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post #1 of 25
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Well its 3 weeks till i leave to head out for 11 days in SLC... was there last year but a week later so i do know where to ski etc...

 

Hire car is all sorted, me and my dad all fit and ready to ski. Staying in the Crystall Inn in Midvale...  This and last trip so far have been wonderfully helped by the members here...

 

Here are my questions...

 

1 - Where in park city are must go and eat places??? will ski there 2 days and stay there for apre and dinner... 

 

2 - Is the Outlet mall in Park city worth a visit???

 

3 - Best wings place - ideally local to hotel... but wings are the best thing about american food so worth a wee drive...

 

4 - Will be going to basketball game one night - where to eat before or after there down town???

 

5 - Just any other restaurants etc that are a must... 

post #2 of 25

I'll pick and choose what I can help you with: 

 

2. Too general of a question. Are you looking for something in particular? Are there no outlet stores where you live? It's worth checking out if you like some of the brands or don't have any outlet stores around, but outlet malls are kind of a dime a dozen and not something I'd be worried with on a ski vacation. I think the local shops in downtown PC are more interesting. 

 

4. Red Iguana is probably the most famous restaurant in SLC. Great Mexican, but you're likely to experience a long wait. I don't think they do reservations, so unless it's an off time, expect a crowd. It has a couple locations now, and the original is around the corner from Energy Solutions. 

post #3 of 25

Here are a few thoughts:

 

1. I don't eat in Park City as much as I used to when I skied there more oftern but I like Zoom, Chimayo, 350 Main Street and the Seafood Buffet at Deer Valley.

 

2.  The outlet mall is fine--do a websearch to see if any of the stores interest you as they are generally by brand.

 

3.  No real opinion.

 

4.  Within a few blocks of the arena, my recommendations would be the New Yorker, Market Street, Cucina Toscana (this meal will probably take too long if you are trying to catch a game), Happy Sumo or one of the steak joints (Flemings or Ruth Chris) on the expensive end.  Good cheaper options would be Red Rock, Settebello, or Rio Grande.  An in between option might be the cafe at the New Yorker (a cheaper separate menu or you can order off the regular menu).  A little further away, Bambara (expensive) or Red Iguana (much cheaper mexican food) are good choices.

 

5.  None of these are can't miss, but there are a couple of good restaurants with cool atmospheres that deserve some consideration: Tuscany, Log Haven and La Caille.  Those mentioned above for #4 are also good choices.

post #4 of 25

The only thing I can help with is: 350 Main in Park City. Gets mixed reviews, but it might be the nicest meal I ever ate when we were there. That was 2010.

post #5 of 25
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thanks guys so far...

 

No outlet malls in Scotland so they are all novelties to me... did look and have oakley and pacsun so i will be happy i think...

 

thanks for the food places... time to google...

 

shocked no one has mentioned wings yet - that and twizzlers are the best thing about american food!!!

post #6 of 25

1. For apres-ski (pre-dinner drinks), No Name on Main Street is ideal.  If a nice day, stop somewhere at the resort (Pig Pen or Corner Store if you want to be outside.  Both will be very busy at the end of the ski day.  Legends at PCMR base if you want something fancier.

 

2. Lived here for two years, have yet to hit the outlet malls.

 

No ideas on the other questions.

post #7 of 25
4. Living near Buffalo, I'd say that wings are pretty good most places you'll go. The thing is- with wings usually comes pizza. Find yourself some good pizza and the wings will usually follow! Its probably much of the same in SLC- find yourself a good greasy pizza joint, and you're bound to have good wings too.
post #8 of 25
Sorry- above post was #3.
post #9 of 25
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thanks guys so far...

 

No outlet malls in Scotland so they are all novelties to me... did look and have oakley and pacsun so i will be happy i think...

 

thanks for the food places... time to google...

 

shocked no one has mentioned wings yet - that and twizzlers are the best thing about american food!!!

I think most folks here are from the States, so eating wings isn't a novelty. They make awful ski-trip food, at least for me. I don't really like having fiery heart- and ass-burn while trying to get a complete day of skiing! 

