Stuart Melling

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Hi, 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 Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don't understand.  I ate all the pies.
BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight

Wine, beer and mezcal – events coming up for all tastes

BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight Looking to brighten up the week? Looking for a sip...
Feldman's Deli - sloppy Joe

Seasonal Mexican cooking, new drinks and dishes and dining deals

Alamexo Alamexo - tuna tostada There's still a couple weeks left to check out...
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These Utah restaurant openings are sure to delight

Take a deep breath, pour a double, gather your nearest and dearest - whatever you need to do to collect yourself for...
SLC Eatery (SLC Eats)

Wine dinners to wind down the Summer with, don’t miss these

SLC Eatery and Bucklin wine dinner SLC Eatery - scallops (Siftey reviews) A little birdie...
Saffron Valley - biryani (Saffron Valley)

DABC News, seismic burger news, seasonal Mexican meals and more

A fairly quiet meeting over at the DABC for July. Highlights include licenses for the new Mazza in Sandy and our...
Traeger Wood Fired Grills - launch event for 2019 grills

School’s in – BBQ classes with the experts at Traeger

Alongside other random grilling brands, the name Traeger had been floating around my subconscious for a while. I hadn't apparently been...
Normal Ice Cream (Siftey Reviews)

The Roundup – July 2019 – cool off with ice cream galore

Back with a cooling splash (check out all the ice cream this month) is the July edition of the roundup; our...
Pie N beer 2018 (foxerinr)

Pie ‘n’ beer, food truck and brewery battle, Summer sips and a ton more

Food truck and brewery battle returns to The Gateway Food truck and brewery battle (The Gateway)
SLC Eatery - scallops (Siftey reviews)

Beer on the patio, wine in the mountains, dining events galore

Patio dining at Avenues Proper Avenues Proper - patio dining (Avenues Proper) July's al fresco...
The Old Goat - Borderline Pigs in a Blanket (The Old Goat)

Wrapping up June’s food news, DABC updates and more

DABC news Despite a relatively long meeting (clocking in at over two hours), there weren't any huge shocks or...
Ginger Street - pad thai

The Roundup – June 2019 – BBQ to bakeries to burritos

Ginger Street - pad thai (Gastronomic SLC) All the latest reviews, write-ups, roundups and ramblings from local writers,...
SLC Eatery - crab benedict, avocado hollandaise , chayote, fennel and heirloom cherry tomato salad (SLC Eatery)

Cider for brunch, tequila for dinner and lots of 4th of July fun

SLC Eatery Cider Brunch SLC Eatery - crab benedict, avocado hollandaise , chayote, fennel and heirloom cherry tomato...
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New restaurants around SLC you won’t want to miss

Baek Ri Hyang We might be five or more years behind the curve, but Korean food is finally starting...
Log Haven - bison with sweet potato orzo

Stunning new restaurant menus, Father’s Day specials and more

Log Haven Log Haven - bison with sweet potato orzo (Log Haven) Log Haven...
Chedda Burger - coming to The Gateway with beer (Chedda Burger)

Liquor law loopholes, restaurant closures, award winners and much more

DABC news Making the headlines across the land this month was Social Axe's return to the commission, seeking to...
avenues proper

Summery patio pairings, Italian wine dinners and more

Avenues Proper Avenues Proper patio at night Wednesday June 12th is the the first night...
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New Spring menus, bold brunches and brand new bargain beer passes

SLC Eatery SLC Eatery - Kimchi bowl (801eatsndrinks) SLC Eatery - okinomiyaki benedict...

The Roundup – May 2019

Purgatory - bao (Talyn Sherer | Slug Mag) Ready for some dining inspiration, or lets be honest, a...
SLC Eatery - prep kitchen at work

Raise a glass at these upcoming events including Utah craft brews, rose wine and...

SLC Eatery rose wine dinner SLC Eatery - prep kitchen at work I'd recommend you...

It’s A Wrap April: DABC Updates, Mother’s Day

DABC Licenses Enough ink has been spilled as a result of the April DABC meeting that you'd think the...