Menu updates at some of Salt Lake City’s best restaurants

Ascent Kitchen - pancakes

It’s been several months since our last menu watch, that moment where we take a pause from the furious new restaurant openings – and instead – focus on what the established crowd are working on. If you’re looking for an excuse to check out a new spot, read on… Ascent Kitchen Starting with that headline … Read more

Valentine’s Day dining in SLC 2022

Catch Sitka Wild Alaskan Applewood Smoked Fish

Here’s your timely reminder that Valentine’s 2022 is headed your way fast. There’s three weeks to the big dining day as I write, and if you want to impress your special other, it’s time to get that meal planned now. Below is a list of all the 2022 menus and specials we’ve heard about so … Read more

Christmas and NYE 2021 dining in Salt Lake City

The Gateway plaza with Christmas lights

I know the feeling. Thanksgiving dinner is still a very raw, fresh memory right? The frenzied dance of pots and pans, the subsequent clean up, the days and days of increasingly determined leftover eating. What sane person wants to repeat that so soon? Check out the following list of options for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day … 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

Score a great restaurant bargain before this program ends

Stop In Utah deals continue New deals continue to pop up on the Shop In Utah program funded by the state. If my severely hazy memory recollects – this will be depleted pretty much any day now. With that in mind, here’s a current round up of some of the more interesting deals and discounts … Read more

Restaurants continuing to open at pace during Covid

Wow Bao header 3

As I recently wrote, the hospitality industry is facing a tumultuous upheaval. Despite the shifting odds of success though, there’s still more than one restaurateur willing to roll the dice. In fact there’s a whole heap of them ready to lay down a bet. Here are all the latest businesses to open across the Wasatch … 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

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

Thanksgiving Dining 2018

Thanksgiving day dining 2016

Update: Thanksgiving 2019 For 2019 dining options see this post here. Original 2018 post Turkey day is almost upon us once again. As ever, if the thought of cooking up a storm in the kitchen sends shivers down your spine – we’ve got the perfect solution – have someone else do the hard work. The … Read more

Events: Tastemakers 2018

Tastemakers 2017 - crowd, sun setting

In less than a month’s time, Salt Lake Magazine’s annual Tastemakers bash returns to downtown SLC. Now into its eighth year running, this years celebration of food and drink will be held once again at The Gateway. This years event runs on June 14th and 15th, 5.00-10.00 p.m. both nights, mark your diaries now. If … 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

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

Thanksgiving Dining 2017

Cuisine Unlimited - full Turkey dinner catered and delivered

Looking for Thanksgiving 2018 dining? Check out our latest post for 2018: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/11/05/thanksgiving-dining-2018/ 2017… The clock is ticking, and maybe the dread too, November 23rd beckons! If the idea of cooking up a storm for family far and wide fills you with terror, maybe this year hit up a local restaurant. Let someone else take … Read more

Events: Stanza, Meditrina, Dine O Round, Festa Italiana, SL Mag Cocktails

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Stanza – Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar welcomes William Davis (Wilson Daniels Wines) as he presents his portfolio of paired wines with new chef Jonathan LeBlanc’s five-course tasting menu on Wednesday, September 13th @ 6:30 p.m. LeBlanc notes: Wilson Daniels carries some amazing Italian wines. I’m pairing a special tasting menu based on what’s … Read more

It’s a wrap – July 2017

Evan Lewandowski of Ruth Lewandowski wines testing soil samples

Utah Wine – Ruth Lewandowski Wines, arguably Utah’s premier wine maker, might soon be making the leap to 100% Utah based production. The planting of Utah based vines has been long time in the making – and things are still preciously balanced – but keep your fingers and toes crossed with owner and winemaker, Evan … Read more

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017

Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 - Riverhorse On Main cuisine

Roll up your sleeves folks, or should I say, put yer eatin’ pants on; because come August 6th, Taste Of The Wasatch is back for 2017. Arguably the highlight of the Summer food festival scene – the event is a blitz of gourmet food and beverages like no other. More than 50 restaurants head to … Read more

Events: Eat Drink SLC a second bite, Hops On The Hill

chef zane holmquist serving at hops on the hill

If you missed out on tickets for this years Eat Drink SLC, take note of a few more food and wine focused events following on from the big party itself. As Tracey Thompson of Wine Lore mentioned to me, “we are fortunate enough to have a lot of talent still in SLC after Eat Drink … Read more