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. Do you have food news? Send tips to lydia@saltlakemagazine.com
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Cocktails + Vibes: The Best Themed Bars in Salt Lake

Four themed bars to match any vibe. Get the perfect selfie, visit Tokyo, game it up, or discover a hidden speakeasy. All here in Salt Lake!

Turkish Sand Coffee at Kahve Cafe

How her charming shop in an old Victorian mansion near downtown Salt Lake City came to be. Kahve means coffee in Turkish, and Kahve Cafe was a dream.

First Bite: Felt Bar and Eatery on Main Street

Felt Bar and Eatery is the new urban hotspot to arrive on Main Street. With a great cocktail menu and unique raw menu, and creative bar food.

Latte Photo Art at Bix Bakery and Cafe

Every wanted your cat's face recreated in latte art? Want to pop the question via coffee? Bix Bakery and Cafe has you covered.

Congrats to James Beard Award Finalists in Utah: Ali Sabbah of Mazza and Nick Zucco of Urban Hill

The James Beard Foundation just came out with their 2024 2024 Restaurant and Chef Award Finalists. Congrats to Mazza and Urban Hill!

First Bite: Koyoté, A Neighborhood Ramen Bar in Salt Lake City

Koyoté, a new ramen bar tucked in the Marmalade district with delicious small plates and Tonkotsu Tsukemen or Dipping Ramen.

An Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony at Oromian

Ethiopia is the cradle of the coffee plant so, it makes sense to start our coffee pilgrimage at Oromian Restaurant for Ethiopian coffee.

Food Crush: Shrimp and Grits at Hub & Spoke

I don’t fall in love easily. But I develop crushes all the time. Food crushes, that is. I’ll find a dish I love and crush on it for years. Unabated. So, I’m...

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. Do you have food news? Send tips to lydia@saltlakemagazine.com