Franklin Ave – the unmissable Salt Lake restaurant currently under the radar

Franklin Ave Cocktails & Kitchen - orecchiette pasta

While I’m not saying I can predict the future (if I did, Franklin Idaho and a Powerball ticket would be my next stop) I can absolutely spot a winning plate of food; speaking of which let me introduce you to a much closer Franklin, and a surer fire bet to boot: Franklin Ave Cocktails & … Read more

Fried chicken to fine dining – what’s new on the dining scene

The Crack Shack

Ascent Kitchen For those last few of you, belligerently clinging to new year resolutions – or those just arterially kaput from yet another fried chicken sandwich – check out this new healthy option with a trio of locations across the valley. The business moves seamlessly into the former Pulp Lifestyle spots (Downtown, Liberty Park, Sandy), … Read more

As restaurants re-open in Utah, what can you expect from dining out?

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Cards on the table time. I’ve been in self imposed lockdown since roughly March 12th now, and if I’m brutally honest I’m more than happy to keep myself holed up for the time being. That mountain peak-esque infection rate graph is wayyyy too rich a gamble for my money; and that’s saying something, I’m a … Read more

Stunning new restaurant menus, Father’s Day specials and more

Log Haven - bison with sweet potato orzo

Log Haven Hungry yet? This is just a small sampling from the new eye popping menu at Log Haven. As ever, chef Dave Jones’ menu reads like a million bucks, blending up a mix of mountain-rustic and International inspiration; there are crab cakes with coconut milk, theres a Caesar salad with Jones’ well trod Southwestern … Read more

New Spring menus, bold brunches and brand new bargain beer passes

SLC Eatery - Kimchi bowl (801eatsndrinks)

SLC Eatery First up in this months menu watch, a whole new brunch menu to get giddy over. You probably recall I waxed lyrical after checking out this new chef-driven restaurant at the start of the year. I’m pretty excited to see that their newly launched brunch service is every bit as innovative and exciting … Read more

New SLC Airport restaurant options confirmed

Squatters SLC airport - carnitas

I can’t be the only one just a little excited by today’s formal announcement of the winners (and by proxy the losers) for the concessions slots at the eagerly anticipated airport rebuild. The last time our airport dining saw an update was circa 2012 with the Taste Elevated campaign adding local names like Salt Lake Pizza & … Read more

Events: Chef Showdown, Peculiar Pours, Feast Of Five Senses

Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - passed appetizers

Dine O’Round Chef Showdown Come join me at Squatters in downtown SLC tomorrow night (Wednesday October 10th) where I’ll be doing my best Gordon Ramsay / Simon Cowell impression. Starting at 6 p.m. at the downtown brewpub, the 2018 edition of the Dine O’Round Chef Showdown will kick off. During the evening Amanda McGraw of … Read more