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Taste for the Space
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6, from noon-4 p.m. That's when Salt Lake County, Taste Utah and the Utah Restaurant Association—with help from Sysco and Fox13—host Taste for the Space at The Shops at South Town (10450 S. State, Sandy, shopsatsouthtown.com). The event is a culinary competition for local chefs, food trucks and restaurateurs to win Dining Terrace space at The Shops at South Town. The prize is substantial: a fully equipped quick-service eatery space, a $50,000 investment prize and six months of free rent. It could be the opportunity of a lifetime for a Utah entrepreneur. Competitors can register until March 30 online, and the event itself is open to the public. Attendees can taste their way through the competition and vote via text message for their favorite dishes. For free food, cooking, entertainment and fun, plan to attend and help launch Utah's newest restaurant.

New Brew
Said to be "proper soccer fans," Proper Brewing Co. (857 S. Main, properbrewingco.com), in collaboration with Real Salt Lake captain and holding midfielder Kyle Beckerman, the new beer Beckerman's Brew. The American craft lager was released March 16 at the brewery, which hosted a live broadcast of ESPN 700 with Bill Reilly of Beers with Bill. Now available for $5 a pint at all Proper locations, Beckerman's Brew is made with Idaho two row malt, German lager yeast, Mt. Hood hops and German Carafoam malt. The bottle label is ultra-cool, featuring a two-headed image of a lion and the dreadlocked Beckerman himself.

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