#76: Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade - It’s All Gravy… and Limeade

April 10, 2018

Like many great food businesses in our state, Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade began at the Farmer's Market. But before Sweet Lake opened its doors, owner and founder Hasen Cone was working a corporate job in a cubicle, and he wasn't satisfied with his work.

In today's episode of The Utah Foodie, Hasen shares the turning point in his career, and the story of a wise, elderly woman who inspired his founding of what would later become one of the most successful vendors at the Salt Lake City Farmers Market. 

Several years later, Hasen and his wife Teri Rosquist are not only running a bustling farmer's market business, but also operate a successful Utah brunch spot that serves up Hasen's now famous Limeade, along with a full breakfast and lunch menu. 

"The menu of the restaurant is also the story of my life. There's really a life story that comes from every item on the menu." - Hasen Cone, Owner and Founder of Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade

This episode of The Utah Foodie was hosted by Chase Murdock and produced by Ryan Samanka. For more episodes, visit our episode archive, and stay current on new episodes by following us on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter

Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade

54 W 1700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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#75: La Barba Coffee – Good Coffee For Everyone

February 16, 2018

La Barba got their start selling small batch coffee in farmers markets and searching for local businesses interested in carrying fair trade, direct trade, and rainforest alliance certified coffee.

They were passionate about their roasting technique and had a simple mission that drove what they did: bring good coffee to everyone in Utah. 

Today, just a few months after La Barba Coffee's five-year anniversary, their mission continues. But now in 2018, it spans across 20 employees in three locations, including a coffee roasting production facility in South Salt Lake. Their fourth location is planned to open in mid-2018 at The Gateway. 

On this episode of The Utah Foodie podcast we sit down at their coffee roasting facility with Joe Evans and Levi Rogers to hear their story. We learn about their coffee roasting approach, their future plans, and even get a couple of home brewing tips to try at home. 

 

La Barba Downtown SLC

327 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

La Barba Draper

13811 Sprague Ln, Draper, UT 84020

La Barba Gateway

Coming soon.

 

Website link: https://www.theutahfoodie.com/podcast/75/labarba 

La Barba's website: https://www.labarbacoffee.com/ 

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#74: Meditrina (and Porch) - A Chef/Owner Who Does What She Wants

January 26, 2018

When it comes to personality, Meditrina has it in spades. From its lovely wine menu, to its quirky design and deep purple interior, this is a restaurant that does small plates right. 

On today's episode we go inside the new Meditrina location to talk with their chef/owner, Jen Gilroy. From a career in the music industry in Nashville, Tennessee to running a brewpub in Vernal, Utah... Jen has quite the story. After leaving rural Utah, she came to Salt Lake City to begin her search for the perfect location for her first-ever restaurant, and chef gig, Meditrina.

Medtrina was arguably the first restaurant in town to focus on small plates when they opened up in 2008, right before the great recession, we might add. So on today's program we talk with Jen about her take on Salt Lake City's food scene, her love for wine, and why she has a passion for design, art, and... the color purple. 

On this episode of The Utah Foodie we sit down with Jen Gilroy, the chef/owner of Medtrina and her latest restaurant, Porch. 

Meditrina can be found at 165 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 and Porch Restaurant at 11274 Kestrel Rise Rd, South Jordan, UT 84009. 

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#73: Table X - X Marks the Spot for Thoughtful, Honest Food

December 15, 2017

Utah has always had its own take on fine dining. Forget white linen and dozens of utensils. Farm-to-table has reigned supreme, and a hyper-detailed commitment to quality has made restaurants like Forage, Pago, and Handle the new standard in the state. And with new restaurants like HSL and Table X joining their ranks, chef’s and entrepreneurs are putting Utah on the culinary map.

Table X opened their doors in 2016, and right from the start they were doing things differently. Located in Millcreek, the restaurant features a garden on the property, three chefs, and a new menu almost every week. Recipients of a Dining Award from Salt Lake Magazine and awarded Best New Fine Dining by the Salt Lake Tribune, their short time in Utah has already been noteworthy.

