Dining

Thai Jasmine offers complimentary soup, monthly all-you-can-eat buffet

Amy Nicholson Monday, May 20, 2013 Yupin Martin, owner of Thai Jasmine, recalls that her mother was an excellent cook. However, Martin didn’t learn how to cook until after she moved to Utah, from Thailand, in 1976.Martin relied... more

China Fortune's sauces make sushi rolls a favorite

Amy Nicholson Monday, May 13, 2013 W hen China Fortune opened three years ago, Tony Zhou said he wanted to try his hand at sushi. He now offers nearly 50 rolls and more than 150 menu items.Zhou and co-owner Mary Huang both grew... more

Two Tonys serving up sushi

Amy Nicholson Monday, May 6, 2013 Tonys’ Grill and Sushi Bar gets its name from not one but two owners — Tony Ho and Tony Lei.The business partners lived in New York for 20 years before moving to Utah in 2005. Lei had owned... more

Virg’s family expands to Ogden

Amy Nicholson Monday, April 29, 2013 Restaurant owner Dave Law said he began his first job mopping floors and mixing tartar sauce for Virg’s Fish & Chips — a restaurant located a few doors from his childhood home — when he was just... more

Desert Magnolia proud of its ‘hole-in-the-wall’ Southern barbecue

Amy Nicholson Monday, April 22, 2013 Husband and wife co-owners of Desert Magnolia BBQ, Brad and Nicole Trammel, opened the doors to their catering business in 2010. By June of 2011, they had added regular hours at their “hole-in-the-... more

Five Star Restaurant getting two locations in Top of Utah

Amy Nicholson Monday, April 15, 2013 In 1999 the first location of Five Star Restaurant opened in Roy. Husband and wife Gorman and Bunjob Turner were the owners. Bunjob Turner operated the restaurant with her son Shane Turner.Two more... more

Newgate Mall home to newest ’Bout Time! Pub & Grub restaurant

Amy Nicholson Monday, April 8, 2013 ’Bout Time! Pub & Grub opened their newest location, inside the Newgate Mall, in January 2013. The locally owned chain, started by Joe Fraser in 2009, now has seven sites in operation.In 2010,... more

Pizza, pub fare at Slackwater

Amy Nicholson Saturday, March 30, 2013 In June 2011, Kriss Smith and Justin Gumm followed their shared dream to open Slackwater Pizzeria & Pub in Ogden. In February 2013, they completed a remodel that increased their seating capacity... more

The Rib Shack offers themed dining

Monday, March 25, 2013 Last month, business partners Mark and Tammy Sacco, Zaric “Zeke” and Monica Swander, and Larry Thomas opened The Rib Shack in Syracuse.The menus for this restaurant and one previously located in... more

A healthier menu offered at Big Z

Amy Nicholson Monday, March 18, 2013 Jeff Mogharrab opened Big Z in Ogden in November 2012. The property had housed a popular restaurant with a similar name for several years before it closed down and Mogharrab took ownership of the... more