As restaurants re-open in Utah, what can you expect from dining out?

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Cards on the table time. I’ve been in self imposed lockdown since roughly March 12th now, and if I’m brutally honest I’m more than happy to keep myself holed up for the time being. That mountain peak-esque infection rate graph is wayyyy too rich a gamble for my money; and that’s saying something, I’m a … Read more

Reader’s choice awards 2019 – the winners

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

After tabulating hundreds and hundreds of responses, and correcting oh so many spelling errors (you guys already started on the Christmas egg nog and brandies huh) the results of our very first reader’s choice awards are now in! The results are a mix of surprising, frustrating and expected. I’ll let you decide which. Lets dive … Read more

The Roundup – September 2019 – pot pies to pizza

Ginger Street - steamed sumplings (Adam Finkle, SL Mag)

Back with a boom for September is this bumper roundup up of reviews run downs and write-ups from local food media. If you’re looking for inspiration for somewhere new to dine out this week, you just found it… Reviews and write-ups Angry Korean (South Jordan)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/09/06/we-found-joy-fusion-food/ Barriohttps://www.saltlakemagazine.com/utah-tacos/ Bartolo’s (Park City)https://utahstories.com/2019/07/italian-flavor-to-savor-a-visit-to-bartolos-in-park-city/ Bandera Brisket (American Fork)https://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/dining/food-type/bbq/bandera-brisket-breaks-from-the-pack-with-tender-meats-full/article_3cc663fa-7a46-55f2-8f8f-1027a91663a5.html Beer Bar … Read more

Pie ‘n’ beer, food truck and brewery battle, Summer sips and a ton more

Pie N beer 2018 (foxerinr)

Food truck and brewery battle returns to The Gateway Love food? Love beer? Love battles? Wait, scratch that last one. The battle in question here is in all ages friendly taste off between some of Utah’s best food trucks and brewers. Hosted at The Gateway in downtown SLC, last years event was a crazy runaway … Read more

A seemingly fishy story – sushi in the desert

Sushi Groove - scallop with Tobiko, togarashi, spicy mayo, green onion, ponzu

With nearly 600 dusty miles separating Salt Lake City from the ocean, sushi might not be the first dish you’d associate with the Beehive state. Nor might it seem a sensible dining option either. Brine shrimp nigiri anyone? As any seasoned diner will know though, there is of course good sushi and seafood to be … Read more

State Of The Plate 2017

HSL - dessert 2

It’s time to get angry again folks, get your pitchforks and torches ready. We’re going to go ahead and name the best restaurants for 2017. Back for the second year then, our State Of The Plate, a data driven look back at the year and some thoughts on the state of Utah dining. For reference … Read more

Easter Dining 2017

Blue Sky Ranch: High West Distillery brunch and bar

Looking for 2018 Easter dining options? See here: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/03/26/easter-dining-2018/ Bambara Brunch buffet 10 a.m. — 3.00 p.m. Adults $54, $44 seniors, $14 kids 12 and under Caffe Niche Ala carte brunch – menu 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Café Niche on 300 South is offering a number of specials this Easter for brunch. Items include … Read more

Valentines Day Dining 2017

alamexo margarita with hibiscus

Alamexo Regular menu plus specials listed below 14-18th Feb, 5 p.m. till close * Filet de Res con Recado Negro, filet mignon seasoned with black chile paste, served with handkerchief tamale, jalapeño relleno & salsa molcajete $27 * Pescado Veracruzana, mahi mahi cooked in salsa veracruzana with roasted tomatoes, sweet peppers, olives, and capers, topped … Read more

Christmas and New Years Dining 2016

Current Oysters

Christmas Eve The Aerie, Snowbird Four course menu 5-9 p.m. $59 Apex @ Montage, Deer Valley Four-course prix fixe $135 per guest, $45 for children 5-12 Brass Tag, Deer Valley Three-course prix fixe $50 per guest, $25 optional wine pairing Caffe Niche Regular menu with specials 8.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. Specials include: wild organic … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – July 2016

sea scallops martine

Ready for some dining inspiration? Here’s more than twenty ideas from local bloggers and podcasters. Featured image: sea scallops with seasonal mushrooms, celery root and charred ramp pistou courtesy of Heartbeat Nosh and their review of Martine. Amour Cafe (SLC) http://slceats.com/post/146118505091/amour-cafe-is-open Bear Paw Cafe (St George) http://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/southern-utah-bear-paw-cafe/ Cafe Trio (SLC) http://amanda-eats-slc.blogspot.com/2016/06/cafe-trio-contemporary-italian-eats.html China Grill (SLC) http://www.slcfoodradar.com/2016/07/02/china-grill/ … 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

Easter Dining in Salt Lake City 2016

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Bambara * Special brunch menu including chilaquiles, poached prawns, carving station, pastries and more $48 adults, $38 seniors ages 65 and older, $28 children 6-12, five and under free Caffe Niche * – menu Brunch menu and regular dinner menu Brunch 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Dinner 4.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Café Trio Downtown … Read more

New Years Eve Dining Salt Lake City 2015

current fish and oyster interior

With barely two weeks remaining in 2015, should you want to mark the end of the year in style, now is the time to choose how and where. It goes without saying reservations are a must for the big night; here’s a selection of some of the better ways to celebrate with food and drink … Read more

Events: Kyoto, Silver Fork Lodge, Goldener Hirsch

goldener hirsch fireside fondue

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant* – With several months of settling in time now under her belt, chef Peggi Ince-Whiting is hosting the first ever Sake Dinner at Kyoto on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Served at a special communal “chef’s table,” Peggi will feature a range of sake styles with a menu quite unlike … Read more

News: Cider Festival 2015

ciders at under current bar

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 strong stuff – being as it is – much more accessible than say, a bitterly-scolding IPA. Intriguingly though, hard cider, or plan ‘ol cider as we call it back across the … Read more

Events: BTG, Finca, Pioneer Day, Wasatch Art Soiree

btg wine bar

BTG Wine Bar * – Next Wednesday, one of SLC’s finest is offering a wine dinner with a twist. BTG’s Sommelier Selections Wine Dinner on July 29th offers diners the chance to set their own dining time, with reservations available anytime between 6-9 p.m. It’s an intriguing spin on the standard setup, and presumably affords … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – June 2015

Kyoto: Broiled squid with soy sauce and ginger

A quiet month in restaurant reviews for sure. Given that Utah is now a twin city with the surface of the sun, I can only imagine everyone is holed up at home, AC maxed out, submerged in a bath tub of ice. For those souls brave enough to head out into our new apocalyptic, blast … Read more

News: Finca, Kyoto, Current Fish And Oyster, Park City

finca Dallas Olson Carter Light Jaime Muniz Phelix Gardner

Finca * – Spring menus are now starting to blossom, so expect a flurry of these over the coming weeks. The first of which comes from our pals at Finca, who sent us the following thoughtful explanation of their new menu and inspiration therein. Owner Scott Evans kicked things off by email: “It’s bigger and … Read more