Provo has reinvented itself with cool places to eat and play. No wonder our dining editor Mary Brown Malouf calls it "the hippest place in Salt Lake City."

Velour Live Music Gallery

Velour Live Music Gallery

Provo bands like Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees have already made it big, and this is where you'll find the next break-out. Velour hosts open mic nights, roots rock, indie, alt-pop, and yes, a lot of local music. 135 N. University Ave., 801-818-2263

Flower Basket Boutique 

This is the place to find the final touch to make your outfit unique. The jewelry selection is the main attraction, but this boutique also offers floral arrangements for events and lotions you can't find anywhere else. 45 N. University Ave., 801-375-8096

Drew Danburry Barber Shop

Danburry has perfected his niche by bringing back the oldtime feel of a classy barbershop. Combining old technology with new technique, go in for a straight-razor shave and a hip haircut. 55 N. University Ave., 801-607-1093

Station 22 Cafe

Serving traditional comfort food like succotash and hush puppies, Station 22 takes you back to Grandma's comfortable kitchen. Don't forget to top it off with homemade root beer gravy. That's right, root beer gravy. 22 W. Center St., 801-607-1803

"I love the small town vibe—this place really has some roots. I also like the expansions that are taking place."
—Dan Leach, Station 22 Cafe restaurant manager

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