Welcome to 2009! I hope your holidays were as relaxing and fun as ours were. The site has been on hiatus for the last two weeks, but now we are back in action. Without further ado, back to the round up of reviews in other SLC publications.
Little World Chinese
1356 S. State St., Salt Lake City
Review: Salt Lake Tribune review
Vanessa Chang is the latest to give kudos to Little World Chinese on State Street. I don’t think there is much I can add to what has already been said about this popular eat in and drive through.
2340 E. Murray-Holladay Road (4670 South), Holladay
Review: Salt Lake Tribune Review
Lesli J. Neilson heads out to Holladay and Gepetto’s. Pizza and basic Italian fare is the cuisine on offer, and Lesli seems content enough with her experience. Personally, our own meal at Gepetto’s many moons ago one of the more bizarre dining experiences I have had in SLC. Servers who openly swore at us, beer with various foodstuffs floating in it, mediocre grub and being seated “in the vault” were just some of the highlights to the meal. Suffice to say we never went back. That said, the place was hopping and still seems to be, they must be pleasing someone.
Lone Star Taqueria
2265 Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Review: Salt Lake Tribune review
Vanessa Chang also checks up on the Food Network featured Lone Star Tacqueria. Another popular SLC eatery, which Vanessa is very enthusiastic about, rightly so too. Oddly enough we only managed to check the place out this weekend. Taking advantage of their (super busy) drive through on a lazy night, I now wish we had tried them earlier. We both tried out one of their burritos and became instantly hooked. Such was their size I even had to weigh them when we got back, 2lbs a piece!
Ted Scheffler compares and contrasts a meal at the local Mustang restaurant in Park City, with Eric Riperts new eatery in Philadelphia.
Following on from our last review, Ted also reviews the new Wild Grape Bistro. Along with many others Ted raves about this stylish new addition to the SLC dining scene. An intriguing menu, great service, ambitious opening times and a healthy wine list all add up to something interesting for the downtown area.
209 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City, Utah, (801) 322-2224
715 E. 12300 South, Draper, Utah
Review: Deseret Morning News review
The first of Stacey Kratz’s reviews is for the long standing Ginza restaurant. Stacey enjoys a first rate lunch there. My guess is that if your a sushi aficionado, you already have your personal favourite, and a suitably strong feeling about it too!
33 E. 11400 South, Sandy, Utah
Next up from Stacey is Tacos Nacos of Sandy. The restaurant seems to be the typical burrito/taco/tamale eatery with ubiquitous heaps of rice and beans on the side. On a plus note, Stacey does note they focus on fresh ingredients.
Wild Grape Bistro
481 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
Review: In Utah This Week Review
Wild Grape Bistro is also given much fanfare by In Utah This Week. Their review two weeks ago gives yet another big thumbs up from Kelly Ashkettle. I’m not sure I have read a bad word about the place yet.
The Other Place Restaurant
469 E. 300 South in Salt Lake City
The latest review from In Utah This Week is William Hampton’s coverage of The Other Place Restaurant. More specifically their breakfast service. I have often heard that this basic diner offers up some great Greek food. What I hadn’t considered was the fact that breakfast could involve one of my all time favourite foods, gyro meat. Gyro Omelet anyone?
The Salt City blog investigates Big City soup for a hearty lunch on a budget. Krista waxes lyrical over the joys of her chicken curry soup on her latest visit.
I don’t often cover stories in Salt Lake Magazine, their on-line content is diluted at best. In this case I will make an exception though. Meditrina is a new tapas and wine bar in town, and is worth your business. Indeed, it will be the focus of our own review later this week.
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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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