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City Weekly Votes Milagros Best Utah Mexican Food

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Last week, City Weekly SLC, honored Milagros with the “Best Of Utah Mexican Food award for 2013.  City Weekly is an independent newspaper that keeps Utahns informed about the arts, entertainment, music, dining, nightlife, culture and politics no less.

They are an excellent resource for keeping the people of Utah updated about what’s new in each area.  Suggesting the best places to go for food, music, events to film and TV takes the mystery out where to go eat, and what to do for the week-end. Thank you City Weekly for this recognition.

Best Miraculous Mexican Cuisine

“Milagros, meaning “miracles” in Spanish, is a heavenly take on Mexican fare. This Orem restaurant was started by Dave Tuomisto, the restaurateur who also founded the popular Bajio chain. His newest dining destination is a restaurant that offers a sometimes-sweeter take on traditional Mexican cuisine, such as the seafood tacos that come with pineapple salsa and roasted-red-pepper chutney, or the popular grilled onion ball that’s injected with Read More→

City Weekly features Jackson Danger of Milagros Utah

City weekly Jackson Danger articleWow! In December, City Weekly came to Milagros Mexican Food Restaurant to interview our own week-end entertainer, Jackson Danger.  For several years, Jackson has performed most week-ends at Milagros, moving from table to table and singing old favorites.  The article in City Weekly just appeared on the stands, which includes a fine article about Jackson.  Here’s a copy for you to enjoy.

Article by:  Kolbie Stonehoker

Jackson Danger
Local 13-year-old Prodigy Is an “Old Soul”

When Lindon-based guitarist and songwriter Jackson Danger speaks, it’s with a voice that doesn’t match his young age. Steady and unwavering, it’s the voice of someone who has seen a thing a two, even though, at 13 years old, Danger has only begun to experience the world.

“People tell me all the time how I’m an old soul in a young body,” Danger says with an easy confidence, his vintage Gibson Hummingbird in his hands.

We’re seated around a small table on a busy Saturday night in Milagros, a Mexican restaurant in Orem owned by Danger’s father, Dave. For the past two years, Danger (full name Jackson Danger Tuomisto) has been performing here nearly every weekend as Jackson Danger, serenading customers with covers of mostly folk songs from the ’60s and ’70s. Danger has a knack for attracting loyal listeners who return, week after week, to watch him play.

“One time, I was playing my guitar here, and this woman asked me if I could play ‘Harvest Moon’ by Neil Young, and I told her I didn’t know that one, but I’d learn it, then play it for her next week,” Danger says. “And so I played it for her, and she started crying because it meant so much to her. So, I feel like, with my music, I can connect with people.”

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