Salt Lake City (July 2, 2014) – The world is quickly discovering what Salt Lake locals have known for the past few years: Salt Lake’s urban scene is on the rise, fast-becoming a foodie favorite and a great place to live (and visit). Recent articles in nationally acclaimed publications offer a glimpse of the revolution happening in restaurants, nightspots and neighborhoods throughout Utah’s capital city.

Wine Enthusiast’s article on “America’s 5 New Foodie Cities,” simply states that “Salt Lake City’s under-the-radar restaurants won’t stay there for long.” Read the full story here.
Fodor’s Travel, one of the nation’s most respected travel sites, says Salt Lake City “is blossoming with new bars and edgy eateries that are pushing the envelope. From a celebrity-owned beer-and-brat bar to an urban wine-tasting room, SLC is becoming an unlikely destination for food and drinks lovers.” Read about it here.

The Wire, on the other hand, rhetorically asks, “This Is the Chillest City in America?” ranking Salt Lake the least stressed city in which to live. See the full list here.

And then, of course, there’s Ty Burrell’s “A Love Letter To Salt Lake City,” on, where he confesses to have fallen head over heels for the city over the past 10 years, finally moving here part time and, with some partners, opened a couple of the city’s more popular bars, Bar X and Beer Bar. Read Ty's letter here.

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