(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Griffen Nebeker and McKenzie Wallace, who stage picnics as founder of Salt Lake Picnic Society, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

How a Utah group aims to make picnics cool again — with a blanket, food and friends

By Stefene Russell | June 19, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo)  Chicken and waffles, with a fried egg on top, is a brunch menu item at the Hub & Spoke Diner in Salt Lake City.

Five Utah brunch spots to add to your weekend plans

By Stefene Russell | June 16, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Caitlin Willard leads a Hops Hunters Hike in Empire Canyon, Park City, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Stalking Park City’s wild hops, and brewing beer from them

By Stefene Russell | June 16, 2022, 4:59 p.m.

(courtesy Block Party 2700) Cannolis from Granato's are served at the opening for Block Party 2700, a food hall in Holladay, on June 2, 2022.

Granato’s opens a neighborhood ‘food hall’ in Holladay

By Stefene Russell | June 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Abram Kimball stirs a vat of charred cedar and currant bitters, made with cedar bark shavings, in the kitchen at Bitters Lab, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. One batch of flavored bitters takes 30 days to make.

These Utah-made bitters add flavor to cocktail culture, and beyond

By Stefene Russell | June 13, 2022, 3:51 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Chinese-Venezuelan immigrants Johnson Chang, left, and his brother, Jimmy, at their Changs Food restaurant in West Valley City, where they serve Venezuelan-style Chinese food. Thursday, May 27, 2022.

This restaurant brings a taste of Venezuela — and China — to Utah

By Alixel Cabrera | June 12, 2022, 9:06 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Los inmigrantes chino-venezolanos Johnson Chang, a la izquierda, y su hermano, Jimmy, en su restaurante Changs Food en West Valley City, donde sirven comida china al estilo venezolano. jueves, 27 de mayo de 2022.

Este restaurante trae el sabor de Venezuela – y China – a Utah

By Alixel Cabrera | June 11, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) A Lehi chocolatier received criticism on social media, over candy names that some considered racist.

A Utah candy shop removes a product name after social-media complaints of racism

By Stefene Russell | June 9, 2022, 9:35 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Henry Plumb, 4, enjoys a scoop of cake batter ice cream with sprinkles at Cloud Ninth Creamery at 928 E. 900 South in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Enjoy this Salt Lake City ice cream shop, while you can

By Stefene Russell | June 5, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Courtesy Piroshky Piroshky) Bakers make hand pies at Piroshky Piroshky in Seattle's Pike Place Market. The shop is marking its 30th anniversary by holding pop-up events across the country — including two in Utah in June.

Here’s where an iconic Seattle piroshky maker will pop up in Utah

By Stefene Russell | June 5, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tiffany Clason, Executive Director, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services, speaks during a news conference announcing that the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) is changing its name to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS), at The Gateway, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Utah’s liquor agency celebrates a name change and a ‘service-focused’ mission

By Stefene Russell | June 1, 2022, 9:39 p.m.

(Stefene Russell  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The Donut Kabobs truck, taking part in the Utah Food Truck League's meet-up in Murray Park, Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Here are five Utah food trucks that are not to be missed

By Stefene Russell | June 3, 2022, 6:21 p.m.

Missy Workman, SalsaQueen Zapata and Jim Birch, representing Utah's Salsa Queen, will be competing on Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race," season 15. The season premiere is set for Sunday, June 5, 2022.

Utah’s Salsa Queen is ready for her reality show close-up

By Stefene Russell | May 31, 2022, 12:54 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) The Laziz Mediterranean Platter with chicken (Tawook Skewers) Laziz Kitchen in Salt Lake City. Laziz is opening a second restaurant, with the same menu, in Midvale.

Laziz Kitchen, popular Lebanese eatery, opens a second location

By Stefene Russell | May 29, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brewer and podcaster David Jimenez, is joined by friends as they honor his contributions to the brewing community during a party at Kiitos Brewery in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 20, 2022. Jimenez is host and creator of The Taste Makers podcast.

Want to learn about beer? This Utah podcast will teach you.

By Stefene Russell | May 27, 2022, 12:47 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Bottles of cinnamon whiskey at the state liquor store opens in West Valley City. The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's commission heard on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, that sales of alcohol in Utah went up 8% over the previous year.

Park City brewpub gets DABC’s only new bar license, but more are coming soon

By Stefene Russell | May 31, 2022, 4:18 p.m.

(Prodigy Brewing) The founders of Logan's Prodigy Brewing, from left: Jason Smith, Rob Paul and Matt Cliburn.

Homebrewers prepare to open Logan’s first craft brewery

By Stefene Russell | May 22, 2022, 2:11 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sous chef Jaime Ordaz, and Devon Auchterlonie, executive chef, prepare food at Yoko Taco in Salt Lake City's Granary District, on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

New Salt Lake City taco restaurant offers a simple menu in a small space

By Stefene Russell | May 19, 2022, 12:54 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Mary Rydman and Greg Evans at Salt & Hops, the new Beer Boutique on 27th St. in Ogden, on Monday, May 2, 2022.

Ogden ‘beer boutique’ wants you to drink good Utah-brewed beverages

By Stefene Russell | May 17, 2022, 12:58 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) A sticker on the door at Vessel Kitchen at 905 E. 900 South indicates a patio friendly to dogs during a busy Friday evening on May 28, 2021. For 2022, 38 Salt Lake County restaurants — including Vessel Kitchen — have received approval to allow dogs on the patio while their owners dine outside.

Here are the Salt Lake County restaurants where your dog can sit on the patio

By Stefene Russell | May 12, 2022, 9:49 p.m.