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Get To Know Fairpark

Terina Ria
Terina Ria
Posted on September 13
Fairpark neighborhood drawing. (@mettigan_/X)

Fairpark neighborhood drawing. (@mettigan_/X)

The Utah State Fair is happening now through Sept. 17. Spend a day in the Fairpark neighborhood and you may even encounter a rafter of turkeys.

🍜 All Chay

This family-owned restaurant serves amazing vegan Vietnamese food that even a meat eater would love. Try the “egg” rolls, lemongrass banh mi, and pho.

🌮 Los Tapatios

Los Tapatios is one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City. Their specialty is birria, a rich and flavorful beef stew. You can’t go wrong with the birria tacos (get a side of consomé for dipping), and the birria ramen is a game-changer.

🛒 Rancho Market

This is yet another attempt to get you all to romanticize grocery stores. Rancho Market is a great place to peruse the aisles (may I suggest the candy section). Plus, they have tasty pastries, the produce section is fab, and you’ll find spices and chiles that are hard to find at other grocery stores (for much less $).

🦃 Fairpark/Rose Park Turkeys

If you’re lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) you’ll run into the Fairpark/Rose Park turkeys, a family of wild turkeys that roam the neighborhood. Don’t mess with Rosie. She’s the unofficial mascot of this area.

🐶 Cottonwood Dog Park

Take your pup to Cottonwood Dog Park. This spacious off-leash park has a water pump, so your four-legged friend can stay hydrated. Plus, a 💩 station with free bags.

Get to know Fairpark. (Google Maps)

Get to know Fairpark. (Google Maps)

🍺 Mountain West Hard Cider

If you want to grab a drink before or after the fair, head a teeny tiny bit outside of Fairpark and visit Mountain West Hard Cider. The Garten Cider House & Bar is their outdoor patio space where they feature live music from local bands during the warmer months.

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