Pie N Beer day returns with 9,000 slices o’ pie

The Pie - buffalo ranch

According to the folks over at the Downtown Alliance, that’s the number of pies and slices set to fly off the proverbial shelves at this year’s Pie N Beer day event. The popular Summertime bash which has taken a two year covid-break, is back for 2022, and back with style I might add. If you’re … Read more

Local brewpubs come full circle – what’s next for these Utah icons

When I first landed in Utah, my wife to be immediately whisked me to the downtown location of Squatters brewpub. A savvy gambit. The quickest way to a British heart? Yep, you guessed it, beer, lots of it. Skip forward some two decades plus, and it’s been a whirlwind journey for the business. As I … Read more

Restaurants continuing to open at pace during Covid

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As I recently wrote, the hospitality industry is facing a tumultuous upheaval. Despite the shifting odds of success though, there’s still more than one restaurateur willing to roll the dice. In fact there’s a whole heap of them ready to lay down a bet. Here are all the latest businesses to open across the Wasatch … Read more

Dine in openings continue apace plus other specials and news

Caffe Molise - pan-seared king salmon

Specials and curbside updates Caffe Molise – The ever popular downtown restaurant opened for curbside just a couple weeks back, and now has several eye popping specials on the to go (more info). Items include: Pan-seared king salmon with a fruit misto of pineapple, red onion, golden plum, tomato and mint. Grilled asparagus and aglio … Read more

Food and drink events to check out now – five of the best

Cupbop - ugly bop bowl

Boo!Stillery Tonight’s the night (Friday October 18th) for Slug Mag’s Boo!stillery festival. This brand new event is a halloween-themed spin on SLUG Mag’s regular Brewstillery festival. Attendees can sample a variety of boos, sorry booze, from local brewers and distillers alike. Boo!stillery will also feature local food trucks and artisans. Tickets for the 21+ event are priced … Read more

What Utah’s new liquor laws mean for the states shelves and taps

Hopkins Brewing

Regardless of where your opinion lies surrounding the acrimony and controversy of Utah’s impending beer law update – one fact is true above all others – 5% ABV beers will be hitting shelves and taps around Utah in barely a few week’s time. 4% brews will start to disappear one by one – thought not … Read more

Utah’s female brewers come together on International Women’s Day for Pink Boots Brew Day

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a global day that celebrates female leaders and the social, economic, cultural and political achievements made in moving women’s equality forward in hopes of achieving gender parity.  In Utah, female brewers from around the state will come together for Pink Boots Brew Day to create a collaborative brew – … Read more

Events: Proper Brewing Co, Meditrina, Bambara

Bambara - Yellowfin tuna poke off regular menu

Proper Brewing / We Olive We Olive welcomes one of Utah’s few certified cicerones – Jack Kern of Proper Brewing – on July 16th. On the evening Kern will lead guests through and evening of food and beer at We Olive’s Trolley Square location. Beginning at 6.30 p.m. guests will sample: * La Belle Peche … Read more

Events: Brewstillery 2018, Craft Beer Week, Pub Crawl

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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

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017

Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 - Riverhorse On Main cuisine

Roll up your sleeves folks, or should I say, put yer eatin’ pants on; because come August 6th, Taste Of The Wasatch is back for 2017. Arguably the highlight of the Summer food festival scene – the event is a blitz of gourmet food and beverages like no other. More than 50 restaurants head to … Read more

Events: Eat Drink SLC a second bite, Hops On The Hill

chef zane holmquist serving at hops on the hill

If you missed out on tickets for this years Eat Drink SLC, take note of a few more food and wine focused events following on from the big party itself. As Tracey Thompson of Wine Lore mentioned to me, “we are fortunate enough to have a lot of talent still in SLC after Eat Drink … Read more

Spring beer news

New Zeangland IPA by Proper Brewing

Proper Brewing Co. – With Spring in the air, our friends over at one of Utah’s brightest new breweries have a quartet of new suds hitting the shelves, bottles and pumps right now. Info and tasting notes provided by Proper Brewing… Ostara – Belgian tripels are classically strong and pale-colored ales with abundant abbey-style yeast … Read more

Events: Spencers, Encore Bistro, SL Mag dining awards

Spencer’s – Oysters… I’ve eaten thousands. Uni, pfft, I eat that every month. Sweetbreads, please, we’re gourmands here. But camel? Even among hard core foodies, I’d wager few have sampled dromedary with piri piri sauce. If you’re game – no pun intended – head to Spencer’s on February 25th for a menu like no other. … Read more

Events: Bambara, Meditrina, Snowbird Brewfest

bambara fancy flatware

Bambara – On Thursday June 2nd (6-8 p.m.) the critically acclaimed (not to mention loved) Cinder Wines will be the showpiece winery for a mix and mingle event at Bambara. Cinder winemaker Melanie Krause will join guests as they sample four of her world class wines paired with chef Nathan Powers equally acclaimed cuisine. Food … Read more

Drink News: Vida Tequila, Crowler, Ruth Lewandowski

Vida New Fashioned cocktail by Cherie Bartleson

Vida Tequila * – Inspiration is like finding free street parking in downtown SLC on your first pass: elusive and fleeting. When it comes to wanting to pour a glass of something strong, if you’re like me: brain, don’t work, no more. A pint glass of vodka is the best I can manage at times. … Read more

Events and news: Celebrate the bounty, Culinary Crafts pop-up, Park City

Culinary Crafts team torching beef tenderloin

Celebrate The Bounty – There’s just one week left to secure your tickets for the yearly fundraiser in support of all things local. Tickets are priced $65 in advance and are ten bucks more on the day of the event. If you’ve already bought tickets (or need a nudge), here’s some additional info that landed … Read more

Booze News: Epic, Wasatch, Weekend Wines

Wasatch Brewery – The latest release from Wasatch Brewery has me decidedly excited. The brewery has entered the bottled nitro craft beer category with its new release of Polygamy Nitro Porter, making it only the second brewery in the country to finesse these tiny bubbles into a bottle. This nitrogenated Porter is six percent ABV, … Read more