In local son John Murcko’s latest project, you’ll find a high-ceilinged, industrial space where the center of the action is the open kitchen—and a dining room that is separated from the kitchen by a wall of vintage-schoolhouse-style windows. Over an open flame, Murcko cooks up everything from grilled oysters and ember-roasted cauliflower to pecan-grilled scallops with pea risotto. The frequently-changing menu sources its ingredients from local purveyors like Beehive Cheese, Bear Lake Beef, and Slide Ridge Honey. There’s an intimate 8-seat private room, dubbed the Chef’s Library, which is full of Murcko’s favorite cookbooks, just to the right of the kitchen. (He may even pop his head in and say hi while you’re dining.) Inquire about the beautiful, reclaimed wooden dining tables and your server will likely tell you they were hand-hewn by Chef himself at his cabin in Southern Utah. Cap off the night with a Smoke Show (High West Rendezvous Rye, charred blood orange, bitters, and rosemary) cocktail at the Nickel Bar downstairs.

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