Monday, June 1, 2020

AMERICAN FINE DINING

The Huntington Room at Earl’s Lodge  Ski-day sustenance and fireside dinner for the après-ski set. In summer, dine at the top of the mountain. 3925 E. Snowbasin Rd., Huntsville, 888-437-547. $$

Hearth Much of the menu is inspired by the wood-fired oven—the pizzas, the flatbreads and the hearth breads, all made with the same basic dough. There were several elk dishes on the menu and some yak. Try it. 195 Historic 25th St. Ste. 6 (2nd Floor), Ogden, 801-399-0088.  $$$

AMERICAN CASUAL

The Bluebird The ornate soda fountain, tile floors and mahogany tables are the setting for daily specials and soups, milkshakes and sundaes. 19 N. Main St., Logan, 435-752-3155. $$

Prairie Schooner Tables are covered wagons around a diorama featuring coyotes, cougars and cowboys—corny, but fun. The menu is standard, but kids love it. 445 Park Blvd., Ogden, 801-621-5511. $$

Union Grill  The cross-over cooking offers sandwiches, seafood and pastas with American, Greek, Italian or Mexican spices. Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden, 801-621-2830. $$

BAR GRUB & BREW PUBS

Beehive Grill  An indirect offshoot of Moab Brewery, the Grill focuses as much on house-brewed root beer as alcoholic suds, but the generally hefty food suits either. 255 S. Main St., Logan, 435-753-2600. $

Roosters Choose from specialty pizzas, baked sea scallops and herb-crusted lamb at this fixture on the historic block. 253 25th St., Ogden, 801-627-6171. $$

BURGERS, SANDWICHES, DELIS

Caffe Ibis Exchange news, enjoy sandwiches and salads, and linger over a cuppa conscientiously grown coffee. 52 Federal Ave., Logan, 435-753-4777. $

CHINESE

Mandarin The rooms are filled with red and gold dragons. Chefs recruited from San Francisco crank out a huge menu. Desserts are noteworthy. Call ahead. 348 E. 900 North, Bountiful, 801-298-2406. $$

ITALIAN & PIZZA 

The Italian Place  A great sandwich is about proportion, not quantity, and these balance filling and bread, toasted until the meld is complete. 48 Federal Ave., Logan, 435-753-2584. $

Marcello’s  Eat spaghetti and meatballs without wine—this is truly Utah-style Italian food. 375 N. Main St., Bountiful. 801-298-7801. $ – $$

Slackwater Pizza The pies here are as good as any food in Ogden. Selection ranges from traditional to Thai (try it), and there’s a good selection of wine and beer. 1895 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-399-0637. $$

Rovali’s Ristorante This friendly family-owned place on Ogden’s main drag serves hearty Italian fare and housemade pastry, plus a creative bar menu and live music. 174 E. 2500 S., Ogden, 801-394-1070. $$

Zucca Trattoria  Chef-Gerladine Sepulveda’s menu features regional Italian dishes—check out the specials. But that’s only part of Zucca. There is also a great Italian market and deli, selling salumi and cheese and sandwiches, a regular schedule of cooking classes and a special menu of healthful dishes. 225 25th Street, Ogden, 801-475-7077. $$ – $$$

STEAK

Maddox Ranch House  Angus beef steaks, bison chicken-fried steak and burgers have made this an institution for more than 50 years. Eat in, drive up or take home. 1900 S. Highway 89, Perry, 435-723-8545. $ – $$

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