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(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) A barista prepares espresso at the Publik Coffee on 210 S. University St., across from Presidents Circle in Salt Lake City �� in the former location of Big Ed's, a longtime hangout for University of Utah students.

From Sugar House to Sandy, here are 11 Utah cafes to try on National Coffee Day

By Palak Jayswal | Stefene Russell | September 29, 2022, 6:53 p.m.

(Steve Griffin  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Fisher Brewing Co. in Salt Lake City is one of 11 businesses that sought a bar license from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services' commission meeting on Sept. 27, 2022. The board opted not to award its one available bar license to anybody.

Utah’s liquor board leaves 11 businesses empty-handed

By Stefene Russell | September 30, 2022, 4:03 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf  | Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Mini bottles of alcohol — now only available in Utah in hotel mini-bars and airport duty-free shops — may return to Utah bars and liquor stores, if the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services Commission approves a proposed rule change. The rule was the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022.

Should mini bottles return to Utah? Liquor industry and parents’ groups disagree.

By Stefene Russell | September 27, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Greenhouse Effect Coffee and Crepes in Millcreek on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

Here’s where to find a good neighborhood coffee shop in the Salt Lake Valley

By Palak Jayswal | Stefene Russell | September 27, 2022, 12:03 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Pretty Bird owner Viet Pham at Pretty Bird's newest location in Midvale, Sept. 13, 2022.

Midvale now has its own Pretty Bird — and all locations will add two new menu items this month

By Stefene Russell | September 25, 2022, 2:59 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Valter Nassi at his restaurant, Valter's Osteria, in 2013. Nassi died Sept. 20, 2022, at the age of 76.

Valter Nassi, who brought high-end Italian dining to Utah, dies at 76

By Stefene Russell | September 22, 2022, 7:58 p.m.

(courtesy Section 26) Real Salt Lake fans gather at the annual homebrewing tailgate party in March 2020. This year's party is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the parking lot north of America First Field in Sandy.

Here’s how to try Utah home-brewed beers at Saturday’s Real Salt Lake tailgate

By Stefene Russell | September 16, 2022, 12:25 p.m.

(Utah Brewers Guild) The Utah Brewers Guild Collab Fest — seen here in its 2019 debut — returns for the 2022 edition, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at McCarthey Plaza in downtown Salt Lake City.

From 9th and 9th to Deer Valley, there are fun festivals happening this weekend

By Stefene Russell | September 15, 2022, 6:21 p.m.

(Eric Schramm | Deer Valley Resort) The Silver Lake Lawn area at Deer Valley Resort, pictured here, will be the site of the first Deer Valley Mountain Beer Festival, set for Sept. 17 and 18, 2022.

Two beer fests in one weekend, both showcasing Utah’s robust brewing scene

By Stefene Russell | September 15, 2022, 5:07 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kolby Servoss sprinkles hot cheetos on a pretzel with nacho cheese at the Soft & Hot Pretzels stand, at the Utah State Fair, Sept. 9, 2022.

These are the most outrageous foods at this year’s state fair

By Palak Jayswal | Stefene Russell | September 13, 2022, 11:11 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Jessica Davies, owner of Passion Flour in Salt Lake City's Maven District on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.

With new shops and restaurants, Maven District is a sweet spot for customers and business owners alike

By Stefene Russell | September 13, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Italian American Civic League of Utah) Cooking pasta and gnocchi are among the delights at Festa Italiana, held Sept. 17-18, 2022, at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City.

Festa Italiana brings pasta, Ferraris and accordions to The Gateway

By Stefene Russell | September 11, 2022, 2:08 p.m.

(Courtesy of Celebrity's Soul Food) Gold-dusted whole chicken wings from Celebrity's Soul Food. The national chain is scheduled to open a restaurant in Draper on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.

A national chain is bringing its soul food to Utah

By Stefene Russell | September 8, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Spicy chicken tenders from Pretty Bird, taken on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. The Utah-based chain is opening a sixth location, in Midvale.

Pretty Bird expanding, a soul-food chain lands in Draper, and gourmet cinnamon rolls are coming

By Stefene Russell | September 2, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Mussel arrabbiata, with shrimp and andouille sausage, at Neutral Ground Lounge in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.

Same idea, new chef: How a Salt Lake City restaurant built its New Orleans vibe

By Stefene Russell | September 2, 2022, 12:07 p.m.

(Courtesy of Flanker Kitchen) Street tacos, one of the new menu items at Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club, in The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City.

Flanker Kitchen has a new menu: Simple, authentic Mexican food — and barbecue, too

By Stefene Russell | September 1, 2022, 12:00 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.

Utah’s liquor board issues three bar licenses, while warning other bars about too many violations

By Stefene Russell | August 30, 2022, 8:02 p.m.

(Austin Wright  |  Vessel Kitchen) The Vessel Kitchen location at 1146 E. Fort Union Blvd, Midvale — one of five in Utah run by the restaurant chain that specializes in seasonal cooking in a casual setting. A sixth location, in Farmington, is scheduled to open this fall.

Vessel Kitchen will open a sixth location in Farmington — and change up the menu based on customer suggestions

By Stefene Russell | August 29, 2022, 4:08 p.m.

(Daniel Rubio | The Salt Lake Tribune) Attendees at the Salt City Wine & Dine event, presented by The Salt Lake Tribune at La Caille restaurant in Sandy, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022.

Guests enjoy food and drink — and selfies — at first Salt City Wine & Dine

By Stefene Russell | August 28, 2022, 6:21 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) An IPA at Edge of the World Brewery in Colorado City, Ariz., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.

In a former FLDS enclave, a brewery becomes a conflict-free zone

By Mark Eddington | August 28, 2022, 1:00 p.m.