Menu updates at some of Salt Lake City’s best restaurants

Ascent Kitchen - pancakes

It’s been several months since our last menu watch, that moment where we take a pause from the furious new restaurant openings – and instead – focus on what the established crowd are working on. If you’re looking for an excuse to check out a new spot, read on… Ascent Kitchen Starting with that headline … Read more

Pie N Beer day returns with 9,000 slices o’ pie

The Pie - buffalo ranch

According to the folks over at the Downtown Alliance, that’s the number of pies and slices set to fly off the proverbial shelves at this year’s Pie N Beer day event. The popular Summertime bash which has taken a two year covid-break, is back for 2022, and back with style I might add. If you’re … Read more

Valentine’s Day dining in SLC 2022

Catch Sitka Wild Alaskan Applewood Smoked Fish

Here’s your timely reminder that Valentine’s 2022 is headed your way fast. There’s three weeks to the big dining day as I write, and if you want to impress your special other, it’s time to get that meal planned now. Below is a list of all the 2022 menus and specials we’ve heard about so … Read more

State Of The Plate 2021

Bricks Corner

Hot on the heels of our recent readers choice awards, I bring you my favorite way to end the year – the sixth annual State Of The Plate; a look back over 2021 and what was hot, what was tepid and what I reckon will soon be whistling on the stove. You can see previous … Read more

Utah fund offers up million dollar restaurant prize

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

Ever fancied yourself a would be Danny Meyer, a food tycoon extraordinaire in the making? Maybe you’ve got the details to the next big thing stashed away in your brain – just not the cash to covert calculations to concrete? If so, local equity fund Savory have exactly what you need… a cool million bucks … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2021

Thanksgiving plate with Beltex

Turkey day is right around the corner folks, and this year, well I think this year is gonna be a busy one. Expect tables to book out quickly, shelves to get cleared out double quick. Remember those turkeys I told you to get your paws on last week? Beltex moved around 200 of the birds … Read more

Italian food and fun set to hit downtown SLC

Wood fired pizza from 2019 (Festa Italiana)

Clear your calendar for the upcoming weekend, you’re going to need some free time to work your way through this one. More than a dozen Italian food vendors will be setting up shop at The Gateway, for this years Festa Italiana party. The two day event spans the 18th and 19th of September. Admission to … Read more

What else is happening on menus around town?

Oquirrh market fish special

It’s not just Pretty Bird’s new Sugar House location (see this story from earlier in the week) switching things up on the menu. Here are a few specials, deals and menu updates that’ve caught the eye over the last week or so. Oquirrh It’s worth noting that this independent fine-dining destination in downtown SLC recently … Read more

Valentine’s Day 2021 in Utah

Harmons hot cocoa bombs

Every year my advice is the same: if you really want to treat that special someone in you life, skip the 14th of February. Seriously, go a week before, go a week later, just avoid one of the busiest dining days on the regular calendar. If you have your mind set though, there are plenty … Read more

Locals flock to save restaurants, openings, closings and more

Oquirrh - turkey tonkatsu

As we enter the supposedly cheeriest month on the calendar, the outlook in restaurant land remains gloomy. Lets be completely honest with one other – there’s no respite coming anytime soon; patios aren’t coming back for at least another four or five months, the impact of vaccines will be even longer, and large swathes of … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2020

Thanksgiving day dining 2016

2021 UPDATE – looking for where to eat in 2021. Check out the 2021 edition of our Turkey day roundup here. The phrase thanksgiving in the year that is 2020 might seem like an anachronism, but here we are – tis the season. Tis the season to hurl overcooked spuds at anyone who rolls out … Read more

Grab some great dining deals, support local, and other food news

Taqueria 27 beef tacos

Oquirrh fans start fundraiser Times are undoubtedly tough for everyone right now. In the maelstrom that is the hospitality sector (oh hai there Rubio’s bankruptcy filing), of particularly tumult – fine dining. While I’m a vocal advocate for changing times demanding a changing business plan, it’s admittedly simpler for fast casual to pivot than it … Read more

Restaurants set to re-open, new menus, meals and deals

Homemade pastrami burger

Utah restaurants looking to re-open It was already the topic on everyone’s lips – when would Utah restaurants be able to open again? Should they even open if they could? Yesterday, Governor Herbert answered that question – Friday May 1st – albeit with a range of caveats such as: Groups larger than ten to be … Read more

The latest updates on the dining scene

Curry Up Now - thali (Salt Plate City)

Curbside and delivery updates Can’t decide what’s for dinner tonight? Here’s all the latest news from local restaurants. Don’t forget to also review our delivery, curbside and drive thru lists too. Braza Grill – Murray’s Brazilian all you can eat are now providing this retooled menu for curbside to go orders. Chefpanzee – did you … Read more

Family dinners, special deals, restaurants giving back and more

The Pie - buffalo ranch

New curbside updates Avenues Proper – You’ll need to head into the restaurant if you want beer to go (still available), but you can order food delivered to the curb for minimal interaction. Here’s the menu. Feldman’s Deli – The menu remains the same and amazing as ever, but this East side spot has now … 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

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