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

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

Spring into action and check out one of these 60 new restaurants

Pull up a chair, close the blinds, pour yourself a triple. This is going to be a long one. October was the last time we corralled all the recent restaurant openings in one place, and wow, things have been piling up – 60+ shiny new businesses. Ulp. Ordinarily I intertwine these pieces with some snark … Read more

It’s A Wrap – June 2018

kathmandu slc buffet plate

DABC licenses Ready for the winners and losers at June’s DABC meeting? Here’s the recap of the pertinent items from last months meeting. Full service licenses (beer, wine liquor) Worthy of note from June’s DABC meeting is the granting of license to Oddfellow’s Market in downtown SLC. This is the space just North of Current … Read more

It’s A Wrap – April 2018

Ribs at R&R BBQ

DABC licenses A relatively busy month in April’s DABC meeting with lots of businesses receiving newly minted licenses. Details as follows: Bar license Five businesses competed in April’s meeting for two available bar licenses. Las Rocas Bar (West Haven) and 16 Post Office Place (SLC) were the successful winners, the latter surrendering their Summer seasonal … Read more

It’s A Wrap – March 2018

Vida Tequila 2018 bottling

Vida Tequila New for 2018 and this Salt Lake City based tequila brand – contemporary new bottling that wouldn’t look out of place in an art galley; or maybe just maybe – your home bar, nudge nudge. Via press release, Vida Tequila founder Lisa Barlow writes: Everything we do is thoughtful and strong. VIDA has … Read more

Tales from the DABC – July and August 2017

Mariscos Las Islitas - seafood molcajete. Credit, Mariscos Las Islitas.

A recap of the winners and losers over at the monthly DABC meetings, here are the main notes from both the July and August meetings. July 2017 DABC meeting Full Service Restaurant Applicants – Due to a violation history (sale to a minor) at their St. George location, Eric Slaymaker – president and founder of … Read more