A big thank you to all who have visited the site, subscribed via RSS or commented over the last year. 2008 was the first proper year of Gastronomic Salt Lake City. Since the start of the year our page views have more than quadrupled. In November we almost saw 30,000. Every comment, subscriber and email really means a lot. Whether you agree with our reviews or not, I’m continually thrilled by the fact that so many people return to read and join in.
As for 2008 and food, we have been lucky to have mostly enjoyed routinely good meals over the year in SLC. I can recount our bad experiences on one hand. And despite the economic slow down, 2009 seems set to have potential for another good year, with interesting restaurants such as Wild Grape Bistro and Meditrina still opening their doors.
For me, my favourite meal of the year was at Bar Charlie in Las Vegas. Here in Salt Lake City the Tin Angel Cafe continued to impress me, while my older long standing favourite Kyoto remains a familiar and dependable haunt.
So what have been the highlights of your culinary year been? I won’t ask about your new year resolutions, as like me, I’m sure they become nothing more than good intentions by January 2nd 🙂
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate”, “I thought he was older”, “I don’t share his feelings”.
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