First look: Black Sheep Cafe Sugar House, Chile Tepin

Black Sheep Cafe - brisket fry bread taco

Black Sheep Cafe – Or to be more precise, Black Sheep At Epic Brewing Sugar House. Quite. To my mind this is the fourth overhauling of both menu and concept for Epic Brewing’s Sugar House location. If memory serves, Robert Angelili’s fancy pub grub menu took first blood in 2013, followed by Craig Gerome’s attempt … 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

Drink news: Proper Brewing Co, Vida Tequila, Annex

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Proper Brewing Co: – Proper’s recently expanded brewery operations are now starting to generate a buzz of activity – with three new brews coming online this month. Firstly, Proper Brewing Co‘s Ainsley Amber Ale is now on sale. The release party for the beer is tomorrow evening, September 9th, held in conjunction with local nonprofit … Read more

Events: Undercurrent, Sugar House Pub Crawl

amari at undercurrent

Under Current – This Saturday, Amari will be the focus of the next educational event at Under Current in downtown SLC. From 4.00-5.30 p.m. (May 21) this Italian herbal liquor will be poured, sampled and savored. As with past events, Amy Eldredge and Jimmy Santangelo will lead the class which explores various styles and tasting … Read more

Events: Silver Fork Lodge, Aerie, WTF! Wine Theater Food

WTF Wine Theater Food in 2015

Silver Fork Lodge – If the first day back at work has you down, and you feel yourself craving the festive spirit, head up Big Cottonwood Canyon this evening. Renowned wine maker Carol Shelton is in town. Shelton has a storied past, this from the event release info: Carol Shelton is widely cited as the … Read more

Events: Taste Of The Wasatch 2015

Taste Of The Wasatch: random items

There’s just a under a month remaining until one of my favorite dining events of the summer, heck, the year. Taste Of The Wasatch 2015 is set to hit Solitude Mountain Resort on August 2nd – you should be there. As I wrote last year, I know there are a bewildering array of dining events … Read more

Events: Oasis Cafe, Eat Drink SLC, Under Current

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Oasis Cafe * – Wondering who might be open during July’s two big holidays – look no further than the tranquil (see: someone else dealing with the chaos of cooking and cleanup) climes of Oasis Cafe. This year the restaurant will open for brunch on July 4th, serving from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Also … Read more

Showcase: The Annex By Epic

The Annex By Epic: Griddled spot prawns and artichoke barigoule / harissa emulsion, fennel, lemon.

If you don’t follow Gastronomic SLC on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you might not have seen our very first featured showcase. If that’s the case please do take a moment to review your life choices up until this point. Good? Let’s move on. Throughout June we covered the sterling cuisine of The Annex By Epic … Read more

Events: Eat Drink SLC, Pork & Cork, Outstanding In The Field

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Eat Drink SLC * – Hopefully you carved out Thursday, July 9th in your diary as we previously recommended. If you did, you’ll be excited to know that the first annual Eat Drink SLC event is blossoming into quite the stellar event. This food meets wine, then says hello to spirits and beer – all … Read more

Events: The Annex, Finca, EatDrinkSLC

bouchot mussels at annex by epic brewing

The Annex by Epic Brewing – If you you’ve still to discover the culinary revolution underway at The Annex, I implore you to brush up ASAP; also, go sit in the corner for not paying attention and check out my The Annex by Epic review here. Since that particular piece, I’ve had several other exceptional … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – March 2015

February went by in the blink of an eye – so much so – the more observant of you might notice there was no February roundup. Oh well. Time for a bumper March edition of what local bloggers are writing, ranting and raving about in Utah. Attracting the most buzz right now is Current Fish … Read more

The Annex by Epic Brewing Company review

cod brandade by annex epic brewing

Check out our sister site The Utah Review today, for my latest piece on Annex by Epic Brewing. The Sugarhouse brewpub has a new chef, menu and look. Frankly it’s safe to say you can forget everything you’ve previously heard about this joint – it’s a completely new enterprise under chef Craig Gerome. Just take … Read more

Events: The Annex, Hoof and Vine, Avenues Proper, BTG, SNowbird

btg wine bar wine array

The Annex – Epic Brewing has opened its cellars to present a very limited Elder Brett tasting dinner on January 22nd at The Annex. The five course dinner will feature the original release of Elder Brett, which is now three years old, along with its younger siblings. Chef Craig Gerome has carefully selected courses that … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – January 2015

breakfast poutine the annex

Hopefully by now you’ve cast aside all those rashly made resolutions revolving around eating more healthily. We’re friends, so lets be honest, that always translates to more boring and less deliciousness. Down to the serious business then, what restaurants will be adding those tasty calories and belt notches in 2015? This months restaurant review roundup … Read more

News: Avenues Proper, The Annex, Talisman Brewing Company

Burger monday at annex by epic brewing

Avenues Proper – Last fall, Avenues Proper released a beer in collaboration with Charming Beard Coffee, and in their own words, it was arguably their most popular beer they’ve ever brewed. The beer is a Belgian Coffee Stout named Foreign Gentleman. After a year of constant requests avenues Proper has brewed a second batch of … Read more

Events: Tots For Toys, Silver Star Cafe, La Caille

Yelp Toys For Tater Tots

Yelp SLC – Ever the playful bunch, the good folks at Yelp SLC are putting a cool twist on a popular holiday tradition this December. Donate a toy during the dates below, at one of the following restaurants, and not only will your toy be passed along to Toys For Tots, but the restaurant in … Read more

The Annex By Epic, Pulp, 13 Percent

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Annex Ales The Annex by Epic Brewing recently announced the installation of their brand new J.V. Northwest brew house setup. The seven barrel, 217 gallon, two kettle system was specifically designed to fit the available space and provide the flexibility needed to brew several new small batch beers specially for The Annex. The initial draft … Read more

Feast Of Five Senses, Bambara, Vegan Food Month, The Annex By Epic

Feast Of The Five Senses Menu 2013 There’s still time to purchase tickets for this Sunday’s Feast Of The Five Senses. If supporting Slow Food Utah wasn’t good enough reason to hand over your hard earned cash right now – we managed to finagle a menu for the event – and what a doubly delicious … Read more