8 months of eating adventures
Savory bites: Culvers did not fail to impress with the wide range of food they offer in addition to the traditional mouth-wateringly delicious hamburgers that they are well known for. My favorite was the roast beef sandwich. The roast beef sandwich with perfectly seasoned pot roast (better than grandma’s) served with fresh mashed potatoes and gravy. Other favorites are the French fries, root beer and creamy custard. Culver’s is located at 943 N. 700 East in Spanish Fork.
I still can’t get over how delicious the Chicken Tikka Masala was at Stan’s. You combine the rich creamy tomato sauce with savory spices like coriander, add some chicken and serve it with steaming jasmine rice. Don’t forget their burgers and chicken sandwiches as well as variety of sides like fries, English chips, tater tots, sweet potato fries and curly fries. And they have some pretty mean shakes like the peanut butter chocolate. Stan’s Drive-In is located at 248 W. Center in Salem.
Stone Drug is honestly a state treasure. I don’t know where else you can walk in and sit up to the bar on a cherry red barstool and order old-fashioned drinks and sandwiches. The food is simple and classic. You can get a great burger and a shake. Don’t forget the crinkle cut fries with a variety of dipping options: ketchup, fry sauce and white sauce. The best thing about it is the ladies who work there: Joyce, Lisa and Charlene (between them they have 60 years experience of working the grill). Stone Drug Grill is located at 159 N. Main in Spanish Fork.
Mr. Grill is a family-run business with hot, fresh, made-to-order food. The thing that makes them stand out is that they serve sandwiches on hot scones. You can’t go wrong with a juicy burger or Philly cheesesteak on a hot, soft scone. They also have this amazing raspberry spicy sauce that tastes delicious on a grilled chicken sandwich (of course on a scone). And the potatoes are sliced right in front of you and fried right up into thin, delicious French fries. Don’t forget to try their ice cream. Mr. Grill is located at 788 N. 800 East in Spanish Fork.
Sweet delights: Eli’s is an old-fashioned soda fountain located in historic downtown Payson. You can buy practically any kind of treat from ice cream to pastries to pie to brownies. With the weather changing to winter, you can take advantage of the hot drinks Eli’s offers like hot cocoa or coffee. My personal favorite is the steamers. Eli’s is located at 7 S. Main in Payson.
Sip’N is the ultimate drink spot. You can order any flavor combination you can think of. My favorite was the Berry Fresh (Fresca with berries). For winter time, they have hot chocolate, coffee and cappuccinos. And don’t forget the delicious yummy treats like sugar cookies, brownies, chocolate peanut butter bars and cinnamon rolls. The Payson Sip’N is located at 865 Highway 98 and the Spanish Fork location is at 11 E. 300 South.