James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour
Any time the James Beard Foundation assembles a cadre of professional chefs like the ones appearing at Park City's Riverhorse on Main (540 Main), culinary magic is in the air. Chefs from all over the country try tocreate a legendary meal, hosted by Riverhorse on Main's own Seth Adams. The event captures the vibe of New York's James Beard House dinners and brings it to restaurants across the country. Festivities begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a six-course dinner crafted by visiting chefs Holly Smith, Gregory Gourdet, Ryan Poli and Eric Skokan, along with Chef Adams himself. The evening concludes with a Q&A session where diners can delve a bit deeper into some of our country's finest culinary minds. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased via riverhorseparkcity.com
Brunch and Bingo with the Matrons of Mayhem
The Matrons of Mayhem are one of Salt Lake's best kept secrets, and if you've never had the pleasure of attending one of their charity Bingo events, you need to fix your life. Join Miss Petunia Pap Smear, Poundcake and the whole gang as they kick off November with a charity Bingo event to celebrate Daylight Savings Time at Off Trax (259 W. 900 South) on Sunday, Nov. 4. In addition to catching the Matrons' famous antics, attendees can enjoy brunch prepared by Jesse Dowhaniuk, co-owner of Off Trax and Club Try-Angles (251 W. 900 South), which is where the event wraps up over cocktails. Off Trax opens at 11 a.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. The Matrons of Mayhem bingo events are family-friendly, so feel free to bring the little ones if you are so inclined.
Day of the Dead Pop-Up Market
For the past few weeks, Square Kitchen (751 W. 800 South) has been hosting a Day of the Dead pop-up market from 5 to 9 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 2, will be its last day. Vendors are made up primarily of Square Kitchen members, who are up-and-coming restaurateurs themselves. The Day of the Dead pop-up market is a great way to work out some post-Halloween blues—pick up some vibrantly painted sugar skulls and some pan de muerto for delivery to the grave of your favorite departed loved one to keep your sense of spookiness fresh for a few more days.
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