More than 160 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried so far?

Franklin Ave Cocktails & Kitchen - orecchiette pasta

We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Maybe two. Clocking in at somewhere close to 20,000 words, and recapping the unveiling of more than 160 bars and restaurants that opened across Utah this year – I give you our end of year monster. Please do note that this Frankenstein is cobbled together from a variety of … Read more

More than two dozen great dishes to check out around SLC

Flanker - The Big Tacowski

Barely a month has passed since I trolleyed this collection of plates before your eyes, and based off of the feedback, you want even more. In no particular order then, here are two dozen or so notables that’s been plated in front of me over the past few weeks. Hopefully it gives you some dining … Read more

Dos Olas – don’t miss this excellent new Park City restaurant

Dos Olas - ceviche with mahi mahi

Mexican cuisine holds a particular soft spot in my heart. I washed up on these American shores from limier climes some 22 years ago. Paper husked tomatillos, armies of peppers unknown, achiote and jicama, none of these words existed in a youth packed with pie and pudding. I was like the man peering wide eyed … Read more

Tinga de Pollo – your new favorite Mexican recipe

Tinga de Pollo tacos

Carnitas this, al pastor that, sometimes I lament for humble tinga, a lesser seen protein. For my money it’s all too often overlooked. I was reminded of this fact when dining at Dos Olas lately (review incoming), when chef Carlos Segura‘s wheeled out his mom’s version of the dish. The dish can be summed up … Read more