Tuesday, November 24, 2020

AMERICAN FINE DINING

Apex  Enjoy fine dining at the top of the world. Apex at Montage exudes luxury in the most understated and comfortable way. No need to tux up to experience pampered service; the classy lack of pretension extends to the menu—no unpronounceables, nothing scary or even too daring—just top-of-the-line everything. Quality speaks for itself. 9100 Marsac Ave., Park City, 435-604-1300. $$$

350 Main  Now being run by Cortney Johanson who has worked at the restaurant for 20 years, this mainstay cafe on Main Street is seeing another high

point. With Chef Matthew Safranek in the kitchen, the menu is a balanced mix of old favorites and soon-to-be favorites like Five Spice Venision Loin in Pho. Amazing. 350 Main St., Park City, 435-649-3140. $$$

The Farm Restaurant  Food is at the forefront of the newly named Park City Mountain Resort, and the Farm is the flagship featuring sustainably raised and produced food. Resort Village, Sundial Building, North of the Cabriolet. 435-615-4828. $$$$

Glitretind The service is polished, and the menu is as fun or as refined or as inventive as Chef Zane Holmquist’s mood. The appeal resonates with the jet set and local diners. The wine list is exceptional. But so is the burger. 7700 Stein Way, Deer Valley, 435-645-6455. $$$$

Goldener Hirsch  A jazzed up Alpine theme—elk carpaccio with pickled shallots, foie gras with cherry-prune compote and wiener schnitzel with caraway-spiked carrot strings. 7570 Royal St. East, Park City, 435-649-7770. $$$$

J&G Grill Jean-Georges Vongerichten lends his name to this restaurant at the St. Regis. The food is terrific, the wine cellar’s inventory is deep, and it’s not as expensive as the view from the patio leads you to expect. 2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, 435-940-5760. $$$$

Mariposa at Deer Valley  (Open seasonally) Try the tasting menu for an overview of the kitchen’s talent. It’s white tablecloth, but nothing is formal. 7600 Royal St., Park City, 435-645-6715. $$$$

Mustang  A duck chile relleno arrives in a maelstrom of queso and ranchero sauce. Braised lamb shank and lobster with cheese enchiladas share the menu with seasonal entrees. 890 Main St., Park City, 435-658-3975. $$$$

Royal Street Café (Open seasonally) Don’t miss the lobster chowder, but note the novelties, too. In a new take on the classic lettuce wedge salad, Royal Street’s version adds baby beets, glazed walnuts and pear tomatoes. 7600 Royal Street, Silver Lake Village, Deer Valley Resort, Park City, 435-645-6724. $$

Snake Creek Grill The setting is straight outta Dodge City; the menu is an all-American blend of regional cooking styles. Corn bisque with grilled shrimp is a creamy golden wonder. Yes, black-bottom banana cream pie is still on the menu. 650 W. 100 South, Heber, 435-654-2133. $$ – $$$

Tupelo  Chef Matt Harris brings a touch of the South and lot of excitement to Main Street. This is a far cry from greens and grits but the dishes that come out of his kitchen show a passion for full flavor and a rootsy approach to fine dining that signifies Southern style. A much needed shot of excitement for Main Street. 508 Main St., Park City, 435-615-7700. $$$

Viking Yurt (Open seasonally) Arrive by sleigh and settle in for a luxurious five-course meal. Reservations and punctuality a must. Park City Mountain Resort, 435-615-9878. $$$$

AMERICAN CASUAL

Blind Dog Grill The kitchen offers imaginative selections even though the dark wood and cozy ambience look like an old gentlemen’s club. Don’t miss the Dreamloaf, served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes. 1251 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 435-655-0800. $$ – $$$

The Blue Boar Inn  The restaurant is reminiscent of the Alps, but serves fine American cuisine. Don’t miss the award-winning brunch. 1235 Warm Springs Rd., Midway, 435-654-1400. $$$

Eating Establishment Claiming to be the oldest, this restaurant is one of Park City’s most versatile. On weekend mornings, locals line up for breakfasts. 317 Main St., Park City, 435-649-8284. $$

Fletcher’s on Main Street A fresh idea on Main Street, Fletcher’s has a casual approach designed to suit any appetite, almost any time. Talented Chef Scott Boborek’s carefully sourced dishes range from burgers to Beef Wellington—with lobster mac and Utah trout. 562 Main St., Park City, 435-649-1111. $$$

Gateway Grille Folks love the breakfasts, but you’re missing out if you don’t try the pork chop. Roasted until pale pink, its rich pigginess is set off by a port and apple sauce. 215 S. Main St., Kamas, 435-783-2867. $ – $$

Handle Chef-owner Briar Handly made his name at Talisker on Main. In his own place he offers a pared back menu, mostly of small plates, with the emphasis on excellenct sourcing—trout sausage and Beltex Meats prosciutto, for example. There are also full-meal plates, including the chef’s famous fried chicken. 136 Heber Ave., Park City, 435-602-1155. $$$

