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Word on the Street - Fall 2017

October 11, 2017 Written by Justin Banks

Published in Downtown News and Blog

The newly revamped Regent Street is set to be a downtown destination for years to come. Several storefronts along the street will soon be home to an eclectic mix of fast casual, fine-dining and first to market concepts in downtown Salt Lake City.
Major improvements are also happening at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz. The $125 million in renovations have just finished and will include several local eateries throughout the arena.

Fireside on Regent | 126 Regent Street | Open - Fireside is a fine dining destination with a neighborhood bar destination feel. The restaurant focuses on Central Italian wood fire pizzas and house extruded pastas - with a commitment to supporting local farmers and sustainable ingredients.

Pretty Bird | 146 Regent Street | Opening Soon - Chef Viet Pham of Forage SLC and Iron Chef America Fame is set to open a restaurant dedicated to the perfect piece fried and chicken. Pretty Bird is expected to open late Fall 2017.

Last Course | Regent Street | Opening Fall 2017 - With gourmet ice cream and endless other desserts, Last Course will be a sure fire hit in downtown.

Maize Homestyle Tacos | Regent Street | Opening Fall 2017 - Making the jump from food truck to brick and mortar should be no problem for this Salt Lake City favorite! Maize has been bringing delicious tacos to the streets on delicious hand-made corn tortillas since 2015 throughout the Salt Lake Valley!

Pastries ‘n’ Chaat | Opening Fall 2017 - Pastries ‘n’ Chaat is a fast casual restaurant focused on bringing savory and sweet delicacies from India.

Vivint Smart Home Arena | 301 South Temple | Fall 2017

R&R BBQ - R&R BBQ is a funky counter-serve shack dishing out BBQ meats by the plate or pound from world champion pit Masters Rod and Roger Livingston. With restaurants in South Jordan, Lehi and Salt Lake City, be sure to check them out at the next Jazz game for your BBQ fix.

Cubby’s - After opening in Provo in 2012, this popular eatery has been met with enormous and continual success. If you are looking for a perfectly balanced meal at a great price, Cubby’s tops the list!

Maxwell’s - If authentic New York thin crust pizza is what you’re looking for, you have come to the right place.

El Chubasco - Having consistently won Park City’s Best Mexican Restaurant for the past 4 years, El Chubasco is ready to show Salt Lake City what it’s missing. Along with over twenty varieties of salsas made fresh daily, house specialties include big burritos, spicy shrimp “camarones a la diabla,” street tacos and the best chile rellenos this side of the Rio Grande.

J Dawg’s -  Sometimes there is nothing better than a plain ol’ hot dog with classic condiments, but J Dawg’s is way more than just that. With any topping imaginable, and unlimited napkins, this is a sure fire way to fill your belly with one (or three) tasty hot dogs!

 Cupbop - This is hand’s down, one of Salt Lake’s most recommended good eats! With several locations all over the Wasatch Front, if you haven’t had an opportunity to try Cupbop, your chances of snagging a delicious bowl of Korean BBQ just got a little better!

 Hires Big H - Most known for their delicious Root Beer this classic burger-and-fries joint is a true Utah original. Started in 1959, this eatery is far from losing its charm and appeal, and after a new location opens inside the Arena it will be even harder to imagine Utah without it!

Zao Asian Cafe - With fresh and quick eats, Zao Asian Cafe delivers dead on! Highlighting tastes from Southeast Asia this is sure to be a good addition to Vivint Smart Home Arena!

Other Openings / Happening Soon

Bagels & Greens | 170 South Main Street | The second rendition of the Bagel Project is finally opening, and in downtown nonetheless!

Sicilia Mia | According to Salt Lake Magazine, “This is the Italian restaurant, apparently, Salt Lake has been waiting for”! The location off of Highland Drive will be closing, in order to bring the authentic taste of Italy to downtown.

Rib and Chop House | 140 South 300 West | Casual eatery offering premium steaks, fresh seafood, and award-winning baby back ribs.

MonkeyWrench/Bolt Cutter | 53 East Gallivan Avenue | Tasty treat or tipsy drink? At MonkeyWrench you don’t have to choose! If the full service restaurant is the sundae, then the side dessert bar is the cherry on top.  

Avant Groove Jazz Club and Martini Bar | 122 West Pierpont Avenue | Whether it be live theater, a jazzy quartet, or even just a drink, you are sure to find it at Avant Groove.

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