Hey Team,

Most days something happens to me pretty early on that makes me think, “Oh. That’s going to be fun to write about tonight.” And I immediately start to compose the post in my head, think about clever ways to word things, make up a few clever analogies but within the next couple hours something even MORE interesting tends to happen and since I try to limit these to 500 words or so, I end up composing a whole new post in my head.

That means for just about every day you guys read a post there is at least one post that only exists in my head. So, basically you guys read less than half of the interesting stuff that happens and it tends to be the stuff that happens later in the day.

Today, the first post I wrote in my head was about this amazing restaurant I ate at for lunch. I even explained those first two paragraphs to Taylor, one of my hosts here in SLC, and said something along the lines of, “This place is SO amazing I can’t imagine having to think about writing anything else today.”

And then the rest of the day happened.

So despite the fact that I accidentally shocked a ferret with static electricity prompting it to bite me, saw two great bands perform, hung out with several incredible people with amazing stories to share AND got pulled over by the Utah Highway Patrol (Are you kidding?! Of COURSE I didn’t get a ticket.) I’m still going to insist on writing about that restaurant. So there.

What made this place so worth writing about? Well I’m glad you asked, Mr. Disembodied Voice.

The place was called One World Everybody Eats. And the idea behind it was that there were no set portions and no set prices. You eat as much or as little as you want and at the end of your meal it’s up to you to decide how much your meal was worth to you and how much you’d like to pay. You can also choose to work off the cost of your meal with one hour per meal.

All of the food is completely organic and the chefs come in before their shifts, check out what’s fresh and what’s in stock and create their dishes for the day on the spot. I had a Dill Apple Wheatberry Soup, A spicy pumpkin seed something or other, some sort of squash and salmon dish, tofu and lentils, chicken, sausage and beans, apple pear sauce and an “Everything Cookie.” I tried more (It’s served kind of cafeteria style and I opted for tiny portions of EVERYTHING.) but those are the things that stick out.

They even have two staples everyday like rice and lentils that are completely complimentary for anyone that can’t afford a meal.

This place blew me away. Not only was it a completely innovative business plan that relied heavily on the kindness and honesty of strangers but the food was all organic and DELICIOUS. I wanted to go back for seconds on everything but I already felt like I didn’t own enough money to contribute as much as I would have liked to.

PLUS, I’m all about trying new things and there was no end to the new food opportunities. Not one of the dishes I tried was something I had ever tried before…and I’ve had a LOT of different types of food.

Bottom line: If you’re ever in the Salt Lake City area do NOT pass this place up.

Okay, I’m going to call that a (n action packed) night. I still have to update yesterday’s post…it will have to wait another day. :(

I’m done.


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