Best chocolate Silk in S.L.C.. Go for the chocolate Silk; a two inch thick, black, solid slab of the tastiest chocolate you will ever have (available on occasion). The Key lime pie is good if you remove the pasty whipped cream. The banana cream pie is horrible. It has the same pasty whipped cream and a forgetable filling. It is not worth ordering. The lemon pie does not have any whipped cream, and is worth getting.
Too tired to cook? Stop here and bring a gourmet meal home..
Most people get their food to go, but there is plenty of room to sit down and have lunch or a cup of coffee. In the summer, enjoy a little sun on the patio.
The menu choices change each day, so call ahead and see what's available. Usually, three entrees are offered, along with four to five salad/vegetable choices. Most are sold by the pound. On a recent visit, entrees included stuffed pork loin with sesame noodles and roasted vegetables, Thai lemon chicken, macaroni and cheese, asparagus with fresh mozzarella, potato pancakes and pesto pasta salad. For a simpler meal, more than 15 sandwiches are available--all on house-baked bread (wheat, focaccia, sourdough or sourdough rye). Many come here just for dessert--there are plenty of cookies, sweet breads, cakes and tortes to choose from.
"They Don't Get It". This place has the best Chocolate Decadence "cake" in Utah - do they know it? - yes, they've been told many times - is it available consistently? -NO! Their competition is Red Butte cafe with better desserts. Pinon could compete but can't get their act together - we called early one day to see if the chocolate cake would be available - we got there at 1:00 PM and "it won't be ready for two hours" - oh well! This place has great potential, and the owner is very nice - but she needs to concentrate on what she does best - forget the pastey banana cream pie with the awful whipped cream topping, the flat tasteless lemon bars and quick breads - fill the place with customers - bad sign - nobody is ever in there - I see the death knell for this place if things don't change!
You thought it was fresh. Seeing as the last reveiw of this place is a year old it needs an update. I use to think the food here was fresh until I ordered a "Fresh" Cherry Pie 4 days in advance and was given one that was 4 days old, the owner had no problem stating it wasn't quite fresh. Since that time I have heard that all food is made at least two days in advance. Not to mention the outrageous prices. She wants $2.50 for a Rice Krispie treat. I've eaten at cheaper and better places in NYC where does the owner come off with this pricey ala carte attitude in SLC, her stuff ain't that great.
Gitty Up!. Try the spicey pasta salad. Try EVERYTHING! This place is fantastic. Great location. Nice area. I'll go back every time I'm in Utah.
Casual dining. This is a great place to stop for a casual meal- upscale sandwiches, pasta salads, desserts. One evening, I tried the Vietnamese style crepe. It was lovely- a hint of coconut in the crepe with well-prepared vegetables, and shrimp. I've enjoyed everything there, except the scones. The sandwiches aren't your run of the mill- my only complaint is that if you wanted chips, you'd have to spring for them.
Eat Where Coach Rick Majeras Goes!. Pinon has some good sandwiches including the grilled chicken, pastrami, turkey among others. But what the real treat here is is the desserts. Key Lime pie, chocolate decadence, giant chocolate chip cookies you dreamt about as a kid, and the best zucchini bread this side of the Mississippi (and maybe the other side too). The crew here is energetic and busy all times of the day. Bring your pup too as they have dog parking outside and fresh baked biscuits at the counter. A can't lose lunching spot with plenty of supper dishes to go (or stay) that change frequently.
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