Fall menus rolling out at local Utah restaurants

Jon Dubois at Pago On 9th (Pago)

As the leaf blowers roar, so do local menus get a spritz of rib sticking flair; all Brussels sprouts, big meats and calorie-built sauces. This last week or so has seen a small slew of eager PR folks fill my inbox with updates from their client’s kitchen. If you’re looking for something new, from somewhere … Read more

Where to eat in Salt Lake City this week – 30+ ideas

De Los Muertos Mexican Restaurant - chicken mole burrito

I know you’re like me. I know you’re sat there scrolling through your ‘Toks and your ‘Grams and your Yelps (hehe, remember that). A numbing parade of indifference, none inspiring you where to eat tonight. Let me help you fellow indecisive. The following is a recap of the places and plates I’ve found myself at … Read more

More than two dozen great dishes to check out around SLC

Flanker - The Big Tacowski

Barely a month has passed since I trolleyed this collection of plates before your eyes, and based off of the feedback, you want even more. In no particular order then, here are two dozen or so notables that’s been plated in front of me over the past few weeks. Hopefully it gives you some dining … Read more

This Salt Lake bar wants to be your new home for the big game

Flanker - The Big Tacowski

Those with September 8th (the start of football season proper for you non sports ball types) circled in their diary will want to pay close attention to this one. With about six months or so under their belt, Flanker Kitchen in downtown SLC have retooled their menu. The unveiling also accompanies the appointment of new … Read more

Twenty of the best dishes I just ate around Salt Lake City

The Pearl - pork belly and egg rolls

As well as scouring our streets for the new and notable, you’ll also find me overstaying my welcome at a range of well established restaurants too. Seeing as my iPhone has more pictures of plates of food than close family members, I figured it was time to share a few recent ones with you. For … Read more

Menu updates at some of Salt Lake City’s best restaurants

Ascent Kitchen - pancakes

It’s been several months since our last menu watch, that moment where we take a pause from the furious new restaurant openings – and instead – focus on what the established crowd are working on. If you’re looking for an excuse to check out a new spot, read on… Ascent Kitchen Starting with that headline … Read more

Utah fund offers up million dollar restaurant prize

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

Ever fancied yourself a would be Danny Meyer, a food tycoon extraordinaire in the making? Maybe you’ve got the details to the next big thing stashed away in your brain – just not the cash to covert calculations to concrete? If so, local equity fund Savory have exactly what you need… a cool million bucks … Read more

Utah restaurants still plagued by staff shortages

Tsunami - spicy masa roll

Following on from our August deep dive into the challenges facing the hospitality industry, little seems to be have changed for the beset sector. Indeeed if anything, things are actually trending worse for many restaurant operators. In that last article, I pointed out that many businesses had begun touting a hopeful $15 per hour wage … Read more

Latest restaurant closures, moves and updates

Chedda Burger - burger with mac n cheese topping (Chedda Burger)

Restaurant closures Chedda Burger Starting life as a food truck, this local burger concept from Nick Watts once operated three outposts around town. News confirmed this week sees the brand shrink to one remaining location at the The Gateway. Following on from the shuttering of the original location the CB team confirmed on Facebook that … Read more

What else is happening on the dining scene right now

Nuan's Thai Kitchen

Business closures Nuan’s Thai Kitchen – The following picture was spied over on Yelp, indicating the Fort Union Thai restaurant will be closing up shop at the end of August this year. The posting does offer some hope that the business might return, indicating they are seeking a new home. The business initially opened around … Read more

Love is in the air this weekend – dish up something special

Flourish Bakery - king cake and Persian love cakes

Menu watch Menus this weekend are turning their attention to matters of the heart. If you’ve still not secured a reservation you might still luck out if you’re quick. Check out our full roundup of Valentines specials here. Also, in other menu news, here are a few more to keep an eye on. Flourish Bakery … Read more

Delivery deals, grocery updates, more ways to support local

Spitz - doner wrap with beast mode upgrade

Looking for ways to support your local foodie community during this tough time? Look no further, we’re here with all the delicious options. Remember to check our ongoing daily updated lists of curbside, delivery and drive through options as well. Spitz 20% off delivery The popular local mini Mediterranean empire is now offering a great … Read more

Christmas Day, New Years Eve and more menu updates aplenty

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Buckle up, this one’s a super sized edition of our monthly menu watch; a blow by blow breakdown of what’s new and special on menus around town. First up, lets start with the seasonal specials headed your way. Here are all the Christmas Day and NYE specials we’re currently aware of (notes provided by restaurants). … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2019

Oasis German Pancake 1024

Who doesn’t eat turkey on Thanksgiving?The turkey duh, cos he’s always stuffed! 2021 UPDATE – looking for where to eat in 2021. Check out the 2021 edition of our Turkey day roundup here. That ones free, you’re welcome. If you decide to cook the big dinner at home this year though – you’re gonna need … Read more

Utah icon celebrates seven years, virtual food festival, menu updates and more

Feldman's Deli - loaded half pound sandwiches

Feldman’s Deli If you’ve dined around SLC for any decent amount of time, you’ve undoubtedly found yourself gazing lovingly on something like the above, one of the many sublime sandwiches from Feldman’s Deli. After settling your tab and departing in a state of bliss, perhaps your only complaint was the relatively muted opening hours. Feldman’s … Read more

Seasonal Mexican cooking, new drinks and dishes and dining deals

Feldman's Deli - sloppy Joe

Alamexo There’s still a couple weeks left to check out the brand new menu at Alamexo (see below) and then it’s all change again! Well, mostly changed… Starting August 1st the restaurant overhauled their menu – with a goal of printing a new menu each and every month. On the first Thursday of every month … Read more

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

Pie N beer 2018 (foxerinr)

Food truck and brewery battle returns to The Gateway Love food? Love beer? Love battles? Wait, scratch that last one. The battle in question here is in all ages friendly taste off between some of Utah’s best food trucks and brewers. Hosted at The Gateway in downtown SLC, last years event was a crazy runaway … Read more

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

Log Haven - bison with sweet potato orzo

Log Haven Hungry yet? This is just a small sampling from the new eye popping menu at Log Haven. As ever, chef Dave Jones’ menu reads like a million bucks, blending up a mix of mountain-rustic and International inspiration; there are crab cakes with coconut milk, theres a Caesar salad with Jones’ well trod Southwestern … Read more