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Boulevard Bistro opens in Salt Lake's Foothill Village

Published April 11, 2013 10:22 am

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Boulevard Bistro, an upscale, casual dining restaurant with a full liquor license has opened in Salt Lake City's Foothill Village Shopping Center. It replaces the short-lived Sonny Bryan Smokehouse.

Executive Chef Michael Jewell got his start and made his career in northern California, with stints as a fishmonger and cook at various restaurants in San Francisco.

After a detour to apprentice in Maui he returned to work in California kitchens.

While in Utah, Jewell worked as the executive chef for Toscano Italian Bistro in Sandy — whose owners opened Boulevard Bistro.

His Pacific roots, along with his work in Italian restaurants are evident in dishes like a fish and chips entree of beer-battered Pacific cod fries, bruschetta of the day and traditional margherita pizza.

The menu includes local ingredients, including Utah Red Trout, Shepherd's goat cheese, Creminelli proscuitto, along with house-make pickles, sausage and a changing menu of daily made gelato.

Dinner entrees cost $13-$23 and lunch prices from $10 - $13.

Where • 1414 S. Foothill Blvd., Salt Lake City; 801-953-1270

Open • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m.; Sunday brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.