Gastronomic Salt Lake City is creating high quality local news in Salt Lake City
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Hi, I'm Stuart, I like food  

Do you like food? Cool, we should hang out.  Better yet, stop by www.gastronomicslc.com - a website I started wayyyyy back in the mists of time.   To be more precise, these particular mists of time are 2007.  

This was a confusing time, with next to no online food websites for the Salt Lake City area aside from the mainstream media. This was before Instagram and prior to the arrival of the word foodie.  The Goliath that is Yelp was just a twinkle in a coders eye and smart phones had yet to proliferate in every hand across the country.

Oh how the world changed  

What didn't change, I still love food. And beer, and wine, and more food, and great food products, and, and, and, well I think you get the picture.  For five years or so, I went a little mad and freelanced for the Salt Lake Tribune, preaching the good word about food as a restaurant critic. I've also randomly done similar tasks for other local publications such as Visit Salt Lake and Utah Stories to name just two.   Over the past two years I've wound down all of these freelancing activities to focus squarely on Gastronomic SLC.

The world is still changing

High quality coverage of the food and beverage scene in Salt Lake City is rapidly dwindling.   Print media is now on its last legs; you're as likely to find a wire piece chili recipe or article on fast food hamburgers than you are something about local, amazing food.  I want to make sure that the rapidly evolving food scene is covered accurately and intelligently. I don't want to write about fast food hamburgers. Do you want to read about them? 

Which is where you might want to step in

I'm incredibly fortunate and eternally humbled by the enormity of free food the website affords me.  The website cannot run on mere greed, expanding waistlines and generous chefs though; ultimately we have other hard costs such as business licensing, equipment, software licenses, advertising and on and on. Dull stuff, but dull stuff to be paid for nonetheless.

And more writers. I'd love nothing more than to be able to start paying quality writers, dropping Google ads from our site and making Gastronomic Salt Lake City the defacto source for high quality food news in SLC.  

So...

If you're a reader or fan of our site and want to see it grow, super awesome!  If you're a business that wants to get more involved, cool beans as well.  Either way, your hard earned cash will go to supporting something I love, and hopefully, something you do too.

Please. Don't make me write about fast food hamburgers.

Tiers
Personal supporter
$2.50 or more per month 0 patrons
Less than the price of a cup of non artisanal coffee each month.  Significantly less than the price of an order of avocado toast.


Perks


* We'll move your email subscription over to our premium mailing list.  The private list displays right in your inbox, no need to stop by our side and be pestered by automated ads. 


* We'll automatically give you five free entries into any contest we run on any platform, social media included. You don't need to do a thing.  


* Longer term you'll be assisting us to remove those annoying site ads, overlays, popups; not to mention start hiring new writers to grow our content.


* Access to our community page here where I'll spill the beans on all the news as and when I hear it, long before it hits the website: new restaurants, closings, menu updates, staff changes, events, you name it.  You will literally be one of the most ultra informed foodies in town.


Mailing list sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Looking to spread your businesses message to our readers? Sponsor our highly engaged newsletter.   The newsletter goes out every time a new post is issued on our site to hundreds of readers.   

Your business name, link and brief spiel will go into each and every email we send out to this list, which has in excess of a 40% open rate. Hint: that's a really good open rate (our readers are really engaged).


We issue 1-2 stories each week, your brand will top each and every email that goes out.

Main website sponsor
$200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Aimed at Utah businesses who want to directly support the local food scene and grow awareness of their business at the same time.


Be the headline sponsor of the Gastronomic Salt Lake City website.  We'll put your banner ad at the top of every page of our site (728x90 ad space) - seen by over 225,000 people in 2017, and still growing.


We only accept one main site sponsor at any time. Your brand will appear in front of tens of thousands of potential Utah customers every month.


Global sponsor
$275 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Become our one and only sponsor across the website and our mailing lists.  We'll drop Google/automated ad insertion from every page and you'll make every site reader's life that much better.


Your businesses ad will appear at the top of every single page of our site in the 728*90 pixel leaderboard spot.


Your business ad will appear at the top of every single mailer we send out to our subscribers. This is generated every time we post on the site, which is currently 1-3 times a week.





Goals
$0 of $150 per month
I'd love to remove annoying and intruding ads from the site.  I'd love to improve the reading experience. If we can hit this monthly goal I'll remove Google generated ads from the site in their entirety.   

