(Ace Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm) Tamara Stanger, right, is the new executive chef at Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm in Boulder, Utah, the restaurant announced on March 21, 2023. Stanger will be working with Hell's Backbone's founders, chef-owners Blake Spalding, left, and Jen Castle, center.

Award-winning chef hired for nationally acclaimed Utah restaurant

By Palak Jayswal | March 21, 2023, 7:43 p.m.

(courtesy photo) Jennifer Burns, TV host, food writer and cookbook author.

Commentary: Be kind — you don’t know what restaurants are going through

By Jennifer Burns | March 19, 2023, 2:07 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah entrepreneur Lavanya Mahate, owner and founder of Saffron Valley restaurants, talks about her roots and her latest venture in starting the non-profit RISE Culinary Institute on Thursday, March 2, 2023.

Founder of Indian eateries aims to train the next wave of Utah’s restaurant workers

By Palak Jayswal | March 20, 2023, 8:00 p.m.

(Jim Santangelo) Jim Santangelo, founder of the Wine Institute of Utah.

Commentary: A Utah wine expert’s tips on how to order like a pro

By Jim Santangelo | March 12, 2023, 2:05 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jesus Rosas with Mexican Style Pizza at Tacos Don Rafa in Millcreek on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.

Utah’s first taco cart opens a brick-and-mortar restaurant, 25 years later

By Aimee L. Cook | March 12, 2023, 2:04 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Red Velvet and Cream Cheese twist, cone, at Normal Ice Cream, onTuesday, February 28, 2023.

Unusual is Normal at a Salt Lake City ice cream shop that has earned national honors

By Palak Jayswal | March 12, 2023, 2:03 p.m.

(Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A banner outside a construction site at 61 E. 2100 South in Salt Lake City proclaims a new Jack In the Box restaurant arriving at the location soon. The building is a former Burger King, being retrofitted for the new fast-food company.

Fast-food chain Jack in the Box is opening soon in northern Utah

By Sean P. Means | March 8, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Spencer Langi, left, owner and executive chef of Café Limón prepares birria tacos alongside his son Villiami Langi at the restaurant in West Valley City on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023. Langi is half Tongan but fell in love with Latin American food, offering a fusion of many cultures.

Utah chef manifested this restaurant for years — now it’s open in a unique location

By Alixel Cabrera | March 6, 2023, 1:51 p.m.

(Sean P. Means | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Durango Bar, at 923 S. State St. in Salt Lake City, received its bar license from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services' commission on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 — after trying for several months. Efforts to free up more bar licenses were trimmed back in the Utah Legislature, with amendments to the annual omnibus liquor bill that passed the Utah House on March 2, 2023.

Proposal to boost Utah bar licenses gets smaller with another round of cuts by lawmakers

By Sean P. Means | March 3, 2023, 7:42 p.m.

(Aimee L. Cook) A Texas-sized doughnut, top, and layered cronuts are among the specialties at Donut Star Café in Draper.

These local bakeries satisfy Utah’s doughnut cravings, from traditional to Texas-sized

By Aimee L. Cook | March 1, 2023, 1:05 p.m.

(Stuart Melling  |  Gastronomic SLC) The exterior of The Local Market + Bar, a new food hall at 310 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, expected to open in spring 2023.

Take a peek inside The Local, Salt Lake City’s newest food hall

By Stuart Melling | February 28, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Martin Galicia cooks on the kitchen at Taqueria Martini in Taylorsville on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023.

For husband-and-wife team, this new restaurant is the culmination of a decadeslong dream

By Alixel Cabrera | February 28, 2023, 9:01 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Post Office Place bartendress April Long retrieves a bottle of liquor to make specialty cocktails Monday, February 13, 2023. Post Office Place has received national recognition as a semifinalist for the James Beard Awards in the "outstanding bar" category.

Go inside Post Office Place, a Salt Lake City bar getting national recognition

By Ryne Williams | February 26, 2023, 6:20 p.m.

(Steve Griffin  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) An original neon light for the A. Fisher Brewing Company, one of the oldest names in Utah beer history. Fisher Brewing was denied, for now, in its attempt to get a full bar license for its Salt Lake City brewpub, after a meeting of the Utah Division of Alcoholic Beverage Services on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.

Here’s why three Salt Lake City businesses can’t get their bar licenses

By Sean P. Means | February 24, 2023, 3:03 a.m.

(Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Packs of hard seltzer and other alcoholic products, in a refrigerated case at the Smith's Food & Drug in Rose Park, on March 4, 2022. An omnibus liquor bill traveling through the Utah Legislature may change what flavors of hard seltzer and other flavored malt beverages will be allowed in grocery stores.

Hard to find your favorite hard seltzer? Why more seltzer flavors could be available in Utah grocery stores.

By Sean P. Means | February 21, 2023, 9:52 p.m.

(courtesy photo) Matt Caputo, CEO of Caputo's Market & Deli.

Commentary: A restaurateur’s take on the ‘uphill battle’ the state of Utah makes his industry fight

By Matt Caputo | February 19, 2023, 6:39 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Chef Drew Kawaguchi prepares sushi, at Tsunami, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

Five long-standing and still great Utah restaurants that you might have forgotten

By Heather L. King | February 19, 2023, 3:04 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Romina Rasmussen steams Chinese buns at Xiao Bao Bao bakery, on  Friday, Feb. 10, 2023.

After closing a beloved French bakery, a Salt Lake City woman returns to sell Chinese buns

By Aimee L. Cook | February 17, 2023, 7:46 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Vivint Arena showcases signature All-Star merchandise and food they will be selling during the NBA All-Star weekend on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 — including hot dogs by J.Dawgs.

What fans at The Viv will be eating during NBA All-Star Weekend

By Sean P. Means | February 9, 2023, 10:59 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A worker packages bottles of the Golden Halo Blonde Ale at Red Rock Brewery in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. The ale is 5.8% ABV, which means Red Rock can't serve it on tap in Utah, and must serve it in bottles or cans.

Utah brewers would rather serve their high-point beers on tap. Here’s why they can’t.

By Ryne Williams | February 5, 2023, 3:03 p.m.