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Fathom Seafood

I had another chance for outdoor dining when we stopped by Fathom Seafood. They have some picnic tables outside, and we were lucky to snag the last one. We ended up letting a german couple share our table and we had an interesting discussion about Frankford Hall around the corner. Plus, they had an adorable puppy. I’m a big fan of Fish, and I plan on getting to Little Fish as soon as humanly possible, so I was happy to check out their latest and casual spot.
K’s fish and chips special. A few hunks of fried fish, some hush puppies, and fries. What’s not to like? The fish was hot and the batter light and flaky and I thoroughly enjoyed the fries. This wasn’t overly greasy.

I went with the lobster grilled cheese on sourdough with fontina cheese, green tomato, and truffle oil. It’s served with what seems to be homemade chips and cole slaw. Now this, this was a bit too much for me. It was way too rich for my weenie palate and it was also a bit too greasy for me. I liked it enough, especially the green tomato, which were a nice touch, but it was just too much. And the chips were greasy too which just added to the too muchness of the sandwich. But we had a lovely time here and the outdoor dining was perfect for this evening. Service was great!
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La Cueva – Torrey

For dinner in Torrey, we headed over to La Cueva. It’s a mexican joint attached to a gas station convenience store. Yes, many restaurants seem to be attached to gas stations here in southern utah.
Complimentary chips and salsa. The chips were excellent – warm, crunchy, not greasy. The salsa was ok, but way too watery.
S got the beef fajitas. While the rice and beans were fine, she was sorely disappointed with the actual meat and veggies. Instead of being fresh, she could tell that they came from a giant vat of pre-cooked meat and veggies. Even though it was placed on a “sizzling hot plate”, there was nothing really sizzling about it, because it had probably sizzled hours ago. If it had actually just been cooked, it probably would have been decent.
I got an enchilada and taco combo. I had a barbacoa taco and it was pretty freakin delicious. The enchilada was topped with all kinds of cheese and veggies and even avocado, and that was good too. So were the rice and beans. In other words, I ordered the right thing.
Service was ok, but nothing special. Everyone in there was probably a tourist merely passing through. But you can’t really complain about views like this…

La Cueva Restaurante Mexicano on Urbanspoon

Xmas Eve Snacks

Long after dinner on christmas eve, a bunch of people came over to drink wine and eat party food. I made myself a cocktail instead and ate the crap out of everything, including some fruit.
And my mom’s famous fresh spring rolls. You can’t possibly not like these. Unless you are the grinch.
I was tasked with making the bruschetta. Luckily for me, the bread was already toasted and came from a bag, and the topping came from a jar, courtesy of costco. But you know what? They were freakin tasty. Who the hell cares that they weren’t homemade? I may have barely slaved over these but they were delicious.
Some pan-fried oysters, dredged in flour and egg. Ok, I wasn’t too crazy about this.
You remember the tex-mex pie, right? Yeah, it was great this night and also on the next day.
One of the party guests brought this amazing homemade lemon poppyseed bundt cake. Holy moly. This was some of the best cake I have ever had in my life. Seriously. Once I started eating it, I literally could not stop. It was like a disease. Now I have to get the recipe, and when I do, I will share it with you. And you will all witness power that is this cake!

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