Red Rock Brewing – As their 20th anniversary looms, Red Rock Brewing Company has introduced a new brew to their already tasty lineup – Fröhlich Pils – a crisp and clean concoction using only the finest Pilsner malts, German noble hops and lager yeast. Fröhlich Pils is now available at all Red Rock Brewing pubs and the Red Rock Beer Store at 443 North 400 West in Salt Lake City.
“The recipe for a German Pilsner is very simple, but it’s not easy to make,” Red Rock head brewer Kevin Templin said. “There’s nowhere to hide a flaw in this beer. You can’t mask it with alcohol and you can’t hide behind your hops. You have to nail it every time.”
The initial name for the beer was “Prescription Pils” — a play on the old Prohibition-era practice of doctors being allowed to write prescriptions for alcohol for “medicinal purposes.” That quickly was nixed by The Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau however, finding it implied the beer offered a health benefit for consumers, so instead Red Rock chose the German phrase Fröhlich Pils, which translates to “Happy Pils” — a cheeky double entendre for those familiar with Utah culture.
Mountain Specials – Through the Wasatch Back there are still several ‘out of season deals’ to be had if you move quick. Goldener Hirsch Inn recently announced their “Autumn Harvest,” a seasonal tasting-menu featuring selections from the year’s summer planting season. Every Friday and Saturday night running through Saturday, Oct. 4 — enjoy a delicious three-course prix fixe meal, with selections such as golden gazpacho made from charred zephyr squash, Niman Ranch lamb duet with chanterelle mushrooms, roasted pear and kale, and goat’s milk panna cotta with Slide Ridge honey, lemongrass gelato and a raspberry-and-pistachio crumble along with award-winning wine pairings. The menu, updated each week, will cost $45 per person, or $65 with a wine pairing.
Goldener Hirsch Inn
7570 Royal St, Park City, UT 84060
On Park City’s Main Street, The Eating Establishment is offering a new early-dinner prix fixe special. Every Thursday to Monday through Dec. 15, special three-course meals are served from 5 to 7 p.m., all for just $15.99. Selections each week include choice of a soup or salad; followed by an entrée like pasta primavera, sautéed cod with rum and mint sauce, or chicken parmesan with a side of pasta; and a classic dessert like apple tart.
“The Eating Establishment has been here in Park City for 42 years, and we’ve come to really love the fall,” Rick Anderson, owner of The Eating Establishment said. “It’s a bit quieter, offering a chance to catch up with friends and family, the leaves on the trees start to change, and it all really just fits so well with the warm service and the seasonal, savory and family-friendly fare we serve at the Double-E.”
317 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
Mandarin – Bountiful’s ever popular Mandarin, a two-decade supporter of the Eat Local concept, recently hit something of a milestone. In just 14 weeks the restaurant has used over 5,000 pounds of local produce from nearby Bangerter and Son’s Gardens. Locally grown sugar snap peas, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, Anaheim peppers, eggplant, corn and tomatoes all made their way onto the plates of the Mandarin’s award winning cuisine this summer.
If you’re craving an evening at this hot spot though, do note Mandarin is presently closed for three weeks during their yearly break. The restaurant re-opens on October 6th at 5:00 p.m.
348 E 900 N, Bountiful, UT 84010
Eva’s Bakery – The French café and boulangerie in downtown Salt Lake City has now began opening for dinner service. Nightly specials include fall dishes such as cassoulet with duck confit, roasted meats served with squash and pumpkin, and chestnut and pomegranate risotto. Vegetarian dishes and fine meats, such as wild fish and steak with pecan are among more of the new dishes available in the evening. Seasonal offerings from Eva’s bakery, breakfast and lunch menus, such as apple tarte tan, pear and fig goat cheese tarts, pumpkin soup and tomatate and nectarine salad will be available in the evening as well.
“Spending a European evening at a bakery or restaurant rather than a bar is what Eva Boulangerie is all about,” said Charlie Perry, owner and chef at Eva’s Bakery. “There’s not another café in Salt Lake with the ambiance we offer. The bakery has a romantic evening atmosphere when you turn down the lights. We have fine dining — silver, china and fine glassware and great food — but we don’t charge fine dining prices. Patrons can go both ways: a quick pastry with coffee or a glass of champagne and a nice meal.”
In addition to new entrees, patrons can also try new appetizers and desserts, including molten chocolate cake, cannoles, or bread pudding, that aren’t available earlier in the day. Familiar lunch items, such as the pizza, will also be available in larger portions.
155 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Hi, 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.
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