Upcoming food and drink events in Utah

Level Crossing Brewing Company brewer Chris Detrick

Level Crossing Brewing Head to the award winning South Salt Lake brewery on February 11th as they’ll be taking the wraps off their latest Red Feather Cambium Series brew. Running 6.00 p.m. through 8.00 p.m. the brewery will host an in-house tasting of their barrel aged Black Album Imperial Black Rye IPA. LCB write that … Read more

More than two dozen great dishes to check out around SLC

Flanker - The Big Tacowski

Barely a month has passed since I trolleyed this collection of plates before your eyes, and based off of the feedback, you want even more. In no particular order then, here are two dozen or so notables that’s been plated in front of me over the past few weeks. Hopefully it gives you some dining … Read more

Easter 2022 – where and what to eat in Salt Lake City

Catch Sitka Wild Alaskan Applewood Smoked Fish

Easter Sunday falls on April 17th this, and with it, an inevitable slew of brunch menus, buffets and dining specials. Below are all of the Easter dining options for 2022 we know of in SLC. Be sure to bookmark the page and check back later – we will continue to update the page as we … Read more

The best turkey you’ve ever tasted – get one now

Beltex Meats turkey

Update October 15th: Well. I did warn you to move fast. Beltex confirmed with us today that they moved their entire Thanksgiving turkey order in less than 24 hours… More are expected for Christmas and we’ll let you know… Turkey talk in October? Did I secure my own before writing this post? Is this the … Read more

Oktoberfest in Utah 2021 – what you need to know

Oktoberfest at Snowbird, credit, Jay Dash Photography

Put away those sky miles. Close down that browser with satellite maps of Munich. You ain’t going anywhere this year. If you were dreaming of visiting the Bavarian capital this Fall and raising a stein, Oktoberfest 2021 is already cancelled – much like the prior year. Before you start weeping that empty glass full though, … Read more

Menu updates and specials to check out this March

Thanksgiving sandwich with Beltex Turkey

Beltex Meats Think it’s too early to get ready for Easter? It’s not. At least it’s not if you want to snag something extra special from Beltex – same for this upcoming St Pat’s too. Pictured above, one of the very best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten; hint it used the leftovers from my Beltex turkey … Read more

Beltex Meats scoop gold at major food awards

Beltex Meats

The results are in and for those who keep insisting Utah is a metaphorical desert when it comes to high quality food, here’s another shot right back at you; Beltex Meats have been crowned in gold once more at the Good Food Awards. The yearly contest celebrates the very best producers in the US and … Read more

Locals flock to save restaurants, openings, closings and more

Oquirrh - turkey tonkatsu

As we enter the supposedly cheeriest month on the calendar, the outlook in restaurant land remains gloomy. Lets be completely honest with one other – there’s no respite coming anytime soon; patios aren’t coming back for at least another four or five months, the impact of vaccines will be even longer, and large swathes of … Read more

A sneak peak at new restaurants, sad closures and menu updates

Graffiti Bao - angus beef pho

Restaurant closures First up, a quick look at this month’s restaurant casualties; remember we’re keeping a running tally of all the Covid-crushed businesses here too. Mazza Sandy – Following on from the shuttering of the 9th and 9th location, the popular Lebanese restaurant group, which only a while ago numbered three, is now down to … Read more

SLC Eatery celebrates backstory, Alamexo closes, all the latest news

SLC Eatery celebrates Fresco For those long enough in the tooth, you might recall one of SLC’s finest dining gems – Fresco. Fresco ultimately became the home for Trestle Tavern, and most recently the third iteration of Finca Fresco was where the plotting and planning for SLC Eatery all began. Owner and chef Paul Chamberlain … Read more

The changing face of the industry

Maven Oak Creative header image

When I first wrote about the changing reality of the hospitality sector, even I have to admit I didn’t predict finger lickin fright to take hold; suffices to say, when the likes of the colonel are redrawing their business plans, it’s really time to start paying attention. As Covus (that’s what we call it in … Read more

Friday night food fun, unmissable deals, food news galore

HSL - fried chicken

Kafe Mamai Fundraiser Want to stretch your lockdown legs this Friday, get out and about the fresh air with some food? I’ve got the perfect event for you. This Friday (August 21st) at the Sugarmont Plaza (2234 Highland Drive) in Sugar House, chef Abudu of Kafe Mamai will be hosting a fundraiser for the children … Read more

Get ready for the grill – Summer Q essentials

BBQ plate with home made corn bread

Now that Father’s Day has come and gone we can get on with this year’s BBQ roundup. After all there’s no point suggesting to dad he’s doing anything wrong when he’d holding those tongs. It’s been a couple of years since our last Q roundup and I still recommend all the businesses listed there. Here … Read more

Restaurants set to re-open, new menus, meals and deals

Homemade pastrami burger

Utah restaurants looking to re-open It was already the topic on everyone’s lips – when would Utah restaurants be able to open again? Should they even open if they could? Yesterday, Governor Herbert answered that question – Friday May 1st – albeit with a range of caveats such as: Groups larger than ten to be … 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

Delivery deals, grocery updates, more ways to support local

Spitz - doner wrap with beast mode upgrade

Looking for ways to support your local foodie community during this tough time? Look no further, we’re here with all the delicious options. Remember to check our ongoing daily updated lists of curbside, delivery and drive through options as well. Spitz 20% off delivery The popular local mini Mediterranean empire is now offering a great … Read more

Latest from the DABC, restaurant closures, changes and other news

Nomad Eatery - chicken sandwich

DABC news The debate around Thai Archer’s limited service license application continued to rumble at the February DABC meeting. The commission has now formally concluded that the nearby Mc Kee Language School does meet the standard of a community location – this would ordinarily preclude a license for the business. A further meeting in March … Read more

DABC winners and losers, openings, closures and more

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

For our first It’s A Wrap of the year – a bumper edition – recapping both December and January’s odds and ends. First up, what went down at the last couple DABC meetups. At the December meeting Thai Archer in Salt Lake City was sadly denied a limited service restaurant license (beer and wine) due … Read more

Restaurant closures, DABC latest and all the food news highlights

Spitz - doner wrap with beast mode upgrade

DABC news In the absence of commissioner John T. Nielsen, vice-chairman Thomas Jacobson rattled through the November DABC get together at a brisk pace. As well as lots of newly minted restaurant licenses (see below), the commission confirmed that the state is currently out of bar licenses; moreover through 2020 only four more may be … Read more