 

Wing Nutz is a good local UT place, but not sure if they have any in PC or SLC. It has good chicken wings and also has hog wings, little rib tips on the bone. Its wings are baked so not super crunchy like fried wings - but better on the belt line! bakedwingsarebetter.com 

 

Wingers, another regional chain, used to be good - very good, sweet-spicy boneless wings with lots of crunch. They closed for a while, did a pretty extensive rebranding - now it's a bar and grille rather than a diner - and I haven't been back since. They still list the regular wings and "sticky fingers" so hopefully they haven't changed them. wingers.info

post #10 of 25
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I think most folks here are from the States, so eating wings isn't a novelty. They make awful ski-trip food, at least for me. I don't really like having fiery heart- and ass-burn while trying to get a complete day of skiing! 

 

Wing Nutz is a good local UT place, but not sure if they have any in PC or SLC. It has good chicken wings and also has hog wings, little rib tips on the bone. Its wings are baked so not super crunchy like fried wings - but better on the belt line! bakedwingsarebetter.com 

 

Wingers, another regional chain, used to be good - very good, sweet-spicy boneless wings with lots of crunch. They closed for a while, did a pretty extensive rebranding - now it's a bar and grille rather than a diner - and I haven't been back since. They still list the regular wings and "sticky fingers" so hopefully they haven't changed them. wingers.info

thanks for that...

 

wings are not a regular on most menus here... so they are good for visitors and even when i lived in Austin i loved visiting Pluckers at least once a week... and my Summers in Calgary wing nights... 

post #11 of 25
JoeUT is right Wingers has good wings and a variety of sauces to try-not sure why that didn't occur to me originally. They have quite a few locations. I have not been to WingNuz but have heard good things.
post #12 of 25
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JoeUT is right Wingers has good wings and a variety of sauces to try-not sure why that didn't occur to me originally. They have quite a few locations. I have not been to WingNuz but have heard good things.

will try them both then... 

post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

I think most folks here are from the States, so eating wings isn't a novelty. They make awful ski-trip food, at least for me. I don't really like having fiery heart- and ass-burn while trying to get a complete day of skiing! 

 

 

Quitter talk!!!!

post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by scottydonald View Post

Well its 3 weeks till i leave to head out for 11 days in SLC... was there last year but a week later so i do know where to ski etc...

 

Hire car is all sorted, me and my dad all fit and ready to ski. Staying in the Crystall Inn in Midvale...  This and last trip so far have been wonderfully helped by the members here...

 

Here are my questions...

 

1 - Where in park city are must go and eat places??? will ski there 2 days and stay there for apre and dinner... 

 

2 - Is the Outlet mall in Park city worth a visit???

 

3 - Best wings place - ideally local to hotel... but wings are the best thing about american food so worth a wee drive...

 

4 - Will be going to basketball game one night - where to eat before or after there down town???

 

5 - Just any other restaurants etc that are a must... 


1.  High West--great food and interesting atmosphere/history

2.  No

3.  Park City not known for wings. Enjoy other food and restaurants while you are here

4.  Market Street Grill--good seafood before the game

5.  Talisker on Main in Park City for great restaurant, Blind Dog for sushi, or J & G Grill at St Regis for a very nice dinner

post #15 of 25
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1.  High West--great food and interesting atmosphere/history

2.  No

3.  Park City not known for wings. Enjoy other food and restaurants while you are here

4.  Market Street Grill--good seafood before the game

5.  Talisker on Main in Park City for great restaurant, Blind Dog for sushi, or J & G Grill at St Regis for a very nice dinner

 

 

 

thanks...

 

the sea food one... i am weary about since we are so far from sea level...

 

why a no for the outlet mall???

post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by scottydonald View Post

 

 

why a no for the outlet mall???

 

I can't speak for the quality of the Park City Outlet Mall as I've never been there, but some people think they're above outlet shopping.  I'm not... though they can be hit and miss.  Even the same mall can have really good deals at times, and other times, you're paying typical retail.  Just go, and give us an unbiased TR!

post #17 of 25
You really don't need to worry about seafood in Utah. There are plenty of fine seafood and sushi restaurants in Utah. Because SLC is a Delta hub, the restaurants get lots of fresh seafood delivered on a regular basis.
post #18 of 25
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You really don't need to worry about seafood in Utah. There are plenty of fine seafood and sushi restaurants in Utah. Because SLC is a Delta hub, the restaurants get lots of fresh seafood delivered on a regular basis.

