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A Business Traveler’s Airport Experience: Salt Lake International Restaurants

A few weeks ago, one of our bloggers, John Thomson, wrote about some of the ways airports have changed over the years and pointed out many of the new options available to business travelers during layovers.Restaurants in Salt Lake City International Airport

I took note of this, and realized as I’ve dashed through my own home base airport (Salt Lake International) that the retail and eatery scene really is changing and that I ought to give myself a little more time to enjoy it. The options are endless and delicious!

Salt Lake International Airport will soon have everything from Market Street Grill with fresh fish options to Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. There are French bakery items, great ale, Greek gyros, Chinese food, the hamburger of your choice, plus coffee, lattes, and espresso at Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks, or Millcreek Coffee Roasters. And let’s not forget dessert! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will satisfy every sweet tooth. For a full list of restaurants visit

A business traveler’s airport experience really has changed significantly over the last several years so … after waiting in those long security lines, removing all the items from your carry-on luggage and then re-stowing them, refastening your belt and putting your shoes back on, maybe take some time to sit down and indulge yourself with your favorite meal. It really is quite a treat.

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Salt Lake City Restaurants: A Quick Guide for the Business Traveler

salt lake city restaurants for business travelersSo you’re on a business trip to Salt Lake City, Utah and need something to satisfy your hunger pangs. The question is: Which restaurant should you choose? Of course it depends on what time of day it is and what type of food you are looking for, but I can guarantee there is a restaurant nearby that will please your cravings.
Here are just a few options:
The new City Creek Center, located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, has a wide range of eateries, offering everything from a food court to The Cheesecake Factory. Other favorites at City Creek include The Blue Lemon and Texas de Brazil.
Another great downtown option is Bambara, a Salt Lake City restaurant celebrating the past and present, located at the Hotel Monaco. Bambara’s desserts are to die for and their famous Blue Cheese House Cut Potato Chips are an appetizer must.
Just a few blocks south is the Grand America Hotel, where you will find Ali Raafati, recent winner of Salt Lake Magazine’s “Golden Spoon for Hospitality.” Raafati is the hotel’s Ambassador of Special Events at the Garden Cafe and is known to provide the finest hospitality and service in Salt Lake City. You definitely won’t want to miss the Sunday Brunch; it is truly a “Grand” experience with unprecedented culinary delights from seafood, to ebleskivers, to intricate ice carvings, to a child-size buffet.
If you’re looking for a home-cooked meal, the Lion House Pantry should be your first stop. The Pantry offers authentic recipes that have been passed down through generations and are sure to please your palate. The menu changes daily, but the prime rib dinner is what they’re famous for, along with their homemade rolls.
Other fantastic favorites include Caffe Molise, Christopher’s Prime Steak House and Grill, and Cucina Toscana, and there are literally hundreds of other delicious options worth enjoying. More ideas can be found here and here.
Bon Appetit!



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Top 10 Cities for Food Trucks

I recently read an article  in USA Today and wanted to share my great find.  When I travel for business or personal reasons,  my first piece of homework always is to find great places to eat.   This article highlights a very interesting option for eating out.  If you find yourself in one of the cities below, locate a food truck!

Top 10 Cities for Food Trucks

1. The Grilled Cheese Truck: Los Angeles
2. The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck: New York
3. Maximus Minimus: Seattle
4. The Big Egg: Portland, Ore.
5. DC Slices: Washington DC
6. Spencer On The Go!: San Francisco
7. The Mighty Cone: Austin
8. Stefania’s Pierogi: Hoboken, N.J.
9. La Dominique Creperie: Philadelphia
10. The Rolling Stove: Miami