Union Station stands out as a monument to the city’s railroading past, offering a wealth of history at the three museums housed within its Spanish Colonial Revival walls. Traverse the early days of transcontinental transportation in the Utah State Railroad Museum, examining the interactive and pictorial displays illustrating the construction of the first railroad before whistling authentic tramp tunes in the climb-inside-able rail cars outside. Old-timey gunslingers may saunter into the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, viewing a treasure trove of historic firearms such as shotguns, cannons and the first spit-wad shooters. The Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum feeds automobile addictions with a collection of vehicular time capsules, from a 1901 single-cylinder Oldsmobile to a 1930 16-cylinder Cadillac.
From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on every day except Sunday, Naan N Curry serves bottomless portions of Indian staples?tandoori chicken, okra curry, and mango pudding, among others. It's all part of their lunch buffet, a much better way of celebrating the middle of the day than a fireworks display no one can quite make out. Of course, diners can also stop by at dinnertime, when they'll feast on the same delicately spiced dishes a la carte, along with delicacies from Pakistan and the Middle East.
Wiseguys Comedy fills Salt Lake City’s state-mandated laugh quota with its rotating schedule of local and national joke handlers. Upcoming appearances include rising comic Spencer King performing an atypical set of irreverent musings at Ogden on February 25 and 26. Equally all-ages-appropriate joke spinner Steve Soelberg, "not Kevin Bacon," steps up to the mic at Trolley Square on March 3, making audiences guffaw as hard as dentists’ trifecta of nitrous oxide, gum-tickling mouth feathers, and insistence on doing old Steve Martin routines during a fluoride treatment. Wiseguys recommends checking the comics out on YouTube to get a flavor for their acts before catching a show.
The local branch of a national establishment, Pita Pit Ogden charms patrons’ palates with a menu of 26 stuffed pita sandwiches built for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Lead mandibles through morning exercises with the Meat the Day pita ($3.99), a protein-heavy blend of scrambled eggs, bacon, black-forest ham, cheddar cheese, and grilled veggies. Or wake up early to catch the Morning Glory pita’s colorful combination of eggs, avocado, tomato, green peppers, onions, and hash browns before it seals itself closed with the passing sun. Lunch and dinner lead eaters down divergent paths on the culinary map, veering taste buds toward classic Mediterranean tastes such as chicken souvaki and falafel-packed pitas ($6.49 each) or innovative combinations such as the three-meat dagwood ($6.49), loaded with turkey, black-forest ham, and juicy prime rib. A chopped spicy-black-bean patty offers a tasteful twist on a typical veggie burger ($6.49), and a pita packed with creamy feta provides a tasteful twist to a typical grilled cheese or a pants pocket filled with melted-blue-cheese crumbles.
Hunt Mysteries offers lighthearted and interactive faux-murder entertainment that lets dinner guests put on their sleuthing sombreros to help solve the whodunit. Boccia’s and Spaghetti Mama’s provide the locations for a bevy of different shows, including the mafia family thriller The Altos: Lower Than Sopranos, Hunt Mysteries' original comedy murder mystery An Oscar-Winning Confession, and more. There will be special food, beverage, and dessert options for in-show consumption, but they are not included in the ticket price. Most shows begin at 7 p.m., when the Clue-esque actors arrive and mingle in character with guests for half an hour, perform the opening scene, and then enjoy mingling and dining with patrons while subtly injecting mysterious hints into their dialogue, dances, and hilarious comic antics. After each show’s featured murder, guests get 20 minutes to quiz the actors and solve the puzzle.