Events: Saffron Valley, Stanza, Under Current, Pago, Snowbird

Saffron Valley - fish dish (Adam Finkle)

Saffron Valley Put Tuesday March 27th in your diary (7-9.30 p.m.) as that’s the date for this most interesting pairing meal over at Saffron Valley. The seven course meal is part of their longer goal to bring more of the unique flavors and tradition of India to the streets of SLC. From the press release: … Read more

Events: Meditrina, BTG, Under Current, SL Mag

Meditrina - scallops

Meditrina – As we wrote about last week, Porch is offering a special pre-Valentines dinner, and sister restaurant Meditrina is getting in on the act too. Beat the Feb 14th crowds at this wine dinner February 7th, 7 p.m. Cost is $55 for food and $25 for wine pairings – reservations are via the restaurant … Read more

Events: Avenues Proper, Under Current, Tuscany/Francks

Avenues Proper - beautiful Korean BBQ short ribs with pickled slaw from a previous pairing dinner in 2017

Avenues Proper – Meat lovers will want to keep note of this event on January 28th and join the team up at the aves as they showcase Snake River Farm’s American wagyu and kurobuta pork – with of course – Proper Brewing pairings. The menu by AP chefs Jeffrey Springer, Vance Lott and Ryan Sanders … Read more

Christmas and New Year dining 2017

Alamexo Cantina - plantain cakes with salsa ranchera

2018 Update: Be sure to see our latest list of festive fun here:https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/12/17/menu-watch-december-2018/ 2017 Looking for options this Christmas or New Years? The following are all the foodie events, specials and to go options we currently know of. Check back over the next week as we usually add a few more as restaurants finalize last … Read more

Events: Red Rock, BTG, Meditrina, Under Current

Red Rock Brewing - beer with santa

Beer With Santa – Kicking off Red Rock Brewing’s annual 12 days of Christmas, is this event for kids of all ages at the Beer Store. On December 9th (2-5 p.m) the store will be hosting a toy drive and photo opp with Santa himself. For grown up kids, the brewery is also offering $5 … Read more

It’s a wrap – November 2017

Amy Eldredge

Salt Lake County Health Inspection AMA – One of the most popular recurring features on our Facebook page is the blow by blow account of the Salt Lake County Health inspectors, and their restaurant closures. When a restaurant is closed, the lurid inspection details are often a mix of fascinating and stomach turning. Recognizing the … Read more

Events – Meditrina, Stanza, Current, Undercurrent

Meditrina

Meditrina – Right now you’re probably all abuzz about Thanksgiving but trust me, before you know it, you’ll be scowling at anyone who dares mention turkey or pie. O.k. let’s not go too far, there’s always room for pie and pie talk. At any rate, now is a great time to schedule in a dining … Read more

Events: Dine About, Feast Of The Five Senses, Under Current, Encore Bistro

Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - passed appetizers

Park City Dine About – Now in its fifth year, this annual event is back and in full swing until Sunday, October 15th. The two-week dining event features discounted two-course lunches ($10-$15) and three-course dinners ($20-$40) at some of Park City’s biggest names. 31 restaurants are participating in the 2017 event as follows: $10 two … Read more

Events: Avenues Proper, Tastemakers, Negroni Week, Porch, Utah Beer Festival

Negroni at Stanza

Avenues Proper – Tomorrow evening (May 31st) is the next cellar pairing at Avenues Proper. At these monthly events, the restaurant pairs creative cuisine with a range of local craft brews, most opened fresh from the cellar especially for the event. May’s event costs just $55 per person and menu is as follows: * Oysters, … Read more

Events: Undercurrent, Sugar House Pub Crawl

amari at undercurrent

Under Current – This Saturday, Amari will be the focus of the next educational event at Under Current in downtown SLC. From 4.00-5.30 p.m. (May 21) this Italian herbal liquor will be poured, sampled and savored. As with past events, Amy Eldredge and Jimmy Santangelo will lead the class which explores various styles and tasting … Read more

New restaurants around SLC – May 2016

johnny utah at proper burger

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: Undercurrent, Trio

bar selection at under current

Under Current * – Continuing their series of educational events, April 9th will see vermouth fall under the downtown bar’s scrutiny. The 4-5.30 p.m. class will focus on the regional aspects and tasting notes of vermouth varietals paired with charcuterie and cheese, along with two vermouth based cocktails. Cost to attend is $55. “Aromatized wines … Read more

Events: Under Current, Frida Bistro, SLC POP

absinthe service at under current

Under Current * – One of downtown’s hippest hangouts will be reprising their popular ‘Absinthe and Oysters’ educational class on Saturday, March 12th, 4-5:30 p.m. The evening will focus on the history, tasting notes and pairing of three different absinthe brands, two cocktails and three sets of paired oysters. Cost to attend is $55. RSVP … Read more

Best of 2015 as decided by, you…

Naked Fish Sashimi selection during 2015 omakase

Tired of those boring end of year lists written by folks who couldn’t tell a blini from a bellini? If so, might we tempt you a list created by, well you, our super smart reader? Excellent. In no particular order then, here’s what got you guys the most excited and hot under the collar this … Read more

New Years Eve Dining Salt Lake City 2015

current fish and oyster interior

With barely two weeks remaining in 2015, should you want to mark the end of the year in style, now is the time to choose how and where. It goes without saying reservations are a must for the big night; here’s a selection of some of the better ways to celebrate with food and drink … Read more

Festive Drinks 2015

Vanilla Ginger Snaps - Mary Beth Bates

Continuing on from their Uncommon Cocktail series, Vida Tequila have something special in mind for your cocktail glasses this holiday season. You’ll be able to kick proceedings up a notch this year with a bevvy of cocktails crafted by some of the best. Using the three guides below you can whip up a specialty cocktail … Read more

Drink News: Vida Tequila, Crowler, Ruth Lewandowski

Vida New Fashioned cocktail by Cherie Bartleson

Vida Tequila * – Inspiration is like finding free street parking in downtown SLC on your first pass: elusive and fleeting. When it comes to wanting to pour a glass of something strong, if you’re like me: brain, don’t work, no more. A pint glass of vodka is the best I can manage at times. … Read more

News: Cider Festival 2015

ciders at under current bar

Ahh, hard cider, the alcoholic beverage of my misspent English youth; a fruit-fueled favorite that tends to be many a Brit’s introduction to the strong stuff – being as it is – much more accessible than say, a bitterly-scolding IPA. Intriguingly though, hard cider, or plan ‘ol cider as we call it back across the … Read more

News: Under Current, Avenues Proper, Oasis Cafe

bar selection at under current

Under Current Club – Salt Lake’s newest chic cocktail bar proudly announced its grand opening just over a week ago. Located on the newly redeveloped 300 South corridor at 279 East, Under Current adds a contemporary, comfortable option for entertainment and conversation in the newly refurbished historic building. Inspired by famous cocktail bars in New … Read more

News: New restaurants around SLC – March 2015

bosatch burger h&d bbq

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