With fewer trips tot he dry cleaner and more lunch meetings without lunch, the problem the current economy brings is apparent: How do you get more for less? It's not an answer easily found with a tightened budget. But for Utahns who are looking for a way to beat the economy without busting the budget or who simply want to justify lunch at the next company meeting, here's a tip--buy local.
I had a great time writing it and learning about all of the great local places in Utah that we should all be supporting! You can go to Utah's Own or Local First for some specific information about Utah's local products and businesses.
Many times buying local means spending more (my article gives some ways you can actually save money, though) but I think it's totally worth it in the end. Lately I have fallen in love with Johnny Kolache's and My Dough Girl.
Johnny's is so unique. A kolache, as I understand it, is a bun with filling inside. Johnny makes the best bread and fills it with stuff like BBQ pork and philly cheese stake and jalepenos. I just tried his egg and bacon kolache (something that just sounds discusting...) but it was SO incredible I bought a second right on the spot. Delicious and less than $2 each. He also makes a mean cinnamon roll and fruit filled kolaches.
Dough Girl needs a complete entry of her own...so that will be coming soon, but I just tired her specialty March cookie today--Blythe and I was SO amazed. Blythe is a pistachio-pistachio cookie, not too sweet, a bit of almond, and the perfect texture. She's topped off with pistachios arranged in the shape of a flower. Delightful. March is already getting better!
Anyone have any local places I should check out?