A waterfall cascades over a towering cliff. A few acres away, hundreds of thousands of tulips sway in the desert breeze where hay and barley once grew. Originally a dairy farm, the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point has bloomed into a museum complex and attraction with one-of-a-kind experiences, shopping, dining, and seasonal festivals. In Thanksgiving Point Gardens, trees and shrubs form divisions between 15 themed gardens modeled after a country estate, 13 acres of turf grass, and a 4,000-seat amphitheater beside a manmade waterfall—all of which flourish under the hands of 26 gardeners. Gardeners feed their plots using an intricate water-reclamation system, which harvests millions of gallons of runoff water and lizards' tears annually to transform the desert landscape into an assembly of global ecosystems.
The outdoor park is also home to Farm Country, a working farm where goats, pigs, and draft horses mingle with peacocks and wildlife photographers disguised as ostriches. Visitors delve into farm culture as they pet and feed the animals, ride ponies, and look in on the process of bottling milk. The Museum of Ancient Life explores life long before agriculture, exhibiting 60 complete dinosaur skeletons to a soundtrack of gurgling steams, insect chirps, and one jazz saxophonist. The museum also contains more than 50 interactive exhibits, including a simulated fossil dig.
Find all your favorite cuts of beef cooked to perfection at Texas Roadhouse — this steakhouse didn't earn rave reviews for nothing.
Gluten-free dishes with fresh flavors await you at Texas Roadhouse.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Crowds are boisterous at the restaurant and the music is blaring, so get ready for a very loud night out.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Texas Roadhouse.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Texas Roadhouse.
Or, take your food to go.
Save time and money on parking when you take advantage of the open lot next door.
Your bill at Texas Roadhouse will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
So whether you enjoy steak or just come for the sides, people can't get enough of Texas Roadhouse.
When you're in the mood for a savory steak dinner, be sure to visit Texas Roadhouse.
For wings with a ton of zest, Lehi's Buffalo Wild Wings has got you covered.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Happy hour at Buffalo Wild Wings is filled with deals and steals.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Buffalo Wild Wings with their charming outdoor seating.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Buffalo Wild Wings' free wifi.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the restaurant during the week.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
At Buffalo Wild Wings, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day.
At Buffalo Wild Wings, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Buffalo Wild Wings.
For a really spicy evening, try the wings at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Thai food is always tasty, but Thai House Cuisine makes it especially delicious as its multi-star ratings show.
Got kids? No problem at Thai House Cuisine! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
There is parking close to the restaurant.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Whether you're in the mood for AM eggs, a midday salad, or an evening entree, Thai House Cuisine provides service throughout the day.
Come enjoy what some say is the greatest Thai food in Lehi at Thai House Cuisine.
With its casual feel and top-rated food, you need to come to Thai House Cuisine when you're craving Thai.
The flavorful and delicious Thai food at Thai House Cuisine will make for a unique option for dinner.
So spice up your lunch or dinner today with some great Thai food from the highly-rated Thai House Cuisine.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Pizza Hut have Lehi visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Pizza Hut.
Comfort is prioritized at Pizza Hut, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Pizza Hut for their catering services.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
Treat yourself to an affordable meal at Pizza Hut and save some cash for another day.
Three meals a day are served at Pizza Hut, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Pizza Hut's pizza say it is the absolute best.
You won't want to go anywhere else for a superlative piece of pizza than to Pizza Hut's great restaurant.
Fill up on fare from East Moon Japanese Restaurant and get a taste of the Lehi neighborhood.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to East Moon Japanese Restaurant's wifi.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on East Moon Japanese Restaurant's seasonally available outdoor seating.
No need to gussy up for a trip to East Moon Japanese Restaurant, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
In addition to its great location, East Moon Japanese Restaurant is also located near plenty of parking options.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, East Moon Japanese Restaurant is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Utah is not necessarily known for its culinary contributions, but it does have at least one intriguing dish that can also be hard to find, even at Salt Lake City restaurants. Mormon funeral potatoes—or, more simply, funeral potatoes—are many a Utahn’s most comforting comfort food, despite the name. And for that, they deserve a closer look.
“Funeral,” Really?Mormon funeral potatoes got their name for their ubiquitous presence on the buffet table at many post-interment luncheons. In fact, Mormon Share’s guide to planning a funeral meal lists the potatoes second on the menu, after the ham. And even though the potatoes can be found at almost any social gathering, they’ve retained the somewhat morbid moniker.
In fact, the dish is so loved by Utah residents that the 2002 Winter Olympics commemorated funeral potatoes in a souvenir food pin.
So Good You Might DieMormon funeral potatoes are basically a casserole and therefore just as easy to put together.
Start with frozen hash browns or, in a pinch, cubed potatoes.Add the following: cheddar cheese, onions, sour cream, and some kind of “cream of” soup (preferably chicken, mushroom, or celery).Mix well and pour into a casserole dish.Top with pats of butter and corn flakes or crushed potato chips for crunch.Bake until golden.Besides being easy to make, funeral potatoes highlight one trait of traditional Utah cooking, which focuses on a somewhat midcentury American value of feeding many mouths on the cheap: put several processed or canned foods together to make something new—and delicious. Many home cooks put their own spin on the recipe by adding peas, ham, or broccoli.
Where to Get SomeLike gelatin molds and Rice Krispies, Mormon funeral potatoes are a dish usually served at home. However, a handful of restaurants serve an interesting take on the Utah staple, including two Salt Lake restaurants:
Garage on Beck in Salt Lake City fries them in nuggets, having added bacon and, if you want them spicy, fresh habaneros.Sandy, Utah’s Hoof & Vine serves a creamy spoonful of the traditional potatoes with each entree.In Indianapolis, Spoke & Steele crafts a version with pickled scallions and mushroom crème—perhaps a bit fancier than good ol’ Campbell’s.Photo: A dish of funeral potatoes by GreenGlass1972 under public domain