written by: Mary Brown Malouf    photo by: Adam Finkle

It’s hard for a restaurant to change its image, but owner Dean Pierose might want to consider dropping the “deli” part of his restaurant’s handle. Because with Chef Joey Ferran in the kitchen, seated, served dinner is the highlight of this Avenue’s “snug.” Cucina is charming as always, but now the menu is full of original surprises, like the baby sweet potatoes glazed with bourbon and maple, with pickled mustard, chestnuts and kale chips. And the wine selection continues to grow.

1026 2nd Ave., SLC, 801-322-3055

cucinaslc.com

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