On this episode of The Utah Foodie we sit down with co-owners Nick Fahs and Mike Blocher and dive into what inspired Table X, what their goals for the future are, and their approach and mentality to owning a restaurant. And it helps that we got to spend some quality time in their garden. We are positively buzzing with excitement over this episode. And no, we don’t apologize for any bad puns.

 

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#72: Fisher Brewing Company – “We’re Beer Guys Who Wanted to Make a Beer Place”

December 2, 2017

Fisher Brewing Company has a storied history and one few Utah establishments rival. In fact, the brewery out-dates our state itself, having opened a decade before Utah was founded in 1896.

A. Fisher Brewing Company’s story began in 1884, named after its entrepreneurial founder, Albert Fisher. But beer and life were different in the late 1800's. Craft beer wasn't yet a twinkle in Salt Lake City's eye, and it was rare for a company to grow beyond a few employees. Fisher Brewing smashed through both norms, employing over 200 employees and producing more than 75,000 barrels per year.

Even still, the beer business wasn’t easy. Prohibition shut Fisher down for 14 years, and when it finally reopened after the alcohol ban was lifted, Albert's son, Frank Fisher, invested a large sum of money to revitalize the brewery's manufacturing plant. $250,000 later, Fisher was re-born in 1934.

In the early 1900's, Fisher Brewing proudly declared that their beer was brewed using the fresh water from the Jordan River—a sentence you wouldn't hear a Utah brewery utter today. Located at 1206 W. 200 S., Albert Fisher's mansion still sits today, which can be seen just off Interstate 80. Their reputation was built on their unpretentious, regular everyday blue-collar beer. Fisher's beer wasn't craft, innovative, or special, and that's exactly what made it special.

A couple decades after its re-opening, California-based Lucky Lager and Fisher Brewing went to battle in court, and Lucky Lager acquired Fisher and quietly shut down the company, leaving Utah without Fisher Brewing Company for over 50 years.

That's when today's owners step in. Albert Fisher's great-great-grandson Tommy Fisher Riemondy, and his friends Tim Dwyer, Steve Brown, and Colby Frazier embarked upon a family dream of re-opening the family beer business.

Today, Fisher Brewing offers a variety of craft beer options, brewed just miles from the original location on the banks of the Jordan River. They re-opened on February 5, 2017.

In today's episode, we sit down with the owners of Fisher Brewing to learn more about their history, how they stay relevant today, and ask about their brewing philosophy and where they are heading as a brewery.

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The Rose Establishment: Bloom Where You Are Planted

December 16, 2016

Coffee shops have taken on a very important social role in communities. They facilitate local art, local food and beverage vendors, and serve as warm and quiet places for people to work, collaborate, and gather. However, the social aspect has lessoned as coffee shops have more and more evolved into places of work. The Rose Establishment, however, wanted to bring the social back to the equation.

Opened in 2010 by Erica O’Brien, The Rose Establishment has become a staple in the Pioneer Park neighborhood. And with no Internet, it’s the perfect place to gather for conversation, quiet reflection, or a damn good sandwich. On top of having locally sourced food options and seasonal beverages, The Rose Establishment is a completely restored space, a project tackled by Erica and her father.

Join us on the show this week as we’re joined by Erica O’Brien, Cody Kirkland, and Cori Norton, the three creatives behind this evolving coffee space that has firmly taken root into a neighborhood that is full of potential, and offers a bright future ahead.

 

This episode was sponsored by…

90.9FM KRCL — Community Connection and Music Discovery

The Chocolate Conspiracy — A project in pure, raw, honey-sweetened chocolate.

Maddox Restaurant — Featuring completely from scratch recipes in Perry, UT. since 1949, sourced and crafted from the finest ingredients available.

Beltex Meats — A small butcher shop utilizing local meats and sustainable practices. Specializing in the craft of whole animal butchery at 511E 900S

GREENbike — Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share. Their bikes are ready to ride, one-size-fits-all, and located at popular downtown hot spots. Take as many 1-hour rides as you want for an entire year for only $75.

