About James Santangelo

Doki Doki - crepe cakes (Salt Lake Magazine)

The Roundup – September 2018

If you've got a case of the Monday blues, we've got more than 30+ reasons to power through the rest of your day; more...
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Wine Stories – a look behind the label

WINE STORIES | a look behind the label BURGUNDY, FRANCE | luxury in a glass Revealing the range of styles in Burgundy as...
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Stocking the Home Bar

From Garnishes to Glasswear - Stocking the Home Bar. Join us for "Stocking the Home Bar," an educational class designed to teach you...

Libations At The Leo

Join us on November 2, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm for our November Libations – Fall Harvest. It is that time of year when we put...
publik kitchen interior

The Secrets of Wine & Coffee

Learn the secrets behind your two favorite beverages! Join Ryan Gee, head roaster, & Jim Santangelo, wine guy, as they take you on a journey...
Stanza - March flight and bite pairings

Menu watch – March 2017

Food Trucks At The Fountain - As the revamping of The Gateway starts to unfold under new owners Vestar, the shopping center has announced...
even stevens banh belly

Menu watch – January 2017

Even Stevens Sandwiches - First, a special shout out to one of our Local Partner's who today hit a huge menu milestone: one million...
Pago: pumpkin tasting menu 2016

Events: Spencer’s, Veneto, Stanza, Caputo’s

Spencer's - Tonight (October 21st) enjoy a delicious looking menu over at Spencer's steak house. The Vine Lore led wine pairing event promises a...
classic negroni with beehive gin

Events: Cannella’s, Negroni Week, Spencers

Cannella's - If you're looking for something to liven up your Wednesday (June 8th) this week - what about a Night Of New Zealand...
Sunny Tsogbadrakh Naked Fish

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

Even Stevens Sandwiches - It gives me great pleasure to make note of the story on the ES blog today. The past few...
amari at undercurrent

Events: Undercurrent, Sugar House Pub Crawl

Under Current - This Saturday, Amari will be the focus of the next educational event at Under Current in downtown SLC. From 4.00-5.30...
johnny utah at proper burger

New restaurants around SLC – May 2016

Proper Pub and Proper Burger - In March I wrote a brief preview of these two new operations for Utah Stories. Shortly after...
bar selection at under current

Events: Undercurrent, Trio

Under Current * – Continuing their series of educational events, April 9th will see vermouth fall under the downtown bar's scrutiny. The 4-5.30...
under current upstairs private dining

Events: Shallow Shaft, Trio, Blind Cafe, Under Current

Shallow Shaft - Duckhorn Vineyards, one of California's premiere producers will be the focus of this Alta restaurant's wine dinner held on Wednesday, March...
absinthe service at under current

Events: Under Current, Frida Bistro, SLC POP

Under Current * - One of downtown's hippest hangouts will be reprising their popular 'Absinthe and Oysters' educational class on Saturday, March 12th, 4-5:30...
Naked Fish Sashimi selection during 2015 omakase

Best of 2015 as decided by, you…

Tired of those boring end of year lists written by folks who couldn't tell a blini from a bellini? If so, might we tempt...
current fish and oyster interior

New Years Eve Dining Salt Lake City 2015

With barely two weeks remaining in 2015, should you want to mark the end of the year in style, now is the time to...
Vanilla Ginger Snaps - Mary Beth Bates

Festive Drinks 2015

Continuing on from their Uncommon Cocktail series, Vida Tequila have something special in mind for your cocktail glasses this holiday season. You'll be...
road 31 wine company logo

Events: Finca, Sparkling Wines, Meditrina

Finca - Head to Finca this Friday, December 4th and take a breather from the holiday chaos. Scott Evans welcomes Kent Fortner (Road...
ciders at under current bar

News: Cider Festival 2015

Ahh, hard cider, the alcoholic beverage of my misspent English youth; a fruit-fueled favorite that tends to be many a Brit's introduction to the...