Every new restaurant opening up – and what’s coming next

BLOX dessert bars

As I wrote about back in March, I’ve started to drip feed opening updates at a much quicker cadence years gone by. Since that last major roundup we’ve had a few smaller, more easily digestible pieces. You can see everything here. Still, sometimes you need one big roundup to rule them all. A recap of … Read more

Spring into action and check out one of these 60 new restaurants

Pull up a chair, close the blinds, pour yourself a triple. This is going to be a long one. October was the last time we corralled all the recent restaurant openings in one place, and wow, things have been piling up – 60+ shiny new businesses. Ulp. Ordinarily I intertwine these pieces with some snark … Read more

The changing face of the industry

Maven Oak Creative header image

When I first wrote about the changing reality of the hospitality sector, even I have to admit I didn’t predict finger lickin fright to take hold; suffices to say, when the likes of the colonel are redrawing their business plans, it’s really time to start paying attention. As Covus (that’s what we call it in … Read more

Get ready for the grill – Summer Q essentials

BBQ plate with home made corn bread

Now that Father’s Day has come and gone we can get on with this year’s BBQ roundup. After all there’s no point suggesting to dad he’s doing anything wrong when he’d holding those tongs. It’s been a couple of years since our last Q roundup and I still recommend all the businesses listed there. Here … Read more

As restaurants re-open in Utah, what can you expect from dining out?

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Cards on the table time. I’ve been in self imposed lockdown since roughly March 12th now, and if I’m brutally honest I’m more than happy to keep myself holed up for the time being. That mountain peak-esque infection rate graph is wayyyy too rich a gamble for my money; and that’s saying something, I’m a … Read more

Shake off the February blues with these ten foodie treats

Happy Dumpling - dumplings with sauce

February. Arguably the most miserable of months. Hot on the heels of the penitence of January and months away from the luxuriantly warmer Spring and Summer. February. But wait! I’m guessing you’ve traded in all those unwanted Christmas gifts by now, returning them for cold hard cash; so what about splurging on yourself and lighting … Read more

HallPass – first look at this multi menu hot spot

HallPass header two

I’ve been holding off highlighting this most recent addition to downtown SLC, as until now the business has been slowly ramping up their operating hours. This week however sees this brand new spot debuting their lunch service and finally hitting full stride; this seemed like a timely moment to go over the basics of this … Read more

Reader’s choice awards 2019 – the winners

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

After tabulating hundreds and hundreds of responses, and correcting oh so many spelling errors (you guys already started on the Christmas egg nog and brandies huh) the results of our very first reader’s choice awards are now in! The results are a mix of surprising, frustrating and expected. I’ll let you decide which. Lets dive … Read more

Holiday Treats 2019

Les Madeleines - kouing aman

The holiday season is marked by comfort foods and familiar flavors, as many winter festivities celebrate delectable eats and encourage indulgence in celebratory sweets and treats. Whether you’re looking for a spontaneous snack or an elaborate dessert this December, the following list has you covered. Les Madeleines The extensive holiday menu at Les Madeleines includes … Read more

Caffe d’bolla extends precedents in SLC coffee market with latest roaster technology

IMEX coffee roaster

At 15 years, Caffe d’bolla, based in Salt Lake City, has set yet another precedent in the local coffee market, as part of its ongoing efforts to set exceptional standards in espresso principles, coffee roasting programs, and siphon brewing. The shop recently installed a new roaster, built by IMEX in Seoul, the only one of … Read more

Gastronomic SLC – readers choice awards

Readers choice 2019

Only twelve years in the making (but goddamnit what the hell is up with some of these popular choice selections)…I present…our very first ever readers choice awards. Your choice to finally set the record straight on the best this and that. Don’t let me down here. Lets set the record straight once and for all, … Read more

SLC’s best veggie burgers

Wasatch Brew Pub - veggie burger

The recent rise of meat alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat has made it clear that more and more diners are skipping beef and opting for meat-free burgers. But not all veggie burgers are created equal— often, they lack flavor and texture and disintegrate as soon as you pick them up. This is … Read more

What Utah’s new liquor laws mean for the states shelves and taps

Hopkins Brewing

Regardless of where your opinion lies surrounding the acrimony and controversy of Utah’s impending beer law update – one fact is true above all others – 5% ABV beers will be hitting shelves and taps around Utah in barely a few week’s time. 4% brews will start to disappear one by one – thought not … Read more