Fall menus rolling out at local Utah restaurants

Jon Dubois at Pago On 9th (Pago)

As the leaf blowers roar, so do local menus get a spritz of rib sticking flair; all Brussels sprouts, big meats and calorie-built sauces. This last week or so has seen a small slew of eager PR folks fill my inbox with updates from their client’s kitchen. If you’re looking for something new, from somewhere … Read more

Locals lament as Deli closes, losing one of the best burgers in SLC

Bell's Deli burger

For once, here’s a story about a local restaurant closure that isn’t mired in disquiet. Today sees one of the most long lived operations in Salt Lake county finally lock their doors, and do so, happily on their own terms. Last Friday was the technical closure for Bell’s Deli in Taylorsville, but today saw owner … Read more

Utah taco hot spot celebrates ten year anniversary

Go rummage through the cupboard and find something special won’t you. Then join me in raising a glass to Taqueria 27, a business who this month mark a decade in an industry; one that’s about as forgiving as I am to being served a burger on a brioche bun. For those wanting to catch up … Read more

Valentine’s Day dining in SLC 2022

Catch Sitka Wild Alaskan Applewood Smoked Fish

Here’s your timely reminder that Valentine’s 2022 is headed your way fast. There’s three weeks to the big dining day as I write, and if you want to impress your special other, it’s time to get that meal planned now. Below is a list of all the 2022 menus and specials we’ve heard about so … Read more

Hoppers Grill set to turn off the lights at their Midvale location

Hoppers - sandwich and beer (Hoppers)

News in today from the fantastic Utah Beer Blog; Midvale’s venerable Hoppers Grill are set to close their doors on November 24th, ending a more than two decade run at the spot. Fans will want to head on down quick if they want to raise one more glass. The popular craft brewer is one of … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2021

Thanksgiving plate with Beltex

Turkey day is right around the corner folks, and this year, well I think this year is gonna be a busy one. Expect tables to book out quickly, shelves to get cleared out double quick. Remember those turkeys I told you to get your paws on last week? Beltex moved around 200 of the birds … Read more

Latest restaurant closures, moves and updates

Chedda Burger - burger with mac n cheese topping (Chedda Burger)

Restaurant closures Chedda Burger Starting life as a food truck, this local burger concept from Nick Watts once operated three outposts around town. News confirmed this week sees the brand shrink to one remaining location at the The Gateway. Following on from the shuttering of the original location the CB team confirmed on Facebook that … Read more

Open Streets kicks off Summer of fun in downtown SLC

Downtown SLC Open Streets

This week saw the first weekend of 2021’s Open Street’s initiative; the perfect Summer long antidote to a year of being locked down at home. Every week (Thursday – Sunday) SLC’s Main Street is made pedestrian only from 400 South right up to South Temple. With the multi-block stretch of Main shut down to auto … Read more

Family meals galore, Feldman’s giveaway and new menu updates

Feldman's Deli - loaded half pound sandwiches

Curbside and drive thru updates Here are the latest updates and additions hitting restaurants right now; remember to check our master list of curbside restaurants – the biggest and most updated in town! Don’t forget our delivery and drive through lists too. Provisions – The Millcreek New American spot has launched this new menu which … Read more

Afghanistan to New Jersey – a world of flavors in the roundup

Bam Bam's BBQ (Siftey)

Reviews and write-ups Here’s the low down on all the reviews, ravings and rantings from the past month. Looking for somewhere new to dine this weekend? Start here… Afghan Kitchen (South Salt Lake)https://yaburnedit.net/f/afghan-kitchen-in-south-salt-lake Amber Restaurant (South Salt Lake)https://www.southsaltlakejournal.com/2019/11/19/290834/amber-restaurant-is-back-with-even-fluffier-rolled-omelets Bambara (SLC)https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/bambara-salt-lake-city/ Bam Bam’s BBQ (Orem)https://siftey.com/bam-bams-bbq_utah_restaurant-review/ Beirut Cafe (Murray)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/10/23/this-lebanese-restaurant/ Big Jake Burger (Ogden)https://www.standard.net/lifestyle/food/shakes-ice-cream-more-shakes-and-the-big-jake-burger/article_2813724f-6912-5c13-85c2-619668dabb10.html Celeste (Murray)https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/paolo-celeste-salt-lake-city/ Changarro Loco … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2019

Oasis German Pancake 1024

Who doesn’t eat turkey on Thanksgiving?The turkey duh, cos he’s always stuffed! 2021 UPDATE – looking for where to eat in 2021. Check out the 2021 edition of our Turkey day roundup here. That ones free, you’re welcome. If you decide to cook the big dinner at home this year though – you’re gonna need … Read more

Cocktails, BBQ, sake, feasts aplenty – five fab food events

Kaze Sushi - maki roll

Cocktail contest shakedown This Sunday, more than twenty of SLC’s best restaurants will go head to head to be crowned the winner of Salt Lake Magazine’s Farm-To-Glass Cocktail Contest Shakedown. If you’re free, you can sample all the entrants efforts – each tasked with using local and seasonal ingredients in their cocktail creations. Participating restaurants … Read more

The very best of Utah’s Fall food events

Feast Of The Five Senses 2018 - stuffed brioche

You can pretend all you like but Summer will soon be a faded memory. Before we’re all plunged into darkness, snow and inversion we get a fleeting reprieve of fun fall weather first though – not to mention – some last great food events to enjoy this year. Here are the very best coming up, … Read more

Events: Avenues Proper, Bambara, Meet Your Maker

Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - radish salad

Bambara Those delicious looking pictures you ask? They’re from Bambara’s first beer pairing dinner of the year, just over a month ago now. Devised and executed by the talented (sous chef) Jerry Pacheco, the dinner represented something of a more relaxed break for the restaurant. If you missed the first event, don’t worry, the team … Read more

Events: Proper Brewing Co, Meditrina, Bambara

Bambara - Yellowfin tuna poke off regular menu

Proper Brewing / We Olive We Olive welcomes one of Utah’s few certified cicerones – Jack Kern of Proper Brewing – on July 16th. On the evening Kern will lead guests through and evening of food and beer at We Olive’s Trolley Square location. Beginning at 6.30 p.m. guests will sample: * La Belle Peche … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining 2017

Cuisine Unlimited - full Turkey dinner catered and delivered

Looking for Thanksgiving 2018 dining? Check out our latest post for 2018: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/11/05/thanksgiving-dining-2018/ 2017… The clock is ticking, and maybe the dread too, November 23rd beckons! If the idea of cooking up a storm for family far and wide fills you with terror, maybe this year hit up a local restaurant. Let someone else take … Read more

Events: Stanza, Meditrina, Dine O Round, Festa Italiana, SL Mag Cocktails

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Stanza – Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar welcomes William Davis (Wilson Daniels Wines) as he presents his portfolio of paired wines with new chef Jonathan LeBlanc’s five-course tasting menu on Wednesday, September 13th @ 6:30 p.m. LeBlanc notes: Wilson Daniels carries some amazing Italian wines. I’m pairing a special tasting menu based on what’s … Read more

Events: Summer Cocktail Contest, Taste Of The Wasatch, Chefs On Parade

PCARA Cocktail Contest

Park City Cocktail Contest – Looking to beat the summer heat? Might I suggest a trip to the cooler climes of Park City and while you’re at it a refreshing beverage or two for good measure. If you do, you’re in for a treat as this month sees the return of the annual Summer Cocktail … Read more