Zero bars granted license at Utah’s September DABS meeting

Counter and bar sapce at Current Fish and Oyster

After last month’s DABS meeting you might recall I posed this not entirely rhetorical conundrum. When tasked with managing Utah’s most precious of resources – that’s bar licenses not water duh – how exactly should a kingmaker act? This month saw one possible course of action come to pass, which is to say, inaction. Demurring … 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

Pie N Beer day 2021 – what’s on

Villagio Pizzeria - ferragosta pizza

The Beehive’s official birthday is here once again, and with it, the most important pairing of the year – pie and beer. Confused newcomers to Utah, just say Pioneer Day over and over real quick in your head and you’ll get it… Ordinarily, downtown’s Beer Bar is the epicenter of the party, but this year … Read more

Wine, beer and mezcal – events coming up for all tastes

BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight

Looking to brighten up the week? Looking for a sip or sample beyond the Summer deluge of BBQs and salads? Check out these upcoming food and drink events in SLC. Coming up on the calendar first… Wine pairing dinner at BTG Guests at this wine pairing dinner can meet wine marker Stephen Hagen on Wednesday … Read more

New Spring menus, bold brunches and brand new bargain beer passes

SLC Eatery - Kimchi bowl (801eatsndrinks)

SLC Eatery First up in this months menu watch, a whole new brunch menu to get giddy over. You probably recall I waxed lyrical after checking out this new chef-driven restaurant at the start of the year. I’m pretty excited to see that their newly launched brunch service is every bit as innovative and exciting … Read more

Utah’s female brewers come together on International Women’s Day for Pink Boots Brew Day

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a global day that celebrates female leaders and the social, economic, cultural and political achievements made in moving women’s equality forward in hopes of achieving gender parity.  In Utah, female brewers from around the state will come together for Pink Boots Brew Day to create a collaborative brew – … Read more

Events: Brewstillery 2018, Craft Beer Week, Pub Crawl

Brewstillery logo

Brewstillery 2018 This Saturday (May 12th) is Slug Magazine’s second annual Brewstillery event. Held at the Gallivan Center in downtown SLC, this celebration of local only beer and spirits runs 3.00 – 9.00 p.m. There’ll be beer, there’ll be food trucks, there’ll be more beer. There’ll even be exclusive beer, brewed just for the event. … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – January 2018

Celeste - ravioli incavolati. Photo Talyn Sherer of Slug Mag

A smaller roundup this month as we recap the musings of local writers, bloggers and podcasters from the past couple months. Understandable of course, obsessed as we’ve all no doubt been with turkeys, stuffing and potatoes. Now lets not mention those again till November, deal? On with the good stuff then… Reviews and write ups … Read more

Events: Feast Of Five Senses, Stanza, Oasis Cafe, Water Witch

Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - black currant blackberry sorbetto

Feast Of The Five Senses – A few last tickets still remain for this fun food and wine event at the weekend. If you’re keen to toast the change of the seasons and support a great cause at the same time, this is the perfect event. Buy tickets here now before they sell out. If … 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

New restaurants June – 2017

J Dawgs - hot dog. Credit, Facebook.

Albasha – New to City Creek downtown, this Greek and Lebanese inspired restaurant that claims a specialty in chicken shawarma and gyros. Count me in. Long time readers will know I’m like a moth to the flame when it comes to meat on rotating sticks. Seriously, you could lure me off a cliff edge with … Read more