- Enrique Limón
Food Truck Face-Off
One of the largest gatherings of food trucks in the state takes place this weekend, and it also happens to be a great place to raise money for some local charities and nonprofits. On Saturday, June 30, more than 30 food trucks descend upon Liberty Park (600 East 900 South) to compete for the title of 2018 Food Truck Face-Off Champion. Attendees can purchase a meal ticket for $5 in advance or $6 at the event and redeem it at one of the food trucks. A portion of the proceeds goes to local organizations like Fourth Street Clinic, Utah Community Action and the YWCA. The truck that gathers the most tickets will reign supreme as the face-off champ. The event is from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., wrapping up with a free screening of Wonder Woman. Can't ask for much more than that for a summer evening. Find tickets at foodtruckfaceoffslc.org.
Spice to Go
Utah's renowned Spice Kitchen Incubator (2180 S. 300 West, spicekitchenincubator.org) has teamed up with the International Rescue Committee of Salt Lake to host a series of chef showcases. Subscribers to Spice Kitchen's mailing list receive information about each week's featured chef along with the menu they'll prepare. Spice Kitchen takes preorders until noon on Tuesday, and diners can pick up their orders every Thursday between 4 and 6 p.m. From the Afghani Hayat's Grill to Venezuelan La Pizca Andina, every week offers a culinary trip to a different destination. It's a great way to see what Spice Kitchen has cooking while taking some time to appreciate the wide variety of food that comes to us from afar.
Chef's Summer Tasting at Park City Culinary Institute
Summer nights are about to get tasty at Park City Culinary Institute's Salt Lake campus (1484 S. State, parkcityculinaryinstitute.com) as organizers kick off their weekly Chef's Summer Tasting on Friday, June 29. The idea is to spotlight a new member of their faculty by unleashing them to create a five-course tasting menu inspired by Utah's bounteous local ingredients. This week's event features award-winning chef Jordan Miller—fresh from cooking at the James Beard Foundation. Tickets are available via Eventbrite, with the first two tastings in the series offered at a discounted rate of $45. Miller's menu pays tribute to everything from funeral potatoes to green Jell-O, so come ready to celebrate Utah's particular food culture.
Quote of the Week: "American food is the food of immigrants. You go back a couple of hundred years and we're all immigrants." –Ruth Reichl
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