by Carol Koleman
Cloudwatch, peoplewatch, linger late, with the help of our guide to summer dining in SLC and environs. Our picks for patios, Sunday outings and late-night eatin’.
As summer progresses (are we there yet?), you may find yourself giving in to the pull of spending your social hours outside surrounded by other like-minded folks. Whether it’s relaxing under a grapevine-covered patio at Sage’s Café or people-watching on a deck overlooking lively Main Street in Park City from Red Banjo Pizza, it’s difficult to imagine a better way to enjoy the sensual summer nights or slow-moving weekend mornings.
Want to add some live blues to your tamales? You’ll find that at the Sun and Moon Cafe in Emigration Canyon (801.583.8331, open Wednesday-Sunday). Or how about an award-winning Sunday brunch nestled up to the mountainside? That’s Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro at Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon (801.536.5787, open every day). You can find just about any outdoor dining experience that you could wish for within a 30-45 minute drive. If it gets too hot in the city, take a drive up one of our many canyons, there is a great restaurant in every one, and the journey is as beautiful as the food is delicious.