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

The changing face of the industry

Maven Oak Creative header image

When I first wrote about the changing reality of the hospitality sector, even I have to admit I didn’t predict finger lickin fright to take hold; suffices to say, when the likes of the colonel are redrawing their business plans, it’s really time to start paying attention. As Covus (that’s what we call it in … Read more

Friday night food fun, unmissable deals, food news galore

HSL - fried chicken

Kafe Mamai Fundraiser Want to stretch your lockdown legs this Friday, get out and about the fresh air with some food? I’ve got the perfect event for you. This Friday (August 21st) at the Sugarmont Plaza (2234 Highland Drive) in Sugar House, chef Abudu of Kafe Mamai will be hosting a fundraiser for the children … Read more

Businesses push for liquor changes, new restaurants and closures

Gochu Jjamppong (Paik's Noodle)

Bars feeling the squeeze With current turbulence showing zero signs of abating, Utahs bars are experiencing some of the biggest disruptions to their businesses. I mean, hands up (carefully at six feet distance please) who’s been to a bar recently. No, me neither. A few options exist to recreate the bar experience from home right … Read more

It’s A Wrap – March 2019

The Angry Korean - philly cheesesteak with bulgogi

DABC Licenses Causing more than a few column inches this month was the failure of Heart and Soul Karaoke to secure an On-Premise Beer Only license (aka recreational license). A little backstory; Heart And Soul is a successful karaoke business out of Provo, recently opening their sophomore location in downtown SLC – the space left … Read more

It’s A Wrap – January 2019

The Rose Establishment - avocado toast (saltplatecity)

We took December off from the wrap up, as general food news was a little thin on the ground over the holiday period. As such this wrap up covers both December 2018 and January 2019. First up, all the winners from the last couple of DABC meetings. DABC Licenses Bar licenses Competition was fierce over … 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