Dinner and a movie just got easier in downtown Salt Lake City with the recent opening of The Copper Onion at 111 E. 300 South, next to Broadway Centre Theatres. The restaurant, named for two of Utah's most popular commodities, replaces the short-lived Sapporo. It is open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday at 5 p.m. Prices range from $11 to $18. Call 801-355-3282 for more details.
Tipica goes, deli stays
Tipica, the fine-dining restaurant inside Caputo's Deli, 308 W. 300 South, will close on Jan. 31. But in February, the Salt Lake City deli will remain open for casual sit-down dinner service. The menu will include sandwiches, salads and Italian entrées. Wine and beer will be available. Call 801-531-8669 for details.
Masala Indian Grill opens
Masala Indian Grill opened earlier this week at 2223 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. Saifar Nisar, whose family operates the popular Curry in a Hurry restaurants, is the owner. Masala's specialty is tandoori chicken wraps. But the menu includes several Indian favorites including naan flatbread, kabobs and fish. Prices range from $5 to $8. The restaurant offers sit-down, take-out and delivery. It is open Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
-- Kathy Stephenson