Restaurant Reviews

Ice cream, you scream

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We’ve got the inside scoop on not one but TWO ice cream opportunities to help break
this heat wave.

As previously mentioned, Eva’s Bakery has expanded into McKay
Diamond & Jewelry. (Don’t worry McKay, moved .01 miles to Regent Street. Even
better: Eva’s plans to keep and refurbish the iconic neon sign). This charming shotgun
space will be transformed into a gelato shop, and owner/chef Charlie Perry tells us we
can explore our flavorites come July 14.

In the meantime, wander up to City Creek Center where The Churro Company has
opened a location tucked between Kneaders Bakery and Johnny Rockets. This is the
third location for the Utah County-based business that offers up ‘dipped’ Churros — think
Nutella or Fruity Crunch. Upping the ante, these guys offer the option to have your
churro ‘dunked’ into creamy BYU ice cream. Churri-on over soon!

Owner Lisa Ward reports Fenice on Regent Street has finally launched lunch service!
From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, wander over for a sophisticated two-drink lunch.

Looking for a recommendation? Start with fire-roasted sherried grapes over
house-made burrata, move on to the Italian sausage and agrodolce pizza covered in
FOUR cheeses. Finally, if you have room, and you like the theme of this story, Fenice
also has a rotating selection of luxuriously-smooth gelato.

We first broke the news that Bourbon Group would be opening Franklin Avenue
Cocktail & Kitchen
across the street from Brick & Mortar on Edison Avenue.
We’ll pause to answer your questions. (Franklin Avenue was originally Edison.) (Edison
was one of the first streets in the world to be electrified, rightly warranting a name
change.)

As with all of Bourbon’s restaurants, this space is gorgeous and comfortable. The menu
is evocative of White Horse and Whiskey Street and we can’t wait to try all of it.
Eggs are having a moment and newly-hatched EGGSBURGH is not yolking around.
Seven benedicts (smoked salmon benny over here, please), four omelets, five
breakfast bowls, four french toast options, three wraps, five pancake flavors (including
banana crunch pancakes), and a bunch of burgers and sandwiches. We’re going to
head over there before the Farmers Market this week, check it out, and report
back — follow us on social media. We’re already hearing eggstraordinary reviews.

Tristan, the discerning owner of the delightful Cafe Juniper on 400 south, next to Green
Pig, is moving into Church and State. Follow him east for delicious baked goods and
exotic small-batch coffees.

Do you like your coffee ‘strong’? Head to Alpha Coffee, which just opened in the 111
Building! Female- and veteran-owned, Alpha is proud to donate more than 10 percent of
its profits to the planet, veterans, and community through its Grounds for Good
program. The sausage croissant and bacon burrito are legit… now, please open on
Saturday and Sunday… please?

Josh Jones

Joshua Jones is the director of communications and marketing at the Downtown Alliance at downtownslc.org.

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