This goal just needs sixty of our readers to say: hey, we love what you're doing, lets make it better together.
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Hi, I'm Stuart, I like food  

Do you like food? Cool, we should hang out.  Better yet, stop by www.gastronomicslc.com - a website I started wayyyyy back in the mists of time.   To be more precise, these particular mists of time are 2007.  

This was a confusing time, with next to no online food websites for the Salt Lake City area aside from the mainstream media. This was before Instagram and prior to the arrival of the word foodie.  The Goliath that is Yelp was just a twinkle in a coders eye and smart phones had yet to proliferate in every hand across the country.

Oh how the world changed  

What didn't change, I still love food. And beer, and wine, and more food, and great food products, and, and, and, well I think you get the picture.  For five years or so, I went a little mad and freelanced for the Salt Lake Tribune, preaching the good word about food as a restaurant critic. I've also randomly done similar tasks for other local publications such as Visit Salt Lake and Utah Stories to name just two.   Over the past two years I've wound down all of these freelancing activities to focus squarely on Gastronomic SLC.

The world is still changing

High quality coverage of the food and beverage scene in Salt Lake City is rapidly dwindling.   Print media is now on its last legs; you're as likely to find a wire piece chili recipe or article on fast food hamburgers than you are something about local, amazing food.  I want to make sure that the rapidly evolving food scene is covered accurately and intelligently. I don't want to write about fast food hamburgers. Do you want to read about them? 

Which is where you might want to step in

I'm incredibly fortunate and eternally humbled by the enormity of free food the website affords me.  The website cannot run on mere greed, expanding waistlines and generous chefs though; ultimately we have other hard costs such as business licensing, equipment, software licenses, advertising and on and on. Dull stuff, but dull stuff to be paid for nonetheless.

And more writers. I'd love nothing more than to be able to start paying quality writers, dropping Google ads from our site and making Gastronomic Salt Lake City the defacto source for high quality food news in SLC.  

So...

If you're a reader or fan of our site and want to see it grow, super awesome!  If you're a business that wants to get more involved, cool beans as well.  Either way, your hard earned cash will go to supporting something I love, and hopefully, something you do too.

Please. Don't make me write about fast food hamburgers.

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Tiers
Personal supporter
$2.50 or more per month 0 patrons
Less than the price of a cup of non artisanal coffee each month.  Significantly less than the price of an order of avocado toast.


Perks


* We'll move your email subscription over to our premium mailing list.  The private list displays right in your inbox, no need to stop by our side and be pestered by automated ads. 


* We'll automatically give you five free entries into any contest we run on any platform, social media included. You don't need to do a thing.  


* Longer term you'll be assisting us to remove those annoying site ads, overlays, popups; not to mention start hiring new writers to grow our content.


* Access to our community page here where I'll spill the beans on all the news as and when I hear it, long before it hits the website: new restaurants, closings, menu updates, staff changes, events, you name it.  You will literally be one of the most ultra informed foodies in town.


Mailing list sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Looking to spread your businesses message to our readers? Sponsor our highly engaged newsletter.   The newsletter goes out every time a new post is issued on our site to hundreds of readers.   

Your business name, link and brief spiel will go into each and every email we send out to this list, which has in excess of a 40% open rate. Hint: that's a really good open rate (our readers are really engaged).


We issue 1-2 stories each week, your brand will top each and every email that goes out.

Main website sponsor
$200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Aimed at Utah businesses who want to directly support the local food scene and grow awareness of their business at the same time.


Be the headline sponsor of the Gastronomic Salt Lake City website.  We'll put your banner ad at the top of every page of our site (728x90 ad space) - seen by over 225,000 people in 2017, and still growing.


We only accept one main site sponsor at any time. Your brand will appear in front of tens of thousands of potential Utah customers every month.


Global sponsor
$275 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Become our one and only sponsor across the website and our mailing lists.  We'll drop Google/automated ad insertion from every page and you'll make every site reader's life that much better.


Your businesses ad will appear at the top of every single page of our site in the 728*90 pixel leaderboard spot.


Your business ad will appear at the top of every single mailer we send out to our subscribers. This is generated every time we post on the site, which is currently 1-3 times a week.