It's a Brazilian Grill and is one of the best places you will ever eat at in your life! You sit at a table with a "stop" and "go" stick. When you turn the stick to green (go) the servers bring you meat, vegetables, pineapples, etc. on this huge skewer and cut off as much as you want on your plate. When we have out of town visitors, we always make a trip here. It's definitely a dining experience.
Costa Vida/Cafe Rio
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Oh man... where to start? I get so excited when people come to visit us because I can't wait to show them around! In Provo, traveling up to BYU campus is a definite must. Even if you're not LDS, the campus itself is absolutely gorgeous, and it's nestled close to the base of the mountains. And speaking of mountains, you can't leave Provo without taking a trip up into the Canyons and seeing Sundance (ski resort - owned by Robert Redford), Bridal Veil Falls (gorgeous waterfall within a 10 min. hike), and Sqaw Peak (it has one of the most gorgeous views of the valley). If you have time, hiking up to the Y is a really fun thing to do. There are also lots of places right outside Provo that are an absolute must-see, like Salt Lake City and Temple Square. You could spend hours walking around the grounds and going through all of the little visitor's centers and history museums and not get bored. Plus, Salt Lake City itself is just an awesome city. There are also the natural hot springs in Midway, about a 20 min. drive from Provo up the canyon. Our favorite time to go is during the winter when there has been tons of snow - there's nothing like sitting in a natural spring that acts like a jacuzzi with snow just chilling on the banks all around you. Oo, and the Great Salt Lake and the Salt Flats - awesome! Lots of people go out to the Salt Flats just to take pictures - it's nothing but miles and miles of pure salt... it's so pretty it's almost surreal. There is the Hindu Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork (where they have an annual Festival of Colors), Zions National Park down in Moab, Park City (where the Sundance Film Festival is held), Mt. Timpanogas, Utah Lake... there are so so so many places worth visiting.
Don't judge it before you get here. I did. But it didn't take long for me to see how wonderful this place can be. And if you're coming for a visit, write down a list of all of the things you want to see! And come back for a second trip - there's almost too much to do in just one visit!
Thank you Rachel for sharing with us all about Provo! Don't forget to check out her blog - The OBriens.