Tasting the Wasatch
There is still a little time left to get tickets to this year's Taste of the Wasatch food-and-drink extravaganza, held to help feed Utah's homeless and underserved. The event takes place Sunday, Aug. 2, from noon-4 p.m. at Solitude. Funds raised from Taste of the Wasatch will benefit the nonprofit programs of 3 Squares, Inc., Utahns Against Hunger and Green Urban Lunch Box. The afternoon will feature boutique wineries and craft beers, a silent auction and live music by Lazlo and The Dukes, plus the main attraction: food provided by more than 50 of Utah's top restaurants and bakeries. New participants for this year include Bistro 222, Feldman's Deli, Copper Canyon, R&R BBQ, East Liberty Tap House, Current Fish & Oyster, Harbor Seafood & Steak, Porch, Lydia's Locals, Taqueria 27, Hub & Spoke, and The Annex. General admission tickets are $90 and reserved seating is available for $120-$125. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. For tickets and information, visit TasteOfTheWasatch.org.
Through Labor Day, Rodizio Grill (600 S. 700 East, 801-220-0500, RodizioGrill.com), known for Brazilian fare, is featuring an Americano BBQ Fest with items such as BBQ chicken, smoked brisket and ribs with buttered corn, mac & cheese, molasses, baked beans and more.
Art & Artisans @ Alta
The Wasatch Art Soiree 2015—held at Alta's Albion Grill on Friday, Aug. 21, from 6-10 p.m.—will highlight not only local artists, but local food artisans. Five local chefs will each present three culinary creations for Wasatch Art Soiree guests, who will cast their votes for a favorite chef. The winner will receive an Alta CommunityEnrichment People's Choice Grant of $1,000. The competing chefs are Katie Weinner (SLC POP & Top Chef contestant), Carl Rubadue (Saucy Skillet), Amy Oelerich (MediumRare Chefs), Andy Walter (Dottie's Biscuit Barn) and Adam Kreisel (Chaia Cucina). There will also be live music by St. Boheme, with local food, beer, wine and signature cocktails from Beehive Gin and Sugarhouse Distillery. Tickets are $50 in advance, $75 the day of the event, or $125 for a VIP ticket. AltaArts.org.
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