Beer, wine, cider and two thousand dollar dinners – mark your calendars

Galen Zamarra (Yuta)

With the multi-month holiday season looming large ahead, now’s the time we see a final special event hurrah from restaurants; after that, it’s two months of grueling turkey dinners and relatives you haven’t seen since last year, rehashing the same old ill advised jokes. So get your calendar ready. Here’s a few notable events to … Read more

Wine to whiskey – what’s up next on the dining calendar

BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight

BTG Sommelier Selections Wine Dinner The next event in BTG Wine Bar’s series of 2022 wine dinners is here, September 8th to be precise. Starting at 7.00 p.m. sharp guests can expect a thoughtfully prepared four course dinner paired with selections from sommelier Louis Koppel; one of the very best in Utah, and on hand … Read more

Fun food and drink events to pencil in this July

BTG Wine Bar - new Eagle building interior

Caffe Molise Argentinian wine dinner Now celebrating 29 years in business, this Italian downtown stalwart are offering their next wine dinner on July 18th. Held in the downstairs BTG Wine Bar space, sommelier Louis Koppel will host Vino del Sol – Argentinian wine specialists. Starting at 7.00 p.m. the evening will see a four course … Read more

Open Streets returns with a busy Summer of food events

Eva back patio with Bucklin wine

I promised you a busy Summer of food-driven fun, and well, here it is; starting with one of the big comebacks for 2022 – the re-introduction of Open Streets. First trialled as a way to encourage safe, open-air drinking and dining during the early throes of C19, the initiative has been a huge hit with … Read more

Mother’s Day 2022 menus and events galore

Flanker Kitchen - lobster bites

Mother’s Day dining 2022 in Utah This weekend sees one of the biggest events on the food calendar; and as ever, we have the biggest roundup in town. Below, all the extra special Mother’s Day 2022 menus we know of. Unless otherwise stated, all the menus listed below are for May 8th itself. Menu items … Read more

Restaurant liquor licenses starting to feel the pressure

Crack Shack sandwiches (Crack Shack)

Welcome back to our monthly roundup of all things perfectly potable. While ordinarily I’d start with a raised eyebrow and nod to the state’s bar license crunch (there are presently ZERO available) there’s truthfully not much to talk about. So instead lets start with another looming area of concern… Full service restaurant licenses (beer, wine, … Read more

Dining inspiration with the latest restaurant reviews

Veggie House (Slug Mag | Bonneville Jones)

Things are ever so slowly starting to return to normal in restaurant review world. Bit by bit, folks are headed back into the world and writing up their findings. Here are all the recent reviews and write ups from the last month or so. As ever, drop us an email if we’ve missed anyone. City … Read more

What else is happening on menus around town?

Oquirrh market fish special

It’s not just Pretty Bird’s new Sugar House location (see this story from earlier in the week) switching things up on the menu. Here are a few specials, deals and menu updates that’ve caught the eye over the last week or so. Oquirrh It’s worth noting that this independent fine-dining destination in downtown SLC recently … 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

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

Christmas Day, New Years Eve and more menu updates aplenty

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Buckle up, this one’s a super sized edition of our monthly menu watch; a blow by blow breakdown of what’s new and special on menus around town. First up, lets start with the seasonal specials headed your way. Here are all the Christmas Day and NYE specials we’re currently aware of (notes provided by restaurants). … Read more

Wine dinners and soft openings – five of the best

Birdhouse - peri peri chicken sandwich

With the holidays looming large and plates turning to turkey and turnips – now’s the time to treat yourself to something different. Before your diet turns to nothing but cruciferous and root veggies, here are five of the best coming up over the next week or so. SLC Eatery On Monday December 16th (6.30 p.m.) … Read more

Wine, beer and mezcal – events coming up for all tastes

BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight

Looking to brighten up the week? Looking for a sip or sample beyond the Summer deluge of BBQs and salads? Check out these upcoming food and drink events in SLC. Coming up on the calendar first… Wine pairing dinner at BTG Guests at this wine pairing dinner can meet wine marker Stephen Hagen on Wednesday … Read more

Events: Meditrina, Red Rock, Eat Drink SLC

Meditrina

Meditrina The next tasting event at Meditrina focuses on local craft cider maker – Mountain West. Held on June 27th (6.30 p.m. onwards) the event features four light bites each with a cider pairing. Cost is just $25 for food and $25 for cider; $10 from every ticket will also be donated to Souther Utah … Read more

Menu watch – May 2018

Spencer's - millionaire's bacon (Spencer's)

Spencer’s For Steaks And Chops A new menu has rolled out at the classic American steak house in downtown SLC. Both lunch and dinner menus at Spencer’s have a range of refreshed items, not least the millionaire’s bacon which prompted Mary Brown Malouf to proclaim it the best bacon she’s ever tasted. No small praise: … Read more

Events: We Olive, Red Rock, Avenues Proper, BTG

Red Rock Brewing - award winning craft brews

We Olive Tomorrow night (6.30-8.30 p.m.) head to Trolley Square’s We Olive as they welcome Talisman Brewery. Get a chance to meet the owners and brewers of this Ogden brewery. There’ll be a sampling of 4 of Talisman’s tasty craft beers, each paired with small bite by We Olive. For home brewers through to beer … Read more