Cool down with these refreshing summer treats.
The heat of Utah summers often dampens the appetites of restaurant patrons. Yet even as the temperatures climb, eateries across the state are regularly tempting palates with cool and refreshing food and beverages designed to satisfy even the most overheated eater. Here are four revitalizing options to kick-start your culinary cool-down during these long, hot days of summer.
Deer Valley Grocery Café
Caprese salad $11.50
Taking advantage of perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes from Copper Moose Farm, the kitchen at Deer Valley Grocery Café artfully intersperses tomatoes at their peak with marinated pearl mozzarella, fresh mint, aged balsamic pearls that burst in your mouth, and chili-dusted crispy onions—all lightly dressed with lemon mosto oil. This salad is a great way to recharge on the patio after hiking or biking Deer Valley.
1375 Deer Valley Drive, Park City
Garden rolls with shrimp $5.95
Thai chefs know a thing or two about how to stimulate an appetite in oppressive heat, and Anny Sooksri, owner of Holladay’s new Fav Bistro (in addition to Tea Rose Diner, Siam Noodle House and Chabaar), is no exception. An order of the garden rolls with shrimp or avocado delivers two cool and fresh spring rolls stuffed with cold shrimp, carrots, lettuce, fresh mint and glass noodles with a side of sweet-and-spicy peanut sauce for dipping. Very refreshing.
1984 E. Murray Holladay Road, Holladay
Farr Better Ice Cream
Double scoop $3.99-$4.19
Summer and ice cream go hand-in-hand, and there’s nothing better than a few lines of melting cream and sugar running down your arm to bring back childhood memories of summers gone by. In Ogden, the original Farr Better Ice Cream parlor has been serving up single and double scoops since the 1920s. Little has changed at this legendary shop that’s sold millions of cones and cups over the years. When your number is called, choose from any of about 70 flavors.
274 E. 21st St., Ogden
Frozen sangria $11
Salt Lake City is known for its perfect patio dining on summer evenings. So what pairs better with Utah’s stunning sunsets and a slight breeze than frozen sangria at Cucina in the Avenues? Owner Dean Pierose and team have perfected the ideal mix of simple syrup, drunken fruit juice and Montebuena Rioja wine for a stellar icy adult beverage garnished with fresh mint from the garden.
1026 2nd Ave., SLC