Get ready to try some new food. Here's a list of 13 new restaurants that have recently opened, or will be serving soon.
Sugar House is getting several more dining options.
The new development on McClelland Street south of 2100 South has spaces for Beyond Glaze Doughnuts, which makes hand-decorated treats designed by a pastry chef; Melty Way Grilled Cheese Gourmet, which serves bread baked by Stone Ground and serves it with 13 different types of cheeses and house-made dipping sauces; and Firehouse Subs, which is also opening at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi and Red Rock Commons in St. George.
Bodega, a mini grocery store/tavern serving house-made empanadas and a Squatter's branded IPA called El Borracho (meaning "the drunkard"), is opening Friday, June 14, at 331 S. Main Street, with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. But there's more to the space than a convenience store. Bodega will bring the big city trend of "secret" restaurants to Utah.
Blue Pablano, sister restaurant to Provo's Black Sheep Cafe, held its grand opening in mid-May. It serves street tacos, tapas and breakfast at 434 W. Center St., Provo; 801-607-5951.
The Italian chain Brio Tuscan Grille is opening at City Creek Center in Salt Lake City on June 27. Its other Utah location is at Fashion Place Mall.
The Cliff House Gastro Pub will be opening in mid-July, replacing Vuz Restaurant and Vuda Bar at 12234 S. Draper Gate Drive, Draper. The pub will be open for lunch and dinner, along with breakfast on weekends. Because it has a club and restaurant license, it can serve Bloody Marys at 10 a.m. It will provide live music four nights a week and has a patio to fit 100 people.
Copper Bowl opened at 214 W. 600 South, Salt Lake City, in mid-April, serving Indian food. Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 5-10 p.m.; 801-532-2322.
From Scratch, serving wood-fired pizza and baguette sandwiches, will be opening at the Gallivan Center in early September. The restaurant, which will offer fast-casual lunch with plans to add dinner that includes made-from-scratch pasta. The restaurant will have an in-house flour mill and will make its own hand-pulled mozzarella.
Mountain West Burrito, serving handcrafted Mexican food, opened its third location June 10, north of Thanksgiving Point, at 2795 W. Clubhouse Lane, Lehi. 801-766-8248. The owners, the Heirloom Restaurant Group, also run Communal and Pizzeria 712, both in Utah County.
Red Hot, serving kobe beef hotdogs, is opening at 165 S. Main Street, in Salt Lake City.
Shawarma King recently opened at 725 E. 3300 South, serving Middle Eastern and Greek food.
Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, the Texas-based chain which already has locations in Midvale and Sandy, is opening in downtown Salt Lake City in mid-July in the office tower at 222 S. Main.
Know of any other restaurants opening? Email food writer Heather May at firstname.lastname@example.org.