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2015 Dining Awards Reader's Choice


We always want to know what our readers think, and after tallying more than one thousand votes, it’s clear they have very good taste.

(Click here to see the 2015 Dining Awards winners chosen by our panel, and click here for the Dining Awards story in our March/April issue.)

Best Restaurant: SLC
Copper Onion
111 E. Broadway, SLC

Best Restaurant: PC
136 Heber Avenue, Park City

Best Restaurant: Provo/Central Utah
102 N. University Ave.

Best Restaurant: Ogden/Northern Utah
Elements Restaurant
640 S. 35 East, Logan

Best Restaurant: Moab/Southeastern Utah
Hell’s Backbone Grill
20 N. Highway 12, Boulder

Best Restaurant: St. George/Southwestern Utah
The Painted Pony
2 W. St. George Blvd, St. George

Best New Restaurant
Copper Kitchen
4640 S. 2300 East, Holladay

Best Japanese
1080 E. 1300 South, SLC

Best Japanese (close second)
18 W. Market Street, SLC

Best Lunch
The Wild Grape Bistro
481 E. South Temple, SLC

Best Southeast Asian
Chanon Thai Cafe
278 E. 900 South, SLC

Best Southeast Asian (close second)
Zao Asian Cafe
639 E. 400 South, SLC

Best Chinese
J. Wong’s
163 W. 200 South, SLC

Best Quick Eats
Oh Mai
3425 S. State Street, SLC

Best Quick Eats (close second)
Chow Truck
Various locations

Best Indian
Bombay House
2731 Parleys Way, SLC
7726 Campus View Dr., West Jordan
463 N. University Ave., Provo

Best Italian
418 E. 200 South, SLC

Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
1515 S. 1500 East, SLC
912 E. 900 South, SLC

Best Mexican
Red Iguana
736 W. North Temple, SLC, 801-322-1489
866 W. South Temple, SLC, 801-214-6050

Best Comfort Food
Squatters Pub Brewery
147 W. Broadway, SLC

Best Comfort Food (close second)
Pig & A Jelly Jar
401 E. 900 South, SLC, 385-202-7366

Best Undiscovered/Discovery
Avenues Proper 
376 8th Avenue, SLC

Best Coffee Shop
Salt Lake Roasting Co.
320 E. 400 South, SLC

Best Breakfast
Roots Cafe
3474 S. 2300 East, Millcreek

Best Wine List
The Wild Grape Bistro
481 E. South Temple, SLC

Best Wine List (close second)
878 S. 900 East, SLC

Best Desserts
Les Madeleines
216 E. 500 South, SLC

Happy Friday! We all know the best way to celebrate the end of the week is with a cocktail 😉! ⁠

🍸 And our next highlighted cocktail is the perfect way to start your weekend. @alibislc's 'Far From The Tree' by Clif Reagle:⁠

1.5 oz. @shdistillery Bourbon⁠
1.5 oz. Utah Honey and Akane Apple Shrub⁠
.25+ oz. @waterpocketdistillery Snow Angel .25 oz. lemon juice⁠
Barspoon of simple syrup⁠
2 dashes Regans Orange Bitters⁠
Combine in shaker over ice, shake and strain into a footed glass. Serve with dried apple garnish.⁠

“My goal for this drink was to make it with as many local ingredients as possible,” says Reagle, “and seeing as the farm scene is pretty quiet in November I decided to go with a classic method of fruit preservation: the shrub.⁠

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂⁠

Link in bio to vote and learn more about Clif Reagle!

Yes. Thanksgiving is going to be different this year. So instead of stressing out to prepare a meal, help support local restaurants who need our love this Thanksgiving. 🦃⁠

Restaurants are doing what they can to make this Thanksgiving seamless for us. With offerings of curbside pick up, meal kits, and even delivery, ordering out this Thanksgiving seems like a no-brainer.⁠

Oh and did we mention no family-sized mess to clean up afterward? That’s a win-win in our book. 😉 Check the link in bio for full list of restaurants. 🍽️

Don't forget to vote in our 2020 Cocktail Contest!! 🍸🍹🥂⁠

Our next highlighted coktail is @thecopperonion's “Not Today Satan” by Frank Mealy:⁠

1.5 oz. @shdistillery Bourbon⁠
1.5 oz. pear shrub (Champagne Vinegar/Earl Grey simple 2:1)⁠
.75 oz. lemon juice⁠
Preheat glass with hot water. Mix ingredients, pour into the hot glass, top with hot water and garnish with cinnamon stick, star anise and dried pear.⁠

Mealy is a full-time bartender for the Copper Group. “Inspiration for this drink came from the expectation that we’re going to be running our outdoor patio season longer because of Covid.” People are more comfortable sitting outside, Mealy says, “So I wanted to make a hot drink for the colder months.”⁠

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂⁠

Link in bio to vote and learn more about Frank Mealy!

Our 2020 Cocktail Contest is live!! 🍸🍹🥂

We’ll be highlighting our cocktail contest contestants throughout the next few weeks. Starting with @takashi_slc’s “Red Dirt Garden” by Crystal Daniels:

- 1.5 oz. Amaro Bilaro
- .5 oz. @shdistillery Barrel-strength Rye
- .75 oz. Lemon juice
- 1 oz. Red rice orgeat made with @redbuttegarden botanicals
- Pinch of Jacobsen Salt from @caputosmarket

Daniels garnished her cocktail with banana leaves and an edible begonia- if you can’t get the begonia, another colorful edible bloom will do. 🌺

VOTE VOTE VOTE AWAY! Grab our magazine, grab a cocktail (or make it yourself) and get voting. Cheers!🥂

Link in bio to vote!

Did you know that the first woman to cast a ballot in the United States voted right here in Salt Lake City?

In 1870, on her way to work as a schoolteacher, Seraph Young stopped by SLC’s old City Hall—right across from the Capitol—and made history as the first woman to vote under a women's equal suffrage law.

Like many of us, Young voted early in that election simply because she had to get to work on time. Her story reminds us of the power ordinary people have to make history. Now, get out and vote!

Photo: Ron Fox

Our November-December issue is on stands now!!⁠

And our annual cocktail contest is open for voting! Take all precautions, support our hardworking hospitality community and remember to smile. 🍹🍸🧉⁠

Pick up a magazine, grab a cocktail and vote! Happy November, everyone! ⁠

Check the link in bio to vote.

Trick or treat? COVID cases are getting scary.

111K confirmed cases and 601 deaths in Utah.

Link in bio for a little op-ed on face masks. 😷

Here in Utah, we live on the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute and Ute Tribes. Today we celebrate the people who first called this land home. We remember the struggles and tragedies they endured and recognize the fight for justice and autonomy that Indigenous Peoples still face. ⁠

Go to the link in bio to give to Diné Bikéyah and support Bears Ears. 🏜️

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