Celebrate Easter in style this year with a full menu of all-you-can-eat tapas-style brunch favorites on Sunday April 9th from 11am to 2:30pm. Brunch is $95 for everyone 13 and up, and $65 for 12 and under.
It’s always fun to discover someone or something that does things a bit differently than the rest. Taking chances and experimentation creates excitement and vibrancy. And few SLC restaurants exhibit this better than SLC Eatery, located on 1017 South Main Street.
SLC Eatery remains one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake. I love the someone oddball location on Main Street around 10th South. The building is a former rock shop, sandwiched between a motel and a used car dealership. The interior decor remains current, with beautiful woodwork designed and built by Chad Parkinson at The Furniture Joint.
The wide-ranging menu is creative and daring, but keeping things within most peoples’ comfort zones. Expect to find everything from Utah scones to bulgogi to albacore tataki to swordfish.
My favorite feature of the restaurant is the dim sum cart, which is wheeled around to diners at least twice throughout the meal. The dim sum cart at State Bird in San Francisco inspired co-owner and chef Paul Chamberlain to incorporate a dim sum cart as part of SLC Eatery.
Pre-COVID, the cart was chock-full of various small plates filled with tasty bites. The plates are priced low enough to encourage diners to try a bunch of different plates and see what they like. Now, in a post-COVID world, and with food waste in mind, the cart no longer has ready-made plates ready to be picked off the cart. Rather, the cart has one prepared plate of each option, allowing diners to choose which they would like. The dishes are then prepared a la minute and brought out. I’ll admit some of the charm of the cart is gone with this change, but the idea is still fantastic and sets SLC Eatery apart from other restaurants. On a recent visit, we were able to try a bunch of different small plates, instead of committing to just one entree.
I love that the cart allows co-owners and chefs Logan Crew and Paul Chamberlain a creative outlet to experiment with different flavors and techniques. On the evening we stopped by, we were lucky that one of the dim sum items was an item that’s been with them from the start: the very lovely Tokyo Turnips, with a wonderfully sweet and bright caper date purée and a sesame garlic crunch. The Utah Scone with “everything” seasoning was wonderfully light and crunchy, and the clam dip with tobiko and house-made potato chips were a hit. My favorite small plate was the fried quail with pomegranate and an SLC Eatery take on barbecue sauce. The quail was shatteringly crisp and perfectly cooked.
A standout plate of the evening was the calamari “fried rice,” a gorgeous dish with crispy rice, a carrot ginger nage, jalapeños, olive, and cilantro. Logan and Paul really know how to balance flavors in a way that each dish is wonderfully tasty, but not overpowering.
For our main, we had the house-made orecchiette in a basque chorizo ragu and topped with buffalo mozzarella. It was outstanding.
At the end of the meal, the dim sum cart made another tempting round, this time with desserts. We chose the apple cheesecake with salted caramel and oat crumble. The crust was unique, and was more filo dough-like than a standard graham cracker crust, but it was delicious regardless.
I absolutely love and appreciate the niche that SLC Eatery has managed to carve out for itself in SLC. The food is elevated but approachable, and reasonably priced (expect to pay between $30 and $40 for most entrees). The chefs flirt with molecular gastronomy, but keep it on the conservative side of the spectrum in a way that doesn’t scare off their general audience and keeps prices reasonable.
One other side note: you know the old cliche that we eat with our eyes before we eat with our mouths? Paul and Logan get that. And it shows with their food photography, especially on their Instagram account, which routinely posts some incredibly beautiful photos of their food. They seem to be one of the few restaurants in SLC that understand that proper food photography sets restaurants apart from the rest.
Paul and Logan (and the rest of the SLC Eatery crew): keep doing your thing, man. I love the inventiveness, the willingness to stick your necks out to try a unique location and a unique service model.
The next course in Deer Valley Resort’s Taste of Luxury series features Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli, one of Italy’s most recognizable culinary icons, for a series of exclusive events including a VIP meet-and-greet reception, five-course Italian dinners with wine pairings, an intimate hands-on cooking class followed by a coursed lunch, and a farewell brunch with an Italian cooking demo. Events with Chef Morelli will take place from March 10, 11, and 12, 2023 in The Brass Tag restaurant located at The Lodges at Deer Valley.
