More than two dozen great dishes to check out around SLC

Flanker - The Big Tacowski

Barely a month has passed since I trolleyed this collection of plates before your eyes, and based off of the feedback, you want even more. In no particular order then, here are two dozen or so notables that’s been plated in front of me over the past few weeks. Hopefully it gives you some dining … Read more

Mother’s Day 2022 menus and events galore

Flanker Kitchen - lobster bites

Mother’s Day dining 2022 in Utah This weekend sees one of the biggest events on the food calendar; and as ever, we have the biggest roundup in town. Below, all the extra special Mother’s Day 2022 menus we know of. Unless otherwise stated, all the menus listed below are for May 8th itself. Menu items … 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

Christmas Day, New Years Eve and more menu updates aplenty

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Buckle up, this one’s a super sized edition of our monthly menu watch; a blow by blow breakdown of what’s new and special on menus around town. First up, lets start with the seasonal specials headed your way. Here are all the Christmas Day and NYE specials we’re currently aware of (notes provided by restaurants). … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2019

Oasis German Pancake 1024

Who doesn’t eat turkey on Thanksgiving?The turkey duh, cos he’s always stuffed! 2021 UPDATE – looking for where to eat in 2021. Check out the 2021 edition of our Turkey day roundup here. That ones free, you’re welcome. If you decide to cook the big dinner at home this year though – you’re gonna need … Read more

Pie ‘n’ beer, food truck and brewery battle, Summer sips and a ton more

Pie N beer 2018 (foxerinr)

Food truck and brewery battle returns to The Gateway Love food? Love beer? Love battles? Wait, scratch that last one. The battle in question here is in all ages friendly taste off between some of Utah’s best food trucks and brewers. Hosted at The Gateway in downtown SLC, last years event was a crazy runaway … 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

Where to eat out this Easter Sunday in Utah 2019

Kentucky Hot Brown (Hub & Spoke Diner)

Next Sunday sees one of the bigger dining events of the year – Easter Sunday. Many restaurants up and down the Wasatch front put on grand spreads to enjoy; perfect for ending lent fasting (you have up something right?) and celebrating the holiday in style. All the following info provided directly by the restaurants in … Read more

Valentines Day Dining 2019

Stanza - lobster pasta

Tables are booking up fast – indeed some restaurants are already reporting full bookings to us. As such, if you’re looking to romance that special someone come the 14th, it’s time to act quickly. Here are all the current 2019 Valentines Day’s specials we know of. As we hear more, this page will be updated… … Read more

Events: Meditrina, Caffe Niche, Oasis Cafe, Stanza, Avenues Proper

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Meditrina An extra special congratulations to Meditrina today; one of our favorite restaurants in Utah and now celebrating 10 years in the biz. By any measure that’s huge success in what’s a cutthroat and challenging industry. For those newer to the SLC dining scene, owner and chef Jen Gilroy was ostensibly the first to bring … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining 2018

Thanksgiving day dining 2016

Update: Thanksgiving 2019 For 2019 dining options see this post here. Original 2018 post Turkey day is almost upon us once again. As ever, if the thought of cooking up a storm in the kitchen sends shivers down your spine – we’ve got the perfect solution – have someone else do the hard work. The … Read more

Events: Dine O Round, 4th West Oktoberfest, Hog And Beer

Bourbon House - deviled eggs (Bourbon House)

2018 Dine O’ Round Want to save a dining dollar? Want to check out somewhere new? Want a reason to eat out even more than you do already? You can address the whole trifecta come September 28th as the downtown SLC Dine O’ Round event returns to SLC. If you’re new to this yearly promo … Read more

Mother’s Day Dining 2018

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Feel free to insert your own cliche about “treating mom to something special this year”; instead look at it as a way – you’re going to get a great meal too – so plan accordingly. Here are some of the best options around town for this years Mother’s Day. Check back soon for more as … Read more

Menu Watch – April 2018

Copper Kitchen - halibut from Spring menu (Copper Kitchen)

Alamexo Cantina Newly opened sister restaurant to downtown’s Alamexo, Alamexo Cantina in the 9th and 9th area is acting upon customer demand by bringing up some “must-have” menu items from the downtown location and creating some all-new dishes for both lunch and dinner, which are now offered as separate menus. Lunch is served from 11 … Read more

Menu Watch – March 2018

Avenues Proper - poblano mac and cheese (Avenues Proper)

Avenues Proper – A new menu has rolled out at this Avenue’s gastropub, and wow, it doesn’t look half bad; in print or in photo. Check out the following pictures and details of the menu now available: * Roasted poblano mac & cheese – bechamel, parmesan, house frito, elbow noodles, $8 ($3 more with ham) … Read more

Menu Watch – January 2018

BGR Sugar House - mushroom Swiss. Credit, BGR

BGR Sugar House – Fair warning this one will probably get a little messy, but hey, want a free burger? Head down to BGR Sugar House on Tuesday January 16th and you can get just that. According to this Facebook post the new business on Wilmington is giving away 500 free burgers. No word on … Read more

Christmas and New Year dining 2017

Alamexo Cantina - plantain cakes with salsa ranchera

2018 Update: Be sure to see our latest list of festive fun here:https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/12/17/menu-watch-december-2018/ 2017 Looking for options this Christmas or New Years? The following are all the foodie events, specials and to go options we currently know of. Check back over the next week as we usually add a few more as restaurants finalize last … Read more