(...by the way, the car problem has escalated. The radiator blowing caused my engine to be reduced to a paperweight. $6500+ in repairs... does anyone know a good Montana lawyer??)
The place I discovered is called Hoppers. It's in South SLC on Fort Union Blvd, and is absolutely amazing.
They craft their own beers. I sampled 5, and they were all amazing. Lights, darks, ales, porters, you can't go wrong.
But it gets better....
Mac and Cheese. Cheesy garlic fries. Oodles and oodles of food.
And I want to come back as quickly as I can.
There are too many good things on the menu to warrant just one trip. This is now my SLC hangout when I am in town. The ambiance is stellar, the service is top-notch, and the food is better than almost any other place I have ever been.
...but it gets better...
See the large bottle of beer? You can get their handcrafted brews to go. I snagged a couple 25oz bottles to go, with the intention of saving some for when I get home.
...yeah, that didn't happen... I imbibed. I enjoyed. I paid the price the next morning.
If you ever find yourself in Salt Lake City, check this place out. It could easily be a "$20 for a couple" night, or you can go bananas like I did and try a little bit of everything. Either way, you won't be disappointed.