May. 2012: Local Hit List with Erin Hofmann
Friday, May 18, 2012
Name: Erin Hofmann
From: Salt Lake City/Park City
Years in Park City: Three
Occupation: Vice President at Total Joint Orthopedics, a medical device company that designs and manufactures implants for hip and knee replacement
Favorite Restaurants for Dinner:
350 Main, Talisker on Main and Zoom. All three offer great food and impeccable service.
Favorite Lunch Spots:
Café Terigo for a salad on the patio or any of the homemade goodies from Uptown Fare.
Favorite Main Street Breakfast:
Easy Street for brunch and the Bloody Mary bar. Yes and yes.
Top Picks for Outdoor Dining:
Sunday on the roof at No Name Saloon for buffalo burgers and a beer (provided you are not too full from Sunday brunch at Easy Street, obviously).
Where do you like to get your morning coffee or tea?
Park City Coffee Roasters at Kimball Art Center for a hot latte served up by the mayor or a cup of fair trade organic Café Ibis at Java Cow
Favorite Art Galleries:
CODA to drool on work by local artists Jeannine Young, Aaron Fritz, and Doug Adams
Best Place to Take Your Dog in Historic Park City:
The trails at Deer Valley or PCMR. Spiro to Armstrong is my favorite loop currently.
Best Cultural Offerings in Historic Park City:
For a small town, we have a lot of art and music. The Egyptian Theatre works hard to put on or bring in a variety of shows, music, and humor.
Favorite Store for Retail Therapy:
Crosby Collection. I love the history behind the artists and that each piece has a story. Prospect Youth is my new go-to for baby gifts. And of course, who doesn’t love to ogle shiny things at O.C. Tanner?
Ideal People Watching Locations:
The 4th of July Parade on Main St. Any parade in Park City, actually.
Best Way to Capture the Local Flavor:
Listening to live music and munching on a Freshies lobster roll at the Park Silly Sunday Market on a warm summer day.
What are your favorite Main Street events and why?
Savor the Summit is a great chance to dine and chat with new people, and I love to see the Main Street chefs take diners out of their comfort zone with unique and unusual dishes.
A perfect date night in Historic Park City consists of:
A hike with a view, followed by a cozy dinner in front of the fire on the patio of Talisker on Main.
Any locals’ secrets you’d like to share about Historic Park City?
Well, don’t tell anyone this, but summer in Park City might be more fun than winter. Hiking, mountain biking, boating, taking advantage of 2-for-1s or other specials to try new restaurants, listening to FREE summer concerts, relaxing on the patio at the St. Regis with a cucumber martini while Joy and Eric or Dave Hahn serenade(s) you, watching the Tour of Utah fly by, cycling Chalk Creek while pretending you are on the Tour of Utah, driving Guardsman Pass without looking down, practicing yoga in front of the old Miners’ Hospital in City Park, meandering along the green belts on Poison Creek or the Rail Trail at sunset, pausing to admire the view from anywhere…on second thought—have you thought about going to Vail?