Salt Lake residents rejoice, a new restaurant is now open at 565 E 2100 S in Sugarhood! Chef and restaurateur Jen Gilroy is at it again with her newest project Elevo, located in the old Firehouse BBQ building along 2100 S. In addition to her restaurant Porch (which serves elevated Southern fare & craft cocktails in the Daybreak area), Elevo is the new sheriff in town after Jen made the hard decision to close down her much-loved Meditrina. Learn more about this exciting new addition below!
UMLF: So it feels like the end of an era with Meditrina closing. How does it all feel?
Jen: It was a really difficult period, but I’m actually relieved to move on. The last three years have been an uphill battle and I am excited for something new.
UMLF: Tell us about your new place and what guests can expect:
Jen: Guests can expect the same excellent food, beverage, and service standards we have held at Meditrina and Porch. This new concept is a coffee shop and cafe with a wine bar twist!
UMLF: We love a good twist and we love the new name, what’s the story behind it?
Jen: ELEVO is Latin for “raise.” For me, it plays into the whole “raise energy with coffee or raise spirits with wine” :)
UMLF: Love it! So you’re in a totally different area, tell us why you are excited to move to Sugarhood?
Jen: I live in Sugarhood. I love it so much. It is central and diverse without the chaos of overdeveloped Sugarhouse farther east.
UMLF: Any other exciting tidbits you can share with us?
Jen: A couple of Meditrina favorites will be featured on the menu—namely the Famous Mushrooms & Brie!