Oasis Café Resolution Dining
It's always nice when our favorite restaurants help us stick to our New Year's resolutions by serving up tasty food that is easy on the waistband. Throughout the month of January, Oasis Café's (151 S. 500 East, 801-322-0404, oasiscafeslc.com) Chef de Cuisine Efren Benitez is offering a rotating menu of three-course meals that spotlight healthy ingredients. The event started with pan-roasted mahi mahi, and continues through the first week of February with sliced beef tenderloin and soy sauce-infused escolar. The specials are priced at $30. Don't skimp on dessert—expect to see happy endings like cappuccino cheesecake and saffron poached pears with vanilla ice cream sweetening things up.
Spencer's Turns 20
To commemorate its 20th year as one of downtown Salt Lake's finest mahogany-and-merlot steakhouses, Spencer's (255 S. West Temple, 801-238-4748) is taking a trip down memory lane with Executive Chef Sebastian Lowery putting a modern spin on a few of the dishes that made Spencer's stand out when it opened back in 1998. For the next six months, Lowery's interpretations of oysters Rockefeller, burgundy mushrooms and Spencer's famous 14-ounce ribeye will be back on the menu. In addition to the dinner menu, Spencer's cocktail list will also get a shot of nostalgia thanks to the Perfect Rob Roy—complete with a vintage Glenlivet held over from '98. Happy birthday, Spencer's!
Dinner Menu at Feldman's
Although Feldman's Deli (2005 E. 2700 South, 801-906-0369, feldmansdeli.com) has made a name for itself as a lunchtime destination, the authentic Jewish eatery has recently expanded its hours and menu to accommodate the dinnertime crowd. From Thursday to Saturday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., diners will be able to enjoy generous portions of meatloaf with mushroom gravy or brisket with kishka and carrots. Feldman's has also invited local musicians and other performers to entertain during dinner hours—their "Old Jews Telling Jokes" series is quickly becoming a comedy phenomenon. Keep an eye on Feldman's website for updates to the weekly lineup.
Quote of the Week: "Any time a person goes into a delicatessen and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies." —Milton Berle
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