Blue Marlin – two chefs eager to shake up the downtown dining scene

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Update March 5th 2020: we’ve just heard news from a variety of sources that both Jake Wardle and Jerry Pacheco have left Blue Marlin. Our original preview and assessment of the business was based off the presence of both these exceptionally talented chefs. We’ve no further info on the menu, approach or setup post their … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – November 2016

Just in time for the weekend, the roundup has you covered for some dining inspiration. Here’s 20 opf the best from local writers, bloggers and pod casters over the last month around the valley. Featured image from the Salt Lake Tribune’s review of Hanabi Japanese Restaurant in Midvale: Playboy, front, and Alaska maki rolls. Avenues … Read more

Naked Fish No More

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Nearly ten years may have passed, but I still recall every vivid detail from one of the most enjoyable meals of my life. Operated under the watch of the now departed Charlie Trotter, our kaiseki experience unfurled course by course, crafted by our own private chef and poured and paired by our own private sommelier. … Read more

News: Even Stevens, Faces Of Food, Kyoto, Stanza, Honeybee Festival

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Even Stevens Sandwiches – It gives me great pleasure to make note of the story on the ES blog today. The past few days saw the business smash through the amazing milestone of over half a million sandwiches donated to local charities. Let’s take a second and think about that. That’s 500,000 times someone was … Read more

Showcase: Naked Fish Japanese Bistro

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For those of you that don’t follow us on Instagram – here’s a quick reminder – you should. The following is a recap of our most recent restaurant showcase, in which we featured some of the spectacular cuisine crafted by one of our Local Partners, Naked Fish Japanese Bistro. For my money, Naked Fish is … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – April 2016

maki sushi roll at shabu shabu

Got plans for the weekend yet? If dining out happens to be on your horizon, check out the following 35+ restaurant reviews from local bloggers. Featured above, maki sushi from Shabu, from the Heartbeat nosh review of Shaby in Park City. Alamexo (SLC) https://heartbeatnosh.com/2016/03/31/alamexo-mexican-kitchen-salt-lake-city/ All Chay (Rose Park) http://slqirty.blogspot.com/2016/02/all-chay.html Art City Donuts (Food truck varies) … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – January 2016

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Got plans for the weekend yet? You do now. Check out this months restaurant review roundup, a compilation of the output from various independent bloggers and podcasters across the state. Don’t waste the weekend folks. Bistro 222 (SLC) chewandchat.com/2015/12/3575.html Bistro 222 (SLC) http://slceats.com/post/135368060511/bistro-222-has-changed-things-up-hiring-a-new Black Sheep Cafe (Provo) http://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/black-sheep-cafe/ Dim Sum House (SLC) http://slqirty.blogspot.com/2016/01/dim-sum-house.html Empanada Express … Read more

Best of 2015 as decided by, you…

Naked Fish Sashimi selection during 2015 omakase

Tired of those boring end of year lists written by folks who couldn’t tell a blini from a bellini? If so, might we tempt you a list created by, well you, our super smart reader? Excellent. In no particular order then, here’s what got you guys the most excited and hot under the collar this … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – June 2015

Kyoto: Broiled squid with soy sauce and ginger

A quiet month in restaurant reviews for sure. Given that Utah is now a twin city with the surface of the sun, I can only imagine everyone is holed up at home, AC maxed out, submerged in a bath tub of ice. For those souls brave enough to head out into our new apocalyptic, blast … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – May 2015

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Rather than trying to tackle that Monday morning pile of work on your desk, why not do something eminently more enjoyable. One option – plot your dining exploits for the week ahead via our restaurant review round up, which features more than thirty five restaurant reviews on the local dining scene from bloggers far and … Read more

Best SLC dining 2013

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Run for the hills. No its not the zombie apocalypse we’ve all been prepping for – it’s worse, it’s awards season time. A deadly cross bow aim and Southern drawl won’t save you from every writer and publication in town pontificating on the greatest and grandest of 2013. Things will also seem gravely worse when … Read more

FNP, Oasis Cafe, Ichiban and Naked Fish

Sugarhouse welcomes Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria The revamp of Sugarhouse continues, recently welcoming Idaho’s Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria. The January 29th opening represents Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria’s fifth restaurant in total, all serving up authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzeria certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana of Naples, Italy. In celebration of the Sugar House opening, a number of … Read more