I'll second that. I'm about 10 minutes from SLC and there is so many good restaurants up there.
I live right in the Midvale/Murray area and there is a bunch of great restaurants right where I live.
Very nearby I have 2 great Thai restaurants, 1 great Vietnamese, 2 good Chinese, a great microbrewery with excellent German/Czech food... and a good New American place.
Also, 1 super cheap and good Sushi place and a great Hamburger/Greek place right around the block from me.
Also, can't forget that awesome 18-hour-day/7 days-a-week/year-round taco cart right down the street!
A few more decent Mexican/Tex-Mex places nearby, a few great authentic Mexican places a little further... Plus, a decent "Beto's" type joint... More taco carts, too!
I've also got countless fast food and OK pizza options.
A short drive and I'm in the Ft. Union or Cottonwood Heights area that has a thousand restaurant options, some really great ones there too. Another short drive and I'm in Sandy, I call that "chain restaurant city", though.
So, I think I'm pretty spoiled here. :)
Not to mention the driving time anywhere here is amazing. I live right in the buttcrack of where I-15 and I-215 meet, so like I said, I'm 10 minutes from downtown (amazing restaurants), 40 minutes from Park City (amazing, expensive restaurants!), 25-30 minutes from skiing at Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, 20 minutes from the airport, 45 minutes from Miller Motorsports Park out in the middle of cow country Tooele county, should I go on...?
I got it good!