2018 Dine O’ RoundWant to save a dining dollar? Want to check out somewhere new? Want a reason to eat out even more than you do already? You can address the whole trifecta come September 28th as the downtown SLC Dine O’ Round event returns to SLC. If you’re new to this yearly promo event, the process is simple; there’s no need to sign up for anything or print coupons to participate – simply ask for the Dine O’ Round menu wherever you choose to dine (from the list below). Participating restaurants offer $5 or $10 two-item lunches, as well as $15, $25 or $35 three-course dinners in addition to their regular menus. If you do check out any of these specials – be sure to check out the Instagram competition to win dinner for a year! To enter, post a photo to Instagram of your Dine O’ Round experience using the hashtag #dineoround and tag @downtownslc and you’ll be automatically entered to win! Sample menus for the event are as follows. All menu options are subject to change. Please ask your server for the current Dine O Round menu for the most up-to-date offerings. Prices do not include tax, gratuity, or beverage unless indicated. $5 lunch options Argentina’s Best Empanadas * 2 empanadas + choice of side salad or yucca/plantain chips Bocata * Half Bocata sandwich + choice of soup or side salad Caputo’s market & deli * Half Vaputo sandwich + salted chocolate chip cookie $10 lunch options Bagels & Greens * Choice of trout and truffle sandwich or far East salad + choice of pastry Blue Iguana * Encurtidos + choice of salmon salad or enchiladas suizas Bourbon House * Choice of deviled eggs, ham n cheese cracklins, or baked peppers + choice of juicy lucy, prime rib dip, meatball sub, chickpea burger, or carnitas tacos Cancun Cafe * Chile verde burrito + carnitas taco with rice and beans Cannella’s * Choice of soup or salad + choice of pasta or sandwich entrée Cedars Of Lebanon * Choice of sandwich and side + drink Copper Canyon Grill House * Side salad + turkey club with fries The Copper Onion * Cacio e pepe + farro + Kurobuta ham and brie sandwich Current Fish And Oyster The Daily * TBD Gourmandise * Choice of soup, side salad, or cookie + choice of beef brisket grilled cheese, G’s grilled cheese, or hearty chicken cobb salad J. Wong’s * Thai basil pork + walnut shrimp Martine * Choice of sandwich + side with drink The Rib & Chop House * 6 oz. beef filet with fresh asparagus + house-made wedge salad Settebello Pizzeria * Insalata + margherita pizza Squatters Pub Brewery * Choice of soup or salad + lamb gyro with fries Stoneground Kitchen * Warmed olives + choice of caprese quinoa bowl or ciabatta hero Taco Taco * Choice of 3 tacos or guacamole burrito + rice & beans Tin Angel Café * TBD Whiskey Street * Choice of mixed green salad or bourbon black bean buffalo chili + choice of whiskey burger, pork belly cuban, or hot pastrami White Horse Spirits & Kitchen * Choice of egg n chips, tomato basil bisque, or arugula salad + choice of prawn cobb salad, truffle grilled cheese, or PBLT $15 dinner options Bourbon House * Choice of fried pickles, deviled eggs, or baked peppers + choice of street tacos, roasted chicken, or shrimp n grits + apple fritter bites Gracie’s * Jalapeño poppers + chicken curry rice bowl + ice cream of the day Pleiku * Choice of potstickers or cream cheese wontons + choice of pho or Pleiku bowl + dessert Settebello * Insalata + margherita pizza + gelato Squatters Pub Brewery * Choice of soup or salad + grilled salmon + black & tan brownie Taco Taco * Rice & beans + choice of 3 tacos or guacamole burrito + flan $25 dinner options Blue Iguana * Stuffed avocados + puntas de filete + choice of flan or churros Cancun Cafe * Choice of appetizer + entrée + dessert Cannella’s * Choice of soup or salad + choice of pasta or sandwich entrée Cedars Of Lebanon * Choice of zeitouni or spicy hummus + choice of lamb shank, combination kebab, or moujadara + choice of baklava or rice pudding Copper Canyon Grill House * Wild rice soup + pot roast + s’mores brulée Gourmandise * Choice of glazed heirloom carrots or roasted root vegetables + choice of au poivre slow roasted tri tip or saumon en croute + choice of individual dessert Tin Angel Café Red Rock Brewing Company * TBD Whiskey Street Choice of crab ravioli, BBQ shrimp, or deviled eggs + choice of cider-brined pork chop, bourbon & coke meatloaf, or bison bolognese + gingerbread ice cream sandwich Zest Kitchen & Bar * Soup of the day + garbanzo bean stew + local fruit dessert $35 dinner options Cafe Niche * Choice of seasonal soup or Brussels sprouts + horseradish-crusted ahi nicoise + gelato or sorbet Current Fish & Oyster Finca HSL * TBD J. Wong’s * Salt pepper fish + Thai spicy lamb + mango sticky rice London Belle * Cauliflower beer cheese soup + choice of chicken schnitzel or harissa Chilean red shrimp & crab + lemon posset * Martine Choice of soup or gem salad + choice of brick chicken thighs or poached Alaskan halibut + dessert Oasis Café * Tiger prawns over polenta + pan roasted halibut + carlota de limon The Rib & Chop House * 9 oz. beef filet with fresh asparagus + house-made wedge salad + choice of créme brulee or cheesecake Ruth’s Chris Steak House * TBD Stanza Italian Bistro * Caesar salad + citrus salmon risotto + mason jar spiced apple crumble Stoneground Kitchen * Choice of bruschetta or fire roasted antipasti + choice of conchiglie with boar sausage coil or house cured pork with peach jam + choice of chocolate budino or fog créme brulee Texas De Brazil * Lobster bisque + 50-item salad area + enless servings of beef, lamb, pork, chicken, & sausage White Horse * Choice of oyster Rockefeller, polenta & sugo, or steak tartare & roasted bone marrow + choice of duck confit, lamb t-bones, vegetable hash, or spaghetti & clams + choice of bourbon butterscotch pudding or apple streusel pie
