The bank on Canyon Avenue keeps its vault door open round-the-clock, but bandits would be remiss to attempt a break-in. That’s because the bank is no longer a bank—it’s now The Canyon Chop House. The steakhouse’s menu fills the space with a new kind of richness: prime cuts of steak, fresh seafood, and house-made pasta that’s considered valid currency in some parts of Utah. To enhance this delectable spread, bartenders pour a vast selection of wines and more than 60 kinds of brews from from Germany, Belgium, Holland, and England, as well as craft beers from local Colorado breweries.
The Pourhouse entertains appetites with a symphonious menu of burgers, pasta, grilled fare, and more, accompanied by toe-tapping live jams most weeknights. Guests can reenact the glory days of Little League with specialty sliders (three for $6.50 or six for $12) in four flame-licked flavors, including traditional Angus beef and white cheddar, italian meatballs and marinara, and texan hand-cut pork with honey barbecue. The Pourhouse's grills sizzle with a variety of bovine cuts, such as the Pourhouse Burger, fashioned from three half-pound all-natural certified Angus patties topped with bacon, gorgonzola, havarti, onion rings, and guacamole, served on a signature pretzel bun with a forklift, extra napkins, and choice of side ($16.75). Capture the spirit of Charles Lindbergh sans kidnapping charges with St. Louis–style ribs, a full rack of spice-rubbed, slow cooked ribs served with brown-ale barbecue sauce ($16.25), or opt for a lighter fix with the veggie pizza loaded with roasted tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, olives, and zucchini ($9.25).
Pubs earned their reputation as after-work watering holes filled with comforting drinks and food, but at Pappy's Corner Pub, this welcoming atmosphere isn’t limited to the hours after the whistle blows. Beginning at 7 a.m. every day, its chefs start cooking up breakfast items such as the Lucky 13, an epic feast of potatoes, three pancakes, three sausage patties, three strips of bacon, and three eggs any style.
At 1 p.m. the pub switches over to its regular menu, which includes a chili cheeseburger served open-faced and 1 pound of tater tots served on an equally delicious doctor's scale. As diners eat their fill, they can also take in entertainments such as trivia and live music, depending on the evening. No matter the day, daily drink specials and a generous assortment of bottled and draft beers fill pints until 2 a.m. each night.
Warmth emanates from both the decor and the staff at The Inglenook Restaurant. Owner Rod Brubacher and his wife Pam designed the restaurant’s pale-gold and burnt-orange dining room, dotted with contemporary art and small, open archways, through which mellow jazz music lilts and flows. Rod himself is often on hand to greet guests and welcome regulars back by their name or social security number.
As guests take in the traditional, tranquil vibe, they choose from a creative menu that merges classic and modern tastes. Shifting weekend specials and adjustments for dietary qualms, including gluten allergies, enable diners to experiment around the meal mainstays. Rod and his wait team amble past tables to suggest wine pairings and the necessary number of fork prongs for various entrees, which include gourmet meat and seafood plates such as pecan-encrusted salmon and rack of elk.