The changing face of the industry

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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

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

The Roundup – May 2019

Ready for some dining inspiration, or lets be honest, a way to slack off work for a few hours? You’ll be so engrossed in the following roundup, your boss will be sure to thing you’re engaged in some serious research. Heck you might even get a raise. Anyway, here’s the latest installment of the roundup, … Read more

Menu watch – September 2017

Meditrina - endless tapas Tuesdays. Credit, Facebook.

Avenues Bistro On Third – Spotted on Facebook just recently, dinner is now off the menu at this popular cafe in the Avenues. Well, unless you get there real early that is, the restaurant will now close at 6 p.m. No word if this relates to the previous well storied fight with local residents over … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – February 2017

Let Utah’s bloggers and podcasters be your dining inspiration this month. In the latest review round up, dig into more than 20 pieces covering the local food and beverage scene, bon appetit! Chile-Tepin (SLC) http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/4785918-155/restaurant-review-chile-tepin-is-hot-new Chile-Tepin (SLC) http://www.latitude40slc.com/blog/our-fave-lunch-spot-chile-tepin/ Chopfuku Asian Cuisine (Taylorsville) http://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/chopfuku-asian-cuisine/ CY Noodles House (SLC) https://www.801eats.com/single-post/2017/02/17/CY-Noodles-House Firewood (Park City) http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/burn-baby-burn/Content?oid=3590657 Johnny Slice (SLC) … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – January 2017

Balsamic braised short ribs with tarragon demi-sauce from SLC eats review of Deseret Edge Pub

We took a month off from the roundup in December, because lets face it, you’re wallowing in a vat of egg nog and gravy. Or was that just me. Anyway, in with the new and back to what’s hot and not on the SLC restaurant scene. So without further ado, and just in time for … Read more

First look: Black Sheep Cafe Sugar House, Chile Tepin

Black Sheep Cafe - brisket fry bread taco

Black Sheep Cafe – Or to be more precise, Black Sheep At Epic Brewing Sugar House. Quite. To my mind this is the fourth overhauling of both menu and concept for Epic Brewing’s Sugar House location. If memory serves, Robert Angelili’s fancy pub grub menu took first blood in 2013, followed by Craig Gerome’s attempt … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – November 2016

Just in time for the weekend, the roundup has you covered for some dining inspiration. Here’s 20 opf the best from local writers, bloggers and pod casters over the last month around the valley. Featured image from the Salt Lake Tribune’s review of Hanabi Japanese Restaurant in Midvale: Playboy, front, and Alaska maki rolls. Avenues … Read more

New restaurants – October 2016

Trestle Tavern: trestle burger and fries

Black Sheep Cafe – Do you like great local beer? Do you enjoy creative Southwest cuisine? Like Sugar House? You probably don’t need to tick all of those boxes to get excited about this new partnership. Black Sheep Cafe will soon be opening their second restaurant in the former Epic Annex space in Sugar House. … Read more