Fall menus rolling out at local Utah restaurants

Jon Dubois at Pago On 9th (Pago)

As the leaf blowers roar, so do local menus get a spritz of rib sticking flair; all Brussels sprouts, big meats and calorie-built sauces. This last week or so has seen a small slew of eager PR folks fill my inbox with updates from their client’s kitchen. If you’re looking for something new, from somewhere … Read more

Beer, wine, cider and two thousand dollar dinners – mark your calendars

Galen Zamarra (Yuta)

With the multi-month holiday season looming large ahead, now’s the time we see a final special event hurrah from restaurants; after that, it’s two months of grueling turkey dinners and relatives you haven’t seen since last year, rehashing the same old ill advised jokes. So get your calendar ready. Here’s a few notable events to … Read more

Open Streets returns with a busy Summer of food events

Eva back patio with Bucklin wine

I promised you a busy Summer of food-driven fun, and well, here it is; starting with one of the big comebacks for 2022 – the re-introduction of Open Streets. First trialled as a way to encourage safe, open-air drinking and dining during the early throes of C19, the initiative has been a huge hit with … Read more

New Holladay food hall amongst latest food openings

De Los Muertos - carne asada burrito

It’s been a busy old month since the last roundup of new openings in Utah; if you’ve managed to snaffle your way through all twenty in the weeks since, well, in short order: what’s wrong with you? I salute you. Can I join you? Yes, yes, stop with the blathering, you’re here to unearth what’s … Read more

New year, new restaurants, what’s opening next?

140B Cafe / Ellerbeck Walk Up Cafe (SLC Eats)

After rounding out the end of the year with this colossal collection last month – normal service now resumes; which is to say, saner bite sized recaps of the new and notable on the dining scene. Articles that you can read over a morning coffee, rather than say, need to take a lengthy sabbatical to … Read more

The latest liquor news you don’t want to miss

Eight Settlers - bar and dining room (Eight Settlers)

In his first meeting taking the reigns from former chairman John T. Nielsen, commissioner Thomas Jacobson ran a briskly paced meeting that sped through the docket at an enjoyable pace. A few notable items that came up: The list of businesses requiring extended closures has slowly been whittled down to just a small handful. Publik … Read more

What’s new and next on the dining scene

Scallops (Pago)

Pago On Main Probably the most notable new update for Salt Lake foodies is the impending arrival of Scott Evans’ farm-to-table Pago in downtown SLC. Pictured above a recent scallop dish from their 9th and 9th location. The new Pago On Main is set to open in the Felt Building (341 S. Main Street) sometime … Read more

Score a great restaurant bargain before this program ends

Stop In Utah deals continue New deals continue to pop up on the Shop In Utah program funded by the state. If my severely hazy memory recollects – this will be depleted pretty much any day now. With that in mind, here’s a current round up of some of the more interesting deals and discounts … 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

Where to eat this weekend? Don’t miss the hottest dining news

Taqueria 27 beef tacos

Curbside updates As ever, be sure to check out our complete curbside dining list here. As well as that complete list here are all the recent updates and changes you might want to check out too: Alamexo – A brand new menu for curbside pickup has rolled out at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Check out … Read more

Wine dinners and soft openings – five of the best

Birdhouse - peri peri chicken sandwich

With the holidays looming large and plates turning to turkey and turnips – now’s the time to treat yourself to something different. Before your diet turns to nothing but cruciferous and root veggies, here are five of the best coming up over the next week or so. SLC Eatery On Monday December 16th (6.30 p.m.) … Read more

Raise a glass at these upcoming events including Utah craft brews, rose wine and more

SLC Eatery - prep kitchen at work

SLC Eatery rose wine dinner I’d recommend you snap up tickets for this May 16th event ASAP; the night for SLC Eatery’s first ever wine pairing dinner. While I don’t have details of exactly what’s on the menu for the evening – I can almost guarantee it’s going to be knock your socks off amazing. … Read more

New restaurants – December 2018

Pumpkin spice brownie (Brownies Brownies Brownies).jpg

With Christmas just around the corner you’ll no doubt soon be gazing across a small departments store’s worth of unwanted presents from loved ones.  After all you really needed some more stuff to cram in that one kitchen draw you never open, right? Here’s a holiday tip for you. After all the awkward smiles, thank … Read more

Events: Avenues Proper, Bambara, Meet Your Maker

Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - radish salad

Bambara Those delicious looking pictures you ask? They’re from Bambara’s first beer pairing dinner of the year, just over a month ago now. Devised and executed by the talented (sous chef) Jerry Pacheco, the dinner represented something of a more relaxed break for the restaurant. If you missed the first event, don’t worry, the team … Read more

New Restaurants – August 2018

The Rising Bun - comrade fries (Rising Bun)

Arancini Snack You might remember this name from the Taste For The Space contest in 2017; the business previously competed in that contest to win a space in the South Towne Mall. That particular contest was won by the burger flipping Special Courses, but Arancini Snack is now back and in their own words, the … 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

It’s A Wrap – June 2018

kathmandu slc buffet plate

DABC licenses Ready for the winners and losers at June’s DABC meeting? Here’s the recap of the pertinent items from last months meeting. Full service licenses (beer, wine liquor) Worthy of note from June’s DABC meeting is the granting of license to Oddfellow’s Market in downtown SLC. This is the space just North of Current … Read more

It’s a wrap – November 2017

Amy Eldredge

Salt Lake County Health Inspection AMA – One of the most popular recurring features on our Facebook page is the blow by blow account of the Salt Lake County Health inspectors, and their restaurant closures. When a restaurant is closed, the lurid inspection details are often a mix of fascinating and stomach turning. Recognizing the … Read more