Dinner @ A Good Life
Fans of the healthy, all-natural, organic foods that are the focus of Ogden's A Good Life Cafe (274 25th St., 801-394-1020, AGoodLifeCafe.com) will be thrilled to know that the cafe is now open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m. A Good Life Cafe continues its normal lunch service weekdays and Saturdays, beginning at 10 a.m. According to chef/owner Gary Greenwood, the new dinner menu "is intended to accommodate both tapas-style and traditional dining with small tapas plates—seared shrimp lollipops, roasted root vegetable hash, and barbecue baby back ribs with guava barbecue sauce—featured alongside larger, 'big bites' menu options—warm sweet potato quinoa, carnitas tacos, and bison and mushroom, mac n' cheese." In addition, Greenwood—who hails from southern Louisiana—will also feature nightly specials. Don't miss his Southern-style shrimp & grits!
Welcome to SLC, Janey Lou
While artisan cheese, bread, charcuterie, coffee makers and such get most of the press, bigger food businesses like Janey Lou's (JaneyLous.com) also employ Utahns (37 at present, and 100 forecast by the end of 2016) and keep our local economy thriving. Utah's premier producer of gourmet frozen doughs and other treats, Janey Lou's has relocated from Orem to a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in Salt Lake City. The new digs feature indoor flour silos and high-tech European dough-making lines, where Janey Lou's signature peanut-butter bars will be made, along with more than 75 other product lines including bagel, cookie and bread doughs, Beehive rolls, Rice Krispies treats and others. Welcome to Salt Lake City!
Treat Dad to Brazil
Just ahead of Father's Day, on Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, Tucanos Brazilian Grill (162 S. 400 West, 801-456-2550, Tucanos.com) is offering special lunches and dinners for Dad, priced at $19.95 and $29.95, respectively. Included is the special churrasco with open-flame grilled meats and veggies, plus salmon, roasted ribeye, grilled shrimp, center-cut sirloin, unlimited salads and sides and more. Everyone will also get a free dessert, and Dad gets a 2015 Tucanos Father's Day glass to keep.
Quote of the week: All real men love to eat. —Marlene Dietrich