New restaurants continuing to open at pace in Utah

Cava and scallops at Mar Muntanya at Hyatt Regnecy

If you’re feeling a little drubbed after recent weeks, you’re alone. The preceding fortnight has been punch after smack after whack, and I’m sure there are more I’ve missed. With that in mind, time for some brighter news. Amidst all the current heavyweights hitting the canvas, there’s still plenty of eager newcomers champing for a … Read more

The Sicilian Butcher marks tenth purchase for Utah based fund

The Sicilian Butcher

For those with a keen interest in our ever expanding chain landscape (I know you’re out there, I see the queues at the Cane’s) here’s an interesting news nugget that dropped this month. Utah based Savory Fund – an investment vehicle that gobbles up nascent concepts – has snagged another brand for their collection. Making … Read more

First glimpse of the all new Mar | Muntanya – Spanish flair for Utah

Mar | Muntanya - patatas bravas

It’s rare I’ll move this quickly on reporting on a restaurant, but frankly there’s a volcanic level of pent up interest for info on this one. I’ve fielded a whole host of queries from eager beavers, so here’s a few shots I took last night. You’ll want to wrap your peepers around them aprisa. For … Read more

BBQ to Empanadas – what’s new on the Utah dining scene

This makes our fourteenth check in to date this year; another installment in an ever growing compendium of what’s new in Utah for 2022. I have a feeling we’re gonna smash last year’s end of year summary which recapped 195 new restaurants reported on. As ever lemme remind you that you can follow along in … Read more

Could this be the possible return for Hoppers Brew Pub?

Rumored Hoppers Brew Pub spot at Central 9th

O.k. I’ll preface this whole article by noting it’s built completely on the liquefaction of unsubstantiated rumor – but who doesn’t love some good hearsay? Cue my inner buddha pointing out none of us should. Ahem…anyway… It’s been just under a year since the long lived Hoppers Brew Pub in Midvale shuttered shop. As I … Read more

Superstar chef Bobby Flay targets Salt Lake City for expansion

Bobby Flay and Bobby's Burgers

Or at least his burger franchise is. In news released today, Bobby’s Burgers, have announced plans to bring the concept to the Beehive state. Considering that a recent report found Utahns the third most voracious for burgers in the U.S. they sound like smart plans to me. Via a press announcement today, the Bobby Flay … Read more

More than 30 new restaurants and bar openings in Salt Lake City

Laziz Kitchen in downtown Salt Lake City

Roll up, roll up. It’s time to rapidly run down the list of new, notable and next. In the year to date so far we’ve seen a whirlwind of openings – and it doesn’t look set to slow any time soon. Since the last recap in July there’s another three dozen or so places to … Read more

Spanish-inspired cooking set to crown massive new Utah hotel

Rendering or Hyatt Regency in Salt Lake City

This week saw the first big PR push for the glittering Hyatt Regency in downtown SLC. Press, yours included, were invited to an online presentation for the towering build which has shot up on the corner of West Temple and 2nd South. The new four star is one of a variety of impressive projects close … Read more

Viet Pham’s award winning Pretty Bird is headed to Midvale

Pretty Bird

For fans of this local mini-chain, clear the whole of your August calendar, because Midvale is set to become the fourth location in Viet and Alexis Pham’s burgeoning fried chicken empire. According to DABS July agenda notes, the business has applied for a limited service liquor license – which affords beer and wine sales. With … Read more

Massive new Salt Lake City food hall set to open doors

Graffiti art at Woodbine Food Hall and Tavern

Woodbine Foodhall & Tavern It’s been several years in the works, but this week sees the impressive new Woodbine Foodhall & Tavern unlock the doors; well the front ones to be precise. July 13th is the opening date for the 21+ only bar area. You can find this up front, replete with rooftop patio (see … Read more

This new Utah cafe offers a very special English delicacy

The Dough Miner - Cornish pasties

Before we commence, a brace of lessons if you will – pull up a pew. Long term sufferers readers of this site will know my backstory, one of puddings and pies and pastries of myriad concoction. The core of this piece is the iconic English pasty, something especially close to my cardiovascular system. I have … Read more

Spaghetti by the bucket? It’s coming soon to Salt Lake City

Spaghetti - not by the bucket

Don’t lie. You saw the headline and clicked through in a complicated mix of horror, confusion and gollum-like covetous greed. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me. I’ll give you a moment to compose yourself and take a deep breath. O.k. let’s carry on. By The Bucket is an all new restaurant headed our … Read more

New Holladay food hall amongst latest food openings

De Los Muertos - carne asada burrito

It’s been a busy old month since the last roundup of new openings in Utah; if you’ve managed to snaffle your way through all twenty in the weeks since, well, in short order: what’s wrong with you? I salute you. Can I join you? Yes, yes, stop with the blathering, you’re here to unearth what’s … Read more

Fried chicken to fine dining – what’s new on the dining scene

The Crack Shack

Ascent Kitchen For those last few of you, belligerently clinging to new year resolutions – or those just arterially kaput from yet another fried chicken sandwich – check out this new healthy option with a trio of locations across the valley. The business moves seamlessly into the former Pulp Lifestyle spots (Downtown, Liberty Park, Sandy), … Read more

Classic New Orleans cuisine arrives in Salt Lake City

Neutral Ground - cajun pasta

Neutral Ground Kicking off this month’s roundup of the new and notable updates on our dining scene – this intriguing new opening. Neutral Ground is the work of John Belvin Jr. – former Louisianan private chef and now – Utah based restaurateur. Belvin brings with him a range of traditional  New Orleans’ dishes such as … Read more

New year, new restaurants, what’s opening next?

140B Cafe / Ellerbeck Walk Up Cafe (SLC Eats)

After rounding out the end of the year with this colossal collection last month – normal service now resumes; which is to say, saner bite sized recaps of the new and notable on the dining scene. Articles that you can read over a morning coffee, rather than say, need to take a lengthy sabbatical to … Read more

More than 195 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried?

Despite the ever present threat of Covid this year, the food and drink scene in Utah has boomed unlike any other I can remember in recent memory. The following list contains nigh on two hundred different business that opened their doors around the Beehive this year: bars, coffee shops, bakeries, food trucks, delivery services and … Read more

New restaurant openings continue to surge

Big Dipper - Saigon in Sixty Seconds

How many days elapsed since our last mega-recap of new restaurants? Fourteen. How many additional business openings to land on our desk since then? More. Many more. As daily past times go, you can take your word of the day books, I’m starting a new restaurant of the day club. Now open Batista For those … Read more

More than 25 new Utah restaurants to keep an eye on

Kokonut Island Grill - meat plate (Kokonut Island Grill)

The time is once again upon us my hungry friend. That’s right, it’s our routine recap of everything new and noteworthy. O.k. I know the headline says restaurants but in truth it’s always a map of the masticable; food trucks, ghost kitchens, brewers, bakers and more. Basically if you can stuff it in your face, … Read more