This episode was hosted by Chase Murdock and produced by Ryan Samanka. For more information or to browse our episode archive, visit theutahfoodie.comor follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. See you next week!

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Chelsea Nelson and the Craft Cocktail Takeover

December 1, 2016

To say we're fans of craft cocktails would be an understatement. Their emergence throughout the Utah food scene has been meteoritic, and when good craft cocktails arrive on the scene you better expect good things to follow.

We've often talked about the craft cocktail scene in Utah, especially on episodes with Bar X, Handle + HSL, Zest, and Beehive Distilling. The last 10 years has been a craft cocktail renaissance (of sorts), and the emerging popularity of these beverages has taken a firm hold of our quickly growing state.

While we're fans of these delicious delights, we're by no means experts. That's why we're thrilled that Chelsea Nelson, the founder of Heartbeat Nosh, was able to be our guest host this episode!

Chelsea is joined by Scott Gardner (Water Witch, formerly HSL), Amy Eldridge (Under Current) and Jessica Sandberg (Under Current), all craft cocktail masters who bring thoughtfulness, playfulness, and heart to the drinks they create.

Join us as we learn from these craft cocktail experts, and learn everything you need to know to begin your own craft cocktail education.

 

This episode was sponsored by…

90.9FM KRCL — Community Connection and Music Discovery

The Chocolate Conspiracy — A project in pure, raw, honey-sweetened chocolate.

Maddox Restaurant — Featuring completely from scratch recipes in Perry, UT. since 1949, sourced and crafted from the finest ingredients available.

Beltex Meats — A small butcher shop utilizing local meats and sustainable practices. Specializing in the craft of whole animal butchery at 511E 900S

GREENbike — Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share. Their bikes are ready to ride, one-size-fits-all, and located at popular downtown hot spots. Take as many 1-hour rides as you want for an entire year for only $75.

This episode was hosted by Chase Murdock and produced by Ryan Samanka. For more information or to browse our episode archive, visittheutahfoodie.com or follow us onFacebook, Instagram, orTwitter. See you next week!

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Argentina’s Best Empanadas: Shaping SLC… One Empanada At A Time

November 17, 2016

Ana Valdemoros grew up surrounded by food. Whether it was a family meal, a get-together with friends, or a neighborhood gathering, food was a staple. Ana was raised in Argentina, a country that blends Italian and regional Argentinian cuisines to create simple, hearty, flavorful meals that always draw from local ingredients. When Ana moved to Salt Lake City for college in 2000, it quickly became apparent that Utah was in dire need of an authentic Argentina experience.

 

While Ana has always loved food, her first love was community. She was fascinated with how neighborhoods and cities developed, and wanted to play an active part in shaping a city’s future. With a degree in City Planning and Economic Development from the University of Utah, Ana began working in local government, spending years working on shaping and growing Salt Lake City and the surrounding valley.

 

Her passion for community brought her back to her roots, and Ana wanted to bring a piece of Argentina to Utah residents. What was born was Argentina’s Best Empanadas. Like many stories we hear on the show, Ana stretched her wings and learned the ropes by being a vendor at the Downtown Farmers Market. For years she perfected her recipes, and received the opportunity to open a brick-and-mortar of her own. Located at 357 S 200 E, Argentina’s Best Empanadas is a small restaurant that brings a whole lot of love, community, and warmth, to the growing Utah foodie community.

 

 

This episode was sponsored by…

90.9FM KRCL — Community Connection and Music Discovery

The Chocolate Conspiracy — A project in pure, raw, honey-sweetened chocolate.

Maddox Restaurant — Featuring completely from scratch recipes in Perry, UT. since 1949, sourced and crafted from the finest ingredients available.

Beltex Meats — A small butcher shop utilizing local meats and sustainable practices. Specializing in the craft of whole animal butchery at 511E 900S

GREENbike — Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share. Their bikes are ready to ride, one-size-fits-all, and located at popular downtown hot spots. Take as many 1-hour rides as you want for an entire year for only $75.

