Saturday, September 26, 2020

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.

Last night’s vigil for Breonna Taylor. ...

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. ❤️⁠

Stay well and be sure to pick up our latest issue or subscribe to our magazine through the link in bio!


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 ❤️⁠

📸: Photo courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism⁠

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. ⁠

📸 Photo courtesy of: Utah Office of Tourism

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