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Alamexo

Alamexo - tuna tostada
Alamexo – tuna tostada

There’s still a couple weeks left to check out the brand new menu at Alamexo (see below) and then it’s all change again! Well, mostly changed… Starting August 1st the restaurant overhauled their menu – with a goal of printing a new menu each and every month.

On the first Thursday of every month diners will find a brand new menu featuring dishes that lean more heavily into seasonal product and inspiration. Expect the big customer favorites to remain, but alongside them, creative dishes that move with the season and produce available.

From speaking to the Alamexo team first hand I know how excited they are to stretch their creative legs each month with these new dishes. Happy chefs usually equates to fabulous dishes, just saying. Here’s the current August menu:

Alamexo new menu Aug 19 - appetizers
Alamexo new menu Aug 19 – appetizers
Alamexo new menu Aug 19 - entrees
Alamexo new menu Aug 19 – entrees
Alamexo new menu Aug 19 - entrees, sides
Alamexo new menu Aug 19 – entrees, sides

268 State St #110, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 779-4747
alamexo.com

Taqueria 27

A new drink menu is rolling out at all locations of this elevated taqueria. The update sees a particular focus on margaritas. Check out their Mezcal ‘rita with ginger and grilled pear or maybe go classic with the house “Classic Margartia” made with our very own T27 Casa Noble Single Barrel.

Speaking of mezcal, keep your eyes peeled, the restaurant is planning a tasting dinner around this misunderstood spirit sometime around September. We’ll have the scoop as soon as we know more.

T27 mezcal and margarita menu Aug 2019
T27 mezcal and margarita menu Aug 2019

Foothill | 1615 S Foothill Dr., SLC, 84108 | (385) 259-0712
Holladay | 4670 S Holladay Village Plaza, Holladay, 84121 | (801) 676-9706
Downtown | 149 E 200 S, SLC, 84111 | (385) 259-0940
Murray | 6154 S. Fashion Blvd, Murray, 84107 | (801) 266-2487
Lehi | 1688 W Traverse Parkway, Lehi, 84043 | (801) 331-8033
taqueria27.com

Dishes to watch

Feldman's Deli - sloppy Joe
Feldman’s Deli – sloppy Joe

Feldman’s Deli

This East side East coast deli now features turkey pastrami on the menu. Just ask if you want to upgrade any turkey sandwich for the extra smoke and spice!

BGR Sugar House

Every month at BGR sees something seasonal and special. With apples now in season, this month you can grab both the apple brie burger (link), and an apple pie shake (link).

Stanza

Looking for something new and fun downtown? Check out the new Flights And Bites menu at Stanza. The rotating tasting menu offers three small plates and three 2.5 oz wine pours for $30 (link).

Blind Dog Park City

Thursday nights are currently Lobster Night! 1 1/4lb Maine lobster are just $24 every Thursday.

Taste Of Holladay

Noodle Run - curry puff
FAV Bisto in Holladay – curry puff

A new tasting tour hits Holladay this coming September. Presented by the Holladay Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Holladay is a wallet friendly way to sample a range of local restaurants.

Tasting “passports” are delivered to your cellphone after purchase and are valid from September 7th through 20th. Simply present your phone/coupon at each of the participating restaurants and enjoy their small sample or tasting.

At the time of writing, participating restaurants featured include:

  • Caputos Holladay
  • 3 Cups
  • Cotton Kitchen
  • Cafe Trio
  • FAV Bistro
  • Great Harvest
  • My Pie
  • Pig And A Jelly Jar
  • Narra Asian Bistro
  • Oh Mai
  • Cafe Madrid
  • Auntie Rae’s Dessert Island
  • Real Taqueria
  • Taco Time
  • Tandoor

Expect more to be added before the event begins in September. Passports are priced $25 per person and can be purchased online here.

Midway Mercantile

Midway Mercantile - Summer salad (Midway Mercantile)
Midway Mercantile – Summer salad (Midway Mercantile)

Several new items have rolled out on an updated Summer menu at this Midway restaurant. Dishes as follows, notes provided by restaurant:

Summer Salad – A delicious blend of Rustling Aspen Farms organic greens and vibrant chive, a passel of fresh English peas, flavorful smoked salmon from Idaho, topped with our new basil-infused buttermilk dressing. And since it’s summer, we offer the Rustling Aspen Farms upgrade on all our salads (except the Stone Hearth Caesar).

Scottish salmon Summer edition – we’ve taken our delicious Stone Hearth Roasted Salmon to a new level with the addition of fresh cherry-basil salsa, and a light yet hearty warm salad of orzo and einka farro, highlighted by fresh English peas and Rustling Aspen Farms roasted baby carrots and broccoli rabe.

Asian-style braised pork belly – this dynamite summer addition to our delectable appetizer line-up rests atop our smooth & creamy parsnip puree and is topped with a fresh scallion salad.

House special Summer pizza – We call it “The Sandy”, after the valued employee who created it, and it’s piled with ham, spicy Colosimo sausage, red onions, pineapple and for an extra kick, we’ve added jalapeño peppers. This incredible symphony of summer flavors harmonizes beautifully with our signature Mercantile basil pesto sauce.

If that’s not enough, we’ve also added a Summer Scallop Special, the preparation of which will rotate based on available ingredients. No matter which way we serve it, the scallops are guaranteed fresh, briney and buttery. Call for a reservation or hit the button below to book your table online. See you soon!

99 E Main St, Midway, UT 84049
(435) 315-4151
midwaymercantile.com

Veneto

A new Summer tasting menu is now on offer at this SLC Italian restaurant. Focused on bright and clean flavors, the seven course degustation menu is priced menu $125 with wine pairings $90 extra. Menu as follows:

One
Patatine di biete rosse – homemade beet chips
NV Flor, Prosecco, Valdobbiadene, Veneto

Two
Crudo di capesante ai quattro sapori – four square raw scallop carpaccio experience with lemon+pink peppercorn / fennel+orange salad 25yr balsamic vinegar / polenta chip+fresh horseradish
2013 Scarbolo, Friulano, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Three
Vitello tonnato – thinly sliced veal in a tuna and caper sauce
2015 Valori, Montepulciano, d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo

Four
Linguine ai polipetti in salsa di pomodoro e rucola – linguine with baby octopus, san marzano tomato sauce, and rocket salad
2016 Brandini, Langhe Arneis-Viognier Coccinelle, Piemonte

Five
Sgroppino al Limone – midcourse lemon sorbet

Six
Orata – whole fresh sea bream baked with herbs and potatoes
2012 Zapuntel, Brunello di Montalcino, Toscana

Seven
Panna cotta al cappuccino – cappuccino panna cotta
2009 Bastianich, Friulano, Plus, Friuli Venezia Giulia

370 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 359-0708
venetoslc.com

Best dining coupons right now

The following five coupons are some of the most interesting / best coupons right now. Disclosure: some links may be affiliate links, eg Groupon, Restaurant.com, and we earn a small commission from each sale.

Postmates – $100 in delivery credit from this restaurant delivery service.

Del Mar Al Lago – 41% off this fab Peruvian spot.

Itto Sushi downtown SLC – 38% off via Groupon. Fun sushi spot.

Kaze Sushi – 30% off this brand new Japanese restaurant in downtown SLC.

Oh Mai – 30% off at this fab Vietnamese restaurant, Sandy location only.

Pasha Middle Eastern Cuisine – 40% off shawarma, kabobs and more.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. the way I read the menu on the Veneto website the tasting is $125 and the wine is $90 EXTRA!

  2. I think you may be correct John now that I re-read the email I got. I will update that now.

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