Dining Awards

Jacob Sanders/Post Office Place: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

A Good Sarsaparilla, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Post Office Place, evokes curling up to watch a scary movie in the fall.

Michael Montoya/Beehive Distilling: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Remedial Rose, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Beehive Distilling, follows seasonal change using rose and plum.

Esther Nemethy/Bambara (The Vault): 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

The star ingredient of London Foggy, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Bambara, is falernum.

Christopher Stephenson/Lake Effect: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Second Iteration, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Water Witch, features Sugar House Rye Whiskey.

Kacie Wilks/Oquirrh: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Blood of a Unicorn, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Seabird features a shrub with plumcots, rhubarb and ginger.

Dominick Medel/BTG and Caffe Molise: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Each year, we ask a selection of Utah's best bartenders to use local spirits and local ingredients and hit us with their best shot (or shots). So last Sept. 12, bartenders bravely...

Nick Harward/Mortar and Pestle: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Fire and Earth, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Mortar and Pestle, is a beet and tarragon cocktail with barrel-aged gin. 

Eli Larson Hays/SLC Eatery: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

Each year, we ask a selection of Utah's best bartenders to use local spirits and local ingredients and hit us with their best shot (or shots). So last Sept. 12, bartenders bravely...

Adam “Scoop” Kaessner/Water Witch: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

The star ingredient of Seething Song, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Water Witch, is gardenia syrup.

Michaela Dransfield/Undercurrent: 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest

The star ingredient of Sex Dreams, the 2021 Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest entry from Undercurrent, is Angostura.

2021 Blue Plate Awards

Each Year, Salt Lake Magazine hosts the Blue Plate Awards, honoring the growers, food evangelists, grocers, servers, bakers, chefs, bartenders, restaurateurs—basically anyone who has a hand in the essential act of feeding...

2021 Blue Plate Awards: The Store

Since 1968, The Store has been the platonic ideal of a neighborhood market—locally focused, community-based and appealingly small scale. The Store sells food and drinks from hundreds of local vendors, providing new...

2021 Blue Plate Awards: Cucina Wine Bar and Deli

Working with Chef Joey Ferran, owner Dean Pierose has spent years turning what was a casual Avenues deli into a bistro and wine bar where Avenue residents gather to enjoy a place...

2021 Blue Plate Awards: Spice-To-Go

Spice Kitchen Incubator helps refugees turn their cooking skills into a viable, sustainable enterprise by offering affordable kitchen space, training, access to financing, and advice about business practices and marketing. Founded by...

2021 Blue Plate Awards: Fisher Brewing

The Latter-day Saints entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Fisher Brewing Company was founded in 1884. When German immigrant Albert Fisher founded the brewery on the banks of the Jordan River...

2021 Blue Plate Awards: Rico Brand

Rico Brand, owned by Jorge Fierro, is the quintessential immigrant success story. Originally from Mexico, Fierro arrived in Salt Lake City penniless in 1985. Thoroughly unimpressed with the Mexican food offerings at...
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