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Midway

Ice Castles

In the early 2000s, Brent Christensen, a Pleasant Grove, Utah resident, was looking for fun things to do with his kids in the winter. He thought building Igloos would be a cool thing to do. What began as a fun backyard adventure quickly developed into the foundation for today’s Ice Castle masterpieces. As Christensen graduated from his backyard ice rink and ice forts to his current icy creations; his simple drive for exploration, innovation, and seeking joy in the cold winter months has also brought joy and wonder to…

The Pub

Cold drinks and incredible views: what more can you ask for? When you’re ready to wind down your busy day, come as you are to The Pub. A full-service bar gives you plenty to choose from, including signature seasonal cocktails, fine wines, and local draft beers. When it’s time to eat, order from the Wildfire Smokehaus menu for easy service. All alcoholic beverages must be consumed in the pub area. It is against state law for you to take alcoholic beverages from the pub back to your room. Beer $4 - 7 Press Hard…

The Milk House at Homestead Resort

Signature Scoops $6.99 The Meadow vanilla ice cream | olive oil | Himalayan pink salt Cobbler vanilla ice cream | seasonal fruit filling | oat crumble topping | caramel P.B. Crunch vanilla ice cream | crushed waffle cone | peanut butter drizzle | hot fudge Chocolate Lava dark chocolate ice cream | dark chocolate chunks | hot fudge The Beehive honey ice cream | honey drizzle | butter cookies | salt Berry Patch strawberry ice cream | fresh strawberries | balsamic glaze | chopped pistachios All Your…

Heirloom Midway Common & Market

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…

Midway Volksmarch

“I love to go a-wandering, Along the mountain track, And as I go, I love to sing, My knapsack on my back. The Happy Wanderer - Florenz Friedrich Sigismund As a child I had the incredible opportunity of spending time in Germany. My siblings and I are first generation born in America; both my parents are from Deutschland. One of my favorite activities while visiting my Großeltern (Grandparents) was to go walking and hiking all over. My young imagination ran wild as we traversed hills and mountains to visit castles,…

Heirloom

DINNER SMALL PLATES $7 – 23 Hog Jowl Nachos House-made corn tortilla chips, red chili queso, pinto beans, braised hog jowl, crema, cotija, green onion jalapeno, salsa ranchera, radish. BBQ Poutine Hand-cut fries, shredded 5 Star Brisket, house BBQ Sauce, topped with cabbage slaw. Three Cheese Mac ‘N Cheese 12 oz of macaroni, melted cheddar, smoked cheddar & parmesan cheese. Topped with toasted breadcrumbs. Taste of Utah Winner Mac n Cheese ‘20; Best of Utah ‘21. Fried Funeral Potatoes Made from the…

Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Christmas Gala

"The parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher..."       - F. Scott Fitzgerald Come embrace the spirit of the Roaring 20's at the Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas Gala this Thursday, December 2 at the Zermatt Resort in Midway! This event raises funds for the chamber to support our local businesses and promote tourism. Tickets are available at www.gohebervalley.com/gala and can be purchased for Singles ($60), Couples ($120), or tables of 10 ($600). Dinner and…

Sweet Tooth

Growing up in the Heber Valley, Stefanie Richardson always had a sweet tooth. After all, she had spent a lot of time hanging around her grandpa’s donut shop, Wally’s Donuts, in Salt Lake City. “He was a hard worker, and he inspired me,” she says of her grandpa. (I’m sure anyone whose livelihood was making donuts all day would put stars in the eyes of a young child.) As she got older, Stefanie continued to nurture her sweet tooth; taking up baking and experimenting with making different goodies to eat and to share. She never…

Heber Valley’s Historic Preservation

Written by Michael Moulton with Jim Ritchie “In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.” -John Sawhill When people ask what I am doing nowadays, I explain that I am Chairman of the Heber City Historic Preservation Commission. Inevitably they ask, “What is that?” I stumbled in answering that question to the point where I decided several months ago to write what I called a “White Paper” on all matters pertaining to Historic and Heritage Preservation just to keep me…

