A Radio Quiz: Can You Name The Utah Cities With Food Names?

Jun 3, 2020


On this week's bread and butter, join Jenn Ashton and Lael Gilbert for a quiz about Utah cities with food names. Take a listen and play along.

This episode of Bread and Butter is a rebroadcast from Sept. 26, 2019.


Jenn Ashton: So Lael, did you know you were going to be a game show contestant today?

Lael Gilbert: I've always wanted to do that. 

JA: This is your chance. We're going to play Utah Cities with Food Names. 

LG: Oh, I don't know if I’ve always wanted to do that, but I'll give it a go. 

JA: I'll give you some clues. Each answer is a city in Utah that has food or a food substance in its name. We'll invite the listeners to play along so let me know when you think you have an answer, Lael, I'll kind of finish the clues. And then we'll see how we do. 

LG: All right. 

JA: If you get it right, we need some kind of chime.

LG: Bing?

JA: Maybe a dinner bell? I mean, this is Bread and Butter.

LG: That would be better.

JA: Alright, first city. Two words. Examples of the first word include apple, peach, cherry. You got an idea? 

LG: I think I might but there are several options. 

JA: Take a guess.

LG: Is it Fruita?

JA: Well, the city has two words.

LG: Right. Okay. 

JA: No, not Fruita. But shorten that. 

LG: Fruit.

JA: Very good. Ding ding goes the dinner bell. So then ‘fruit’ is the first word. Let's raise the bar for the second word. So this is a lofty fruit. I might say, “I won't hike next to the cliff's edge. I'm afraid of…”

LG: Heights. Fruit Heights. 

JA: Fruit Heights.

LG: A great city. 

JA: Fruit Heights received its name from fruit orchards above the valley floor. It was settled in 1850 and Fruit Heights is located in eastern Davis County, bordered by Kaysville and Farmington, as well as the Wasatch Mountains to the east. But Fruit Heights wasn't the city's first name. It was known as East Kaysville until it was renamed in 1939. I think Fruit Heights…

LG: It's the winner. 

JA: Yeah. 

LG: I mean, Kaysville is great, but you know, gotta have your own name. 

JA: Alright, this is the second Utah city with a food name. This is one word, but it has two parts. Here's some one word clues for the first part: sweet, sticky, amber.

LA: Could we add Winnie the Pooh to that? Is it honey? 

JA: It is honey. I was gonna say bees but you got it. So the first part of the word, this one word, is honey. The second part, a suffix that we use to mean town or village. 

LA: This one's not too hard. I love Honeyville. 

JA: Honeyville was established in 1861. Honeyville is in Box Elder County, north of Brigham City. That area was initially known as Hunsaker, or Hunsaker’s Mill,  for the settler and local mill owner Abraham Hunsaker. But years later it was officially named Honeyville. And it's not 100% clear on how Honeyville received its name. Most versions of the story relate to Hunskaer, either to commemorate his beekeeping, or as a shortened version of his name, the “Hun” part of Hunsaker. Either way, Honeyville tastes great to me. 

Third city. The third city might be a little bit more challenging, so this is going to test you. This name does not include a food itself, but it is related to a food seasoning. The most popular food seasoning. It's one word with three syllables. The city is in Severe County, in the high plateau country of central Utah. Though was used as hunting grounds by early Native Americans, the area's first permanent settlers came in 1864 and found abundant salt deposits nearby. So we're thinking salt.

LG: The salt is the seasoning?

JA: Salt is a seasoning. The name starts with an “S” and it ends with an “A.” It means salt pan or salt pit. Final clue for you that were contacts, there's something you have to put it in. 

LG: Salina!

JA: And there is an active salt mine near Salina in Redmond. So I'd say that's three for three. LG: Oh, thanks. That's generous of you. 

JA: Listeners, How did you do? This wasn't an exhaustive list of Utah cities with food names. In fact, we will hear about a few more cities or towns in an upcoming segment. But in the meantime, slice up some peaches, drizzle them with honey and toss on a pinch of salt for good measure. It's like a tour of Utah in a bowl.