Meditrina

Meditrina
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To Jennifer Gilroy and Amy Britt, the couple responsible for the award-winning wine and small plate restaurant, Meditrina, it’s the personal touches that matter. After coming from backgrounds in nightclub management and the corporate sector, they started the foodie heaven in 2008 without investors, so little things are constantly improving.  Having followed their own passions for food and excellent wine, they say it’s the energy of the place that makes it unique. … read more

Food Review: Vertical Diner – January 2011

Food Review: Vertical Diner – January 2011
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Set in the Meat Packing District a mile or so south of downtown, the Vertical Diner is a recycled space with a  comfortable retro-post-punk vibe and uncompromising vegan diner-style food. A large part of the success of this place, for me, is that it doesn’t feel preachy about its do-gooder agenda. Being vegan requires a  strict set of principles, but Vertical Diner doesn’t radiate any angry or groovy moral attitude. It’s like an artsy diner from the ‘80s in a big city like Kansas City or San Francisco. … read more

Grove Market & Deli: Tasty Two Pound Sandwich

Grove Market & Deli: Tasty Two Pound Sandwich
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Given the glut of superstores and convenience markets that litter the landscape these days, it is easy to forget that American towns were once built on the backs of family-run food markets. As family businesses have focused on adapting their enterprises to the needs of their clientele, some have managed to stay relevant and keep a solid customer base.  One of these success stories is Grove Market & Deli. … read more

No, honey, it’s good for you. City Dogs

No, honey, it’s good for you. City Dogs
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City Dogs is Salt Lake’s premier vegetarian/vegan hot dog cart. Could there be anything niftier than a bike ride downtown on a sunny afternoon made complete with some delicious and healthy lunch eaten while sitting on some grass? Why eat a veggie dog or vegan taco? Well, as my veggie girlfriend says, “We already have the bun, we might as well use it.” … read more

Saigon Subs Invade Redwood Road

Saigon Subs Invade Redwood Road
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Bánh mí  (or Saigon subs as they are called in America) are a kind of submarine sandwich, that might also be a rite of passage for a secret society. If you haven’t had one, you don’t know what I’m talking about, and if you have, you probably have buddies with whom you share your passion for this amazing dinner-sized, snack-priced foodie favorite. They are cheap, delicious and like no other sandwich. … read more

City Weekly Utah Beer Festival 2010

City Weekly Utah Beer Festival 2010
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With as fast as the Utah brewing scene has been growing it was only a matter of time before that the zion curtain would see a full, free-pouring beer fest .
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Food Review: Bruges

Food Review: Bruges
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Over a year ago, Belgian restaurateur Pierre Vandamme took the success of his Downtown Farmer’s Market waffle cart and parlayed it into a permanent brick-and-mortar food destination just south of the Gateway Mall. The shop’s attention to detail, use of quality ingredients and kitschy Bruggelingen décor coalesce into a uniquely Belgian eating experience. … read more

Food Review: Meditrina

Food Review: Meditrina
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Meditrina is the ambitious love child of local foodie entrepreneurs and married couple Jennifer Gilroy and Amy Britt. Britt and Gilroy opened the “small plates and wine bar” in November 2008 in the same space where Southern Plantation fried up catfish in the ‘90s. The menu at Meditrina is tapas (small plates) with a thoughtful wine selection and a beer menu that includes some of the new Uinta beers. … read more

10 Years of Stoneground

10 Years of Stoneground
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At this point, the location of Stoneground really shouldn’t be a secret.  But since it’s tucked away downtown on the second floor of an older building, one that overlooks the Salt Lake Library and a Trax station, it is easy to drive straight by without ever seeing the large rust-colored sign.  In June, Stoneground celebrated its tenth anniversary.  And while this is an incredible feat for any restaurant, it is even more impressive when you consider the eatery’s humble beginnings and the adversity it has faced over the past decade. … read more

Bohemian Brewery: The Road Less Traveled

Bohemian Brewery: The Road Less Traveled
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Bohemian Brewery is a homegrown business reimagined from Czechoslovakia to Utah. An alpine feeling brewpub making traditional Czech beers and homey food, Bohemian Brewery makes some of my favorite comfort meals. I go there when I need fried fish or a killer bratwurst.  My friends from Vienna and from Romania heartily approve of the food as authentic central European fare.  All the food is made fresh on the premises every day, as is the beer. … read more