RESTAURANTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RESTAURANTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah liquor laws remain confusing as effort to lift Zion curtain fails http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57778905-200/liquor-curtain-utah-laws.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57778905-200/liquor-curtain-utah-laws.html.csp">Utah liquor laws remain confusing as effort to lift Zion curtain fails</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nancy lofholm </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T13:32:33.772-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moab • Bisecting the border of Colorado and Utah between Grand Junction and Moab, there is a mountain-bike trail called the Zion Curtain. It cheekily refers to the difference in the two states — most specifically to liquor laws. A recent attempt to change one of those laws mandating a “Zion curtain” divider between restaurant patrons and bartenders failed. But liquor-law reformers aren’t giving up. They say they will be back with another attempt to tear down the curtain — and to eliminate some o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57778905@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:32:33 MDT Letter: Turn down music, turn off TVs in restaurants http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693625-82/turn-music-restaurants-act.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693625-82/turn-music-restaurants-act.html.csp">Letter: Turn down music, turn off TVs in restaurants</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T05:56:45.74-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Are there any restaurants or pubs out there that would dare turn off the music and take down the wide screens so that we may learn again how to communicate with each other at our tables or next to us? Or to simply enjoy the act of eating, tasting and digesting our food without getting the jitters and feeling the need to hurry up and leave? Ever been to Europe to see and hear the difference? John Schneider Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693625@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:56:45 MDT Utah lawmakers heed Mormon church, keep Zion Curtain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57670596-90/curtain-restaurants-utah-zion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57670596-90/curtain-restaurants-utah-zion.html.csp">Utah lawmakers heed Mormon church, keep Zion Curtain</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T23:16:36.967-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The “Zion Curtain” at bars within Utah restaurants will remain, despite renewed attempts to tear it down that had gained more ground this year than many expected. Because of opposition in the Senate, Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, has abandoned his HB285. It would have removed the 7-foot-2-inch opaque barrier that newer restaurants must have in bar areas so children can’t see alcoholic beverages being mixed or poured. “We had enough votes in the House to pass it,” Powell said. But he never b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670596@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:16:36 MDT Two South Valley restaurants closed for health violations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57636093-223/health-violations-department-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57636093-223/health-violations-department-according.html.csp">Two South Valley restaurants closed for health violations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T18:24:01.734-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake County Health Department has shut down two South Valley restaurants — Aroma Fine Indian Dining in Draper and Amici in Cottonwood Heights — for creating “imminent health hazards” for consumers. According to this March 4 report, posted on the department’s website, Aroma, 715 E. 12300 South, was cited for 11 health code violations, including failure to “have working cold holding units.” The lack of proper refrigeration means the restaurant was storing both raw and cooked meats as well...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57636093@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:24:01 MDT How states fared on unemployment benefits claims http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641680-79/due-layoffs-construction-fewer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57641680-79/due-layoffs-construction-fewer.html.csp">How states fared on unemployment benefits claims</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T08:30:02.152-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, which suggests that layoffs remain low and that companies anticipate continued economic growth. Here are the states with the biggest increases and decreases in applications. The state-level data are for the week ended Feb. 22, one week behind the national level data: States with the biggest increases: Georgia: Up 7,383, due to layoffs in manufacturing, construction, adminis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576416802014-03-06T08:30:02.152-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-06T08:30:02.152-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57641680@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:30:02 MDT Lawmakers take first step toward tearing down 'Zion Curtain' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57633112-90/alcohol-awkward-curtain-drinking.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57633112-90/alcohol-awkward-curtain-drinking.html.csp">Lawmakers take first step toward tearing down 'Zion Curtain'</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T09:09:41.683-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Despite stiff opposition from conservative groups and even the LDS Church, legislators took a first step Tuesday to eliminate the “Zion Curtain” inside Utah restaurants and replace it with what could be called a “Zion Warning” instead. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted 8-7 Tuesday to pass HB285, and sent it to the full Senate. It would get rid of the Zion Curtain, a 7-foot-2-inch opaque barrier that newer restaurants must have in bar areas so children can’t see alcoholic beverages ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57633112@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:09:41 MDT Olive Garden pins hopes on new logo, menu http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57625363-79/percent-darden-garden-olive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57625363-79/percent-darden-garden-olive.html.csp">Olive Garden pins hopes on new logo, menu</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T18:25:33.822-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 06:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orlando, Fla. • Olive Garden has a plan to win back customers: a new logo and yet more menu changes. In a call with analysts on Monday, executives at Darden Restaurants Inc. expressed confidence they could bring about a “brand renaissance” at the Italian chain with a new look and updated menu that presented food with “a sense of flair and sophistication.” The changes include more small dishes and the option for people to mix and match pastas and sauces. Darden executives also continued to make...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576253632014-03-03T18:25:33.822-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T18:25:33.822-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625363@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:25:33 MDT AAA awards Montage Deer Valley prestigious Five Diamond rating http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57602420-79/hotels-diamond-park-valley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57602420-79/hotels-diamond-park-valley.html.csp">AAA awards Montage Deer Valley prestigious Five Diamond rating</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T08:17:01.892-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 08:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Montage Deer Valley in Park City was one of only six hotels nationwide to be added to AAA’s exclusive Five Diamond club this year. Only .4 percent of 29,000 hotels the organization inspects receive the award. The only two other Utah hotels to receive the honor are the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, which has been five diamond since 2002, and Salt Lake City’s Grand America Hotel, a member since 2004. The Beehive State has no five diamond restaurants. AAA has awarded a number of Utah hotels...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57602420@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:17:01 MDT