In a game of restaurant shuffle, Salt Lake City’s Eggs in the City will move to Millcreek, and its former home, on the corner of 1300 South and 1700 East, will become a second location for Nomad Eatery.
Eggs in the City owner Heather Santi purchased the former Blue Star Juice and Coffee Cafe at 2795 S. 2300 East and plans to reopen her popular breakfast and lunch restaurant in the new space sometime in December — after a remodel.
“The new building is larger,” she said, “and we were able to expand our kitchen to hopefully shorten our wait times.”
The menu will be the same with some new additions from Herm’s Inn, Santi’s Logan restaurant. A few nights a week, she said, the new Eggs in the City will stay open for dinner.
“I would like to thank our customers for all the years of support,” she said, “and let them know how excited we are to share our new adventure with them.”
Santi closed the original Eggs in the City on Sept. 22. The next day, Justin Soelberg, the chef/owner of the fast-casual Nomad Eatery, at 2110 W. North Temple — near the Salt Lake City International Airport — announced he was moving in and opening a second location called Nomad East.
“I’ve always loved that neighborhood, and we jumped at the opportunity to be up there,” Soelberg said. “We have wanted to expand Nomad for a while, but we wanted to make sure we found a location that really fit our ethos. That intersection is one of the coolest little spots in the city.”
Nomad East, which Soelberg hopes to open in December, will have many of the same signature pizzas, salads and vegetable sides, but will add new items, including shareable proteins like a half-roasted chicken, steak for two and a build-your-own taco platter.
Soelberg is a bit of a nomad himself, spending his early life in Idaho, getting culinary training in the East, working in Chicago, and then running the kitchens at Salt Lake City’s Avenues Proper and Proper Burger, before launching Nomad Eatery in late 2017.
In 2018, Nomad Eatery was awarded the Best New Concept in the casual dining category from the Utah Restaurant Association for its eclectic menu of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and salads that pull from various cultures and cuisines.
Soelberg plans to continue operating his original, west-side location after his new location opens. “We love it out there,” he said, “and will never leave our first home.”