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

Viet Pham’s award winning Pretty Bird is headed to Midvale

Pretty Bird

For fans of this local mini-chain, clear the whole of your August calendar, because Midvale is set to become the fourth location in Viet and Alexis Pham’s burgeoning fried chicken empire. According to DABS July agenda notes, the business has applied for a limited service liquor license – which affords beer and wine sales. With … Read more

Classic New Orleans cuisine arrives in Salt Lake City

Neutral Ground - cajun pasta

Neutral Ground Kicking off this month’s roundup of the new and notable updates on our dining scene – this intriguing new opening. Neutral Ground is the work of John Belvin Jr. – former Louisianan private chef and now – Utah based restaurateur. Belvin brings with him a range of traditional  New Orleans’ dishes such as … Read more

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

Need weekend dining inspiration? Here’s the next bunch of new restaurants

Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club

Hot on the heels of our last major new restaurant roundup – here’s another slew of new businesses for your dining delectation. If you’ve missed the most recent recaps, you can also catch up on our August, June and March collections; combined they have more than 100+ new restaurant openings across the valley this year … Read more

Latest updates from around the food scene

Eat Drink SLC 2019 - Lorenza Wine Co

Eat Drink SLC postpones big bash Sad news from one of the best food and drink festivals in the state. Eat Drink SLC reports that they’ve decided to revisit the 2020 furloughing of the event. Writing to their Facebook followers the organization stated: Like you, we were hoping to be popping corks, clinking glasses, and … Read more

Pretty Bird hits Sugar House and debuts new menu item

Pretty Bird

While many celebrated March 14th’s Pi Day (3.14, get it?) at their favorite pizza joint, those in the know moseyed on down to lower Sugar House and checked out the second installation of Viet Pham’s ode to fried chicken. Pretty Bird Mk2 opens in the spot left vacant by the now departed Sampan (just over … 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

Events: Avenues Proper, Bambara, Meet Your Maker

Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - radish salad

Bambara Those delicious looking pictures you ask? They’re from Bambara’s first beer pairing dinner of the year, just over a month ago now. Devised and executed by the talented (sous chef) Jerry Pacheco, the dinner represented something of a more relaxed break for the restaurant. If you missed the first event, don’t worry, the team … Read more

New Restaurants – April 2018

Rico Cocina Y Cantina - taquitos

Rico Cocina Y Tequila Bar Hungry now? I know I am. The pictures above come from the imminent updates headed to Frida Bistro; started by Rico Foods’ Jorge Fierro 8 years ago, Frida was perhaps the first big name in town to really push the envelope of Mexican cuisine. Eight years is a long time … Read more

State Of The Plate 2017

HSL - dessert 2

It’s time to get angry again folks, get your pitchforks and torches ready. We’re going to go ahead and name the best restaurants for 2017. Back for the second year then, our State Of The Plate, a data driven look back at the year and some thoughts on the state of Utah dining. For reference … Read more

New restaurants – October 2016

Trestle Tavern: trestle burger and fries

Black Sheep Cafe – Do you like great local beer? Do you enjoy creative Southwest cuisine? Like Sugar House? You probably don’t need to tick all of those boxes to get excited about this new partnership. Black Sheep Cafe will soon be opening their second restaurant in the former Epic Annex space in Sugar House. … Read more