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On Ogden’s Historic 25th Street, there is a brewery that has been quenching our thirst with house-brewed ales since 1994. Housed in an over 120 year old building, Rooster’s is one place almost every Ogdenite has been too, or at least heard of. When going, one might want to try any of their numerous brewed-on-site beers, however, I encourage you all to save room for the understated root-beer. Utahns love their root-beer and Rooster’s brews it just right. It has that earthy, rich flavor that standard shelf-bought root-beers try to dumb down. It is thick, and runs down the throat slowly. My favorite part is that the refills are free.

If you are looking for a good drink, spare the alcohol, Rooster’s root-beer satisfies. It is the unsung drink of the brewery.

Rooster's Root beer

Rooster’s Brewery & Company
253 Historic 25th Street
Ogden, Utah

“Exceptional Beer
& Excellent Food”

Average cost for a party of 2: $30-40


You are my kind of town. You are the place I love to spend all my time. I work in your heart central, I study on your mountain campus, I play in the Historic district, I eat at your restaurants, I shop in your shops, and I visit your attractions. In the morning you smell like doughnuts. Can anyone else look at their city and remark that it smells like doughnuts? If they do, it is because they live in Ogden. Your homes are beautiful, your residents care, and your civil servants work tirelessly to further aide in your recovery. You are my home.

At the end of the week, my husband, my friends, coworkers, and I like to “save room for” Ogden, and have fun in your streets. We have a goal of visiting every locally owned restaurant in your city, and highlighting that in this blog. Your amazing, unique restaurants deserve more exposure. On a Saturday night, your residents go to one of your love-child restaurants rather than a chain in a neighboring city. They are the kind of people who go to the local brewery  for a cheeseburger at Roosters, rather than a greesepatty from fast food. They try your cold cucumber soup on a Summer day, and eat it on your outdoor patios. They play on the trains, walk on the cobblestone, go for an Art stroll, plummet down the Rampage, then all go to eat a cone from a shop that lived through the Great Depression. These are the kind of people we target.  All we hope is to get some more people a little bit more excited about Ogden’s incomparable dining scene.

“Save room for Ogden” will be the heart of this blog. It seems that many restaurant reviewers like to use that saying when describing that “extra-special” item that the place offers, “Save room for dessert!.”  I am going to be showcasing that one-thing from each restaurant that everyone needs to save a little room for, and not miss out on. It isn’t going to be a review of the place, describing my experience, or a synopsis of  the entire menu. It is all about that one-thing that you can’t miss out on. And honestly, is not that Ogden to Utah? That extra-special item that everyone must try? When you come to Utah, save room for Ogden.

Thank you Ogden, for being the place that we all save room for in our lives. God bless!

The Pretty Smitty

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