Catch these Utah foodie events before the calendar wraps for 2022

Porch restaurant in Daybreak Utah (Porch)

The calendar what now, I hear you wail from the back? I hate to tell you, but we’re barely six weeks before kicking off the new year. And in the food world, the year ends even sooner. In just a couple weeks time, restaurant’s go into party mode; that is to say hosting family get … Read more

SLC chocolate festival returns for eleventh installment

Manoa Chocolate

After taking two years of Covid-induced (online) hiatus, Caputo’s annual chocolate festival is back for 2022 in person. This year’s event marks eleven consecutive years for the celebration of craft chocolate, with each episode centering around one specific name in the world of craft chocolate. Prior events have seen producers from afar as the UK … Read more

A tasty trio of new restaurants for your weekend

Ascent Kitchen - cilantro lime chicken

As the weekend approaches and all the attendant promise of decadent abandon (ok yes, stuffing your face) allow me to steal five minutes of your time and point you in the appropriate direction. The following then, a trifecta of newer restaurants I’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks myself; and each one worthy of your … Read more

Single Utah bar crowned at April DABC meeting

RoHa Brewing tap room interior

RoHa brewing in Salt Lake City was the solitary business rewarded with blink and miss it bar license at this months DABC meeting. The bar – four months on the wait list – also recently toasted five years in business; the April meeting then, a cherry on top of an already notable birthday. Two licenses … 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

Brewery boom marked this weekend with fun foodie event

Level Crossing Brewing Company - Utah Uncommon beer

It was a footnote in the week’s local news for many, after all, how much attention do you pay to local municipal code refinements? Garnering a modest amount of column inches back in late 2017,  Title 5 of South Salt Lake’s Municipal Code was altered, kickstarting a grand vision for the city. A trio of canny … Read more

Where to eat out – dining inspiration for your weekend

Villagio Pizzeria - margerita pizza with olives

If you’re looking to change up your weekend dining routine, let us give you a little inspiration. The following restaurants are all from our recent series of Eat Here Now articles – all wrapped up into one neat package. Indian to pizza to downtown dining. Take out to delivery to dine in. Bon appetit! Villagio … Read more

Grab some great dining deals, support local, and other food news

Taqueria 27 beef tacos

Oquirrh fans start fundraiser Times are undoubtedly tough for everyone right now. In the maelstrom that is the hospitality sector (oh hai there Rubio’s bankruptcy filing), of particularly tumult – fine dining. While I’m a vocal advocate for changing times demanding a changing business plan, it’s admittedly simpler for fast casual to pivot than it … Read more

New restaurants coming online during the re-opening

Vessel Kitchen header image

The past few months have hardly been the perfect background for business openings, but as we all know, life finds a way. As we all start to adjust to the new normal, here’s the latest collection of coffee shops, restaurants, brewers and bakers – all hoping to make their mark on your wallet and heart. … Read more

Latest from the DABC, restaurant closures, changes and other news

Nomad Eatery - chicken sandwich

DABC news The debate around Thai Archer’s limited service license application continued to rumble at the February DABC meeting. The commission has now formally concluded that the nearby Mc Kee Language School does meet the standard of a community location – this would ordinarily preclude a license for the business. A further meeting in March … Read more

DABC winners and losers, openings, closures and more

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

For our first It’s A Wrap of the year – a bumper edition – recapping both December and January’s odds and ends. First up, what went down at the last couple DABC meetups. At the December meeting Thai Archer in Salt Lake City was sadly denied a limited service restaurant license (beer and wine) due … Read more

Food and drink events to check out now – five of the best

Cupbop - ugly bop bowl

Boo!Stillery Tonight’s the night (Friday October 18th) for Slug Mag’s Boo!stillery festival. This brand new event is a halloween-themed spin on SLUG Mag’s regular Brewstillery festival. Attendees can sample a variety of boos, sorry booze, from local brewers and distillers alike. Boo!stillery will also feature local food trucks and artisans. Tickets for the 21+ event are priced … Read more

Free dessert and tacos, DABC news, restaurant closures and deals galore

Cinnaholic - pumpkin pie roll

DABC News A relatively short DABC meeting for September with notably less action than usual. The most noteworthy item was the minor-kerfuffle over the Park City Smith’s location trying to open an onsite beer bar. Commissioners expressed concern over the layout of the proposed space. The 25 seater, beer only bar, looks set to replicate … Read more