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The Copper Onion: for people who really love foodNick Johnson - May 7, 2010 at 7:53AM
Small plates, regional American, or fine dining? Putting a category on a restaurant like The Copper Onion is difficult, but one thing is for sure, it is delicious. Located next to Broadway Centre Cinemas in downtown Salt Lake, providing a dinner and movie experience unlike anywhere else in the valley.The Copper Onion is named after two very prevalent resources of Utah, and owner/chef Ryan Lowder utilizes many local farmed ingredients throughout the menu, showcasing the best that Utah has to offer. The menu highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients of the highest quality to provide diners an incredible meal at affordable prices. What is most important is that your mouth will be delighted by the rich flavors and fresh ingredients in every dish. The menu consists of "small" plates which are anything but small, plentiful main dishes, and sides that will make you think twice of what a side-dish can be. Everything I have tried has exceeded expectations. Something as simple as a dish of brussel sprouts or broccolini becomes a taste sensation when prepared in The Copper Onion's kitchen. I highly recommend the braised lamb riblets and the pasta e verdura, two incredible dishes, and an incredible value for the size of the portion and quality of the meal.The Copper Onion111 East Broadway (300 s)Salt Lake CityRead more from Nick Johnson at Salt Lake City's examiner.com.