Food truck and brewery battle returns to The Gateway
Love food? Love beer? Love battles? Wait, scratch that last one. The battle in question here is in all ages friendly taste off between some of Utah’s best food trucks and brewers. Hosted at The Gateway in downtown SLC, last years event was a crazy runaway success. Jacklyn Briggs of The Gateway writes:
“We had more than 10,000 people attend, and we are excited to announce there will be more food trucks and local breweries to make the event bigger and better this year. Bring the kids and don’t miss out on this free summer street festival at The Gateway.”
Highlights include 18 food trucks and more than 12 local breweries – see full list below. Additionally there will be two stages with live entertainment including DJs from U92. Attendees will vote by text for the Best Food Truck and Best Brewery. The Salt Lake Tribune will also award an Editors’ Choice Awards for Best New Brewery and Best New Food Truck. Winners will be announced at 9 p.m. on the Olympic Plaza stage.
Saturday August 3rd is the date for the big bash which runs 4-10 p.m. You can see the full details here. The event is free to wander around, you’ll just need to pay for food and drink.
Participating food trucks for 2019 include:
- Fry Me to the Moon
- Jamaica’s Kitchen
- Salty Pineapple
- Smokin Star BBQ
- Umani Pizzeria
- Yoshi’s Enso Grill
- Fatty Tuna
- Hungry Hawaiian
- Sgt Pepper’s Fat Burrito
- Traditions Mobile Café
- Hayat’s Grill
- Balabe Senegalese Cuisine
- Raclette Machine
- Family Lemonade
- Chedda Burger
- Umai SLC
- Monchi’s Mexican Grill
Breweries pouring the good stuff are as follows:
- Level Crossing
- Strap Tank
- Mountain West Hard Cider
400 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Pie And Beer Day 2019
Coming back for its seventh year in 2019, the ever popular Pie N Beer (say pioneer real fast and you’ll get it) day extravaganza at Beer Bar in downtown SLC.
Promising a slightly hyperbolic “worlds largest assemblage of pie and beer” to attendees, there seems to be no sight of The Guinness Book Of World Records to contradict them. So all is good.
Beers from 26 breweries will be paired with 26 different restaurants and bakeries to make for 26 unique pairings. Tickets are priced $30 which will offer guests five pie and beer pairings. Expect everything from traditional pizza pie through Frito pies, hand pies and funeral potato pies.
Tickets are available on site on a first come first served basis. Names like Copper Onion, Beltex and Garage On Beck are amongst those expected to take part.
161 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Kyoto new bento box lunches
New to the menu at SLC’s finest Japanese restaurant this month – new bento boxes available to stay or go. The composed assortments are perfect for those who just can’t make up their mind on which traditional Japanese entrée to choose; not to mention a great deal just $15.
The bentos are filled with chicken teriyaki, ebi tempura, gyoza, tuna sashimi and California roll and is served with rice and a choice of miso soup or house salad. Head sushi chef Peggi-Ince Whiting writes:
“We are pleased to offer this new option for those wanting a taste of more Japanese specialties. It’s also a big hit with companies ordering out for something different for corporate meetings. I love the Lunchbox addition to our traditional offerings of tempura, teriyaki, sukiyaki, katsu, udon, donburi and sushi.”
1080 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
New Taqueria 27 menu
In addition to the updated menu with a new enchilada offering, the restaurant is also participating in Momentum recycling’s food waste program. The program takes all of a restaurant’s food scraps (including tortillas and meats at T27) and turns them into compost. In addition to T27’s existing glass and mixed recycling acuities, the restaurant estimates their landfill contributions have been reduced by as much as 80-90%!
