Alex Springer

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Salt Lake City, UT
University Of Utah
Restaurant Culture, No-Recipe Recipes, On-Trend Snacks
  • Alex won a national alternative press award for his coverage of an all-you-can-eat buffet.
  • While covering Utah's dining scene for the local alt-weekly, he has visited and written about over 300 restaurants.
  • He teaches a food writing class through the University of Utah's Lifelong Learning program.


Alex has been a food and culture writer for Utah's alternative press outfits for over a decade. His passion for food writing began with an enthusiasm for gastronomic exploration in Salt Lake City's rapidly evolving restaurant scene. During his time as a food writer, he has had the opportunity to serve as a judge for several food and drink competitions, cover a wide range of culinary events, and work as the de facto source of restaurant recommendations for his friends and family. His greatest culinary victory was when he got his daughter to try some chicken feet at a dim sum restaurant, though they have yet to catch on as one of her favorites.


Alex earned a bachelor's degree in English education and a master's in educational psychology with an emphasis on reading and literacy from the University of Utah.

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