Dining & Nightlife

Hot and Happening

25 September 2017 Written by
Take a stroll through downtown Salt Lake City and you will find the coffee movement is alive and well. Salt Lake City offers a wide variety of destinations to enjoy a cuppa joe. Eva’s Bakery Boulangerie (155 South Main Street)Just a few steps south of City Creek Center, past the shiny new Eccles Theater you will encounter a bright blue storefront and a wonderful French bakery experience. Featuring an amazing staff, Eva’s coffee is as hot as it fresh. Brewed and served with a smile and lots of love, plus an assortment of delectable French pastries for the choosing. Three…

Pouring Local

11 September 2017 Written by
Craft cocktails have hit their stride in Salt Lake City. Mixologists at restaurants and bars across downtown are pouring daring concoctions that not only utilize local distilled spirits, but also other ingredients. From bitters to herbs and honey to fruit, Salt Lake’s bartenders are topping off their cocktails with local love in every sip. The RestMemento Vida At The Rest, experience Latin and Portuguese flavors and a touch of Utah with Memento Vida—a spring drink based on the daiquiri, featuring local Honest John bitters and Slide Ridge honey. Creator Ryan Santos uses Leblon cachaça and fresh squeezed lime juice in…

Dining Around The World

20 June 2017 Written by
Dining around the world in Salt Lake City, Utah, is as simple as jumping on TRAX and riding through the 'Free Fare Zone' to find some of the most interesting and delicious restaurants the city has to offer. Salt Lake City's friendly policies towards immigrants and refugees has elevated its cosmopolitan status. The result has been culture, refinement and some delectable food choices from around the globe. Argentina's Best In the mood for an empanada? Look no further than Argentina's Best. Owner Ana Valdemoros and team recently moved into their new home located at 357 South 200 East. The idea…

Downtown Dine O'Round Restaurants Announced

02 September 2016 Written by
Featuring the top 45 downtown Salt Lake City restaurants, Dine O' Round is a fun way for restaurant-goers to "dig in" to new dining locations and/or return to favorites. Participating restaurants offer $5 or $10 two-item lunches, as well as $15 or $35 three-course dinners in addition to their existing menus.No need to sign up for anything or print coupons to participate; simply just ask for the Dine O' Round menu wherever you choose to dine. WIN DINNER FOR A YEAR!Post a photo to Instagram of your Dine O' Round experience. Use the hashtag #dineoround and tag @downtownslc and you'll…

Eight Slices

25 April 2016 Written by
Slicing a pie into eight slices is as an old a tradition as the delicacy itself. Pizza purists (myself included) consider “real” pizza best when simple ingredients are used. Following the adage of “less is more” and avoiding “exotic” ingredients, this staple still allows for an incredible variety of options and flavors. Here are eight of our favorite downtown slices, making a “pie” of SLC’s greatest hits. Settebello - MargheritaOne bite and you’ll be magically transported to the Italian countryside. An imported brick oven and ingredients provides perfect blackened char spots on the crust: “a tell-tale sign of Pizza Napoletana…

Service with a Smile

08 March 2016 Written by
Although downtown Salt Lake boasts a plethora of dining establishments that draw locals and visitors alike for their culinary creations, sometimes it’s the people who help serve you—those rare gems who choose to make the business their career—and excel at creating memorable experiences for guests that bring you back time and again. A great server can make a mediocre meal memorable and bad service can ruin an otherwise perfect dining experience.Behind the Scenes at the LaSalle Restaurant GroupMeet Sarah Fults, the new operations manager for the LaSalle Restaurant Group—which owns and runs Caffe Niche, Oasis Cafe, Faustina, Kyoto and Current.…

Stirred and Shaken

12 October 2015 Written by
Craft cocktails have taken Salt Lake by storm over the past few years and the proof is in the wealth of incredible mixologists working throughout the city. Meet three ladies who are pouring their heart and soul into their own signature, beverages behind the bar at The Vault, Under Current and Bar X. Julie OwenThe Vault at Bambara, Bartender Owen has a knack for remembering regular customer’s’ favorite drinks. With 14 years experience in the food and beverage industry she’s perfected her craft on the job at The Vault. “I love that the bar staff at Bambara has the freedom…

Dine O'Round Features 50+ Restaurants and Specially Crafted Menus for 17 Days

01 September 2015 Written by
$15 & $30 Three Course Dinners If you like to eat out, Dine O'€™Round is akin to Christmas is September for foodies. More than 50 downtown restaurants offer diners two-item lunches for either $5 or $10, or three-course dinners for $15 or $30. There are no coupons to clip or internet specials; all you have to do is ask for the Dine O'Round menu. SEE SAMPLE MENUS HERE Gourmet and Casual Options Available Running from Sept. 11-27, Dine O’Round encompasses three weekends, as well as the two full week sin between. Options range from gourmet - think Copper Onion and…

A (3+3) UnCommon Partnership

24 August 2015 Written by
Eclectic, local, walkable and now more bikeable than ever, the Broadway Shopping and Dining District has transformed in dramatic fashion over the past year. From the addition of protected bike lanes, improved pedestrian walkways and beautiful street art sculptures to new brick and mortar business, the east-west corridor is buzzing with activity in the heart of downtown. Three and Three UnCommons, a new dining development in a not-so-new building at the northwest corner of 300 East and 300 South, perhaps best exemplifies this renewed energy. Originally built in 1906, the building was home to Ford Baker Motor Company and then…

An Al Fresco Option

03 August 2015 Written by
Is it true food tastes better outdoors? Judging by the number of restaurants, bars and coffee shops who offer patios for their patrons, we’re inclined to believe there may be some truth to going al fresco. But, with so many patios in downtown, where to begin? Let us be your guide, and we’ll throw in a few quotes from our Facebook followers. In no particular order, if you are looking for: Date Night Favorites:Current Fish and Oyster Christopher’s Prime Steakhouse & GrillCopper OnionAfter a Twilight Concert:BrugesEkamaiPallet Tin Angel  Brunch and Beyond:Carlucci’sEva’s Bakery  Linner (hey, it’s almost a thing!):GourmandiseSpitzOlive BistroSeeking a skyline view:Gracie’sStonegroundGreen…

Off the Beaten Path

29 June 2015 Written by
Venturing off the beaten path is key for finding a different pulse in any city. For example, the experience in New York or Paris is bound to be different at Times Square or the Eiffel Tower than smaller streets featuring local flavor and flair. Here are a few unique corners to see a side of Salt Lake you'll be delighted to discover. Edison Street: Connecting Broadway to 200 South, just east of State Street, is Edison. Anchored by Copper Common, a bar concept featuring hip cocktails, fresh oysters and upscale bar bites is a favorite for post-work drinks for nearby…

All in the Family

10 March 2015 Written by
The elegant, curved glass case holding shelves of jewel-like Chocolatier Blue confections in the middle of Tony Caputo's Market & Deli is more than just a dazzling display. It's a symbol of one of many audacious leaps Tony Caputo and his son, Matt, have taken together in the past decade or so as they've continued to put downtown Salt Lake's premiere specialty food emporium on the culinary map. "Most of those leaps scared me to death," laughs a not-quite-retired 65-year-old Tony as he eyes the $20,000 case they bought to show off the artisan chocolates. "I thought I wouldn't even…