The name says it all: Localz Bistro! It’s a restaurant that was created for locals with a casual neighborhood feel. And it’s a bistro because the food is nicer than a café, with a nod to all things popular and healthy.
A Family-Run Bistro
The main reason I chose this restaurant to feature, however, is because of the family behind it. Meet Dad, Kenny Lovette; Mom, Chris; son, Kai; the twins; and of course, Nana, who comes in every day to make sure everything’s up to snuff! I love this family and their close-knit bond that has seen them through all the challenges of the past year.
Localz Bistro opened shortly after the pandemic changed the face of the hospitality industry in Utah forever. Tragically, many of our local restaurants did not survive, but this restaurant made it through and is now poised to be booming this summer!
One of the things that really helped with dining traffic was their huge outdoor patio dining area. I’m excited for it to open again this summer with the addition of live music. What better way to create a community gathering spot? Add the scrumptious food creations of Kenny and Chris and I know it’s where I’ll be hanging out!
I asked Chris for the customer favorite menu items, and she reported the following: ceviche (oh yeah, a must!), shrimp and grits (total yum), and truffle fries (I ate the whole plate!). However, I have also discovered that it’s the best place for affordable Ahi tuna, whether in a luncheon salad or a dinner entree. If you’re looking for a reward for sticking to your eating plan all week, then the poutine is made for you. (It’s the best I’ve had outside of Canada!) The gumbo is amazing, and the orange tomato bisque delightful.
If your tastes lean to the classics, look no further for a fabulous burger, creamy mac and cheese, a Chicago dog, or perhaps something more substantial like beef stroganoff. Can you see that there is something for everyone?
I’ve eaten inside at Localz Bistro four times, and each time I’m thrilled with my food and the service. They are located in Sandy, so be sure to say hi to me this summer while dining under the stars on the patio!