Friday High-Five: 02.28.14
The first FHF of this year! And I snuck it in right before we head into the third month of 2014.
This is the Park City edition. Because I spent last week in the Utah ski town. I was there for a family trip, but spent most of my days at my laptop and then hanging out with relatives once they returned from their day of skiing. These are just some of the highlights from my time there.
- Okay, I have never had a cronut because, well, my trips to NYC are usually pretty short and I just can't devote half a day to waiting in line for a pastry. At Silver restaurant in Park City, they offer a "doughssant" on the menu. It's their version of a cronut legally, they can't call it a cronut and it is delicious. It's topped with maple ice cream and accompanied by candied cayenne bacon. Jon and I ordered it for dessert one night, and a few days later, I stopped in to ask if I could get a couple to go. They happily obliged and it was still amazing when we got it back to the hotel (no ice cream with the to-go order, but the maple glaze added just the right amount of sweetness). Also: Silver's Parker rolls are awesome.
- One of the newer eateries in Park City is Rock & Reilly. The decor is cute as you can see from this Instagram and the service is top-notch. The food is tasty, though nothing mind-blowing; it's basically what you would expect from a tater tots-nachos-sliders-mini corndogs kind of place. (P.S. They have a photo booth there.)
- Even though I'm not crazy about the decor, the food at The Mariposa was great. I love that their menu only offers small plates, so I can try a lot of dishes. If you go, save room for dessert the blueberry ice cream that Jon had was ridiculously good.
- I popped into Gallery MAR one day with my sister, and was drawn to one painting in particular. It turns out, it was the work of Bridgette Meinhold. Bridgette is the very sweet local who agreed to show me around Park City four years ago when I was writing a travel story for the first issue of Anthology. How crazy is that?! I didn't have a chance to meet up with her this time, but hopefully next time! (And I'm still thinking about her encaustic painting, shown below.)
- On our last night in Park City, after dinner, Jon and I took my 12-year-old nephew shopping for a gift for his girlfriend (his first girlfriend!). One of my greatest joys in life is being an aunt, and I was really happy to be able to share this experience with him. (He ended up getting her a necklace with some charms he picked out for her.)
The only bummer about last week was that our hotel room didn't have NBC Sports Network, so I couldn't get my morning fix of Tara and Johnny. But I'm looking forward to seeing what they do on the Oscars red carpet this weekend!