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Apres Ski - Utah Style

by Powderhound Matt January 13 2011 0 Comments

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As some of you may know, I am the General Manager of Yuki Arashi Sushi up on Main Street in Park City.  Last year we earned the title of Best in State - Japanese during the annual Best in State competition, needless to say we were very excited and proud.  So when up in Park City feel free to stop on by, grab some sake and sushi and exchange stories of your day up on the hill with our staff.  If you get lucky maybe I’ll serve your table and I’ll give you the inside scoop on where you can find some of Utah’s ultimate powder stashes. 

It’s pretty rare when I get a weeknight off during the winter season but last night there was something special going down at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The New York Knicks were in town, taking on the Utah Jazz!  I love my NY sports teams, well I love the Mets, Jets, Knicks and o.k. the G-Men are alright also but, as for those New York Yankess, don’t even get me started on them.

So after wrapping up another great day on the hill at Park City Mountain Resort, my good friend  George and our neighbor Craig owner of El Chubasco,  hoped in my Chevy Tahoe and headed on down to Salt Lake City for a night of sushi, basketball and beers.   Before I continue, I need to mention if your looking for a good reasonably priced Mexican dinner, then go no further then El Chubasco.  My favorite dishes are the shredded beef taco’s, beef enchiladas and their famous salsa bar.  You can walk out of this place full for under $10!

Last year at Yuki Arashi, I had the privilege of working with Kirk Terrashima.  From day one he told us he would be opening his own restaurant in Salt Lake and now that that day has come, I suggest you check his place out.  The restaurant is called Dojo and you will find Kirk and my other ski pal Cedric behind the sushi bar cranking out awesome sushi all day and night.  Also try Kirks hot food because let me tell you this guy knows his way around a kitchen. When you head down be sure to let them that "The Ultimate Powderhound" sent you down and you might get a little VIP treatment. The real beauty of this place besides its food, is its location, only a short four minute walk away from the Energy Solutions Arena and home of the Utah Jazz. Can anyone else think of a place on the planet where you can be skiing a world class resort at four p.m., sitting down to your own customized sushi dinner at five and still be in your seats for an NBA basket ball game by seven?  Well it happens in Utah all the time.

 

Just as the game ended I ran into Nick from Solitude, apparently he was sitting six rows in front us.  I guess Solitude has better seats then my boy George does. He brought us out for a beer once the Knicks were defeated; the bar we checked out was called the Green Pig.  Good beers and a great crowd for a Wednesday night. That’s how we après Utah style!

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Matt Baydala

Matt Baydala, originally from Rockville Centre, New York, sniffed his way to Park City, Utah in 2006. Since then, he has built a career as a Park City restaurant manager to accommodate his skiing lifestyle. His passion and appreciation for the diversity of Utah’s wintersports product make him the perfect Powderhound. "For me skiing The Greatest Snow on Earth® is not just a hobby; it’s an obsession," exclaimed Baydala. "Now I have the opportunity to share this awesome life we live out here with the entire skiing community."

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