4th West OktoberfestMountain West Cider and Red Rock Brewery will be celebrating Oktoberfest together again on 4th West this year. The 3rd annual celebration, officially titled “4th West Oktoberfest,” runs the weekend of Saturday, September 29th to Sunday, September 30th at 425 North 400 West in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year, 4th West Oktoberfest will be hosted in The Garten, Salt Lake City’s premier biergarten. The festival will feature Mountain West’s hard ciders and Red Rock’s craft beers, among other special guest beverages. Only those of legal drinking age will be allowed to consume these alcoholic beverages, however all ages are invited to join in on the fun. 4th West Oktoberfest will include live music from local artists Murphy & The Giant, Will Baxter Band, Hollering Pines, Mountain Country, and Christian Coleman. “We are excited to host 4th West Oktoberfest at The Garten this year. We designed this modern-style biergarten specifically with this event in mind. It’s the perfect location to soak in the sun during the day and enjoy s’mores at night, all while sipping on a refreshing cider or beer,” says Jennifer Carleton, owner of Mountain West Cider. Local food trucks Shylo’s Mobile Café and Gerlach’s, are scheduled to be at the event both days. San Diablo Churros will be in attendance on Saturday, while Lulu’s Churros will join in on Sunday. Marmalade Coffee Co. will serve local coffee until 1pm both days. Also serving, will be local breweries Bohemian, and Toasted Barrel Brewery who is also located off 4th West. A specialty cocktail will be served by Ogden’s Own Distillery, using Five Wives Vodka and Porter’s Huckleberry whiskey liqueur will be available. 4th West Oktoberfest will host a great group of community partners and local vendors including Mark Miller Subaru, Yelp, Salt Lake Film Society, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, We Olive, The Green Urban Lunchbox, Beautiful Uprising, Sugar House Pup Cakes, Silvermoon Restoratives, Dappr Tire, Jessica Burleson Art, 4th West Apartments, Little Cottonwood Collection, To the T Design, and Stefahn’s Barbershop, among many others. Games such as Cornhole, giant Jenga, and ring toss provide even more entertainment for festival-goers. And a children’s craft table stocked with coloring pages and crayons is available exclusively for the young ones. General one-day admission for the event is $8 ($7 on Groupon) and includes a 4th West Oktoberfest drinking mug. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free to the event. Non-drinkers will be offered a $6 admission. For more information and ticket sales, please visit http://www.mountainwestcider.com/4thWestOktoberfest. 417 N 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (801) 935-4147 http://www.mountainwestcider.com/4thWestOktoberfest
Hog & Beer at SundanceJoin the Sundance team for a night celebrating pork and local craft beer on October 6th. hosted on the The Foundry Grill patio, start with a selection of hors d’ouevres with displayed apps and local beer tasting pours followed by a 3-course beer paired dinner. Gratuity, paired beers, tasting pours and dinner are included in the ticket price. Hors d’ouevres will be served 5/30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. with the main dinner beginning at 6.45 p.m. Cost is $120 per person. 841 N Alpine Loop Rd, Sundance, UT 84604 (866) 932-2295 sundanceresort.com/events/hog-beer-in-the-foundry-grill
Kiitos BrewingLastly, one more beery bash, this one directly from Facebook. Also note, free pizza:
Kiitos Brewing will be 1 year old and we would love to celebrate with everyone. We will be fencing off the parking lot for food, fun, and drinks outside, as well as opening up the warehouse to the public. Our friends at Lucky Slice Pizza will be selling pies and also giving out one free slice of pizza to all guests, and Social Axe Throwing will be bringing their mobile unit for some good ol’ axe throwing fun. Many other games like corn hole, darts, spike ball, et cetera. Karaoke in the warehouse for those brave souls that live to sing in front of others. 4 new beers will be released for this event! Come play with us, and raise a glass to give thanks to craft brews!608 W 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 (801) 215-9165 kiitosbrewing.com
Restaurant deals and couponsIf you’re looking for more deals and discounts, here are a few of the more popular/best offers on local discount sites right now: Mountain West Brewery Tour And Glassware – 35% off Citris Grill – 50% off CY Noodle House – $40 for a $100 coupon Del Mar Al Lago – 41% off Itto Sushi Midvale – 38% off Itto Sushi downtown SLC – 38% off Per Noi Trattoria – $10 for a $25 coupon
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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.