June liquor news, DABC winners and losers

A jumbo sized June DABC meeting topped the three hour mark with plenty of noteworthy action. During the first in person meetup in over a year, chairman John T. Nielsen (Feb 2013) and commissioner Bateman (dec 2014) said their farewells, stepping down from their roles after significant stints; the duo signing onto the roles in … Read more

Whats on sale at the liquor store this June, and other alcohol news

Epic Pakkā Hard Seltzer Company Releases Junipér

This is your monthly reminder that one of my favorite websites in Utah is back with their latest roundup of what we can all agree is critical reporting – what’s on sale at the liquor store this June. Drink In Utah report each and every month on the pricing and inventory changes at DABC stores, … Read more

Restaurant closures, DABC latest and all the food news highlights

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DABC news In the absence of commissioner John T. Nielsen, vice-chairman Thomas Jacobson rattled through the November DABC get together at a brisk pace. As well as lots of newly minted restaurant licenses (see below), the commission confirmed that the state is currently out of bar licenses; moreover through 2020 only four more may be … Read more

It’s A Wrap – March 2019

The Angry Korean - philly cheesesteak with bulgogi

DABC Licenses Causing more than a few column inches this month was the failure of Heart and Soul Karaoke to secure an On-Premise Beer Only license (aka recreational license). A little backstory; Heart And Soul is a successful karaoke business out of Provo, recently opening their sophomore location in downtown SLC – the space left … Read more

It’s A Wrap – May 2018

Taqueria 27 - Argentine Shrimp over T27 Slaw topped with Cucumber-Mango Salsa & Cilantro Lime Crema on Flour (T27)

DABC licenses With the recent purging of staff complete at the Salt Lake Tribune, John T Nielsen kicked off May’s DABC get together with a nod to Kathy Stephenson’s enduring presence and managing to survive the near 40% thinning of newsroom staff. Nielsen opened by noting he was “very pleased to see that Kathy survived … Read more

Tales from the DABC – July and August 2017

Mariscos Las Islitas - seafood molcajete. Credit, Mariscos Las Islitas.

A recap of the winners and losers over at the monthly DABC meetings, here are the main notes from both the July and August meetings. July 2017 DABC meeting Full Service Restaurant Applicants – Due to a violation history (sale to a minor) at their St. George location, Eric Slaymaker – president and founder of … Read more

Tales from the DABC – March and April

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Back with a double whammy, our recap of recent DABC meetings, covering winners, losers and well, liquor! This time March and April’s meetings and notable events. March 2017 DABC meeting Full service restaurant licenses – Harmon’s City Creek secured a full service restaurant license for the restaurant space that functions as the grocery store’s cooking … Read more

Tales from the DABC – February 2017

The burger at 5 Seeds in Park City. Now approved to serve beer and winepark city.

Want to get a glimpse into what’s upcoming, new and potentially delicious? The monthly DABC meeting is usually good for a few morsels to chew on. Items of interest from this months meeting include: Club Licenses No new club licenses are to to be entertained for the time being sadly; ostensibly until more concrete details … Read more