Chile Tepin

Chile Tepin

Jan 8, 2017

I was excited to see a new Mexican restaurant open on the corner of 200 South and 30o West.  SLC has a few “great” Mexican restaurants in places like Red Iguana, Alamexo, and Frida Bistro, but what seems like hundreds of pretty average ones.  We can add Chile Tepin to the list of great ones.  The location is fantastic, just a block a way from the...

Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade

Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade

Sep 28, 2016

Sweet Lake Biscuits and Gravy.  With a name like that you can’t help but try them out.  Biscuits and Gravy are the ultimate breakfast comfort food and who doesn’t like a good artisan limeade with unique and fun flavor combinations?  I first heard SLB&G by some pictures that were floating around the interwebs.  I’m easily enticed by...

Manolis

Manolis

Aug 14, 2016

Manoli’s Greek is somewhat new to the Liberty Park area of downtown.  It is located across the street from the legendary Forage restaurant as well as Pig and Jelly Jar restaurant.  Its a beautiful building with open windows and vaulted ceilings and open kitchen on the interior.  It looks great from the street at night.  It also as it turns out has been a...

Costa Vida National Tortilla Day Giveaway

Costa Vida National Tortilla Day Giveaway

May 28, 2016

Costa Vida, Fresh Mexican Grill is celebrating National Tortilla Day all day on June 4th with a special of smothered sweet pork burritos for only $5.  Costa Vida, a Mexican chain which started here in Utah has now over 70 different restaurants nationwide, but mostly in the Mountain West of the United States, has started to updated some of their stores with new...

Blue Poblano Taqueria

Blue Poblano Taqueria

Apr 10, 2016

  Some times fate leads you to places you may never have discovered otherwise.  Fate was definitely smiling on me this past Saturday.  It was my son’s 4th birthday party which started off with a birthday lunch at Chuck E. Cheese.  Definitely not the culinary experience I was expecting, but what more can you ask for with a 4-year-old?  After a...

Sapa

Sapa

Jan 6, 2016

I’m not late to the party often when it comes to good food in SLC, but I will readily admit when I am.  This is one of those times.  Ever since really getting into the sushi scene in Utah after my visit to Takashi, everyone and their dog has recommended Sapa as being right there neck and neck in terms of sushi quality.  My son loves sushi almost as much...

Valter’s Osteria

Valter’s Osteria

Nov 27, 2015

  Valter’s Osteria – Easily one of the nicest eating atmospheres you will find in Salt Lake City.  Wooden floors, finely decorated tables, lots of staff busy polishing silverware, nice artwork on the walls, and an owner that greets guests with kisses on the hand and hugs.  Eating here for the first time roughly a month ago, I was certainly very...

The Garden Restaurant

The Garden Restaurant

Oct 15, 2015

SLC Food Radar has always focused on local restaurants, especially those that are uniquely Utah in ambiance and flavor.  The Garden Restaurant on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building fits both of those requirements. Doesn’t matter if you are LDS or not, or from Utah or just visiting, the views from The Garden restaurant are awesome.  I...

Passion Flour

Passion Flour

Sep 19, 2015

Recently opened in Salt Lake City a few blocks West of Liberty Park is Passion Flour, a vegan inspired French Pastry  bistro.  They offer a little of everything from macarons to pain au chocolate to tarts.  They focus on purely vegan ingredients, and 100% non-gmo and 98% certified organic ingredients. I’m a big fan of French pastries like most people, and...

Gracie’s

Gracie’s

Aug 18, 2015

Gracie’s Gastropub in downtown Salt Lake City.  Probably a bit more on the “pub” side than the “gastro” side.  Gracie’s has plenty of parking, and nice outdoor seating options as well as indoor.  This is a 21 and older only gastropub, so leave your kiddies at home.  There were a few pluses and minuses to go over, so here are...