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Spring Skiing, Spice Up Thursdays and Pinot Pioneer

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Spring Skiing and S'mores
As part of its 10th annual Spring Grüv festivities, Park City Mountain Resort (parkcitymountain.com) hosts weekend s'mores making at 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through April 8. After a fun day of spring skiing, head down to the fire pit on the Umbrella Bar deck in the Canyons Village, where complimentary ingredients to make the perfect s'mores are provided. Other events include free concerts, kids' face painting at PayDay Pizza, DJ Velvet at the Umbrella Bar, meet-and-greets with search-and-rescure dog and more.

Spice Up Thursdays
Spice Kitchen Incubator, a project of the International Rescue Committee in partnership with Salt Lake County, now offers pick-up-and-go take-out dinners each Thursday with Spice To Go. A different chef and dinner is featured each week, with an array of international cuisines from purveyors such as Spudnik, Jamaica's Kitchen and Mother of All. For more information, visit spicekitchenincubator.org

Pinot Pioneer
Well-respected and perhaps best known as a pioneer of American pinot noir, Rick Longoria (longoriawine.com) actually makes 14 different wines. Well, April 13 is a lucky day for connoisseurs as he hosts a wine dinner with sommelier Louis Koppel and the good folks at BTG Wine Bar (63 W. 100 South, SLC, btgwinebar.com). Featured Longoria wines include Clover Creek Vineyard Albariño (only 70 cases produced), Cuvée Diana chardonnay (named for Longoria's wife and winery partner), fresh and vibrant Lovely Rita pinot noir (from the hills of Santa Rita) and, one of my favorites, Blues Cuvée—a proprietary red blend based on cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah. The wines are paired with specially selected food courses; dinner begins at 7 p.m. The cost per person is $31 for the (optional) wine pairings and $29 for food. Call 801-359-2814 for reserved seating, which is limited.

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