No new bars granted license – plus mini bottles return

A cocktail bar in downtown Salt Lake City

The headline news – at least according to out of state onlookers and column inches – is the return of mini bottles in the Beehive. Last seen on shelves here in the 1980s, a vote at the July DABS meetup saw their re-instatement approved. Ho hum huh. Miniature liquor bottles of 50ml and wine of … 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

Eight new bars approved at June alcohol meeting

Credit, Quarters Arcade Bar, City Home Collective

Yesterday saw the momentous day of reckoning that we’ve been previewing since March. With the myriad updates to Utah’s liquor laws now in effect for for 2022, a once in a generation bounty of full bar licenses were up for grabs – ten to be precise. As commissioner Thue dubbed it,”barapalooza”. Let’s get straight to … Read more

Wine, whiskey, sake and more – events for your food calendar

High West at Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship

Duo of James Beard events at High West A brace of events will hit the High West Wanship location at the end of the week (April 8th and 9th). Both support the James Bead Open for Good Campaign. Here’s the details from the presser: The James Beard Foundation selects High West to host two Friends … 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

Menu watch – July 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Park City Culinary Institute desserts

Taste Of The Wasatch As promised last week, I’m excited to unveil the full and final menu for this years Taste Of The Wasatch. In case you needed any last convincing this decadent menu should help you make the right decision. Indeed the only real decision will be where to start on August 5th, smoked … Read more

Taste Of The Wasatch 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Solitude Mountain Resort dish

Update: download the full menu for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018. Go grab your wallets. Don’t pause, don’t hesitate, just get ready to signup for the biggest and best food event of the year – Taste Of The Wasatch. I believe at the time of writing there are just a couple hundred tickets left for … Read more

The Roundup – May 2018

SOMI Vietnamese Bistro (Utah Grubs)

Once again, it’s time to look back over the past few weeks and see what local writers, bloggers and podcasters have been covering. It’s another bumper crop with more than two dozen places profiled, prodded and pondered. Make sure you know what’s hot and what’s not, before the weekend comes a calling Reviews and write … Read more

Menu watch – August 2017

Even Stevens - PBLT for Tomato Days

Tomato Days – Wasatch Community Gardens celebration of those seasonal, red, round things is back in full swing. This year’s Tomato Days Dine-Around runs August 15th through September 15th; five restaurants will be serving up special tomato based dishes as follows: 3 Cups Caprese toast with local heirloom tomatoes, burrata spread, and balsamic reduction Les … Read more

Events: Spencer’s, EDSLC

Eat Drink SLC - Beltex Meats prepping devilled eggs in 2016

Spencer’s For Steak And Chops – I’ve always loved the Rat Pack era vibe at Spencer’s, but the next pairing dinner featuring Balvenie Scotch and cigars to finish, sounds like it will take things to the next level. Here’s the full menu courtesy of new executive chef Sebastian Lowrey: The dinner will be held on … Read more

Menu watch – June 2017

Blue Sky Ranch: High West Distillery, whiskey flight

Blind Dog Restaurant And Sushi – Park City is always a reliable destination to beat the Summer heat and if you currently have that in mind, the patio at this restaurant is now open. Enjoy seafood, sushi, steaks, wine and cocktails as the sun sets behind the Wasatch. As well as the patio opening, a … Read more

Eat Drink SLC 2017

Eat Drink SLC - HSL summer fruit in 2016

One of everyone’s favorite summer parties is back in less than four weeks time. The Third Annual Eat Drink SLC returns to Tracy Aviary on July 6th and with it, a bevvy of food and drink providers (full list at end of this article). The garden party of the summer runs from 6.30 to 9.30pm … Read more

Menu Watch – April 2017

Manoli's Salt Lake City

Cafe Trio – A change to the man behind the menu, as Logen Crew moves to the executive chef position at the Trio Restaurant Group. Crew is already at work creating the new menu for the group’s next venture – Café Trio Park City, scheduled to open May 1, 2017 at Kimball Junction directly across … Read more

Events: Tomato Days, Wagner Wine Dinner

even stevens PLT

Tomato Days – If you don’t like tomatoes – I honestly know folks who don’t – turn away now. From August 15th until September 15th, prepare for a fresh-tomato onslaught of nigh biblical proportions. First up, keep an eye on the Tomato Dine-Around. Participating restaurants will be using the best of the Summer crop to … Read more

EDSLC 2016, Beehive Distilling, Frida Bistro, Wasatch Community Gardens

eat drink slc forage 2015

Eat Drink SLC 2016 – If you haven’t yet purchased tickets to this years EDSLC, here’s a reminder: do. As I mentioned previously, this is one of the very best dining events of the summer. Since that last post, tickets have been flying off of the virtual shelves and a stack of new restaurants have … Read more

Events: Silver Fork Lodge, Aerie, WTF! Wine Theater Food

WTF Wine Theater Food in 2015

Silver Fork Lodge – If the first day back at work has you down, and you feel yourself craving the festive spirit, head up Big Cottonwood Canyon this evening. Renowned wine maker Carol Shelton is in town. Shelton has a storied past, this from the event release info: Carol Shelton is widely cited as the … Read more

News: Even Stevens, Chocolate Festival, BTG Wine Bar

BTG Wine Bar: Chicken live pate

Even Stevens Sandwiches – As big a fan as I am of ethical corporate policy – the foodie in me always beats (up) my inner hippie. I’d be hard pressed to recommend any restaurant, no matter how ethical, if the product wasn’t up to scratch. Thankfully Even Stevens is one such business where the good … Read more

Event: Feast Of The Five Senses 2015

frederik perez del mar al lago sashimu

Those paying attention will remember we told you to keep October the 18th open. If you’ve kept the evening clear (I know, I know, just DVR The Walking Dead you guys) you should consider spending the night with the good folks at Slow Food Utah, for their 11th annual Feast Of The Five Senses. The … Read more