Within a pristine, flower-filled environment, native Indians and master chefs cook up a traditional masala-filled bill of savories, seasoned with imported spices from the subcontinent's north and south. Introduce teeth to the time-honored chicken tikka masala, a Sitara specialty of boneless tandoori chicken submerged in a creamy cashew-and-tomato gravy ($7.50). The restaurant's bevy of biryanis, including vegetable ($8.99) and lamb ($10.99) varieties, are cooked in basmati rice, sprinkled with spices, and accompanied by yogurt raita.
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.
While the walls’ crimson mosaic tiles glitter in the sunlight that filters in through large windows, CherryBerry’s guests pump out rotating flavors of frozen yogurt and lounge on puffy, mod-style furniture. With each creamy bite, it becomes more evident that the yogurt was made from all-natural ingredients: the strawberry contains tiny chunks of fruit, and the chocolate’s rich flavor could never have come from a powdered mix.
With more than 50 fruit, nut, and candy options overflowing from its bins and canisters, the topping bar plays home to fresh berries and healthful granola as well as candy-coated chocolates and sprinkles. Like a tag-team dance-off at the U.N., the yogurt itself features four types of live and active cultures, all of which aid in digestion. Low-fat, fat-free, and gluten-free flavors abound, as do sorbet options with no dairy and Splenda-sweetened yogurts with no added sugar.
Ever since Barbacoa Mexican Grill opened in 1998, ordering a meal has turned into a creative pursuit. At the fingertips of everyone who walks in the door is an edible artist's palette that they draw upon as they orchestrate the creation of their dream burrito, burrito bowl, or tacos. Inspiration begins with a foundation: hand-trimmed barbacoa beef slow cooked in a chipotle paste, shredded pork with roasted pineapple and a honey glaze, or even steamed vegetables. Then a rainbow of salsas, a choice of beans, and individually monogrammed grains of rice combine to create a fully personalized meal.
Now spread throughout Utah, Barbacoa Mexican Grill has also branched out beyond its inimitable meals. It strives to establish and strengthen communities by working with local nonprofit and charitable organizations. The primary focus of the restaurants' grassroots endeavors falls on the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles and the support of underserved children—evidenced by their cooperation with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah.
Built in 1927, the historic Ben Lomond Suites’ 11th floor is the home of Restaurant 1107. The top floor of this hotel offers a stunning vantage point for drinking in the city of Ogden and the mountains beyond. Handmade raviolis join range-fed veal parmesan amid a comfortable and warm space with exposed brick columns. Supple leather chairs have backs high enough to keep the wings of the son of an angel and an NBA player from unfurling spontaneously. Restaurant 1107 presents a wide range of beer and wine to enjoy in those high-backed chairs, including Sierra Nevada pale ale and Silver Birch sauvignon blanc.