Events: Taste Of The Wasatch, Beehive Distilling, Avenues Proper August 15, 2014July 29, 2014 by Stuart Melling Beautiful blue skies at Solitude for Taste Of The Wasatch 2013Taste Of The WasatchA quick reminder that there are still just a few tickets left for this Sunday’s Taste Of The Wasatch (Sunday, August 3rd at Solitude). Prices are $90 for general admission and $125 for VIP – that gets you inside the covered pavilion and a guaranteed seat, not to mention early access at 11.30AM. Both entry levels come with six drink tickets (wine, beer and heavy beer) and access to over 50 restaurants, their culinary genius and as much as you can eat therein.Check out some photos of Taste Of The Wasatch 2013 and also read the full preview including menu at The Utah Review. Oh, and its a great cause too.12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Solitude, UT 84121 www.tasteofthewasatch.orgBeehive DistillingBeehive Distilling formally launch their Jack Rabbit Gin this Saturday (August 2nd) at The State Room. The party features live music by Charles Elsworth and The Blue Bourbon Orchestra (note: be a part of their album which will be recorded live that evening).The VIP mixer starts at 6PM, cost is $35.00 and includes Jack Rabbit Gin based cocktails and small plates. General admission to the show is at 8PM for $15. Purchase tickets at www.thestateroom.com.638 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (800) 501-2885Avenues ProperOver at the Avenues Proper, chef Justin Soelberg is prepping for their latest patio dining series dinner. Held on Sunday, August 10th, at 7:30PM – the meal is held on a 20 person communal table, out on the patio. The four course menu is as follows:* Melon Plate w/ Compressed watermelon, cholula, prosciutto, sliced melon* Heirloom Tomato Salad w/ Doc Holiday Farms heirloom tomatoes, marinated feta, castelvetrano olives, mizuna, pickled beets* Cucumber Sorbet Intermezzo* Grilled Tri Tip w/ Niman Ranch tri tip, carrot top pesto, burst tomatoes, creamless creamed corn & kale, sour cream & chive smashed potatoes* Grilled Peach Panna Cotta w/ Local peaches, candied pecans, whiskey-peach geléePrices are $40 per person for food with an optional beer pairing is $12.376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (385) 227-8628 www.avenuesproper.comStuart MellingHi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake. I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate” “I thought he was older” “I don’t share his feelings” Signup to our free newsletter and never miss a single update. We will send you an email just once per week with every story from the last seven days. You can signup for free here. This article may contain content provided by one of our paid partners. These are some of the best businesses in Utah. The current businesses we work with include: BGR Bourbon House BTG Wine Bar Caffe Molise Cafe Niche Current Fish & Oyster Feldman's Deli Kyoto Log Haven Oasis Cafe SLC Eatery Stanza Italian Bistro Taqueria 27 Whiskey Street White Horse For a list of all our past relationships see our historical partnerships.