The changing face of the industry

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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

The Roundup – June 2019 – BBQ to bakeries to burritos

Ginger Street - pad thai

All the latest reviews, write-ups, roundups and ramblings from local writers, bloggers and more. If someone wrote about it in the past month or so…you’ll find it here in the review roundup. Reviews and write-ups Aragosta (Ivins)https://siftey.com/aragosta_utah_restaurant-review/ Bam Bam’s BBQ (Orem)https://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/dining/bam-bam-s-pitboss-has-found-treu-calling-as-the/article_508bfbe3-914a-5203-a616-30c6d0269f54.html Benji’s Bar-B-Cue Shack (South Salt Lake)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/06/09/this-new-barbecue-shack/ BFF Turon (West Jordan)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/05/23/new-filipino-restaurant/ Bianca’s La Petite French … 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 next big dining trend in SLC

Impossible Foods burger. Credit Impossible Foods

The next big thing huh? I know what you’re thinking. He’s going to blow my mind with details on some exotic new locale or radical fusion dish. What could it be? Perhaps he’s going to tell us about how dishes from the steppes of Central Asia are coming to SLC restaurants; or maybe those fevered … Read more

Menu Watch – February 2018

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Current Fish And Oyster – Dungeness crab – the jewel of the Pacific Northwest – is finally in season. Executive chef Alan Brines is offering nightly specials with fresh-off-the-boat Dungeness crab from the coastal waters of Oregon from February 10th until the 28th (except Valentine’s Day). The kitchen’s offerings will change slightly each evening taking … Read more

New restaurants – October 2017

Alamexo - chorizo and potato flautas

Alamexo Cantina – Now open in the 9th and 9th area and by all counts, doing great business, and for good reason. Alamexo Cantina aims to be the more casual and relaxed twin to it’s downtown sibling Alamexo. The menu is still built around owner Matt Lake’s refined take on regional Mexican specialties, but is … Read more

Tales from the DABC – July and August 2017

Mariscos Las Islitas - seafood molcajete. Credit, Mariscos Las Islitas.

A recap of the winners and losers over at the monthly DABC meetings, here are the main notes from both the July and August meetings. July 2017 DABC meeting Full Service Restaurant Applicants – Due to a violation history (sale to a minor) at their St. George location, Eric Slaymaker – president and founder of … Read more