Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2022

Thanksgiving sandwich with Beltex Turkey

Before we begin, go ahead and hit that bookmark button in your browser. As ever, the following list will grow on substantially over the coming week or two. As and when restaurants post their T-Day deals and specials, I’ll be updating the following collection on a daily basis. Check back often. As a reminder, we’ve … Read more

Locals lament as Deli closes, losing one of the best burgers in SLC

Bell's Deli burger

For once, here’s a story about a local restaurant closure that isn’t mired in disquiet. Today sees one of the most long lived operations in Salt Lake county finally lock their doors, and do so, happily on their own terms. Last Friday was the technical closure for Bell’s Deli in Taylorsville, but today saw owner … Read more

More than 30 new restaurants and bar openings in Salt Lake City

Laziz Kitchen in downtown Salt Lake City

Roll up, roll up. It’s time to rapidly run down the list of new, notable and next. In the year to date so far we’ve seen a whirlwind of openings – and it doesn’t look set to slow any time soon. Since the last recap in July there’s another three dozen or so places to … Read more

Spaghetti by the bucket? It’s coming soon to Salt Lake City

Spaghetti - not by the bucket

Don’t lie. You saw the headline and clicked through in a complicated mix of horror, confusion and gollum-like covetous greed. Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me. I’ll give you a moment to compose yourself and take a deep breath. O.k. let’s carry on. By The Bucket is an all new restaurant headed our … Read more

Local restaurant group set for massive expansion

Cupbop - ugly bop bowl

Cupbop secures $1million Not to say I told you so, but this month saw local K-Food superstars Cupbop begin their inevitable national expansion. The chain which has been busting out of the seems in Utah, secured a cool million bucks from Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban, and with it, the presumable funding and big-name connections … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2021

Thanksgiving plate with Beltex

Turkey day is right around the corner folks, and this year, well I think this year is gonna be a busy one. Expect tables to book out quickly, shelves to get cleared out double quick. Remember those turkeys I told you to get your paws on last week? Beltex moved around 200 of the birds … Read more

Menu updates and specials to check out this March

Thanksgiving sandwich with Beltex Turkey

Beltex Meats Think it’s too early to get ready for Easter? It’s not. At least it’s not if you want to snag something extra special from Beltex – same for this upcoming St Pat’s too. Pictured above, one of the very best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten; hint it used the leftovers from my Beltex turkey … Read more

Thanksgiving Dining in Utah 2020

Thanksgiving day dining 2016

2021 UPDATE – looking for where to eat in 2021. Check out the 2021 edition of our Turkey day roundup here. The phrase thanksgiving in the year that is 2020 might seem like an anachronism, but here we are – tis the season. Tis the season to hurl overcooked spuds at anyone who rolls out … Read more

New restaurants coming online during the re-opening

Vessel Kitchen header image

The past few months have hardly been the perfect background for business openings, but as we all know, life finds a way. As we all start to adjust to the new normal, here’s the latest collection of coffee shops, restaurants, brewers and bakers – all hoping to make their mark on your wallet and heart. … Read more

Afghanistan to New Jersey – a world of flavors in the roundup

Bam Bam's BBQ (Siftey)

Reviews and write-ups Here’s the low down on all the reviews, ravings and rantings from the past month. Looking for somewhere new to dine this weekend? Start here… Afghan Kitchen (South Salt Lake)https://yaburnedit.net/f/afghan-kitchen-in-south-salt-lake Amber Restaurant (South Salt Lake)https://www.southsaltlakejournal.com/2019/11/19/290834/amber-restaurant-is-back-with-even-fluffier-rolled-omelets Bambara (SLC)https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/bambara-salt-lake-city/ Bam Bam’s BBQ (Orem)https://siftey.com/bam-bams-bbq_utah_restaurant-review/ Beirut Cafe (Murray)https://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2019/10/23/this-lebanese-restaurant/ Big Jake Burger (Ogden)https://www.standard.net/lifestyle/food/shakes-ice-cream-more-shakes-and-the-big-jake-burger/article_2813724f-6912-5c13-85c2-619668dabb10.html Celeste (Murray)https://www.saltlakemagazine.com/paolo-celeste-salt-lake-city/ Changarro Loco … Read more

DABC News, seismic burger news, seasonal Mexican meals and more

Saffron Valley - biryani (Saffron Valley)

A fairly quiet meeting over at the DABC for July. Highlights include licenses for the new Mazza in Sandy and our friends over at Saffron Valley and their new Riverton location. Oh, and some random company called Shake Shack got one too, never heard of em personally…anyway…here’s the full list of newly minted licensees for … Read more

The Roundup – July 2019 – cool off with ice cream galore

Normal Ice Cream (Siftey Reviews)

Back with a cooling splash (check out all the ice cream this month) is the July edition of the roundup; our monthly run down of every review, writeup and random scribbling about Utah restaurants, cafes, breweries and more. As ever let us know if we missed anyone off the list. Reviews Bartolo’s (Park City)https://www.sltrib.com/news/2019/07/03/fresh-pasta-convenient/ Big … Read more

New restaurants in Utah – April 2019

Five Sushi Brothers maki sushi large

Level Crossing Brewing Yes, we’re starting out of alphabetical sequence this month, and yes it’s because I got some lovely photos from the recent ribbon cutting event of this new South Salt Lake Brewery. And yes, its because I love all things beer. O.k. yes, I can shorten that to: yes because beer. Anyway… You’ll … Read more

The Roundup – September 2018

Doki Doki - crepe cakes (Salt Lake Magazine)

If you’ve got a case of the Monday blues, we’ve got more than 30+ reasons to power through the rest of your day; more than three dozen reviews, write-ups and explorations of local restaurants. Heck, you don’t even have to make it to the day’s end, make it a delicious lunch today with one of … Read more

New Restaurants – August 2018

The Rising Bun - comrade fries (Rising Bun)

Arancini Snack You might remember this name from the Taste For The Space contest in 2017; the business previously competed in that contest to win a space in the South Towne Mall. That particular contest was won by the burger flipping Special Courses, but Arancini Snack is now back and in their own words, the … Read more