Featured post: September’s featured post goes to SLC Food Advocate’s exclusive scoop on the delightful looking LAYLA restaurant. I love it when a review catches me off guard, and hits me with a sucker punch of something completely unknown.
LAYLA serves up Lebanese/Mediterranean cuisine in the space occupied by the family’s former restaurant Confetti, at 4751 Holladay Blvd, Salt Lake City. Ill leave you to read through SLC Food Advocate’s LAYLA restaurant review yourself, but descriptions such as “best moussaka in SLC. period” and “zaatar herb flat bread (strong anise/licorice flavors)” already have my mouth watering and demanding a visit.
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Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC. I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have written in myopic detail about the Salt Lake City dining scene for the better part of seventeen years.
I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV. Pause those credits, yep, that’s me! I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. 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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