While some Utah restaurant owners are trying to reinvent their businesses amid the coronavirus, Salt Lake City’s Scott Evans has decided to return to a tried-and-true concept — Finca.
The beloved Spanish restaurant relaunched this week after a two-year hiatus. It’s located in the dining space — with a quaint patio — at 1513 S. 1500 East. It replaces Trestle Tavern.
Both Pago and Finca officially opened June 1, said Evans, with an order-at-the-counter lunch menu and sit-down service at dinner. The eateries will continue to offer family meals to go and curbside pickup.
“I want to focus more on my personal strengths — wine and higher-end food,” Evans said. “That’s where I get the most happiness.”
Evans, along with Pago chef Phelix Gardner, opened Finca in 2012 in Sugar House. Two years later, the two moved the restaurant to a historic building at 327 W. 200 South. Finca, which Evans now says was never meant to be in such a large space, was renamed George.