Dining during SLIG can be a bit overwhelming if you don't know your options. It can seem like there's not much close by, but in reality you have quite a few options.
The welcome reception, our first meal-event, will be Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Come pick up your syllabus and registration materials, meet fellow students, and mingle with instructors. Light refreshments will be served but this is not a complete meal.
Continental breakfast is included with your registration and will be served each morning Monday through Friday. For those who wish to have a more full breakfast, the Radisson hotel restaurant offers a daily breakfast buffet.
The Copper Canyon Restaurant, located on the first floor of the Radisson Hotel serves both lunch and dinner. The restaurant will be open to both participants during the lunch period. Their new chef has recently updated their menus and shortened their service times. Room service is also available for those staying at the hotel.
JB's Restaurant has agreed to make their lunch-package available to SLIG participants again this year. The fee of $50 includes one lunch pre day, Monday through Friday. Lunch will include one-half sandwich (several selections to choose from), salad bar with soup, drink, dessert, tax, and gratuity. JB's is located one city block from the Radisson. Tickets will be provided to those who purchase this plan. Seating will be pre-reserved for SLIG participants to prevent waiting.
Other Nearby Options:
The New City Creek Center:
For the past several years the downtown area of Salt Lake City has been under renovation. A bold project called Downtown Rising
has literally torn down two full blocks of all but the most historical buildings and rebuilt the area from the ground up. The new mixed-used development includes shopping, dining, entertainment, office space, and condominiums, along with beautiful pathways and the restored creek that originally wound its way through that area.
City Creek begins just one block east of the Radisson. If you enjoy the walk, it is two short blocks to the food court, located on the east side of the center. If you prefer to ride, take any TRAX line Southbound to the city center stop; this will place you nearest the east entrance to City Creek, close to the food court.
Dining at Temple Square:
Temple Square Hospitality
offers a variety of restaurants within a few blocks of the Radisson. The Nauvoo Cafe
is located on the corner of South Temple and Main in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, two blocks east of the Radisson and offers quick cafeteria-style/food-to-go dining. On the top floor of that same building, the Garden Restaurant
and The Roof Restaurant
provide great views along with great food. The Garden is more casual with American Cuisine. The Roof accurately describes itself as "Utah's premier gourmet dining buffet". If you have your significant other along and want a romantic view and an elegant meal, The Roof Restaurant is a don't-miss experience.
Just east of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building as you continue along South Temple, you will find the Lion House and Beehive House, two historical buildings that once belonged to Brigham Young. Turn left on the small path to the west of them to find the Lion House Pantry
, which features "home-style fare" in the basement of the Lion House.
Just a few blocks southwest of the Radisson is The Gateway--an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment area. The Gateway
offers a wide variety of dining venues from Applebee's to Wing Nutz. You will find a Japanese sushi bar, a Pub & Grub, and even a Brazilian Grill. A complete listing, along with detailed maps of both levels, may be found on their website
The Canyon Creek Cafes Food Court
is located directly west of the Planetarium off 100 South. There you will find several fast food options such as Orange Julius, Subway, and Taco Time.
To get to the Gateway, walk west on South Temple to 400 West and turn left. Alternately, board any Northbound TRAX line at the Arena Station located 1/2 a block west of the Radisson and exit at the Planetarium Station.
If this whets your appetite, make sure to go to visitsaltlake.com
for even more options in the downtown Salt Lake City area. You will find everything from mouthwatering steak to italian or mexican cuisine within easy walking distance.