Utah’s full service restaurant licenses could run dry soon

Homecoming Southern Kitchen and Bar

If you’ve been following along with morbid curiosity this year, you’re no doubt aware of the storied drought of bar licenses in Utah. Want to open a bar in the Beehive? You better have a cash runway like Elon coupled with the patience of Job (the biblical one, not the Appley one). What many haven’t … Read more

Wine to whiskey – what’s up next on the dining calendar

BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight

BTG Sommelier Selections Wine Dinner The next event in BTG Wine Bar’s series of 2022 wine dinners is here, September 8th to be precise. Starting at 7.00 p.m. sharp guests can expect a thoughtfully prepared four course dinner paired with selections from sommelier Louis Koppel; one of the very best in Utah, and on hand … Read more

Wine, whiskey, sake and more – events for your food calendar

High West at Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship

Duo of James Beard events at High West A brace of events will hit the High West Wanship location at the end of the week (April 8th and 9th). Both support the James Bead Open for Good Campaign. Here’s the details from the presser: The James Beard Foundation selects High West to host two Friends … Read more

Utah chef’s favorite dishes – I’ll have what they’re having

Beef stroganoff at Table 25

Restaurant menus are created for customers, but they also reflect the tastes of their creators. We asked a few restaurateurs and chefs: “What’s your favorite go-to dish on your menu?” You know, the one they could — and maybe do — eat every day? It’s not always the top-selling dish with customers, but there are … Read more

Utah liquor license crisis set to worsen according to reports

Punch Bowl Social - beer and biscuits, no more

Get ready for a fraught 2022 folks. Following this months DABC meeting, Ben Winslow confirmed via this story that the Utah legislature seems unmoved by the perilous state of Utah’s liquor license inventory. Indeed, things might actually get worse yet still – if that’s even possible. As part of the FOX13 story, Winslow highlighted the … Read more

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

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

Exclusive reposado now pouring at Taqueria 27

Exclusive Herradura Reposado at Taqueria 27

You might recall way back in the before times (June 2019 to be precise) Taqueria 27 dipped their toes into the exclusive tequila waters by sourcing their very own house special tequila; a hand-selected, single barrel aged tequila from Casa Noble. The team are now back at it once again for 2021, this time with … Read more

Wine dinners and soft openings – five of the best

Birdhouse - peri peri chicken sandwich

With the holidays looming large and plates turning to turkey and turnips – now’s the time to treat yourself to something different. Before your diet turns to nothing but cruciferous and root veggies, here are five of the best coming up over the next week or so. SLC Eatery On Monday December 16th (6.30 p.m.) … 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

Where to eat out this Easter Sunday in Utah 2019

Kentucky Hot Brown (Hub & Spoke Diner)

Next Sunday sees one of the bigger dining events of the year – Easter Sunday. Many restaurants up and down the Wasatch front put on grand spreads to enjoy; perfect for ending lent fasting (you have up something right?) and celebrating the holiday in style. All the following info provided directly by the restaurants in … Read more

The Roundup – February 2019

Santo Tacos (SLC Eats)

Once more it’s time to recap the best and brightest food reviews around the state. This month there are more than two dozen write ups, reviews, recaps, musings and more to inspire your weekly dining. Reviews and write ups Cool Bro’s Pizza (Rose Park)https://yaburnedit.net/f/cool-bros-pizza Curry Fried Chicken (SLC)https://utahstories.com/2019/02/currying-flavor-not-kfc-but-cfc-curry-fried-chicken/ The Daily (SLC)https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/the-daily/ Delice Bakery And Cafe … Read more

It’s A Wrap – August 2018

Hash House A Go Go - coming to Utah (Hash House A Go Go)

Alamexo & Alamexo Cantina Mexico’s revolt against Spanish rule began on the early morning of September 16 in 1810, when Father Miguel Hidalgo rang the bell of his church in Dolores, as a call to arms that triggered the Mexican War of Independence. His speech, the “El Grito de Dolores” or “Cry of Dolores” has … Read more

It’s A Wrap – April 2018

Ribs at R&R BBQ

DABC licenses A relatively busy month in April’s DABC meeting with lots of businesses receiving newly minted licenses. Details as follows: Bar license Five businesses competed in April’s meeting for two available bar licenses. Las Rocas Bar (West Haven) and 16 Post Office Place (SLC) were the successful winners, the latter surrendering their Summer seasonal … Read more

Events: Feast Of Five Senses, Stanza, Oasis Cafe, Water Witch

Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - black currant blackberry sorbetto

Feast Of The Five Senses – A few last tickets still remain for this fun food and wine event at the weekend. If you’re keen to toast the change of the seasons and support a great cause at the same time, this is the perfect event. Buy tickets here now before they sell out. If … 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