Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Amour Cafe  The jammin’ duo John and Casee Francis have found a new home for their Amouro Spreads business and are sharing the new space with a light-filled cafe with pastry cases filled by gifted chef Amber Billingsley. Plus, gelato. 1329 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-467-2947. $

Bake 360  This family-owned Swedish bakery cafe specializes in scrumptious breakfasts, but the star of the show is the bakery. Cases are packed with pastries you may not have heard of. Yet. 725 E. 123000 S, Draper, 801-571-1500. $

Bagel Project  “Real” bagels are the whole story here, made by a homesick East Coaster. Of course, there’s no New York water to make them with, but other than that, these are authentic. 779 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-906-0698  $

Bubble and Brown Morning Shop  Downstairs in the business incubator called Church & State, Andrew Scott has a pastry shop worth finding. Relying on the goodness of butter and local fruit, Scott turns out roast peach tarts, scones, quick breads and other baked delights, according to the season. Closes at 2 p.m. 370 S. 300 East, SLC, 385-212-4998. $

Caffe d’Bolla  John Piquet is a coffee wizard—a cup of his specially roasted siphon brews is like no other cup of coffee in the state. His wife, Yiching, is an excellent baker. 249 E. 400 South, SLC, 801-355-1398. $

Carlucci’s Bakery  Pastries and a few hot dishes make this a fave morning stop. For lunch, try the herbed goat cheese on a chewy baguette. 314 W. 300 South, SLC, 801-366-4484. $

Elizabeth’s English Bakery  Serving oh-so-British pasties, scones, sausage rolls and tea, along with a selection of imported shelf goods for those in exile from the Isles. 439 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-422-1170. $

Eva’s Boulangerie A smart French-style cafe and bakery in the heart of downtown. Different bakers are behind the patisserie and the boulangerie, meaning sweet and daily breads get the attention they deserve. Go for classics like onion soup and croque monsieur, but don’t ignore other specials and always leave with at least one loaf of bread. 155 S. Main St., SLC, 801-359-8447. $

Gourmandise  This downtown mainstay has cheesecakes, cannoli, napoleons, pies, cookies, muffins and flaky croissants. And don’t forget breads and rolls to take home. 250 S. 300 East, SLC, 801-328-3330. $

La Barba Owned by local coffee roaster La Barba coffee—a favorite with many local restaurants, this little cafe off of Finca serves coffee, tea, chocolate, churros and other pastries. 327 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-457-0699.  $

La Bonne Vie  Cuter than a cupcake, Grand America’s pastry shop has all the charm of Paris. The pretty windows alone are worth a visit. 555 S. Main St., SLC, 800-621-4505. $

Les Madeleines  The kouing aman still reigns supreme among Salt Lake City pastries, but with a hot breakfast menu and lunch options, Les Mad is more than a great bakery. 216 E. 500 South, SLC, 801-355-2294. $

Mini’s  Leslie Fiet has added 7-inch pies to her bakery’s repertoire of cupcakes. (“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” has Tiffany-blue icing.) Don’t forget the box lunches. 14 E. 800 South, SLC, 801-363-0608 $

Publik A super cool coffeehouse serving the latest in great coffee; an old-school java joint made for long conversations; a neo-cafe where you can park with your laptop and get some solo work done. Publik serves a multitude of coffee-fueled purposes. Plus, they have a great toast menu and cold-brewed iced coffee. 975 S. Temple, SLC, 801-355-3161; 638 Park Ave., Park City, 435-200-8693. $

Publik Kitchen  See Publik above, only the Kitchen has a more extensive menu. Don’t miss the BLT, made with tomato jam. 931 E. 900 South, SLC, 385-229-4205. $

Salt Lake Roasting Company  At SLC’s original coffee shop, owner John Bolton buys and roasts the better-than-fair-trade beans. Baker Dave Wheeler turns out terrific baked goods, and lunch here is your secret weapon. 320 E. 400 South, SLC, 801-748-4887. $

So Cupcake  Choose a mini or a full cake, mix and match cakes and icings, or try a house creation, like Hanky Panky Red Velvet. 3939 S. Highland Dr., SLC, 801-274-8300. $

The Rose Establishment  The Rose is a place for conversation as much as coffee–especially on Sunday mornings. Coffee is from Four Barrel Coffee Roasters. 235 S. 400 West, SLC, 801-990-6270. $

Tulie Bakery  You can get a little spiritual about pastries this good on a Sunday morning, but at Tulie you can be just as uplifted by a Wednesday lunch. 863 E. 700 South, SLC, 801-883-9741. $

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!
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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. 🍽️
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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!
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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!
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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
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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.
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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. 😷
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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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Last night’s vigil for Breonna Taylor. ...

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