It’s A Wrap – October 2018

The Daily - grilled cheese and tomato soup (The Daily)

DABC licenses The following is the round up from October’s DABC meeting – one of my favorite moments of the month. The outcome of these meetings always sheds some light on new restaurants, bars and breweries – not to mention changes at established businesses. Receiving new liquor licenses then… Full service licenses (beer, wine liquor) … Read more

It’s A Wrap – September 2018

Saffron Valley - biryani (Saffron Valley)

Saffron Valley Starting this Tuesday (October 2nd) and running through to Sunday (October 7th), the Sugar House location of Saffron Valley celebrates its annual Monsoon Biryani and Kebab Festival. The exploration of authentic cuisine from North and South of India seeks to offer diners a more diverse choice of dishes that might be ordinarily seen … Read more

It’s A Wrap – August 2018

Hash House A Go Go - coming to Utah (Hash House A Go Go)

Alamexo & Alamexo Cantina Mexico’s revolt against Spanish rule began on the early morning of September 16 in 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo rang the bell of his church in Dolores, as a call to arms that triggered the Mexican War of Independence. His speech, the “El Grito de Dolores” or “Cry of Dolores” has … Read more

It’s A Wrap – June 2018

kathmandu slc buffet plate

DABC licenses Ready for the winners and losers at June’s DABC meeting? Here’s the recap of the pertinent items from last months meeting. Full service licenses (beer, wine liquor) Worthy of note from June’s DABC meeting is the granting of license to Oddfellow’s Market in downtown SLC. This is the space just North of Current … Read more

It’s A Wrap – May 2018

Taqueria 27 - Argentine Shrimp over T27 Slaw topped with Cucumber-Mango Salsa & Cilantro Lime Crema on Flour (T27)

DABC licenses With the recent purging of staff complete at the Salt Lake Tribune, John T Nielsen kicked off May’s DABC get together with a nod to Kathy Stephenson’s enduring presence and managing to survive the near 40% thinning of newsroom staff. Nielsen opened by noting he was “very pleased to see that Kathy survived … Read more

It’s A Wrap – April 2018

Ribs at R&R BBQ

DABC licenses A relatively busy month in April’s DABC meeting with lots of businesses receiving newly minted licenses. Details as follows: Bar license Five businesses competed in April’s meeting for two available bar licenses. Las Rocas Bar (West Haven) and 16 Post Office Place (SLC) were the successful winners, the latter surrendering their Summer seasonal … Read more

It’s A Wrap – March 2018

Vida Tequila 2018 bottling

Vida Tequila New for 2018 and this Salt Lake City based tequila brand – contemporary new bottling that wouldn’t look out of place in an art galley; or maybe just maybe – your home bar, nudge nudge. Via press release, Vida Tequila founder Lisa Barlow writes: Everything we do is thoughtful and strong. VIDA has … Read more

Tales from the DABC – September and October 2017

Chedda Burger - the dealer

September 2017 DABC meeting Tremonton Package Agency – Robert McLachlan appeared before the commission to explain a history of missing funds. Most recently the package agency experienced shortages in January ($3000), June ($11,000) and August ($2000). DABC staff noted McLachlan did make the DABC whole in each instance, from personal funds too. McLachlan explained he … Read more

Tales from the DABC – July and August 2017

Mariscos Las Islitas - seafood molcajete. Credit, Mariscos Las Islitas.

A recap of the winners and losers over at the monthly DABC meetings, here are the main notes from both the July and August meetings. July 2017 DABC meeting Full Service Restaurant Applicants – Due to a violation history (sale to a minor) at their St. George location, Eric Slaymaker – president and founder of … Read more

Tales from the DABC – May and June

Freshies Lobster Co - lobster roll, now with beer and wine. Credit, Facebook.

A recap of the winners and losers over at the monthly DABC meetings, here are the main notes from both the May and June meetings. May 2017 DABC meeting Public service applicant – This is a license type not often seen and was granted to Gonzo Boat Rental & Tours in order to sell beer, … Read more

Tales from the DABC – March and April

Chakra Lounge - curry chicken bites

Back with a double whammy, our recap of recent DABC meetings, covering winners, losers and well, liquor! This time March and April’s meetings and notable events. March 2017 DABC meeting Full service restaurant licenses – Harmon’s City Creek secured a full service restaurant license for the restaurant space that functions as the grocery store’s cooking … Read more

Tales from the DABC – legislation update

HSL - cocktails at the bar

The infamous HB 442 wrapped up this week, causing consternation all around; not to mention a good deal of confusion. Here are the key points to take away if anyone still has any lingering queries: * Restaurants can serve alcohol from 10.30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays | I’ll call this one a win actually. … Read more

Tales from the DABC – February 2017

The burger at 5 Seeds in Park City. Now approved to serve beer and winepark city.

Want to get a glimpse into what’s upcoming, new and potentially delicious? The monthly DABC meeting is usually good for a few morsels to chew on. Items of interest from this months meeting include: Club Licenses No new club licenses are to to be entertained for the time being sadly; ostensibly until more concrete details … Read more

Tales from the DABC – January 2017

HSL - another cocktail, because why not

Ever wondered what happens at those notorious DABC meetings? Well, if you didn’t know, they’re recorded and available online to listen to in full. And they can make for some fascinating and compelling listening. You can listen to the January 31st DABC commission meeting here. If you ain’t got time for that, I’ll be recapping … Read more