Soup dumplings to buffet specials – recent menu updates in SLC

The Dough Miner - funeral potato pasty

While it’s always fun to report on what’s brand spanking new, from time to time, I do like to take stock over what more established restaurants are up to. So here we go, the latest menu watch – hopefully some dining inspiration for you to make a timely revisit. Scion Cider Tuesday evenings (sometimes Wed) … Read more

Where to eat this Valentine’s Day 2023 in Utah

Vosges Chocolates

This year’s Valentine’s Day represents an additional challenge for those hoping to secure a table. Valentines will fall on Tuesday this year, but just a few days later on the Friday (17th), the highly anticipated NBA All Star series of games will kick off a three day run in the city (more on that soon). … Read more

Downtown Salt Lake bar bringing the Christmas fun

Smoke gun cocktail at Flanker in SLC

As the leftover turkey rapidly disappears in the rear view mirror, it’s all Christmas sweaters and Die Hard debates barreling ahead. Tis’ the season don’t you know. Hint: you will absolutely know this inescapable fact as every last damn marketer proclaims it ‘the season’ for the next four weeks. If you find yourself somewhat less … Read more

Utah’s full service restaurant licenses could run dry soon

Homecoming Southern Kitchen and Bar

If you’ve been following along with morbid curiosity this year, you’re no doubt aware of the storied drought of bar licenses in Utah. Want to open a bar in the Beehive? You better have a cash runway like Elon coupled with the patience of Job (the biblical one, not the Appley one). What many haven’t … 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

This Salt Lake bar wants to be your new home for the big game

Flanker - The Big Tacowski

Those with September 8th (the start of football season proper for you non sports ball types) circled in their diary will want to pay close attention to this one. With about six months or so under their belt, Flanker Kitchen in downtown SLC have retooled their menu. The unveiling also accompanies the appointment of new … 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

Mother’s Day 2022 menus and events galore

Flanker Kitchen - lobster bites

Mother’s Day dining 2022 in Utah This weekend sees one of the biggest events on the food calendar; and as ever, we have the biggest roundup in town. Below, all the extra special Mother’s Day 2022 menus we know of. Unless otherwise stated, all the menus listed below are for May 8th itself. Menu items … Read more

SLC restaurant celebrates nine years with big bash

Avenues Proper - patio dining (Avenues Proper)

With many restaurants ready to pop the cork after battling through a year in the biz, it’s a resounding endorsement for any restaurant to celebrate NINE years. That’s exactly what Avenues Proper will be doing this Sunday, and hopefully you’ll want to raise a glass with them too. The Avenue’s neighborhood hang out opened nearly … Read more

Need weekend dining inspiration? Try these eight restaurants

As I stumble around our fair city, I try to recount as many restaurant experiences as I can. As the weeks blur into months and life makes mockery of my intricate plans, many fine dishes are sadly left on the proverbial cutting room floor. Now follows then, a rectification of sorts – eight restaurants, where … Read more

St Patrick’s Day in SLC plus other events on the calendar

Feldman's Deli - sloppy Joe

St. Pat’s Day in Salt Lake City Plenty of pubs and bars will be celebrating this one, but the following are all offering either special beer releases, food or events for the big day itself: Bewilder Brewing – Debuting their Irish Stout, Irish Lager, and Leprechaun Tears on March 17th. Irish themed menu offered. Cocktail … Read more

South East Asian market to call it quits after 23 years

Plant-based Vietnamese salad with Impossible meatballs

Sad news the this week, as a staple of the city’s food scene announced their imminent closure. South East Asian Market (422 E 900 S) will be closing their doors after more than two decades in business – stop by to say goodbye this week, and avail yourself of their clear out fire sale too. … Read more

Superbowl Sunday specials in Utah

While food prices might be soaring – 12% in some categories according to the Des News – at least there isn’t an industry wing shortage this year. With that in mind then, here are the local restaurants and bars offering Super Bowl specials this year. Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club This newly opened venue in … 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

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

State Of The Plate 2021

Bricks Corner

Hot on the heels of our recent readers choice awards, I bring you my favorite way to end the year – the sixth annual State Of The Plate; a look back over 2021 and what was hot, what was tepid and what I reckon will soon be whistling on the stove. You can see previous … 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

Restaurant liquor licenses starting to feel the pressure

Crack Shack sandwiches (Crack Shack)

Welcome back to our monthly roundup of all things perfectly potable. While ordinarily I’d start with a raised eyebrow and nod to the state’s bar license crunch (there are presently ZERO available) there’s truthfully not much to talk about. So instead lets start with another looming area of concern… Full service restaurant licenses (beer, wine, … Read more

Utah fund offers up million dollar restaurant prize

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

Ever fancied yourself a would be Danny Meyer, a food tycoon extraordinaire in the making? Maybe you’ve got the details to the next big thing stashed away in your brain – just not the cash to covert calculations to concrete? If so, local equity fund Savory have exactly what you need… a cool million bucks … Read more