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

Demand for dining surging – can restaurants keep up?

You thought the old normal was right around a Pfizer-fueled corner? Think again. Seemingly in the blink of an eye demand for dine-in has surged, but not without issues. According to Matt Crandall, exec chef at the downtown Bourbon Group (White Horse, Whiskey Street, Bourbon House), “we went from 0-60 almost overnight, I don’t think … 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

Dine in openings continue apace plus other specials and news

Caffe Molise - pan-seared king salmon

Specials and curbside updates Caffe Molise – The ever popular downtown restaurant opened for curbside just a couple weeks back, and now has several eye popping specials on the to go (more info). Items include: Pan-seared king salmon with a fruit misto of pineapple, red onion, golden plum, tomato and mint. Grilled asparagus and aglio … Read more

Mother’s Day 2020 dining, restaurants re-opening and more

Saffron Valley lunch buffet to go

Mother’s Day 2020 I don’t know if it was my dispirited take on the outlook for this years proceedings, but restaurants have stepped up a gear this week. A whole slew of options for Mother’s Day are now available. Here are the ones we know about so far, we will keep updating on a daily … Read more

Family meals galore, Feldman’s giveaway and new menu updates

Feldman's Deli - loaded half pound sandwiches

Curbside and drive thru updates Here are the latest updates and additions hitting restaurants right now; remember to check our master list of curbside restaurants – the biggest and most updated in town! Don’t forget our delivery and drive through lists too. Provisions – The Millcreek New American spot has launched this new menu which … Read more

Events: Spencer’s, SLC Food And Wine, Red Rock Brewing

Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - passed appetizers

Spencer’s For Steaks And Chops If you’re looking for something a little different this weekend, check out this fun event this Friday evening (August 17th). Grill and chill will be held on the Trofi patio, Spencer’s in downtown SLC will be offering an all you can eat menu for just $30. The AYCE affair runs … Read more

Menu watch – July 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Park City Culinary Institute desserts

Taste Of The Wasatch As promised last week, I’m excited to unveil the full and final menu for this years Taste Of The Wasatch. In case you needed any last convincing this decadent menu should help you make the right decision. Indeed the only real decision will be where to start on August 5th, smoked … Read more

Taste Of The Wasatch 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Solitude Mountain Resort dish

Update: download the full menu for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018. Go grab your wallets. Don’t pause, don’t hesitate, just get ready to signup for the biggest and best food event of the year – Taste Of The Wasatch. I believe at the time of writing there are just a couple hundred tickets left for … Read more

Events: Tastemakers 2018

Tastemakers 2017 - crowd, sun setting

In less than a month’s time, Salt Lake Magazine’s annual Tastemakers bash returns to downtown SLC. Now into its eighth year running, this years celebration of food and drink will be held once again at The Gateway. This years event runs on June 14th and 15th, 5.00-10.00 p.m. both nights, mark your diaries now. If … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – November 2017

Alamexo Cantina - plantain cakes. Credit, SLC Eats

I’m guessing like me, you’re entering day three of turkey leftovers. Days four and five are looking more and more bleak. Each day gleeful deliciousness gives way to self loathing and a new found contempt for potatoes. Should you need a break then – from the endless replating of one day’s gluttony and over shopping … Read more

Celebrate the bounty – $130 giveaway!

Celebrate The Boungty 2016 - Red Iguana

One more event for your calendar – and this time – a chance to win tickets to boot! Celebrate The Bounty is the last major foodie event of the season, before we all hunker down and hibernate. The event benefits Local First Utah, the local organization that seeks to energize and promote the buy local … Read more

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017

Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 - Riverhorse On Main cuisine

Roll up your sleeves folks, or should I say, put yer eatin’ pants on; because come August 6th, Taste Of The Wasatch is back for 2017. Arguably the highlight of the Summer food festival scene – the event is a blitz of gourmet food and beverages like no other. More than 50 restaurants head to … 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

Menu watch – June 2017

Blue Sky Ranch: High West Distillery, whiskey flight

Blind Dog Restaurant And Sushi – Park City is always a reliable destination to beat the Summer heat and if you currently have that in mind, the patio at this restaurant is now open. Enjoy seafood, sushi, steaks, wine and cocktails as the sun sets behind the Wasatch. As well as the patio opening, a … Read more

Eat Drink SLC 2017

Eat Drink SLC - HSL summer fruit in 2016

One of everyone’s favorite summer parties is back in less than four weeks time. The Third Annual Eat Drink SLC returns to Tracy Aviary on July 6th and with it, a bevvy of food and drink providers (full list at end of this article). The garden party of the summer runs from 6.30 to 9.30pm … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – May 2017

Pizza Nono - credit SLUG magazine and Talyn Sherer

Ready for the weekend? No? O.k. we gotcha. How about 25+ reviews and write ups about restaurants, bars and more from local writers, bloggers, pod casters and more. Settle back, dig in and make the weekend one to remember. Reviews Afghan Kitchen (South Salt Lake) http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/5196052-155/authentic-afghanistan-cuisine-finds-a-home Blue Iguana (SLC) http://utahstories.com/2017/05/the-secret-of-blue-iguana/ Charleston Cafe (Draper) http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/5253906-155/restaurant-review-step-back-in-time Cravings … Read more

Events: Tastemakers 2017

Tastemakers 2016 - Laziz Kitchen dishes

Salt Lake Magazine’s premier summer food event – Tastemakers – is back for 2017, and also it’s seventh year. Apparently the de rigueur gift for such an anniversary is copper, so I’ll force myself to raise a copper mug (affiliate link, we earn a small referral fee on purchases) with a Moscow Mule this weekend. … Read more

Events: SL Mag cocktail contest, FoFS 2016, Winos For Rhinos, Riedel

scarborough fair at uncercurrent

Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest – The drinks have been downed and the votes are in, now it’s time to pick a winner. And, er, drink a bit more. This Sunday, join Salt Lake Magazine and a whos who of local mixology at Pierpoint Place as the month long Farm To Glass cocktail contest is … Read more

Menu watch – September 2016

giancarlo-farina-of-provisions-in-2015-cocktail

Avenues Proper – Peckish later into the night? AP will now be serving their full dinner menu until 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The bar will also remain open until midnight for a nightcap or three. Also, beer lovers should keep the last Wednesday of every month in mind, as the restaurant runs a … Read more