Pie N Beer day returns with 9,000 slices o’ pie

The Pie - buffalo ranch

According to the folks over at the Downtown Alliance, that’s the number of pies and slices set to fly off the proverbial shelves at this year’s Pie N Beer day event. The popular Summertime bash which has taken a two year covid-break, is back for 2022, and back with style I might add. If you’re … Read more

Eight new bars approved at June alcohol meeting

Credit, Quarters Arcade Bar, City Home Collective

Yesterday saw the momentous day of reckoning that we’ve been previewing since March. With the myriad updates to Utah’s liquor laws now in effect for for 2022, a once in a generation bounty of full bar licenses were up for grabs – ten to be precise. As commissioner Thue dubbed it,”barapalooza”. Let’s get straight to … Read more

Liquor license frenzy approaches – mark your calendars

Beer (freepik)

As the clock ticks down to the June DABC meeting (sorry it’s DABS now folks) so the interest escalates around who exactly will snaffle up all those delicious bar licenses set to unfurl. Just like an exotic flora that blooms once every 17 years, this is a practically unheard of event, something to witness and … 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

Utah bar licenses exhausted until the Summer after DABC meeting

Beer (freepik)

Well there you have it. Two months into the year and bar licenses are pretty much toast. Want to open a bar in Utah? Come back in May, because that’s when a single license will be up for grabs next. And after that, who knows… With various news outlets reporting on a state legislature unconvinced … Read more

More than 195 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried?

Despite the ever present threat of Covid this year, the food and drink scene in Utah has boomed unlike any other I can remember in recent memory. The following list contains nigh on two hundred different business that opened their doors around the Beehive this year: bars, coffee shops, bakeries, food trucks, delivery services and … Read more

New restaurant openings continue to surge

Big Dipper - Saigon in Sixty Seconds

How many days elapsed since our last mega-recap of new restaurants? Fourteen. How many additional business openings to land on our desk since then? More. Many more. As daily past times go, you can take your word of the day books, I’m starting a new restaurant of the day club. Now open Batista For those … Read more

Restaurant liquor licenses starting to feel the pressure

Crack Shack sandwiches (Crack Shack)

Welcome back to our monthly roundup of all things perfectly potable. While ordinarily I’d start with a raised eyebrow and nod to the state’s bar license crunch (there are presently ZERO available) there’s truthfully not much to talk about. So instead lets start with another looming area of concern… Full service restaurant licenses (beer, wine, … Read more

Food and drink events to check out now – five of the best

Cupbop - ugly bop bowl

Boo!Stillery Tonight’s the night (Friday October 18th) for Slug Mag’s Boo!stillery festival. This brand new event is a halloween-themed spin on SLUG Mag’s regular Brewstillery festival. Attendees can sample a variety of boos, sorry booze, from local brewers and distillers alike. Boo!stillery will also feature local food trucks and artisans. Tickets for the 21+ event are priced … Read more

New Spring menus, bold brunches and brand new bargain beer passes

SLC Eatery - Kimchi bowl (801eatsndrinks)

SLC Eatery First up in this months menu watch, a whole new brunch menu to get giddy over. You probably recall I waxed lyrical after checking out this new chef-driven restaurant at the start of the year. I’m pretty excited to see that their newly launched brunch service is every bit as innovative and exciting … Read more

Beehive Distilling Has Big Plans

Beehive Distilling, the state’s first gin distillery in over 100 years, has completed their move to a large new facility in South Salt Lake, boosting the rapidly increasing number of food and drink destinations in the neighborhood. At 2245 S W Temple, the revamped warehouse space is within walking distance of Saltfire Brewing Company, Shades … Read more

It’s A Wrap – September 2018

Saffron Valley - biryani (Saffron Valley)

Saffron Valley Starting this Tuesday (October 2nd) and running through to Sunday (October 7th), the Sugar House location of Saffron Valley celebrates its annual Monsoon Biryani and Kebab Festival. The exploration of authentic cuisine from North and South of India seeks to offer diners a more diverse choice of dishes that might be ordinarily seen … 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

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

Shades Of Pale, Food And Wine Classic, Caffe Niche

shades of pale logos

This week, Shades of Pale Brewing Co announced their imminent move from Park City to South Salt Lake, at least for the time being anyway. The full news release explains in detail: The site, approx 13,000 sq feet, is located at the corner of S. West Temple and Utopia just a block south of 2100 … Read more