Menu watch July 2016 November 11, 2016July 29, 2016 by Stuart Melling Alamexo: puerco tacosAlamexo – As we mentioned last week, taco Thursdays are now in full swing at chef Matt Lake’s refined Mexican restaurant. And what’s more they’re all a dollar, yep, a dollar. Changing each week, the bar area is offering both a meat and vegetarian taco, a dollar each, from 5-6.30 p.m. You could probably buy a couple just with loose change down the sofa, go look now.268 State St #110, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 779-4747 www.alamexo.comBrass Tag chef Hector Armendariz The Brass Tag – Having worked in hotels and resorts for more than 10 years, Hector Armendariz has recently joined the restaurant team to oversee the kitchen and a new menu.Prior to joining Deer Valley, Armendariz was chef de cuisine at the Grand America Hotel. His sous chef experience includes time at Snowbird’s Aerie restaurant, Sundance’s Tree Room restaurant and Montage’s Apex restaurant. The new Brass Tag menu features fresh seafood skillets, seared meats, oven roasted fresh fish, locally sourced produce, seasonal flatbreads and specialty sides. The restaurant is also offering a summer special, where guests can receive one free appetizer with the purchase of two entrées.2900 Deer Valley Dr E, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 615-2410 www.deervalley.com/Dining/WhereToEat/thebrasstagCaffe Niche – Smoked Sonoma chicken salad Caffe Niche – Chef Andy Morrison’s latest menu additions include customer favorites from the former Faustina and some vibrant new summer selections. The dining room has also recently benefited from a lick of new paint and lighting too.The breakfast, lunch and dinner menus include small plates, fresh salads, brunch offerings, hearty sandwiches and entrée selections. Breakfast and lunch are served from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and dinner is served starting at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Sunday brunch is served from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. New menu items include:Smoked Sonoma chicken salad: smoked chicken, mixed greens, dried blueberries, gorgonzola cheese, almonds, caramelized onion, apples, pomegranate vinaigrette, $13 (lunch) Seared half chicken: crispy skinned boneless chicken with arugula berry salad, drunken goat cheese, raspberry lemon vinaigrette, $19 (dinner)Organic mushroom risotto: organic mushrooms, asparagus, peas, chives, umami broth, $17 (dinner)Cherry thyme bavette: all natural flat iron steak, peppery cherry thyme sauce, roasted asparagus, and cauliflower mash, $26 (dinner)779 East 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 433-3380 www.caffeniche.comFeldmans Deli – bagel beignets, credit Facebook.Feldman’s Deli – Breakfast has now been added to the menu at this East side deli. Offered Tuesday through Saturday, 8 – 10.30 a.m. the menu features bagels (with schmears and spreads), bagel beignets and according to the team themselves – “the best corned beef hash Blintzes Fried egg and taylor ham sandwiches”. I wouldn’t bet against that claim knowing the NYC-imported corned beef they source.2005 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109 (801) 906-0369 www.feldmansdeli.com Gracie’s – Turkey PLT. Credit, Facebook.Gracie’s – The popular downtown pub has introduced an updated menu, highlighting locally-sourced items where possible. Items such as Bok Choy Salad and PLT sandwich (pictured, turkey and prosciutto on ciabatta, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, alfafa sprouts, aioli, Polygamy Porter mustard, $12) with a Cuttthroat seem like a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon on their patio to me…326 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 819-7565 www.graciesslc.comKarma Indian Cuisine – Monday through Friday, Sandy-ites looking for lunch with bang for their buck should check out the new lunch buffet. Each day will offer an assortment of items suitable for vegetarians and meat eaters alike – all you can eat – $10.99.863 E 9400 S Sandy, UT, 84094 United States (801) 566-1134 www.eatgoodkarma.comHandle – burger and fries summer special. Credit, Instagram.Handle – Seasonal American small plate specials are now available at the bar every night this summer. Specials include $5 specialty cocktails, $10 burger and fries and $15 fried chicken. Down in SLC, sister restaurant HSL is offering $5 old fashioned cocktails every day right now too.136 Heber Ave, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 602-1155 www.handleparkcity.com Wahso – DIY mimosa flight. Credit, Dishing PC.Wahso – If you get hungry while enjoying Park City’s Silly Market this Bill White group stalwart now offers Sunday brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Relax on their deck overlooking Main Street while enjoying favorites like mimosas, Vietnamese iced coffee, Asian bloody Mary’s, benedicts, salads, American + Korean breakfasts, hamachi, pot stickers, steamed buns, steak nanh mi, Korean fried chicken and waffles, black cod and more.577 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 615-0300 www.wahso.com Zest – new brunch cocktails Zest – New brunch cocktails are now being poured each weekend. Brand new creations, to help you relax and cool down include a peachy orange mimosa, a water melon sum’r cooler, and a berry gin concoction which according to the Zest folks, “a name we love — the floof”. Fans should also note their planned return to the farmer’s market on August 6th too; they’ll be bringing their freshly made spreads such as the vegan friendly Sacred Valley Ranch (cashews, lemon juice, herbs, apple cider vinegar) for sale.275 200 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 433-0589 www.zestslc.com350 Main – strawberry macaron. Credit, Salt Lake Magazine.350 Main – Back to Main Street Park city and fresh, seasonal fruits are making their mark. Reported over at both Dishing PC and Salt Lake Magazine – chef Matthew Safranek is bringing dessert to life this summer with fresh fruit – dishes like the pictured strawberry macaron with homemade strawberry jam and sorbet are sure to brighten the end to any meal.350 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 649-3140 www.350main.comStuart MellingHi, 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” Signup to our free newsletter and never miss a single update. We will send you an email just once per week with every story from the last seven days. You can signup for free here. This article may contain content provided by one of our paid partners. These are some of the best businesses in Utah. 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