Restaurant review roundup – January 2018

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Celeste - ravioli incavolati. Photo Talyn Sherer of Slug Mag
Celeste – ravioli incavolati. Photo Talyn Sherer of Slug Mag

A smaller roundup this month as we recap the musings of local writers, bloggers and podcasters from the past couple months. Understandable of course, obsessed as we’ve all no doubt been with turkeys, stuffing and potatoes. Now lets not mention those again till November, deal? On with the good stuff then…

Reviews and write ups

Alamexo Cantina (SLC)
http://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2017/12/07/intriguing-food-colorful-vibe-and-star-tequilas-make-it-easier-to-accept-the-high-final-tab-at-salt-lake-citys-new-alamexo-cantina/

Amour Cafe (SLC)
https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/spreading-the-love/Content?oid=6803767

Bhutan House (Sandy)
http://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2017/12/20/5-reasons-why-you-should-eat-at-this-new-family-owned-restaurant-in-a-sandy-strip-mall/

Celeste (Murray)
https://www.slugmag.com/food-reviews/celeste-ristorante-authentic-italian-fare/

Celeste (Murray)
http://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2018/01/04/celeste-ristorante-tuscan-heaven-in-a-murray-strip-mall/

Makanmakan - laska. Photo Enrique Limón of City Weekly
Makanmakan – laska. Photo Enrique Limón of City Weekly

Makanmakan (Sandy)
https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/unfor-goat-able/Content?oid=7070784

Mandarin (Bountiful)
https://saltlakemagazine.com/mandarin-new-perspective/

Nomad Eatery (SLC)
https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/flavor-on-the-western-front/Content?oid=6987841

Pallet (SLC)
https://straighttalkfood.com/2018/01/pallet-salt-lake-city-utah/

Poppies Bakery And Cafe (SLC)
http://utahstories.com/2017/11/poppies-bakery-cafe/

Purgatory (SLC)
http://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2017/12/14/is-this-new-salt-lake-city-restaurant-culinary-heaven-or-hell-neither-its-purgatory/

Saffron Valley - murgh biryani dum style. Photo Adam Finkle
Saffron Valley – murgh biryani dum style. Photo Adam Finkle

Saffron Valley (Sugar House)
https://saltlakemagazine.com/dining-murgh-biryani-dum-style/

Seasons Plant Based Bistro (SLC)
https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/turn-turn-turn/Content?oid=7153701

Sweet Lake Biscuits And Limeade (SLC)
http://www.hometownslop.com/2017/09/25/sweet-lake-biscuits-limeade/

Sweet Lake Biscuits And Limeade (SLC)
https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/how-sweet-it-is/Content?oid=7235760

Tonkotsu (West Valley City)
https://www.slugmag.com/food-reviews/tonkotsu-shabu-shabu-bar/

Yeah Hot Pot And Grill (West Jordan)
http://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2017/11/30/the-food-at-yeah-hot-pot-amp-grill-is-so-good-you-wont-want-to-share-but-its-more-fun-if-you-do/

Podcasts

Arentina’s Best Empanadas
https://www.theutahfoodie.com/podcast/restaurants/episode-69-shaping-salt-lake-city-one-empanada-at-a-time

Fisher Brewing
https://www.theutahfoodie.com/podcast/72/fisherbrewingco

Rose Establishment (SLC)
https://www.theutahfoodie.com/podcast/coffee-shops/episode-71-the-rose-establishment-bloom-where-you-are-planted

Rustic Tomato
http://www.iamsaltlake.com/episode-308-jason-moffat-rustic-tomato/

Table X (Millcreek)
https://www.theutahfoodie.com/podcast/73/tablex

Trolley Wing Company
http://www.iamsaltlake.com/episode-305-trolley-wing-company/

Mixed bag

Best of 2017
http://www.sltrib.com/artsliving/food/2017/12/27/8-utah-restaurant-dishes-we-would-order-again-and-again-in-2018/

Cliff Dining Pub chef Rene Negron profile
http://utahstories.com/2017/12/head-chef-rene-negron-cliff-dining-pub/

Yoshi’s Eddee Johansen profile
http://utahstories.com/2017/12/king-fast-casual-dining-eddee-johansen-yoshis-japanese-grill/

French dips
https://saltlakemagazine.com/take-french-dip-3-takes-classic-american-sandwich/

Stanza chef Jonathan LeBlanc profile
https://saltlakemagazine.com/cajun-cred-stanzas-new-chef-jonathan-leblanc/

2017 top 10
https://www.femalefoodie.com/restaurant-reviews/top-10-viewed-posts-2017/

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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