First up is Vanessa Chang’s review of O’ Falafel Etc. A mixed review from Vanessa who suggests the restaurant has dumbed down it’s flavours and menu selections, to appeal to a broader American palate. She also goes on to say that with restaurants like Mazza doing great business, this simpler approach may not be necessary in SLC. I tend to agree on that point.
Various Burger Joints
Review: Salt Lake Tribune review
Also from Vanessa are three small reviews of local burger outlets. B&D Burger, Hires Big H and the much acclaimed Crown Burger. The almost obligatory fanfare for Crown’s signature sandwich is rolled out. Can anyone explain this to me? I’ve tried the crown burger on at least three occasions and I really don’t see all the fuss, maybe I go to the wrong outlet?
Dining in Park City
Review: City Weekly review
Should you be in Park City for Sundance, Ted Scheffler looks at a number of places off the beaten path to dine at. Specifically places not located on main street where you will have a chance of actually getting in during the festival.
BC Chicken And Ribs
380 S. State, Salt Lake City, Utah
Review: Deseret Morning News Review
Stacey Kratz of the Deseret Morning News reviews BC Chicken And Ribs. The review had my mouth watering, as does any mention of Gyro meat to be honest. Check out the “Sam’s Combo” Stacey mentions, I really have to give that a go.
Tin Roof Grill
9284 S. 700 East, Sandy
Review: Deseret Morning News review
Also from Stacey is a review of Tin Roof Grill. A small plates styled menu with simple, accessible menu items seems to be the order of the day (meatballs, potato wedges, chicken wings etc). A big hit with Stacey and maybe worth a look if you are in the Sandy area.
1435 S. State Street in Salt Lake City
Review: In Utah This Week review
In Utah This Week’s Kelly Ashkettle is bowled over by everything at Thai Siam, going as far as to suggest the restaurant as “one of Salt Lake’s gems”. I’m not sure I would go that far myself, but then my own experience is limited to just a couple take out orders. Has anyone else dined here of late? Let me know what you think.
Amanda Chamberlain dines at Midvale’s Nagoya Japanese restaurant. To be honest, not a place I had heard of before. Amanda finds the service to be slow, but the food excellent and reasonably priced to boot. Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s also feature sushi happy hour, making the pricing even more competitive.
An Eastern Weekend
Review: Salt City Food review
Krista Smith’s Salt City Food blog spends a weekend in China, Japan and Thailand. Dragon Diner, Sapporo and a home made Thai feast provide the respective food for this gastronomic journey.
Finally, a quick mention should go to both askslc.com and saltlakechowhounds.blogspot.com. This week sees both defunct restaurant blogs announce their return. Good luck to both in their renewed endeavours, the more independent food reviews, the better!
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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