Food in layton

Food in layton

The Base Restaurant & Bar is now closed for good. The owners of the property sold it, and a Cane’s Chicken is being constructed on the site.

My Standard-Examiner story on The Base Restaurant & Bar told how employees transformed it from a chain restaurant to an independently owned business with a Hill Air Force Base theme. Here are seven fast facts about The Base, located at 694 W. food in Layton.

The Base Restaurant & Bar owners, Karlyn Walters and Gordon Davidson, were long-time employees of Boston’s. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they transformed the chain restaurant into an independently owned restaurant.

1. Since 2007, the location was a Boston’s Pizza Restaurant, opened in 2007. Bartender/manager Karlyn Walters had been there since it opened, and general manager Gordon Davidson was with Boston’s for eight years. His wife, Mandy, was also a long-time Boston’s employee.

Davidson told me that with the coronavirus pandemic’s temporary halt to in-house dining and then social distancing, the restaurant took a financial hit. Layoffs were expected.

Food in layton  Since it’s close to Hill Air Force Base, which brought in a lot of their customers, the name “The Base” seemed fitting. The military theme followed, with drawings and photos of fighter jets, and historic black and white pictures of things like the base’s 1940 groundbreaking. On the bar’s main wall is a tribute to LTC Dillon “McFly” McFarland, an F-16 pilot from Layton who died in a training mission crash in 2002.

A tribute to LTC Dillon “McFly” McFarland, a pilot from Layton who was killed during a training mission in Utah’s West Desert.
Philly Cheesesteak with jalapeno sauce and fries on the side at The Base in Layton, Utah.

3. The Philly Cheesesteak

($12.29) is the top-selling menu item. Thin-sliced ribeye, sauteed onions and peppers, and melted cheese are piled on a sturdy bun. One thing that sets it apart is the creamy jalapeno. Served on the side, it has a nice kick for adding to the sandwich or dunking fries.

Buffalo Cauliflower appetizer at The Base in Layton, Utah.

4. The Buffalo Cauliflower appetizer ($8.59) features cauliflower chunks dipped in a spicy batter, deep-fried, served on a bed of slaw and topped with blue cheese crumbles. Eating your vegetables never was so easy. The $7.99 lunch special is a budget bargain, served Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It offers 10 different options, including wings and fries, quesadillas, soup/salad combo, pasta/salad combo, halibut and fries, and the “Base-ic” burger with fries.

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