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A Sense of Purpose

Passion for food—but not sushi—is on the menu at Ikigai.

Mountain Meals

Head to slopeside spots for dining and drinking.

Courses with Cupid

Where to dine in and out on Valentine's Day.

Down on the Corner

Check out delectable eats and drinks on Harvey Milk Blvd.
When Creedence Clearwater Revival sang "Early in the evening, just about supper time ..." about the jovial spot "Down on the Corner," perhaps they foretold what would decades later take place at the corner of Harvey Milk Boulevard (900 South) and 200 West in Salt Lake City.

Burn, Baby, Burn

It's flame-on at Park City's Firewood.
Maybe this is something that shouldn't be said aloud, but each time I visit Park City's new restaurant Firewood, I think: "I sure hope they have fire insurance and a really good fire-suppression system."

Sundance Sanctuaries

Where to dine away from the maddening crowds during Sundance Film Festival.
Whether you're in Park City to enjoy the festival or not, there are some sanctuaries that are little known enough, or off the beaten path enough, or both, to offer quiet, quality dining with little or no wait. Here are a few favorites.

Taking a Stand on Stanza

An at-long-last look at a not-so-new Italian bistro.
As we creep into the new year, the topic at hand is a not-so-new restaurant.

Beyond Pho

Tracking Vietnamese flavors from Midvale to Clearfield.
A positive result of the emigration to this country by Vietnamese families is that their cuisine was exported along with parts of their culture ...

In With the New

Looking back on a tumultuous year for Utah restaurateurs and diners.
I don't recall a year when so many restaurants closed and morphed into new ones.

End 2016 With a Bang

Where to dine and drink during the year end holidays.
That means more recovery time for those of us who want to finish off 2016, which has been dreadful for many, with a bang.

Livin' the Dream

Laan Na Thai is an immigrant success story.
They opened their eatery, Laan Na Thai, a few months ago. Theirs is a story some of you might know—a tale of the American Dream in action.

Rated X

Millcreek's new Table X is making a statement.
Spacious and airy, the über-contemporary interior is the creation of designer Andrea Beecher.

Hit the Road, Jack

Out-of-town dining for Thanksgiving weekend or any time.
The menu is modeled on the way Italians eat: many courses at a leisurely pace.

Thanks for Not Cooking

Allow local restaurants to do the work on Turkey Day.
If you really want to get away on Thanksgiving, you might opt for booking a room at the Hotel Monaco where you can sleep off your meal.

Ghost Story

New Mexican eatery follows in La Fountain's tasty steps.
Now called Chile-Tepin, Rodriguez' new space is large and airy, and located in the Crane Building on the corner of 200 South and 300 West

Southern Comfort

Find authentic Southern-style cooking at SoCo.
That's especially true if you're lucky enough to have Lafayette Pierre as your server. He's a terrific guy with a name that proudly announces his New Orleans heritage.

Trip to Bountiful

Find fantastic flavors minutes from SLC.
Bodacious Bountiful highlights include, in this correspondent's opinion, both Utah's best pizza and best cheesesteak. Curious?


Thanks to Blue Apron, home-cooking has never been so wholesome and convenient.
I had become interested in Blue Apron after a number of food-loving friends and acquaintances sang the company's praises.


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