Utah bar named one of the best in the country

Post Office Place - bar area (POP)

You can’t get a drink in Utah they say. Or at the very least, you can’t get a real drink in Utah they’ll tell you. They are actually idiots, and the news today proves them wrong once again. And no, this isn’t some cockamamie chatbot-borne listicle, this is serious food industry praise from the loftiest … Read more

Utah chocolatier makes list of nation’s best

Ritual Chocolate - pine nut chocolate

News hot off today’s press – finalists of the highly acclimated Good Food Awards are just in – and the beehive received a duo of nods. The yearly ceremony recognizes the very best when it comes to American food culture with this years list recognizing two Utah stalwarts. Both Ritual Chocolates and Bitters Lab will … Read more

Fall menus rolling out at local Utah restaurants

Jon Dubois at Pago On 9th (Pago)

As the leaf blowers roar, so do local menus get a spritz of rib sticking flair; all Brussels sprouts, big meats and calorie-built sauces. This last week or so has seen a small slew of eager PR folks fill my inbox with updates from their client’s kitchen. If you’re looking for something new, from somewhere … Read more

Beer, wine, cider and two thousand dollar dinners – mark your calendars

Galen Zamarra (Yuta)

With the multi-month holiday season looming large ahead, now’s the time we see a final special event hurrah from restaurants; after that, it’s two months of grueling turkey dinners and relatives you haven’t seen since last year, rehashing the same old ill advised jokes. So get your calendar ready. Here’s a few notable events to … Read more

Get ready for the weekend – who has the best pancakes in SLC?

Brunch spread with pancakes and syrup

The pancake has come a long way since its creation. Historically, Christians cooked pancakes to avoid wasted dairy products before lent. Now, the pancake is a staple include on most breakfast and brunch menus. Pancakes range from simple to gourmet. The humble pancake holds a special place in my heart. It’s simple, customizable, and packed … Read more

Single Utah bar crowned at April DABC meeting

RoHa Brewing tap room interior

RoHa brewing in Salt Lake City was the solitary business rewarded with blink and miss it bar license at this months DABC meeting. The bar – four months on the wait list – also recently toasted five years in business; the April meeting then, a cherry on top of an already notable birthday. Two licenses … Read more

What’s on the dining event calendar this week

Bewilder Brewing sampler

Bewilder Brewing dinner and tour If you’ve managed to survive this Monday’s windstorm with fence and roof intact – relax at this food and beer event tomorrow night (Tuesday October 25th) at Bewilder Brewing. Starting at 6.30 p.m. sharp, enjoy a five course paired menu alongside four 8 o.z. beers – including a special new … Read more

Dining events not to miss plus Father’s Day specials

Manoli’s lamb roast Head to SLC’s finest Greek restaurant this Thursday (June 17th) and you’ll catch owner Manoli Katsanevas and team doing what they do best – spit roasting a whole lamb! Pictured above is the man himself doing just that at the Meet Your Maker event back in 2019. As well as this seasonal … 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

Score a great restaurant bargain before this program ends

Stop In Utah deals continue New deals continue to pop up on the Shop In Utah program funded by the state. If my severely hazy memory recollects – this will be depleted pretty much any day now. With that in mind, here’s a current round up of some of the more interesting deals and discounts … Read more

A sneak peak at new restaurants, sad closures and menu updates

Graffiti Bao - angus beef pho

Restaurant closures First up, a quick look at this month’s restaurant casualties; remember we’re keeping a running tally of all the Covid-crushed businesses here too. Mazza Sandy – Following on from the shuttering of the 9th and 9th location, the popular Lebanese restaurant group, which only a while ago numbered three, is now down to … Read more

New covid rules for bars and restaurants, other food news

Caffe Molise heated patio

If you found yourself starting at your buzzing phone late last night, you no doubt tuned in for Gazza’s address to the state regarding Covus; what you might not have heard as part of the message though, are the specific new rules that will affect bars and restaurants. First up bars will now be required … Read more

Grab some great dining deals, support local, and other food news

Taqueria 27 beef tacos

Oquirrh fans start fundraiser Times are undoubtedly tough for everyone right now. In the maelstrom that is the hospitality sector (oh hai there Rubio’s bankruptcy filing), of particularly tumult – fine dining. While I’m a vocal advocate for changing times demanding a changing business plan, it’s admittedly simpler for fast casual to pivot than it … Read more

Dining events creeping back, menu updates and local news

Bhutan House - chicken chilli momo fried rice

Caffe Molise beer brunch Looking for a way to toast the weekend? Check out the neat little beer brunch this Saturday (September 26th) on the Caffe Molise patio. The four course menu will be paired with some pretty perfect picks from SaltFire, not to mention, the event will be hosted by the breweries own Tim … Read more

Mother’s Day 2020 dining, restaurants re-opening and more

Saffron Valley lunch buffet to go

Mother’s Day 2020 I don’t know if it was my dispirited take on the outlook for this years proceedings, but restaurants have stepped up a gear this week. A whole slew of options for Mother’s Day are now available. Here are the ones we know about so far, we will keep updating on a daily … Read more

Upcoming dining events to brighten the weeks ahead

Scallops (Manoli's)

As I mentioned the other week, it’s important to keep your spirits up during this most sluggish and dull time of the year. For me, that pretty much means stuffing myself silly and ignoring the morose skies and weather (can you tell I’m ready for Spring yet?). A great way to achieve that goal is … 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

Food and drink events to check out now – five of the best

Cupbop - ugly bop bowl

Boo!Stillery Tonight’s the night (Friday October 18th) for Slug Mag’s Boo!stillery festival. This brand new event is a halloween-themed spin on SLUG Mag’s regular Brewstillery festival. Attendees can sample a variety of boos, sorry booze, from local brewers and distillers alike. Boo!stillery will also feature local food trucks and artisans. Tickets for the 21+ event are priced … 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