Silver Turns South
In the prime Old Town space previously occupied by the bar/restaurant Silver, there is now Tupelo (508 Main St, 435.615.7700), an adaptation of chef/partner Matt Harris’s southern roots to life in the Beehive State. Harris’s refreshingly uncomplicated menu is a study in textural contrasts and simple, comforting flavors. Eye-catching menu items include the house-made ricotta served with olive oil bread, Cache Valley honey, and truffles and the 48-hour braised veal cheek. Lunch and dinner are served daily, as well as brunch on the weekends. The upper level remains a bar, where co-owner Maggie Alvarez says an “exciting craft cocktail and wine program” awaits guests.
Whole Foods to Go Big
Last fall the Summit County Council approved Whole Foods’ plans to relocate from Redstone to an 8.5-acre parcel north of Highway 224 near Ruby Tuesday’s and Hampton Inn. At 43,000 square feet, the new store—scheduled to open in early 2017—will be nearly double the size of the existing one and will include a taproom (both beer and wine), a pub menu, a fresh-pressed juice bar, and a concierge program offering pantry stocking and private chef shopping.
A New Market for Main
Owners of Riverhorse on Main recently purchased the Imperial Hotel (221 Main St) with plans to open an upscale market and café on the historic building’s street level. “You will be able to pick up prepared and raw foods there, as well as grocery staples such as milk, eggs, oils, and vinegars,” says Seth Adams, Riverhorse on Main executive chef. “The name has yet to be determined, but we will keep the historic Imperial name involved.” An opening date is scheduled for sometime in early 2016.
Uptown Fare Moves to BoPa
Last September, upper Main Street’s beloved lunch spot, Uptown Fare, was forced to close when the building it occupied, the Star Hotel, was deemed unsafe for occupancy by Park City Municipal. But have no fear. Parkites and in-the-know visitors will once again get to nosh Karleen Reilly’s homemade soups, roast turkey sandwiches, and to-die-for cookies and carrot cake when Uptown Fare reopens in December. The only caveat: instead of residing in Park City’s historic heart, Uptown Fare will reopen in the Kimball Art Center’s new Bonanza Park home at 1401 Kearns Boulevard.