I want to start something new on the food blog (yeah…the one that I don’t post on often 😛 – hey, I’m workin’ on it). It’s called Local Eats. I haven’t personally seen it on anyone’s blog, but I’m sure people are doing it. There is this blog that has great reviews on Salt Lake City restaurants, but I don’t go as fancy as he does and I certainly don’t eat out as much as he does. That being said, I just want to feature some local places to eat at that I enjoy. And when I say local, I mean from Utah County all the way up north to Cache County. I may even throw other UT locales in if I happen upon something.
For my first Local Eats, I’m giving a shout out to my Hawaiian roots. Mo’Bettah Steaks is located in Bountiful in a teeny tiny strip mall. I actually heard of them through facebook and was super excited. L&L’s isn’t what it used to be (or at least what I was used to in California) and there’s another joint nearby that just didn’t do it for me.
The pulehu chicken is on the left and the teriyaki chicken is on the right. Mmm mmm good!
Their menu is pretty basic. They offer chicken or steak, teriyaki or pulehu style. Your meat is served up “plate lunch” style which means it comes with rice and mac salad. You can also order rice, salad and/or extra chicken as a side. They didn’t offere shave ice when I was there, but they have it now.
I went with a couple friends who both ordered the teriyaki chicken, but I went for the pulehu chicken which is kind of a simple salt & pepper seasoned grilled chicken. I am SO glad they offer mini plates. I ordered a mini and was stuffed by the time I was done.
The food was great and I highly recommend either type of chicken. No one went for the steak this time, but I bet the teriyaki steak is killer! I really liked that they offer the option of brown or white rice and you can switch out green salad for the mac salad. The only thing I wasn’t too hot on was, unfortunately, the mac salad. It was too mayonnaisey for me so I’ll probably stick with the green salad most of the time.
They’re hinting at adding a second location. I would be extremely happy if they expanded down at the south end of the valley.
Check ’em out for a bit of aloha in the Beehive State.
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