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

Wine dinners and soft openings – five of the best

Birdhouse - peri peri chicken sandwich

With the holidays looming large and plates turning to turkey and turnips – now’s the time to treat yourself to something different. Before your diet turns to nothing but cruciferous and root veggies, here are five of the best coming up over the next week or so. SLC Eatery On Monday December 16th (6.30 p.m.) … 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

Wine dinners to wind down the Summer with, don’t miss these

SLC Eatery (SLC Eats)

SLC Eatery and Bucklin wine dinner A little birdie tells me there a still a handful of seats left for this slamdunkingly (it’s a word) unmissable wine dinner at one of Utah’s most impressive – SLC Eatery. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, there’s magic going on here. Chef’s Paul Chamberlain and Logen … Read more

Summery patio pairings, Italian wine dinners and more

avenues proper

Avenues Proper Wednesday June 12th is the the first night for the 2019 edition of the Patio Dining Series of dinners; the popular Summer food and drink events held on this Avenues‘ based restaurant’s pretty patio. The kick off dinner this year sees the restaurant pair their own Proper Brewing Co beers with a five … Read more

New Restaurants – January 2019

Angry Korean rice bowl header

Is it me or are new restaurants arriving thicker and faster? It’s barely been a month since the last recap of the recent for the ravenous. While all this extra competition might have restaurateurs turning in their sleep, it’s game on for the rest of us. Anyway lets get right to it, this collection of … Read more

New Restaurants – October 2018

Alibi SLC wall art

Alibi A bar for bar folks by um, more bar folks, I think that’s the setup here; at least that’s the vague story I recall from speaking with the owners during their soft opening event. The former check cashing location on Main Street is now SLC’s latest bar hopping stop off spot. Fancy cocktails are … Read more

Menu Watch – April 2017

Manoli's Salt Lake City

Cafe Trio – A change to the man behind the menu, as Logen Crew moves to the executive chef position at the Trio Restaurant Group. Crew is already at work creating the new menu for the group’s next venture – Café Trio Park City, scheduled to open May 1, 2017 at Kimball Junction directly across … Read more

Events: Feast Of The Five Senses 2016

Feast Of The Five Senses 2015 - Liberty Heights Fresh' duck confit

Feast Of The Five Senses is an event I always look forward to in the dining calendar. Not least for an evening of great food, wine and friends – but also as signal of the changing seasons. In my mind the Feast serves as a fond farewell to the summer season and cheery welcome to … Read more

Eat Drink SLC 2016

eat drink slc mo segrave daly copper common 2015

I often write about dining events in groups, but when a very special one comes along, it deserves to take center stage. Eat Drink SLC is one of those events. Indeed the inaugural event last summer was easily one of my favorite food focused events of 2015. And I’m annoyingly picky about these things. For … Read more

News and events: Goldener Hirsch, Foodtrepreneur, Fresco

Goldener Hirsch 2 for 1 coupon

Goldener Hirsch * – As the season comes to a close there’s a great deal to be had at one of Deer Valley’s finest restaurants. Simply present the above coupon any evening now until April first and receive a complementary entree with the purchase of another. With a wine spectator award every year since 1995, … Read more

Valentines’ Day 2016 dining

alamexo tableside guacamole

Alamexo For El Dia del Amor y la Amistad, chef Matt Lake and his culinary team will be cooking up a number of dinner specials in addition to the normal menu: * Especial de la Cocina – Filet de Res con Ricado Negro: Filet mignon seasoned with black chile paste, served with handkerchief tamale, jalapeño … Read more

Best of 2015 as decided by, you…

Naked Fish Sashimi selection during 2015 omakase

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 you a list created by, well you, our super smart reader? Excellent. In no particular order then, here’s what got you guys the most excited and hot under the collar this … 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

Festive Drinks 2015

Vanilla Ginger Snaps - Mary Beth Bates

Continuing on from their Uncommon Cocktail series, Vida Tequila have something special in mind for your cocktail glasses this holiday season. You’ll be able to kick proceedings up a notch this year with a bevvy of cocktails crafted by some of the best. Using the three guides below you can whip up a specialty cocktail … Read more

News: Even Stevens, Chocolate Festival, BTG Wine Bar

BTG Wine Bar: Chicken live pate

Even Stevens Sandwiches – As big a fan as I am of ethical corporate policy – the foodie in me always beats (up) my inner hippie. I’d be hard pressed to recommend any restaurant, no matter how ethical, if the product wasn’t up to scratch. Thankfully Even Stevens is one such business where the good … Read more

News: Log haven, Oasis Cafe, Current Fish & Oyster

log haven passion red wine

Log Haven – How would you celebrate 21 years of a very special relationship? If you’re the folks at Log Haven, one of SLC’s most romantic destinations, you commission your very own vino and raise a glass! Long known for their excellent wine list curated by Ian Campbell, this special blend of Santa Barbara County-sourced … 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