This episode was hosted by Chase Murdock and produced by Ryan Samanka. For more information or to browse our episode archive, visit theutahfoodie.com or follow us onFacebook, Instagram, orTwitter. See you next week!

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Tin Angel Cafe: Where Art Meets Community

November 4, 2016

There are many motivations to enter the restaurant business. Maybe you love to cook and are looking for a culinary challenge. Or possibly you are a competitive person who is looking for a creative entrepreneurial challenge. But some people just want to create a community. For Kestrel and Jerry K Leidtke Jr., community was the most important part of all.


The Tin Angel name comes from very fun, but humble, beginnings. The original Tin Angel was founded by Jerry’s father in 1962, and served as a bar in the downtown area. However, Tin Angel quickly became a LGBTQ hotspot and hosted weekly drag shows. It became a cultural hotspot and served as the first gay/drag bar west of the Mississippi. Even though the bar closed, the name lived on as a community beacon bursting with art and inclusivity.


While Kestrel and Jerry have worked in the food industry for years, they always dreamed of creating something of their own that was more than just food. They wanted a space for artists, for a community to gather. They wanted to support local vendors and create an experience. When Kestrel stumbled upon a building owner putting up a “For Rent” sign, they instantly knew that their opportunity to create something of their own had arrived.


In 2007, Tin Angel opened its doors. Bursting with local art, Tin Angel is an eclectic space that offers local, seasonal, varied foods that pay tribute to the community while also taking a creative twist with familiar favorites. Join us as we hear the story of Kestrel and Jerry, and learn more about this community staple that is standing firm with the ever changing Pioneer Park area.


This episode was sponsored by…

90.9FM KRCL — Community Connection and Music Discovery

The Chocolate Conspiracy — A project in pure, raw, honey-sweetened chocolate.

Maddox Restaurant — Featuring completely from scratch recipes in Perry, UT. since 1949, sourced and crafted from the finest ingredients available.

Beltex Meats — A small butcher shop utilizing local meats and sustainable practices. Specializing in the craft of whole animal butchery at 511E 900S

GREENbike — Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share. Their bikes are ready to ride, one-size-fits-all, and located at popular downtown hot spots. Take as many 1-hour rides as you want for an entire year for only $75.

This episode was hosted by Chase Murdock and produced by Ryan Samanka. For more information or to browse our episode archive, visit theutahfoodie.com or follow us onFacebook, Instagram, orTwitter. See you next week!


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Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen: The Flavor Is In The Details

October 21, 2016

Utah is experiencing a food diversification. No longer must we settle for chain restaurants, or the same three cuisines over and over again. With our expanding food scene comes more options for consumers, better quality food, and a large variety of options for those who have specific dietary needs.


Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen truly highlights how this expansion is not only benefiting the vegan, vegetarian, and diet-conscious consumers, but entire neighborhoods. Because who doesn’t want affordable, local, from-scratch food?

Founded by Thomas Kreitlow, Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen is a unique blend of pressed juices, paleo, vegan, and Whole30 food and beverage options that check the box of all eaters. With a philosophy of using every single item to its fullest extent, Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen goes to great lengths to minimize waste, maximize flavor, and deliver above-average quality.

Join us as we hear Thomas’ story, the inner workings of this ambitious restaurant, and see just how valuable this type of restaurant is to the Utah food community.

This episode was sponsored by…

90.9FM KRCL — Community Connection and Music Discovery

The Chocolate Conspiracy — A project in pure, raw, honey-sweetened chocolate.

Maddox Restaurant — Featuring completely from scratch recipes in Perry, UT. since 1949, sourced and crafted from the finest ingredients available.

Beltex Meats — A small butcher shop utilizing local meats and sustainable practices. Specializing in the craft of whole animal butchery at 511E 900S

GREENbike — Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike share. Their bikes are ready to ride, one-size-fits-all, and located at popular downtown hot spots. Take as many 1-hour rides as you want for an entire year for only $75.

This episode was hosted by Chase Murdock and produced by Ryan Samanka. For more information or to browse our episode archive, visit theutahfoodie.com or follow us onFacebook, Instagram, orTwitter. See you next week!


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