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Enjoy twenty of Utah’s best restaurants at this fundraiser

The Pearl - Vietnamese sausage

June 11th is the date for this year’s Food Fight – a fundraiser that sees nearly two dozen of the best names on Utah’s dining scene get together. I’m told the event planners hope to build on the success of the binaural event last year and attract upto a 1,000 guests to taste some of the best food in the biz. The full list includes:

  • Amour Spreads
  • Cafe Trio
  • Central 9th Market
  • Chop Shop
  • Cucina
  • Current Fish & Oyster
  • Filling’s & Emulsions
  • Han’s Kombucha
  • Ivy & Varely
  • Nomad East
  • Normal Ice Cream
  • Pago On Main
  • Pizza Nono
  • Purgatory
  • Sapa
  • Stanza
  • Taco Taco
  • Takashi
  • The Pearl (pictured)
  • The Rose Establishment
  • Urban Hill
  • Zest

Organizers write that, “Each restaurant will have a delicious dish for you to try, as well as other members of our local culinary and beverage community offering up bites and pouring drinks. In addition to food and drink we’ll also have some amazing raffle prizes available that have been generously donated from local businesses. All food, staff, and time are donated by our generous vendors and volunteers. ALL funds raised will go directly to organizations that support reproductive services here in Utah through Planned Parenthood and Utah Abortion Fund”

The event will be held at Public Kitchen (75 S. West Temple) Tickets are priced at the the crazily low price of $25 and can be purchased online in advance here.

Salt Lake Brewing Company - Jason Stock pouring Dog Lake Pale Ale
Salt Lake Brewing Company – Jason Stock pouring Dog Lake Pale Ale

Farmer’s Market kickoff party

Enjoy the latest tipple from Salt Lake Brewing Co’s Jason Stock at this week’s Farmer’s Market launch party. Held at Squatter’s upstairs Loft room on May 25th, the party marks the impending return of the downtown Summer farmer’s market.

The launch party will run 5.30 – 8.30 with organizers writing, “Jason Stock, the acclaimed brewer at Squatters has once again fermented a Farmers Market-themed beer that will be unveiled next Thursday at the Market Launch Party! Prepare yourself for FARMER’S DAUGHTER, a tart cherry wheat beer! Ale Yeah! “Farmer’s Daughter is a truly local beer,” said Jason. “Malted barley and wheat from our friends at Solstice Malting Company and tart cherries from Woodyatt Farms come together to make a light, hazy, tart ale with hints of pie crust and light cherry tartness. Palisades hops round out the brew with their characteristic stone fruit aroma and flavor. A refreshingly tart way to welcome the Downtown Farmers Market back to Salt Lake City!”

Tickets are prices at $60 and can be purchased online here.

Brewstillery 2023

Tickets are also now on sale for the 2023 edition of SLUG Mag’s yearly Brewstillery. The sudsy festival celebraes the unique culture of Utah’s local breweries and distilleries. The event will take place on Saturday, June 1th7 at Artspace City Center from 2.00 – 7.00 p.m. Among the participating breweries and distilleries, there will also be live music, food trucks and street performers. 

Attendees will get the chance to experience Utah’s local breweries and distilleries. There will be a wide range of beverages to try from Utah’s large variety of craft brewers and distillers.  Pre-sale tickets are priced at $25. Each admission includes 5 tokens and a commemorative mug that attendees can fill with samplings of local beer. For an additional $5, you can upgrade to a commemorative pink mug that benefits Planned Parenthood of Utah.

Participating breweries:

  • Bewilder Brewing
  • Chappell Brewing
  • Desert Edge Brewery
  • Epic Brewing Co.
  • Fisher Brewing Company
  • Grid City Beer Works
  • Heber Valley Brewing Co.
  • Hopkins Brewing Co.
  • Kiitos Brewing
  • Moab Brewery
  • Mountain West Hard Cider
  • Ogden Beer Company
  • Park City Brewing
  • Prodigy Brewing
  • Red Rock Brewing Company
  • Salt Flats Brewing
  • Strap Tank Brewery
  • Talisman Brewing
  • Tsuki Saké
  • UTOG Brewing Co.
  • Wasatch/Squatters

Participating distilleries:

  • Clear Water Distilling Co.
  • Dented Brick Distillery
  • Distillery 36
  • Eight Settlers Distillery
  • Ogden’s Own Distillery
  • Outlaw Distillery
  • Proverbial Spirits
  • Simplicity Cocktails
  • Sugar House Distillery
  • Vintage Spirits Distillery

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