Menu watch – July 2017 August 2, 2017July 27, 2017 by Stuart Melling Avenues Proper – corn on the cob with Calabrian chili butter, cotija, and cilantroAvenues Proper – Eleven new dishes with a seasonal summery flair are now rolling out on the menu at the chic Avenues hang out. Dishes include:* Corn on the cob with Calabrian chili butter, cotija, and cilantro * Lamb riblets with green beans, red onion, radish, hoisin vinaigrette, and lamb jus * Compressed watermelon & stonefruit salad with ricotta salata, candied walnuts, and a raspberry poppy seed dressing376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (385) 227-8628 avenuesproper.comEncore Bistro – special book of mormon menuEncore Bistro / Book Of Mormon – With the return of the Tony award winning musical to SLC, Encore Bistro at the Eccles Theater is offering a special dinner menu for all performances. And yes, there will be funeral potatoes. Available before every evening performance (August 1-20) the Bistro opens two hours prior to curtain time. And just in case you were wondering there will be jello for purchase too – well jello shots that is… The dinner menu is priced $23.75 per person as follows:Choice of soup of salad * Sweet potato and corn chowder * Chopped salad with crisp iceberg & romaine, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, chickpeas, basil & Italian vinaigretteChoice of entree (with funeral potatoes and Utah corn) * Honey garlic chicken * Seared salmon with herb-mustard glaze * Savory vegetable bread puddingChoice of dessert * Chocolate eclair cake * Candy bar apple saladA standard ala carte menu is also offered at lunch too for all matinee performances. In other news the Bistro is temporarily closing for regular breakfast and lunch hours but will continue to offer special menus at select performances.131 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 509-7871 www.cuisineunlimited.com/encorebistro/Even Stevens – PBLT for Tomato DaysEven Stevens – As we briefly mentioned this month, the Ogden location of this restaurant now has a beer and wine license. Beers (mimosas and wine offered too) now being poured with breakfast, lunch and dinner include:Escape to Colorado Los Locos Bud Bud light UNITA cutthroat UNITA baba Roosters patio pilsner Roosters honey wheatAlso coming up next month, the restaurant is participating in the Tomato Days event by Wasatch Community Gardens. During August 15th through September 15th visit any Utah location and enjoy an extra special tomato-themed special. Wasatch Community Gardens receives 30% of the proceeds from sales, with more than $3500 raised by the chain alone during the 2016 event. Given it was a huge hit last year, the same dish is being offered this year, the PBLT: Daily’s house braised pork belly, heirloom tomato relish, arugula, and garlic aioli served on a toasted Stoneground baguette, for $8.95.SLC: 414 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 | (385) 355-9105 Sugar House: 2030 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 | (801) 953-0357 Draper: 541 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020 | (801) 980-0755 Provo: 1280 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84604 | (385) 477-6077 Ogden: 2214 Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah | (385) 333-4194 Logan: 131 North Main St, Logan, Utah | (435) 213-3913 St George: 471 St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah | (435) 251-6636 evenstevens.comMeditrina – endless tapas Tuesdays. Credit, Facebook.Meditrina – Seasonal specials continue throughout the month. Endless tapas Tuesdays are one of the restaurant’s most popular ways to explore the menu and for just $28 per person you can enjoy as much of the menu as you like. A complete steal.Wine Wednesdays run the next evening with $8 flights and $20 bottle specials too.165 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 485-2055 meditrinaslc.comShabu – patio on Main Street in Park CityShabu – The patio is in full swing at this Park City restaurant with a number of specials being offered to celebrate:$10 of $30 purchase for lunch $5 sushi and $4 sake from 3-6 p.m. $25 off $75 purchases for dinner442 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 645-7253 shabuparkcity.comStanza – salmon dishStanza – Courtesy of chef Jonathan LeBlanc, several updates are hitting the menu at the downtown Italian restaurant. As well as new arancini, bruschetta, salads and specials, two highlights include:Ribeye filet 6 oz. Snake River Farms American waygu, sunchoke puree, haricot verts, chipotle-garlic compound butter $48 Salmon Crushed corn sauce, marinated baby heirloom tomatoes, petite herbs, crispy potato strings $29454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 746-4441 www.stanzaslc.comGrappa – patioValue Nights – Several Bill White restaurants are offering weekly specials under this moniker as follows, starting nightly at 5 p.m. menus linked to below:Mondays at Grappa $5-9 small plates $12-14 entreesTuesdays at Windy Ridge Cafe $2 tacos $4 margaritasThursdays at Ghidotti’s $5 pastas $5 glasses of wineThe restaurant group is also participating in the ongoing Park City Cocktail Contest with offerings at Ghidotti’s, Sushi Blue and Grappa.151 Main St, Park City, UT 84060 | (435) 645-0636 | grapparestaurant.com 1250 Iron Horse Dr, Park City, UT 84060 | (435) 647-0880 | windyridgecafe.com 6030 Market St #100, Park City, UT 84098 | (435) 658-0669 | ghidottis.comWe Olive – hummusWe Olive – New lunch combos are available at this Trolley Square operation, which “are great for two people to share, and won’t break the bank”. For lunch, enjoy any of We Olive’s panini with a full salad for $20 or any of the flat-breads and a full salad for $22. For busy bees, the business also offers on-line ordering for quick pick up togo order too. See our recent We Olive write up.Also being offered, an ongoing happy hour, Monday – Friday from 3.30 – 6.30. Food specials offered include:$4 bowl of olives $6 crostini plate $6 fromage flatbread $8 hummus plate $14 cheese plate $16 cheese and charcuterie plateStop by for wine Wednesdays too, were select wines are offered all day long at discounted prices.602 E 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 448-7489 http://weolive.com/salt-lake-city/Stuart 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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