It is unlikely that any other establishment in Utah knows the art of smoking and seasoning meat like Five Star BBQ Company. Jared Terry, the founder of Five Star, will even attest to eating his own BBQ’ed creations for breakfast. Five Star covers all five corners of BBQ: ribs, pulled pork, wings, brisket and chicken.
Five Star BBQ Company, 70 N Geneva Road, Orem, UT, USA, +1 801-225-2685
A sibling of Communal under the umbrella of the Heirloom Group family, Pizzeria Seven Twelve shares the same commitment to local ingredients paired with a passion for pizza. Aiming to create ‘experiential dining that can change your life,’ Seven Twelve offers no shortage of inspirational food flowing from an open kitchen, where the staff are happy to chat with customers. Pizzas range from classic to highly creative while remaining faithful to local ingredients.
Pizzeria Seven Twelve, 320 S. State St, Orem, UT, USA, +1 801-623-6712
The state-wide consensus is that Ruby River Steakhouse serves up the best steak of Utah. Self-styled as the most flavourful filets east of the Mississippi, Ruby River is the proud recipient of annual accolades from City Search, City Weekly and Best of State. Award winning steaks span the classic New York, t-bone and top sirloin, as well as indulgent innovations like gorgonzola crusted or bacon-wrapped sirloin and filet mignon. In the long shadow of Ruby River’s steaks, the menu is also populated by burgers, salmon, sandwiches and bountiful sides.
Ruby River Steakhouse, 1454 S University Ave, Provo, UT, USA, +1 801-371-0648
Savory and Sweet is precisely what it says it is: a mouthwatering ying and yang. Crêpes are the standout menu option, beginning with breakfast, continuing full force into lunch and culminating in desert. Savory and Sweet’s crêpes are at their most French for dessert with Nutella galore. Alongside this pillar of French-American fusion, Savory and Sweet also draws on Italian and Asian inspiration with a pasta menu and crêpes featuring Thai curry and chicken teriyaki. There is a choice selection of gluten-free crêpes too.
Savory & Sweet, 182 W Center St, Orem, UT, USA, +1 801-802-6000