Midvale's up-and-coming Bingham Junction area received another culinary boost with the opening of Poke Luau (752 W. Blue Vista Lane, 801-679-9887), Utah's newest player in the Hawaiian poke trend. For the uninitiated, poke is a style of serving up sushi-grade fish and seafood on top of a coastal mixture of seaweed salad and rice. Essentially, Hawaiian poke is sushi for people who aren't into the whole portion-control thing, which might explain why the trend is so hot right now. Utah is still fairly new to this particular craze, so get in now while it's still cool.
Vegan Bowl Grand Opening
As we ring in the new year adorned with our shiny new resolutions to change our terrible eating habits, Vegan Bowl (8672 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan, facebook.com/vietnameseveganbowl) is here to help. According to the restaurant's Facebook page, Vegan Bowl is a family-owned, vegan-friendly Vietnamese restaurant, which means that pho, banh mi and boba tea will be making an appearance. If that's not enough to jump-start your resolution engines, Vegan Bowl is offering a 10 percent discount for the entire month of January. There's no better time to get properly pho'cked up.
Market Street Grill Thievery
As of press time, authorities are still on the lookout for a cold-storage van that unknown perpetrators stole from Market Street Grill's Cottonwood Heights location at 2985 E. Cottonwood Parkway. The truck was stocked full of fresh seafood ingredients and reportedly has the restaurant's logo emblazoned on both sides. For all those would-be treasure hunters out there, the scuttlebutt is that the chief of the Cottonwood Heights police department will buy dinner for two for information leading to the truck's recovery. Call 801-840-4000 if you see the rogue vehicle.
Quote of the Week: "I'm on a seafood diet. When I see food, I eat it." –Anonymous
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