New restaurants continuing to open at pace in Utah

Cava and scallops at Mar Muntanya at Hyatt Regnecy

If you’re feeling a little drubbed after recent weeks, you’re alone. The preceding fortnight has been punch after smack after whack, and I’m sure there are more I’ve missed. With that in mind, time for some brighter news. Amidst all the current heavyweights hitting the canvas, there’s still plenty of eager newcomers champing for a … Read more

Utah’s full service restaurant licenses could run dry soon

Homecoming Southern Kitchen and Bar

If you’ve been following along with morbid curiosity this year, you’re no doubt aware of the storied drought of bar licenses in Utah. Want to open a bar in the Beehive? You better have a cash runway like Elon coupled with the patience of Job (the biblical one, not the Appley one). What many haven’t … 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

It’s A Wrap – March 2018

Vida Tequila 2018 bottling

Vida Tequila New for 2018 and this Salt Lake City based tequila brand – contemporary new bottling that wouldn’t look out of place in an art galley; or maybe just maybe – your home bar, nudge nudge. Via press release, Vida Tequila founder Lisa Barlow writes: Everything we do is thoughtful and strong. VIDA has … Read more