Restaurant Review Roundup – December 2013


It’s definitely too cold out there to go and investigate the dining scene in person. Instead, rely on these 20+ restaurant reviews from local bloggers, from the comfort of your own home. And maybe, just maybe, check out somewhere new to dine when things start to look a little less bleak – hopefully earlier than March 2014!

Featured image – buttermilk and goat cheese cake with beet ice cream taken from Heartbeat Nosh‘s review of Avenues Proper Pub.

Ab’s Drive Inn

Avenues Proper Restaurant

Bistro 412

Bout Time Pub & Grub

Brick Oven Pizza

Cafe Fresh

Cindy Lee Cafe

Del Mar Al Lago – Get a 30% discount at this restaurant now


Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria

Gelateria Capo

House Of Tibet



Roots Cafe

Sala Thai Kitchen – Get over 50% off this restaurant now



Thai Siam Get 50% off this restaurant now

West Valley Billiards

Whiskey Street

Zaika Grill ‘N’ Kebab

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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.

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