Lack of bar licenses continues to dominate DABC meetups

Level Crossing Brewing Company - Utah Uncommon beer

As is increasingly common at DABC meetings, wrangles over Utah’s exceptionally limited inventory of bar licenses dominated proceedings during the August meetup. For those following along with this years main liquor story, a solitary bar license was punted over from July’s meeting; and on the docket for the August event – eleven different businesses hoping … Read more

Menu watch – July 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Park City Culinary Institute desserts

Taste Of The Wasatch As promised last week, I’m excited to unveil the full and final menu for this years Taste Of The Wasatch. In case you needed any last convincing this decadent menu should help you make the right decision. Indeed the only real decision will be where to start on August 5th, smoked … Read more

Events: Proper Brewing Co, Meditrina, Bambara

Bambara - Yellowfin tuna poke off regular menu

Proper Brewing / We Olive We Olive welcomes one of Utah’s few certified cicerones – Jack Kern of Proper Brewing – on July 16th. On the evening Kern will lead guests through and evening of food and beer at We Olive’s Trolley Square location. Beginning at 6.30 p.m. guests will sample: * La Belle Peche … Read more

Events: Savor The Summit 2018

Savor The Summit in 2017 - sun setting

Savor The Summit is back for 2018, and with it, a spectacular start to the Summer food and wine season proper. For my money, there couldn’t be a better way to welcome in the warmer weather – each year Savor The Summit is a wonderful event to experience. Great food and stellar drinks enjoyed in … Read more

Events: Dine About, Feast Of The Five Senses, Under Current, Encore Bistro

Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - passed appetizers

Park City Dine About – Now in its fifth year, this annual event is back and in full swing until Sunday, October 15th. The two-week dining event features discounted two-course lunches ($10-$15) and three-course dinners ($20-$40) at some of Park City’s biggest names. 31 restaurants are participating in the 2017 event as follows: $10 two … Read more

Dining Out: HSL

HSL - dessert 2

Restaurants tend to be as every bit ephemeral as the dishes they serve. In a world where today’s bus boy is tomorrow’s sous chef – a restaurant is very much an ensemble piece, a fluid orchestra of players carefully conducted. At HSL in Salt Lake City, Briar Handly is the maestro, marshaling together an incredibly … Read more

Menu watch July 2016

Alamexo: puerco tacos

Alamexo – As we mentioned last week, taco Thursdays are now in full swing at chef Matt Lake’s refined Mexican restaurant. And what’s more they’re all a dollar, yep, a dollar. Changing each week, the bar area is offering both a meat and vegetarian taco, a dollar each, from 5-6.30 p.m. You could probably buy … Read more

EDSLC 2016, Beehive Distilling, Frida Bistro, Wasatch Community Gardens

eat drink slc forage 2015

Eat Drink SLC 2016 – If you haven’t yet purchased tickets to this years EDSLC, here’s a reminder: do. As I mentioned previously, this is one of the very best dining events of the summer. Since that last post, tickets have been flying off of the virtual shelves and a stack of new restaurants have … Read more

Events: Cannella’s, Negroni Week, Spencers

classic negroni with beehive gin

Cannella’s – If you’re looking for something to liven up your Wednesday (June 8th) this week – what about a Night Of New Zealand Wine at Cannella’s Restaurant and Lounge with Vine Lore’s Tamerin Smith. Dinner begins at 6.30 p.m. and cost is $30 for food and $30 for wine. Menu is as follows: * … Read more

News: Even Stevens, Faces Of Food, Kyoto, Stanza, Honeybee Festival

Sunny Tsogbadrakh Naked Fish

Even Stevens Sandwiches – It gives me great pleasure to make note of the story on the ES blog today. The past few days saw the business smash through the amazing milestone of over half a million sandwiches donated to local charities. Let’s take a second and think about that. That’s 500,000 times someone was … Read more

Events: Tastemakers and Savor The Summit 2016

savor the summit main street 2015 zoom appetizer

Tastemakers 2016 – Now in its sixth year, this two day event curated by Salt Lake Magazine is back again for 2016. The event, held June 2nd and 3rd (5-10 p.m. each night) delivers a food and wine adventure into the heart of Salt Lake City. In fact there are really two different events rolled … Read more

Events: Farm To Glass

237 Beetknik at pallet

Farm To Glass – Throughout the month of September, pay extra attention to the liquor menu at your favorite downtown haunt. Twenty bars and restaurants are participating in the Salt Lake Magazine’s third annual Farm To Glass contest. Each has an extra special cocktail concoction on the menu running through till September 21st. You can … Read more

News: Avenues Proper, Park City, URA

Avenues Proper – Up in the Avenues, the neighborhood’s namesake Proper Pub has a trio of updates. The upscale mini-brewpub was recently granted a Summer Seasonal Club license from the DABC. This means that after some brief remodeling to appease state requirements the business will unveil the all new “Proper Bar”; essentially a separated bar … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – September 2014

spitz falafel

More than fifteen restaurant reviews comprise September’s restaurant review round up. Spitz continues to make waves and buzz among local writers – see Heartbeat Nosh for the latest writeup. Featured picture above is taken from the Hearbeat Nosh’s review of Spitz. Art City Donuts http://www.ratetheplateutah.com/2014/08/food-truck-review-art-city-donuts.html Carlos’ Kitchen #2 http://fatkidapproved.blogspot.com/2014/08/fat-kid-reviews-carlos-kitchen-2.html Cheddatruck http://www.eatbyu.com/2014/08/cheddatruck.html Cowgirl Creamery Cowgirl Creamery … Read more