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Zagat Names Salt Lake City “Up and Coming” Food Scene

Zagat’s 7 Cities list for 2013, Salt Lake City slide

A recent Zagat blog post lists Salt Lake City as one of 7 up and coming food cities (click through the slide show for the cities; Salt Lake is slide 2). Slow Foodies have known this for some time, but it is satisfying to get a shout-out from a national food publication. Other than Boulder, CO, the others are all in the southeast region, such as Athens, GA and Charleston, SC. Utah restauranteurs like Scott Evans of Pago and Viet Pham of Forage, along with their many local food suppliers, are exciting the taste buds and building a reputation beyond our valley. As Zagat notes, “While many regard this Western town more for its skiing or religious ties, the burgeoning culinary scene is undeniably exciting, especially when it comes to the number of restaurants cooking local, with an emphasis on foraging. …”