June liquor news, DABC winners and losers

A jumbo sized June DABC meeting topped the three hour mark with plenty of noteworthy action. During the first in person meetup in over a year, chairman John T. Nielsen (Feb 2013) and commissioner Bateman (dec 2014) said their farewells, stepping down from their roles after significant stints; the duo signing onto the roles in … 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

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

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

Saffron Valley - biryani (Saffron Valley)

A fairly quiet meeting over at the DABC for July. Highlights include licenses for the new Mazza in Sandy and our friends over at Saffron Valley and their new Riverton location. Oh, and some random company called Shake Shack got one too, never heard of em personally…anyway…here’s the full list of newly minted licensees for … Read more

State Of The Plate 2018

Easily the most anticipated time of the year is here. Yes, I know, I know, the moment you’ve all been waiting with frenzied tension – our end of year State Of The Plate report. For the uninitiated, we look at every best of award throughout the year, mush the data together and see what the … Read more

Events: Spencer’s, EDSLC

Eat Drink SLC - Beltex Meats prepping devilled eggs in 2016

Spencer’s For Steak And Chops – I’ve always loved the Rat Pack era vibe at Spencer’s, but the next pairing dinner featuring Balvenie Scotch and cigars to finish, sounds like it will take things to the next level. Here’s the full menu courtesy of new executive chef Sebastian Lowrey: The dinner will be held on … Read more

Events: Silver Fork Lodge, Aerie, WTF! Wine Theater Food

WTF Wine Theater Food in 2015

Silver Fork Lodge – If the first day back at work has you down, and you feel yourself craving the festive spirit, head up Big Cottonwood Canyon this evening. Renowned wine maker Carol Shelton is in town. Shelton has a storied past, this from the event release info: Carol Shelton is widely cited as the … Read more

Events: WTF!, Avenues Proper, SLC Festival Cafe, Franck’s

elder brett epic brewing company

WTF! – Wait, that particular abbreviation isn’t quite what you might think. This particular WTF stands for Wine, Theater, Food. On Saturday Jan. 17th (6:30 – 10:30) join Vine Lore* as they host a special fundraiser for local performing arts group SB Dance. Food will be provided from some of SLC’s hottest restaurants including Provisions, … Read more

News: Shop Local, Oasis, Frida Bistro, Zest

Local First Utah – November 29th is Small Business Saturday, a promo campaign started by American Express in 2010. Note: If you have an American Express card it’s worth reviewing as in past years, shopping at your favorite local business has yielded anywhere from a $10-$25 rebate. What’s better than shopping local – shopping locally … Read more

Events: Willamette Valley Vineyards, Grand America, Winos For Rhinos, Celebrate The Bounty

cucina and willamette valley logos

Join Cucina Deli on Sunday October 5th, 6 p.m. as they celebrate not only fall but the wines of Willamette Valley Vineyards. This very special fall wine dinner crafted by Cucina chef Matt Velarde will also be hosted by Willamette’s Kaeli Laxson too – who will be on hand to discuss the evenings wines. Local … Read more

Mazza restaurant review

This weekend saw our fourth visit (in as many months I’d wager) to Mazza. Each visit has been to the newer 9th and 9th location. For as long as I can recall we have attempted to visit the original 15th and 15th Mazza location and failed. Reviews were consistently excellent and we love Middle-Eastern cuisine.