101 Utah restaurant dishes to try this year

Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club - pulled pork sandwich

Sometimes it’s hard to see the woods for the trees. Or should that be gyro for the tzatziki. Feel free to insert your own edible idiom, then proceed onto this most mammoth of lists. Essentially a rough recap of the better plates of food that were placed before my greasy mitts in 2022. Stuck in … Read more

Restaurant menu updates and deals around Salt Lake City

Level Crossing Brewing - White Wine Salami pizza special (Level Crossing)

Level Crossing Brewing Hopefully that pizza pic grabbed your attention. It’s the latest effort from the crew over at Level Crossing Brewing and a tantalizing segue into this month’s menu watch – a look at what’s hitting menu board around Utah. The pizza is the current special over at the South Salt Lake brewer; who … Read more

More than 160 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried so far?

Franklin Ave Cocktails & Kitchen - orecchiette pasta

We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Maybe two. Clocking in at somewhere close to 20,000 words, and recapping the unveiling of more than 160 bars and restaurants that opened across Utah this year – I give you our end of year monster. Please do note that this Frankenstein is cobbled together from a variety of … Read more

More than two dozen great dishes to check out around SLC

Flanker - The Big Tacowski

Barely a month has passed since I trolleyed this collection of plates before your eyes, and based off of the feedback, you want even more. In no particular order then, here are two dozen or so notables that’s been plated in front of me over the past few weeks. Hopefully it gives you some dining … Read more

Eight new bars approved at June alcohol meeting

Credit, Quarters Arcade Bar, City Home Collective

Yesterday saw the momentous day of reckoning that we’ve been previewing since March. With the myriad updates to Utah’s liquor laws now in effect for for 2022, a once in a generation bounty of full bar licenses were up for grabs – ten to be precise. As commissioner Thue dubbed it,”barapalooza”. Let’s get straight to … Read more

New Holladay food hall amongst latest food openings

De Los Muertos - carne asada burrito

It’s been a busy old month since the last roundup of new openings in Utah; if you’ve managed to snaffle your way through all twenty in the weeks since, well, in short order: what’s wrong with you? I salute you. Can I join you? Yes, yes, stop with the blathering, you’re here to unearth what’s … Read more

Celebrate local and celebrate the season at these four fun events

SLC Eatery (SLC Eats)

Celebrate The Bounty A final list of food and distillery pairings is now in for this years Celebrate The Bounty, the yearly bash that puts the spotlight on all things local. Head down to Caffe Molise tomorrow night (September 25th) and you’ll find the following partnerships eager to serve you a sip and a sample: … 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

Events: How does a trio of sliders and beers sound?

BGR Sugar House - Western BBQ burger

BGR Sugar House On February 7th (6-7.30 p.m.) head down to Sugar House and BGR to get a taste of what this boutique burger brand is all about. The Wilmington Ave branch of the business will be cooking up a slider and beer pairing event for a wallet friendly $30. The price includes three sliders, … Read more

The Roundup – September 2018

Doki Doki - crepe cakes (Salt Lake Magazine)

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 than three dozen reviews, write-ups and explorations of local restaurants. Heck, you don’t even have to make it to the day’s end, make it a delicious lunch today with one of … Read more

The Roundup – June 2018

Fatboy Phillies - Philly cheesesteak (Redneck Food Rambles)

This month, a little more than twenty or so reviews of restaurants, food trucks, cafes and more that you need to know about around town. Particularly hot right now? Murray’s Fatboy Phillies seems to be the word on everyone’s lips, or should that be cheesesteaks in bellies. This modest newcomer on State Street is serving … Read more

Events: Current, Stanza, Avenues Proper, Meditrina, Manolis, Central 9th

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Current Fish And Oyster This Tuesday, Domaine Riefle Wines provide the feature pours for a five course dinner at this downtown SLC seafood hotspot. The 160 year old family winery will be pared with a varied menu from Current’s chef Alan Brines. The April 17th dinner beings at 7.00 p.m. and is priced at $70. … Read more

Menu Watch – January 2018

BGR Sugar House - mushroom Swiss. Credit, BGR

BGR Sugar House – Fair warning this one will probably get a little messy, but hey, want a free burger? Head down to BGR Sugar House on Tuesday January 16th and you can get just that. According to this Facebook post the new business on Wilmington is giving away 500 free burgers. No word on … Read more

Celebrate the bounty – $130 giveaway!

Celebrate The Boungty 2016 - Red Iguana

One more event for your calendar – and this time – a chance to win tickets to boot! Celebrate The Bounty is the last major foodie event of the season, before we all hunker down and hibernate. The event benefits Local First Utah, the local organization that seeks to energize and promote the buy local … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – August 2017

Star Of India - samosa. Credit, Slug Mag and Talyn Sherer

There’s never an excuse to eat poorly – especially with our monthly round up of local writers and reviewers. This month sees more than 20+ reviews, profiles, interviews and more. Featured picture above courtesy of SL Mag review of Star India and photographer Talyn Sherer. Reviews Carnegie’s Public House (SLC) https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2017/08/14/first-look-carnegies-public-house-fat-jacks/ Charlotte Rose’s Carolina BBQ … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – May 2017

Pizza Nono - credit SLUG magazine and Talyn Sherer

Ready for the weekend? No? O.k. we gotcha. How about 25+ reviews and write ups about restaurants, bars and more from local writers, bloggers, pod casters and more. Settle back, dig in and make the weekend one to remember. Reviews Afghan Kitchen (South Salt Lake) http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/5196052-155/authentic-afghanistan-cuisine-finds-a-home Blue Iguana (SLC) http://utahstories.com/2017/05/the-secret-of-blue-iguana/ Charleston Cafe (Draper) http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/5253906-155/restaurant-review-step-back-in-time Cravings … Read more

Events: Tastemakers 2017

Tastemakers 2016 - Laziz Kitchen dishes

Salt Lake Magazine’s premier summer food event – Tastemakers – is back for 2017, and also it’s seventh year. Apparently the de rigueur gift for such an anniversary is copper, so I’ll force myself to raise a copper mug (affiliate link, we earn a small referral fee on purchases) with a Moscow Mule this weekend. … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – April 2017

Carnitas at Cantina De Alamexo. Credit SLC Eats.

Our latest roundup of writers and podcasters across the Wasatch Front – stacked to the brim with dining destinations. More than thirty items to sink your teeth into this month; if you can’t find something tasty, you’re doing it wrong. Alamexo (SLC) https://www.801eats.com/single-post/2017/03/09/Alamexo Alamexo Cantina (SLC) https://slceats.com/2017/03/30/preview-alamexo-cantina/ Black Sheep (Provo) http://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/provo-brunch-at-black-sheep-cake/ Black Sheep At Epic … Read more

New restaurants – February 2017

cantina de alamexo chorizo flautas

Cantina De Alamexo – This new restaurant from Alamexo chef and owner Matt Lake isn’t quite ready for prime time just quite yet, but I couldn’t resist sharing a glimpse of what to expect after a recent preview meal I enjoyed; enjoyed is putting it mildly, I’ve done nothing since but sit in a drooling … Read more