Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Home Eat & Drink Dining Awards Success

Dining Awards Success

Face it: “Best” is a moving target, especially when it comes to the restaurant business. There are so many variables. Chefs and servers come and go. Menus change for the better or worse. Businesses expand too quickly. A concept gets stuck in a rut as food trends evolve. People get tired, cooks get bored and diners get jaded.

And attaining excellence in the restaurant business means more than serving great food. The great food must be served graciously and knowledgeably in a pleasant if not delightful space. These days, there’s an additional requirement: Food must be sourced conscientiously and carefully.

So, even though some restaurants have achieved excellence so many times we have named them to our Hall of Fame, it’s a bumpy road to the top. One year a restaurant may peak; the next year it’s in the middle of the pack. After careful review and much discussion, here’s our list of the Utah restaurants that hit the top in 2015.


Winners (in alphabetical order):


Current Fish & Oyster

Del Mar al Lago

Frida Bistro



J. Wong Thai & Chinese Bistro


Naked Fish Japanese Bistro

Pallet Bistro

Pizzeria 712


Sea Salt

Stoneground Italian Kitchen

The Paris Bistro

Tin Angel Café

Tosh’s Ramen


Hall of Famers:


Hell’s Backbone Grill

Log Haven


Red Iguana

Squatters Pub Brewery


SLC’s most delicious food is calling your name. What are you waiting for? Start dining!

For more coverage of the 2016 Dining Awards, click here

Deep breath in. Deep breath out.
Have a peaceful Tuesday evening ☮️

Everyone could use a breath of fresh air! 🌞⁠

Be sure to follow social distancing rules on the tails. 🌲 Check the link in bio to read our convo with the Executive director of the @mtntrailspc foundation, Charlie Sturgis, about being part of the covid-19 solution. ⁠

Be gentle with one another, Salt Lake ❤️

Our September-October issue is on stands now! ⁠

Salt Lake magazine has traditionally devoted its September-October issue to travel, describing trips to destinations all over the world. This year, confined by COVID, we’re looking closer to home. ❤️⁠

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Happy Monday 🏞
Who else is dreaming of the weekend? 😴

“The power of the people is always stronger than the people in power." - Angela Johnson⁠

Check the link in bio to read our Q & A with protest organizers. ⁠

Photo credit: Max Smith @phhhhhhhhhhhotos⁠

It's getting HOT in here! 🌞 Check out our list of the best swimming spots in Utah to cool down at! Link in bio. ⁠

Have a safe and responsible weekend, Utah! Oh and P.S. Wear a mask ❤️⁠

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Something fishy is happening on the eastern edge of the Jordanelle Reservoir... ⁠

A municipality is attempting to annex unincorporated land across a county line without that county’s approval. If this sounds like madness, that’s because it is. Read the full story though the link in bio. ⁠

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Summertime slush! Soft cold slurpy sweet treats- the classic seasonal delight. 🍧⁠

Here’s where to get the best and how to make them yourself, check the link in bio! 🍭

We're a little red rock crazy this weekend if you couldn't tell. (But how could we not be!)⁠

🏜️ Check out 3 pup friendly hikes in our beautiful Moab 🐶 Link in bio! Happy Hiking! ⁠

📸: Utah Office of Tourism

We ❤️ Red Rocks! 🏜️⁠

Thinking about getting into car camping this summer? 🚘 We've got some tips on how to find the right rig for you! Check the link in bio. ⛺ And keep exploring!