Süss Cookie Company

Pick your Cookie Size Mini MINI SIZE COOKIES ARE 2.5" IN DIAMETER 1/2 dozen | Dozen Classic CLASSIC SIZE COOKIES ARE 4" IN DIAMETER 1/2 dozen | Dozen Ask for the cookie of the Month! Pink Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter Smooth natural peanut butter with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and rolled in sugar. Once finished with a chocolate drizzle and you've found a peanut butter cookie worth sharing. Ginger Snap Enjoy the holidays year-round with this rich, molasses, and ginger spice cookie. A dip into white…

Simon’s Restaurant

BRUNCH SHAREABLES $8 - 13 HOMESTEAD SCONES four scones, cinnamon, powdered sugar, honey butter CHICKEN WINGS maple red hot sauce, fresh veggies ranch dressing HUMMUS PLATE with grilled flatbread ROASTED BEETS orange segments, herbed boat cheese, avocado, crushed pistachios, arugula VEGGIES $11 - 12 BOWL farro, roasted butternut squash, spinach, roasted cherry tomatoes, avocado, boiled egg, greek yogurt, vinaigrette WEDGE romaine hearts, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese, chopped bacon,…

Soldier Hollow Grill

LUNCH/DINNER Available: Every day after 11:30 AM HAMBURGERS: We ground our hamburger in-house to get the taste just right. Our fries are cut fresh in our kitchen every day, make sure to try the regular french fries and the sweet potato fries! We have a wide variety of delicious sandwiches and sides, so come in today and reward your mouth! One of the best places to eat in Midway and Heber City. Hamburger 1/4 lb. fresh ground beef, served with chips. Double Hamburger 1/2 lb. fresh ground beef, served with…

Lupita’s Valley

SERVED DAILY FROM 11:00-4:00 CHILAQUILES Tortilla triangles fried and cooked in our Salsa de Chile California or Salsa de Tomatillo. Topped with sour cream and queso cotija. Served with side of your choice. HUEVOS RANCHERO Two corn tortillas cooked in our Salsa de Chile California topped with: lightly sautéed pico de gallo, our Salsa de Jitomate, and two eggs cooked over easy. Topped with sour cream,…

Fill’er Up Coffee Station

Fill’er Up Drinks Fill’er Up Coffee Station offers a wide variety of drinks to fit your desired flavor! See our drink menu below, along with our many customizations: “TUNE-UP” for Fat-Free Milk with Sugar Flavoring “TURBO-CHARGE” Drip Coffee with Espresso Shots Soy + Almond Milk – 0.55 Xtra Shot – 0.50 Flavoring – 0.25 CUSTOM MADE ITALIAN CREAM SODAS DRINKS SIZE 12oz. 16oz. 20oz. Drip Tea 1.25 1.75 2.25 Americano 2.00 2.40 2.90 Cappuccino 3.00 3.40 3.90 Caramel Macchiato…

Red Mango

FRESH JUICE DAILY DETOX Sweet Greens | 16 oz Beauty & The Greens $7.45 apple, kale, lemon, spinach, cucumber, celery (120 cal) Sweet Green Zing $7.45 apple, kale, lemon, spinach, cucumber, celery, ginger (160 cal) Roots & Fruits | 16 oz 24 Carrot Kale $7.45 Carrot, kale, orange juice (110 cal) Fred & Ginger $7.45 apple, ginger, lemon, beet (180 cal) Citrus Beets $7.45 beet, orange juice, apple, lemon, pineapple Power Ups | 16 oz Sweet Kale Immunity…

Wasatch Park Cafe

Lunch & Dinner Menu FRESH GROUND BURGERS Dressings: ranch, italian, 1000 island, blue cheese, or ask for additional options. Substitute fries for chips $2.50; Substitute salad for chips $2.50; Sweet potato fries for chips $3.50 $6.49 - 15.99 Hamburger 1/4 lb. fresh ground beef served with chips Double Hamburger 1/2 lb. fresh ground beef served with chips Cheeseburger 1/4 lb. fresh ground beef, cheese, served with chips Double Cheeseburger 1/2 lb. fresh ground beef, cheese, served with chips Bacon…