True enough that you can get good sushi and seafood in Utah (though seafood restaurants are pretty rare), but if you're from sea level and have good seafood where you live, there's really no compelling reason to eat it here. Our seafood restaurants don't have anything on coastal restaurants. They're good for us locals, but I sure wouldn't go out of my way to eat seafood in Utah if I was from the coast. 

 

Good beef, good lamb, plenty of burger places, fry sauce...

post #19 of 25
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True enough that you can get good sushi and seafood in Utah (though seafood restaurants are pretty rare), but if you're from sea level and have good seafood where you live, there's really no compelling reason to eat it here. Our seafood restaurants don't have anything on coastal restaurants. They're good for us locals, but I sure wouldn't go out of my way to eat seafood in Utah if I was from the coast. 

 

Good beef, good lamb, plenty of burger places, fry sauce...

From Aberdeen in Scotland so a massive fish town... at one point was the biggest fishing port in Europe...

post #20 of 25
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From Aberdeen in Scotland so a massive fish town... at one point was the biggest fishing port in Europe...

Yeah, nothing to see here then.

post #21 of 25
El Chubasco, Mex where the cops eat. Fabulous.
Windy Ridge, hard to find locals place, good food, reasonable.
Flying Sumo for sushi
+1 on High West
+1 on No Name, best place to get wasted, don't knock over the Harleys out front.
Grappa, arguably the best food in town.
Stein's: best place to drop $400 on dinner

Outlet mall's ok, I guess, better bet is Patagonia outlet store in SLC

Cafe Trang for pre game, or Em's
for a real treat. Both are close to the arena.


wings?
post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Mr. Crab View Post

El Chubasco, Mex where the cops eat. Fabulous.
Windy Ridge, hard to find locals place, good food, reasonable.
Flying Sumo for sushi
+1 on High West
+1 on No Name, best place to get wasted, don't knock over the Harleys out front.
Grappa, arguably the best food in town.
Stein's: best place to drop $400 on dinner

Outlet mall's ok, I guess, better bet is Patagonia outlet store in SLC

Cafe Trang for pre game, or Em's
for a real treat. Both are close to the arena.


wings?

 

 

menu at ems looks awesome... 

 

whats so good about grappa??? seems expensive and reviews average... 

 

i dont driunk so really dont care about getting drunk but dad does like a drink.... he starts his skiing day with a brandy at 11!!!!

 

well leaving a week today, will be arriving in denver about now... so last bump... 

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by scottydonald View Post

Well its 3 weeks till i leave to head out for 11 days in SLC... was there last year but a week later so i do know where to ski etc...

 

Hire car is all sorted, me and my dad all fit and ready to ski. Staying in the Crystall Inn in Midvale...  This and last trip so far have been wonderfully helped by the members here...

 

Here are my questions...

 

1 - Where in park city are must go and eat places??? will ski there 2 days and stay there for apre and dinner... 

 

2 - Is the Outlet mall in Park city worth a visit???

 

3 - Best wings place - ideally local to hotel... but wings are the best thing about american food so worth a wee drive...

 

4 - Will be going to basketball game one night - where to eat before or after there down town???

 

5 - Just any other restaurants etc that are a must... 

1 - High West for sure

2 - Only if you would rather shop than do fun stuff.

3 - I haven't found any extraordinary wings in SLC.

4 - Depends on the atmosphere you are looking for... I like the microbreweries personally... Squatters and or Red Rock.  Ok food and good beer.

5 - Red Iguana is my favorite restaraunt in SLC.. but there is always a long wait at prime hours.

post #24 of 25
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Outlet mall's ok, I guess, better bet is Patagonia outlet store in SLC
 

 

Also, the Black Diamond retail store at the Black Diamond factory is close by and it sometimes has some great discounts.

post #25 of 25
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1 - High West for sure

2 - Only if you would rather shop than do fun stuff.

3 - I haven't found any extraordinary wings in SLC.

4 - Depends on the atmosphere you are looking for... I like the microbreweries personally... Squatters and or Red Rock.  Ok food and good beer.

5 - Red Iguana is my favorite restaraunt in SLC.. but there is always a long wait at prime hours.

haha... well i will shop for an hour -

 

need t shirts, socks, boardies...

 

think will definitely have to try the re Laguna....

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