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Tucked just a few blocks north of Sugar House is the little residential and commercial neighborhood of 15th and 15th. The stores and restaurants may have changed over the years, but the feeling of community sticks around. You should experience it for yourself.
Things to do:
For a little bit of class, head over the 15th and 15th area of Salt Lake City. Start, or finish, at the 15th Street Gallery. The gallery has an ever-rotating collection of art from local artists in Utah. They also have a selection of unique gifts, jewelry and they offer custom framing services. They regularly have private and public events in their main gallery. And be sure to stop by the gallery the third Friday of the month for gallery stroll.
If painting, sculpture, and photography aren’t your thing, but you a bibliophile, head down the block to the King’s English Bookshop. Stop by to read and relax for a while, or catch one of the nearly daily events. From author meet and greets to children’s storytime, to poetry readings, there is something for every book lover.
Where to Eat:
You’ve been out all day shopping or playing, or working for that matter, and you need to unwind a little. Walk up the street a little to this little gem, Finca. Food inspired by the diverse regions of Spain made with local and sustainable ingredients. The hand-selected wine list includes unique Spanish options, with a focus on wines from the small estate, sustainable vineyards. And we can’t forget to mention about the tapas they have available and that you should try.
If you want something a little farther east, right next door to Trestle Tavern is Mazza. Some of the best Middle Eastern food in town. Mazza has two locations, this being a smaller and more intimate setting, where you can find authentic Middle Eastern cuisines such as Falafel, Shawarma, Kebabs, dips, and salads. Mazza also claims to have the largest selection of Middle Eastern beer and wine in the country. That alone may be worth the visit.
And of course, schedule yourself a foodie class at Caputo’s. Learn all things chocolate, wine, cheese, whiskey, and more at one of the informative and fun classes regularly taught here. Don’t forget to stock up on your groceries. Find all things local and imported, with an emphasis on quality; you won’t go wrong with anything you pick up here.
Swing by 15th and 15th on your way to work, and stop in Tulie, a French-style bakery where you can find tasty pastries, tarts, cakes, and other baked goods. Grab a coffee while you are there, or swing by for lunch and grab a Croque Monsieur, or a quick avocado toast.
And for dessert, don’t forget Sweetaly Gelato & Custom Cakes. The proprietors of this fine establishment are from Italy and know a thing or two about gelato. If you have ever had gelato in Italy, then you know there is no substitute. Need a custom cake? Yeah, they do that too. Do yourself a favor and stop in, you won’t regret it.