Provo’s BLOCK restaurant
Block Restaurant is now open for lunch, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. My favorite lunch menu item is the bodacious Block Burger: toasted Antonella’s brioche bun, house made pickles, Heber Valley smoked cheddar, caramelized onions, and bacon aioli, with the option to add a sunny side egg to the affair.
The Store – a fine foods market and deli has opened at The Gateway at 90 South Rio Grande Street. The Store is locally-owned – an independent chain of grocery stores in Utah since 1968. In addition to fresh foods and grocery items, The Store also features an extensive array of grab-and-go foods ready to eat. I went to check out The Store last week and was blown away by the quality and flavor of their homemade tortilla chips and salsas. I was also amazed by how much inventory is crammed into The Store’s 9,000 square feet. If they don’t have it, you probably don’t need it! The Store is open Monday – Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
And speaking of The Gateway, look for Momi Donuts to open there this fall. Momi’s mochi donuts are a hot food trend coming out of Asia and Momi’s will be the first mochi donut bakery in Utah. It will be located at Restaurant Row on the south end of The Gateway. In case you haven’t heard of them yet, mochi donuts are gluten-free, made with rice flour and tapioca starch, and each donut is made up of eight connected dough balls called Pon De Ring in Japan.
Culinary quote of the week:
I went to a restaurant that serves ‘breakfast at any time’. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance— Steven Wright
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
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