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From fusion and comfort food to small plates and wine, Salt Lake City has three new restaurants to try.
The Eklektik • As the name suggests, the menu is a fusion of flavors, mostly from Mexico, Spain and South America. There are soups, salads, small plates and entrées such as Barcelona shrimp cazuela and black beer bondiolas. Prices from $7 to $23. Vegan options as well as beer and wine. Nearly all of the tables, chairs, dishes and glassware are upcycled and the interior decorations repurposed bottles, lamps, planters and furniture are for sale.
Where • 60 E. 800 South, Salt Lake City; 385-528-3675 or theeklektik.com. Open Monday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Tradition • This restaurant near Liberty Park offers a contemporary take on classics such as chicken and dumplings, fried chicken, fish and chips and Utah funeral potatoes. Weekend brunch includes biscuits and gravy, pork belly and eggs and fried green tomatoes. Save room for pie. Prices from $9 to $20. Beer, wine and unique cocktails.
Where • 501 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City; 385-202-7167 or http://www.traditionslc.com. Open Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.
We Olive • Part gourmet food shop and part restaurant, Utah's first We Olive shop sells California extra-virgin olive oils, vinegars and gourmet foods and gifts. The restaurant and wine bar serves salads, panini sandwiches and small bites that can be enjoyed with wines by the taste, glass or bottle. Food prices from $3 to $20. The shop also has monthly educational classes and Sample Saturday events.
Where • 602 E. 500 South, inside Trolley Square, Salt Lake City; 801-448-7489 or weolive.com/salt-lake-city. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.