Chicago style dogs back in SLC – all the latest restaurant openings in Utah

Bobby D's - Chicago style dog

Food trucks lead the discussion this month, as we look back over what’s newly opened the past several weeks; presumably with the warmer months in mind, and the plethora of food anchored festivals in the works for the next few months. Let’s dive in, and start with that headline item… Bobby D’s Da Beef N … Read more

Enjoy twenty of Utah’s best restaurants at this fundraiser

The Pearl - Vietnamese sausage

June 11th is the date for this year’s Food Fight – a fundraiser that sees nearly two dozen of the best names on Utah’s dining scene get together. I’m told the event planners hope to build on the success of the binaural event last year and attract upto a 1,000 guests to taste some of … Read more

Let’s say good bye to all of these in 2023

Midjourney - train sailing off into distance

Time for part two of this piece, also known as, old man shakes fist at young people running rampant all over his lawn. Brioche burger buns Qu’ils mangent de la brioche So goes the famous phrase by Marie Antoinette; a clarion call that has echoed down the ages, eagerly received by a cavalcade of chefs … Read more

Manoli’s bounces back – award winning spot returns after five month absence

Manoli Katsanevas

Katsanevas is a name with significant culinary pedigree in Utah. Going back as far as the 1960s with The Athenian, the name has been synonymous with welcoming hospitality for more than 60 years. Their most well known venture also happens to one of the most famous in the Beehive. Crown Burgers opened their first location … Read more

Big beer bash returns to Midvale for eighth year

Midjourney - lager beer with hops and malt

Lovers of lagers of all forms will want to circle May 20th right away. That’s the date for this year’s Lagerpalooza, held once more at Midvale staple Bohemian Brewery. The free to attend event (all ages are welcome) will see a roster of SLC’s finest rock up to pour their take on this Euro-borne brew. … Read more

Cinco de Mayo specials and other menu updates

Dos Olas - tinga de pollo tacos

It goes without saying that your favorite Mexican restaurant will be open this Friday. Moreover with Cinco de Mayo falling on a Friday, expect a brisk and bustling celebration at many spots around town. Here are all the specials, updates, deals and one off events we currently know of for the big day. Epic Brewing … Read more

Mother’s Day 2023 Dining in Utah – where to eat this year

Earl's Lodge (Snowbasin)

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday May 14th this year, and with it, a smorgasbord of buffets and dining specials at restaurants around the state. Below are all of the Mother’s Day dining options we know of in Utah this year. Please note that information and descriptions below are provided by restaurants directly; prices listed may … Read more

Liqour licenses continue to dwindle at April’s DABS meeting

Generic bar setup

The headline news from April’s DABS meeting – the likely exhaustion of even more liquor license types. The writing has been on the wall for months, with the reality now starting to hit hard. Here’s a look at the main items from this month’s meeting. Full service restaurant licenses (beer, wine, liquor) Going into the … Read more

Viet Pham’s next steps in Salt Lake City might surprise you

Chef Viet Pham (Salt Lake Tribune)

When the groundbreaking Forage restaurant in SLC closed some seven years ago, no one correctly guessed Viet Pham’s trajectory. The molecular gastronomy influenced restaurant was a one of a kind for Utah; even today, few have attempted to emulate what Pham and co-owner Bowman Brown intricately crafted over their six year plating span. Awards rained … Read more

Get your calendar out – here are the major Utah food events for the year ahead

Livings Traditions Festival food tents

With Winter finally relenting its record breaking icy grasp on the state, outdoor events beckon. With that in mind, here are all the major events, festivals and get togethers over the coming months. While many of the following are multifaceted events, each has a notable food component that’s worth attending for in its own right. … Read more

Talents of world class mixologist will be back on display at this Utah popup

Francesco Lafranconi with HIdden Cannibal Shorty cocktail at Flanker

Big news for fans of thoughtfully crafted cocktails this week – the skills of a certain Francesco Lafranconi are back on the menu right here in Salt Lake City. The award winning mixologist is the brains behind an extra special cocktail menu, appearing now at Flanker’s latest intimate popup – Paradise Parlor. Before I dig … Read more

What’s next on the Utah food and drink scene

Baby's Bagels - with wobbly egg and bison and huckleberry sausage

In our latest roundup of new openings, it’s all, well, it’s all bit quiet. There’s barely a handful of names who’ve opened the doors since the last recap in March. That said, the coming weeks look very much lie state state of our waterways – ready to pick up the pace. Scroll down to see … Read more

Final Winter Farmer’s Market is this Saturday

Winter farmer's market - haul

For fans of the chilly-edition of Salt Lake’s downtown Farmer’s Market, take note, this weekend is last call. April 15th will be the final Winter Farmers Market of the 2022-2023 season. Don’t miss this final opportunity to stock up on items such as cheese, meat, eggs, baked goods, and crafts – while supporting local farmers … Read more

Navajo Nation fundraiser one of many notable dates on the food calendar

GATHER - The Fight to Revitalize Native Foodways

Head to Lehi’s KILN co-working space this April 20th for a showing of GATHER. The event will help raise funds to build a new food hub to benefit Dragonfly Farms on the Navajo Nation. Food hubs are critical food facilities where farmers and ranchers can bring their goods to be more readily distributed. The hubs serve a … Read more

Three surprise bar licenses granted In March DABS meeting

Midjourney, fancy bar counter with liquor bottles, golden light

Bookending the March DABS meeting, some fairly surprising news with DABS staff confirming three rare as tantalum, bar licenses would be up for the taking . You can catch the full meeting here. But here’s a quick recap of the meeting and notables. Bar licenses With the room nearly fainting en masse, five businesses pitched … Read more

Iconic local brewpub comes full circle with big announcement

Salt Lake Brewing Co in dowtnown Salt Lake City

It was roughly a year ago when Monster Energy Drinks gulped down CANarchy – the collective brewing company that both Squatters and Wasatch breweries called home. Thankfully for fans of the Utah brewpub scene, it didn’t take long for local clarity on the deal to emerge. Just two months after the $330 million transaction, a … Read more

Ten dishes to brighten your week in Utah

Kin Sen Noodle - sen yai

As the snow continues to tumble from the skies, you might be forgiven we’re skipping Spring this year. Fear ye not however, here are ten dishes I recently gobbled down around town – each plenty enough to bring some renewal and sparkle to your day. Kin Sen Noodle Asian Bar Sen Yai Listed under the … Read more