Salt Lake’s booming dining and nightlife scene continues to wow après skiers and general visitors to Utah’s capital city.
A FLOCK of new restaurants, bars and cafes have just opened in one of the Top 10 “Foodie Cities” in the US, according to Wallethub. With more than a dozen artisanal coffee roasters, close to 20 brew pubs and a restaurant scene that embraces experimentation and clever reuse of the city’s existing architecture, Salt Lake has secured its place as one of the gastronomic stars of the West. It’s a metropolis that cleverly balances the performing arts and the great outdoors and serves up a vibrant urban lifestyle.
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Generating buzz since it opened in 2015, the seafood emporium just made OpenTable’s list for 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2016. This cool industrial chic space under Executive Chef Phelix Gardner is located in what was Salt Lake’s original Ford auto dealership.
Food & Beverage Magazine |January 2017
Newly open by three chefs – Mike Blocher, Nick Fahs and David Barboza – in the Zions Park neighborhood, the minimalist design of TableX is the backdrop to dishes featuring Morgan Valley steak tartare, Christiansen Farm Berkshire pork and Idaho rainbow trout. HSL Executive Chef Briar Handly serves seasonally and locally driven food ranging from beef cheek burgers to coddled duck eggs at the Salt Lake branch of Handle, a favorite in nearby Park City. HSL was named The Best New Fine Dining by The Salt Lake Tribune.