Park City Food and Fun - Summer 2023

The Local Summer Guide to Park City Food…and Fun

With diverse activities from morning to night, fabulous food and lovely weather, it’s no wonder that Park City summers are almost as popular as our winters. If you’re anything like our team at Mountain Express Magazine, you’re currently planning a get together with family and friends. With this in mind, we wanted to share our local experience and offer suggestions for an evening of food and fun.

How about an evening of entertainment and fare? Start by taking the free trolley to the top of Main Street and enjoy “modern and world-inspired French dip sandwiches” at Big Dipper. With homages to the Park City scene like “A Hunk-a, Hunk-a Bernese Love” and old school PC tributes like “Karleen’s Uptown Turkey Grilled Cheese,” it’s difficult to choose just one sub. Be sure to save room for a Big Dipper soft serve cone and enjoy each delicate bite as you stroll down to the Egyptian Theatre for a live performance. You can select from a unique selection of concerts and vibrant musicals. The 2023 season includes: The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Leo Kotte and The Steeldrivers. In addition, the lineup includes theatrical events like Young Frankenstein, Kinky Boots and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Park City Food and Fun - Summer 2023DRIVE-IN + DINING
For all you cinephiles out there, might we suggest watching a film under the stars while in the silhouette of ski jumps and bobsled tracks? A few years ago, the Park City Film Series and the Utah Olympic Park paired up to bring drive-in feature films to the community. Since then, it has become a summertime staple. Movie-goers can watch from inside or outside their vehicle. The natural slope of the parking lot ensures fantastic sightlines for everyone and cars are parked from smallest, up close, to the largest in the back. Before heading up the hill, stop by Maxwell’s East Coast Eatery in Newpark to pick up a 20-inch pie. Offering vegetarian and vegan options, there is something on the menu at Maxwell’s for everyone in your car.

For the 21 and older crowd, plan a trip down the canyon and into downtown SLC to visit Brewvies—Utah’s first and only “cinema pub.” Screening comedies, dramas and adventures, there is a film to match everyone’s taste. Order from Brewvies’ classic pub and beer menu, which includes movie-friendly baskets filled with burgers, fries, pizza bread, loaded nachos, Beyond Meat patties and garlic hummus wraps. Brewvies presents two to three showings each evening, so check out the choices online and book your reservation ahead of time.

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the free outdoor concert at the Heber City Main Street Park. The entertainment and music starts at 6:30 PM every Thursday and runs through August 17th. On your way to the park, stop by the Midway Mercantile in Midway for takeout. This neighborhood favorite is owned and operated by Chef John Platt. Platt strives to keep folks “well-fed with fabulous food”. His extensive menu offers gluten-free and vegan choices, and the hearth roasted bacon wrapped dates or beet muhammara dip make ideal concert snacks.

Plan an afternoon of nostalgia and amusement at Holiday Lanes. For over 60 years, the same family has owned and operated this charming bowling alley in Heber. The community loves the original ball returns, pin machines and decor. But it’s not just the eclectic bowling scene that keeps locals coming back again and again. Holiday Lanes is also famous for two mouth watering must-haves, the first being the Big Will, named after the father of owner Phyllis Christensen. This cheesy, never-frozen double beef burger is irresistible when paired with delicious pub style fries. The second, and even more decadent favorite is Phyllis’ classic homemade malts. Holiday Lanes’ malts have been created using the exact same hand-mixing machine since the 1960s. Create a lasting memory by visiting this blast from the past—and say hi to Phyllis for us.