New Restaurants – August 2018

The Rising Bun - comrade fries (Rising Bun)

Arancini Snack You might remember this name from the Taste For The Space contest in 2017; the business previously competed in that contest to win a space in the South Towne Mall. That particular contest was won by the burger flipping Special Courses, but Arancini Snack is now back and in their own words, the … Read more

New Restaurants – April 2018

Rico Cocina Y Cantina - taquitos

Rico Cocina Y Tequila Bar Hungry now? I know I am. The pictures above come from the imminent updates headed to Frida Bistro; started by Rico Foods’ Jorge Fierro 8 years ago, Frida was perhaps the first big name in town to really push the envelope of Mexican cuisine. Eight years is a long time … Read more

New restaurants – January 2018

Slapfish - lobster grinder. Credit Slapfish

Avenues Bistro – Up in the Avenues, Kathie Chadbourne’s local bistro was recently acquired by the team behind downtown SLC’s Fireside On Regent. With chef Michael Richey now at the helm the menu has been given a fresh lick of flavor; dishes like moules frites and trout almondine nod heavily to a classic French bistro … Read more

New restaurants – October 2017

Alamexo - chorizo and potato flautas

Alamexo Cantina – Now open in the 9th and 9th area and by all counts, doing great business, and for good reason. Alamexo Cantina aims to be the more casual and relaxed twin to it’s downtown sibling Alamexo. The menu is still built around owner Matt Lake’s refined take on regional Mexican specialties, but is … Read more

New restaurants June – 2017

J Dawgs - hot dog. Credit, Facebook.

Albasha – New to City Creek downtown, this Greek and Lebanese inspired restaurant that claims a specialty in chicken shawarma and gyros. Count me in. Long time readers will know I’m like a moth to the flame when it comes to meat on rotating sticks. Seriously, you could lure me off a cliff edge with … Read more

New restaurants – February 2017

cantina de alamexo chorizo flautas

Cantina De Alamexo – This new restaurant from Alamexo chef and owner Matt Lake isn’t quite ready for prime time just quite yet, but I couldn’t resist sharing a glimpse of what to expect after a recent preview meal I enjoyed; enjoyed is putting it mildly, I’ve done nothing since but sit in a drooling … Read more

New restaurants – October 2016

Trestle Tavern: trestle burger and fries

Black Sheep Cafe – Do you like great local beer? Do you enjoy creative Southwest cuisine? Like Sugar House? You probably don’t need to tick all of those boxes to get excited about this new partnership. Black Sheep Cafe will soon be opening their second restaurant in the former Epic Annex space in Sugar House. … Read more

New restaurants around SLC – May 2016

johnny utah at proper burger

Proper Pub and Proper Burger – In March I wrote a brief preview of these two new operations for Utah Stories. Shortly after that I also attended a soft opening to kick the tires as it were. Thankfully none fell off and there was beer, good beer. The pub side of things looks to have … Read more

News: New restaurants around SLC – January 2016

r and r bbq three meat plate best slc dining 2013

It’s been a while since my last new restaurant round up, but in the spirit of the New Year resolutions, mine is for more consistency in 2016! To kick things off then here’s a flurry of new restaurants, bars, cafes and more – all to hit the local dining scene over the past several months. … Read more

News: New restaurants around SLC – July 2015

spitz downtown salt lake city

What’s more impressive than a double rainbow? More exciting than finding that unexpected $20 bill in your back pocket? Even better than waking up dreading the alarm before quickly remembering it’s your day off? A whole list of brand spanking new restaurants to set your teeth into – that’s what! O.k. you’re right, I’d take … Read more

News: New restaurants around SLC – March 2015

bosatch burger h&d bbq

Who doesn’t love something bright, shiny and new? Grumps, that’s who. And I know you guys aren’t grumps. So join me in this semi-regular piece covering some of the more interesting openings and upcomings on the SLC restaurant scene. Grumps, this is your formal warning to close your browser here please. Everyone else, lets get … Read more

News: New restaurants around SLC

spicy boiled fish chef gao

Wow, seems like only a few seconds since our last new restaurants around SLC roundup. Let us know if we’ve missed any other interesting new restaurant news. Chef Gao – Replacing Asian Isle (488 E 100 S) comes Chef Gao, from the same operators you might already know from Sweet Ginger in Midvale. The menu … Read more

News: New Restaurants, Oasis Cafe, Merryvale Vineyards

tosh ramen bowl

New restaurants – Quicker than you can say ‘are those shishito peppers on your menu or are you just pleased to see me’ and its all change on the Salt Lake City restaurant scene. In light of all the recent openings I thought it’d be handy to quickly run down some of the more interesting … Read more