It seems every week another sushi eatery opens here. So, it’s ironic that the owners of Utah’s Tsunami Sushi restaurants have bucked the trend by opening a new restaurant in South Jordan that specializes in good old American comfort food. The menu at Fin & Norah’s (651 W. Jordan Parkway, 801-253-7389) is extensive, with breakfast, lunch and dinner items ranging from corned-beef hash and a selection of soups and salads to hot and cold sandwiches, chicken wings, burgers, thin-crust pizzas and entrees such as meatloaf, roasted chicken, baby back ribs, prime rib and grilled halibut. Fin & Norah’s also sports a full bar, with wine, beer and liquor available. For more information, visit FinAndNorahs.com.
If you’re looking for delicious, innovative cuisine at bargain-basement prices, it’s hard to beat the Savory Palate (121 W. Election Road [11900 South]) in Draper. The Savory Palate is a “laboratory” eatery, where culinary students at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City practice restaurant operations—everything from taking reservations and restaurant accounting to executing multi-course meals and table service. Currently, the Savory Palate offers a three-course lunch on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for $12.95 and a six-course dinner on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for $17.95, beverage included. According to Art Institute chef instructor Katie Weinner, this quarter the Savory Palate is “showcasing modern cuisine that highlights the best restaurants in the world. You may experience edible rocks, upgraded ‘cup o’ noodles’ and taste new spring ingredients such as fiddle heads, sorrel, ramps and corn shoots.” For reservations, call 801-601-4769.
St. Regis Honors Military Families
On Mother’s Day, May 8, St. Regis Deer Valley will host 27 Hill Air Force Base families with members deployed overseas for brunch. “Mother’s Day is such a wonderful celebration of family, and we wanted to do something to help brighten the day for our military families who are separated due to deployment,” explains Stan Kaminski, general manager of St. Regis Deer Valley. “We are honored to host these families at our Mother’s Day Brunch—it is a small token of our appreciation for their dedication and service.”
Quote of the week: You’ve buttered your bread, now sleep in it. —Gracie Allen