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Weekend dining: Try tacos, tapas in Provo, Indian fare in Salt Lake City
Where to eat out this weekend? It's easy to get tired of the same old places.
To help you out of a dining rut, or to simply present new possibilities, here are links to recent Tribune restaurant reviews, including some newly reviewed options in Provo:
Black Sheep Cafe » Southwestern Native American cuisine is as fresh and innovative as ever with high-end Navajo tacos as a starting point. A drink menu filled with creative cactus pear specials makes this a can't-miss dining experience.
Copper Bowl » This contemporary Indian restaurant knows how to execute traditional as well as modern dishes such as kurkure shrimp, laal maas and chicken tikka masala.
The Rest » A New York City-inspired speakeasy below Salt Lake City's Main Street serves "mountain food" and craft cocktails with a culinary twist.
Iron Gate Winery » The Cedar City winery opened about one year ago behind the Iron Gate Bed and Breakfast, offering a tasting room and a patio, and has been well received by residents and visitors alike.
Centro Woodfired Pizzeria » Thin-crust, woodfired pizzas rivaling any in Utah are delivered in a sophisticated environment just blocks from the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.
Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House » Part restaurant, part pub, part hangout — this microbrewery in Salt Lake City's Avenues neighborhood is replete with dishes to enjoy alone or pair with a house brew.
Boulevard Bistro » A welcoming, modern atmosphere pairs nicely with thin-crust pizzas, salads, Italian-inspired entrees and gelato at this bistro on Foothill Boulevard.
R&R Barbecue » Brothers Rod and Roger Livingston give their competition-winning barbecue a permanent home in downtown Salt Lake City. The pulled pork, brisket and ribs are first rate; so are the okra and hushpuppy sides.
Jasoh! » This Ogden stalwart serves pub fare and fine dining options from its second-floor perch above historic 25th Street. The multiple menus mean the quality ingredients don't always get the treatment they deserve.
Cucina Deli » This Avenues stalwart now offers an evening menu peppered with spicy and smoky notes, a dash of fun, and a new wine and beer menu. Try the polenta fries, lemon ricotta dumplings or the duck and seeds appetizer.
Ichiban Sushi » One of downtown Salt Lake City's older Japanese restaurants shakes things up with new staff and menu. The new Izakaya menu — think Japanese pub food — offers something unique.
Papa O's and Mama's Plantation Restaurant » Southern-style comfort food including fried chicken, collard greens and pot roast.
Tortilla.bar » While this restaurant serves familiar items such as tacos and empanadas, it's not your typical Mexican eatery. The focus is on creativity and interpretation. Not for everyone — but adventurous diners will like it.
Caterina's » A new restaurant in the heart of Sugar House offering affordable French fare with nice wines to match.
Visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment for a database of dining options, including Tribune reviews.