Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2022

Thanksgiving sandwich with Beltex Turkey

Before we begin, go ahead and hit that bookmark button in your browser. As ever, the following list will grow on substantially over the coming week or two. As and when restaurants post their T-Day deals and specials, I’ll be updating the following collection on a daily basis. Check back often. As a reminder, we’ve … Read more

Open Streets returns with a busy Summer of food events

Eva back patio with Bucklin wine

I promised you a busy Summer of food-driven fun, and well, here it is; starting with one of the big comebacks for 2022 – the re-introduction of Open Streets. First trialled as a way to encourage safe, open-air drinking and dining during the early throes of C19, the initiative has been a huge hit with … 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

Easter 2022 – where and what to eat in Salt Lake City

Catch Sitka Wild Alaskan Applewood Smoked Fish

Easter Sunday falls on April 17th this, and with it, an inevitable slew of brunch menus, buffets and dining specials. Below are all of the Easter dining options for 2022 we know of in SLC. Be sure to bookmark the page and check back later – we will continue to update the page as we … 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

Utah restaurants still plagued by staff shortages

Tsunami - spicy masa roll

Following on from our August deep dive into the challenges facing the hospitality industry, little seems to be have changed for the beset sector. Indeeed if anything, things are actually trending worse for many restaurant operators. In that last article, I pointed out that many businesses had begun touting a hopeful $15 per hour wage … Read more

What else is happening on the dining scene right now

Nuan's Thai Kitchen

Business closures Nuan’s Thai Kitchen – The following picture was spied over on Yelp, indicating the Fort Union Thai restaurant will be closing up shop at the end of August this year. The posting does offer some hope that the business might return, indicating they are seeking a new home. The business initially opened around … Read more

Dining events not to miss plus Father’s Day specials

Manoli’s lamb roast Head to SLC’s finest Greek restaurant this Thursday (June 17th) and you’ll catch owner Manoli Katsanevas and team doing what they do best – spit roasting a whole lamb! Pictured above is the man himself doing just that at the Meet Your Maker event back in 2019. As well as this seasonal … Read more

Mother’s Day 2021 dining – options galore

Vosges Chocolates - Spring Uzume collection

It’s one of the biggest dining days of the year and it’s right around the corner. Mother’s Day 2021 looks set to much grander than 2020’s washed out affair, thanks C19… The following are all the current restaurant specials we know of in Utah for the big day (May 9th). as well as a few … Read more

Utah Easter dining and dishes to go 2021

Easter meal from Hub And Spoke

2021’s list of Easter dining options still isn’t back to the heady heights of the before times but if you’re headed out this April 4th – or looking to bring food home to your own table – there are still several solid options this year. It goes without saying, reservations are required for most of … 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

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2020

Thanksgiving day dining 2016

2021 UPDATE – looking for where to eat in 2021. Check out the 2021 edition of our Turkey day roundup here. The phrase thanksgiving in the year that is 2020 might seem like an anachronism, but here we are – tis the season. Tis the season to hurl overcooked spuds at anyone who rolls out … Read more

Dine in openings continue apace plus other specials and news

Caffe Molise - pan-seared king salmon

Specials and curbside updates Caffe Molise – The ever popular downtown restaurant opened for curbside just a couple weeks back, and now has several eye popping specials on the to go (more info). Items include: Pan-seared king salmon with a fruit misto of pineapple, red onion, golden plum, tomato and mint. Grilled asparagus and aglio … Read more

Easter dining to go, free meals for healthcare workers and more

Easter meal from Hub And Spoke

Easter options to go Ordinarily our Easter dining roundup is one of the biggest articles of the year. Brunch upon brunch of delicious celebratory meals. This year is obviously markedly different, but there are still plenty of plucky businesses cooking up a storm in the kitchen for you. Here are all the restaurants we know … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2019

Oasis German Pancake 1024

Who doesn’t eat turkey on Thanksgiving?The turkey duh, cos he’s always stuffed! 2021 UPDATE – looking for where to eat in 2021. Check out the 2021 edition of our Turkey day roundup here. That ones free, you’re welcome. If you decide to cook the big dinner at home this year though – you’re gonna need … 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

Events: Tastemakers 2017

Tastemakers 2016 - Laziz Kitchen dishes

Salt Lake Magazine’s premier summer food event – Tastemakers – is back for 2017, and also it’s seventh year. Apparently the de rigueur gift for such an anniversary is copper, so I’ll force myself to raise a copper mug (affiliate link, we earn a small referral fee on purchases) with a Moscow Mule this weekend. … Read more