Tiki flair comes to the heart of Sugar House with this new Utah bar

Acme Bar Co - Mike Edwards, Festivus Swizzle

I arrive at Acme Bar Company just before the lights go up for service. The switch is flipped as several million (or so a brief glance and terrible estimation skills would suggest) tiny lights flicker into festive life; we peer through the window to make sure the surrounding neighborhood doesn’t blink out in response. Welcome … 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

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

New restaurants – February 2017

cantina de alamexo chorizo flautas

Cantina De Alamexo – This new restaurant from Alamexo chef and owner Matt Lake isn’t quite ready for prime time just quite yet, but I couldn’t resist sharing a glimpse of what to expect after a recent preview meal I enjoyed; enjoyed is putting it mildly, I’ve done nothing since but sit in a drooling … Read more

New restaurants – October 2016

Trestle Tavern: trestle burger and fries

Black Sheep Cafe – Do you like great local beer? Do you enjoy creative Southwest cuisine? Like Sugar House? You probably don’t need to tick all of those boxes to get excited about this new partnership. Black Sheep Cafe will soon be opening their second restaurant in the former Epic Annex space in Sugar House. … Read more

Dining Out: HSL

HSL - dessert 2

Restaurants tend to be as every bit ephemeral as the dishes they serve. In a world where today’s bus boy is tomorrow’s sous chef – a restaurant is very much an ensemble piece, a fluid orchestra of players carefully conducted. At HSL in Salt Lake City, Briar Handly is the maestro, marshaling together an incredibly … Read more

Eat Drink SLC 2016

eat drink slc mo segrave daly copper common 2015

I often write about dining events in groups, but when a very special one comes along, it deserves to take center stage. Eat Drink SLC is one of those events. Indeed the inaugural event last summer was easily one of my favorite food focused events of 2015. And I’m annoyingly picky about these things. For … Read more

Drink News: Vida Tequila, Crowler, Ruth Lewandowski

Vida New Fashioned cocktail by Cherie Bartleson

Vida Tequila * – Inspiration is like finding free street parking in downtown SLC on your first pass: elusive and fleeting. When it comes to wanting to pour a glass of something strong, if you’re like me: brain, don’t work, no more. A pint glass of vodka is the best I can manage at times. … Read more