Friday, June 10

Cafe Trio: Contemporary Italian Eats & Half-y Hour

House made Ricotta Gnocchi ($18)
With the influx of new restaurants in Salt Lake, it's easy to forget old standbys.  CafĂ© Trio, a casual Italian eatery, has always been a reliable restaurant - the kind of place you go to celebrate a family birthday or to meet friends for brunch.

Tuesday, June 7

Negroni Week 2016: Drink for the animals!

Want to drink Negronis and help animals? Of course you do! Here are the bars and restaurants donating to animal charities during Negroni Week, June 6 - 12.

Saturday, June 4

Negroni Week, June 6 - 12

Welcome to Negroni Week! Bars and restaurants throughout the country will be donating at least $1 from each Negroni sold to their favorite charity. Restaurants under Main Course Management will be donating a portion of the proceeds of Negroni sales to the Utah Rivers Council, a grassroots organization dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of Utah’s rivers and sustainable clean water sources for Utah’s people and wildlife.

A Niche for Vegetarian Fare at Caffe Niche

Organic Mushroom Risotto ($18)
Caffé Niche is a cozy and quaint neighborhood restaurant located at the corner of 300 S and 800 E in the old Grunts & Postures building. Their food is just as lively as the funky vintage clothing store - plus they serve booze, so it's a good trade off.

Wednesday, June 1

Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar: Plenty of Vegetarian Options!

House made pasta <3 Cresto de Gallo with Roasted Mushrooms ($19) 
Stanza Italian Bistro & Wine Bar opened in late April in the building that was Faustina on 454 E 300 S in Salt Lake City. I was excited because 1. Italian Food and 2. any restaurant by LaSalle and Trio Restaurant Groups is awesome. When I saw the menu, I was super excited - finally, a fancy restaurant with PLENTY of vegetarian options!

Monday, May 30

California Pizza Kitchen: Fresh Vegetarian Fare

Bianco Flatbread & White Corn Guacamole and Chips. And a very good Moscow Mule!
California Pizza Kitchen prides themselves on fresh food. In fact, 90% of their food is made from scratch and they use local produce when they can.  I was invited to sample the revamped menu and I'm happy to report there are ample vegetarian options.

Thursday, February 4

Sugared Caramel Candy

Photo: Sugared Caramel Candy

Oh they're lovely. And local. Using a family recipe, Sugared Caramel Candy produces small batch, hand wrapped caramels that are simply out of this world.

Monday, May 25

Finca welcomes Spring with more vegetarian options!

The menu at Finca has recently gone under a huge renovation in time for spring. Chef de Cuisine Dallas Olson and Sous Chef’s Carter Light and Jaime Muniz (under the guidance of Executive Chef Phelix Gardner) spent the past few months developing the menu for spring.  It’s bigger and bolder than the previous menus with approximately 40 items – almost double the size. New Spanish flavors and combinations to the menu are available, making use of great spring produce like asparagus, carrots, peas, spring greens and more. The better news is that Finca has expanded their vegetarian options (several which can be made vegan). 

Saturday, April 4

All Chay: All Good

Pho at my desk! 

Rose Park welcomed its first vegan restaurant last month. All Chay is a wonderful surprise, serving vegan Vietnamese fare. Since I work close by, I've eaten there about five or six times. Each time the food was perfect - flavorful, super fresh and OMG delicious.