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LOREN SHAUM: A taste of Mexico comes to Lake Country | News

The lot in Wawasee Village that long ago housed the highly popular Foo and Faye Chinese Restaurant now has a different ethnic look. Moving from Logansport into what was once Duffy’s Irish-themed bar, owner Shayla Canseco renovated the building into all things Mexico, including décor, drinks and food.

Opening July 9, the Los Toritos (translates to “the Bulls”) Mexican Grill has seen steady business and adds another food option in Lake Country.

EXTENSIVE MENU

The huge spiral-bound laminated menu is nine pages of Mexican delicacies, including a full page of lunch specials. There’s every kind of nacho, burrito, tostada, taco,

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Seeing Red | Restaurant Reviews | Salt Lake City

ALEX SPRINGER

It’s probably appropriate to confess that I didn’t have Red Maple (2882 W. 4700 South, 801-747-2888, redmaplechinese.com) on my radar until all you lovely City Weekly readers gave it your “Best Chinese Food” stamp of approval during last year’s Best of Utah. As a longtime fan of our local Asian food scene, I felt a bit chagrined that paying a visit to this West Valley favorite wasn’t higher on my priority list. That said, I’m happy to say that I have seen the glory that is Red Maple, and am happy to be counted among those of you who

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Falling for Nepal | Restaurant Reviews | Salt Lake City

ALEX SPRINGER

At first glance, you wouldn’t think that Utah would be home to the diverse cuisines of Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal—but that’s what makes it fun to explore. For example, Everest Curry Kitchen (68 E. 10600 South, Sandy, 801-571-4015, everestcurrykitchenutah.com) has a menu that dovetails with traditional Indian dishes like tandoori chicken, tikka masala, and samosas, while offering some great flavors from Nepal. Don’t be misled by the nondescript storefront within a Sandy strip mall; Everest is a great place for traditional Indian food, but you’ll want to stick around for some flavorful Nepalese cuisine as well.

My

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Street Food Stars | Restaurant Reviews | Salt Lake City

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Though traditional Indo-American food lends itself quite nicely to the fast-casual concept, I’ve struggled to really get behind any local joints that have come and gone. I’m not quite sure what the hang-up has been—I’ve just never tried a fast-casual Indian place that can party with the players we already have on the scene here in Utah. That said, I’m starting to think that Makam’s Indian Restaurant (894 E. 3900 South, Ste. B, 801-905-1921, makamskitchen.com) in Millcreek might change all that.

As a fairly new fixture to the 3900 South and 900 East area of Millcreek—it officially came out

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