Dining Out - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/DiningOut Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Restaurant review: Utah duo takes chance on Korean standbys with contemporary spin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469183-223/korean-fried-menu-burger.html.csp It’s not often that Utah is on the cutting edge of any particular trend or movement. This is especially true in the culinary world. No sooner than gourmet food trucks started to roll out across the Wasatch Front, their trendy progenitors on the streets of LA were contemplating the transition back to bricks and mortar. That soup made from fresh dove tears that they’re enjoying in NYC tonight? Don’t expect to see that here until 2018. That’s not to say we don’t have brave souls willing to take a c... It’s not often that Utah is on the cutting edge of any particular trend or movement. This is especially true in the culinary world. No sooner than gourmet food trucks started to roll out across the Wasatch Front, their trendy progenitors on the streets of LA were contemplating the transition back to bricks and mortar. That soup made from fresh dove tears that they’re enjoying in NYC tonight? Don’t expect to see that here until 2018. That’s not to say we don’t have brave souls willing to take a c... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58469183@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:17:58 MDT Dish of the Week: Crystal prawn dumplings (har gow) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58446868-223/crystal-dim-dumplings-gow.html.csp $3.20 • At Dim Sum House near downtown Salt Lake, dim sum dining is all the rage. Lift the lid of the metal steamer to reveal four delicate crystal prawn har gow dumplings. Each pleated rice-flour package is filled with plump, moist shrimp steamed to perfection. For the price, you’ll probably order multiple rounds for the table. Dim Sum House • 1158 S. State St., Salt Lake City, 801-359-3838. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. For more information, visit www.dimsu... $3.20 • At Dim Sum House near downtown Salt Lake, dim sum dining is all the rage. Lift the lid of the metal steamer to reveal four delicate crystal prawn har gow dumplings. Each pleated rice-flour package is filled with plump, moist shrimp steamed to perfection. For the price, you’ll probably order multiple rounds for the table. Dim Sum House • 1158 S. State St., Salt Lake City, 801-359-3838. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. For more information, visit www.dimsu... 58446868@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:52:02 MDT Irish-themed restaurant shut down by Salt Lake Health inspectors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58452025-223/health-lake-salt-department.html.csp MacCool’s Public House in Salt Lake City was closed by The Salt Lake County Health Department on Tuesday for “presenting an imminent public health hazard.” The popular Irish-themed pub was cited for 26 health violations, according to notice on the department website. Among the violations: • Walk in cooler does not hold potentially hazardous foods at or below 41 degrees. • Cooked noodles and raw tuna held at too high of a temperature. • Raw chicken is stored above other raw meats. • Meat slicer... MacCool’s Public House in Salt Lake City was closed by The Salt Lake County Health Department on Tuesday for “presenting an imminent public health hazard.” The popular Irish-themed pub was cited for 26 health violations, according to notice on the department website. Among the violations: • Walk in cooler does not hold potentially hazardous foods at or below 41 degrees. • Cooked noodles and raw tuna held at too high of a temperature. • Raw chicken is stored above other raw meats. • Meat slicer... 58452025@www.sltrib.com Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:53:36 MDT Restaurant review: Dim sum dining in the heart of Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58424792-223/dim-sum-salt-fried.html.csp On my first visit to Hong Kong, I was delighted by the discovery of dim sum. Towers of steaming bamboo baskets came to our table and each contained bite-sized delicacies that passed from my chopstick into my waiting mouth — time and again. Years later, the thrill of lifting off the dim sum lid to discover what’s inside still excites me. So when the architecturally interesting building on State Street changed names from Rice to Dim Sum House earlier this year, I was intrigued by the new offering ... On my first visit to Hong Kong, I was delighted by the discovery of dim sum. Towers of steaming bamboo baskets came to our table and each contained bite-sized delicacies that passed from my chopstick into my waiting mouth — time and again. Years later, the thrill of lifting off the dim sum lid to discover what’s inside still excites me. So when the architecturally interesting building on State Street changed names from Rice to Dim Sum House earlier this year, I was intrigued by the new offering ... 