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

Locals lament as Deli closes, losing one of the best burgers in SLC

Bell's Deli burger

For once, here’s a story about a local restaurant closure that isn’t mired in disquiet. Today sees one of the most long lived operations in Salt Lake county finally lock their doors, and do so, happily on their own terms. Last Friday was the technical closure for Bell’s Deli in Taylorsville, but today saw owner … Read more

Utah taco hot spot celebrates ten year anniversary

Go rummage through the cupboard and find something special won’t you. Then join me in raising a glass to Taqueria 27, a business who this month mark a decade in an industry; one that’s about as forgiving as I am to being served a burger on a brioche bun. For those wanting to catch up … Read more

Local restaurant group set for massive expansion

Cupbop - ugly bop bowl

Cupbop secures $1million Not to say I told you so, but this month saw local K-Food superstars Cupbop begin their inevitable national expansion. The chain which has been busting out of the seems in Utah, secured a cool million bucks from Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, and with it, the presumable funding and big-name connections … 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

Oktoberfest in Utah 2021 – what you need to know

Oktoberfest at Snowbird, credit, Jay Dash Photography

Put away those sky miles. Close down that browser with satellite maps of Munich. You ain’t going anywhere this year. If you were dreaming of visiting the Bavarian capital this Fall and raising a stein, Oktoberfest 2021 is already cancelled – much like the prior year. Before you start weeping that empty glass full though, … Read more

Harmons’ annual chile roast returns August 20th

Harmons Hatch chile taco rico rice

One of my favorite times of the year is almost upon us. This Friday (August 20th) kicks off Harmons’ annual Hatch Chile Roast. A fierce fiesta of flavor and fire, and overly giddy alliteration too. Swing by all locations (Friday and Saturdays 11 a.m. through 6 p.m.) and you’ll undoubtedly spy an assembled crowd, not … 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

New covid rules for bars and restaurants, other food news

Caffe Molise heated patio

If you found yourself starting at your buzzing phone late last night, you no doubt tuned in for Gazza’s address to the state regarding Covus; what you might not have heard as part of the message though, are the specific new rules that will affect bars and restaurants. First up bars will now be required … Read more

The changing face of the industry

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When I first wrote about the changing reality of the hospitality sector, even I have to admit I didn’t predict finger lickin fright to take hold; suffices to say, when the likes of the colonel are redrawing their business plans, it’s really time to start paying attention. As Covus (that’s what we call it in … Read more

Family meals galore, Feldman’s giveaway and new menu updates

Feldman's Deli - loaded half pound sandwiches

Curbside and drive thru updates Here are the latest updates and additions hitting restaurants right now; remember to check our master list of curbside restaurants – the biggest and most updated in town! Don’t forget our delivery and drive through lists too. Provisions – The Millcreek New American spot has launched this new menu which … Read more

Delivery deals, grocery updates, more ways to support local

Spitz - doner wrap with beast mode upgrade

Looking for ways to support your local foodie community during this tough time? Look no further, we’re here with all the delicious options. Remember to check our ongoing daily updated lists of curbside, delivery and drive through options as well. Spitz 20% off delivery The popular local mini Mediterranean empire is now offering a great … 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

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2019

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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

The very best of Utah’s Fall food events

Feast Of The Five Senses 2018 - stuffed brioche

You can pretend all you like but Summer will soon be a faded memory. Before we’re all plunged into darkness, snow and inversion we get a fleeting reprieve of fun fall weather first though – not to mention – some last great food events to enjoy this year. Here are the very best coming up, … Read more

Raise a glass at these upcoming events including Utah craft brews, rose wine and more

SLC Eatery - prep kitchen at work

SLC Eatery rose wine dinner I’d recommend you snap up tickets for this May 16th event ASAP; the night for SLC Eatery’s first ever wine pairing dinner. While I don’t have details of exactly what’s on the menu for the evening – I can almost guarantee it’s going to be knock your socks off amazing. … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining 2018

Thanksgiving day dining 2016

Update: Thanksgiving 2019 For 2019 dining options see this post here. Original 2018 post Turkey day is almost upon us once again. As ever, if the thought of cooking up a storm in the kitchen sends shivers down your spine – we’ve got the perfect solution – have someone else do the hard work. The … Read more