About

Gastronomic Salt Lake City is Utah’s longest running online magazine covering the food and beverage scene. Always delicious. Always 100% free.

Since 2007 Gastronomic SLC has covered the best and brightest on the Salt Lake food and drink scene. If it’s in Utah, and it’s worth eating or drinking, you’ll read about it here. Items we write about:

To ensure you don’t miss a single story you can subscribe to our free newsletter here. We’ll drop you one email at the end of each week with all the news. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Work with us

If you work in the industry be sure to add your email address to our monthly check in reminder newsletter here. We email you once a month to check up on any news you might coming up, to share with our readers. We also offer a paid option if you want to work with us more closely, more details here. Also check out our general resources for Utah restaurants.

Contacting us

If you want to get in touch drop an email to stuart@gastronomicslc.com. If your news relates to Salt Lake City and the food and beverage industry, our readers probably want to hear about it.

If you need to contact us via snail mail our mailing address is PO BOX 522065, Salt Lake City, 84106; if you need to speak to us on the phone you can reach us via (801) 448 3343.

Press releases

We receive *a lot* of press releases. Oh. So Many. Press. Realeases. If you want yours to stand out from the jetsam and flotsam, here are a few tips to get noticed.

Current contributors

Stuart Melling

Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you!  I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune.  I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.

I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years.   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”. See all stories by Stuart.

Aimee Cook

Aimee is a content creator and an award-winning journalist. As a freelance writer, her work is published in several publications around Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, and Montana. Aimee enjoys writing about all things art, entertainment, and food-related. See all stories by Aimee.

Ashlee and Jason

Hi there! We are proud residents of Fairpark, SLC that share a passion for food and travel. Jason has been the Brewmaster at Squatter’s Downtown Pub since 2012, and Ashlee spends most of her work week breaking copy machines in law offices. (She’s also a freelance writer, having written for publications such as SLUG Magazine, Ya Burned It, and Reality Blurb.) Bickering about food is one of our favorite pastimes, so come, join us, as we sporadically share our thoughts about Utah’s burgeoning culinary scene. See all of Ashlee and Jason’s stories.

Christy Gilbert

I’m Christy, I love the Oxford comma, and eating isn’t my full-time job but you’d never know it. Find me spending all my spare minutes prowling restaurants, markets, and food trucks around SLC, then filling the internet with photos and descriptions of what I love … which is just about everything. I specialize in hot and sweet—food, that is—and I’m an ardent supporter of eating local and supporting small. See all of Christy’s stories.

Valerie Phillips

Valerie Phillips is an award-winning food writer and photographer at Chewandchat.com, and author of the cookbook, “Soup’s On!” She holds a Bachelor’s degree in communication from Utah State University, and honed her culinary savvy through international travels and visits to America’s Test Kitchens, the New Orleans Cooking School, Betty Crocker Kitchens, Kansas City Barbecue Society and Johnson & Wales’ culinary program. She has taught cooking at the Salt Lake Culinary Center, the Utah State Fair and the Love To Cook store, and appeared on  on “Good Things Utah,” “Studio 5,” “KUTV Noon News,” “KSL Morning News” and “The Daily Dish.”

She has judged contests from the World Championship Dutch Oven Cook-Off to the Edible Chair competition to the 4-H Green Food contest, and loved almost every minute of them. Read Val’s stories here.

Contributing to Gastronomic SLC

If you’re passionate about food and drink in Utah and would like to contribute to Gastronomic Salt Lake City, just get in touch. If you can string cogent thoughts together and remain lucid long enough to tell a great story, we’d love to hear from you.

Use of our content

I hereby grant you permission to use content from this website under the following proviso; screenshots of this website, images, quotes taken from our content, and any references to our brand, domain, or web pages must include a search-engine-followable HTML link back to Gastronomic SLC or a suitable and appropriate credit.

Other websites

A few other websites we run:

  • Menu And Price – a look at the fast food and chain restaurant world
  • SLC Menu – a guide to SLC’s dining scene, through the lens of menus
  • Shop Smart – grocery guide including recipes and news
  • Air Fry Guide – our favorite kitchen gadget mastered
  • Utah Now – Whats happening in Utah right now
  • Utahs.best – Plate by plate look at SLC food scene
  • Essential Vegas – – Whats on in Vegas right now

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