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Cannella's, a favorite spot for pizza, pasta and other Italian specialties, recently added a Baja-inspired sibling to its family.
Diners can order tacos, quesadillas and burritos filled with a choice of protein, such as authentic al pastor and chicken mole, or even vegetarian zucchini blossoms. Customize the order with one of several fresh salsas.
Tacos cost $2.50-$3 each, burritos are $7.50-$8.95. Nothing on the menu is more than $10. Breakfast burritos are available until noon.
The space had previously been Amore Pizza and Gelato, also operated by Cannella's. But several months ago, when sales started to decline, the owners decided a change was needed.
Chef Alberto Higuera, a native of Baja California, Mexico, suggested the street taco concept.
"Alberto has always done Mexican food in the back of the house for the staff and for our family parties," Cannella said. "It's been fun to watch him create the menu and bring a lot of the things he loves."
Designer/builder Christopher Henderson was brought in to renovate the space. He built the tables and counter and also created the outside sign using recycled wood from the Fort Douglas barracks, Cannella said.
Local graffiti artist Ben Weimeyer painted the colorful, wall-size mural inside.
Taco Taco • 208 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City; 801-355-8518. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday-Saturday, 6 to 11 p.m.
Harbor Seafood & Steak docks in Sugar House
After months of renovation, the old Rino's restaurant on Parleys Way has reopened as Harbor Seafood & Steak. It's the first restaurant for owners Randall Curtis and Taylor Jacobsen, who have a dozen years combined experience in the Salt Lake restaurant industry. As the name suggests, the menu is primarily seafood: salmon, halibut, raw oysters, lobster rolls and fish and chips. But there also are steaks, ribs, hamburgers as well as soups, salads and starters. There are 10 side dishes to try, including Aunt Edith's funeral potatoes. In addition to the food, notice the chandelier, hand-made by Curtis using glass votives that reflect light.
Harbor Seafood & Steak • 2302 Parleys Way, Salt Lake City; 801-466-982
Hours • Monday-Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday brunch, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Prices • Entrees $16-$32; soup, salads and starters, $8-$14; sides, $5