Utah Smoke: And, while we’re on the subject of barbecue, congrats to T and Becci of Q4U (aka ”Utah Smoke”) for being named the 2008 Utah Barbecue Association team of the year. In addition, “Utah Smoke” was the first and only Utah team to win Reserve Grand Champion at two different sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society events. Q4U restaurant is in Kearns at 3951 W. 5400 South and its phone is 955-8858, Q4U.com.n
Mark your calendar: Over at Lugäno, chef/owner Greg Neville is kicking off 2009 with special Monday-Wednesday food and drink. Mondays at Lugano is now “Everything Pinot and Meatball Mondays,” featuring Greg’s slow-braised balls and spaghetti ($9) with a selection of Pinot Noir flights ($5-$9). “Hi Ball and Uinta Beer Tuesdays” offers a selection of signature martinis and Uinta bottled beers for $2 each, until closing. And, on Wednesdays, there’s “Wood Oven and Wine Wednesdays,” where specialty baked pizzas and pastas ($9) from the wood-fired oven will be featured, along with regional wine flights for $9 each. Lugano is at 3364 S. 2300 East. Find them online at LuganoRestaurant.com or phone 412-9994.n
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