Eat & Drink

Salt Lake Magazine’s 2024 Dining Awards

It’s the Eternal Question. “Where Should We Eat?” It’s a query that we ask ourselves as hunger sets in. It’s a question that couples and families text message around wildly as the...

2024 Dining Awards: Utah Classics and Restaurants to Watch

It’s the Eternal Question. “Where Should We Eat?” It’s a query that we ask ourselves as hunger sets in. It’s a question that couples and families text message around wildly as the...

2024 Best Restaurant: Bar Nohm

In 2022, we asked Utah’s top chefs to name their favorite restaurants for the ‘Chef’s Choice Edition’ of the Salt Lake magazine Dining Awards. David Chon’s Nohm got the emphatic nod from...

2024 Best Restaurant: Hell’s Backbone

Every year, Hell’s Backbone has earned a nod from Salt Lake magazine. Our late editor Mary Brown Malouf long championed this experiment in sustainability, kindness and destination dining in Southern Utah. That’s...

2024 Best Restaurant: La Cevicheria

La Cevicheria opened in 2023, on the continuingly beleaguered downtown block of 200 South, in the space formerly occupied by the small chain Cancun Cafe. Its owner and chef, Manuel Ortega,  made...

2024 Best Restaurant: Manoli’s

In January, a pipe broke above Manoli and Katrina Katsanevas’ restaurant on 900 South, a setback that could have shuttered the place. Instead, they took a hiatus and completely retooled, adding enclosed...

2024 Best Restaurant: La Casa del Tamal

Cristina Olvera immigrated to Utah in 1999 from Hidalgo, Mexico. A single mother to five children, she always had multiple jobs. And on the side, she would make tamales out of her...

2024 Best Restaurant: Veneto

Dining at this warm restaurant, specializing in food from owner Marco Stevanoni’s native region of Italy, can be summed up with one word: “civilized.” In the era of fast-casual service designed to...

2024 Best Restaurant: Wood Ash Rye

St. George is overrun with chain restaurants that weaseled in alongside its explosive growth. But amid mediocrity, we’ve discovered an island of excellence. Wood • Ash • Rye, located in Advenire Hotel....

2024 Best Restaurant: Wildwood

Chef Michael Richey is all growed up. Once the enfant terrible of Salt Lake chefs, Richey made his first splash at Pago, which we then considered one of the vanguards of a...

2024 Best Restaurant: Franklin Avenue

One of our 2023 restaurants to watch, Franklin Avenue is technically a bar, NOT a restaurant, as Utah law dictates. Franklin Avenue is, yes, a great bar, but we assert that it...

2024 Best Restaurant: HSL + Handle

These are two different restaurants in two very different spaces. Handle, located just off of Park City’s Historic Main Street, stands out in a town that caters to visitors where some operators,...

2024 Best Restaurant: Caffé Molise + BTG

Caffé Molise and BTG have been quietly great since long before they moved to their massive location at 400 South and West Temple. (“The Bay” to old Salt Lakers.) And frankly, their...

2024 Best Restaurant: Tupelo

Let’s start here. “I had one of the best meals of my life,” says panelist Jennifer Burns. And where was this life-changing experience made manifest? Tupelo in Park City. “There wasn’t a...

2024 Best Restaurant: Pho 777

Here’s the thing about Pho. It’s kind of like that old saw about pizza even when “it’s bad, it’s not that bad.” Except here’s where that breaks down. Bad pizza is so...

2024 Best Restaurant: Back 40 Ranch House Grill

We are in an era of nostalgia for the cowboy, specifically the western cowboy. OK, we’re talking John Dutton and Kevin Costner here. The sagebrush and the rooting tooting rodeo are enough,...