SLC chocolate festival returns for eleventh installment

Manoa Chocolate

After taking two years of Covid-induced (online) hiatus, Caputo’s annual chocolate festival is back for 2022 in person. This year’s event marks eleven consecutive years for the celebration of craft chocolate, with each episode centering around one specific name in the world of craft chocolate. Prior events have seen producers from afar as the UK … 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

State Of The Plate 2021

Bricks Corner

Hot on the heels of our recent readers choice awards, I bring you my favorite way to end the year – the sixth annual State Of The Plate; a look back over 2021 and what was hot, what was tepid and what I reckon will soon be whistling on the stove. You can see previous … Read more

Local Utah foodie business seeks help to go national

Cathy Tshilombo-Lokemba

If you haven’t yet seen this one, consider contributing some seasonal cheer (see: cash) for a fabulous local producer. Created by Matt Caputo – always a staunch supporter of local food projects – the campaign seeks to raise funds for Cathy Tshilombo-Lokemba’s Utah based hot sauce business, Mama Africa, Posting on the fundraising page here, … Read more

Upcoming food and drink events for your calendar

Churros and fixings by San Diablo Churros

Donkey And Goat wine dinner at Pago While all the hubbub of late has been for the new downtown Pago (On Main), tomorrow night (Tuesday November 23rd) the original restaurant hosts Donkey & Goat winemaker and owner, Jared Brandt. A five course paired dinner begins at 6.00 p.m. and costs $65 for food and $45 … Read more

Caputo’s celebrates ten years of fine chocolate events this December

Caputo's and Luisa Abram

Do you remember what you were doing right now, say nine or ten years ago? I do. Given this website’s Tardis like capabilities there’s an embarrassingly-detailed inventory of the calories I’ve consumed. Around this time in 2012 I was taking a first glimpse at a new joint called Taqueria 27 while also recounting the openings … Read more

Utah fund offers up million dollar restaurant prize

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

Ever fancied yourself a would be Danny Meyer, a food tycoon extraordinaire in the making? Maybe you’ve got the details to the next big thing stashed away in your brain – just not the cash to covert calculations to concrete? If so, local equity fund Savory have exactly what you need… a cool million bucks … 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

Italian food and fun set to hit downtown SLC

Wood fired pizza from 2019 (Festa Italiana)

Clear your calendar for the upcoming weekend, you’re going to need some free time to work your way through this one. More than a dozen Italian food vendors will be setting up shop at The Gateway, for this years Festa Italiana party. The two day event spans the 18th and 19th of September. Admission to … Read more

Upcoming food and drink events for your calendar

Francks - fried chicken

Franck’s The restaurant biz is known for its particularly high attrition rate for would be new restaurants. For most businesses, celebrating a first full successful year is an achievement. That’s why the marking of fifteen years in business is especially auspicious. Which is what this Cottonwood Heights mainstay are going on April 19th. Starting at … Read more

SLC loses another local great

Tony Caputo (SL Mag)

Tributes poured in across local media this week as local legend Tony Caputo sadly passed away. FOX13, SL Mag (their picture above), ABC4, KSL amongst others wrote about the life of a man who undeniably improved SLC’s food scene – putting the city in front of local and global audiences. After leaving Granato’s deli counter … 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

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

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

Family meals, free food for medical workers, menu updates and much more

Curbside and delivery updates SLC Eatery – Paul Chamberlain and Logen Crew’s Salt Lake restaurant is now offering a brand new curbside offering. Menu. Alamexo – This Mexican must eat are now offering a condensed selection of their favorite dishes for curbside pickup. Tue-Sat until 8 p.m. Menu. Takashi – Takashi Gibo’s signature sushi spot … Read more

Reader’s choice awards 2019 – the winners

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

After tabulating hundreds and hundreds of responses, and correcting oh so many spelling errors (you guys already started on the Christmas egg nog and brandies huh) the results of our very first reader’s choice awards are now in! The results are a mix of surprising, frustrating and expected. I’ll let you decide which. Lets dive … 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

Celebrate local and celebrate the season at these four fun events

SLC Eatery (SLC Eats)

Celebrate The Bounty A final list of food and distillery pairings is now in for this years Celebrate The Bounty, the yearly bash that puts the spotlight on all things local. Head down to Caffe Molise tomorrow night (September 25th) and you’ll find the following partnerships eager to serve you a sip and a sample: … 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