It looks like the long wait for Sapa is finally over. In case you weren’t aware of this restaurant, Sapa is the latest endeavour from the owners of the popular Pho Green Papaya. The restaurant is built around centuries old, imported wooden Vietnamese structures. The restaurant recently acquired a full liquor license and opened July 9th (with little to no announcements I should add). Their website is still a work in progress, but their menu is Asian centric with a sushi bar to boot.
1166 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City
Source: Salt City Blog
Reported over on the Salt City Food blog is the demise of the Brookside broiler and Grill, in Sugarhouse. Gone is the odd mix of Mongolian barbecue and grilled meats. In it’s place should be a new sushi restaurant. Which begs the question, does SLC really need another. Heck is there still demand for more?
Brothers Kimo and Kalani Mack bring their Hawaiian BBQ from Bountiful into Salt Lake City. Mo’ Bettah Steaks promises authentic Hawaiian style plates. Think teriykai steak, kalua pig and pulehu chicken all accompanied by popular side staples like macaroni salad and rice.
1842 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Burgers, shakes, fries and “to-die-for chicken fingers” according to information passed to Kathy Stephenson over in the Tribune. A new restaurant from stalwarts of the St George restaurant scene.
Occupying the former Iggy’s location downtown. Legend’s appears to be your typical sports pub with food, tvs and whatnot. The menu checks all the boxes you would expect with a mix of burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and more.
It seems like all the national burger chains are muscling in for a bit of the SLC burger buck. Hot on the heels of In-n-Out, Counter Burger and Five guys comes Smash Burger. Smash Burger’s USP seems to be that they quite literally smash lumps of meat onto their grill, reputedly to seal in the flavor. Quite how this translates with their “smash chicken” is not quite as apparent…
2778 W. 12600 South, Riverton
Source: Deseret Morning News
A new restaurant for Riverton serving up an eclectic mix according to the Deseret news: “The family-operated restaurant serves Mediterranean and American cuisine, including Persian kebabs, Greek gyros, saffron rice and burgers.”
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 a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of too many 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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