The Golden Isle is a small Chinese restaurant with a huge menu and incredibly low prices.
The first thing you see when you walk in is the monstrous 500 gallon fish tank filled with large and unusual fish. It probably stands out in most peoples' minds more that the food even!
Favorite Dish: Tiny Spicy Chicken is what I have everyone try on their first visit, and most everyone likes it. It's something like sweet and sour chicken with chilis, but it's more than that, too. The best way to order is to get the dinner special version which also comes excellent fried rice, an egg roll, a bowl of soup, and your drink, all for just $6.95! And it's a LOT of food.
Murray is best reached by car or bus by going down State Street from downtown Salt Lake City for the time being. The all-new 5300 South I-15 freeway interchange just reopened, but until construction is finished it's much easier and more fun to go down State and see the city as you go.
Murray has the reputation as being 'where Salt Lake ends' because many of the streets that run unbroken from Salt Lake City southward end or bend off in Murray. There are several bus routes through town, but most people drive. The streets are wide, and for the time being, there isn't a whole lot of construction going on in town to hamper driving.
Favorite thing: Walking the Jordan River Parkway trail is a wonderful experience. As the years go by since its completion, the trees grow taller and the path becomes more and more secluded and natural. It runs most of the length of the Salt Lake valley, and Murray has just completed enhancing the section running through the city limits. From the south to the north you pass through a golf course and some wonderful marshy areas with cat-tails and water birds. The whole length is paved and easily accessible to walkers or bikers. It's on the west side of town right on the bank of the Jordan River.
Fondest memory: Maybe not my fondest, but definitely the memory that will stick out forever about Murray was seeing the grand old stacks imploded. They had been landmarks for all my life and almost 70 years prior. The dynamite explosion was like an executioner's rifle sounding. Seven seconds was all it took to destroy 100 years of history.
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