Tuesday, May 11, 2021

All Mexican & Central American

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    Taqueria 27

    Taqueria 27 Salt Lake needs more Mexican food, and Todd Gardiner is here to provide it. Artisan tacos (try the duck confit), inventive guacamole and lots of tequila. Five valley locations to choose from. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated Read more [...]

  • The Bit and Spur

    The Bit and Spur The menu stars Southwestern cuisine—ribs, beef and chicken—as well as chili verde. A longtime Zion favorite, there’s almost always a wait here, but it’s almost always a pleasant one with a view and a brew in hand. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of Read more [...]

  • Whiptail Grill

    Whiptail Grill Tucked into an erstwhile gas station, the kitchen is little, but the flavors are big—a goat cheese-stuffed chile relleno crusted in Panko and the chocolate-chile creme brulee. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated and edited by Salt Lake Magazine’s editors. Our Read more [...]

  • El Chubasco

    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. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated and edited by Salt Lake Magazine’s editors. Our guide has no relationship to advertising in Read more [...]

  • Tarahumara

    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. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list Read more [...]

  • Chimayo

    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. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated Read more [...]

  • Billy Blanco’s

    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 Read more [...]

  • Baja Cantina

    Baja Cantina The T.J. Taxi is a flour tortilla stuffed with chicken, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, cheddar-jack cheese and guacamole. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated and edited by Salt Lake Magazine’s editors. Our guide has no relationship to advertising in the magazine Read more [...]

  • Blue Iguana

    Blue Iguana This colorful downtown restaurant has a charming downstairs location and patio, and has been a Salt Lake staple for decades. Enchiladas, tacos, and “jengo” nachos—piled high on a platter—are all good, as are the margaritas. A nifty addition: phone chargers on every table. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is Read more [...]

  • Chile Tepin

    Chile Tepin Popular for its generous servings of Mexican food, this place usually has a line on Friday nights. Heavy on the protein—the molcajete holds beef, pork and  chicken—but cheese enchiladas and margaritas and other staples are good, too. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best Read more [...]

  • Chunga’s

    Chunga’s These tacos al pastor are the real deal. Carved from a big pineapple-marinated hunk, the meat is folded in delicate masa tortillas with chopped pineapple, onion and cilantro. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated and edited by Salt Lake Magazine’s Executive Editor Read more [...]

  • Lone Star Taqueria

    Lone Star Taqueria Lone Star serves a burrito that’s a meal in itself, whether you choose basic bean and cheese or a special. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated and edited by Salt Lake Magazine’s Executive Editor Mary Brown Malouf. Our guide has Read more [...]

  • Rio Grande Café

    Rio Grande Cafe As bustling now as it was when it was still a train station, this is a pre-Jazz favorite and great for kids, too. Dishes overflow the plate and fill the belly. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated and Read more [...]

  • Taco Taco

    Taco Taco A tiny, charming little taqueria, perfect for pick-up and sunny days. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated and edited by Salt Lake Magazine’s Executive Editor Mary Brown Malouf. Our guide has no relationship to advertising in the magazine or on the Read more [...]

Who's ready to go stargazing?⁠ 🌌

Utah is home to some of the world's best dark sky parks. We have a full rundown of where to go at the link in our bio!

Photo by @austendiamondphoto; Courtesy @visitutah
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Last summer just wasn’t summer, not real summer anyway.⁠

That's why our May/June issue has everything you need to play catch-up and soak in the perfect Salt Lake summer. Plus, we talked to some real-life COVID superheroes and continued our 2021 travel series in the Centennial State. ☀️⁠

Our new issue hits newsstands May 1! Subscribers: look for the magazine in your mailbox soon. 📪

Photo by @austincronnellyphotography
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Happy Earth Day Salt Lake! ⁠🌎

Today on our website, we're talking about how climate change worsens wildfires, air quality and drought in Utah. Plus, we have easy ways to get involved in conservation efforts this week and some of our favorite thrift stores for sustainable fashion.⁠

The link is in our bio!⁠

(P.S. check out Earth Day inspired outdoor wedding photos by following our friends @utahbridemag.)⁠

📸: Douglas Pulsipher; Courtesy @visitutah
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You know it's spring in Utah when cherry blossoms are in full bloom at the @utstatecapitol ⁠🌸😍⁠

Photo by @gravesstuart
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Inspired by @oldsaltlake, we're celebrating #throwbackthursday with a favorite snapshot of early 20th century Salt Lake City. 🏖️⁠

Photos shared by @oldsaltlake are inspiring millennials and zoomers decades later with visions of a different city: one with easily accessible public transportation, walkable streets, local businesses (open late) and distinctive architecture.⁠

See more photos at the link in our bio. ⁠

Pictured: Women relax at what is believed to be Saltair Beach, date unknown
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Why did Utah's only Titanic passenger not survive her journey?⁠

The descendants of Irene Corbett believe that the 30-year-old teacher sacrificed her life to save others. It's one of the many ways this remarkable figure bucked tradition and forged her own trail.⁠

Read more about Irene at the link in our bio!
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One year ago today: a Salt Lake earthquake that even shook Moroni 👼⁠

Photo by @gravesstuart
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"We must have done something right, cause you guys kept coming back."⁠

@bluepelatedinerslc, one of Salt Lake's signature spots for everyone from hungover college kids to vegan food lovers, will be closing its doors this May after more than two decades of service. It's the latest casualty in a brutal year for the restaurant industry. ⁠

Head to the link in our bio for a tribute to Blue Plate Diner. (And keep supporting your favorite local restaurants. ❤️)
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Tony Caputo, a food evangelist and founding father of today’s SLC food community, passed away last night.⁠

Tony started @caputosmarket in 1997, bringing his passion for the cuisine of his heritage to Utah tables. Most days during the lunch rush you’d find Tony behind the counter slicing meat and cheeses and then, after it wound down, holding court out front. He’d often rush back behind the counter and holler over his shoulder, “you have to try this!" only to return with a sample bite of veiny cheese, a paper-thin leaf of prosciutto or a perfectly crisp amaretti cookie that he’d recently added to his menagerie of taste. For his many contributions to Salt Lake City, we awarded Tony with a Lifetime Achievement Dining Award in 2007.⁠

Today, we're sending love to @caputosmarket and the many people whose lives were touched by Tony. A full tribute is on our website now. ❤️
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Why is the Pleasant Grove theme park Evermore suing one of the most powerful women in music? Long story short: a playground for those who would choose lore over folklore is taking on Taylor Swift over the name of her most recent album. Both parties have their reputation on the line in a battle of undercover Swifties and novelty mug disputes. Will Evermore hit the gold rush? Or did they cross the wrong mad woman? The full story is at the link in our bio. ...

Even in the exploration boom of the 1800s, nobody dared to explore the terrain flowing through the Green and the Colorado Rivers.⁠

That is, nobody until Major John W. Powell said the 19th Century equivalent of “Hey man, hold my beer while I try this.”⁠

Read more about his dangerous expedition at the link in our bio!⁠

Photo of Powell’s expedition courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division⁠
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