Christened for the Mokihana tree that grows on the island, Moki's name nods to its menu's Hawaiian cultural heritage. Chefs adorn seafood, beef, pork, and chicken with homemade sauces, whipping up the traditional Hawaiian mixed plates that have been lauded by Deseret News. Servers then place the steaming plates, fresh salads, and cold shakes atop tabletops in the festive dining room, where vibrant tropical decor and cheerful island knickknacks speckle the walls. Moki's supplements its casual dining area with a charming gift shop of island-inspired goodies and souvenirs, and the restaurant's drive-thru supplies cars, trucks, and low-flying parasails with freshly made takeout meals. The restaurant also offers extensive catering services for private parties and special events, providing clients with amenities such as whole-roast pigs, fire-breathing shows, and luau-dance performances.
Each day, the staff of K's and D Bakery starts from scratch, whipping up an encyclopedic list of both sweet and savory goodies. Fresh donuts sweeten the display cases every morning, and bakers pull fresh bread from the oven several times throughout the day. Unlike a chef with only a cat-shaped cake pan, K's and D's team crafts several types of custom cakes, decorating them with toys and photos for birthdays or blanketing them with fondant for weddings.
Siragusa’s husband-and-wife team, Ross and April, silence chattering stomachs with a sizable menu of dishes that they prepare fresh upon ordering. Begin the feast by dipping breaded morsels of fried zucchini in a cucumber dill sauce ($4.95), and then mouth-tackle a chicken alfredo pizza garnished with roasted garlic, red onions, and artichoke hearts ($8.25). Grandpa Tom's pork osso bucco ($11.50) follows a beloved patriarch's recipe and ignores his chalkboards of elaborate chemical equations for slow-roasting a succulent shank in zesty tomato and vegetable sauce before nestling it atop fettuccine. The pan-seared veal provencale simmers in a scrumptious jacuzzi of olive oil and white wine and marches to the table alongside scallions, garlic, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and roasted rosemary potatoes ($12.95). For dessert, go into confectionary conniptions over a cannoli ($3.75), or cool off after a heated exchange with a hand puppet by dipping into a bowl of spumoni gelato ($2.75).
At Mo’s Place, diners dig into timeless American dishes and tear apart smoky barbecue fare on the weekends. The breakfast rib-eye steak with eggs and hash browns fills bellies for the day ahead, and the lunchtime double BLT sports three pieces of toast, six strips of bacon, and more tomatoes than the home garden of a vegetable archivist. On Friday and Saturday nights, the eatery stays open late to serve smoked meats, barbecue sandwiches, and hot wings.
Bakery and Brews' retinue of baristas incorporate flavors imported from Uruguay and Argentina into the shop's selection of coffees, teas, and smoothies. Guests can grab their choice of 20-ounce chai frappes, flavored lattes, or fruit smoothies to go, or they can grab a seat at one of the café's tables, plush couches, or resident grandpa laps. The drinkery's menu brims with liquid bounty, satiating thirsts with a varied selection of espressos, teas, and hot chocolate that will keep palates guessing and esophagi logging overtime hours.
Hosting human feedings in a cozy restaurant, Caterbee's friendly staff bedecks tables with dishes from a multifarious menu of American fare. Sandwiches ($5.99) set sail on white or whole-wheat bread and are anchored with fresh deli meats such as roasted turkey and honey ham, and a cheeseburger ($1.99), hot dog ($1.59), and side of fries ($1.59) allow customers to consume Americana without swallowing a 30-pack of flag pins. Patrons can assemble a combination of two Asian entrees, which include dishes such as spicy pork and orange chicken nestled atop a bed of chow mein, fried rice, or white rice ($5.99). Patrons may dine in Caterbee or carryout to devour meals in a beloved alley.
Named after a Cantonese phrase for “let's eat a great meal together,” Open Rice Restaurant brings diners together with hearty portions of flavorful Chinese cuisine. Chefs glaze shrimp in a ruby-hued sweet-and-sour sauce, roll pork chops in breadcrumbs to form pork tonkatsu, and sauté lo mein noodles that patrons snare with chopsticks or inhale through a straw. Brightly colored walls and wood paneling echo the menu's simple, straightforward approach.