Foothill | 1615 S Foothill Dr., SLC, 84108 | (385) 259-0712
Holladay | 4670 S Holladay Village Plaza, Holladay, 84121 | (801) 676-9706
Downtown | 149 E 200 S, SLC, 84111 | (385) 259-0940
Murray | 6154 S. Fashion Blvd, Murray, 84107 | (801) 266-2487
Lehi | 1688 W Traverse Parkway, Lehi, 84043 | (801) 331-8033
Flights and bites for the Summer at Stanza
Chef Jonathan LeBlanc and crew are now creating weekly specials in partnership with lead bartender Raya, to come up with some great Summer pairings (don’t miss their fab patio!) The menu will change weekly and is priced $30, price includes pairing and wines.
To get an idea of what to expect, the initial menu is as follows:
- Compressed melon bruschetta, local melon and heirloom tomatoes, pine nuts, basil-balsamic drizzle on house-made focaccia
- Scaia Chardonnay-Garganega Bianco, 2017
- Roasted bone marrow, bacon marmalade, fleur de sel, roasted heirloom carrots and fried cipollini onions
- Bisol ‘Crede’ Valdobbiadene 2015
- Baked brie, candied walnuts, fruit compote, chestnut honey
- Badia Coltibuono Vin Santo DOC, 2009
454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Solitude Summer wine down
If you’re looking to cool off as the mercury soars, head to Honeycomb Grill at Solitude Mountain Resort; the restaurant recently launched their Summer Wine-Down menu, a three-course prix-fixe menu designed to complement a different range of wines each month, offered on Thursdays from 3.30 to 9.00 p.m. throughout the summer.
Every Thursday in July, $42 gets you the Summery heirloom tomato & stone fruit gazpacho; grilled shrimp skewers with cilantro salsa verde and fried peanuts; and seared duck breast with fresh corn polenta, arugula, house-made duck confit, pickled red onion, and fruit & nut vinaigrette.
Pair with a glass each of Meiomi Winery’s rosé, chardonnay, and pinot noir for an additional $24. Chef Tara Gerome writes:
“Summer is about drinking rosé on a patio and breathing in the fresh mountain air. I designed our Summer Wine-Down for July to create that experience. I love to make gazpacho when the weather is warm. The seared duck is one of my favorite dishes, and it’s a classic pairing with pinot noir, for which Meiomi Winery is well known. And our grilled shrimp skewers with cilantro salsa verde and fried peanuts go down easy with a buttery chardonnay.”
Thursdays in August will feature a new menu and pairings with Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Vineyards wine, and September will bring a range of Italian wines to be enjoyed alongside yet another three-course menu from Chef Tara as the aspens turn and twilight falls earlier toward autumn.
12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd building 15, Solitude, UT 84121
Oasis Cafe Pioneer Day specials
Oasis Cafe will be open for a special Pioneer Day brunch Wednesday, July 24, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oasis Café is now open for brunch until 3 p.m. by popular demand and recently rolled out new menu items that are quickly becoming guest favorites. “Brunch at Oasis on Pioneer Day has become a big tradition with our guests,” said General Manager Will Keesen. “We are pleased to offer new brunch items and house made drinks to make the day a little merrier. C’mon down and get into the pioneering spirit of the day.”
Oasis Café is now open for brunch until 3 p.m. New menu items include:
- Oasis omelet, applewood bacon, shitake mushrooms, onion, chives, diced avocado, cheddar cheese, breakfast potatoes, salsa fresca
- Oasis steak sandwich, shaved tenderloin, horseradish aioli, onion, arugula, provolone cheese, ciabatta bread, house salad
- Strawberry arugula salad, arugula, strawberries, green apple, feta cheese, candied pine nuts guava vinaigrette
- Blackened ahi, sesame vinaigrette, sticky rice, Asian slaw
- Filet medallions, roasted heirloom carrots, roasted potatoes, sautéed kale, beet vinaigrette, honey mustard vinaigrette
New drinks on the menu include:
- House made Bloody Mary: roma tomatoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, garlic, lemons, jalapenos, roasted at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and blended to mix with vodka
- The Dizzy Gillespe: muddled basil and strawberries, Hidden Vodka, Grandeur Peak Spiked Sparkling Water
- House made rosemary lemonade
151 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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