Thanksgiving Day Dining Options 2014 In SLC

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It’s that time of the year. The turkey won’t cook itself (I think there’s an app coming out next year though) and your family won’t rest until they’re stuffed to the gills. Increasingly restaurant’s are looking to take the load off of the overwhelmed home cook though. Here are a few Thanksgiving day dining options […]

News: Shop Local, Oasis, Frida Bistro, Zest

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Local First Utah – November 29th is Small Business Saturday, a promo campaign started by American Express in 2010. Note: If you have an American Express card it’s worth reviewing as in past years, shopping at your favorite local business has yielded anywhere from a $10-$25 rebate. What’s better than shopping local – shopping locally […]

Events: Snowbasin, Franck’s, Bambara

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Snowbasin – On November 14th at 6 p.m. head to Snowbasin for a Bulleit Bourbon whiskey dinner featuring hors d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner paired with Bulleit Bourbon whiskeys. Taste an array of Bulleit and listen to Hollis Bulleit describe her family’s distillery process. The Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey Dinner will be held at Earl’s Lodge […]

Dining Deals November 2014

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A rundown of the best dining deals, coupons, codes and special offers available right now. If we’re missing any specific deals or sites in our round up, please do let us know. No purchase required Eva’s Bakery – 20% off dinner Celebrating their new dinner menu, simply mention #EvasBakery4Dinner when you order and receive the […]

News: Bambara, Grand America

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Bambara * – With the onset of winter and the upcoming opening of Utah’s ski resorts, Executive Chef Nathan Powers of Bambara, has created a “Snowstorm” lunch special to benefit the Utah Avalanche Center. From Monday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Nov. 14, for the fifth year in a row, Bambara will donate one dollar to […]

Events: Pago, Caputo’s Chocolate Festival

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Pago * – If like many you’re gripped by “Seasonal Pumpkin Fever”, you might want to check out Pago’s annual Pumpkin Tasting Menu that launches tonight – for a run of five nights. Owner Scott Evans explains, “One season ends, another begins. I am reveling in the scattered showers, the leaves stuck to my windshield, […]

Restaurant Review Roundup – October 2014

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Week already dragging you down? Not to worry, check out these 20+ restaurant reviews from local bloggers in the October 2014 roundup – and start making weekend plans right away. Featured image, Aristo’s garlicky Skordalia, courtesy of Random Acts Of Kelliness‘ review of Aristo’s below. Aristo’s http://www.randomactsofkelliness.com/2014/10/aristos-salt-lake-city.html Aristo’s http://www.slcfoodradar.com/2014/09/28/aristos/ Brass Tag http://www.theslcfoodie.com/2014/09/17/deer-valley-brass-tag/ Copper Common http://heartbeatnosh.com/2014/10/10/copper-common-salt-lake-city/ […]

Events: Ruth Lewandowksi Wines, Meditrina, Alamexo

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Meditrina – Winemaker Rick Longoria of Longoria Winery joins small-plates specialist Meditrina for an evening of four courses and four beautiful wines on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 PM. The menu for the event is as follows Course one * Poached pear and arugula salad, pistachio vinaigrette * Longoria Pinot Grigio Course two * Wild […]

On the matter of anonymity

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Of late, I seem to have been embroiled in more than one debate about anonymity and the life of a restaurant critic. Rather than simmer in a pot of my own angry pho and rant in silence (e.g. at my long suffering wife), I figured I’d just put down my own two penneth on the […]