Utah taco hot spot celebrates ten year anniversary

Go rummage through the cupboard and find something special won’t you. Then join me in raising a glass to Taqueria 27, a business who this month mark a decade in an industry; one that’s about as forgiving as I am to being served a burger on a brioche bun. For those wanting to catch up … Read more

Menu updates at some of Salt Lake City’s best restaurants

Ascent Kitchen - pancakes

It’s been several months since our last menu watch, that moment where we take a pause from the furious new restaurant openings – and instead – focus on what the established crowd are working on. If you’re looking for an excuse to check out a new spot, read on… Ascent Kitchen Starting with that headline … Read more

Utah liquor license crisis set to worsen according to reports

Punch Bowl Social - beer and biscuits, no more

Get ready for a fraught 2022 folks. Following this months DABC meeting, Ben Winslow confirmed via this story that the Utah legislature seems unmoved by the perilous state of Utah’s liquor license inventory. Indeed, things might actually get worse yet still – if that’s even possible. As part of the FOX13 story, Winslow highlighted the … Read more

Two more restaurants call it quits amid redevelopment

Taqueria 27 - steak tacos and margarita

In our recent story about why restaurants are facing a harder time than ever, one item we didn’t cover was the rapid redevelopment of Salt Lake City. With unemployment in Utah approaching record lows the state has become the third fastest growing in the nation; pressure is on for more and more housing, which in … Read more

Bookmark these dates for your next foodie night out

After a weekend of getting your fill of pie and beer, presumably you’re now in the mood for something a little more exotic? Never fear, the dining calendar keeps piling up with fabulous event after event. Here’s what’s coming up over the next few weeks. Taqueria 27 Herradura tasting In the first of this year’s … Read more

Got a vaccine? Score a foodie deal

Taqueria 27 beef tacos

Vaccine cards to the ready… If I were a betting man, I’d wager you’re going to start seeing more of these deals (side note: I’m absolutely a betting man). First up Taqueria 27. Bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to any Taqueria 27 location in April, and they’ll give you 10% off your entire food order. … 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

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

Grab some great dining deals, support local, and other food news

Taqueria 27 beef tacos

Oquirrh fans start fundraiser Times are undoubtedly tough for everyone right now. In the maelstrom that is the hospitality sector (oh hai there Rubio’s bankruptcy filing), of particularly tumult – fine dining. While I’m a vocal advocate for changing times demanding a changing business plan, it’s admittedly simpler for fast casual to pivot than it … 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

Foodie events starting back up, menu updates, news around town

Carson Kitchen - steak with mac n cheese

Set to celebrate their 16th annual Feast Of The Five Senses – Slow Food Utah’s 2020 event is being offered in a whole new C19-safe way. This year, 10 local restaurants have paired with 10 local farms to create 4-course meals packaged as a four course meal to go. The menu is usually a closely … 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

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

Get back into the dining scene – more than forty restaurant reviews rounded up

O Falafel Etc - mezze sampler (Ya Burned It)

Don’t let January’s dull and drab palette get you down in the dumps. Instead, pull up a pew and sink your teeth into the latest edition of the roundup; more than forty restaurant reviews and write-ups from local critics, bloggers and more. Reviews and write-ups All Chay (Fairpark)https://yaburnedit.net/f/love-letter-to-all-chay-in-fairpark The Angry Korean (South Jordan)https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/mad-about-bulgogi/Content?oid=14523227 Birdhouse (SLC)https://siftey.com/birdhouse-salt-lake-city-ut-restaurant-review/ … Read more

Reader’s choice awards 2019 – the winners

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

After tabulating hundreds and hundreds of responses, and correcting oh so many spelling errors (you guys already started on the Christmas egg nog and brandies huh) the results of our very first reader’s choice awards are now in! The results are a mix of surprising, frustrating and expected. I’ll let you decide which. Lets dive … Read more

Christmas Day, New Years Eve and more menu updates aplenty

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Buckle up, this one’s a super sized edition of our monthly menu watch; a blow by blow breakdown of what’s new and special on menus around town. First up, lets start with the seasonal specials headed your way. Here are all the Christmas Day and NYE specials we’re currently aware of (notes provided by restaurants). … 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