Pie & Beer Brunch
Looking for a quiet escape on Pioneer Day? Oasis Cafe (151 S. 500 East, 801-322-0404) will offer both brunch and dinner for the first time on July 24—perfect for noshing between parades and fireworks.
Get a Lift
The Lift Cafe has opened at 14 W. 300 South (formerly Pepper's Pita) in downtown Salt Lake City, and the word around the City Weekly offices is that it's well worth a visit. The cafe is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering breakfast items, soups, salads and assorted sweets. The sandwich selection is especially robust, ranging from the B.L.T. and Italian sub to classic French dip, egg salad, roasted turkey, and an avocado garden sandwich. The focus in the morning is on breakfast burritos; lunchtime soups include creamy tomato, cheesy broccoli, chicken noodle, clam chowder and vegetable beef. Call 385-242-7640 for details.
Tasting Davis County
The annual Davis County Taste of the Town event, hosted by the Davis Chamber of Commerce, will take place on Friday, July 24, from 4-7 p.m. at Layton Commons Park. "Taste of the Town seems to grow every year. It is an exciting and energetic event that is perfect for everyone, from young families to senior citizens," said Angie Osguthorpe, Davis chamber president. "We will have about 25 local restaurants represented, sharing their delicious food samples with our guests, as well as live music and lots of shade under beautiful trees. This year is especially exciting, because we've broadened the event to include even more activities for children and young teens. In addition to face painting and balloon artists, there will be an outdoor Nerf dart-tag arena, Disney princesses to meet and mingle with and a children's area with various activities." In addition to Layton restaurants like MacCool's Public House and Roosters Brewing Co., this year's Taste of the Town will feature new participants from Farmington's Station Park, including Johnny Rockets, Caffé Torrino, Costa Vida, Harmons and Fizz. The event is free to attend, but tickets for food samples are $1 each and can be exchanged for food at the participating restaurants' booths.
Quote of the week: Eating is touch carried to the bitter end. —Samuel Butler