Foodies

I once joined a committee just so I could rub shoulders with Mary Crafts (owner of Culinary Crafts). Four years later, I”m still involved with the United Way of Utah County Women in Philanthropy and I”m an even bigger fan of Mary”s shoulders. But I also rely on her tastebuds to try out the new and the proven eateries around Utah County. Today Mary and I shared a table and a feast at Milagro”s in Orem, as she will be reviewing Utah County”s newest Mexican hot spot in our next issue of Utah Valley Magazine.  Milagro”s founder Dave Tuomisto has been feeding our community for years. He”s the brains and the hands behind Rosa”s, Bajio and Marley”s. And now he”s serving up a fresh menu that will bring him a loyal following yet again. Dave seated us at “Bronco”s table,” and told us we may have to step aside if BYU”s big man showed up for lunch. (Bronco has brought recruits and possible hires to Dave”s kitchen.) The VIP wooden table, which literally sits inside the kitchen, was originally the breadstick table at Magleby”s. Dave is a big-time promoter of locally owned restaurants. Mary”s review will come out the first week of March in our next issue of Utah Valley Magazine. But you don”t have to wait till then to find out her favorite local fare. Read her past reviews here. There”s a lot riding on her shoulders when it comes to promoting good local eats!