The Salt Lake Scene

Category - Restaurants & Bars

  • Salt Lake Lights and Sights – Experience Temple Square

    Without question, the most oooh and ahhh-worthy Christmas lights in Salt Lake are those at Temple Square, the city’s most visited attraction. The first lighting ceremony was held in 1965, and it’s been an annual tradition ever since, with approximately one million LED lights now twinkling to life

  • Salt Lake’s LGBTQ Bars

    Salt Lake serves as a bastion of progressiveness, playfulness, and pride. In fact, the city's been listed by Advocate magazine as one of the Ten Queerest Cities in America (gayer than L.A.—take that, Southern Cali!) … The city holds one of the biggest and best-attended Pride parades and festivals

  • Utah's Rum Underdogs

    "At the age of thirty-seven, I did one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do," says Distillery 36 co-owner Jon Gregersen. "I came out of the closet as a distiller." This came as a complete surprise to his large religious family, who he says have maintained a "let's just not bring it up

  • Digging Salt Lake City for 48 Hours

    Like the western rattlers that stow beneath erratic boulders in the surrounding foothills, Salt Lake has shed its skin several times in the past two decades. Salt Lake's glistening new look reveals a town teeming with arts, nightlife and attitude that left me hissing for just one extra play day—if

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    Experience the Copper Canyon Grill House and Tavern

    Hallå! For the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, the word “Scandinavian” describes more than the sleek-and-simple interior design trend that’s transforming the nation’s cities into chic chill zones—it refers to a lifestyle based on wellness and purpose. Scandinavian hospitality is central

  • Utah Food Services Tenderloin

    Carving Powder to Tenderloin

    By happenstance Dave Jensen, Chief Operating Officer at Utah Food Services (UFS), met Robert “Sully” Sullivan, the whimsical owner of UFS, at a KOA campground on North Temple, 37 years ago on their quest to find the best powder on earth. The two ski bums quickly assimilated to life as Utahans and

  • SoHo Food Park

    Holladay Boulevard and its surrounding neighborhood grow more interesting (and more entertaining) every year. New businesses and developments pop up left and right, from the charming Harmon’s Grocery Store to the always-hoppin’ Taqueria 27 to the bougie-in-the-best-way 3 Cups coffee shop. Bike

  • Fuel Yourself: Salt Lake's Best Food Trucks

    Though Utah wasn’t always recognized as an innovative hub for foodies, we’ve taken long strides since the days when the state’s cuisine was defined by fry sauce, jell-O, and funeral potato casseroles. The dining scene in Utah has finally come of age and the same can be said for the explosion of food

  • Yelp's Best-Reviewed Dining in Salt Lake

    We can ramble on and on about Salt Lake’s diverse and delicious dining options, but sometimes you want to hear the crowd’s opinion. So we went to Yelp’s best-reviewed Salt Lake restaurants and found a thoughtful, detailed review for each place. We’ll offer our quick take, and then deliver you into

  • Salt Lake's Nightlife is Buzzing

    While you probably didn’t think Salt Lake has a pretty good nightlife scene, it does. In fact, bar hopping and dancing are some of the most popular things to do here. As the city lights up each night, Salt Lake’s many clubs and nightspots keep things interesting. Choose from intimate piano clubs,

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    Dining Paired with Fresh Mountain Air

    After a day on the trails or the slopes, revel over the day’s adventures with a cocktail or glass of wine, and a delicious meal to create the perfect pairing. Park City, Utah has deservedly earned its spot among the world’s favorite year-round travel destinations and has garnered international

  • Best Places to Get Coffee in Salt Lake

    There’s a hot coffee culture going on in Salt Lake. This high desert city has grown into the kind of town where locally grown beans are sold and baristas teach customers how to drink a cup of joe properly (without loads of cream and sugar). Current coffee pioneers seem to prefer small batch direct

  • Prost! A Long Tradition of Oktoberfest at Snowbird

    It all began with a royal wedding on a sunny October day in 1810. Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig welcomed the denizens of Munich to a festival commemorating his marriage to Princess Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen. For five days, folks celebrated on the fields adjacent to the city

  • Make It, Bake It, Grow It: A Guide to the Downtown Farmers Market

    It's that time of year again: when Saturday mornings in downtown Salt Lake start with a cup of coffee and a freshly baked croissant and end with a bag (or a Radio Flyer) full of heirloom tomatoes, grass-fed beef, Asian herbs, fresh burrata, bean-to-bar chocolate… and maybe some citrus-scented

  • Red Iguana

    Ask anyone where you definitely need to eat in Salt Lake, and you'll get one response-Red Iguana. Red Iguana has been a Salt Lake institution, serving up traditional Oaxacan dishes and generations-old recipes to generations of Utahn's. Known best for their moles (a slow-cooked sauce with up to 23

  • Salt Lake's Finest Patio Dining & Drinking

    It's true: Salt Lake's spring, summer, and fall nights are tough to top. And there's nothing like a delicious meal or cool beer enjoyed out in the fresh air. Fortunately, there are plenty of excellent bars and restaurants around to accommodate. Some are in the heart of the city, some are tucked away

  • Lake Effect

    Lake Effect is Not Your Average Bar

    Nick Chachas and Jeff Burbach founded Lake Effect in March 2017. The duo met while Nick was tending bar at a local watering hole and struck up a fast friendship. Bonding over many, many Old Fashioneds, they decided to partner up and build a bar that is unlike any other. A place where people can meet

  • The 4th Annual Eat, Drink SLC

    Nibble, nosh, sip and swirl the evening away while listening to live music on Tracy Aviary's cool, green grounds at Eat Drink SLC 2018 on July 12, from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Festival-goers, aged 21 and over, sample seasonal fare from many of Salt Lake's leading restaurants and purveyors; sip from a

  • Salt Lake's Cocktail Scene

    It wasn’t long ago that Salt Lake’s cocktail scene amounted to little more than cheap gin and tonics or quick rum and Cokes. (A couple of upscale cocktail spots were ahead of their time—see The Vault at Bambara and The Red Door.) Luckily for us, things have changed. Craft cocktail bars abound, from