Even Stevens Sandwiches – Tomorrow (Saturday, 15th) sees the 42nd stop on the BLgT 50 state country wide tour. So what exactly is BLgT? The formula is rather simple: BLT + LGBT = BLgT. Even simpler: bacon for equality.
For the Summer of 2015, chefs across America are creating their own twist on the classic BLT sandwich to support LGBT equality. When you buy a BLgT, proceeds go towards a local LGBT community center all summer long. In Utah, Even Stevens has partnered with the BLgT team and proceeds from Saturday’s even will be going towards Equality Utah.
You can check out the details for the local event at the downtown Even Stevens here; it runs 3-5 p.m. there will be a cash bar, and lots and lot of bacon for equality.
200 South 414 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
BTG Wine Bar – Next Tuesday, August 18th, head to SLC’s best wine bar and check out the fabulous wines of Soter Vineyards. Wine maker James Cahill will be the evenings host along with BTG wine maestro Louis Koppel. Four exemplary wines will be paired with three courses from BTG’s new kitchen.
The price for the event is a miserly $26 for food and $30 for wine; hint, that’s a bargain folks. The menu is as follows:
* Soter Mineral Springs Ranch 2010 Brut Rosé: hand riddled by James and his team
* Planet Oregon, 2014 Chardonnay: a just released project, certified and sustainable
* Polenta muffin topped with grilled shrimp & orange salad
* North Valley, 2012 Pinot Noir: an artisan blend from the sub-appellations of Willamette Valley
* Feijoada: black bean purée with rice ball topped with crispy pork belly
* Soter, Mineral Springs “White Label” 2009 Pinot Noir: the crown jewel of the property – enchanting
* Prosciutto wrapped rabbit loin stuffed with spinach, mushrooms & cheese
63 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Great Chilli Escape – Finally, mark September 30th in your diary for an end of summer fundraiser with a kick. The Road Home are hosting their ’29th Annual Great Salt Lake Chili Affair’.
Running 5:30pm through 9:30pm at the Salt Palace Convention Center (hall 5) tickets are $42 (children 12 and under are free). This years event will be filled with more chili than you can shake a jalapeno at, with chefs from the following participating:
Iggy’s Sports Grill
St. Marks Hospital
5 Alarm Firehouse Food
Riverhorse on Main
Cali’s Natural Foods
Catering by Bryce
Blue Boar Inn
SLCC Culinary School
And of course, there’s more than just chilli. There will be a range of chilli fixins’, tasty desserts, and various live entertainment. A silent auction is filled with great baskets that include trips, activities, and more while kids can enjoying a bouncy house, a ‘reptile experience’, face painting and more in a supervised children’s area.
For more information and registration see The Road Home site here.
About the Road home: The Road Home is a private non-profit social services agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. The Road Home provides emergency shelter and personalized case management to help people identify and overcome the obstacles that have led them to becoming homeless. In addition to operating the largest shelter in Utah, we also address a spectrum of needs that people experiencing homelessness encounter from supplying a bus token to providing comprehensive housing programs that help people move into permanent housing as quickly as possible.
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