If you’re anything like me, the acronyms LAX, ORD, LHR or JFK fill you with a certain type of special dread. If that’s the case I’m betting the phrase SLC probably has you feeling pretty relaxed. I for one always appreciate SLC’s relatively no fuss attitude with efficient flight schedules and calm terminals. All that said, dining quality has never been the greatest feature of SLC International, its been downright dismal in truth.
All that changed in the last month though. “Taste Elevated” was the slogan on everyone’s lips last Thursday, as HMSHost formally unveiled a slew of new SLC airport restaurants. Best of all, the focus was on local businesses doing what they do best. Check out this list of recent local additions to SLC international: Salt Lake City Pizza & Pasta, High West Distillery & Saloon, Café Rio Mexican Grill, Mill Creek Coffee Roasters, Vivace by Cucina Toscana, Greek Souvlaki and Market Street Grill.
I’ve got my eyes squarely set on Greek Souvlaki and their delicious dolamathes and gyro – or maybe a wee tipple from High West. It might well be the first time I look forward to dining at the SLC airport.
Les Madeleines Gifts This Holiday Season
Would the holiday season be complete without a fresh panettone or four pack of the beloved Kouing Aman from beloved Salt Lake City bakery Les Madeleines? Whether you prefer a traditional dessert or something a little more trendy, the Les Madeleines holiday offerings are sure to whet all palates.
Forget the fruitcake and opt for Pasty Chef Romina’s panettone. Her loaf takes over two weeks to produce and all details, down to the housemade candied orange peel, are lovingly looked after. The holiday panettone sells for $49. At a loss for what to gift to the foodie in your life? Think Kouing Aman (or kouign aman). Les Madeleines four packs are the ultimate decadent gift. Four packs retail for $26.50.
The Les Madeleines holiday panettone is available for preorder online now and will be available until the New Year’s holiday. Four packs of the Kouing Aman are available for purchase year round online. Both ship nationwide.
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Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. I ate all the pies.