Summer Menu Items @ Afterword
Summer is heating up at Afterword restaurant in Heber City, where Chef Matt Harris and his staff are featuring some delicious new dishes on the summer menu. For example, there’s Fire-Grilled Spanish Octopus, Fire-roasted Lamb T-bone Bites, Golden Beet Gazpacho, and Roasted Beets & Peas Salad, just to name a few.
Of course, Chef Harris’ outstanding Famous Fried Chicken which helped make Tupelo restaurant so popular is also on the menu, and I hope it always will be. It’s simply the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted.
And remember that Afterword hosts Old Fashioned Friday each Friday featuring a special lineup of $10 Old Fashioned cocktails, as well as live music on the patio every Wednesday and Saturday evening.
Flanker Coming to The Gateway
Look for an exciting new dining, drinking and entertainment establishment to open at The Gateway this September. It’s called Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club and it will be located across from Vivint Arena on the second floor above the Olympic Legacy Plaza at The Gateway which was previously home to Punch Bowl Social. Owned and operated by Las Vegas-headquartered Carver Road Hospitality, the 17,500-square-foot multi-concept complex will feature a restaurant, three bars, 400-square-feet of LED screens, private karaoke and golf simulator rooms, a central sporting club/nightclub and a cocktail lounge. Flanker will serve adults ages 21 and over.
“We chose Salt Lake City because it’s such a social and emerging culinary scene,” said Sean Christie, chief executive officer of Carver Road Hospitality. “Our goal is to bring a world-class concept to the city where you can have a great meal, the best drinks, exceptional service and, most importantly, a fun time all in one space.”
According to the folks at Flanker, “Pulling inspiration from Salt Lake City, the Restaurant will present a color palette inspired by the Utah Jazz and Utah Grizzlies sports teams. The 360-degree bar anchors the main dining area offering a range of seating options with the bar and lounge, high-tops, patio and traditional restaurant seating. 30 state-of-the-art screens will display sporting events, digital art and a variety of content. The area is complete with a fireplace, large stage for live music and entertainment, foosball and shuffleboard tables, and other activities to complement the inherently social scene and multi-sensory experience.”
Flanker is also currently hiring staff if you’re interested in a hospitality industry job.
Flagship T27 Closes
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been 9 years since Todd and Kristin Gardiner opened the first Taqueria 27 in Lamplighter Square. And it’s also hard to believe that the flagship T27 is permanently closing. Here’s what Todd and Kristin had to say: “After 9 years at the Foothill location, we are sad to announce that due to the pending redevelopment of Lamplighter Square, we are closing the doors to the first Taqueria 27 restaurant on Foothill Drive. All other locations will remain open and in business.”
They continued, “This decision has not been easy; even though we knew redevelopment was on the horizon, it is still difficult to say adios to the original T27. This comes a bit earlier than planned, as maintenance costs of the center and the labor market continue to be challenging. Rather than initiate costly repairs on an old building destined for imminent demolition, we have chosen to allocate resources to our other four T27 locations. The Foothill staff has been given the opportunity to relocate to our other locations, which ensures that our team has a good, stable, and reliable income.”
The T27 locations in Lehi, Fashion Place, Downtown SLC and Holladay remain open serving gourmet tacos, terrific tequilas and much more.
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.