This Is an Exerpt From A Washington Post Article Dated 11/16/08 SMART MOUTH Foodie Outposts Add Spice To Salt Lake City's MenuBy Jennifer MargulisSpecial to The Washington Post
Sunday, November 16, 2008; Page P02
Salt Lake City usually makes you think of businessmen sporting short haircuts and long-skirted mothers herding their children like goslings. It has never been known for its culinary prowess. Ask a local, such as 25-year-old library assistant Patrick Hoecherl, what folks in Salt Lake City like to eat, and he'll tell you the dish of choice at every large gathering is green Jell-O  with grated carrots, appropriately molded with scalloped edges. But there's another side to Salt Lake City food: a foodie culture that includes offbeat and even New Age-y restaurants that are proving as popular as places serving home-style cooking.Dining out in Salt Lake City? At Tin Angel Cafe (365 West 400 South, 801-328-4155,, chef Jerry Liedtke dishes up seasonal, local foods in creative concoctions. On this ever-changing menu you'll find food you'd have a hard time ordering anywhere else, such as sweet potato black truffle flan and wild-boar-and-beef-tip stew