Seeing Red | Restaurant Reviews | Salt Lake City

ALEX SPRINGER

It’s probably appropriate to confess that I didn’t have Red Maple (2882 W. 4700 South, 801-747-2888, redmaplechinese.com) on my radar until all you lovely City Weekly readers gave it your “Best Chinese Food” stamp of approval during last year’s Best of Utah. As a longtime fan of our local Asian food scene, I felt a bit chagrined that paying a visit to this West Valley favorite wasn’t higher on my priority list. That said, I’m happy to say that I have seen the glory that is Red Maple, and am happy to be counted among those of you who bestowed last year’s Best of Utah Award to this establishment. Y’all seem to know what you’re talking about.

Red Maple has been around since 2010, though it moved to its current location in 2013; before then, diners found the place on 3300 South and Redwood Road. Back then, its

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New Miami Restaurant Openings Include Paperfish, Salt & Straw, and Miami Diner

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Another week, another round of new restaurants opening in Miami.

This week, check out handmade dumplings at Zitz Sum in Coral Gables. Or grab a scoop of Miami-inspired ice cream with the Coral Gables Salt & Straw.

Other openings include a new speakeasy-themed sushi restaurant, the expansion of Miami Diner in South Beach, and a delivery-only concept that specializes in pairing sandwiches with champagne.

Do you know of any openings that aren’t on our list? Let us know in the comments or email [email protected]

Champs & Heroes delivers sandwiches and champagne to your door.

Champs & Heroes delivers sandwiches and champagne to your door.

Photo courtesy of Champs & Heroes

Miami native Jourdan Binder — one of the creatives behind the Anderson and Broken Shaker — has a new delivery-only concept: sandwiches paired with Champagne. His odd-couple idea, dubbed 

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Falling for Nepal | Restaurant Reviews | Salt Lake City

ALEX SPRINGER

At first glance, you wouldn’t think that Utah would be home to the diverse cuisines of Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal—but that’s what makes it fun to explore. For example, Everest Curry Kitchen (68 E. 10600 South, Sandy, 801-571-4015, everestcurrykitchenutah.com) has a menu that dovetails with traditional Indian dishes like tandoori chicken, tikka masala, and samosas, while offering some great flavors from Nepal. Don’t be misled by the nondescript storefront within a Sandy strip mall; Everest is a great place for traditional Indian food, but you’ll want to stick around for some flavorful Nepalese cuisine as well.

My first experience with Tibetan and Nepalese food came at the Living Traditions Festival, Utah’s annual celebration of the myriad cultures that call our state home. I spotted someone doling out these baseball-sized tufts of steamed dough with a little bit of crispy brown on top. Once I learned that

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Tasty Land Excursions Enhance Silversea Cruises’ New S.A.L.T. Culinary Program

We enjoy Thai restaurants all over the western world. The Philippines produces magnificent cuisine as well. Yet, given the enormous Filipino diaspora worldwide, why do we seldom find Filipino restaurants? Why hasn’t that cuisine taken off?

Perhaps you’ve never noticed that. But through the new Silversea Cruises S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste) program, Nicole Ponseca will set you straight on a cuisine that has for centuries been deeply enriched by Chinese, Malay, Arab, Spanish and even United States influences. The Filipina-American, California-native chef is co-founder of Jeepney restaurant in New York City and co-author of the colorful and highly-regarded cookbook “I am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook.”

Chef Ponseca is among a number of culinary figures who have started to collaborate with Silversea’s S.A.L.T. program. Set for its maiden voyage

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