Cafe Galleria

Appetizers $9 - 12 Caprese fresh sliced mozzarella, sliced vine tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil & balsamic reduction Bruschetta woodfired bread topped w/ pesto sauce, fresh tomato & basil, fresh mozzarella cheese, prosciutto & arugula Garlic bread fresh garlic bread w/ marinara sauce Garlic Pizza 6" | 12" with fresh garlic & Asiago cheese Meatballs two homemade meatballs in marinara sauce Salads $7 - 16 House Salad mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, house dressing…

Lola’s Street Kitchen

SALADS $10 - 13.25 MANGO & CHICKEN SALAD Natural GF Chicken Nuggets, Fresh Mango Pico de Gallo, Shaved Parmesan, Organic Greens, Golden Raisins, Lola's Citrus Vinaigrette (GF) POWER BOWL Quinoa, Cucumbers, Avocado, Grilled Asparagus, Organic Green, Carrots, your choice of Protein & Homemade Dressing  FRENCH STEAK SALAD Charbroiled Tri Tip Steak, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Organic Greens, Avocado, Feta, Lola's French Vinaigrette (GF) BURGERS-SANDOS-GYROS Served with garlic fries $10 - 13.25 THE GYRO…

Judy’s Donuts

Located in historic Midway, Judy’s Donuts is locally owned, handmade donuts & coffee shop. We proudly serve our family recipe donuts alongside our favorite coffee from Caffe Ibis. HANDMADE DONUTS Glazed Donut Raspberry Dream Donut •2019 Utah Taste Off Winner• Iced Donuts chocolate, pink, vanilla, maple Bizmark Donuts Bavarian Creme Jelly Button Donuts Maple Bar •2020 Utah Taste Off Winner• Pershing Bun Cinnamon with Chocolate Icing Fritters As Big as Your Face…

Midway Mercantile

Appetizers $13 - 17 Oysters on the Half Shell fresh and succulent, served individually, by the half dozen or by the dozen Coconut Bathed Fresh Mussels and Cockles in a savory Thai-style sauce with grilled Hawk & Sparrow bread Hearth Roasted Bacon Wrapped Dates with bleu cheese mousse, sweet balsamic drizzle, and the light crunch of toasted hazelnut M.M. Raclette Cheese Fondue traditional Swiss cheese blend, with bread and fresh veggies for dipping Beet Muhammara Dip brilliant beets blended with walnuts…

Blue Boar Inn

Lunch Menu Soup and Salad $8 - 18 Chef's Daily Soup Market Greens and Reds Carrot Ribbons, Cherry Tomato, Chevre Crostini, House Vinaigrette  Baby Gem Caesar Salad Garlic Peppercorn Dressing, House Baked Croutons, Shaved Reggiano Add Grilled Shrimp or Chicken $8 Country Chopped Salad Taggiasca Olives, Tomatoes, Basil, Finocchio Salami, Parmesan and Mustard Vinaigrette Shareable Artisan Cheeses, Cured Meats, Olives, Jams and Breads Baked Short Rib Mac and Cheese Fontina, Gruyere, Cavatappi, Breadcrumbs…

Discover The Bronzes Of Midway

The following words are transcribed on the invitational bronze plaque that is part of “The Bronzes of Midway,” located in Midway’s Centennial Park. “Brigham Young encouraged the early settlers to beautify their homes and respective cities and towns, to ‘do that which will increase beauty and excellence among the people,’ and to surround themselves with the sounds of pleasing and beautiful music, together with thoughts and words that edify. He went on to say, ‘This will make us happy.’ These words and sculptures are an…