“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Giancarlo Morelli to Deer Valley for the third installment of our Taste of Luxury Series this winter,” said Deer Valley Resort Vice President of Food and Beverage Jacob Musyt. “The entire resort team is looking forward to showcasing his renowned Italian Cuisine in our beautiful alpine setting.”
One of Italy’s most notable and respected culinary masters, Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli is well-known for his commitment to simplicity, balance, and respect for ingredients, even from a young age when he was often described as a “child prodigy.” Chef Morelli has celebrated restaurants in Sardinia and Milan, and the award-winning Pomiroeu restaurant in Seregno, Italy where he is deeply connected to the lands and local ingredients of age-old producers and purveyors.
In more recent years, Chef Morelli has partnered with other prominent Italian chefs such as Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana and Chef Aurora Mazzuchelli to promote and immortalize Italian cuisine around the world. Admirably, Chef Morelli has also worked with Norbert Niederkofler and Paolo Ferretti to develop the organization CARE’s – a project designed to broadly advocate for a more sustainable and ethical approach to food.
Chef Morelli has a penchant and deep reverence for rice, which is unusual for Italian chefs. Previously, Chef Morelli’s signature risotto has won the distinction of Italy’s “Riso Gallo Risotto dell’Anno.”
Deer Valley invites guests to a series of distinctive and intimate culinary experiences with Chef Morelli on March 10, 11, and 12, 2023.
VIP Meet and Greet Reception with Michelin Chef Morelli | Friday, March 10, 2023
Reception 6 p.m. | Dinner 7:30 p.m. at The Brass Tag in The Lodges at Deer Valley
$325 per guest (tax and gratuity not included)
Enjoy delectable canapes, hand-selected wine varietals, and live music from a lustrous jazz trio in an intimate welcome reception with Chef Giancarlo Morelli, Deer Valley’s Director of Beverage, and the Executive Chef of Deer Valley, followed by a five-course Michelin Star Italian dinner. With only 40 available tickets, this event is a rare opportunity to mingle and be up-close-and-personal with one of Italy’s finest chefs and the culinary and libation masterminds of Deer Valley.
Interactive Cooking Class with Chef Morelli | Saturday, March 11, 2023
Class 1 p.m. | Coursed lunch to follow at The Brass Tag in The Lodges at Deer Valley
$350 per guest and includes the gifts of a chef-selected pasta maker to take home, a custom apron, and additional special gifts to commemorate this one-of-a-kind experience (tax and gratuity not included)
Learn culinary secrets from Chef Morelli in this hands-on cooking class with signature Italian ingredients and techniques. How often do you get the chance to make pasta from scratch with a celebrity chef? Deer Valley’s own culinary team joins Chef Morelli in bringing a taste of Italy to the Wasatch Mountains in an unforgettable afternoon of cooking and a decadent lunch with a perfectly matched wine pairing. Available for only 24 guests.
Michelin Star Five-Course Gourmet Dinner | Saturday, March 11, 2023
VIP Reception 6 p.m. | Dinner 7:30 p.m. at The Brass Tag in The Lodges at Deer Valley
$385 per guest (tax and gratuity not included)
This gourmet dinner with Chef Morelli highlights his career famous dishes including his award-winning risotto. Guests will enjoy a five-course Michelin Star Italian dinner featuring carefully curated wine pairings by Deer Valley’s Director of Beverage Josh Hockman. Each guest in attendance will receive very special gifts from Deer Valley’s Taste of Luxury sponsors. Only 100 tickets available.
Finale Brunch and Culinary Demo with Michelin Star Chef Morelli | Sunday, March 12, 2023
Brunch 11 a.m. | Cooking demo to follow at The Brass Tag in The Lodges at Deer Valley
$280 per guest (tax and gratuity not included)
To cap off this momentous weekend, 50 special guests can join Chef Morelli, Neb from DAOU Family Estates and Deer Valley’s culinary team for an indulgent brunch experience for the books. Chef Morelli is known for adding extra truffles with a wink on his breakfast creations. Brunch guests will depart with a farewell gift from our sponsors.
If you didn’t get a chance to check out Seattle’s famous Piroshky Piroshky pop-up the last time they were in town, you get a chance at redemption. PP just announced they are returning to Salt Lake on March 3rd, and they are accepting pre-orders right now. More info from their press release below.
Piroshky Piroshky is heading back to Utah by popular demand. This time around, we’re visiting Provo and Salt Lake City.
