Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Five Guys Burger and Fries

Saturday night I was craving a good hamburger and for some reason a place I had only been to once before came to mind, Five Guys. It totally hit the spot.

There are a few things that make Five Guys a different kind of burger place. The first thing is as you walk in there is a sign that tells you the local farm that the potatoes are from (Saturday's were from a farm in Shelley, Idaho). Their menu is small and simple: burgers (with double patties), mini burgers (with a single patty), hot dogs, and 2 sizes of fries. You pick what you want and the exact toppings you want on them and they cook it right there while you wait. The wait isn't long and there are peanuts to snack on while you are waiting.

I didn't love the fries but they were ok but the hamburger was so good. I usually don't get hamburgers but mine was so good. The Idaho Falls Five Guys is located off Hitt Road by Edwards Theater and Orange Leaf.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wallace's Ice Cream and Sandwichs

My husband and I have driven past this place (it's on Sunnyside between Woodruff and Holmes and the left) a million times saying sometime we will have to go there. Last weekend we had my sister-in-law hanging out with us and we decided to go for it. It was so so good. They do sandwiches, pies, ice cream and shakes, and also have local milk, cheese, and eggs that you can buy. We just opted for ice cream.

As you can see the kinds of ice cream here are not like the kinds you would get somewhere else. They have crazy combinations like grasshopper with caramel swirls or marshmellow in a chocolate and peanut butter one. Between the three of us we tried the monster cookie, the huckleberry cheesecake, and the black tie cheesecake- all were wonderful. We highly reccomend going to Wallace's.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Orange Leaf- Frozen Yogurt

Last week we went to the Orange Leaf for frozen yogurt. It is very similar to Kiwi Loco in Idaho Falls and Twizel Berry in Rexburg, with tons of flavor choices and topping choices. The price is $.39 an ounce. Orange Leaf is in the same parking lot at Edwards Theater.

We had a really great time. We tried some flavors that we don't usually like and were very surprised. Usually I don't like chocolate frozen yogurt because it is not very sweet but Orange Leaf had a brownie kind and it was really wonderful. My husband tried some coconut in his and my baby girl had some dairy-free pineapple- both of which were great. The layout was very open and comfortable, our baby wandered freely with some tables and chairs low enough for her to stand next to.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Salt Lake City

Last weekend we went down to Salt Lake to meet up with some of my family so I would like to let you know some of my favorite things to do there.

1. IKEA: I love this store, it has furniture and household items for a pretty good deal but even if you don't need anything plan a few hours (really, it takes this long) to go through. They have a ton of different rooms set up you can wander through and get decorating ideas, they have a kids play place you can drop your kids off while you wander, and they have a cafeteria style restaurant that is super good and reasonably priced. I would go and spend all day there if I could.

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2. The church history museum: Across the street from temple square is another place I could spend a lot of time. The exhibits often change but it is often overlooked by people just visiting temple square.

3. LDS Church Welfare building: starting in temple square you can take a free tour where they take you out to the Welfare building and show you the things there, if you have time you can also stay and volunteer a while. Once we helped put together buckets of cleaning supplies that were going to flood areas. It was a really neat experience.

4. Porter's Place: Porter's Place is actually south of Salt Lake on main street in Lehi. I can't speak for all the food here because it is not why I go. They have a bunch of fun (non-alcoholic) mixed drinks with crazy names. They are so good, we usually just get drinks and some scones for a treat. Porter's place is such a fun place with a lot of historical significance (you'll have to go to find out why).

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