More than 195 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried?

Despite the ever present threat of Covid this year, the food and drink scene in Utah has boomed unlike any other I can remember in recent memory. The following list contains nigh on two hundred different business that opened their doors around the Beehive this year: bars, coffee shops, bakeries, food trucks, delivery services and … 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

The latest restaurant openings along the Wasatch

Del Barrio Cafe - Baja fish tacos (Del Barrio)

Cajun Boil Laissez les bons temps rouler – as the doors on this new seafood boil business in downtown SLC are now open. The menu offers something for everyone, even those who don’t want to get their hands messy. Fried baskets start the menu which runs right through to build your own seafood boils and … Read more

Cocktails, BBQ, sake, feasts aplenty – five fab food events

Kaze Sushi - maki roll

Cocktail contest shakedown This Sunday, more than twenty of SLC’s best restaurants will go head to head to be crowned the winner of Salt Lake Magazine’s Farm-To-Glass Cocktail Contest Shakedown. If you’re free, you can sample all the entrants efforts – each tasked with using local and seasonal ingredients in their cocktail creations. Participating restaurants … Read more

Events: Tastemakers 2018

Tastemakers 2017 - crowd, sun setting

In less than a month’s time, Salt Lake Magazine’s annual Tastemakers bash returns to downtown SLC. Now into its eighth year running, this years celebration of food and drink will be held once again at The Gateway. This years event runs on June 14th and 15th, 5.00-10.00 p.m. both nights, mark your diaries now. If … Read more

The Roundup – May 2018

SOMI Vietnamese Bistro (Utah Grubs)

Once again, it’s time to look back over the past few weeks and see what local writers, bloggers and podcasters have been covering. It’s another bumper crop with more than two dozen places profiled, prodded and pondered. Make sure you know what’s hot and what’s not, before the weekend comes a calling Reviews and write … Read more

Events: Brewstillery 2018, Craft Beer Week, Pub Crawl

Brewstillery logo

Brewstillery 2018 This Saturday (May 12th) is Slug Magazine’s second annual Brewstillery event. Held at the Gallivan Center in downtown SLC, this celebration of local only beer and spirits runs 3.00 – 9.00 p.m. There’ll be beer, there’ll be food trucks, there’ll be more beer. There’ll even be exclusive beer, brewed just for the event. … 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

Drink news: Proper Brewing Co, Vida Tequila, Annex

vida-tequila-voyeur-motel

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