Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Restaurant Spotlight: Food Truck Roundup

Every Thursday at The Startup Building (560 S 100 W) from 5-9 you can find the Provo Food Truck Roundup. Food trucks from all over the county come together for the round up. You can get everything from one truck or try a little something-something from everyone. They have everything from corn dogs to pizza, burgers and burritos. All the local favorite trucks come to this event. They even have live music every week to entertain you as you eat. The weather doesn't matter, the round up happens in heat or cold.
Check out some of the great photos we took at the Roundup last week.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Waffle Love

Enter to win 2 FREE waffles to Waffle Love!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Restaurant Spotlight: Hruska's Kolaches

I have never had a Kolache before, but I will be having them again and soon. For those of you like me, they are soft, buttery bun that are just the right amount of doughy topped/or stuffed with filling. Hruska's Kolaches opened two weeks ago in Downtown Provo. The fruit topped Kolaches are done in the traditional Czech style and the savory filled ones are done in the Texas style. We tried three different types: the brisket, raspberry, and cream-cheese. The fruit filling is made in the restaurant fresh and is so tasteful. The sweet fruit filling was perfect with the bun. They serve them warm, and they are perfect. The brisket was amazing and had a great kick to it. You can also get ones filled with bacon, cheese, ham, or sausage. They make the sausage fresh at the restaurant. There really isn't a bad choice with these amazing little breakfast buns, and they are a great price. The restaurant is so cute inside. They have brought a little piece of Texas to Downtown Provo.

You can walk into the store front or order catering for events and brunches. The restaurant is located at 434 W Center St, Provo 84601. They are open in the mornings, so get there early and enjoy a little taste from Texas!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Utah Valley Marathon

Spring is supposed to be here (although you wouldn't guess it by the weather we're having) which means it's almost summer, which means it's almost short and swim suit season, which means I should have been working out all winter long so my legs were ready to be debuted. Oops. 

For all of you who are much better people than me and know how to say no to Swig's sugar cookies, the Utah Valley Marathon is just around the corner! I know lots of you participate in this because they sell out of spots EVERY year! 

The Utah Valley Marathon will be taking place again this June on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Cascading waterfalls, the Provo River, and Deer Creek Reservoir will offer you runners a tranquil running adventure. The majestic mountains in all directions offer an extraordinary running experience. The race begins in Wallsburg, Utah, running into Provo Canyon and features much of Utah County's diverse scenery. The race will finish in historic Downtown Provo. The course offers ease for beginners and a potential PR for experts. The Utah Valley Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. 

It's not too late to register! It costs $105 - through May 14, 2014 and $115 - through June 10, 2014. 

I know lots of you have been training for this amazing race! I'm sitting here writing this post while enjoying a Reese's egg. Now accepting applications for a trainer...

Here's a fun video from the race in 2011: 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Digital Camera for the Tulip Festival

Amazing flowers need an amazing camera. Here is your chance to enter to win a digital camera just in time for Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival! Visit our site, and enter your name and email address. Simple as that! Look for the picture you see below :)

Thanksgiving Point is celebrating their 10th annual Tulip Festival (250,000 tulips in 137 varieties). Each weekend will have a different theme to it. The opening weekend is Art Days, second weekend is Dutch Days, and third weekend is a swing dance party in the Waterfall Amphitheatre (new this year). They also have a new Thanksgiving Point Gardens App that provides audio tours, maps, and treasure hunt for families. You won't want to miss this! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Festival of Colors

Spring is here and there is no better way to celebrate that in Utah County than the Festival of Colors at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. The Festival of Colors, or Holi, is held every year to announce the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. Events start Saturday March 29  at 10 am and ends Sunday at 4 pm.  The festival has musical interludes, the lighting of a bonfire, burning of an effigy, and the throwing of colors on friends and strangers. The dry colored powders you can buy at the temple for $2 a bag are non stain, but you should still wear something you are ok with getting a little more colorful. I would suggest a white v neck t-shirt. Admission to this years festival is $3, for $2 more you can park at the Spanish Fork Fair Ground and ride the shuttle to the festival. Make sure to leave early so you can get through traffic.

Talking about Spring, we are having a spring giveaway! Check out our website, to enter to win a digital camera from the Tulip Festival!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Restaurant Spotlight: Daylight Donut

As of two weeks ago, there's a new place in town to get some amazing doughnuts, Daylight Donut at 1180 N Main St, Springville. When the owner was a little kid, he always thought it would be fun to have a doughnut shop one day. His dream came true when this adorable shop opened up. The doughnuts are amazing and they have done a great job creating a fun atmosphere for families to hang out. If you don't have time, use the drive through to get your favorite pastry. The bakers start at 10 pm every night to make fresh doughnuts every morning. They also offer breakfast sandwiches and drinks. They have Pepsi (with the pebbled ice), coffee, fraps, hot chocolate, chocolate and strawberry milk, and juice. They are open from 5 am to 6 pm or until they are out of doughnuts.

Doughnuts you must try:
-The Bear Claw (Strawberry, Blueberry, or Lemon filling)
-The old just can't go wrong with this one!

Let us know what your favorite doughnut is when you go to Daylight Donut.