Saturday, February 28, 2009

Road Trip: SLC

We decided to hit the road for a trip to Salt Lake City over Valentine's Day weekend. Many, many people looked at us a bit askance when we said we were headed to to SLC, but we went for a number for reasons. The biggest reason happens to be that SLC houses the closest Ikea to Denver and therefore flocks of Coloradans swarm into the area on weekends looking for cheap, modern furniture and reindeer balls (I'm assuming). We were indeed looking for cheap furniture, but we were also looking forward to some good vegan food and a little time in the Salt Lake City Bike Collective. Neither were disappointing; frankly, there's some good shit going down in Zion.

Exhibit A: The Avalanche
Exhibit B: Biscuits and Gravy
Exhibit C: The Mountain
Exhibit D: The American Diner
In retrospect, it was probably good that we only stayed in town for Saturday and part of Sunday. Josh and I hit up Vertical Diner for breakfast the first morning we were there, and immediately decided to come back the following morning to try more of there breakfast. I would gain 20 pounds if I lived any closer than 7 hours to this place. While I loved my first breakfast, The Avalanche, with its sampling of all the breakfast staples including divine pancakes and awesome homemade sausage, Josh's fried chicken-style seitan was undoubtedly the best seitan I've ever had in my life. And it was fried perfectly.

The only disappointment was that neither of us had room for dessert with our breakfast.

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