My list is growing.
And it's entirely a Freudian slip that the first time I typed that, it said, "My list is groaning."
I know everyone thinks that I have one of the best jobs in the world. Reviewing restaurants is a fantasy job for a lot of people. And it is, for them, a fantasy job. That is, the job they think I have is a fantasy. The reality gets a little tiresome. I love food, but sometimes the amount and number of times I have to dine out outpaces my attention span.
Especially, when, like right now, I have so many restaurants I need to visit or revisit.
So here's my proposal: Why don't you guys help me out? Like people help out Tim and Nina Zagat?
These are the places I am supposed to go to sometimes in the next 96 hours. Why don't you visit them and let me know what you think? And I'll quote you.
Jack's Wood Fired Oven They say it's yet another great new pizza place. 256 N. Main, Logan, 435-754-7523
Pipa: Asian Tapas and Sake Bar I hear the cocktails are cool and it's on the West Side, so that's interesting. 900 W. North Temple, SLC, 801-326-3639
Goldener Hirsch The very talented Chef Michael Showers has a new menu. 7570 Royal St., Park City, 435-649-7770
Grappa Grappa has a new chef and a new menu-I need to see what that Bill White group is up to these days. 151 Main St. Park City, 435-645-0636
Oasis Chef Billy Sotelo, formerly of Fresco, just introduced a new menu. 151 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-322-0404
The menu focuses on a different region of Italy each month; right now it's Lazio, the area around Rome. Plus, Chef Elio Scanu just opened a new Italian deli in conjunction with the restaurant. 1479 E. 5600 South, South Ogden, 801-475-7077Spoony & Nata's Down Home Cafe They say they serve Southern Louisiana and New Orleans food-I like their geographic specificity.) 1810 S. Main St., SLC, 801-467-0400