Lydia Martinez

Lydia Martinez is a freelance food, travel, and culture writer. She has written for Salt Lake Magazine, Suitcase Foodist, and Utah Stories. She is a reluctantly stationary nomad who mostly travels to eat great food. She is a sucker for anything made with lots of butter and has been known to stay in bed until someone brings her coffee.
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Downtown Winter Farmer’s Market in Salt Lake

I LOVE farmer's markets. I even started and ran the Sugar House Farmers Market for several years. That's how much I love farmer's markets. I love meeting the makers, growers, purveyors, and...

Angry Korean Opens a New Cottonwood Heights Location

South Jordan’s delicious Korean fusion spot, The Angry Korean opens a new Utah location in Cottonwood Heights.

Mānoa Chocolate Featured at Caputo’s Chocolate Fest 2022

Last week I went to my favorite food event of the year: the Caputo's Annual Chocolate Festival. It supports a great cause, dives deep into one craft chocolatier, and involves chocolate. I...

It’s Time For Caputo’s Annual Chocolate Festival

This year, Mānoa Chocolate takes the spotlight at Caputo’s 11th Annual Chocolate Festival, accompanied by an impressive culinary lineup.

Talking Mushrooms with Katie Lawson from Fungal Focus

Food writer Lydia Martinez chatted with Katie Lawson, the founder of Fungal Focus, to talk everything mushrooms and mycology in Utah.

Introducing Neutral Ground—A Place to Come Together

Neutral Ground Salt Lake City

The New and Improved Black Cherry Market

Black Cherry Market, a family-owned, Mediterranean grocery store, just moved to a new location. Which means it is time for a visit! 

Not Another Pumpkin Spice Latte

It is a little-known fact that my first job out of high school was as a barista in the coffee shop at Barnes & Noble. I won't say the name, but it...

Lydia Martinez

Lydia Martinez is a freelance food, travel, and culture writer. She has written for Salt Lake Magazine, Suitcase Foodist, and Utah Stories. She is a reluctantly stationary nomad who mostly travels to eat great food. She is a sucker for anything made with lots of butter and has been known to stay in bed until someone brings her coffee.