Utah bar named one of the best in the country

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You can’t get a drink in Utah they say. Or at the very least, you can’t get a real drink in Utah they’ll tell you. They are actually idiots, and the news today proves them wrong once again. And no, this isn’t some cockamamie chatbot-borne listicle, this is serious food industry praise from the loftiest … Read more

Reader’s choice awards 2019 – the winners

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After tabulating hundreds and hundreds of responses, and correcting oh so many spelling errors (you guys already started on the Christmas egg nog and brandies huh) the results of our very first reader’s choice awards are now in! The results are a mix of surprising, frustrating and expected. I’ll let you decide which. Lets dive … Read more

These Utah restaurant openings are sure to delight

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Take a deep breath, pour a double, gather your nearest and dearest – whatever you need to do to collect yourself for the full list of recent openings. Go ahead and do it now, and join me again in 15. Ready? Great, lets go… Aloha Hale ‘Aina First on our list this month is a … Read more

New restaurants – January 2018

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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

Events: BTG, Alamexo, Porch, Chocolate Festival

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Alamexo – Celebrate Dia de los Muertos – aka Day of the Dead – on November 1st and 2nd at either Alamexo restaurant. Owner and head chef Matt Lake says of the traditional event: It’s actually a very happy celebration, a big party that dates back long into history. On the first day, families remember … Read more

Dining Out: HSL

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Restaurants tend to be as every bit ephemeral as the dishes they serve. In a world where today’s bus boy is tomorrow’s sous chef – a restaurant is very much an ensemble piece, a fluid orchestra of players carefully conducted. At HSL in Salt Lake City, Briar Handly is the maestro, marshaling together an incredibly … Read more

New restaurants around SLC – May 2016

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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

Events: Current, Pago, Franck’s, Alamexo, Silver Fork

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Pago – 9th and 9th’s farm to table pioneer is back this Sunday, with their yearly rose advocacy dinner. The fixed-price menu is priced $45 for food and $40 for wine. Here’s the scoop for the dinner this Sunday, August 9th at 5.30 p.m. : “From the moment the thermometer crested 75 degrees, PAGO began … Read more

News: Finca, Kyoto, Current Fish And Oyster, Park City

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Finca * – Spring menus are now starting to blossom, so expect a flurry of these over the coming weeks. The first of which comes from our pals at Finca, who sent us the following thoughtful explanation of their new menu and inspiration therein. Owner Scott Evans kicked things off by email: “It’s bigger and … Read more

Mother’s Day Dining SLC 2015

This May 10th treat mom to something special, as a number of SLC’s finest put on some fabulous spreads. Here’s a roundup of a few notable options that recently hit our desk: Bambara * – Executive Chef Nathan Powers celebrates Utah moms at Bambara with a gourmet Mother’s Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 10, … Read more

News: New restaurants around SLC – March 2015

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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

Events: Pago, Caputo’s Chocolate Festival

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Pago * – If like many you’re gripped by “Seasonal Pumpkin Fever”, you might want to check out Pago’s annual Pumpkin Tasting Menu that launches tonight – for a run of five nights. Owner Scott Evans explains, “One season ends, another begins. I am reveling in the scattered showers, the leaves stuck to my windshield, … Read more