Plum Alley's steamed pork belly bun

Plum Alley
The steamed pork belly bun at Plum Alley is soft 
as a down pillow. You’ll want to rest your head on these bundles of flavor, take
 them home, cuddle with them—they’re that appealing. Best just to eat them while they’re hot, however, 
and consider ordering one with duck confit. 111 E. 300 South, SLC; 801-355-0543,

Light Eats: This year, little was big

Caffe Niche added a small plates menu. 779 E. 300 South, SLC, 801-433-3380,

J. Wong’s now offers dim sum so you can sample more, stuff yourself less. 163 W.  200 South, SLC, 801-350-0888,

Harmons' new Emigration Market is smaller and easier to shop than mega-stores. 1706 E. 1300 South, SLC, 801-583-3663,

Mini’s offers 7-inch pies, just the right size for dinner a deux. 14 E. 800 South, SLC, 801-363-0608,

Super Salads

Vinto’s Verdura mixes chopped greens with quinoa, 
beets, squash, tomato, cucumber, zucchini, pumpkin seeds, edamame and onion in a 
basil vinaigrette. 
418 E. 200 South, SLC, 

J&G Grill’s salad of grilled Scottish salmon on arugula and frisee with apples and Maytag blue cheese 
in a champagne 
vinaigrette is the last 
word in local luxury. 
2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, 435-940-5760,

Trattoria’s is the ultimate Italian chopped salad: sopressata, pepperoni, kalamatas, asiago, pepperoncini and Pappadew peppers with balsamic dressing. 
1479 E. 5600 South, South Ogden, 801-475-7077,

Silver Star’s Southwestern Chicken Salad mixes grilled chicken with black beans, toasted corn, jicama, red onion and greens and tosses it in chili vinaigrette. 1825 Three Kings Dr., Park City, 435-655-3456,

Bambara’s Steak Cobb Salad uses a flat iron cut, with butter lettuce, bacon, egg, avocado, slow-roasted tomatoes and Maytag blue cheese. 202 S. Main St., SLC, 801-363-5454,

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