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Salt Lake City's Food Scene

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Diners at Pago in Salt Lake City

Once regarded as a culinary backwater, Salt Lake City now boasts cutting-edge restaurants, bars, and cafes that garner national attention. Chefs here have embraced the values of the local food movement and other food trends, serving everything from bone marrow to duck eggs and elm seeds, and diners relish the results. Thursday, we’re taking the pulse of Salt Lake City’s food scene. A panel of local food writers will join us to explore the city’s gustatory past, its innovators, and its future.

Mentioned in today's show:






Red Iguana


The Dodo

New Yorker


Copper Onion

Copper Common


Oh Mai

Saffron Valley

Pizzeria 712

Black Sheep Café


Hell’s Backbone


Caffe d’Bolla

Charming Beard Coffee

Coffee Garden

Blue Copper Roasters

Publik Coffee Roasters

Nobrow Coffee Werks

Bar X


Tony Caputo’s Gourmet Market & Deli

Liberty Heights Fresh

Amour Spreads


Creminelli Fine Meats

Beehive Cheese


  • Josh and Becky Rosenthal run the blogs SLCfoodie, Vintage Mixer, and SLCmixers and Josh is the managing partner of Charming Beard Coffee. Their new book is called Salt Lake City Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from The Crossroads of the West [Amazon|Indiebound]. They’ll both be on hand at The King’s English Book Shop for a to talk about their book on Thursday, January 15. The event begins at 7 p.m. DETAILS
  • Mary Brown Malouf is a longtime food writer and the editor of Salt Lake Magazine.
  • Ted Scheffler is the food and wine reviewer for Salt Lake City Weekly.
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.