Celeste Ristorante closes Offered up by many as the best Italian restaurant in the state, Murray’s Celeste Ristorante is sadly no more. With little announcement… Read More »Local Italian favorite closes doors plus other food news
Ryan Lowder is a chef and restaurateur located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Inspired by a an apprenticeship under Mother’s Bistro’s Lisa SchroederLower formally trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, which in turn led an externship at Restaurant Jean-Georges and ultimately, a full-time position at the 3-star Michelin restaurant.
Lowder went on to cook abroad in Barcelona and Columbia before retuning to NYC and the Mario Batali group, before launching his own successful Catalan restaurant.
Lowder ultimately returned to Utah and opened the now iconic Copper Onion in 2010. The success of the flagship restaurant led to Plum Alley, Copper Common, Copper Kitchen and The Daily.
In recent times Lowder has begun offering hospitality consultancy services under the Plowshare Partners outfit.
After a brisk start to the year in January, it’s heartening to see yet another strong month of restaurant openings across the state. In this… Read More »Two dozen new Utah restaurants opened over the past month
While it’s always fun to report on what’s brand spanking new, from time to time, I do like to take stock over what more established… Read More »Soup dumplings to buffet specials – recent menu updates in SLC
If you’ve finally digested the twenty four course tasting menu that was last month’s roundup of every new opening in 2022, might I tempt you… Read More »Noodles to nachos – what’s new in Utah dining for January
We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Maybe two. Clocking in at somewhere close to 20,000 words, and recapping the unveiling of more than 160 bars… Read More »More than 160 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried so far?
Ascent Kitchen For those last few of you, belligerently clinging to new year resolutions – or those just arterially kaput from yet another fried chicken… Read More »Fried chicken to fine dining – what’s new on the dining scene
In the movie world, sequels are often greeted with more skepticism than optimism; for every Godfather II there’s far too many a Blues Brothers 2000.… Read More »Copper Common 2.0 brings big city feel to downtown SLC
The headline news out of the October DABC meeting was the increasing pressure on the state’s current inventory of bar licenses. Before the meeting only… Read More »DABC news, closures, dining specials and Fall product launches
DABC news Making the headlines across the land this month was Social Axe’s return to the commission, seeking to secure a recreational beer license for… Read More »Liquor law loopholes, restaurant closures, award winners and much more