Thursday, December 12, 2019 / by Nikki Keye
Walking into Melvin's Public House, you might feel as though you've stepped back in time. The boom-town style wood exterior is reminiscent of when Heber's primary form of transport was a horse and buggy. This saloon turned sports bar has most of the woodwork from the early 20th century, including the original back bar. You'd almost expect some honky-tonk piano music to be playing while you drink a beer out of a pewter mug. Instead, you get the old-world feel with all the modern amenities. Their full bar, twelve beers on tap, and an astounding eleven big-screen TVs will assure your game is on, and you have your favorite beverage in hand.
This family-friendly sports bar offers all the pub food favorites, like wings, nachos, cheese fries, and the burger selection is tip-top! Pick between beef, turkey, or chicken and the style you want it prepared. The Donkey Burger will give your tastebuds a kick with its cajun spices, chunky blue cheese, and crispy bacon. They even o ...
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 / by Nikki Keye
It seems like every small town has a locally owned burger joint. A place to grab a cold shake on a hot summer day, or a quick meal when mom and dad don't feel like cooking. For the residents of the Heber Valley, Dairy Keen is that burger joint. Owned and operated by the MaWhinney family for over 50 years, the Dairy Keen is a treasured restaurant. Its endurance through the years is a testament to its great food and friendly service.
The Dairy Keen is always a buzz with hungry patrons eager to fill their bellies with delicious shakes, juicy burgers, and crunchy fries. Besides offering standard fast-food fare, they also have salads, sandwiches, and a gluten-free menu. Every fall, Dairy Keen has daily soup specials that have locals counting down the days of summer.
Dairy Keen doesn't just have great food; it's also a fun place to enjoy a meal. A toy train chugs its way through miniature landscapes made to look like local places. There's a small replica of the Ho ...
Sunday, December 8, 2019 / by Nikki Keye
The much-acclaimed June Pie’s stands out on Main Street with its cheery lemon yellow brick exterior. Beloved by locals and tourists in equal measure, June Pie's was voted by People Magazine as the best pie in the Beehive State. If you haven’t already tried their delicious delicacies, it’s time to put some pie in your pie hole.
Owner Tehmi Brimhall’s childhood dream was to own a bakery, and the Heber Valley is lucky that she picked here to set up shop. Her pie varieties are inventive and delicious, with flavors like sugar cream, cranberry key lime, cookie butter banana, and pear chai. The local favorite is Sour Cream Lemon: a thick, buttery crust filled with a cross between a lemon custard and curd, and topped with a blend of sour cream and cream cheese.
June Pie’s also has a wide selection of savory pies like pot roast pie, chicken curry pie, corned beef pie, and shepherds pie--the perfect alternative to pizza on those busy weekday nights ...
Sunday, December 8, 2019 / by Nikki Keye
After thirteen years of brewing beer at home, Clint Jones decided it was time to open up a brewery, and Heber Valley Brewing Company was born.
Clint and his business partner Greg Poirier built HVBC from the ground up, even welding some of the metalwork in their taproom. When you walk in the door, it will be Clint or Greg pouring you a pint, and they only offer a small selection of pub food like pizza-by-the-slice, meat and cheese platter, and soft pretzels. All this keeps their overhead costs low, so they can focus on making the best small-batch, handcrafted beer in the valley. Their success is evident, as the taproom is busy with beer lovers stopping in for a pint or picking up a 4-pack to enjoy at home.
Hit up HVBC for a cold brew after a long day at work, or stop by on the weekend when they pair up with local food trucks for the perfect apres-ski. For hours and upcoming brews, go to their website hebervalleybrewing.com.
Friday, November 29, 2019 / by Nikki Keye
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Applications Survey, average mortgage rates fell again last week, with rates dropping for 30-year fixed-rate loans with both conforming and jumbo balances, loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration, and 15-year fixed-rate loans. The decline follows a long-term downward trend that has pushed rates 115 basis points lower than they were at the same time last year. That's led to a significant bump in mortgage demand. Joel Kan, MBA's associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting, says, though this week's year-over-year comparison may be skewed, this year has been the best in over a decade. “The annual increase in refinance and purchase activity was even more prominent in this report because Thanksgiving was a week earlier last year,” Kan said. “However, with roughly five weeks of reporting data left in 2019, the mortgage market is on track for its best year for originations since 2007.” T! ...