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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) Health officials close pho restaurant in West Valley City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58533751-223/health-stored-department-inspectors.html.csp The Salt Lake County Health Department closed the Pho Que Huong restaurant in West Valley City on Thursday for creating an imminent health hazard for customers. According to a notice on the department website, inspectors discovered 55 health violations at the Vietnamese eatery, 4795 W. 3500 South, including “the sewer backing up into the floor sinks.” Other violations include the inability of employees to properly wash and dry hands due to sink problems; a dishwasher that was not sanitizing prop... The Salt Lake County Health Department closed the Pho Que Huong restaurant in West Valley City on Thursday for creating an imminent health hazard for customers. According to a notice on the department website, inspectors discovered 55 health violations at the Vietnamese eatery, 4795 W. 3500 South, including “the sewer backing up into the floor sinks.” Other violations include the inability of employees to properly wash and dry hands due to sink problems; a dishwasher that was not sanitizing prop... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58533751@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:47:01 MDT 9 things to know about Utah’s ‘Top Chef’ contestant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58421435-223/chef-lake-salt-culinary.html.csp The 12th season of “Top Chef” premieres Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Salt Lake City chef Katie Weinner still has no idea how she was picked to be one of the 16 cheftestants on the award-winning culinary reality show. She didn’t fill out an application and can’t imagine who nominated her. “It’s a mystery,” said the 35-year-old culinary instructor at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City and owner of SLC POP, a catering and pop-up restaurant businesses. “I guess I have this fairy godmother out there.” ... The 12th season of “Top Chef” premieres Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Salt Lake City chef Katie Weinner still has no idea how she was picked to be one of the 16 cheftestants on the award-winning culinary reality show. She didn’t fill out an application and can’t imagine who nominated her. “It’s a mystery,” said the 35-year-old culinary instructor at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City and owner of SLC POP, a catering and pop-up restaurant businesses. “I guess I have this fairy godmother out there.” ... 58421435@www.sltrib.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:22:21 MDT Dish of the Week • Smoked chicken tartlet at Bleu Bistro http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58478690-223/bistro-bleu-dish-lake.html.csp $9 • This small plate, which could be a shared appetizer or modest entrée, is an inspired mix of tender meat, creamy fontina cheese, roasted garlic and tarragon, all wrapped up in a crisp package of phyllo. Bleu Bistro • 1615 S. Foothill Blvd., Salt Lake City; 802-583-8331; bleubistroslc.com; open Tuesday-Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon, then regular menu until 10 p.m. Anne Wilson $9 • This small plate, which could be a shared appetizer or modest entrée, is an inspired mix of tender meat, creamy fontina cheese, roasted garlic and tarragon, all wrapped up in a crisp package of phyllo. Bleu Bistro • 1615 S. Foothill Blvd., Salt Lake City; 802-583-8331; bleubistroslc.com; open Tuesday-Friday, 3-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon, then regular menu until 10 p.m. Anne Wilson 58478690@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:01:02 MDT Restaurant review: Drinking, dining and dancing find a groove at Bleu Bistro http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58478637-223/menu-restaurant-bistro-bleu.html.csp As I watched Davina and The Vagabonds rock Bleu Bistro on a recent September night, it struck me that Salt Lake City has been missing something: a jazz club that offers drinking, dining and danceable music. Carl Weyant, owner/chef of the new Bleu Bistro, aims to fill that void with an ambitious buffet of amusements — six nights of dinner service with a fixed menu and daily specials, regular dinner shows with touring blues artists, wine pairing dinners and weekend breakfast/brunch. Whew! The ques... As I watched Davina and The Vagabonds rock Bleu Bistro on a recent September night, it struck me that Salt Lake City has been missing something: a jazz club that offers drinking, dining and danceable music. Carl Weyant, owner/chef of the new Bleu Bistro, aims to fill that void with an ambitious buffet of amusements — six nights of dinner service with a fixed menu and daily specials, regular dinner shows with touring blues artists, wine pairing dinners and weekend breakfast/brunch. Whew! The ques... 58478637@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:53:37 MDT Dish of the Week: KP Spicy from Bumblebee’s BBQ & Grill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469622-223/bumblebee-bbq-grill-spicy.html.csp $6.99 ($9.59 meal) • This sandwich loads griddle-fried strips of homemade Korean spicy pork onto a roll with mozzarella cheese, onions and lashings of jalapeño mayo and sriracha. It’s a boisterous mix of flavors and texture. What’s more, Bumblebee’s secret menu allows diners to tweak and twist items to their hearts’ content — so if you feel like it, go ahead and ask for fried kimchi, bulgogi and kalbi on there, too! Bumblebee’s BBQ & Grill • 7962 S. State St., Midvale; 801-561-0608; Monday-Satu... $6.99 ($9.59 meal) • This sandwich loads griddle-fried strips of homemade Korean spicy pork onto a roll with mozzarella cheese, onions and lashings of jalapeño mayo and sriracha. It’s a boisterous mix of flavors and texture. What’s more, Bumblebee’s secret menu allows diners to tweak and twist items to their hearts’ content — so if you feel like it, go ahead and ask for fried kimchi, bulgogi and kalbi on there, too! Bumblebee’s BBQ & Grill • 7962 S. State St., Midvale; 801-561-0608; Monday-Satu... 58469622@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:07:44 MDT 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... 58469183@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:23:09 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