Celebrated Utah baker to call it a day this December

Various pastries at Les Madeleines

Well, I swear this isn’t “the restaurant closure website” but it sure seems it of late. After the recent much storied closures of local favorites like Hectors and Restaurant Morelia, here’s one more – Les Madeleine in downtown Salt Lake City. Owner Romina Rasmussen took to Facebook today to confirm that December 30th will be … Read more

Murray’s Restaurant Morelia closes after three decades in business

Restaurat Morelia in Murray Utah (Restaurant Morelia)

Reports swirling social media over the past twenty four hours seem to suggest that the long lived Restaurant Morelia (6098 State Street) in Murray have now locked the doors for the last time. Online commenters across a variety of platforms write that Thursday, November 10th was the final day for the business, named after the … Read more

Popular Millcreek Mexican eatery to close for good this weekend

Hectors in Millcreek SLC (Tom Oswald)

More sad news just in this past 24 hours – Hector’s Mexican Food in Millcreek (2901 E 3300 S) are set to turn the lights off for the last time this weekend. After a near three decade stint (the restaurant lived life as Molca Salsa prior) a note shared across social media reads: “To our … Read more

SLC chocolate festival returns for eleventh installment

Manoa Chocolate

After taking two years of Covid-induced (online) hiatus, Caputo’s annual chocolate festival is back for 2022 in person. This year’s event marks eleven consecutive years for the celebration of craft chocolate, with each episode centering around one specific name in the world of craft chocolate. Prior events have seen producers from afar as the UK … Read more

Locals lament as Deli closes, losing one of the best burgers in SLC

Bell's Deli burger

For once, here’s a story about a local restaurant closure that isn’t mired in disquiet. Today sees one of the most long lived operations in Salt Lake county finally lock their doors, and do so, happily on their own terms. Last Friday was the technical closure for Bell’s Deli in Taylorsville, but today saw owner … 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

Two more restaurants call it quits amid redevelopment

Taqueria 27 - steak tacos and margarita

In our recent story about why restaurants are facing a harder time than ever, one item we didn’t cover was the rapid redevelopment of Salt Lake City. With unemployment in Utah approaching record lows the state has become the third fastest growing in the nation; pressure is on for more and more housing, which in … Read more