Starting today, you can order a taste of Seattle’s internationally renowned bakery Piroshky Piroshky for Pre-Order Pickup on the selected date.
Founded in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, Piroshky Piroshky has offered hand-crafted Eastern European pastries to loyal fans since 1992.
Famous for its long lines out the door, Piroshky Piroshky Bakery has received widespread acclaim over the years, including a feature on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and voted one of “The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America” by the Smithsonian.
With free delivery from Seattle’s favorite bakery to your city, our hand-held pies are not to be missed!
If it’s your first time, we invite you to visit our website to check out our unique and delicious options, including seasonal items available for a limited time.
How it works: 1. Select our best-selling pies online at piroshkybakery.com ahead of our visit. 2. Relax, knowing your piroshky is hand-made and made to order. (Items are flash frozen delivery.) 3. Pick up your piroshky on the event day, and say “Hi”; we love making new friends! 🙂
It’s that simple, delicious & fun. Thank you for your continued support!
Salt Lake City, UT – SaltFire Brewing Company Event Date: 03/03/23 Pick Up Time: 04:00 PM – 06:00 PM Location: 2199 S W Temple St, South Salt Lake, UT, 84115 Order Deadline: 03/01/23 – 2:00 PM Minimum Order: $50.00
Great news on the heels of Forty-Three Bakery’s recent announcement that they are moving from their current shared commissary location on 1700 South to new digs on Genesee Ave, Salt Lake City recently announced that the loan fund approved a $100,000 Economic Development Loan for Forty-Three, which will enable them to make the move a reality.
As an added bonus, the move will further promote the redevelopment of the The West End project, which is an RDA-driven initiative designed to bring more businesses to the west side and to the Nine Line area in particular.
The move to the bigger space will allow owner Andrew Corrao to not only continue offering his wonderful pastries, but to also expand his product offerings to include coffee, cakes, and made-to-order sandwiches. According to Andrew, he expects that construction will take around 3 months, and is hoping for a spring opening.
In the meantime, you can continue buying his treats at his current location at 67 W 1700 S.
Even after an eventful Sundance Film Festival, there is a ton of stuff going on in Historic Park City in February. I’d especially recommend you consider experiencing the prix-fixe menu at The Nelson Cottage by High West, held every Wednesday nights at 5:30 and 8:30. It’s a really fun location with excellent food and drinks. Press release below.
The Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA) invites guests to Main Street to join Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day celebrations, intimate dining experiences, laid-back bar trivia, and world-class concerts this February.
“Local businesses in historic Park City are providing plenty of reasons to celebrate,” explains Ginger Wicks, Executive Director of the Historic Park City Alliance. “With a collection of special events, dinner specials, and weekend shows, locals and visitors can fill the calendar with no shortage of things to do.”
February festivities scheduled on Park City’s Historic Main Street include:
Experience unique prix-fixe menus created every Wednesday, featuring the best of Utah’s local harvest. Dinner is served with optional whiskey pairings to complement each course, along with an ever-changing wine list and a small selection of beers. Seatings at 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. $95 with optional whiskey pairings starting at $50.
With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, Sarah Jarosz has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. A 4-time Grammy Award-winner at the age of 30. Shows nightly at 8 p.m.
Treat your sweetheart to an exclusive 4-course Valentine’s Day dinner from 5 – 9 p.m. Each course will have gluten free and vegetarian options and will be the exclusive menu for the evening. $120 per person. Alcohol billed upon consumption. Joyeuse Saint Valentin!
Best Chef Mountain Region: Paul Chamberlain and Logan Crew, SLC Eatery; Andrew Fuller, Oquirrh; Briar Handly, Handle Park City, Ali Sabbah, Mazza.
Sometimes restaurant awards miss the mark, but in this case, each one of these nominations is so very well deserved. Each of these restaurants has had an outsized influence on the Salt Lake dining scene in their own unique ways.
Congratulations to each of the nominees! The full list of nominees can be found here.
I’m way late on getting this one out, but felt it was important to share due to the sheer size of the commitment and the impact to our community. See below.
High West, the Park City-based distillery known for its meticulously sourced and innovatively blended whiskeys, announces today its Protect the West initiative, a $1 million commitment over the next three years to protect the land and its inhabitants. The announcement coincides with the national release of High West’s seasonal bottle Campfire, one of the brand’s most unique and iconic expressions. In honor of Campfire, the first donation will benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the brave few who run towards the fire, including the wildfires increasingly plaguing the West.
