Salt Lake City
If all you know of Utah’s culinary legacy is fry sauce (a mix of mayonnaise and ketchup cast in a lurid shade of pink), then you’re in for a surprise. Salt Lake City’s culinary scene is tremendously eclectic, notable for influences from East Africa to Western Asia, with strong ties to the organic, whole food movement. The ever-evolving Pago is home to the renowned sommelier Evan Lewandowski, who is always ready to help you pair your way through a great meal. Local favorite The Copper Onion modernizes classic comfort foods like meatloaf and, for brunch, biscuits and gravy.