High West Distillery Order a flight of whiskey and taste the difference aging makes, but be sure to order plenty of food to see how magically the whiskey matches the fare. The chef takes the amber current theme throughout the food. 703 Park Ave., Park City, 435-649-8300. $$$

Jupiter Bowl  Upscale for a bowling alley, but still with something for everyone in the family to love. Besides pins, there are video games and The Lift Grill & Lounge. In Newpark. 1090 Center Dr., Park City, 435- 658-2695. $$

Road Island Diner  An authentic 1930s diner refitted to serve 21st-century customers. The menu features old-fashioned favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 981 W. Weber Canyon Rd., Oakley, 435-783-3466. $

Sammy’s Bistro Down-to-earth food in a comfortable setting. Sounds simple, but if so, why aren’t there more Sammy’s in our world? Try the bacon-grilled shrimp or a chicken bowl with your brew. 1890 Bonanza Dr., Park City, 435-214-7570. $ – $$

Silver Star Cafe Comfort food with an upscale sensibility and original touches, like shrimp and grits with chipotle or Niman Ranch pork cutlets with spaetzle. Morning meals are also tops—try the breakfast pizza!—and the location is spectacular. 1825 Three Kings Dr., Park City, 435-655-3456. $$

Simon’s Grill at the Homestead  The décor is formal, the fare is hearty but refined—salmon in a morel cream, or pearl onion fritters dusted with coarse salt. 700 N. Homestead Dr., Midway, 888-327-7220. $$$

Spin Café Housemade gelato is the big star at this family-owned café, but the food is worth your time. Try the pulled pork, the salmon BLT or the sirloin. 220 N. Main St., Heber City, 435-654-0251. $ – $$

The Brass Tag In the Lodges at Deer Valley, the focal point here is a wood oven which turns out everything from pizza to fish and chops, all of the superior quality one expects from Deer Valley. 2900 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, 435-615-2410. $$

Zermatt Resort The charming, Swiss-themed resort is big on buffets—seafood, Italian and brunch. 784 W. Resort Dr., Midway, 866-643-2015. $ – $$

BAKERIES & CAFES

Park City Coffee Roasters  The town’s fave house-roasted coffee and housemade pastries make this one of the best energy stops in town. 1680 W. Ute Blvd., Park City, 435-647-9097. $

Peace, Love and Little Donuts  Doughnuts all day long at this Park City outpost of an East Coast favorite. And you can choose your own toppings. 738 Main St., Park City, 435-731-8383. $

Wasatch Bagel Café Not just bagels, but bagels as buns, enfolding a sustaining layering of sandwich fillings like egg and bacon. 1300 Snow Creek Dr., Park City, 435-645-7778. $

Windy Ridge Bakery & Café  One of Park City’s most popular noshing spots—especially on Taco Tuesdays. The bakery behind turns out desserts and pastries for Bill White’s restaurants as well as take-home entrees. 1250 Iron Horse Dr., Park City, 435-647-0880. $ – $$

BAR GRUB & BREWPUBS

Burgers & Bourbon  Housed in the luxurious Montage, this casual restaurant presents the most deluxe versions of America’s favorite food. The burgers are stupendous, there’s a great list of bourbons to back them, and if you’re not a bourbon imbiber, have one of the majorly good milkshakes. 9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City, 435-604-1300. $$$

Red Rock Junction  The house-brewed beers—honey wheat, amber ale or oatmeal stout, to name a few—complement a menu of burgers, brick-oven pizzas and rotisserie chicken. 1640 W. Redstone Center Dr., Ste. 105, Park City, 435-575-0295. $$

Squatters Roadhouse Everyone loves the bourbon burger, and Utah Brewers Co-op brews are available by the bottle and on the state-of-the-art tap system. Open for breakfast daily. 1900 Park Ave., Park City, 435-649-9868. $$

Wasatch Brewpub This was the first brewpub in Utah, and it serves handcrafted beer and family-friendly fare without a hefty price tag. Everyone loves Polygamy Porter, and the weekend brunch is great, too. 240 Main St., Park City, 435-649-0900. $ – $$

CONTINENTAL & EUROPEAN

Adolph’s  Park City locals believe the steak sandwich is the best in town. You’ll also find classics like wiener schnitzel, rack of lamb and Steak Diane. 1500 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 435-649-7177. $$$$

Bistro 412  The coziness and the low wine markups make you want to sit and sip. Mainstays here are classic French favorites like beef bourguignon. 412 Main St., Park City, 435-649-8211. $$

Café Terigo  This charming café is the spot for a leisurely meal. Chicken and bacon tossed with mixed greens and grilled veggies on focaccia are café-goers’ favorites. 424 Main St., Park City, 435-645-9555. $$

ITALIAN & PIZZA

Cisero’s  High altitude exercise calls for calories to match. 306 Main St., Park City, 435-649-5044. $$