Jordan Daines

Jordan’s studio is bright and open and full of natural light. Large paintings lean against the wall, some complete, while others are awaiting their turn. An easel sits in the corner with a canvas adorned by a beautiful array of vibrant colors coming to life as they circle around and around. To some, the looping pigments resemble tree trunk rings; others see a thumbprint or an oyster shell. One of the more substantial linear abstracts Jordan loves to tackle takes up a good portion of another wall, while a cart sits with wet…

Emergence Art Contest

Inspired by Our Home Town The majestic and varied landscapes of Wasatch County have inspired artists from across the globe since the early pioneers first settled here. Today our valley’s mountains, rivers, fields, farms, and skate parks are inspiring a whole new generation of young artists. The year 2020 brought about a lot of change for everyone — in Wasatch County, a group of PTA presidents representing the district’s elementary, middle, and high schools, decided to change things up a bit too. After much deliberation…

Food of the Gods

Chocolate (n.) A delicious cure for a bad day. What is it about chocolate? According to Robbie Stout and Anna Davies, owners of Ritual Chocolate in Charleston, it’s a lot of things! The two business partners recently moved their chocolate-making factory and café to the Heber Valley. And they want to invite everyone to experience their unique flavors and chocolate-making process. The café opened for business in October of 2020 and was the culmination of a 10-year journey. Stout is originally from Midway, UT, and Davies…

2020 Year-End Real Estate Market Recap

I know, I know! Why would we want to revisit 2020 when we are so glad to be over it and pushing ahead for a better 2021? I don’t know about you, but I want my rear-view mirror to have cute little bobbles dangling from it instead of my assortment of face masks. Regardless, 2020 as it pertains to Utah Real Estate is something to marvel at. It’s nothing like we have ever seen. Low available inventory, record home sales, record sold prices, and exponential homebuilding increases. Utah has had the fastest growth rate over…

Painting With Inspiration

When talent is cultivated and risks are taken masterpieces are created. When those masterpieces are discovered and treasured by millions worldwide – that is something truly extraordinary. Greg Olsen knows what it is to cultivate and take risks – to create his own inimitable path. Sharing his talent for art Greg Olsen has created something truly extraordinary as his masterpieces continue to inspire lives around the world. ARTISTIC FOUNDATIONS Olsen grew up in the rural town of Iona, Idaho. There were no art galleries or…

Goochy Goo BBQ

Ten years ago Heatherly Stanley bought her husband Steve a smoker — because smoking meat was a bit of a hobby — and he wanted to see what he could do. And, oh boy, did he discover what he could do! Steve became a master of the BBQ! Fast forward to today and you’ll find Steve and Heatherly are still smoking up a storm. The dynamic duo’s restaurant, Goochy Goo BBQ, is a local favorite right on Main. But it didn’t happen overnight. What do a hobby, an intuitive wife, a grandchild, and the desire to serve, have to do with one…

Golf in the Wasatch

Once again, it’s that time of year. The remnants of the black snow are melting leaving odds and ends of buried treasures, or bits of trash on the curbs. The birds chirp a little louder in the mornings. And blades of grass are popping up along the fairways. It’s Spring. It’s golf. It’s time. “Golf…is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well”. – P.G.Wodehouse…

Z’s Steak and Chop Haus at Zermatt Resort

BREAKFAST AVOCADO TOAST sourdough | roasted tomato | cilantro | pickled onion | arugula FRENCH TOAST mixed berries | whipped cream choice of: sausage | bacon | ham Z’S BREAKFAST two farm fresh eggs | breakfast potatoes toast choice of: bacon | ham | sausage BAGEL AND LOX smoked salmon | herb cream cheese | capers | onion | tomato | arugula | breakfast potatoes HUEVOS RANCHEROS two farm-fresh eggs | chorizo | pico de Gallo | black beans | ranchero salsa | queso fresco breakfast potatoes EGG BENEDICT…

Free Ice Sculptures Exhibition Held in Midway

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…

A Legacy Lived and Loved

On a sunny August morning, Renee Fitzgerald Johnson sat outside the house she was born in while passersby honked and shouted at her. I know it sounds horrible, but it wasn’t. It was quite the opposite. Renee was celebrating her 95th Birthday! Her children and grandchildren had decorated her front lawn with brightly colored letters, numbers, and balloons. Announcing to all that today was a special day, and the beautiful woman waving was an amazing lady who’s lived an extraordinary life.

