So Long, Siegfried
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Siegfried Meyer—founder of Siegfried's Delicatessen (20 W. 200 South, 385-355-1912, SiegfriedsDelicatessen.com)—following a terrible motorcycle accident. He passed away on April 21 after suffering severe head injuries the day before. City Weekly senior staff writer Stephen Dark was a close friend to Siegfried, and wrote a very touching tribute to him ("Farewell to Siegfried, the Bratwurst King") at CityWeekly.net. I encourage you to read Stephen's piece and to visit Siegfried's for a juicy bratwurst and a side of spaetzle in his honor.
Chef Cycles for Children
Bambara (202 S. Main, 801-363-5454, Bambara-SLC.com) executive chef Nathan Powers is on a mission to support No Kid Hungry and the organization's aim to put an end to childhood hunger. To do his part, the avid cyclist will bike 300 miles in California—from Carmel to Santa Barbara—June 27-29. The event is called Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, a peer-to-peer fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs like Powers fighting hunger outside the kitchen. Some 200 chefs and restaurant industry professionals will be riding along with Powers. Every dollar donated can feed a hungry kid up to 10 meals. To support Nathan Powers and to help end childhood hunger, visit ChefsCycle.org and donate.
Rodizio in the Fast Lane
Those who know me also know what an avid motorsports fan I am. So, I was thrilled to hear that our own world-class racing facility, Utah Motorsports Campus, has entered into a partnership with Rodizio Grill (RodizioGrill.com), which will provide the food services and catering there. A new restaurant called Rodizio Grill at the Track will replace the former Clubhouse at UMC. Says Rodizio Founder and President Ivan Utera in a press release, "I've been a track supporter and patron since its inception; the track has been like a second home to me." In addition to Rodizio at the Track offering the full Rodizio experience, the Fast Track Café will offer Rodizio cuisine in an express format while the Moab Café by Rodizio Grill will feature Brazilian-style hot dogs, burgers and such.
Quote of the week: Lips however rosy must be fed.
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