Fuego  Off the beaten Main Street track, this pizzeria is a family-friendly solution to a ski-hungry evening. Pastas, paninis and wood-fired pizzas are edgy, but they’re good. 2001 Sidewinder Dr., Park City, 435- 645-8646. $$

Vinto The only location of this chic pizzeria, Vinto has a great patio, as well as personal pizzas (try the Tuttabello), a nice wine list and a rotating selection of excellent gelato. A great PC deal. Don’t overlook the pasta specials. 900 Main St, Park City, 435-615-9990. $$

Ghidotti’s  Ghidotti’s evokes Little Italy more than Italy, and the  food follows suit—think spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and rigatoni Bolognese. Try the chicken soup. 6030 N. Market St., Park City, 435-658-0669. $$ – $$$

Grappa Dishes like osso buco and grape salad with gorgonzola, roasted walnuts and Champagne vinaigrette are sensational, and the wine list features hard-to-find Italian wines as well as flights, including sparkling. 151 Main St., Park City, 435-645-0636. $$$$

JAPANESE/PAN-ASIAN

Sushi Blue Find the yin and yang of Asian-American flavors in Bill White’s sushi, excellent Korean tacos, crab sliders and other Amer-Asian food fusions, including the best hot dog in the state, topped with bacon and house-made kimchi. 1571 W. Redstone Center Dr. Ste. 140, Park City, 435-575-4272. $$ – $$$

Wahso Restaurateur Bill White is known for his eye-popping eateries. Wahso is his crown jewel, done up with lanterns and silks like a 1930s noir set. Don’t miss the jasmine tea-smoked duck. 577 Main St., Park City, 435-615-0300. $$$$

MEXICAN & SOUTHWESTERN

Baja Cantina  The T.J. Taxi is a flour tortilla stuffed with chicken, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, cheddar-jack cheese and guacamole. Park City Resort Center, 1284 Lowell Ave., Park City, 435-649-2252. $$

Billy Blanco’s  Motor City Mexican. The subtitle is “burger and taco garage,” but garage is the notable word. This is a theme restaurant  with lots of cars and motorcycles on display, oil cans to hold the flatware, and a 50-seat bar made out of toolboxes. If you’ve ever dreamed of eating in a garage, you’ll be thrilled. 8208 Gorgoza Pines Rd., Park City, 435-575-0846. $ – $$

Chimayo  Bill White’s prettiest place, this restaurant is reminiscent of Santa Fe, but the food is pure Park City. Margaritas are good, and the avocado-shrimp appetizer combines guacamole and ceviche flavors in a genius dish. 368 Main St., Park City, 435-649-6222. $$$$

El Chubasco  Regulars storm this restaurant for south-of-the-border eats. Burritos fly through the kitchen like chiles too hot to handle—proving consistency matters. 1890 Bonanza Dr., Park City, 435-645-9114. $ – $$

Tarahumara  Some of the best Mexican food in the state can be found in this family–owned cafe in Midway. Don’t be fooled by the bland exterior; inside you’ll find a full-fledged cantina and an adjoining family restaurant with a soulful salsa bar. 380 E. Main St., Midway, 435-654-34654. $$ – $$$

MIDDLE EASTERN & GREEK

Reef’s Lamb chops are tender, falafel is crunchy, and the prices fall between fast food and fine dining. It’s a den of home cooking, if your home is east of the Mediterranean. 710 Main St., Park City, 435-658-0323. $$

SOUTHEAST ASIAN

Shabu  Cool new digs, friendly service and fun food make Shabu one of PC’s most popular spots. Make reservations. A stylish bar with prize-winning mixologists adds to the freestyle feel. 442 Main St., Park City, 435-645-7253. $$ – $$$

Shabu Shabu House  The second shabu-style eatery in PC is less grand than the first but offers max flavor from quality ingredients. 1612 W. Ute Blvd., Park City, 658-435-5829. $$

Taste of Saigon Flavor is the focus here, with the degree of heat in your control. Try the specials such as lemongrass beef and rice noodle soup. 580 Main St., Park City, 435-647-0688. $$

STEAK

Butcher’s Chop House & Bar The draws are prime rib, New York strip and pork chops—and the ladies’ night specials in the popular bar downstairs. 751 Main St., Park City, 435-647-0040. $$$

Grub Steak Live country music, fresh salmon, lamb and chicken, and a mammoth salad bar. Order bread pudding whether you think you want it or not. You will. 2200 Sidewinder Dr., Prospector Square, Park City, 435-649-8060. $$$

Edge Steakhouse This beautifully fills the beef bill at the huge resort, and the tasting menus take you through salad, steak and dessert for $45 to $60, depending on options. 3000 Canyon Resort Drive, Park City, 435-655-2260. $$$$

Prime Steak House  Prime’s recipe for success is simple: Buy quality ingredients and insist on impeccable service. Enjoy the piano bar, and save room for molten chocolate cake. 804 Main St., Park City, 435-655-9739. $$$

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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