Restaurant COVID-19 News Roundup

The social distancing policy and restaurant and bar closures will hit Utah’s restaurateurs, chefs, servers, bussers, bar managers, dishwashers hard. And not just for the duration of the closures—we don’t even know yet how long that will be considered necessary—but for months afterwards. It’s likely some of our favorite places won’t make it through this crisis.

So please do what you can: Order take-out. Many restaurants are offering curbside pick-up. Buy gift cards—you could do all your Christmas shopping during the quarantine and give everyone a card to their favorite restaurant.

For a list of restaurants offering take-out and to go food, go to

Different restaurants have different systems, so go to their website and find what works for you.


On, we will be posting recipes from chefs.

If you want no-contact delivery, go to and read the special instructions.

From Matthew Safranek at 350 Main: Cort [restaurant owner] and I are going to order produce/meat/milk for the cooks and dishwashers to take home with their paychecks this week and will probably keep up a weekly food bank as needed depending on how this plays out.”

From the chefs at Table X: We will be closed for the week, working on rebooking options for the scheduled Italian wine dinner and figuring out a way to serve curbside.”

From Kimi’s at Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House: “My wonderful staff came down to the restaurant and we divided up all of the fresh products for them to take home during this unfortunate time! I sincerely appreciate EVERYONE who has been and will continue being a Kimi’s Supporter once we RE-OPEN after this COVID-19 epidemic.”

From Shana at Hearth on 25th in Ogden: “We thought now would be a great time to offer 20% off e-Giftcards. Simply click on the link below and use the promo code MARCH@). 

Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf is the late Executive Editor of Salt Lake magazine and Utah's expert on local food and dining. She still does not, however, know how to make a decent cup of coffee.

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