Open Streets kicks off Summer of fun in downtown SLC

Downtown SLC Open Streets

This week saw the first weekend of 2021’s Open Street’s initiative; the perfect Summer long antidote to a year of being locked down at home. Every week (Thursday – Sunday) SLC’s Main Street is made pedestrian only from 400 South right up to South Temple. With the multi-block stretch of Main shut down to auto … Read more

As restaurants re-open in Utah, what can you expect from dining out?

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Cards on the table time. I’ve been in self imposed lockdown since roughly March 12th now, and if I’m brutally honest I’m more than happy to keep myself holed up for the time being. That mountain peak-esque infection rate graph is wayyyy too rich a gamble for my money; and that’s saying something, I’m a … Read more

Reader’s choice awards 2019 – the winners

R&R BBQ - three meat plate

After tabulating hundreds and hundreds of responses, and correcting oh so many spelling errors (you guys already started on the Christmas egg nog and brandies huh) the results of our very first reader’s choice awards are now in! The results are a mix of surprising, frustrating and expected. I’ll let you decide which. Lets dive … Read more

Christmas Day, New Years Eve and more menu updates aplenty

Whiskey Street - bacon wrapped meatload and cider

Buckle up, this one’s a super sized edition of our monthly menu watch; a blow by blow breakdown of what’s new and special on menus around town. First up, lets start with the seasonal specials headed your way. Here are all the Christmas Day and NYE specials we’re currently aware of (notes provided by restaurants). … Read more

Stunning new restaurant menus, Father’s Day specials and more

Log Haven - bison with sweet potato orzo

Log Haven Hungry yet? This is just a small sampling from the new eye popping menu at Log Haven. As ever, chef Dave Jones’ menu reads like a million bucks, blending up a mix of mountain-rustic and International inspiration; there are crab cakes with coconut milk, theres a Caesar salad with Jones’ well trod Southwestern … Read more

Aristo’s no more, free tacos, 70oz steaks and Spring menus galore

Aristo’s to close this weekend This news just in courtesy of Mary Malouf at SL Mag, the closure of one of SLC’s most loved and acclaimed restaurants; Aristo’s in the University neighborhood will shutter for good this Saturday night. To be fair it’s not an entirely unexpected direction, given the recent loss of the businesses … Read more

Valentines Day Dining 2019

Stanza - lobster pasta

Tables are booking up fast – indeed some restaurants are already reporting full bookings to us. As such, if you’re looking to romance that special someone come the 14th, it’s time to act quickly. Here are all the current 2019 Valentines Day’s specials we know of. As we hear more, this page will be updated… … Read more

Events: How does a trio of sliders and beers sound?

BGR Sugar House - Western BBQ burger

BGR Sugar House On February 7th (6-7.30 p.m.) head down to Sugar House and BGR to get a taste of what this boutique burger brand is all about. The Wilmington Ave branch of the business will be cooking up a slider and beer pairing event for a wallet friendly $30. The price includes three sliders, … 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

Menu watch – December 2018

There’s not a huge amount to report in our final menu watch article of the year. For restaurants, it’s the time of year they make the big bucks from group and holiday bookings; not really the time to update a whole menu.  That said, there’s plenty of festive fun to be had across the three … Read more

Events: Dine O Round, 4th West Oktoberfest, Hog And Beer

Bourbon House - deviled eggs (Bourbon House)

2018 Dine O’ Round Want to save a dining dollar? Want to check out somewhere new? Want a reason to eat out even more than you do already? You can address the whole trifecta come September 28th as the downtown SLC Dine O’ Round event returns to SLC. If you’re new to this yearly promo … Read more

Menu watch – July 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Park City Culinary Institute desserts

Taste Of The Wasatch As promised last week, I’m excited to unveil the full and final menu for this years Taste Of The Wasatch. In case you needed any last convincing this decadent menu should help you make the right decision. Indeed the only real decision will be where to start on August 5th, smoked … Read more

Taste Of The Wasatch 2018

Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 - Solitude Mountain Resort dish

Update: download the full menu for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018. Go grab your wallets. Don’t pause, don’t hesitate, just get ready to signup for the biggest and best food event of the year – Taste Of The Wasatch. I believe at the time of writing there are just a couple hundred tickets left for … Read more

It’s a wrap – September 2017

Fireside On Regent - pizza

Mountain West Cider – Announced in the last month, the new Desolation Prickly Pear Hard Cider from Utah’s only hard cider brewery, should now be widely available in Utah DABC stores. Personal note, I think this is their best creation yet. Mountain West continues to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of … Read more

Menu watch – September 2017

Meditrina - endless tapas Tuesdays. Credit, Facebook.

Avenues Bistro On Third – Spotted on Facebook just recently, dinner is now off the menu at this popular cafe in the Avenues. Well, unless you get there real early that is, the restaurant will now close at 6 p.m. No word if this relates to the previous well storied fight with local residents over … 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

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