Tastemakers 2018: Take a Peek at What’s on the Menu

Salt Lake magazine’s Tastemaker event starts in just two weeks and tickets are going fast! To whet your appetite we’ve got a sneak peek at the local restaurants, beer and cocktail purveyors who will be serving up their best bites. BONUS: Preview some of those bites below.

Tastemakers is the premiere food event of the summer, this popular two-day food and wine tasting festival at The Gateway boasts bites from 42 innovative restaurants, live music, a downtown restaurant stroll and bus, and one-of-a-kind Tastemaker cocktails and craft brews.

June 14-15 • Get Tickets Now


During the event, participants will stroll through the Gateway’s plaza, tasting food and drink from some of the area’s top restaurants with live music throughout their tasting experience.

How to Tastemaker


Another key part of the Tastemakers experience, is the downtown stroll to eight local restaurants. These restaurants will serve delicious tastings in house. Participants can easily access the stroll from The Gateway via our open top, Tastemakers hop-on hop-off bus.

This year’s tastings and drinks are sure to impress even the hard-core foodie, and a few of the many items available to taste include:

  • Slow Smoked Steak Tacos
  • Salmon Fritters with Saffron Aioli
  • Charcuterie Meat
  • Grilled Pineapple & Bacon Wrapped Chicken
  • Godzilla Sushi Rolls
  • Spring Gazpacho & Shrimp
  • Churros
  • Cherry Blossom Margaritas
  • Kid Curry Cocktails

Participating restaurants

Tasting Tour (Downtown Stroll)

  • Squatters
  • Market Street Grill
  • New Yorker
  • Ruth’s Chris
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Finca
  • Rio Grande
  • Spencer’s

Pavilion (The Gateway Stroll)

  • FavBistro
  • Jafflz
  • Pig and a Jelly Jar
  • Martine
  • Park City Culinary Institute
  • Redstone Olive Oil
  • Rodizio Grill
  • Ruby Snap
  • Stone Ground Italian Kitchen
  • Texas De Brazil
  • Yoshi’s Japanese Grill
  • Alpha Coffee
  • Beehive Cheese Co.
  • Creminelli Fine Meats
  • Del Mar Al Lago
  • Blue Lemon
  • Midici Neopolitan Pizza Company
  • Sur La Table
  • Tucanos
  • San Diablo Churros

The VIP Lounge 

  • Blue Lemon
  • Provisions
  • Beltex Meats
  • Distillery 36
  • Dented Brick Distillery
  • Dough Co
  • The Garage
  • Harbor
  • Kid Curry Spirits
  • Fleming’s
  • New World Distillery
  • Ruin
  • Water Pocket Distillery
  • Talisman
  • Sugar House Distillery

Tastemakers is sponsored by: The Gateway, Nicholas & Co.Spark Solutions Group, Airstream of Utah, Wasatch Brewery & Squatters Craft Beers.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to KidsEat Utah.


Auburn Remington
Auburn Remington
Salt Lake Magazine intern Auburn Remington is a senior at BYU studying News Media. Auburn is originally from Canada, and enjoys skiing, hiking and reading.

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