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Saffron Valley - biryani (Saffron Valley)

DABC News, seismic burger news, seasonal Mexican meals and more

A fairly quiet meeting over at the DABC for July. Highlights include licenses for the new Mazza in Sandy and our...
The Angry Korean - philly cheesesteak with bulgogi

It’s A Wrap – March 2019

DABC Licenses Causing more than a few column inches this month was the failure of Heart and Soul Karaoke...
Feldmans Deli hi res header

Essential Salt Lake City restaurants to check out in 2019

I'm not one to sugar coat things, so I'm going to give you it straight right now. Take a last glance...
BGR Sugar House - mushroom Swiss. Credit, BGR

Menu Watch – January 2018

BGR Sugar House - Fair warning this one will probably get a little messy, but hey, want a free burger? Head down to...
Alamexo: puerco tacos

Events: Spencer’s, Stanza, Alamexo Cantina

Spencer's - Start the year right this Saturday night (January 6th) and join chef Sebastian Lowrey at SLC's top steakhouse for a fun beer...
Alamexo Cantina - mollete special for Day of the Dead 2017

Events: BTG, Alamexo, Porch, Chocolate Festival

Alamexo - Celebrate Dia de los Muertos - aka Day of the Dead - on November 1st and 2nd at either Alamexo restaurant. ...
Alamexo - chorizo and potato flautas

New restaurants – October 2017

Alamexo Cantina - Now open in the 9th and 9th area and by all counts, doing great business, and for good reason. Alamexo...
Cantina De Alamexo - pork and duck meatballs

It’s a wrap – August 2017

Park City Cocktail Contest - Votes have been tallied, and drink enthusiasts have carefully chosen Bonnie Ulmer as the winner of this year’s Park...
Chef Matt Lake of Alamexo at 2016 chile class

Ask The Chef: Matt Lake of Alamexo

In a new feature to the site, I will be sitting down with chefs from across Utah and through a mix of charm, persuasion...
cantina de alamexo chorizo flautas

New restaurants – February 2017

Cantina De Alamexo - This new restaurant from Alamexo chef and owner Matt Lake isn't quite ready for prime time just quite yet, but...
HSL - another cocktail, because why not

Tales from the DABC – January 2017

Ever wondered what happens at those notorious DABC meetings? Well, if you didn't know, they're recorded and available online to listen to in full....

Events: Alamexo, Caputo’s Chocolate Festival

“There is such a mystique and so much misinformation about chiles,” says chef/owner of Alamexo Matt Lake. “I’m always asked about how to shop...
up in smoke cocktail at alamexo

Events: Manoli’s, Bambara, Salt Lake Greek Festival 2016, Alamexo

Manoli's - Tomorrow night at 7.30 p.m. Manoli’s is teaming up with sommelier and owner of Bottleneck Wine And Spirits - Scott Cunningham. ...
Alamexo: puerco tacos

Menu watch July 2016

Alamexo - As we mentioned last week, taco Thursdays are now in full swing at chef Matt Lake's refined Mexican restaurant. And what's...
proper brewing gose style beer

Events: Avenues Proper, Sample Sugar House, IWFS, Alamexo

Avenues Proper - Hot on the heels of the recently opened Proper Pub, Proper Brewing Co and Proper Burger businesses, the place that started...
alamexo margarita with hibiscus

Dining out: Alamexo

When I <a href="http://first wrote about Alamexo for the Salt Lake Tribune, the central theme of my story was pricing. Writing for...
alamexo side table setting

Events: Ruth Lewandowksi Wines, Meditrina, Alamexo

Meditrina - Winemaker Rick Longoria of Longoria Winery joins small-plates specialist Meditrina for an evening of four courses and four beautiful wines on Thursday,...