Eight new bars approved at June alcohol meeting

Credit, Quarters Arcade Bar, City Home Collective

Yesterday saw the momentous day of reckoning that we’ve been previewing since March. With the myriad updates to Utah’s liquor laws now in effect for for 2022, a once in a generation bounty of full bar licenses were up for grabs – ten to be precise. As commissioner Thue dubbed it,”barapalooza”. Let’s get straight to … Read more

Spaghetti by the bucket? It’s coming soon to Salt Lake City

Spaghetti - not by the bucket

Don’t lie. You saw the headline and clicked through in a complicated mix of horror, confusion and gollum-like covetous greed. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me. I’ll give you a moment to compose yourself and take a deep breath. O.k. let’s carry on. By The Bucket is an all new restaurant headed our … Read more

New Holladay food hall amongst latest food openings

De Los Muertos - carne asada burrito

It’s been a busy old month since the last roundup of new openings in Utah; if you’ve managed to snaffle your way through all twenty in the weeks since, well, in short order: what’s wrong with you? I salute you. Can I join you? Yes, yes, stop with the blathering, you’re here to unearth what’s … Read more

Fried chicken to fine dining – what’s new on the dining scene

The Crack Shack

Ascent Kitchen For those last few of you, belligerently clinging to new year resolutions – or those just arterially kaput from yet another fried chicken sandwich – check out this new healthy option with a trio of locations across the valley. The business moves seamlessly into the former Pulp Lifestyle spots (Downtown, Liberty Park, Sandy), … Read more

Fifteen bars, one license, welcome to Utah

It sounds like the premise of a bad joke: fifteen bars walk into a… but no, this was the reality of January’s DABC meeting. One singular bar license, fifteen business jostling for position and five ready to go today. Welcome to Utah. To remind you then, the state currently has a complete dearth of available … Read more

More than 195 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried?

Despite the ever present threat of Covid this year, the food and drink scene in Utah has boomed unlike any other I can remember in recent memory. The following list contains nigh on two hundred different business that opened their doors around the Beehive this year: bars, coffee shops, bakeries, food trucks, delivery services and … Read more

Need weekend dining inspiration? Here’s the next bunch of new restaurants

Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club

Hot on the heels of our last major new restaurant roundup – here’s another slew of new businesses for your dining delectation. If you’ve missed the most recent recaps, you can also catch up on our August, June and March collections; combined they have more than 100+ new restaurant openings across the valley this year … Read more

Lack of bar licenses continues to dominate DABC meetups

Level Crossing Brewing Company - Utah Uncommon beer

As is increasingly common at DABC meetings, wrangles over Utah’s exceptionally limited inventory of bar licenses dominated proceedings during the August meetup. For those following along with this years main liquor story, a solitary bar license was punted over from July’s meeting; and on the docket for the August event – eleven different businesses hoping … Read more

Latest restaurant closures, moves and updates

Chedda Burger - burger with mac n cheese topping (Chedda Burger)

Restaurant closures Chedda Burger Starting life as a food truck, this local burger concept from Nick Watts once operated three outposts around town. News confirmed this week sees the brand shrink to one remaining location at the The Gateway. Following on from the shuttering of the original location the CB team confirmed on Facebook that … Read more

More than seventy new foodie spots to explore across Utah

Blue marlin review header

Time restaurant openings wait for no man. Since our last roundup in October 2019, we’ve compiled a fairly heaving list of more than seventy new restaurants, bars, breweries, dessert shops and more. Here’s the complete list of everything new and opening soon in Utah: Bewilder Brewing We profiled this brand new craft brewer back in … Read more