Friday, November 27, 2020

All Places

  • Yoko Ramen

    Yoko Ramen More ramen! Utahns can’t seem to slurp enough of the big Japanese soup—Yoko serves it up for carnivores and vegans, plus offers some kinkier stuff like a Japanese Cubano sandwich and various pig parts. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, Read more [...]

  • Cafe Med

    Cafe Med Get the mezzes platter for some of the best falafel in town. Entrees range from pita sandwiches to gargantuan dinner platters of braised short ribs, roast chicken and pasta. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in Utah, curated and edited by Salt Lake Magazine’s Read more [...]

  • Layla

    Layla Layla relies on family recipes. The resulting standards, like hummus and kebabs, are great, but explore some of the more unusual dishes, too. 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 Read more [...]

  • Mazza

    Mazza Excellent. With the bright flavor that is the hallmark of Middle Eastern food and a great range of dishes, Mazza has been a go-to for fine Lebanese food in SLC before there was much fine food at all. 2018 HALL OF FAME WINNER Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a Read more [...]

  • Manoli’s

    Manoli’s Manoli and Katrina Katsanevas have created a fresh modern approach to Greek food. Stylish small plates full of Greek flavors include Butternut-squash-filled tyropita, smoked feta in piquillo peppers and a stellar roast chicken. 2018 DINING AWARD WINNER Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants Read more [...]

  • Padeli’s

    Padeli’s One of Salt Lake’s original Greek restaurants, Greek Souvlaki, has opened a contemporary version of itself. Padeli’s also serves the classic street fare, but these excellent souvlaki come in a streamlined space modeled after Chipotle, Zao and other fast-but-not-fast-food stops. The perfect downtown lunch. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is Read more [...]

  • Spitz Doner Kebab

    Spitz Doner Kebab This California transplant specializes in what Utahns mostly know by their Greek name “gyros.” But that’s not the only attraction. Besides the food, Spitz has an energetic hipster vibe and a liquor license that make it an after-dark destination. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list Read more [...]

  • We Olive

    We Olive It appears to be an extraordinary olive oil store, but tucked in the back is a great cafe and wine bar with a limited but delicious menu of panini, charcuterie, and other antipasti type dishes. Salt Lake Magazine’s Dining Guide is a select list of the best restaurants in 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 [...]

  • Current Fish and Oyster House

    Current Fish and Oyster House An all-star team made this cool downtown restaurant an instant hit. Excellent and inventive seafood dishes with plenty of non-fishy options. 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. Read more [...]

A holiday letter from our editor, Mary Brown Malouf:⁠

"It’s the season for celebration. And let’s face it—it was a bad year for cheer. Nevertheless, though masked and socially distanced, we will join together again this year in love and joy for one another. We will clink glasses, feast, toast to a better future and enjoy what we have, taking care to live in the moment. Remembering the good times in the midst of the not-so-good and pledging to support one another."⁠

Have a wonderful and safe holiday. Cheers! 🥂⁠

To read the full letter, go to the link in bio.
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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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