TASTE ART ADVENTURE
Adventures for the Foodie
While you might not have come here solely to dine, you’re gonna have to eat, so make it count! Here are some insights into the great gustatory offerings in the Park City area – from haute cuisine to locals’ favorites off the beaten path.
TOUR, LEARN & SAVOR
Don’t be a spectator when it comes to gustatory delights – roll up your sleeves and get involved with tours, tastings and classes.
With over 100 restaurants in Park City alone, it can be challenging to choose where to dine. For an introduction to several eateries in a single evening, try one of the progressive 3-hour feasts offered by Park City Food Tours (Tuesdays and Thursdays), or Gourmand Tours (Wednesdays). Tours are led by local guides who share cultural and historical perspectives, local trivia, and insights as you sample ample tastes (with optional drink pairing) from several select restaurants along Main Street.
Explore the world of wine with Fox School of Wines, offering fun ways to expand your understanding of the grape. Weekend Wine Series features hour-long tastings of 5 wines every Saturday at 6pm, while Table for Twelve is a more intimate monthly pairing event offering 4 wines with 4-5 complementary foods, with spirited discussions throughout. Or double down on your education and learn about Park City’s history as you tour 6 historic mining locations while sipping select vintages with Fox’s Mines & Wines Park City Tour, available Saturdays through March 31.
Grape Goodness: Fox School of Wine donates 5% of profits to a community health clinic in Napa, CA that provides health care to the underserved population of agricultural workers.
Make your way to Cognition Winery Tasting Room in the Bonanza Park District to discover Park City’s first winery. Founder Dennis Romankowski crafts a growing line of varietals and blends from Napa and Sonoma grapes, with wine label art commissioned by local artist Bill Kranstover. Hard to imagine a wine produced in the Wasatch Back at 7,000 ft? Cognition offers tastings in 1 oz. pours, wine by the glass or bottle, and other adult beverages along with tasty bites to pair with your sips. You may also purchase Cognition wine by the bottle or case to take away. With deep roots in the community, Cognition offers live music by local musicians on Friday nights.
Book a hands-on dinner with Mindful Cuisine and don an apron. After enjoying a prepared appetizer in the Wine Cellar, Chef Linda walks you through the step-by-step process of creating a restaurant quality meal, and then all participants sit down to share the meal together. Recipes and tips for home cooking are provided as a follow up. Mindful Cuisine offers regularly scheduled sessions for cooking and dining, as well as private events in which you may choose your own menu or enjoy a prix fixe menu. Special kid-centered private cooking classes feature streamlined recipes perfect for junior chefs.
BREAKFAST - GET UP & GET DOWN (UNDER)
Mother always said that breakfast is the most important meal. Make her proud with this trio of breakfast options from the land of Down Under.
It’s all about food, coffee and people at Harvest Park City, Emma Worsley’s bubbling coffee den in old town Park City. Open daily from 9am-3pm, harvest serves locally-roasted Hugo Coffee beside hearty fare that can be enjoyed any time of day like smashed avocado with poached eggs, Buddha Bowls of Goodness, Homemade Muesli, and Vietnamese Chicken Salad.
Head to Five5eeds on the outskirts of Old Town down near The Market where founders, Tiffany and Andrew Percy, serve savory breakfast items from 7:30am-3pm in addition to hearty lunch standards like burgers, tacos and their Confit Chicken Bowl. The interior design by Melbourne company Hecker Guthrie will make you feel worldly with polished concrete, exposed wood and a Brooklyn vibe.
Start the day at Campos Coffee at Park City Mountain, the first permanent flagship shop outside Australia by the acclaimed specialty roaster. Campos is founded on the ideal of “Quality Coffee Cultivated by Good”; that coffee tastes good only when it’s made ethically and with care. The intimate shop is open daily from 8am-5pm and features an expansive outdoor “beach” area furnished with comfortable lounges and sunshine. In addition to their famed coffees and breakfast fare like Avocado Toast and Eggs Benedict, Campos serves toasted, filled “Jafflz” sandwiches crafted here in Park City (including one stuffed with vegemite).
LUNCH LIKE A LOCAL
A Park City staple for more than 30 years, Main St Deli features gourmet sandwiches, house-made soups and sides, breakfast staples, and a full salad bar. This cozy Main Street eatery was recently purchased by Grace McGowan and Katie Babcock, who drew on their experience in the industry and partnered to continue the Deli’s legacy. Open daily from 7:30am-5pm, the deli is known for “delicious, approachable, & affordable food”.
Featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, Sammy’s Bistro offers a menu that belies its inconspicuous location in a Bonanza Park strip mall with favorites like Grilled Mahi Mahi Salad with Mango Salsa, Texas BBQ Shrimp, Sammy’s Famous Steak Frites, and the signature pulled pork. Founder Sam Harris grew up in the burgeoning Park City food scene and created this local’s favorite café with inspiration gleaned from his experiences working with some of the best chefs in Utah. Open daily until 9pm, Sammy’s offers a variety of locally-brewed beer on tap.
Featuring ingredients sourced from local farmers, ranchers, artisans, breweries and coffee roasters, Vessel Kitchen serves a rare combination of farmer’s market dishes created with fine dining sensibilities in a relaxed atmosphere. Design a customized meal with a “Build Your Own” market plate, or choose from salads, bowls, toasts and local kombucha on tap.
Eat at one of the area’s gems - the Road Island Diner in Oakley. A rare classic Streamline Moderne Art Deco diner car, restored to its 1939 glory, houses the restaurant with an expanded menu of diner fare including gluten free and vegetarian-friendly options.
