A mouth-watering recap of restaurant favorites

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Lomito Argentinto at Siro's

It’s been a while since we’ve done a recap so let’s take a look back at the past nine

months of restaurant favorites, shall we?

Leslie’s Family Tree combined scones the size of a loaf of French bread with ghosts. Kind of perfect for Halloween. You can do a late-night dinner and ghost tour, or you can just try their yummy homemade soup with one of the giant scones. That sounds good with the weather getting colder.

Another favorite for me was the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes. If you want good old-fashioned home-cooked comfort food, this is where you go. You can follow them on Facebook and check out their specials. Also, don’t forget weekends they have live music. Leslie’s Family Tree is located at 77 W. Main in Santaquin.

Siro’s Place introduced me to Argentine cuisine and it was love at first bite. Their sandwiches are yummy and served on crusty French bread. My favorite was the Lomito Argentino which had steak, ham, cheese, and two fried eggs. And don’t forget their chimichurri sauce that I wanted to dip everything in. So yummy. They also have their signature empanadas with a variety of fillings. I follow them on Facebook and they’ve been offering new specials including steak dinners so you’ll want to check it out. Siro’s is located at 575 N. State Road 198 in Salem right by Zu Wire Fitness.

Cabana introduced me to jumping steak, or Lomo Saltado. This crazy delicious stir-fried, perfectly seasoned steak on a bed of French fries. Oh my goodness. I need to go back now. The enchiladas were pretty delicious. And the salsa bar gave the entrees a lot of variety. I loved the avocado based one. Cabana is located at 75 S. Main Street in Payson

Pepe’s Grill has these amazing street tacos that are just perfection. Pepe’s started out as a stand at Fiesta Days, but due to popularity, they opened a permanent location. The nachos

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Pepe’s Al Pastor and Chicken Taco

are scrumptious with a generous portion of tortilla chips, cheese, meat, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. You could feed a few people with one. I enjoyed the specialty street tacos. I love me a good fish taco. Pepe’s Grill is located at 747 N. Main in Spanish Fork

Hobble Creek Coffee Shop was a pleasure. I became a huge fan of eggs benedict with the English muffins, ham and perfect poached egg. And that sauce. I could drink the sauce. It probably wouldn’t be healthy, but I could. I also loved the omelets and French toast. My friend Tracy still raves about the coffee and has become a regular there. And with cold weather coming, you can’t beat their hot chocolate and steamers. Hobble Creek Coffee Grill is located at 388 North Main Street, Springville, Utah.

Strap Tank just had delicious food. I enjoyed everything that I tried and the portions were pretty big. The ambiance is great and I love the vintage biker feel. The steak salad was beautifully presented with perfect tender steak. The fish and chips were scrumptious. Hamburgers were juicy and had great toppings. Their fries were yummy too. Strap Tank is located at 1750 West 597 South, Springville Utah.

Rowley’s Red Barn introduced me to the apple cider slush which combines that crisp, frozen apple cider with ice cream. It is pretty refreshing and the perfect frozen fruity treat. Also, I’ve always loved their ice cream. I finally got to try their cherry pie and it was simple perfection. Plus in October, they have the corn maze, hay rides, and pumpkin patch. Rowley’s Red Barn is located at 901 South 300 West, Santaquin, Utah 84655.