another one of my guilty pleasures in Utah.....Gandolfo's Harlem with steak sauce for breakfast.

    except I just checked their website and apparently there is now Gandolfo's in SoCal, including one in mission viejo, only 12 minutes away. one less reason to drive to utah. hooray!

    I know where I'm eating for breakfast tomorrow.
    I didn't know Gandolfo's was ever just a Utah thing. Or is this TIC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ERCougar View Post
    I didn't know Gandolfo's was ever just a Utah thing. Or is this TIC?
    Yes, it's a Utah thing... For the longest time, the only locations were Provo and SLC.. Now they are all over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Yes, it's a Utah thing... For the longest time, the only locations were Provo and SLC.. Now they are all over.
    Hmmm...I've always liked them and with their self-proclaimed "New York delicatessen" title, I figured DDD would be first in line to mock them (or mock Utahns for considering a chain a good sandwich shop).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    one less reason to drive to utah. hooray!
    It's a win for Utah too...one less Californian coming here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Another one of my guilty pleasures in Utah.....Gandolfo's Harlem with steak sauce for breakfast.

    except I just checked their website and apparently there is now Gandolfo's in SoCal, including one in mission viejo, only 12 minutes away. one less reason to drive to utah. hooray!

    I know where I'm eating for breakfast tomorrow.
    I've never liked their bread much.

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    Biscuits at Ruth's Diner. Whatever you order for breakfast, ask for an extra basket of biscuits and their jelly (it's all homemade). My. Sweet. Lord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyero View Post
    Biscuits at Ruth's Diner. Whatever you order for breakfast, ask for an extra basket of biscuits and their jelly (it's all homemade). My. Sweet. Lord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiyero View Post
    Biscuits at Ruth's Diner. Whatever you order for breakfast, ask for an extra basket of biscuits and their jelly (it's all homemade). My. Sweet. Lord.
    I thought Ruth's Diner closed recently. Is it still around?

    And yes, you are correct about the biscuits and jelly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    I thought Ruth's Diner closed recently. Is it still around?

    And yes, you are correct about the biscuits and jelly.
    Ruth's was closed for renovation, but reopened mid-June. I went there the end of June with a bunch of family, so I am pleased to report the biscuits are still at large.
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