Wine to whiskey – what’s up next on the dining calendar

BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight

BTG Sommelier Selections Wine Dinner The next event in BTG Wine Bar’s series of 2022 wine dinners is here, September 8th to be precise. Starting at 7.00 p.m. sharp guests can expect a thoughtfully prepared four course dinner paired with selections from sommelier Louis Koppel; one of the very best in Utah, and on hand … Read more

Open Streets returns with a busy Summer of food events

Eva back patio with Bucklin wine

I promised you a busy Summer of food-driven fun, and well, here it is; starting with one of the big comebacks for 2022 – the re-introduction of Open Streets. First trialled as a way to encourage safe, open-air drinking and dining during the early throes of C19, the initiative has been a huge hit with … Read more

Restaurant liquor licenses starting to feel the pressure

Crack Shack sandwiches (Crack Shack)

Welcome back to our monthly roundup of all things perfectly potable. While ordinarily I’d start with a raised eyebrow and nod to the state’s bar license crunch (there are presently ZERO available) there’s truthfully not much to talk about. So instead lets start with another looming area of concern… Full service restaurant licenses (beer, wine, … Read more

What else is happening on menus around town?

Oquirrh market fish special

It’s not just Pretty Bird’s new Sugar House location (see this story from earlier in the week) switching things up on the menu. Here are a few specials, deals and menu updates that’ve caught the eye over the last week or so. Oquirrh It’s worth noting that this independent fine-dining destination in downtown SLC recently … Read more

Christmas Day, New Years Eve and more menu updates aplenty

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Buckle up, this one’s a super sized edition of our monthly menu watch; a blow by blow breakdown of what’s new and special on menus around town. First up, lets start with the seasonal specials headed your way. Here are all the Christmas Day and NYE specials we’re currently aware of (notes provided by restaurants). … Read more

Wine, beer and mezcal – events coming up for all tastes

BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight

Looking to brighten up the week? Looking for a sip or sample beyond the Summer deluge of BBQs and salads? Check out these upcoming food and drink events in SLC. Coming up on the calendar first… Wine pairing dinner at BTG Guests at this wine pairing dinner can meet wine marker Stephen Hagen on Wednesday … Read more

Events: Meditrina, Red Rock, Eat Drink SLC

Meditrina

Meditrina The next tasting event at Meditrina focuses on local craft cider maker – Mountain West. Held on June 27th (6.30 p.m. onwards) the event features four light bites each with a cider pairing. Cost is just $25 for food and $25 for cider; $10 from every ticket will also be donated to Souther Utah … Read more

Menu watch – May 2018

Spencer's - millionaire's bacon (Spencer's)

Spencer’s For Steaks And Chops A new menu has rolled out at the classic American steak house in downtown SLC. Both lunch and dinner menus at Spencer’s have a range of refreshed items, not least the millionaire’s bacon which prompted Mary Brown Malouf to proclaim it the best bacon she’s ever tasted. No small praise: … Read more

Events: We Olive, Red Rock, Avenues Proper, BTG

Red Rock Brewing - award winning craft brews

We Olive Tomorrow night (6.30-8.30 p.m.) head to Trolley Square’s We Olive as they welcome Talisman Brewery. Get a chance to meet the owners and brewers of this Ogden brewery. There’ll be a sampling of 4 of Talisman’s tasty craft beers, each paired with small bite by We Olive. For home brewers through to beer … Read more

Events: The Aerie, BTG, Under Current, Chocolate And Cheese

The Aerie interior. Credit, The Aerie

The Aerie As part of Snowbird’s 2018 Pairing Series of wine dinners, Obsidian Ridge owner Arpad Molnar will be joining the Vine Lore team at The Aerie restaurant for a special meal on March 31st. Cocktails and appetizers will be served at 6.30 pm. with a four course seated dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Menu … Read more

Events: Porch, BTG, Super Bowl, Taste Of The Wasatch

Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 - Stanza cuisine

Porch – Join Daybreak’s finest and special guest/wine importer Brad Jensen for an early Valentines celebration. Porch is offering a self styled “seductive & sexy menu” and all before the baying-crowds of the 14th too. The decadent pairing dinner on Thursday, February 8th starts at 7 p.m. and costs just $45 for the four course … Read more

Events: Red Rock, BTG, Meditrina, Under Current

Red Rock Brewing - beer with santa

Beer With Santa – Kicking off Red Rock Brewing’s annual 12 days of Christmas, is this event for kids of all ages at the Beer Store. On December 9th (2-5 p.m) the store will be hosting a toy drive and photo opp with Santa himself. For grown up kids, the brewery is also offering $5 … Read more

Events: BTG, Alamexo, Porch, Chocolate Festival

Alamexo Cantina - mollete special for Day of the Dead 2017

Alamexo – Celebrate Dia de los Muertos – aka Day of the Dead – on November 1st and 2nd at either Alamexo restaurant. Owner and head chef Matt Lake says of the traditional event: It’s actually a very happy celebration, a big party that dates back long into history. On the first day, families remember … Read more

Events: Noor Al Sham, BTG, Log Haven

Chef Noor of Noor al Sham

UPDATE: Sadly, Spice Kitchen have indicated that this event has now been cancelled. Noor Al Sham – This Wednesday (June 7th @ 7 p.m.) check out the latest pop-up restaurant by Spice Kitchen Incubator; a program of the International Rescue Committee in SLC that functions as a culinary business incubator program for refugees, immigrants, and … Read more

Events: Silver Fork, Shallow Shaft, BTG, The Lodge Bistro

BTG Wine Bar

BTG Wine Bar * – In the words of sommelier Louis Koppel, “this event is a screaming deal”, and I can’t say I disagree. This Wednesday (February 17th), head down to our favorite wine bar in SLC and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Conundrum, arguably California’s first great blended white. Check out the wines new … 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: 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

Events: BTG, Chocolate & Cheese, Frida Bistro

longoria wines

BTG – On Wednesday, March 25th (7-9 p.m.) Salt Lake City’s premier wine bar will be presenting the artisanal, small batch wines crafted by Longoria Wines – produced from some of the finest sites in Santa Barbara. Wines poured during the evening include: * Albarino * “Lovely Rita” Pinot Noir * “Fe Ciega” Pinot Noir … Read more

Events: The Annex, Hoof and Vine, Avenues Proper, BTG, SNowbird

btg wine bar wine array

The Annex – Epic Brewing has opened its cellars to present a very limited Elder Brett tasting dinner on January 22nd at The Annex. The five course dinner will feature the original release of Elder Brett, which is now three years old, along with its younger siblings. Chef Craig Gerome has carefully selected courses that … Read more