Friday, January 15, 2021

Home Eat & Drink Here comes Handly! Briar Handly's HSL to open in April.

Here comes Handly! Briar Handly's HSL to open in April.


Okay—Except for the brackets, I totally copied this from Panic Button Media’s website. (Thanks, Katie!)

“After years of award-winning success with Handle restaurant in Park City, Chef Briar Handly and his team are excited to open a new concept in Salt Lake City called HSL. <They’re thinking HSL will open in April and I believe them because I’ve been invited to a tasting.>

 “We want our customers to know that HSL will embrace the same level of service and creativity of Handle, but HSL will be an entirely new experience,” says Chef Briar Handly. “We are thrilled and humbled to be a part of Salt Lake’s thriving culinary atmosphere.”

HSL’s commitment to fresh sourcing, <Remember how he used to keep a garden on top of the building next to Talisker?> frequent foraging, and local loyalty will be a sustained theme at the Salt Lake City location, which will seat nearly 100 patrons.

Chef Handly has been leaving his mark in the restaurant industry for 15 years. Most recently he opened Handle in Park City along with his partners Meagan Nash & Melissa Gray. Handle was named one of Salt Lake Magazine’s Best Restaurants, and has also received mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, Food & Wine, The James Beard Foundation and City Weekly’s Reader’s Choice for top Park City dining.

Joining Handly at HSL will be Craig Gerome as the chef de cuisine, Tim Smith as executive sous chef, and Alexa Nolin as pastry chef. The cocktail program is being developed by Scott Gardner and Ryan Wenger serves as HSL’s wine director.

To further elevate the dining experience at HSL, great attention has been paid to the interior design. The concept is the result of a collaboration between HSL co-owner Melissa Gray and Cody Derrick of City Home Collective <Really? Another CHC restaurant? But I heard Briar and Melissa got lots of equipment from the now-closed Talisker on Main where Briar was chef. Wonder if he used it.> The thoughtful, creative approach has brought unexpected combinations and textures together for a refreshing, whimsical and animated vibe.

Look for HSL to open at 200 South 418 East in Salt Lake City in early April. HSL will be open 7 days a week for dinner only, with weekend brunch beginning later in the summer.”

Can. Not Wait.

Our Jan/Feb issue is out on stands now! This issue means so much to us. Made with lots of love and tears. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it. ❤️ ...

Here's one from our upcoming Jan/Feb issue out on stands in just a few days. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it.⁠

Mary photobombs Lisa Barlow at the premiere party for Real Housewives of Salt Lake. Below is a snippet from Mary's last editor's letter:⁠

"It’s all a little crazy.⁠
Sometime in 2020, the world stopped making sense for a lot of us. Between one of the ugliest election cycles the U.S. has ever been through and the most mysterious disease most of us have ever experienced, normal was canceled. We can’t get together with friends, hug our loved ones, be in the room with them when they die. But somehow we have to go on, right? Somehow we have to continue to work and love and laugh. This issue of Salt Lake magazine holds a lot of frivolity, the main one being an extremely silly TV show, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. There I am in a pink fur coat in a car with our cover housewife, Lisa Barlow and her boys."⁠

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Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Be merry, be bright and be good for goodness sake! ✨

Skip the milk and cookies this holiday and leave out something that Santa really wants 🍺😉🎅⁠

Check out our local holiday beer round up for last minute gift ideas! Link in bio!

Mary's last-minute holiday gift ideas from last year are still as true and relevant today...⁠

"The planet we live with and the creatures on it need all kinds of things. Polar bears need presents, tree frogs in the Amazon need gifts, our Utah canyons and our national parks need help."⁠

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There was never a time there wasn’t Mary Malouf. Until now. Today, Mary died when a rogue wave swept her out to sea off the coast of Northern California. Only she – perhaps the world’s foremost lover of Bronte, BBC mysteries and, of course, Moby Dick – would appreciate such poetic drama.

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” — Mary Brown Malouf. Ooops. Herman Mellville.