Serendipity

There is something magical about the Heber Valley. It draws people. Visitors, unintentionally searching, find their way here and stay. They become a part of what makes this community so distinctive.

Memorable Michael McLean

Michael McLean is an extremely-gifted, world-renowned composer, musician, playwright, author, and filmmaker. His larger-than-life personality and life experiences surely make him one of a kind. He’s spontaneous, funny, gracious — and he calls the Heber Valley home.

Tourism in Heber Valley

Paul and Cameron Phillips are a father and son duo who own and operate Strawberry Bay Marina on Strawberry Reservoir. They represent the second and third generation of the Phillips family to run the family-owned business. Since the mid-1970s, when Paul’s father started the company, the father and son team have grown the business to serve the over 2 million visitors that come to recreate at Strawberry Reservoir each year.

Booming Real Estate

In early March 2020, we all received a crash course on COVID, whether we liked it or not. As quarantine, business shutdowns, and required masks became the new norm; it became abundantly clear how reliant we all truly are on each other. Assessing the four necessities of life became front and center: food, water, clothing, and shelter (and apparently toilet paper).

Wasatch Women in Business

When Ida Sapp was a new mother, her daughter became very sick. She was underweight, experienced severe allergies, and her skin was raw from eczema. Ida took her to numerous doctors, naturopaths, and homeopaths, begging each to determine what was wrong with her child.

New Cascade Springs Road is Now Open!

The road to Cascade Springs, in the mountains above Midway, is now open and much safer. The Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD), Wasatch County, the United States Forest Service, and Utah State Parks have been working together since 2019 to make some dramatic improvements to the roadway. The road was closed throughout the summer but recently reopened to traffic. According to the Federal Highway Administration, although the road is open, construction will continue through October. Visitors are advised to watch for…

Swiss Days 2020 Goes Online!

Labor Day Weekend 2020 will be unusual in the Heber Valley. Swiss Days, a statewide favorite, was cancelled back in May due to Covid concerns. The massive craft, food, and entertainment event usually brings thousands to the valley each year. It is one of Utah’s largest festivals. 2020 would have been its 73rd year. However, there is still an opportunity to purchase items online from Swiss Days’ vendors. According to www.midwayswissdays.org, there will be a “one-time only Midway Swiss Days 2020 online vendors' showcase.”…

Café Zermatt

breakfast $10 - 16 biscuits & gravy biscuits, sausage gravy, 2 eggs, breakfast potatoes pancakes 2 pancakes, fresh berries, 2 eggs, breakfast potatoes french toast 4 pieces of french toast, choice of ham, bacon, or sausage denver omelet bell peppers, onion, ham, sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes choice of toast: wheat, white, or sourdough (substitute: pancake, french toast, or biscuit) veggie omelet bell peppers, onion, mushroom, spinach, tomatoes, breakfast potatoes choice of toast: wheat, white, or…

Goochy Goo BBQ

BBQ Meat By The Pound $6.24-$18.72 1 lb Pulled Pork 1/2 lb Pulled Pork 1 lb Chopped Brisket 1/2 lb Chopped Brisket 1 lb Andouille Sausage 1/2 lb Andouille Sausage 1 lb Chicken 1/2 lb chicken Breakfast $5.72-$7.80 Breakfast Sandwich Hot Honey Brunch Entrees $2.60-$15.08 One Meat Goochy Goo Combo Two Meat Goochy Goo Combo Three Meat Goochy Goo Combo Goochy Scoops Goochy Sundae Hot Mess Signature Sandwich Street Tacos Seasonal Items $8.32 Chicken Enchilada Chili in Bread Bowl Smoked…