Utah restaurants still plagued by staff shortages

Tsunami - spicy masa roll

Following on from our August deep dive into the challenges facing the hospitality industry, little seems to be have changed for the beset sector. Indeeed if anything, things are actually trending worse for many restaurant operators. In that last article, I pointed out that many businesses had begun touting a hopeful $15 per hour wage … Read more

Score a great restaurant bargain before this program ends

Stop In Utah deals continue New deals continue to pop up on the Shop In Utah program funded by the state. If my severely hazy memory recollects – this will be depleted pretty much any day now. With that in mind, here’s a current round up of some of the more interesting deals and discounts … Read more

New covid rules for bars and restaurants, other food news

Caffe Molise heated patio

If you found yourself starting at your buzzing phone late last night, you no doubt tuned in for Gazza’s address to the state regarding Covus; what you might not have heard as part of the message though, are the specific new rules that will affect bars and restaurants. First up bars will now be required … Read more

Grab some great dining deals, support local, and other food news

Taqueria 27 beef tacos

Oquirrh fans start fundraiser Times are undoubtedly tough for everyone right now. In the maelstrom that is the hospitality sector (oh hai there Rubio’s bankruptcy filing), of particularly tumult – fine dining. While I’m a vocal advocate for changing times demanding a changing business plan, it’s admittedly simpler for fast casual to pivot than it … Read more

Dining events creeping back, menu updates and local news

Bhutan House - chicken chilli momo fried rice

Caffe Molise beer brunch Looking for a way to toast the weekend? Check out the neat little beer brunch this Saturday (September 26th) on the Caffe Molise patio. The four course menu will be paired with some pretty perfect picks from SaltFire, not to mention, the event will be hosted by the breweries own Tim … Read more

Foodie events starting back up, menu updates, news around town

Carson Kitchen - steak with mac n cheese

Set to celebrate their 16th annual Feast Of The Five Senses – Slow Food Utah’s 2020 event is being offered in a whole new C19-safe way. This year, 10 local restaurants have paired with 10 local farms to create 4-course meals packaged as a four course meal to go. The menu is usually a closely … 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

Rico risking closure, buffets back in business and much more

Mr Shabu - appetizer sampler

Rico Brand Foods face closure News in this week that the popular Rico Brand Foods might be up on the chopping block soon. Rico’s owner Jorge Fierro came to the US nearly four decades ago and has become something of a living legend in the local food community; not least for his range of prepared … Read more

Free burgers and gift card deals galore

BGR - reuben burger special (BGR)

As I wrote about yesterday, we’re changing things up. From here on out we’re going to be covering updates from local food and beverage businesses – that allow you to safely support this industry during the current environment. BGR Sugar House Not only has one of the best places in town for a burger started … Read more

SLC’s best veggie burgers

Wasatch Brew Pub - veggie burger

The recent rise of meat alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat has made it clear that more and more diners are skipping beef and opting for meat-free burgers. But not all veggie burgers are created equal— often, they lack flavor and texture and disintegrate as soon as you pick them up. This is … Read more

Burgers to Brovember – five of the best food events

BGR Sugar House - Western BBQ burger

BGR Winter menu preview Love burgers? Love beer? I guess I should really ask, have a pulse? If you can answer yes to those three, check out the next event at Sugar House’s Burgers Grilled Right on November 13th (6-7.30 p.m.) The evening will showcase a trio of new Winter menu options (plated as smaller … Read more

Seasonal Mexican cooking, new drinks and dishes and dining deals

Feldman's Deli - sloppy Joe

Alamexo There’s still a couple weeks left to check out the brand new menu at Alamexo (see below) and then it’s all change again! Well, mostly changed… Starting August 1st the restaurant overhauled their menu – with a goal of printing a new menu each and every month. On the first Thursday of every month … Read more

Stunning new restaurant menus, Father’s Day specials and more

Log Haven - bison with sweet potato orzo

Log Haven Hungry yet? This is just a small sampling from the new eye popping menu at Log Haven. As ever, chef Dave Jones’ menu reads like a million bucks, blending up a mix of mountain-rustic and International inspiration; there are crab cakes with coconut milk, theres a Caesar salad with Jones’ well trod Southwestern … Read more

It’s A Wrap – March 2019

The Angry Korean - philly cheesesteak with bulgogi

DABC Licenses Causing more than a few column inches this month was the failure of Heart and Soul Karaoke to secure an On-Premise Beer Only license (aka recreational license). A little backstory; Heart And Soul is a successful karaoke business out of Provo, recently opening their sophomore location in downtown SLC – the space left … Read more

Events: How does a trio of sliders and beers sound?

BGR Sugar House - Western BBQ burger

BGR Sugar House On February 7th (6-7.30 p.m.) head down to Sugar House and BGR to get a taste of what this boutique burger brand is all about. The Wilmington Ave branch of the business will be cooking up a slider and beer pairing event for a wallet friendly $30. The price includes three sliders, … Read more

Menu watch – January 2019

EJO Korean BBQ - spicy pork, cooked in the kitchen

If you’re new to our site this year, welcome aboard! And welcome to our first menu watch of the year. Each month we look at what’s happening across local restaurant menus; updates, specials, items of timely interest. There’s always something new and interesting to check out, here’s some of the better January items to keep … Read more