Utah bar gets wallet friendly menu makeover

Beehive Distillery - bar area

It’s been a lively year of headlines as far as drinking in Utah is concerned. What with the management of Utah bar licenses sharing more in common with an Abbot and Costello routine rather than say, a pro-business environment for (and whisper this very quietly) a legal product. It’s not all been double-worthy news mind … Read more

Menu updates at some of Salt Lake City’s best restaurants

Ascent Kitchen - pancakes

It’s been several months since our last menu watch, that moment where we take a pause from the furious new restaurant openings – and instead – focus on what the established crowd are working on. If you’re looking for an excuse to check out a new spot, read on… Ascent Kitchen Starting with that headline … 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

Utah bar licenses exhausted until the Summer after DABC meeting

Beer (freepik)

Well there you have it. Two months into the year and bar licenses are pretty much toast. Want to open a bar in Utah? Come back in May, because that’s when a single license will be up for grabs next. And after that, who knows… With various news outlets reporting on a state legislature unconvinced … Read more

Brewery boom marked this weekend with fun foodie event

Level Crossing Brewing Company - Utah Uncommon beer

It was a footnote in the week’s local news for many, after all, how much attention do you pay to local municipal code refinements? Garnering a modest amount of column inches back in late 2017,  Title 5 of South Salt Lake’s Municipal Code was altered, kickstarting a grand vision for the city. A trio of canny … Read more

All the discounts you can grab at the liquor store this month

Dented Brick Distillery (DBD)

Check out the latest monthly DABC discount report from Drink In Utah; the website looks at all the discounts you can find on liquor store shelves, as well as items going up in price, new arrivals and products disappearing from stores. The website tries to call out local products worthy of attention with the a … Read more

Food and drink events to check out now – five of the best

Cupbop - ugly bop bowl

Boo!Stillery Tonight’s the night (Friday October 18th) for Slug Mag’s Boo!stillery festival. This brand new event is a halloween-themed spin on SLUG Mag’s regular Brewstillery festival. Attendees can sample a variety of boos, sorry booze, from local brewers and distillers alike. Boo!stillery will also feature local food trucks and artisans. Tickets for the 21+ event are priced … Read more

Beehive Distilling Has Big Plans

Beehive Distilling, the state’s first gin distillery in over 100 years, has completed their move to a large new facility in South Salt Lake, boosting the rapidly increasing number of food and drink destinations in the neighborhood. At 2245 S W Temple, the revamped warehouse space is within walking distance of Saltfire Brewing Company, Shades … 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: Spencer’s, SLC Food And Wine, Red Rock Brewing

Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - passed appetizers

Spencer’s For Steaks And Chops If you’re looking for something a little different this weekend, check out this fun event this Friday evening (August 17th). Grill and chill will be held on the Trofi patio, Spencer’s in downtown SLC will be offering an all you can eat menu for just $30. The AYCE affair runs … Read more

Events: Tastemakers 2018

Tastemakers 2017 - crowd, sun setting

In less than a month’s time, Salt Lake Magazine’s annual Tastemakers bash returns to downtown SLC. Now into its eighth year running, this years celebration of food and drink will be held once again at The Gateway. This years event runs on June 14th and 15th, 5.00-10.00 p.m. both nights, mark your diaries now. If … Read more

Events: Brewstillery 2018, Craft Beer Week, Pub Crawl

Brewstillery logo

Brewstillery 2018 This Saturday (May 12th) is Slug Magazine’s second annual Brewstillery event. Held at the Gallivan Center in downtown SLC, this celebration of local only beer and spirits runs 3.00 – 9.00 p.m. There’ll be beer, there’ll be food trucks, there’ll be more beer. There’ll even be exclusive beer, brewed just for the event. … Read more

It’s A Wrap – March 2018

Vida Tequila 2018 bottling

Vida Tequila New for 2018 and this Salt Lake City based tequila brand – contemporary new bottling that wouldn’t look out of place in an art galley; or maybe just maybe – your home bar, nudge nudge. Via press release, Vida Tequila founder Lisa Barlow writes: Everything we do is thoughtful and strong. VIDA has … 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

Christmas Tipples 2017

Waterpocket Distillery 2017 lineup

Spirited Inspiration – What a difference the last five years has made. If you’re stocking the liquor cabinet this year, you could happily do so with entirely Utah based products if you’re so inclined. From liqueurs to spirits to bitters, the local landscape for the cocktail lover has radically changed in recent years. My favorite … Read more

It’s a wrap – June 2017

Royal Street Cafe cuisine

In reverse order, to wrap up June: news, press releases and info that reached us over the last few weeks, that didn’t make it into any other article… Oasis Cafe named only Utah OpenTable Top 100 Brunches in America Oasis Cafe on 500 East has been honored as Utah’s only winner of the newly released … 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