- Sam Vaulter
Chef Hog's Café Opens
After catering a few events at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts in picturesque Ivins, Utah, with his Chef Hog's food truck, Jeff Germain has opened a brick-and-mortar café inside the Tuacahn gift gallery (1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, 435-652-3352, chefhog.com). Chef Hog's specializes in barbecue and quickly gained a following among event attendees, and the new digs promise to take advantage of the amphitheatre's beautiful location against the area's red rock bluffs. The café is open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with occasional evening hours throughout the season.
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Hello Kitty Café Truck Stops in SLC
Since 2014, the Hello Kitty Café Truck has been touring the country, delivering limited-edition collectibles, cookies, cakes and, yes, a shit-ton of rainbows. On Saturday, April 14, the colorful truck makes a Salt Lake stop at Fashion Place Mall (6191 S. State) from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. In addition to the collectibles, patrons can indulge in giant cookies, pocket pies, petit fours and macarons. Fans of the large-headed feline and her wide selection of glittery backpacks can meet up, share a cookie or two, and check out this year's new merch.
Food Truck League Assembles
Now that the weather has started to warm up, food-truck season is upon us. Utah's Food Truck League is already in the process of arranging roundups throughout the state, and currently sends trucks to Oquirrh Lake on Thursday nights and Petersen's Farm on Fridays. The league also stages roundups at downtown locations like The Gateway and the Gallivan Center. Those interested in arranging for a local food truck to cater an event can contact the league. Check out thefoodtruckleague.com for an online schedule of events, as well as a locator for trucks within its network.
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