Gluten Free Salt Lake City
April 27, 2009
Our family got back from a great ski trip to Park City, Utah just a couple weeks ago. Typically the snow in early-mid April is slushy at best. And after a very dry March with little snow, we were not optimistic as the date of our departure to Utah approached. But lo and behold, luck was on our side. They got several snowstorms in the 10 days leading up to our arrival, and we got an additional 7 inches of fresh powder mid-week during our stay. What could be better than Spring skiing with fresh powder? Good gluten-free dining, of course! While the Park City, Utah area wasn't the best destination we've ever been to for dining out gluten-free, we did okay. I posted a handful of reviews from both Park City and Salt Lake City on GlutenFreeTravelSite. We dined out 4 nights and cooked in our condo the rest (ordering ready-to-prepare food from GF Meals to be delivered in advance of our arrival). Park City doesn't really have any of the national chains with gluten-free menus, but we found a great steakhouse (always a safe bet) and a good restaurant on Main Street called Zoom which had a printed gluten-free menu. On one of our last nights, we visited an area of downtown Salt Lake City that was a gluten-free paradise. The area is called The Gateway, and it's an outdoor shopping/dining/entertainment complex near the Energy Solutions Arena. We had a choice of no less than THREE restaurants with printed gluten-free menus: Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, and Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill. We would have liked to have done a progressive dinner, stopping at all three, but ultimately we decided on Biaggi's (featured in the new Gluten Free Restaurant Menus listing on GlutenFreeTavelSite). As you'll read in my gluten-free mother-in-law's review, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was one of the best gluten-free experiences to date! Too bad we don't have Biaggi's out on the East coast (with the exception of Cary, North Carolina, their locations are concentrated in the Midwest and West). If you're lucky enough to live near one, go! You will NOT be disappointed!