101 Utah restaurant dishes to try this year

Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club - pulled pork sandwich

Sometimes it’s hard to see the woods for the trees. Or should that be gyro for the tzatziki. Feel free to insert your own edible idiom, then proceed onto this most mammoth of lists. Essentially a rough recap of the better plates of food that were placed before my greasy mitts in 2022. Stuck in … Read more

Restaurant menu updates and deals around Salt Lake City

Level Crossing Brewing - White Wine Salami pizza special (Level Crossing)

Level Crossing Brewing Hopefully that pizza pic grabbed your attention. It’s the latest effort from the crew over at Level Crossing Brewing and a tantalizing segue into this month’s menu watch – a look at what’s hitting menu board around Utah. The pizza is the current special over at the South Salt Lake brewer; who … Read more

Where to eat this Valentine’s Day 2023 in Utah

Vosges Chocolates

This year’s Valentine’s Day represents an additional challenge for those hoping to secure a table. Valentines will fall on Tuesday this year, but just a few days later on the Friday (17th), the highly anticipated NBA All Star series of games will kick off a three day run in the city (more on that soon). … Read more

More than 160 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried so far?

Franklin Ave Cocktails & Kitchen - orecchiette pasta

We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Maybe two. Clocking in at somewhere close to 20,000 words, and recapping the unveiling of more than 160 bars and restaurants that opened across Utah this year – I give you our end of year monster. Please do note that this Frankenstein is cobbled together from a variety of … Read more

Christmas and NYE 2022 dining in Utah

Urban Hill - raw bar seating

Here’s our last major dining event update of 2022, cheers! If you’re looking to dine out in the coming couple of weeks (or even take some specials home), these are all of the current special events we know of going on around town. Note: we’ve only included specials and one offs, plenty of restaurants will … Read more

A first look at the all new Urban Hill in downtown SLC

Urban Hill in downtown Salt Lake City

Anyone who’s escaped downtown via 5th South has no doubt glanced left towards soaring construction. The $200 million dollar Post District has been rising for several years, and as 2022 closes, it’s finally coming into focus. By this time next year as many as 500 residents could be milling around the 13 acre site, a … Read more

New Holladay food hall amongst latest food openings

De Los Muertos - carne asada burrito

It’s been a busy old month since the last roundup of new openings in Utah; if you’ve managed to snaffle your way through all twenty in the weeks since, well, in short order: what’s wrong with you? I salute you. Can I join you? Yes, yes, stop with the blathering, you’re here to unearth what’s … Read more

Single Utah bar crowned at April DABC meeting

RoHa Brewing tap room interior

RoHa brewing in Salt Lake City was the solitary business rewarded with blink and miss it bar license at this months DABC meeting. The bar – four months on the wait list – also recently toasted five years in business; the April meeting then, a cherry on top of an already notable birthday. Two licenses … Read more

State Of The Plate 2021

Bricks Corner

Hot on the heels of our recent readers choice awards, I bring you my favorite way to end the year – the sixth annual State Of The Plate; a look back over 2021 and what was hot, what was tepid and what I reckon will soon be whistling on the stove. You can see previous … Read more

Local Utah foodie business seeks help to go national

Cathy Tshilombo-Lokemba

If you haven’t yet seen this one, consider contributing some seasonal cheer (see: cash) for a fabulous local producer. Created by Matt Caputo – always a staunch supporter of local food projects – the campaign seeks to raise funds for Cathy Tshilombo-Lokemba’s Utah based hot sauce business, Mama Africa, Posting on the fundraising page here, … Read more