Restaurants set to re-open, new menus, meals and deals

Homemade pastrami burger

Utah restaurants looking to re-open It was already the topic on everyone’s lips – when would Utah restaurants be able to open again? Should they even open if they could? Yesterday, Governor Herbert answered that question – Friday May 1st – albeit with a range of caveats such as: Groups larger than ten to be … 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

State Of The Plate 2018

Easily the most anticipated time of the year is here. Yes, I know, I know, the moment you’ve all been waiting with frenzied tension – our end of year State Of The Plate report. For the uninitiated, we look at every best of award throughout the year, mush the data together and see what the … Read more

The Roundup – August 2018

The Eklektik - citrus tiramisu (Talyn Sherer | Slug Mag)

Reviews and write ups While the sun’s shining, people aren’t writing about food apparently; so after a July hiatus then, please welcome back The Roundup, a run down of every local review, writeup, podcast and more about the local food scene. A special mention should go out to the Redneck Food Rambles blog this month, … Read more

The Roundup – March 2018

Nomad Eatery

A look back at the past month of reviews, write-ups, diatribes and musings on the SLC dining scene. This month we have more than 20 restaurant reviews and write-ups for your dining inspiration this month! Reviews and write ups Bake 360 (Draper) https://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/utah/salt-lake-city/bake360/ Bayou (SLC) http://utahstories.com/2018/02/down-on-the-bayou-dinner-a-show-at-the-bayou-and-state-room/ Belgian Waffle And Omelette Inn (Midvale) https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/escape-to-starch-mountain/Content?oid=7457076 Block Restaurant … Read more

It’s A Wrap – January 2018

Magic Cake by Ashikat Kitchen

Stanza Italian Bistro – The downtown Italian restaurant is currently offering a Winter “express business lunch” menu that looks to save you a bunch of cash and time all in one go. The three-course menu is priced at just $15 and changes weekly. Moreover the team aim to provide start-to-finish lunches in just 45 minutes. … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – January 2018

Celeste - ravioli incavolati. Photo Talyn Sherer of Slug Mag

A smaller roundup this month as we recap the musings of local writers, bloggers and podcasters from the past couple months. Understandable of course, obsessed as we’ve all no doubt been with turkeys, stuffing and potatoes. Now lets not mention those again till November, deal? On with the good stuff then… Reviews and write ups … Read more

Menu watch – October 2017

cy noodles house spicy dan dan noodles

Alamexo Cantina – This new comer to the 9th and 9th area is upto full speed and now open for lunch. Closed on Mondays the Cantina’s new hours are as follows: Tuesday – Saturday: 11.30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday: 11.30 a.m. – 9 p.m. We’ve written about the Cantina a few times recently, the … Read more

It’s a wrap – September 2017

Fireside On Regent - pizza

Mountain West Cider – Announced in the last month, the new Desolation Prickly Pear Hard Cider from Utah’s only hard cider brewery, should now be widely available in Utah DABC stores. Personal note, I think this is their best creation yet. Mountain West continues to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – May 2016

feldmans deli sloppy joe

Want to know what’s happening on the SLC dining scene? Look no further than our local bloggers and podcasters. Here’s the output of those wonderful folks over the past month – two dozen stellar reviews of local restaurants. Featured picture – the heart stopping Sloppy Joe from SL Food Quick and Dirty’s review of Feldman’s … Read more

Events: J Wong’s, Mandarin, Shallow Shaft

chinese year of the sheep in slc

J.Wong’s Thai & Chinese Bistro – J. Wong’s Thai & Chinese Bistro, located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, invites the community to help usher in the year of the sheep on February 21st and again on February 27th (7 p.m. each night). Each night the eatery will host a lion dance, presented … Read more

News: Red Rock, Mountain Specials, Mandarin, Eva’s Bakery

red rock brewing frohlich pils

Red Rock Brewing – As their 20th anniversary looms, Red Rock Brewing Company has introduced a new brew to their already tasty lineup – Fröhlich Pils – a crisp and clean concoction using only the finest Pilsner malts, German noble hops and lager yeast. Fröhlich Pils is now available at all Red Rock Brewing pubs … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – September 2014

spitz falafel

More than fifteen restaurant reviews comprise September’s restaurant review round up. Spitz continues to make waves and buzz among local writers – see Heartbeat Nosh for the latest writeup. Featured picture above is taken from the Hearbeat Nosh’s review of Spitz. Art City Donuts http://www.ratetheplateutah.com/2014/08/food-truck-review-art-city-donuts.html Carlos’ Kitchen #2 http://fatkidapproved.blogspot.com/2014/08/fat-kid-reviews-carlos-kitchen-2.html Cheddatruck http://www.eatbyu.com/2014/08/cheddatruck.html Cowgirl Creamery Cowgirl Creamery … Read more

News: Beehive Distiling, Mandarin, July 4th

Oasis Cafe Patio with Diners

Beehive Distilling Beehive Distilling, Utah’s only gin distillery, has released the first gin to be legally made in the state in over 140 years. Jack Rabbit Gin is now available in more than 30 Utah State Liquor and Wine stores statewide—from Logan to St. George. The 750-milliliter bottles are priced at $27.99. Distilled and bottled … Read more

Caputo’s, Mandarin, Franck’s.

caputos cheese pairing course

Caputo’s On 15th Caputo’s on 15th is now offering three separate flights of cheeses to suit any palate. Served on locally crafted wood cheese boards by Heritage Workshop, each flight is comprised of three types of cheeses. The featured cheeses have been carefully selected and vetted by Andy Fitzgerrell and Matt Caputo, both American Cheese … Read more

Mandarin Restaurant, Stein Eriksen

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Ring in the Year of the horse 2014 at the Mandarin restaurant in Bountiful to celebrate Chinese New Year. This two-week celebration is from Friday, January 31st thru Saturday, February 15th. The lively and colorful Traditional Lion Dance will be performed by an 8-person troop with a spectacular performance at 6:00 … Read more