One thing this restaurant always had going for it? Location, location, location. Right across from the post office on Main Street, with fabulous outdoor dining, in the center of the hustle and bustle of popular bars like the No Name and Oh, shucks, 501 always had the potential to be a thriving restaurant, but it (self-admittedly) had trouble figuring out what it wanted to be when it grew up. Owned by locals Paul and Cathy Marsh since 1986, the restaurant has gone through several incarnations (it was once Zona Rosa), but has finally hit its stride as an affordable and delicious locals hangout that has found its calling.
Chef Bear Stromness, who most recently cooked at Salt Lake City’s swanky Metropolitan restaurant, has designed a new and exciting menu and given...