Avenues Bistro On Third – Spotted on Facebook just recently, dinner is now off the menu at this popular cafe in the Avenues. Well, unless you get there real early that is, the restaurant will now close at 6 p.m. No word if this relates to the previous well storied fight with local residents over the patio dining area. Restaurant owner Kathie Chadbourne wrote only
The Avenues Bistro on Third, a community supported success story, will stop supper service after tonight, Friday, Sept. 1st, 2017. As we move forward and sign a new lease in this beautiful space with our wonderful staff, we will to bring our best FoodArt to the table.
Starting Sept 6th Brunch service will be extended from 9am-6pm, Wednesday – Sunday, serving many of your favorite brunch classics. Back Alley Pastries will be expanding with more of Kelly Sue’s beautiful creations, including assortments of artisan breads, cakes, and much more.
Our family started the Bistro six years ago, and have been dedicated to bringing you quality, locally sourced meats, dairy, and produce from Utah whenever possible. This intimate connection to our community will continue to carry us forward.
564 E 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Big Ed’s – Disappearing owners? $300K lost on gambling? The only thing we do know for certain is that this U of U institution is definitely no more, ceased to be and pushing up daisies. First mentioned on Reddit a few days ago, staff turned up one morning to find the restaurant closed with zero explanation – the owners apparently now gone without trace nor contact.
For those who don’t know Big Ed’s, this restaurant slash bar near the University of Utah has served students and game day fans for more than forty years. Opened in 1968 by Ed Robinson the business was bought by the current owners in the 1980s. The business served breakfast plates, burgers, beer and was infamous for its divey interior and well worn vibe.
This Fox 13 piece has more info and some of the rumors swirling around the closure:
210 University St E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Dine O Round – As we recently wrote about this downtown event is now in full swing, offering discounts aplenty for downtown restaurants. We’re often asked what exactly can be found on menus during this event? Well, here are a few menu examples from the event, you’ve got until the end of the month to check these deals out:
779 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
307 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Current Fish And Oyster
279 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
22 E 100 S #200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Tin Angel Cafe
365 W 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Also don’t miss a fun event in support of Dine O Round – this Sunday at Squatter’s Pub in Salt Lake City. The Chef Showdown event pits Tin Angel’s Jerry Liedtke against Whiskey Street’s Matt Crandall in a battle to the death culinary cookoff. Tickets for the Sunday 24th event are just $15 and guests will receive small bites showcasing cuisine from each restaurant, as well two signature cocktail crafted for this event.
147 West Broadway 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Even Steven’s Sandwiches – How does a free burrito sound? On September 25th the first 100 guests through the doors (between 7-11 a.m.) will walk away with a breakfast free’rito. Eggs, tots, protein, cheddar, Sriracha and house sauce in a warm tortilla, completely free. A few items to note:
* One free’rito per guest
* Free’ritos are limited to the first 100 guests in line
* Every Even Stevens is participating -> evenstevens.com/locations
* If you find yourself in line but not one of the first 100, stick around. There will be more than just free’ritos to treat you.
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
Ever Green House – Another closure to report, this time the long lived vegan friendly restaurant on State street reporting simply:
Thank you for all your support since this began back in 1999. We would love to have you come out & visit us before we close our doors one last time on Sunday Sept. 10th, 2017 Namaste To you all.
The restaurant is now closed at time of press, but fear ye not! Just seven blocks away a new vegan friendly Asian restaurant is now open, no word if they’re related. Check out the new Veggie House as a suitable alternative: http://www.veggiehouseut.com
Meditrina – As a quick reminder, don’t forget Endless Tapas Tuesdays are still going strong at this modern tapas restaurant. That means all you can eat plates for a miserly $28. That should leave plenty of room in the budget to explore Meditrina’s fun wine list!
Also new for the restaurant and worthy of note is their “Live Jazz Brunch” on Sundays which features The Kyle Whipple Trio. The trio plays from 11-2 but brunch is from 10.30 – 3.00. The brunch menu also comes with special $5 brunch libations.
165 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Stanza / La Salle – As well as new chef Jonathan LeBlanc taking the helm at the kitchen the past few months, Amber Billingsly has also now joined the LaSalle Group and will serve as pastry chef for Current Fish & Oyster and Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar.
Amber’s love affair with food has come full circle. She got her start in kitchens while working with Jared Young at Oasis Café for the LaSalle Group in 1996 and considers him one of her great mentors in the culinary world. Amber has big plans for creating the best and final course for lunches and dinners at Current and Stanza writing,
Everything comes down to flavor and texture for me. I like the unexpected flavors just for the pleasure it brings, not for the sake of being different. Plus, I can now focus on what my true love is…desserts.
Amber is widely lauded, especially for her heavenly gelatos which she perfected while at Vinto. She’s been widely recognized and celebrated within the community winning “Best Pastry Chef” award from Salt Lake magazine for 2012 and 2013 and was honored with Slow Food Utah’s Snail Award while at Vinto. She was recently recognized by the Utah Restaurant Association with the “Heart of the Industry” award. Food charities and addressing hunger are very close to Amber’s heart. She participates whenever she is able in Slow Food Utah’s Feast of Five Senses, Taste of the Wasatch and EatDrinkSLC.
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