Locals lament as Deli closes, losing one of the best burgers in SLC

Bell's Deli burger

For once, here’s a story about a local restaurant closure that isn’t mired in disquiet. Today sees one of the most long lived operations in Salt Lake county finally lock their doors, and do so, happily on their own terms. Last Friday was the technical closure for Bell’s Deli in Taylorsville, but today saw owner … Read more

Pie N Beer day returns with 9,000 slices o’ pie

The Pie - buffalo ranch

According to the folks over at the Downtown Alliance, that’s the number of pies and slices set to fly off the proverbial shelves at this year’s Pie N Beer day event. The popular Summertime bash which has taken a two year covid-break, is back for 2022, and back with style I might add. If you’re … 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

Restaurants offering sign on bonuses amidst hiring crunch

Copper Onion - sauteed mushrroms with egg (Copper Onion)

Many theories abound for the current hiring crisis in the hospitality industry. While some posit that the government’s Covid-stimulus actions are causing workers to sit care free at home, data (and critical thinking if that’s your thing) from the DWS shows that really isn’t the case. For the most part the industry has seen an … 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

Restaurants continue to open at speed, DABC axes inventory

Best Chicken And Ribs - chicken skewer plate

The re-opening continues If you’ve been checking the general news over the past week, you’ll have noted the unstoppable freight train that is the concerted effort to re-open. Buffets can now open with restriction while Millcreek eased patio dining rules recently. Restaurants have naturally been as keen as anyone to unlock their doors and cash … Read more

Dine in openings continue apace plus other specials and news

Caffe Molise - pan-seared king salmon

Specials and curbside updates Caffe Molise – The ever popular downtown restaurant opened for curbside just a couple weeks back, and now has several eye popping specials on the to go (more info). Items include: Pan-seared king salmon with a fruit misto of pineapple, red onion, golden plum, tomato and mint. Grilled asparagus and aglio … Read more

Mother’s Day 2020 dining, restaurants re-opening and more

Saffron Valley lunch buffet to go

Mother’s Day 2020 I don’t know if it was my dispirited take on the outlook for this years proceedings, but restaurants have stepped up a gear this week. A whole slew of options for Mother’s Day are now available. Here are the ones we know about so far, we will keep updating on a daily … 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

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

Wine dinners and big birthday celebrations – five of the best

Copper Onion - sauteed mushrroms with egg (Copper Onion)

Tin Angel wine dinner Join Tin Angel and Bon Vivant Wine Imports this Sartuday (January 18th) as they raise a glass to women in wine. The restaurant now snugly settled into their new Eccles Theatre home will be hosting a paired wine dinner featuring the wines of Spain, Portugal and the Basque region – all … Read more

Events: Chef Showdown, Peculiar Pours, Feast Of Five Senses

Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - passed appetizers

Dine O’Round Chef Showdown Come join me at Squatters in downtown SLC tomorrow night (Wednesday October 10th) where I’ll be doing my best Gordon Ramsay / Simon Cowell impression. Starting at 6 p.m. at the downtown brewpub, the 2018 edition of the Dine O’Round Chef Showdown will kick off. During the evening Amanda McGraw of … Read more

Events: Dine O Round, 4th West Oktoberfest, Hog And Beer

Bourbon House - deviled eggs (Bourbon House)

2018 Dine O’ Round Want to save a dining dollar? Want to check out somewhere new? Want a reason to eat out even more than you do already? You can address the whole trifecta come September 28th as the downtown SLC Dine O’ Round event returns to SLC. If you’re new to this yearly promo … Read more

Events: Avenues Proper, Bambara, Meet Your Maker

Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - radish salad

Bambara Those delicious looking pictures you ask? They’re from Bambara’s first beer pairing dinner of the year, just over a month ago now. Devised and executed by the talented (sous chef) Jerry Pacheco, the dinner represented something of a more relaxed break for the restaurant. If you missed the first event, don’t worry, the team … Read more

Menu watch – July 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Park City Culinary Institute desserts

Taste Of The Wasatch As promised last week, I’m excited to unveil the full and final menu for this years Taste Of The Wasatch. In case you needed any last convincing this decadent menu should help you make the right decision. Indeed the only real decision will be where to start on August 5th, smoked … Read more

Taste Of The Wasatch 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Solitude Mountain Resort dish

Update: download the full menu for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018. Go grab your wallets. Don’t pause, don’t hesitate, just get ready to signup for the biggest and best food event of the year – Taste Of The Wasatch. I believe at the time of writing there are just a couple hundred tickets left for … Read more

State Of The Plate 2017

HSL - dessert 2

It’s time to get angry again folks, get your pitchforks and torches ready. We’re going to go ahead and name the best restaurants for 2017. Back for the second year then, our State Of The Plate, a data driven look back at the year and some thoughts on the state of Utah dining. For reference … Read more

Events: Taste Of The Wasatch, SLC Taco Fest, Stanza

Taste Of The Wasatch - plate of food from 2016

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 – Last nag about this one. Tickets are almost sold out, but if you act especially quick, you might snag one of the few remaining ones. My advice is you do. If you need any last encouragement to get a ticket to the best food event and fundraiser of the … Read more

Events: Spencer’s, EDSLC

Eat Drink SLC - Beltex Meats prepping devilled eggs in 2016

Spencer’s For Steak And Chops – I’ve always loved the Rat Pack era vibe at Spencer’s, but the next pairing dinner featuring Balvenie Scotch and cigars to finish, sounds like it will take things to the next level. Here’s the full menu courtesy of new executive chef Sebastian Lowrey: The dinner will be held on … Read more