Fiddling With My Food!

Enjoying your food is FUNdamental!

The Rewind Diner

069.jpgKanab, Utah is known for hosting the crews of the old Hollywood Westerns which were often filmed in the area.  Set amid beautiful western scenery and fixed between Zion, Grand Canyon and Lake Powell, this little city is a great stopping off point for a bite to eat.  I had intended to eat another Chicken Fried Steak at the Frontier Trails Cafe.  I’d eaten there a few years back on the way to a hiking expedition to Cheyava Falls in the Grand Canyon.  Their CFS was awesome and the gun slingin’ waitresses were a lot of fun to watch.  But alas and serendipitously, they were closed for the season.  And so it is that we lucked into a rare little treat.  We went to the Rewind Diner instead.

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This great little diner is situated right on Main Street Kanab and presents the finest food in Southern Utah.  Shon and Elizabeth Foster, both trained Chefs, decided to leave the busy city for a more rural life in which to raise their children.  Kanab is the benefactor of their move as were we.  Who expected to find gormet food in this little out of the way place.  The Salmon Salad was fresh and imaginative, presented beautifully with flat bread and dipping sauce.  Their grilled Sugar Cane Shrimp was marvelously prepared and tasted like a bit of Heaven.  We tried our first Falafel and loved it.  For desert we had a wonderful Raspberry and Chocolate Ganache that was interesting, delicious and beautifully presented.  The even brought us a 1890’s style, vintage bottle of Coke.

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If the food wasn’t outstanding enough, we lucked out and arrived after the lunch rush and were priviledged to get acquainted with Shon and Elizabeth.  If you like the Food Channel, like we do, you’ll love the Fosters.  Charming, engaging, and knowledgeable, they freely shared their experience and love of cooking with us, offering tips and much needed advice.  They encouraged our curiosity and desire to better learn the fine art of adventuresome cooking.   They even encouraged us to take a correspondence course from the Culinary Institute of America and get our own Chef’s Certificate. 

068.jpgIf you’re ever in Kanab, don’t miss this amazing little stop over.  You’ll love the food and Shon and Elizabeth are sure to treat you right and make you wish you were a year round resident.  When you do, say hi for us will you?

Follow our trip to Arizona at The Folks Aren’t Home.

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March 1, 2008 Posted by | Dessert, Fish | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment