In colonial English villages, a Common was a shared piece of ground where neighbors came together to spend time together, share a meal, share their lives and have fun!
Anyone that’s dined on Main Street in Midway understands the level of culinary caliber available for every meal. From fluffy donuts at Judy’s to Northern European-style brunch at Blue Boar Inn to authentic chile relleno and mole at Lupita’s to hearth-to-table cuisine at Midway Mercantile; the bar is high. Luckily, newcomer and dual-concept restaurant Heirloom Common & Market hits the mark.
Housed in the building formerly occupied by The Corner Restaurant; Heirloom Common & Market opened their doors in May and is quickly becoming known for their upscale fine dinning, upstairs at Heirloom Common, and delectable wood fired Pizzas downstairs at Heirloom Market.
Heirloom Restaurant Group owns the restaurant and they know a thing or two about serving up great atmospheres and even greater food. Partners Kevin Santiago and Colton Soelberg have been at the helm of some of Utah’s most prosperous restaurants, chains, and food concepts. Soelberg worked his way up in the food industry from busboy to renowned cook to restaurant owner. Santiago’s entrepreneurial prowess helped ventures like Cupbop, Sodalicious, and Sweet Tooth Fairy become success stories.
“Food is at the heart of what I love to do. I’m all about breaking bread and making memories. I love to sit in the back of a restaurant and hear the clanking of forks and people chatting,” says Santiago.
Heirloom Restaurant Group now owns and operates a laundry list of beloved Utah County restaurants including Pizzeria 712, Communal, Station 22, Black Sheep Cafe, CHOM Burger, and Five Star BBQ. There’s a restaurant for every budget with cuisine ranging from southern to Native American fusion to BBQ and burgers.
So, why Midway for their latest addition?
“My wife and I always loved to visit Midway. It’s a place that many consider an escape. You can play all day in the mountains and then have all these amazing food spots to check out in Midway. We’re excited to be amongst these other amazing restaurants and become a part of the community,” said Santiago.
Currently, Heirloom Commons and Heirloom Market offer several renowned dishes from their sister restaurants. Think: honey garlic roasted chicken from Communal, fried funeral potatoes from Five Star BBQ, and the green chile burger from CHOM. Heirloom will also offer dishes completely unique to the Midway location. “We work with some of the most talented chefs in Utah and want to use Heirloom as a place for them to experiment with new and interesting dishes,” said Santiago.
Wondering which “floor” to visit first? Heirloom Common is perfect for an intimate date night of fine dining or a hearty, classy brunch. Start with a craft cocktail from the full bar and split the mouthwatering hog jowl nachos before moving on to the osso bucco strogonoff and fried trout. Downstairs, Heirloom Market is a prime spot to take the whole family for delicious pizza, live music, and stunning mountain views.
Whichever you choose, you’re in for stellar service and delicious, home-grown food that is truly Utah. Cheers to that.