Local Restaurants Offer Special Conveniences During Pandemic

Everyone may be feeling the effects of recent limitations of their regular life. The option to eat our favorite local cuisine may still be on the table. Here are a few special accommodations local restaurant owners are providing that will allow us all to continue practicing social distancing while supporting local small businesses.

Wildfire Smokehaus  |  435-709-9570
Offering home delivery (free to Midway and all senior citizens, $5 to Heber) as well as curbside service at the restaurant.

The Old Goat  |  435-657-9431
Family meals offered Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Menus for curbside pick up available each day on their Facebook page. Delivery offered through Wasatch Food Rush.

Spin Cafe  |  435-654-0251
Full menu, including gelato available for pick up. Order by phone or online.

Midway Bakery  |  435-557-0518
Offering curbside pick up. Someone will come to your car to take your order.

Melvin’s Public House  |  435-654-9464
Take out available from 12 pm – 8 pm. Call in or order online.

Simon’s Restaurant at The Homestead Resort  |  435-654-1102
Offering grab and go meals from 7 am till 9 pm every day. See the menu on the Homestead Facebook page.

The Hideout Steakhouse  |  435-709-2999
Offering curbside delivery and delivery to Heber and Midway.

Goochy Goo BBQ  |  435-671-1569
Full menu available for take out.

Global Grill  |  435-657-9448
Both curbside and delivery available through Wasatch Food Rush.

Dairy Keen  |  435-654-5336
Offering curbside and drive-up window pick up. Frozen spaghetti dinner and frozen sloppy joes available.

Chick’s Cafe  |  435-654-1771
Curbside pick up and home delivery available from 7 am till 2 pm.

The Bagel Den  |  435-654-3193
Call in orders, pick up curbside, drive through, or at the counter. Also available through Wasatch Food Rush.

Check out menus for each of these restaurants in the menu guide of the current spring edition of Heber Valley Life here.

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese held their 2nd annual Ice Sculptures Exhibition this weekend. Several local businesses sponsored the sculptures being displayed. There were also two different ice carving demonstrations. The event was free to the public.

The annual event began last year when Carolee Kohler saw ice sculpting on a Hallmark movie and thought it would be a fun idea for their farm. They are also considering a woodcarving event.

According to Lindsey Strother, social media and events coordinator, each sculpture takes between 1-3 hours to carve. “We contacted Amazing Ice Creations back in November, and we reached out to local companies to sponsor the ice sculptures,” she said. “Yesterday morning around 9 am, they came in a massive truck and dropped them all off for us, and we set them up.”

Along with the ice sculptures, sponsors receive a sign and canopy for the display and social media marketing. The sponsors decide what they want to have sculpted. After the event, they can take the ice sculptures and display them at their businesses. The creations normally last a couple of weeks. Some will be left in the field and can be viewed throughout the week.

The ice this year included Olaf, company logos, animals, and other items. Darron Kingston, the sculptor, has carved ice for over 10 years with his dad. According to Kingston, “I like sculptures that give me a challenge. Here, for example, my favorite was the lumberjack.” One of his favorite past creations was a 9-foot bear.

Grant Kohler, owner of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, explained, “We decided to do something that was free and something that people could just get out and come and enjoy. Especially this year with Covid, it seems like Januarys are slow months. People are looking for things to be able to get outside and do.” He continued, “Businesses pay in and buy the sculptures, we have them sculpted, and then we just let people come and enjoy them.” Kohler estimated around 3,000 to 4,000 people will stop by the event.

The dairy farm also offers cheese-making classes and tours of their new robotic barn. “The tours are everyday except Sunday,” according to Kohler. “People hayride over, intermingle with the cows, see the barn and amenities, and watch the cows be milked. The cows will literally go get milked on their own.” Tickets for the tours and other events are available on the Heber Valley Artisan Cheese website: https://hebervalleyartisancheese.com/.