Franck’s Early-Week Specials
At Franck’s (6263 S. Holladay Blvd., FrancksFood.com) restaurant in Holladay, Executive Chef Franck Peissel and sous chef Robert Perkins cook up bargain three-course meals on Mondays and Tuesdays. The early-week prix fixe dinner specials cost $30 per person and include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Suggested wine pairings are also available at an additional price. Recent special menu items included spicy shrimp and lobster-foam grits; stewed pork cheek with potatoes and red-wine & coffee emulsion; and watermelon religieuse for dessert. For reservations, phone 801-274-6264.
At South Ogden’s Zucca Trattoria & Market (1479 E. 5600 South, MyZucca.com), free live acoustic music has been added to the menu. Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., wood-fired pizzas and frosty pitchers of beer are only $8 each, and you’ll be serenaded by musicians such as Kyle Lawton & Friends. In addition, Zucca offers Saturday-afternoon cooking classes every week. For more information, or to register for classes or make a reservation, call 801-475-7077.
I know a surprising number of other- wise seemingly sane people who go absolutely gaga over Dunkin’ Donuts. To be honest, I don’t quite get it. Oddly enough, for most of those people, it’s not even the donuts that are the attraction, but rather Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Well, Dunkin’ aficionados will be thrilled to know that Dunkin’ Donuts is finally coming to Utah. Or rather, coming back to Utah, since I’ve been told that there was once a Dunkin’ Donuts in Salt Lake City, years ago. Anyway, in June, Dunkin’ Donuts will open a downtown location at the corner of 200 East and 400 South, in the space of the former Burger King, across from the Salt Lake City Main Library. Visit DunkinDonuts.com for more information.
Marie’s for Easter
Don’t feel like cooking Easter dinner? Local Marie Callender’s restaurants are offering complete take-home meals—that include a pie—for the Easter holiday, along with dine-in options. The holiday “feast” selections include ham, turkey, ham & turkey combo, brunch and others, and prices range from $49.99 to $149.99. Visit MCPies.com for more information
Quote of the week: Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.