If you’re lucky enough to have the time, forget downtown and head to the mountains with a 20-minute Uber Ride to the Porcupine Pub & Grille. It shouldn’t be hard to convince your group to move a meeting to their outdoor deck at the base of the Big Cottonwood Canyon. Push the allure of fresh canyon breezes, Porcupine’s famous fish tacos, and local craft beers.
The Porcupine is known for its great selection of food and beer—including 24 drafts on tap that feature an assortment of local brews. Don’t fret if the beer isn’t strong enough for you, the Porcupine also has a full selection of liquor and wine—whiskey lovers should try the High West Double Rye.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is laid back and it’s typically filled with people on their way to or from mountain pursuits. Your outdoor retailer crew will fit right in and and probably have a few interesting conversations with the servers—who tend to play as hard as they work.
One of the most popular appetizers (it could actually be enough for a meal) is the nacho plate. This mountain of nachos is smothered with diced tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, scallions, cilantro, lime, salsa, and guacamole. You’ll notice plenty of hungry eyes around the restaurant as they follow the huge mound of nachos to your table.
The Porcupine Pub & Grille is open seven days a week and serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Parking is free, but it gets gets pretty packed on weekends. You’ll find the Porcupine at 3698 Fort Union Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT 8412.