Weekend dining: Check out these recently reviewed Utah restaurants
Published: August 23, 2013 08:49AM
Updated: August 23, 2013 08:42AM
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Where to eat out this weekend? It’s easy to get tired of the same old places.

To help you out of a dining rut, or to simply present new possibilities, here are links to recent Tribune restaurant reviews:

Avenues Proper Restaurant & Publick House • Part restaurant, part pub, part hangout — this microbrewery in Salt Lake City’s Avenues neighborhood is replete with dishes to enjoy alone or pair with a house brew.

Boulevard Bistro • A welcoming, modern atmosphere pairs nicely with thin-crust pizzas, salads, Italian-inspired entrees and gelato at this bistro on Foothill Boulevard.

R&R Barbecue • Brothers Rod and Roger Livingston give their competition-winning barbecue a permanent home in downtown Salt Lake City. The pulled pork, brisket and ribs are first rate; so are the okra and hushpuppy sides

Jasoh! • This Ogden stalwart serves pub fare and fine dining options from its second-floor perch above historic 25th Street. The multiple menus mean the quality ingredients don’t always get the treatment they deserve.

Cucina Deli • This Avenues stalwart now offers an evening menu peppered with spicy and smoky notes, a dash of fun, and a new wine and beer menu. Try the polenta fries, lemon ricotta dumplings or the duck and seeds appetizer.

Del Mar al Lago • Hidden in a South Salt Lake business park, Del Mar al Lago Cebichera Peruana is serving up high-end Peruvian-style ceviche and seafood dishes that are worth the effort to seek out.

Ichiban Sushi • One of downtown Salt Lake City’s older Japanese restaurants shakes things up with new staff and menu. The new Izakaya menu — think Japanese pub food — offers something unique.

Papa O’s and Mama’s Plantation Restaurant • Southern-style comfort food including fried chicken, collard greens and pot roast.

Tortilla.bar • While this restaurant serves familiar items such as tacos and empanadas, it’s not your typical Mexican eatery. The focus is on creativity and interpretation. Not for everyone — but adventurous diners will like it.

Caterina’s • A new restaurant in the heart of Sugar House offering affordable French fare with nice wines to match.

Food Finder

Visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment for a database of dining options, including Tribune reviews.