June liquor news, DABC winners and losers

A jumbo sized June DABC meeting topped the three hour mark with plenty of noteworthy action. During the first in person meetup in over a year, chairman John T. Nielsen (Feb 2013) and commissioner Bateman (dec 2014) said their farewells, stepping down from their roles after significant stints; the duo signing onto the roles in … Read more

Bountiful bar loses license after 18 years, other liquor news

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An eighteen-year paperwork snafu led to the loss of Bountiful’s only bar at a busy DABC meeting this month. The bar in question, The Fifth, underwent a change in business name way back in 2001. Changing from the Fifth Inc to the Fifth LLC; the change went unnoticed for close to two decades. Sadly the … Read more

Dessert delivered – the latest in food delivery

Cinnamon twists baked by Kay Clayton

You’ve most likely heard of Hello Fresh and Blue Apron – the home food delivery companies that deliver everything you need to create a meal at home without having to shop. There is some assembly and cooking required but the convenience of not having to actually plan the meal has become very popular, especially among … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – January 2018

Celeste - ravioli incavolati. Photo Talyn Sherer of Slug Mag

A smaller roundup this month as we recap the musings of local writers, bloggers and podcasters from the past couple months. Understandable of course, obsessed as we’ve all no doubt been with turkeys, stuffing and potatoes. Now lets not mention those again till November, deal? On with the good stuff then… Reviews and write ups … 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

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

Events: SL Mag cocktail contest, FoFS 2016, Winos For Rhinos, Riedel

scarborough fair at uncercurrent

Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest – The drinks have been downed and the votes are in, now it’s time to pick a winner. And, er, drink a bit more. This Sunday, join Salt Lake Magazine and a whos who of local mixology at Pierpoint Place as the month long Farm To Glass cocktail contest is … Read more

Events: Feast Of The Five Senses 2016

Feast Of The Five Senses 2015 - Liberty Heights Fresh' duck confit

Feast Of The Five Senses is an event I always look forward to in the dining calendar. Not least for an evening of great food, wine and friends – but also as signal of the changing seasons. In my mind the Feast serves as a fond farewell to the summer season and cheery welcome to … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – July 2016

sea scallops martine

Ready for some dining inspiration? Here’s more than twenty ideas from local bloggers and podcasters. Featured image: sea scallops with seasonal mushrooms, celery root and charred ramp pistou courtesy of Heartbeat Nosh and their review of Martine. Amour Cafe (SLC) http://slceats.com/post/146118505091/amour-cafe-is-open Bear Paw Cafe (St George) http://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/southern-utah-bear-paw-cafe/ Cafe Trio (SLC) http://amanda-eats-slc.blogspot.com/2016/06/cafe-trio-contemporary-italian-eats.html China Grill (SLC) http://www.slcfoodradar.com/2016/07/02/china-grill/ … Read more