New & Noteworthy in Restaurants

by Stuart Melling

Salt Lake City is never one to rest on its laurels when it comes to food and drink, and the last three months have been no exception.  If it’s been a while since you’ve checked out the latest and greatest changes to our foodie scene, we’ve got just what you need—a recap of some of the very best new openings in town. 

Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club

The opening of this massive new facility at The Gateway (located on the west side of downtown) is something of a coup for our fair city. Flanker is a new concept from Vegas-based Carver Road Hospitality, and the first location for a grander roll out across the country. Flanker offers a mix of dining, drinks, and hands-on entertainment all under one roof—covering some 17,500 square feet in total.

On the food side of things, Flanker’s menu offers a playful take on traditional bar food, with several surprises up its sleeves; signature lobster fritters are finished tableside with a flurry of powdered sugar, while classic chicken wings are provided with your very own sterno heater for extra crisping. As you explore the space you’ll find karaoke booths, sports simulators, shuffleboard, a private nightclub area, and even a contemporary cocktail bar, known as The Parlor. Overseen by world-renowned mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, the fun-flair from the kitchen spills over to the bar menu as well—ever witnessed a smoke gun finished cocktail?

6 North Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

(801) 683-7070

Further Readiing

Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s something new and interesting happening every week on our food scene. For more up to the minute news, check out the following local publications:

See what people are eating in Salt Lake.