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Tickets for Utah’s best foodie garden party go on sale today

Eat Drink SLC 2019 - Lorenza Wine Co

And let me just say – they sell out exceptionally fast each and every year. Now in the ninth year, Eat Drink SLC is in my opinion the premier Summer food event on the dining calendar. Last year the event transformed from a yearly one off to a duo of sampling days – and 2023 will see the format return again. It makes for a calmer, more intimate evening and there’s still more than plenty to ooh and ahh over.

Held on September 13th and 14th at Tracy Aviary, EDSLC sees dozens of local restaurants plate up some impeccable samples; eat one, eat two, eat five. One ticket gets you entry and unlimited number of tastes. Last year I found myself meekly appearing before chef Viet Pham for one more taste of his latest dish. Please sir, can I have one more.

Each of the two evenings features different vendors (and requires a unique ticket purchase for each evening I should note) and the lineup is the strongest of any in the state. At the time of writing ticket holders will get to enjoy:

September 13th

  • 3 Cups
  • Avenues Proper
  • Carson Kitchen
  • Copper Onion
  • Cucina Wine Bar
  • Emigration Cafe
  • Fácil Taqueria
  • Fire & Slice Pizza
  • Franklin Ave
  • Hill’s Kitchen
  • Nomad East
  • Oquirrh
  • Table X
  • Twisted Tiramisu
  • Yoko Ramen

September 14th

  • Bambara
  • Beehive Cheese
  • Chop Shop Park City
  • Eva Restaurant
  • Flanker Kitchen & Sports Bar
  • Hog & Tradition BBQ
  • Ken Garff Scholarship Club
  • The Local
  • Park City Culinary Institute
  • Provisions
  • Stanza Wine Bar
  • San Diablo Churros

The full list is still being finalized as I understand it, names like Whiskey Street, Urban Hill, Pretty Bird Chicken and Xiao Bao Bao should also feature on the final lineup, maybe more. Keep your eyes peeled on their site for a complete list.

The dining options on display are genuinely some of the cream of the crop in local dining. But that’s only half the story. A myriad of drink options are also poured each night, again, differing across the brace of parties. You can find a full list here. They include a mix of regional and national boutique wineries, as well as local distillers and brewers.

Proceeds from the event benefit a trio of beneficiaries, this year: Tracy Aciary, SB Dance and Women of the World – a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking women and their families to achieve self-reliance as they make a new home in Salt Lake County.

The event sells out quickly each and every year. All attendees must be 21+ and must show ID at the door, with tickets priced $125 including food, drinks and a signature wineglass you can take home to toast the memories with.

Speaking of which, here are some of my own memories from years gone by. And yes, that’s me with the camera, probably snapping away far more than I should be eating. And yes, I have 100s of these…

Eat Drink SLC - garden party time
Eat Drink SLC – garden party time
Eat Drink SLC - fennel smoked trout mousse 2023 from PC Culinary
Eat Drink SLC – fennel smoked trout mousse 2023 from PC Culinary
Eat Drink SLC - Summer salmon nicoise from Blended Table
Eat Drink SLC – Summer salmon nicoise from Blended Table
Eat Drink SLC - Post Office Place in 2019
Eat Drink SLC – Post Office Place in 2019
Cuisine at Eat Drink SLC 2019
Cuisine at Eat Drink SLC 2019
Eat Drink SLC - rose all day tent
Eat Drink SLC – rose all day tent
Eat Drink SLC - 2019's 'bubbles' tent
Eat Drink SLC – 2019’s ‘bubbles’ tent
Eat Drink SLC - live music is always a thing
Eat Drink SLC – live music is always a thing
eat drink slc mo segrave daly copper common 2015
Eat Drink SLC: Mo Segrave-Daly of Copper Common in 2015
Eat Drink SLC - Pretty Bird released new dish at EDSLC 2023
Eat Drink SLC – Pretty Bird released new dish at EDSLC 2023
Eat Drink SLC - Beltex Meats prepping devilled eggs in 2016
Eat Drink SLC – Beltex Meats prepping devilled eggs in 2016
Eat Drink SLC in 2019
Tracy Aviary staff and guests at Eat Drink SLC
Tracy Aviary staff and guests at Eat Drink SLC
Crowds enjoying cuisine at Eat Drink SLC 2022
Crowds enjoying cuisine at Eat Drink SLC 2022
Eat Drink SLC - crowds as the sun goes down
Eat Drink SLC – crowds as the sun goes down

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