2024 March-April

The Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards return. Each year, Salt Lake magazine and our panel of judges dine, deliberate and determine our choices for the Best Restaurants in Utah. By recognizing superb dining experiences, we endeavor to answer what we’re calling the “eternal question,” which is “Where should we eat?” For the answer, see the complete list of the best restaurants in Utah on saltlakemagazine.com.

The latest issue of Salt Lake magazine features Utah’s political heavy hitters from history. When people from Utah ascend the ranks of the Washington, D.C. political elite, how do they use their power and influence? We shine a spotlight on the past political legacies of Utahns who served in high office, swayed national opinion and held the confidence of the President. Also featured in this issue: Utah’s Scenic Byway 12 is a picture-perfect road trip. This all-American road has it all and could be a destination unto itself. This issue has the top-to-bottom guide on where to stay, eat and play along Scenic Byway 12.

Salt Lake magazine’s The Hive sets out on the Great Utah Burger Tour, highlighting where to find the best burgers across the state and dives into the deep Utah Lore behind the Deseret Alphabet and why homelessness is rising in Utah.

In Park City Life, Main Street dining institution Shabu celebrates 20 years on the mountain, and editor Tony Gill checks out the National Ability Center’s new base camp. Food editor Lydia Martinez explores a whole world of coffee cultures—Ethiopian, Cuban, Turkish—found right here in Utah, in On The Table. And in Bar Fly, nightlife editor Avrey Evans has the details on an upcoming cider bar with a sense of fantasy, adventure and mischief.