- Enrique Limón
Taquería Los Lee Opens
Family-owned and operated Taquería Los Lee (2646 S. 700 East, 385-259-0764) has opened its Sugar House doors. They're currently serving up combo plates consisting of either tacos or gorditas, which are somewhere in between a taco and a Salvadoran pupusa. The space is already looking pretty cozy—they've installed a colorful tile mosaic, and I'm digging the framed Mexican lotería cards scattered around the interior. Those familiar with the dearly departed Ali Baba Afghani restaurant will recognize the space, and it's good to see the quaint little structure getting new life as the tasty taquería.
Sugar House Farmers Market Kicks Off
The Sugar House Farmers Market, your midweek stop for goodies produced in our own backyard, officially opens Wednesday, July 11. Vending takes place every hump day, 5-8 p.m. at Fairmont Park (1040 E. Sugarmont Drive) through September—meaning that between it and the Downtown Farmers Market, you can locally source pretty much everything you want to eat and drink throughout the summer and beyond. In addition to providing a venue for market-goers to meet some of the new green thumbs in the area, the Sugar House market is also a great place to catch live music and pick up a few new pieces of DIY art from SLC creators. A full list of events and vendors is available at sugarhousefarmersmarket.org.
Eat Drink SLC
In the three years since Eat Drink SLC's inception, it's grown into one of the Wasatch Front's most celebrated events. Some say it's because it draws local food vendors and restaurateurs like Beltex Meats, Copper Onion, Pallet and Normal Ice Cream; others credit the success to the event's international selection of wine and spirits, while some believe it's because Tracy Aviary (589 E. 1300 South) is the perfect venue to bring it all together. Regardless of who gets the credit, this annual culinary shindig is one hell of a good time. Not only has Eat Drink SLC helped locals familiarize themselves with Utah's stellar food and wine scene, but it's also managed to raise more than $45,000 for local nonprofits. This year's beneficiary is Neighborhood House, an organization that provides affordable daycare for low-income families. Mark your calendar for Thursday, July 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at eatdrinkslc.com for $90, which covers all the food and wine you can handle, plus a signature wine glass. Cheers!
Quote of the Week: "Beer is made by men; wine by God." –Martin Luther
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