Backstory: How did this classic Art Deco diner car make its way to Oakley, Utah? The state-of-the-art structure was designed and built in New Jersey and debuted at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The diner was purchased and relocated a few times, ultimately landing in Middletown, Rhode Island, where it was operated for the next 53 years by four generations of family. In 2007 this piece of Americana made the cross country trek to its current home in Oakley and with a complete restoration (and the addition of a few modern amenities), the diner car looks just like it did when it was introduced as a marvel at the 1939 World’s Fair.
APRÈS-ANYTHING AFTERNOON PICK UP
Chocolate, Coffee, Juice or Beer? It’s all served up at the Whole Foods Market, where you can sip locally-crafted liquid nirvana at the Ritual Chocolate Drinking and Coffee Bar, customize your juice blend from 9 taps at the cold-pressed juice bar, or try 24 locally-brewed or hard to find craft beers at the Silvermine Taproom.
Rated one of the 7 best places to Après in Park City by Men’s Journal, The Spur Bar & Grill is located on Main Street in the heart of Park City. Open daily from 10am-1am, this buzzing little pub also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering authentic western fare with a full bar menu, accompanied by live music and dancing every night.
DINNER - RELAX AND ENJOY
Located in the center of old town Park City, Main Street Pizza & Noodle is true to its motto: Eat. Drink. Be Happy. Serving hungry families for nearly 30 years, this airy, kid-friendly cafeteria-style restaurant offers a wide variety of pastas, salads, calzones, sandwiches, and of course, pizzas along with over 40 beers from around the world. Open daily from 11am-10pm.
Tucked into the Park City Peaks Hotel building, Versante Hearth + Bar offers a pleasing selection of innovative hearth-baked pizzas, pastas, salads, and sandwiches along with full bar service, local brews, wine and craft cocktails. Dinner is served in generous portions from 4pm-midnight daily in an inviting, modern atmosphere with outdoor deck dining and easy parking.
For a true taste of Mexican cuisine stop in to Tacos El Sombrero in Kamas. With backgrounds in the kitchens of Park City’s Wahso and Goldener Hirsch restaurants, Rafa Reyes and his mother in law, Ana Reyes brought their culinary talents and Ana’s authentic recipes to this recent addition to the growing Kamas foodscape. Specializing in street tacos with an impressive salsa bar, this authentic eatery crafts specialty fruit horchata drinks and offers a broad menu including burritos, tortas, quesadillas and doraditas. Everything served here is made fresh from scratch – no canned or frozen goods are used.
Then take a step back in time at Hi Mountain Drug just a few doors down and top off your meal with one of the bodacious milk shakes (85 flavors!) served with a side of nostalgia at this charming establishment. Located in the same building and a mainstay in the Kamas community since 1918, “The Drug Store” has been owned and operated by the same family for 50 years.
NIGHTLIFE – FUN FOR ALL AGES
For an enjoyable evening spend some time at Jupiter Bowl at Redstone. Enjoy 16 lanes of luxury bowling, a gaming arcade, and a billiards lounge, plus a 70-foot video wall with 32 big screens showing live and classic sporting events. A full food and beverage menu is offered either lane-side or at The Lift Bar and Grill, with hearty food, tailgating favorites, plus specialty cocktails, seasonal brews and a large selection of wines.
Head to Escape Room Park City for a unique experience that tests your teamwork and problem-solving abilities. Appropriate for all ages, the “Mine Trap” escape experience challenges players with clever clues and surprises based on Park City’s silver mining history. The Escape Room offers 3 different escape adventures with varying levels of kid-friendliness from midday through 11pm.
SIP, SIP HOORAY – NEW & TRUE DRINKS IN TOWN!
Hot drinks and cool beans to perk you up or soothe your tensions.
NEW: Here’s the scoop on a couple of recent additions to the local coffee scene.
Recently opened inside the Park City Library, Lucky Ones Coffee was founded to serve warming, invigorating fresh coffee, and to create fulfilling jobs for individuals with disabilities. In doing so, founders Taylor Matkins and Katy Holyfield hope to promote acceptance, independence, as well as community inclusion at a comfortable shop where all are welcome to gather.
Located on the upper level above Prospect on Park City’s Main Street, Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters is an intimate shop founded by two coffee lovers who source fresh, single-origin coffee from certified organic or Fair-Trade growers worldwide. Each cup is brewed to order from beans that Pink Elephant roasts in small batches at their nearby roastery. The shop is a collaborative affair, sharing space with Land Juicery, serving organic, raw and cold pressed juices.
Townshend’s Park City Teahouse offers a broad selection of the ancient beverage known as “tea” with a menu that features a rainbow of teas, chais, bubble teas, matcha products, and a signature organic kombucha beverage, served in an inviting lounge, complete with free Wi-Fi. A wall display with small jars of each tea is available for sensory exploration through smell and visual examination.
Founded by world-class Ultra marathoner Jax Mariash, Stoked Roasters + Coffeehouse serves certified organic craft coffee roasted in small batches to fuel the adventures of the community. Located in the Rockwell Building on Park City’s Main Street, Stoked aims to support the passion-driven lifestyles of outdoor enthusiasts with a positive kickstart each day.
TRIED & TRUE: The locals’ favorite coffee joint
Established in 1997 and perennially voted Park City’s best coffee, Park City Coffee Roasters is a small batch roaster that sources beans from organic and Fair Trade certified farms. The shop is owned and operated by twin brothers Ray and Rob Hibl, who are long-time, generous supporters of the arts, local recreation organizations, and numerous other non-profits in the area. A selection of juice drinks, smoothies, baked goods, breakfast fare, paninis, and snack items are also available.
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