Celebrated Utah baker to call it a day this December

Various pastries at Les Madeleines

Well, I swear this isn’t “the restaurant closure website” but it sure seems it of late. After the recent much storied closures of local favorites like Hectors and Restaurant Morelia, here’s one more – Les Madeleine in downtown Salt Lake City. Owner Romina Rasmussen took to Facebook today to confirm that December 30th will be … 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

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

The latest ways to support the local hospitality industry

Les Madeleines - kouing aman

Curbside and drive thru Here are the latest new options from local restaurants. Remember you can also browse our complete lists of curbside pickup, delivery and drive thru too. The Dodo – Back in Sugar House, this restaurant has launched a new drive thru dining option. More info. Gourmandise – now offering a limited delivery … Read more

Holiday Treats 2019

Les Madeleines - kouing aman

The holiday season is marked by comfort foods and familiar flavors, as many winter festivities celebrate delectable eats and encourage indulgence in celebratory sweets and treats. Whether you’re looking for a spontaneous snack or an elaborate dessert this December, the following list has you covered. Les Madeleines The extensive holiday menu at Les Madeleines includes … 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

Menu watch – July 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Park City Culinary Institute desserts

Taste Of The Wasatch As promised last week, I’m excited to unveil the full and final menu for this years Taste Of The Wasatch. In case you needed any last convincing this decadent menu should help you make the right decision. Indeed the only real decision will be where to start on August 5th, smoked … Read more

Taste Of The Wasatch 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Solitude Mountain Resort dish

Update: download the full menu for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018. Go grab your wallets. Don’t pause, don’t hesitate, just get ready to signup for the biggest and best food event of the year – Taste Of The Wasatch. I believe at the time of writing there are just a couple hundred tickets left for … Read more

Events: Stanza, Meditrina, Dine O Round, Festa Italiana, SL Mag Cocktails

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Stanza – Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar welcomes William Davis (Wilson Daniels Wines) as he presents his portfolio of paired wines with new chef Jonathan LeBlanc’s five-course tasting menu on Wednesday, September 13th @ 6:30 p.m. LeBlanc notes: Wilson Daniels carries some amazing Italian wines. I’m pairing a special tasting menu based on what’s … Read more

Menu watch – August 2017

Even Stevens - PBLT for Tomato Days

Tomato Days – Wasatch Community Gardens celebration of those seasonal, red, round things is back in full swing. This year’s Tomato Days Dine-Around runs August 15th through September 15th; five restaurants will be serving up special tomato based dishes as follows: 3 Cups Caprese toast with local heirloom tomatoes, burrata spread, and balsamic reduction Les … Read more

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017

Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 - Riverhorse On Main cuisine

Roll up your sleeves folks, or should I say, put yer eatin’ pants on; because come August 6th, Taste Of The Wasatch is back for 2017. Arguably the highlight of the Summer food festival scene – the event is a blitz of gourmet food and beverages like no other. More than 50 restaurants head to … Read more

Events: Tomato Days, Wagner Wine Dinner

even stevens PLT

Tomato Days – If you don’t like tomatoes – I honestly know folks who don’t – turn away now. From August 15th until September 15th, prepare for a fresh-tomato onslaught of nigh biblical proportions. First up, keep an eye on the Tomato Dine-Around. Participating restaurants will be using the best of the Summer crop to … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – June 2016

Warrens CRaft Burger B.A.D burger

Looking at that lawn that needs mowing but cowering in fear at the Utah sun? Yeah me too. Instead, stay indoors and rifle through this latest roundup of restaurant reviews from bloggers and podcasters. Then rush out to the air conditioned restaurant of your choice. Lawn be damned. Featured image courtesy of the Utah Burger … 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

Event: Feast Of The Five Senses 2015

frederik perez del mar al lago sashimu

Those paying attention will remember we told you to keep October the 18th open. If you’ve kept the evening clear (I know, I know, just DVR The Walking Dead you guys) you should consider spending the night with the good folks at Slow Food Utah, for their 11th annual Feast Of The Five Senses. The … Read more

Events: Taste Of The Wasatch 2015

Taste Of The Wasatch: random items

There’s just a under a month remaining until one of my favorite dining events of the summer, heck, the year. Taste Of The Wasatch 2015 is set to hit Solitude Mountain Resort on August 2nd – you should be there. As I wrote last year, I know there are a bewildering array of dining events … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – May 2015

eatbyu alamexo

Rather than trying to tackle that Monday morning pile of work on your desk, why not do something eminently more enjoyable. One option – plot your dining exploits for the week ahead via our restaurant review round up, which features more than thirty five restaurant reviews on the local dining scene from bloggers far and … Read more

News: Shop Local, Oasis, Frida Bistro, Zest

Local First Utah – November 29th is Small Business Saturday, a promo campaign started by American Express in 2010. Note: If you have an American Express card it’s worth reviewing as in past years, shopping at your favorite local business has yielded anywhere from a $10-$25 rebate. What’s better than shopping local – shopping locally … Read more

Upcoming Foodie Events

dish from savory salt lake

Hope you’re hungry. There are a plateful of fantastic foodie events on the upcoming calendar. Here are some of our picks for the best in the weeks ahead. Summer Sommelier Series Pago’s 2014 Summer Sommelier Series of focused wine dinners kicks off on April 24th featuring cuisine inspired by Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. The event features … Read more