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

St Patrick’s Day in SLC plus other events on the calendar

Feldman's Deli - sloppy Joe

St. Pat’s Day in Salt Lake City Plenty of pubs and bars will be celebrating this one, but the following are all offering either special beer releases, food or events for the big day itself: Bewilder Brewing – Debuting their Irish Stout, Irish Lager, and Leprechaun Tears on March 17th. Irish themed menu offered. Cocktail … Read more

Local brewpubs come full circle – what’s next for these Utah icons

When I first landed in Utah, my wife to be immediately whisked me to the downtown location of Squatters brewpub. A savvy gambit. The quickest way to a British heart? Yep, you guessed it, beer, lots of it. Skip forward some two decades plus, and it’s been a whirlwind journey for the business. As I … Read more

Two of Utah’s biggest brewers change hands

Mister Mellings Nitro Cream Ale at Squatters downtown SLC

In a whirlwind start to 2022, two of Utah’s biggest names in craft beer have confirmed significant changes to their ownership. January sees both Utah Brewers Coop (Squatters / Wasatch) and Uinta changing hands. The most eye catching of the two deals is the purchase of CANarchy Brewery Collective for $330 million by Monster Energy … 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

Drink This Now: Melling’s Nitro Cream Ale

Jason Stock Squatters brewmaster

I interrupt our regular Eat Here Now programming to bring you a very special edition. Ordinarily I like to prattle on about what I’ve been eating, but this week, it’s all about what I’ve been supping. And that dear reader is one exceptionally special drink. Behold. Mister Melling’s Nitro Cream Ale. Yep, you read that … Read more

Mother’s Day 2021 dining – options galore

Vosges Chocolates - Spring Uzume collection

It’s one of the biggest dining days of the year and it’s right around the corner. Mother’s Day 2021 looks set to much grander than 2020’s washed out affair, thanks C19… The following are all the current restaurant specials we know of in Utah for the big day (May 9th). as well as a few … Read more

Exclusive reposado now pouring at Taqueria 27

Exclusive Herradura Reposado at Taqueria 27

You might recall way back in the before times (June 2019 to be precise) Taqueria 27 dipped their toes into the exclusive tequila waters by sourcing their very own house special tequila; a hand-selected, single barrel aged tequila from Casa Noble. The team are now back at it once again for 2021, this time with … 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

Get ready for the grill – Summer Q essentials

BBQ plate with home made corn bread

Now that Father’s Day has come and gone we can get on with this year’s BBQ roundup. After all there’s no point suggesting to dad he’s doing anything wrong when he’d holding those tongs. It’s been a couple of years since our last Q roundup and I still recommend all the businesses listed there. Here … Read more

Dine in openings continue apace plus other specials and news

Caffe Molise - pan-seared king salmon

Specials and curbside updates Caffe Molise – The ever popular downtown restaurant opened for curbside just a couple weeks back, and now has several eye popping specials on the to go (more info). Items include: Pan-seared king salmon with a fruit misto of pineapple, red onion, golden plum, tomato and mint. Grilled asparagus and aglio … Read more

SLC’s best veggie burgers

Wasatch Brew Pub - veggie burger

The recent rise of meat alternatives like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat has made it clear that more and more diners are skipping beef and opting for meat-free burgers. But not all veggie burgers are created equal— often, they lack flavor and texture and disintegrate as soon as you pick them up. This is … Read more

What Utah’s new liquor laws mean for the states shelves and taps

Hopkins Brewing

Regardless of where your opinion lies surrounding the acrimony and controversy of Utah’s impending beer law update – one fact is true above all others – 5% ABV beers will be hitting shelves and taps around Utah in barely a few week’s time. 4% brews will start to disappear one by one – thought not … Read more

Wine, beer and mezcal – events coming up for all tastes

BTG Wine Bar - blushing beauties wine flight

Looking to brighten up the week? Looking for a sip or sample beyond the Summer deluge of BBQs and salads? Check out these upcoming food and drink events in SLC. Coming up on the calendar first… Wine pairing dinner at BTG Guests at this wine pairing dinner can meet wine marker Stephen Hagen on Wednesday … 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

Utah’s female brewers come together on International Women’s Day for Pink Boots Brew Day

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a global day that celebrates female leaders and the social, economic, cultural and political achievements made in moving women’s equality forward in hopes of achieving gender parity.  In Utah, female brewers from around the state will come together for Pink Boots Brew Day to create a collaborative brew – … Read more

New SLC Airport restaurant options confirmed

Squatters SLC airport - carnitas

I can’t be the only one just a little excited by today’s formal announcement of the winners (and by proxy the losers) for the concessions slots at the eagerly anticipated airport rebuild. The last time our airport dining saw an update was circa 2012 with the Taste Elevated campaign adding local names like Salt Lake Pizza & … Read more