Restaurants offering sign on bonuses amidst hiring crunch

Copper Onion - sauteed mushrroms with egg (Copper Onion)

Many theories abound for the current hiring crisis in the hospitality industry. While some posit that the government’s Covid-stimulus actions are causing workers to sit care free at home, data (and critical thinking if that’s your thing) from the DWS shows that really isn’t the case. For the most part the industry has seen an … Read more

Get back into the dining scene – more than forty restaurant reviews rounded up

O Falafel Etc - mezze sampler (Ya Burned It)

Don’t let January’s dull and drab palette get you down in the dumps. Instead, pull up a pew and sink your teeth into the latest edition of the roundup; more than forty restaurant reviews and write-ups from local critics, bloggers and more. Reviews and write-ups All Chay (Fairpark)https://yaburnedit.net/f/love-letter-to-all-chay-in-fairpark The Angry Korean (South Jordan)https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/mad-about-bulgogi/Content?oid=14523227 Birdhouse (SLC)https://siftey.com/birdhouse-salt-lake-city-ut-restaurant-review/ … Read more

Afghanistan to New Jersey – a world of flavors in the roundup

Bam Bam's BBQ (Siftey)

Reviews and write-ups Here’s the low down on all the reviews, ravings and rantings from the past month. Looking for somewhere new to dine this weekend? Start here… Afghan Kitchen (South Salt Lake)https://yaburnedit.net/f/afghan-kitchen-in-south-salt-lake Amber Restaurant (South Salt Lake)https://www.southsaltlakejournal.com/2019/11/19/290834/amber-restaurant-is-back-with-even-fluffier-rolled-omelets Bambara (SLC)https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/bambara-salt-lake-city/ Bam Bam’s BBQ (Orem)https://siftey.com/bam-bams-bbq_utah_restaurant-review/ Beirut Cafe (Murray)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/10/23/this-lebanese-restaurant/ Big Jake Burger (Ogden)https://www.standard.net/lifestyle/food/shakes-ice-cream-more-shakes-and-the-big-jake-burger/article_2813724f-6912-5c13-85c2-619668dabb10.html Celeste (Murray)https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/paolo-celeste-salt-lake-city/ Changarro Loco … Read more

The Roundup – September 2019 – pot pies to pizza

Ginger Street - steamed sumplings (Adam Finkle, SL Mag)

Back with a boom for September is this bumper roundup up of reviews run downs and write-ups from local food media. If you’re looking for inspiration for somewhere new to dine out this week, you just found it… Reviews and write-ups Angry Korean (South Jordan)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/09/06/we-found-joy-fusion-food/ Barriohttps://www.saltlakemagazine.com/utah-tacos/ Bartolo’s (Park City)https://utahstories.com/2019/07/italian-flavor-to-savor-a-visit-to-bartolos-in-park-city/ Bandera Brisket (American Fork)https://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/dining/food-type/bbq/bandera-brisket-breaks-from-the-pack-with-tender-meats-full/article_3cc663fa-7a46-55f2-8f8f-1027a91663a5.html Beer Bar … Read more

These Utah restaurant openings are sure to delight

Chicken satay header image

Take a deep breath, pour a double, gather your nearest and dearest – whatever you need to do to collect yourself for the full list of recent openings. Go ahead and do it now, and join me again in 15. Ready? Great, lets go… Aloha Hale ‘Aina First on our list this month is a … Read more

The Roundup – June 2019 – BBQ to bakeries to burritos

Ginger Street - pad thai

All the latest reviews, write-ups, roundups and ramblings from local writers, bloggers and more. If someone wrote about it in the past month or so…you’ll find it here in the review roundup. Reviews and write-ups Aragosta (Ivins)https://siftey.com/aragosta_utah_restaurant-review/ Bam Bam’s BBQ (Orem)https://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/dining/bam-bam-s-pitboss-has-found-treu-calling-as-the/article_508bfbe3-914a-5203-a616-30c6d0269f54.html Benji’s Bar-B-Cue Shack (South Salt Lake)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/06/09/this-new-barbecue-shack/ BFF Turon (West Jordan)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/05/23/new-filipino-restaurant/ Bianca’s La Petite French … Read more

New restaurants in Utah – April 2019

Five Sushi Brothers maki sushi large

Level Crossing Brewing Yes, we’re starting out of alphabetical sequence this month, and yes it’s because I got some lovely photos from the recent ribbon cutting event of this new South Salt Lake Brewery. And yes, its because I love all things beer. O.k. yes, I can shorten that to: yes because beer. Anyway… You’ll … Read more