58424792@www.sltrib.com Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:51:05 MDT Cannella’s restaurant in Salt Lake City gets a Baja-inspired sibling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58424599-223/taco-cannella-lake-salt.html.csp Cannella’s, a favorite spot for pizza, pasta and other Italian specialties, recently added a Baja-inspired sibling to its family. Taco Taco, next door to Cannella’s at 208 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City, specializes in “elevated street tacos,” said owner Joe Cannella. Diners can order tacos, quesadillas and burritos filled with a choice of protein, such as authentic al pastor and chicken mole, or even vegetarian zucchini blossoms. Customize the order with one of several fresh salsas. Tacos cos... Cannella’s, a favorite spot for pizza, pasta and other Italian specialties, recently added a Baja-inspired sibling to its family. Taco Taco, next door to Cannella’s at 208 E. 500 South in Salt Lake City, specializes in “elevated street tacos,” said owner Joe Cannella. Diners can order tacos, quesadillas and burritos filled with a choice of protein, such as authentic al pastor and chicken mole, or even vegetarian zucchini blossoms. Customize the order with one of several fresh salsas. Tacos cos... 58424599@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:07:52 MDT Dish of the Week: Zao Asian Cafe’s banh mi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416279-223/zao-6.95-asian-cafe.csp $6.95-$8.95 • At Zao Asian Cafe, a toasted French baguette is filled with your choice of chicken ($6.95) chicken and pork meatballs ($7.50), steak ($8.95) or organic tofu ($6.95) then crammed full of vibrant flavors including pickled carrot and daikon, ginger scallion, chile-lime aioli, house hoisin, cucumber and cilantro. While it’s not the creation you will find at authentic Vietnamese restaurants, it’s not a half-bad homage under the guise of Zao’s hyper-fast quick-service restaurant concept;... $6.95-$8.95 • At Zao Asian Cafe, a toasted French baguette is filled with your choice of chicken ($6.95) chicken and pork meatballs ($7.50), steak ($8.95) or organic tofu ($6.95) then crammed full of vibrant flavors including pickled carrot and daikon, ginger scallion, chile-lime aioli, house hoisin, cucumber and cilantro. While it’s not the creation you will find at authentic Vietnamese restaurants, it’s not a half-bad homage under the guise of Zao’s hyper-fast quick-service restaurant concept;... 58416279@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:38:15 MDT Gallery: 17 days of deals during Dine O’ Round in downtown Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58398710-223/bistro-salt-dinner-lunch.html.csp More than 50 downtown Salt Lake City restaurants will offer lunch and dinner specials during the annual Dine O’ Round. The 17-day promotion kicks off Friday, Sept. 12, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28. During that time, guests can get a two-item lunch for $5 or $10, or a three-course dinner for $15 or $30. Here’s a list of the participating restaurants. $5 Lunch Bocata Gracie’s Salt Bistro Tony Caputo’s $10 Lunch Benihana Bistro 222 Caffe Molise Cannella’s Cedars of Lebanon Copper... More than 50 downtown Salt Lake City restaurants will offer lunch and dinner specials during the annual Dine O’ Round. The 17-day promotion kicks off Friday, Sept. 12, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28. During that time, guests can get a two-item lunch for $5 or $10, or a three-course dinner for $15 or $30. Here’s a list of the participating restaurants. $5 Lunch Bocata Gracie’s Salt Bistro Tony Caputo’s $10 Lunch Benihana Bistro 222 Caffe Molise Cannella’s Cedars of Lebanon Copper... 