Exploring delicious Middle Eastern flavors at Layla Mediterranean Grill & Mezze
Digging into the complex flavors of Chabaar Beyond Thai and Thai Curry Kitchen
Of all the world cuisines I've had the pleasure of exploring, the food of Thailand may be the most complex. That's not too surprising, given the multitude of nations that surround Thailand and the vast array of Asian flavors that influence Thai cooking.
Park City's Riverhorse on Main gets a long-awaited overhaul
Writers often use the word “venerable” to hedge their bets. Most often, when I see the phrase “venerable institution,” I think of a place that’s dated and irrelevant, but still standing—like most of Congress.
Budget-friendly Mexican sabor at Taco Taco and Tamales Tita
During my undergrad and graduate college days, I got to spend a fair amount of time traveling in Mexico, including spending a summer in Oaxaca.
Ryan Lowder paints the town Copper
When Ryan and Colleen Lowder moved back to Utah after a lengthy stint in New York City, they couldn't have possibly imagined what their lives would look like a half-decade down the road. In a word: busy.
Turning 21 at Avenues Proper
When my stepson, C.J., turned 21 last month, he understandably wanted to celebrate this milestone birthday in a place where he could order his first legit and legal beer.
American barbecue comes to Cottonwood Heights
It doesn't seem like long ago that in the Cottonwood Heights area around the Old Mill (aka the Cottonwood Paper Mill), the only game in town was D.J.'s Beer Garden (now Hog Wallow Pub) and The Cotton Bottom Inn.
Edgy comfort food meets bold décor at Provisions
Given that I've been writing restaurant reviews for more than 20 years now, I guess by default I'm a restaurant critic. However, that's not a job description I've ever found particularly endearing.
Find great Indian food in Sandy and Park City
With a few notable exceptions, Indian/Pakistani eateries in Utah tend to look pretty similar, like they were shaped from the same business plan.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 ...
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.