Since opening its doors in 2007, High West has witnessed firsthand how the West has been impacted by a rapidly changing climate, resulting in higher temperatures, severe droughts, drier forests and reduced snowpack. Immediately taking note, the brand has donated more than $1M to nonprofits to date, with the majority of those funds going toward organizations protecting the West and its inhabitants. Now, High West is reaffirming and strengthening this commitment to its own backyard. As part of the Protect the West initiative, High West will partner with organizations that share High West’s passion for the West and whose conservation efforts fall into three focus areas: the fight against wildfires, protecting winters and wildland preservation.
“Now is not the time for us to sit on the sidelines. Our home in the West and everything we love about it is in more and more danger every year,” said Daniel Schear, General Manager of High West. “We’re building on our past work with this $1 million commitment to protect the West, and we are excited to work with those who are also passionate about saving this beautiful part of the world we call home.”
The $150,000 inaugural donation will be split between three organizations to support them in their crucial missions. Future donations will be announced over the course of the next three years as High West continues to identify and support organizations striving to Protect the West.
● Wildland Firefighter Foundation, dedicated to helping the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assisting injured firefighters and their families.
● Protect Our Winters, a community of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies to protect our outdoor playgrounds from climate change.
● American Prairie, creating the largest nature reserve in the contiguous United States by purchasing critical habitat that connects a vast network of existing public lands for wildlife conservation and public access.
In recognition of the Campfire release and to continue supporting the brave protectors who defend us from fires each and every day, High West is donating $50,000 to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and matching consumer donations up to an additional $50,000. The American West is burning more quickly than it has in a decade, and over three million acres of U.S. land – almost the size of Connecticut – have burned so far this year. The donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation will directly benefit the families of fallen and injured firefighters, honoring those who tirelessly work to protect our lands.
Pizza Volta, created by Martin Brass and Paul Cucchiarelli of Hand Fire Pizza in Jackson, recently opened on McClelland Street. The restaurant is making community involvement a pillar of their operations, by offering non-profits one night per week to fundraise based on a portion of that night’s sales. More info on the “Pizza With A Purpose” nights can be found here.
The menu appears to have some interesting options. I’m particularly intrigued by their take on a “funeral potatoes” pizza, which features cheddar cream sauce, mozzarella, roasted potato, prosciutto, red onion, and yes, corn flakes. I’m not sure how any true Utahn could resist that!
Full press release below
Pizza Volta announced today the opening of their newest location in Sugar House with a menu featuring a variety of artisan pizzas made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From classic cheese to more creative options like beet, goat cheese and dill or the bacon and caramelized onion combo, there’s something for every pizza lover at Pizza Volta.
Pizza Volta offers an extensive beer selection and specialty cocktail menu to compliment every aroma and flavor. For kombucha lovers, try the Bad and Boochie or celebrate a special occasion with a glittery swig of Strawberry Fields. The current cocktail menu features local favorites Jack Rabbit Gin and Five Wives Vodka arranged with convivial mixers of mint, lavender and more.
Pizza Volta’s Paul Cucchiarelli and Martin Brass said, “We are thrilled to open the doors in Salt Lake City and look forward to sharing their passion for great pizza with the community. We are also excited to give back to the community through our weekly fundraisers with local nonprofits. It’s important for us to be able to make a positive and lasting impact in our new neighborhood. Supporting the community that supports us has always been one of our fundamental principles.” Pizza Volta believes in serving more than just delicious pizza to the Salt Lake City community. On Tuesday nights proceeds from local nonprofits are given a platform at Pizza Volta to promote their cause. Portions of every pizza sold in-house or for take out go directly to that participating organization. Nonprofit organizers interested in being featured can check out the Pizza Volta ‘Pizza With a Purpose’ page for application information.
Cucchiarelli and Brass are no strangers to creating successful pizza restaurants in beautiful locales. They launched Hand Fire Pizza in Jackson, Wyoming in 2017 in a landmark, historical theater building. Pizza Volta is now open 11:30 am – 10 pm and offers dine-in and takeout options. Parking is available along McClelland Street, in addition to street parking all around Sugar House and in the parking garage below the Pizza Volta building. For promotions, menu changes and other delectable news, follow the Pizza Volta blog or follow Pizza Volta on Instagram and Facebook.