After a brief hiatus, the round-up returns with no fewer than 11 reviews from other local SLC restaurant reviewers. Hello to all the new subscribers too, since our mentions in both the Salt Lake Tribune and Utah Stories website, the site is busier than ever! Anyway, enough of the rambling, on with the review round-up…
Starting with the Salt Lake Tribune’s reviews, first up is Lesli Neilson’s investigation of the ever popular India House. I recall having a quite pleasant meal here many many moons ago; Lesli’s recent encounter seems to suggest things are still running smoothly over there. A definite place to try if you live in the Sandy area.
22 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City
Review: Salt Lake Tribune
Vanessa Chang provides the second Tribune review, namely of Martine. Vanessa lauds praise on the “urbane” atmosphere and use of local ingredients. However Vanessa bemoans the heavy handed, over saucing of many dishes. Martine is on on my own personal hit list to try, does anyone else have any recent experiences here?
Ted Scheffler of the City weekly reports on the fall of Gene Kwon’s latitude group, and the re-emergence of the Mikado restaurant as Naked Fish. From the sounds of things, it seems like the restaurant hasn’t changed all that much, bar the name and overall control. In my book, that’s a good thing. Our last meal there was really rather good.
New Delhi Palace
9414 S. Union Square
Review: In Utah This Week
Another Indian eatery review comes courtesy of William Hampton via In Utah This Week. William samples New Delhi Palace and is generally happy with his selections. His one main bugbear is the lack of heat, even in meals requested medium hot. Spice lovers be sure to take note.
A further Indian review this week comes from Your Heart Out’s Courtney Buell. Courtney heads downtown to the Himalayan Kitchen. All the usual suspects appear on the menu. Differing from the norm, and living up to it’s name, one interesting menu item are the Himalayan momos. Courtney states: “Even if we had to consider hiking Everest to sample these again, we’d seriously consider it”.
180 S 900 W Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Review: SLC Taco’s
New to the round-up is SLCtacos.com. SLCtacos is a Salt Lake food blog with a very clear goal: finding the greatest tacos in town. An admirable goal and I salute them for their endeavours; rather them than me, standing in the cold sampling Taco carts for the greater good! Their latest full review is of a restaurant I had never heard of before, Chunga’s. I’ll let you read their review in full, but the guys are very excited about the place.
The first of two reviews from Krista Smith’s budget conscious site is of SLC’s Squatters Pub Brewery. Slow service and so-so food are just two of the elements that contrive to give Krista a less than stellar experience of this downtown mainstay.
On the opposite end of the scale, Krista enjoys a much better meal over at Cafe Trio. Krista concedes the menu is a little higher priced than she would normally splurge, but it sounds like she thinks it was well worth the extra. Cafe Trio is a long standing personal favourite of mine too, I must make plans to get back down there soon.
The first review from the rejuvenated Salt Lake Chow Hounds, is of the uber-popular Wild Grape Bistro. Another exceedingly positive review of this new kid on the block. I’m still perplexed on the whole ‘amuse bouche’ deal though, especially in a so called ‘bistro’. Read our own full review for my ramblings on that.
3205 S. State, South Salt Lake
Review: Deseret Morning News
Over in the Deseret Morning News Stacey Kratz muses on the options for a great takeout feast using the Greek Market’s wares. Gyro meat and pitas to go you say? I’m sold, where do I sign up?
6271 S. 3655 West, West Jordan
Review: Deseret Morning News
Finally, and also from Stacey in the Deseret comes a review of West Jordan’s Thai Delight. Not one of SLC’s Thai restaurants I have yet to get around to trying myself, but a big thumbs up from Stacey.
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Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. I ate all the pies.