Rise and shine – who makes the best latte in Salt Lake City

Latte coffee at Three pines coffee

Café Latte is a classic. The term Cafe Latte was created in certain regions of Italy where American tourists frequented. The American travelers struggled with the bitter and richer flavors of espresso so warm milk was added to make a more palatable and sweeter drink. Two freshly brewed espresso shots, delicately topped with steamed milk … Read more

Restaurant liquor licenses starting to feel the pressure

Crack Shack sandwiches (Crack Shack)

Welcome back to our monthly roundup of all things perfectly potable. While ordinarily I’d start with a raised eyebrow and nod to the state’s bar license crunch (there are presently ZERO available) there’s truthfully not much to talk about. So instead lets start with another looming area of concern… Full service restaurant licenses (beer, wine, … Read more

Latest restaurant closures, moves and updates

Chedda Burger - burger with mac n cheese topping (Chedda Burger)

Restaurant closures Chedda Burger Starting life as a food truck, this local burger concept from Nick Watts once operated three outposts around town. News confirmed this week sees the brand shrink to one remaining location at the The Gateway. Following on from the shuttering of the original location the CB team confirmed on Facebook that … Read more

June liquor news, DABC winners and losers

A jumbo sized June DABC meeting topped the three hour mark with plenty of noteworthy action. During the first in person meetup in over a year, chairman John T. Nielsen (Feb 2013) and commissioner Bateman (dec 2014) said their farewells, stepping down from their roles after significant stints; the duo signing onto the roles in … Read more

Bountiful bar loses license after 18 years, other liquor news

Generic beer photo

An eighteen-year paperwork snafu led to the loss of Bountiful’s only bar at a busy DABC meeting this month. The bar in question, The Fifth, underwent a change in business name way back in 2001. Changing from the Fifth Inc to the Fifth LLC; the change went unnoticed for close to two decades. Sadly the … Read more

It’s A Wrap – January 2019

The Rose Establishment - avocado toast (saltplatecity)

We took December off from the wrap up, as general food news was a little thin on the ground over the holiday period. As such this wrap up covers both December 2018 and January 2019. First up, all the winners from the last couple of DABC meetings. DABC Licenses Bar licenses Competition was fierce over … Read more

It’s A Wrap – July 2018

Thali at Saffron Bistro (Saffron Bistro)

This month saw the rebranding of Lavanya Mahate’s local group of Saffron Valley businesses. With each location striving to offer a unique dining experience, the rebranding seeks to better define each location. The businesses now have fresh branding, a new website and new menus. The trio of fantastic Indian restaurants now read as follows: Saffron … 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

Events: BTG, Alamexo, Porch, Chocolate Festival

Alamexo Cantina - mollete special for Day of the Dead 2017

Alamexo – Celebrate Dia de los Muertos – aka Day of the Dead – on November 1st and 2nd at either Alamexo restaurant. Owner and head chef Matt Lake says of the traditional event: It’s actually a very happy celebration, a big party that dates back long into history. On the first day, families remember … Read more

Events: Stanza, Meditrina, Dine O Round, Festa Italiana, SL Mag Cocktails

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Stanza – Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar welcomes William Davis (Wilson Daniels Wines) as he presents his portfolio of paired wines with new chef Jonathan LeBlanc’s five-course tasting menu on Wednesday, September 13th @ 6:30 p.m. LeBlanc notes: Wilson Daniels carries some amazing Italian wines. I’m pairing a special tasting menu based on what’s … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – April 2017

Carnitas at Cantina De Alamexo. Credit SLC Eats.

Our latest roundup of writers and podcasters across the Wasatch Front – stacked to the brim with dining destinations. More than thirty items to sink your teeth into this month; if you can’t find something tasty, you’re doing it wrong. Alamexo (SLC) https://www.801eats.com/single-post/2017/03/09/Alamexo Alamexo Cantina (SLC) https://slceats.com/2017/03/30/preview-alamexo-cantina/ Black Sheep (Provo) http://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/provo-brunch-at-black-sheep-cake/ Black Sheep At Epic … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – February 2017

Let Utah’s bloggers and podcasters be your dining inspiration this month. In the latest review round up, dig into more than 20 pieces covering the local food and beverage scene, bon appetit! Chile-Tepin (SLC) http://www.sltrib.com/entertainment/4785918-155/restaurant-review-chile-tepin-is-hot-new Chile-Tepin (SLC) http://www.latitude40slc.com/blog/our-fave-lunch-spot-chile-tepin/ Chopfuku Asian Cuisine (Taylorsville) http://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/chopfuku-asian-cuisine/ CY Noodles House (SLC) https://www.801eats.com/single-post/2017/02/17/CY-Noodles-House Firewood (Park City) http://www.cityweekly.net/utah/burn-baby-burn/Content?oid=3590657 Johnny Slice (SLC) … Read more

Restaurant review roundup – January 2017

Balsamic braised short ribs with tarragon demi-sauce from SLC eats review of Deseret Edge Pub

We took a month off from the roundup in December, because lets face it, you’re wallowing in a vat of egg nog and gravy. Or was that just me. Anyway, in with the new and back to what’s hot and not on the SLC restaurant scene. So without further ado, and just in time for … Read more

Restaurant Review Roundup – May 2014

Naked Fish’s karai ramen from kelli nakagama

Don’t let lack of inspiration stop you from having a delicious weekend. Check out these 18 reviews from local food bloggers through the month of April. Featured image above taken from Random Acts Of Kelliness ramen roundup. Bruges Waffles and Frites http://www.welltraveledwife.com/2014/04/waffles-are-good-for-soul.html Chunga’s http://tasteofslc.com/food-drink/chungas/ Elizabeth’s Bakery Tea Shop http://www.slcfoodradar.com/2014/04/20/elizabeths-bakery-tea-shop/ From Scratch http://www.welltraveledwife.com/2014/04/from-scratch-slc.html Gloria’s Little Italy … Read more