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Harvest Huddle

Deer Valley chefs create memories at Montage.

Turkey Tricks & Tips

Try this critic's favorite roast turkey recipe.

Come on, Get Slappy

Find fresh, fast and sustainable seafood at Slapfish.

Celebrating Celeste

A beloved Italian chef returns to Utah.
When I learned of a new Italian restaurant in Murray called Celeste Ristorante—opened about two months ago—I wondered: Could it be?

Atypical Indian

Inside Saffron Valley's new Sugar House location.
Although we must find some language for talking about the foods we eat, I'm always a little hesitant to use such expansive labels like Chinese cuisine, Mexican food, Middle Eastern cooking and the like.

Come All Ye Sinners

A trip to Purgatory is devilishly delicious.
In a conservative, largely religious state like ours, it takes balls to open a business called Purgatory.

The Joy of Soy

We lost Rice Basil, but gained another great sushi restaurant.
One of my favorite local restaurants to emerge during the past few years was Rice Basil in Holladay.

Cantina Cuisine

Alamexo 2.0 dishes up quality flavors in a fun, casual setting.
Since its opening in 2014, Matthew Lake's Alamexo Mexican Kitchen has been a standout Salt Lake City restaurant serving authentic, refined regional Mexican fare.

Provo Persian

Find killer kebabs in Utah County at Café on Fire.
Somewhat indicative of its demographics, Utah County; Provo and Orem in particular; doesn't offer the most diverse array of dining options.

Order in the Court

Find dining diversity at City Creek Center.
Chock full of posh shops, City Creek Center isn't a place I tend to associate with diversity.

Culinary Karma

To Hell's Backbone Grill and back.
"Dining in restaurants, like literature, is a crapshoot."

Molcajete Magic

Authentic Mexican fare at Nuestra Cocina.
During my undergraduate college days in Colorado, a buddy Jamie introduced me to Mexican food.

One in the Hand

Celebrating the joys of utensil-free dining.
There is a fair amount I don't know about dining etiquette.

The Power of We

We Olive & Wine Bar opens in Trolley Square.
Salt Lake City's iconic Trolley Square has had its ups and downs.

Eklektik Avenue

Pull up a chair (and buy it!) at funky new eatery.
The Eklektik, that's just a few months old, might be the most appropriately named business in town.

Brewpub Grub

Highlighting some of my favorite local food-and-beer pairings.
In ever-increasing numbers, craft beer aficionados are following a trail initially broken by their wine-loving brethren.

Échate un Taco

Munching on tacos and more at Taquería Mi Caramelo.
I remember my first taco.

Midday Munchies

HSL opens for lunch and brunch.
Considering the fact that I make a living dining and writing about food and restaurants, eating out for lunch (fast food doesn't count) is, for me, a surprisingly rare treat.



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