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Best of Salt Lake dining in 2012

Tuesday January 29, 2013


Kathmandu Samosa


It’s that time of year folks, love it or loathe it – awards time is upon us again. Not just in Hollywood either. Closer to home, both the City Weekly and Salt Lake Magazine celebrate the great and good of the SLC dining world at this time of year.

I thought I’d also join in on the act, albeit in a less than scientific manner. Through 2012 I’ve had the good fortune to sample a bewildering array of dishes across the length and breadth of the Salt Lake valley. New restaurants continue to open and our dining scene grows more diverse, bold and exciting.

Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are those restaurants, dishes and people that stuck most in my consciousness this past year:

Avenues Bistro on Third (my review)
Every neighborhood needs an Avenues Bistro. I’m more than a little sad that my own ‘hood doesn’t have one, if it did, I’d be there every week. Avenues Bistro has bags of flavor, verve and creativity all wrapped up with enough charm to shake a stick at.

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