On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Craft Lake City and Argentina's Best Empanadas (357 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City, ArgentinasBestSLC.com) join forces to present an empanada-making workshop. The hands-on event is taught by Ana Valdemoros, founder of Argentina's Best, who began selling freshly baked empanadas at the Downtown Farmers Market in 2006 before opening her own storefront downtown. Participants can learn the basics of filling and folding empanadas, and take a dozen home to bake. "I'm so excited to teach this workshop and share my most favorite thing in the world," Valdemoros says via email. The class starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $35 per person. Online pre-registration is required; visit CraftLakeCity.com/Workshops.
Copper Cane at Silver Fork
Copper Cane Wines & Provisions (CopperCane.com) is the main feature at the next Silver Fork Lodge (11332 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Brighton, SilverForkLodge.com) wine-pairing dinner on Monday, Dec. 12. Regional representative Scott Sheer joins the event to share his knowledge about vino from the Copper Cane portfolio, which includes Elouan pinot noir, Beran zinfandel and Carne Humana. The five-course dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. for $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Silver Fork Lodge also offers special lodging deals to wine dinner attendees. For event reservations, call 801-533-9977.
As regular customers of Spitz restaurants already know, the folks there like to play games. Each Spitz location stocks a bewildering selection of board, card and strategy games, among many others, as a courtesy for their guests. Not to mention a kitschy collection of vinyl covers that adds to the delightful décor. Now, every Tuesday night from 8-9:30 p.m., Spitz in Sugar House (1201 Wilmington Ave., 385-322-1140, SpitzSLC.com) hosts bingo night for all ages, offering craft beers, sangria and other adult beverages for the 21-and-over crowd.
Quote of the week: "Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive."
—George Bernard Shaw