Events: BTG, Chocolate & Cheese, Frida Bistro

longoria wines

BTG – On Wednesday, March 25th (7-9 p.m.) Salt Lake City’s premier wine bar will be presenting the artisanal, small batch wines crafted by Longoria Wines – produced from some of the finest sites in Santa Barbara. Wines poured during the evening include: * Albarino * “Lovely Rita” Pinot Noir * “Fe Ciega” Pinot Noir […]

Booze News: Epic, Wasatch, Weekend Wines

epic brewing lil brainless logo

Wasatch Brewery – The latest release from Wasatch Brewery has me decidedly excited. The brewery has entered the bottled nitro craft beer category with its new release of Polygamy Nitro Porter, making it only the second brewery in the country to finesse these tiny bubbles into a bottle. This nitrogenated Porter is six percent ABV, […]

Restaurant Review Roundup – March 2015

current fish and oyster special trout

February went by in the blink of an eye – so much so – the more observant of you might notice there was no February roundup. Oh well. Time for a bumper March edition of what local bloggers are writing, ranting and raving about in Utah. Attracting the most buzz right now is Current Fish […]

Events: Finca, Red White and Snow, Operation Smile

Pepe Raventós from Raventós i Blanc winery

Finca – On Thursday, March 12th check out chef Phelix Gardner and crew’s cuisine as they craft a special multi-course menu to pair with sparkling wines from one of the original Cava producers in Spain, Raventós i Blanc winery. The tasting menu is $40 for food and $45 for wine. Space is limited and RSVP’s […]

Events: J Wong’s, Mandarin, Shallow Shaft

chinese year of the sheep in slc

J.Wong’s Thai & Chinese Bistro – J. Wong’s Thai & Chinese Bistro, located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, invites the community to help usher in the year of the sheep on February 21st and again on February 27th (7 p.m. each night). Each night the eatery will host a lion dance, presented […]

Valentine Dining Salt Lake City 2015

finca menu at new location

Much like half price sushi (also see: discount parachutes) – I’d normally advise you to run away as fast as you can from a restaurant on Valentines Day. As one of the busiest days in a restaurant’s calendar, it’s unsurprising that both kitchen and service staff can be stretched thin – at times making for […]

Dining Deals February 2015

feldmans deli reuben sandwich

Dining out doesn’t need to break the bank. Check out some of the best deals, coupons and offers available around the valley right now. No purchase required Chef Gao / Sweet Ginger – 20% off Guru’s – 50% off L&L Hawaiian BBQ – 50% off Purple Turtle – 50% off Tushar Brazilian Express – 50% […]

Booze News: Bambara, Beehive Distilling, Avenues Proper

American Sniper bambara cocktail

Bambara * – To have a little fun with the buzz surrounding the 2015 Academy Awards, Bambara is featuring original specialty drinks, each designed for an Oscar “Best Picture” nominee and crafted by the expert bartenders in Bambara’s popular gathering hotspot, “The Vault.” Available now through Feb. 22 when the awards are bestowed, every vote […]

The Annex by Epic Brewing Company review

cod brandade by annex epic brewing

Check out our sister site The Utah Review today, for my latest piece on Annex by Epic Brewing. The Sugarhouse brewpub has a new chef, menu and look. Frankly it’s safe to say you can forget everything you’ve previously heard about this joint – it’s a completely new enterprise under chef Craig Gerome. Just take […]