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The Annex, Wasatch Brew Pub, Mellow Mushroom

Part 2 profiling recent additions to the Sugar House dining scene
The past couple of years—and especially the past few months—have seen an explosion of new dining destinations in Sugar House.

Kimi's Chop & Oyster House, Bruges Waffles & Frites

Part 1 profiling recent arrivals to the Sugar House eatery scene
The past few years—and even the past months—have seen an explosion of new eating options in downtown Sugar House, the few square blocks with an epicenter at 2100 South and Highland Drive.

Even Stevens Sandwiches

Even Stevens feeds more than just its customers
As has been well documented, one of my favorite restaurants in past years—not just here in Utah, but in the entire United States—was The Metropolitan.

Harbor Seafood & Steak Co.

New Sugar House eatery offers fresh seafood and tender steaks in a warm setting
When Rino's Italian Restaurant closed in spring 2014, it felt like the end of an era. And it really was an era; Rino's had been in operation in Sugar House for nearly 30 years. But, as they say, all good things must end.

Tosh's Ramen

Nosh on Tosh's Japanese noodles
Frankly, I've eaten enough pork belly, shaved Brussels sprouts, blistered shishito peppers and crispy kale to last me a lifetime. But if there is a culinary trend I can really get behind, it's the rush to ramen ...

Sole Mio

Mamma mia! Sandy's Sole Mio goes big with old-school Italian fare
If you've ever dined at Amici restaurant in Cottonwood Heights, with its roughly 40-person capacity, you know that it can be a challenge to get a seat on a busy night.


Park City's newest eatery elevates comfort food
I seem to have irked at least a couple of chefs with a recent Facebook post. Such is the nature of food writing/criticism.

Tres Hombres

The local iconic Mexican eatery celebrates 30 years this month
If you were alive and kicking in September 1984, you might recall some of these milestones: The first MTV Video Music Awards were held, with Madonna creating controversy with risqué onstage cavorting during "Like a Virgin."

Dim Sum House

On State Street, dim sum is in the house
It's fortunate that Salt Lake City's Dim Sum House has a sizeable parking lot, with additional spots on the residential streets adjacent to it. That's because, on weekends in particular, the place gets mobbed and stays that way.

Sushi Groove

Fun music and flavorful maki are specialties at Sushi Groove
If you've seen the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi, or even if you've eaten in some of the higher-end local sushi emporiums around town, you probably know that certain sushi is all about reverence.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

The 5-6-7 bar bites menu scores big
Generally speaking, I try to spend as little time in franchise and chain restaurants as humanly possible. However, I do make an exception for Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

The Brass Tag

New Deer Valley eatery gives oven-inspired casual cuisine a gourmet touch
"OMG, Dad, you have to taste this!" That was how my son, Hank, expressed enthusiasm for his delicious 16-ounce Niman Ranch roasted beef rib-eye at The Brass Tag, the newest restaurant at Deer Valley Resort.

Curry Fried Chicken, Curry in a Hurry

The Nisar family creates curries all the cool cats love
My cat has good taste. Her introduction to curry was via a plate I'd brought home from Curry in a Hurry. If you've followed this column through the years, you probably know my lust for Indian/Pakistani curries—specifically the curries made at Curry in a Hurry.

Rye Diner & Drinks

New SLC restaurant has mind-blowing (but budget-friendly) eats
It's sweltering outside. But on a hot Monday evening, the coolest place to be is at The Urban Lounge, where The Hold Steady is belting out tunes like "Positive Jam" and "Sequestered in Memphis" to a frenzied throng of the New York-based band's devotees.

Valter’s Osteria

Valter Nassi is the hands-on ringmaster in his bustling namesake Italian restaurant
When I lived in New York City, one of my favorite restaurants—when I could afford it—was the original Le Cirque on East 65th Street. The name Le Cirque means “the circus” in French, and it’s an appropriate moniker for Sirio Maccioni’s flagship restaurant, with its bold and vibrant Fellini-esque décor featuring circus balls, tent shades, monkeys, balloons and such, along with what was often a circus-like atmosphere to match the surroundings.


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