I had to run some errands in town, by the way... only ONE Bank of America ATM?!?! And we decided to stop in for greek food at Greek Souvlaki in Downtown SLC. Located at 404 East 300 South, this small but remarkable restaurant can leave you stuffed! I ordered a standard Gyro with white sauce and feta cheese, and had plenty left over for a snack later that evening. My girlfriend, Christy had the same only with onions. Another cool thing about the restaurant was the outdoor seating area.
It isn't a whole lot, but the uneven pavement, the tree and the little nook area equal unique in my book. The restaurant caters to any event too! They've got other locations, check out their website to see which one is nearest you! We will certainly be back as they served me the best gyro I've had in a long time! What's your favorite menu item at Greek Souvlaki? We want to know so we can try it out ourselves!
Was able to cruise down to the City Creek Mall Thursday after a short day of work. The pleasant day was paired with a great atmosphere, and this outdoor mall is warm and welcoming. I followed City Creek, which winds through a rock-lined riverbed and offers a relaxing environment with benches for resting. This is a beautiful mall that apparently has a retractable roof? Makes sense for the winter time!
At times, it's hard to believe that this 3 block shopping mall is nestled neatly in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, but it is. There seems to be a good amount of apartments too. I wish I had more time there, I'm not much of a shopper but will make it a point to come back with an update!
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So, there's a sphinx with Jospeh Smith's head in Salt Lake City. No joke. And as I understand it, this location is little known, and difficult to find. So with Siri's help, I found it. Gilgal gardens was designed and created by Thomas Battersby Child, Jr in the mid-twentieth century, and is an itty-bitty detachment from the hustle and bustle of downtown Salt Lake City.
It's a pretty cool place, and I'm a fan of all things unique so I definitely dug this place. I'm not exactly sure how big a city lot is in downtown, but these beautiful gardens surely take up every bit of one. There are 12 original sculptures here with over 70 other stones engraved with scripture, poems, and literary texts. The gardens are the legacy of Mr. Child's desire to give physical form to his deep-felt beliefs. "If you want to be brought down to earth in your thinking and studying, try to make your thoughts express themselves with your hands" Child wrote. Each of the 70 engraved stones represent an idea that rang of truth to Child in his lifelong spiritual quest.
Despite the noise of the construction of a parking garage nearby, the gardens offer peace and solitude and the chance to sit, relax and ponder whatever needs ponderin'. I highly recommend taking the time to stop by and check it out. Please be respectful, as this is an important and historic site.