Chef Lucky of Bombay Bites creates dishes that celebrate the rich culinary heritage of India. Lamb marinated in yogurt, ginger, and garlic cooks in its own juices, and hunks of swordfish stew in a thick curry sauce. Flatbreads prepared in the tandoor oven come in handy during buffet lunches, which give patrons the opportunity to sample lots of dishes or eat one single dish over and over again until other people start to stare.
MovieGrille's formula is a simple one: remove the "and a" from "dinner and a movie." After arriving at the intimate Ogden theater, guests settle in to deep, reclining leather seats and wait for the film to start—that is, after they place their order. Burgers, sandwiches, and artisan pizzas arrive in the theater to be carefully placed on each seat's personal swiveling table, while glasses of soda, beer, and wine snuggle securely into the armrests' deep cup holders. Top-notch films flicker across the screen as guests feast on deep-friend macaroni and cheese bites, burgers topped with bacon and blue cheese, goat cheese and pear salads, or good old-fashioned popcorn.
Since Joe Gold opened his first fitness center more than 45 years ago, his namesake gym franchise has grown to more than 600 locations worldwide. The four locations near Ogden house workout floors furnished with loads of exercise equipment as well as studios for group classes such as cycling, yoga, and TRX training. Most Gold’s locations also feature Les Mills fitness classes such as Body Pump, Body Combat, and Body Attack, which keep things fresh by switching up their choreography and music every three months.
Wise Guys' triad of venues in Trolley Square, Downtown Ogden, and West Valley City holds an ever-rotating calendar of nationally touring and local comics. A cavalcade of beloved standups has graced Wiseguys’ brick-backed stages, including Norm MacDonald, Chris Kattan, and Bob Saget. The West Valley City location also serves a café-style menu of sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and more than 20 types of beer.
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.
"Once upon a time a bearded man had a dream, a dream to make the best chicken wings on the planet," begins the Wing Nutz story. That man spent years experimenting with sauces and techniques, and many would agree that he achieved that dream with his wings?which are crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, and coated in sauces such as apricot teriyaki and southern honey barbecue.
At various Wing Nutz franchises, chefs follow his same wing recipe, using cage- and hormone-free meat that is never frozen, and then baking, never frying, the wings. They also whip up fall-off-the-bone hog wings (better known as pork ribs, eaten wing-style) and lighter options, such as smoked salmon wraps and salads. The restaurant's own line of brews, Nut Job Beers, stands ready cool mouths set aflame by one of the spicier sauces.