July 05, 2022 Written by by Josh Jones
Fenice on Regent Fenice on Regent

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 McKay 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 11-3:30, 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 onto the Italian sausage and agrodolce pizza covered in FOUR cheeses. Finally, if you have room, and you like the theme of this blog, Fenice also has a rotating selection of luxuriously-smooth gelato.

Breaking news: Maxwell’s Pizza returns! A small shop is taking shape next to Vosen’s at 328 West 200 South. And, the much-loved Rosepark-based Santo Taco is taking over the Fat Boy Phillies space on 400 South and State Street. Both of these establishments are beloved and we’re thrilled they’re expanding downtown. 

We first broke the news that Bourbon Group would be opening Franklin Avenue Cocktail & Kitchen on Edison Street across the street from Brick & Mortar.
We’ll pause to answer your questions. (Edison Street was originally Franklin Avenue. 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 in The Perry Hotel 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 before the Farmers Market this week, check it out, and will report back. 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 their profits to the planet, veterans, and community through their Grounds for Good program. The sausage croissant and bacon burrito are legit… now, please open on Saturday and Sunday… please?