Time flies when you’re having good food: 6 months of adventures
Icannot believe that it has been six months since we started this journey! I don’t know about you, but have thoroughly enjoyed exploring new restaurants and trying new dishes. Hopefully my reviews have inspired you to try some new restaurants and you have found some new favorites as well. That was our goal, remember? For this month’s review I will be doing a recap of my reviews thus far: Ohana Grill, Brumby’s, JFE Sushi and Hickory Kist. So if you missed one, this is your chance to get caught up.
Ohana Grill Ohana Grill food is made with love and you can tell. They serve Hawaiian plate lunch food (a huge scoop of white rice and creamy macaroni salad with each entrée) and the portions are huge. My favorite dish was the garlic chicken, which is their most popular dish for a reason. You bite through the crisp, light crust and are hit with this slightly sweet, garlicky deliciousness. Also, you can’t beat the jumbo garlic shrimp. Basically anything you order on the menu will be delicious. Trust me.
And don’t forget the otai. Imagine the sweetest, freshest mango you have ever tasted and then put that in a refreshing drink and you will have an otai. They sell it by the glass or by the gallon. You really should order one to have the full Ohana experience. Ohana Grill is located in Springville at 1445 N. Main.
Brumby’s Brumby’s is a down-home cooking restaurant in Santaquin. The walls of the restaurant are covered with rodeo memorabilia, horse shoes and cowboy hats. The food is basically the definition of comfort food. I stand by my statement that the chicken fried chicken is like eating fried chicken while getting a big hug from your grandma. The chicken is so tender with the light crisp crust and those creamy mashed red potatoes and sweet roasted carrots. I still dream about that chicken.
Another clear winner at Brumby’s was the root beer yard bird wings. That sweet tangy flavor combined with perfectly cooked chicken just cannot be beat. Brumby’s is located at 340 E. Main in Santaquin.
JFE Sushi Remember how I was a little nervous about sushi before and JFE converted me? I still have to say that the Crunch Roll is hands down my favorite. I couldn’t handle walking through Macey’s without getting one last week. It was as good as I remembered it. The Crunch Roll combines so many different flavors and textures that it makes any other food seem boring. It has tempura shrimp, avocado, and sticky rice combined with an addictively delicious and creamy spicy mayo sauce.
The Shaggy Dog is the sauce lover’s dream with all the creamy sauces and the tempura shrimp. Don’t forget about the spicy Temptation Roll. I loved how the creamy cheese and avocado countered the spicy jalapeno. Then there are the California Rolls, which offer a simplicity that is refreshing. You cannot walk by the display case without finding something appetizing. JFE Sushi is located inside the Spanish Fork Macey’s grocery store by the deli.
Hickory Kist I still feel disappointed about how many times I missed out on the specials because I just grabbed the paper and filled out my choices for a sandwich. Make sure when you go to Hickory Kist that you check out the daily special. My favorite was the turkey bacon avocado. How can you go wrong with shredded turkey, creamy avocado and crispy smoky bacon? My mouth is watering just writing about it. I also was very impressed with the grilled roast beef and pastrami. They have basically figured out the best sandwich combinations imaginable and they serve them for specials.
You can’t forget the made-fromscratch soups. The desserts were divine. I can never get pie anywhere else because my expectations are too high now. The banana cream pie was divine with its perfect flaky crust and rich banana filling. I honestly don’t think you could go wrong ordering anything there. Hickory Kist is located at 1533 N. Main in Spanish Fork.
Brumby’s Chicken Fried Chicken
JFE Sushi’s Spicy California Roll
Ohana Grill’s Garlic Chicken