Like everyone else, we have bills to pay; I’ll spare you the dull itemized list. It costs many thousands of dollars to deliver a site like GSLC, one that’s operated fopr more than seventeen years, producing multiple unique pieces of content each and every week. One of the ways we keep the lights on then, is via sponsored content, a fancy phrase for advertising. Sponsored articles are one of several models we use to generate a revenue stream.
These articles are standalone stories that focus on a specific topic, theme, news item or otherwise; the core of each piece though is that the business in question has approached us with the specific intent of communicating a message to our readers through this format. The articles contain talking points provided by the business, which are then written thoughtfully by our team. Our sponsored articles aren’t simply rehashed press releases. If there’s hyperbole in the piece, “the best this or that”, it’s a genuinely held belief of the writer of that article.
At this time we limit sponsored content to one article per week, and only for businesses that have a clear link to the food and drink scene here in Utah. Sponsored articles are also marked at the beginning of the article (under the byline) and also at the end.
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC. I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have written in myopic detail about the Salt Lake City dining scene for the better part of seventeen years.
I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV. Pause those credits, yep, that’s me! I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate”, “I thought he was older”, “I don’t share his feelings”.
Want to know more? This is why I am the way I am.
Our sponsors and this page
This page may contain information about one of our sponsors. We only work with the very best businesses in the state, and routinely turn down offers to work with businesses we don't enjoy. If we can't hand on heart recommend them - they can't be a sponsor.
At this time we have the following sponosrs: BTG, Caffe Molise, The Dough Miner, Downtown Alliance, Feldman’s Deli, Flanker, Garage On Beck, Hearth And Hill, Hill’s Kitchen, Kao Thai, Kin Sen Asian Noodle Bar, Kyoto, LemonShark Poke, Log Haven, Oasis Cafe, Pirate O's Gourmet Market, SLC Eatery, Squatter’s Downtown Salt Lake City, Stoneground Italian Kitchen, Urban Hill, Wasatch Brew Pub Sugar House, Whiskey Street, White Horse.
I encourage you to Google any of our sponsors and see the stellar reviews on multiple sites that they enjoy. For a list of all our current and past relationships see our partnership history page.