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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Eva's Boulangerie

After a few straight days not stirring much from the house, James and I started to feel a little cabin fever. That odd, itchy, bored feeling that happens when you're spending too much time cooped up with one person. No matter how much you love them, they can start to get on your nerves. I was so relieved when he suggested we head downtown!

We headed out without much of a plan, and just figured it out as we went. We started with a place called Memory Grove, which is one of the older districts of town. It begins as an ode to the original Mormon settlers and turns into a park commemorating the men and women of Salt Lake and Utah who died in service to their country.

Memory Grove
Downtown SLC

The memorial park is right below the State Capitol, so we took the short climb up to admire it. I may never get used to how open Utah is -- there are office buildings just big enough to block the view around the Capitol Building in Michigan (although it is beautiful in its own way). Utah put theirs on a hill, and framed it with mountains.

Utah State Capitol

Fun fact: the city of Salt Lake was built with streets wide enough to turn around a horse-drawn wagon/stage coach. The more you know!

Downtown SLC

By this point, we had started to feel tired, hungry, and a little sweaty (it was a cooler summer day, but still Utah), so we headed back down the hill to Main Street to visit Eva's, a bakery I had heard good things about. None of the praise was exaggerated! The food was delicious, authentic, and comparatively inexpensive. The aesthetic hit the nail on the head. We can't wait to go back, either earlier in the day to get a better selection of pastries, or for dinner (Thurs.-Sat.). They even serve a small menu of wine and beer, which always impresses me in Salt Lake.

Eva's Boulangerie
Eva's Boulangerie
Eva's Boulangerie

If you can lose the common misconceptions about SLC, it's a really cool place to explore. I've had some great food (and great alcohol) there, as well as lessons in culture, art, and history, and I would recommend a visit to anyone.

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