Where to eat in Salt Lake City this week – 30+ ideas

De Los Muertos Mexican Restaurant - chicken mole burrito

I know you’re like me. I know you’re sat there scrolling through your ‘Toks and your ‘Grams and your Yelps (hehe, remember that). A numbing parade of indifference, none inspiring you where to eat tonight. Let me help you fellow indecisive. The following is a recap of the places and plates I’ve found myself at … Read more

Valentine’s Day 2021 in Utah

Harmons hot cocoa bombs

Every year my advice is the same: if you really want to treat that special someone in you life, skip the 14th of February. Seriously, go a week before, go a week later, just avoid one of the busiest dining days on the regular calendar. If you have your mind set though, there are plenty … Read more

Check out these New Year Eve’s dining specials

Last Hurrah SLC (David Newkirk Photography)

It’s time to raise a glass, fork, spoon; heck even a club, lets just dispatch with 2020 as swiftly as we can. On the menu this year, it’s slimmer pickings than recent years, but there are still a few seats around town if you’re at a loose end. You will need to act fast mind … Read more

As restaurants re-open in Utah, what can you expect from dining out?

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Cards on the table time. I’ve been in self imposed lockdown since roughly March 12th now, and if I’m brutally honest I’m more than happy to keep myself holed up for the time being. That mountain peak-esque infection rate graph is wayyyy too rich a gamble for my money; and that’s saying something, I’m a … 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 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

Valentines Day Dining 2019

Stanza - lobster pasta

Tables are booking up fast – indeed some restaurants are already reporting full bookings to us. As such, if you’re looking to romance that special someone come the 14th, it’s time to act quickly. Here are all the current 2019 Valentines Day’s specials we know of. As we hear more, this page will be updated… … Read more

State Of The Plate 2018

Easily the most anticipated time of the year is here. Yes, I know, I know, the moment you’ve all been waiting with frenzied tension – our end of year State Of The Plate report. For the uninitiated, we look at every best of award throughout the year, mush the data together and see what the … Read more

Menu watch – December 2018

There’s not a huge amount to report in our final menu watch article of the year. For restaurants, it’s the time of year they make the big bucks from group and holiday bookings; not really the time to update a whole menu.  That said, there’s plenty of festive fun to be had across the three … 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

Mother’s Day Dining 2018

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Feel free to insert your own cliche about “treating mom to something special this year”; instead look at it as a way – you’re going to get a great meal too – so plan accordingly. Here are some of the best options around town for this years Mother’s Day. Check back soon for more as … Read more

Events: Current, Stanza, Avenues Proper, Meditrina, Manolis, Central 9th

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Current Fish And Oyster This Tuesday, Domaine Riefle Wines provide the feature pours for a five course dinner at this downtown SLC seafood hotspot. The 160 year old family winery will be pared with a varied menu from Current’s chef Alan Brines. The April 17th dinner beings at 7.00 p.m. and is priced at $70. … Read more

Menu Watch – March 2018

Avenues Proper - poblano mac and cheese (Avenues Proper)

Avenues Proper – A new menu has rolled out at this Avenue’s gastropub, and wow, it doesn’t look half bad; in print or in photo. Check out the following pictures and details of the menu now available: * Roasted poblano mac & cheese – bechamel, parmesan, house frito, elbow noodles, $8 ($3 more with ham) … Read more

Menu Watch – February 2018

current fish and oyster interior

Current Fish And Oyster – Dungeness crab – the jewel of the Pacific Northwest – is finally in season. Executive chef Alan Brines is offering nightly specials with fresh-off-the-boat Dungeness crab from the coastal waters of Oregon from February 10th until the 28th (except Valentine’s Day). The kitchen’s offerings will change slightly each evening taking … 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

Christmas and New Year dining 2017

Alamexo Cantina - plantain cakes with salsa ranchera

2018 Update: Be sure to see our latest list of festive fun here:https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/12/17/menu-watch-december-2018/ 2017 Looking for options this Christmas or New Years? The following are all the foodie events, specials and to go options we currently know of. Check back over the next week as we usually add a few more as restaurants finalize last … Read more