58398710@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:00:56 MDT Salt Lake County health inspectors shut down Midvale taco cart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416939-223/health-sink-washing-cart.html.csp Tacos El Pariente I food cart, which operated at 165 W. 7200 South in Midvale, was shut down Sunday, after health inspectors discovered it had no operational sink for employee hand washing. “The permit is being suspended for an imminent health hazard,” according to a notice on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The health violations include: • No hand sink convenient and accessible in food preparation area. • No soap at hand sink. • No hand drying provision at hand sink. • Person in... Tacos El Pariente I food cart, which operated at 165 W. 7200 South in Midvale, was shut down Sunday, after health inspectors discovered it had no operational sink for employee hand washing. “The permit is being suspended for an imminent health hazard,” according to a notice on the Salt Lake County Health Department website. The health violations include: • No hand sink convenient and accessible in food preparation area. • No soap at hand sink. • No hand drying provision at hand sink. • Person in... 58416939@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:55:11 MDT Dish of the Week: Mediterranean panini at Plates & Palates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58388928-223/palates-plates-bountiful-dish.html.csp $7.95 • A well-balanced tapenade can often take a dish from good to great. That’s true with the Mediterranean grilled panini at Plates & Palates in Bountiful. The sandwich starts with a base of quality Genoa salami and Black Forest ham, then provolone cheese, roasted red peppers and a sprinkling of tangy feta crumbles. Finally, a thick spread of artichoke tapenade is added to cracked wheat bread for a grilled sandwich sensation. Plates & Palates • 390 N. 500 W. #100, Bountiful; 801-292-2425. Op... $7.95 • A well-balanced tapenade can often take a dish from good to great. That’s true with the Mediterranean grilled panini at Plates & Palates in Bountiful. The sandwich starts with a base of quality Genoa salami and Black Forest ham, then provolone cheese, roasted red peppers and a sprinkling of tangy feta crumbles. Finally, a thick spread of artichoke tapenade is added to cracked wheat bread for a grilled sandwich sensation. Plates & Palates • 390 N. 500 W. #100, Bountiful; 801-292-2425. Op... 58388928@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:19:00 MDT Salt Lake County Health officials close Draper buffet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58389388-223/employee-buffet-department-health.html.csp The Salt Lake County Health Department closed the New Asian Buffet in Draper last week for creating an “imminent health hazard.” According to a report on the department website the restaurant, at 280 E. 12300 South, was cited for more than three dozen violations including: • Cockroaches and flies throughout the facility, including numerous dead cockroaches under the cooking equipment. • A fly swatter stored on a food preparation table. • A cook had been spitting on the floor near cooking equipme... The Salt Lake County Health Department closed the New Asian Buffet in Draper last week for creating an “imminent health hazard.” According to a report on the department website the restaurant, at 280 E. 12300 South, was cited for more than three dozen violations including: • Cockroaches and flies throughout the facility, including numerous dead cockroaches under the cooking equipment. • A fly swatter stored on a food preparation table. • A cook had been spitting on the floor near cooking equipme... 58389388@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:25:19 MDT Martine Cafe in Salt Lake City reopens after recent remodel (before-and-after photos) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58340079-223/martine-lake-salt-construction.html.csp Construction on the new Eccles Performing Arts Center on Main Street takes place just inches away from Salt Lake City’s Martine cafe. And this summer, as crews demolished buildings, moved earth and pounded metal into the human-made crater between 100 and 200 South, the tapas restaurant stoically endured the noise, broken dishes, busted wine bottles and lost business. Chef Tom Grant and co-owner Scott Hale aren’t ready to bail on the historic brownstone building at 22 E. 100 South. Rather than fi... Construction on the new Eccles Performing Arts Center on Main Street takes place just inches away from Salt Lake City’s Martine cafe. And this summer, as crews demolished buildings, moved earth and pounded metal into the human-made crater between 100 and 200 South, the tapas restaurant stoically endured the noise, broken dishes, busted wine bottles and lost business. Chef Tom Grant and co-owner Scott Hale aren’t ready to bail on the historic brownstone building at 22 E. 100 South. Rather than fi... 58340079@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:13:26 MDT