More than 160 new Utah restaurants – how many have you tried so far?

Franklin Ave Cocktails & Kitchen - orecchiette pasta

We’re gonna need a bigger boat. Maybe two. Clocking in at somewhere close to 20,000 words, and recapping the unveiling of more than 160 bars and restaurants that opened across Utah this year – I give you our end of year monster. Please do note that this Frankenstein is cobbled together from a variety of … Read more

More than two dozen great dishes to check out around SLC

Flanker - The Big Tacowski

Barely a month has passed since I trolleyed this collection of plates before your eyes, and based off of the feedback, you want even more. In no particular order then, here are two dozen or so notables that’s been plated in front of me over the past few weeks. Hopefully it gives you some dining … Read more

Menu updates at some of Salt Lake City’s best restaurants

Ascent Kitchen - pancakes

It’s been several months since our last menu watch, that moment where we take a pause from the furious new restaurant openings – and instead – focus on what the established crowd are working on. If you’re looking for an excuse to check out a new spot, read on… Ascent Kitchen Starting with that headline … Read more

Massive new Salt Lake City food hall set to open doors

Graffiti art at Woodbine Food Hall and Tavern

Woodbine Foodhall & Tavern It’s been several years in the works, but this week sees the impressive new Woodbine Foodhall & Tavern unlock the doors; well the front ones to be precise. July 13th is the opening date for the 21+ only bar area. You can find this up front, replete with rooftop patio (see … Read more

Eight new bars approved at June alcohol meeting

Credit, Quarters Arcade Bar, City Home Collective

Yesterday saw the momentous day of reckoning that we’ve been previewing since March. With the myriad updates to Utah’s liquor laws now in effect for for 2022, a once in a generation bounty of full bar licenses were up for grabs – ten to be precise. As commissioner Thue dubbed it,”barapalooza”. Let’s get straight 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

Liquor license frenzy approaches – mark your calendars

Beer (freepik)

As the clock ticks down to the June DABC meeting (sorry it’s DABS now folks) so the interest escalates around who exactly will snaffle up all those delicious bar licenses set to unfurl. Just like an exotic flora that blooms once every 17 years, this is a practically unheard of event, something to witness and … Read more

Fried chicken to fine dining – what’s new on the dining scene

The Crack Shack

Ascent Kitchen For those last few of you, belligerently clinging to new year resolutions – or those just arterially kaput from yet another fried chicken sandwich – check out this new healthy option with a trio of locations across the valley. The business moves seamlessly into the former Pulp Lifestyle spots (Downtown, Liberty Park, Sandy), … Read more