Food and Drink

A new brewery for South Salt Lake's fun zone

Couches and tables in a brewery

One of the lounge areas in Chappell Brewery. Photo courtesy of Tim Chappell.

A brewery is the latest addition to the fast-growing entertainment district amid the warehouses of South Salt Lake.

Driving the news: Chappell Brewing hosts its grand opening at noon Friday, with two beers on tap.

This Salt Lake City breakfast sandwich is drawing crowds

Canadian bacon sandwich. Photo: Kim Bojórquez

If you've seen social media posts about Frankie & Essl's breakfast sandwiches, you're already on the right track.

What's happening: Word of the breakfast sandwich spot, which opened last month in Salt Lake City's Liberty Wells neighborhood, is already spreading on Instagram and TikTok.

Salt Lake City tips well despite Utah's stingy reputation

Data: Toast; Chart: Axios Visuals

Despite Utah's reputation for poor tipping, customers in the Salt Lake City metro are among the best tippers in the nation, per a recent restaurant trends report by Toast.

By the numbers: Salt Lake City residents paid an average of 19.6% in gratuity, per Toast — higher than the national rate of 19%. Researchers used data collected from full-service restaurants throughout the fourth quarter of 2022.

Erin Alberty
Mar 7, 2023 - News

Utah wants residents to eat invasive bullfrogs

Fried frog legs on a grate.

Frog legs, ready to eat. Photo: Ja Eggett, via the Utah Department of Natural Resources

The Utah Department of Natural Resources is asking residents to eat bullfrogs.

Reality check: No, really.

Scion Cider releases its own line of sippers

Photo courtesy of Scion Cider Bar.

A Salt Lake City cider bar that's attracted national buzz released its new house-made cider last week.

The intrigue: Scion Cider Bar, which opened in the Central Ninth neighborhood in 2021, holds one of the largest cider collections in the country.

Salt Lake City's newest food hall opens, slinging tacos, barbecue and more

The Local Market + Bar. Photo courtesy: Dan Campbell

Salt Lake City's newest food hall, The Local Market + Bar, opens Tuesday.

Details: The 7,500-square-foot modern cafeteria, operated by Hospitality HQ, is located in the Central City neighborhood.

Erin Alberty
Feb 23, 2023 - Business

State Street taco stand gets permanent location in Millcreek

Photo courtesy: Tacos Don Rafa

Tacos Don Rafa, of Sears-parking-lot fame, is opening its doors this week in Millcreek.

Driving the news: The popular taco cart has moved into a permanent location at 3804 S. Highland Dr.

Kim Bojórquez
Feb 16, 2023 - News

Utah opens first pop-up liquor store for All-Star Game

Animated illustration of four different kinds of beers.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

With bars expected to be filled to the brim, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services is opening its first pop-up liquor store at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Details: Just a few blocks away from Vivint Arena, the temporary location launches Thursday and runs through Saturday. It will operate from 11am to 10pm.

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