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Toast to Good Health, More Beer



Toast to Good Health
The Fourth Street Clinic is a nonprofit organization that works to end homelessness by providing comprehensive health care and support services to homeless Utahns. Each summer, Fourth Street Clinic toasts to the value of good health by hosting a fund-raising evening of specially selected wine-and-food pairings, good company and a chance to meet new friends.

The 2009 Fourth Street Clinic Toast to Good Health will take place this Thursday, July 16, 6-8:30 p.m. at Log Haven restaurant in Millcreek Canyon. I got a sneak peek at the menu and wine pairings (the missus works there) and chef Dave Jones’ menu looks very tantalizing. Toast to Good Health guests will be given recipe cards to take home and try out these dishes there.

For starters, there’s fresh kiwi, chevre and lemon thyme verjus paired with Benton Lane Pinot Gris, followed by apple crisp with bleu-cheese foam, spiced pecans and honey-Chardonnay syrup, with Bodegas Naia Rueda alongside. Chilled rare-beef crostini with mushroom salad and olive aioli will be paired with Fess Parker’s Frontier Red; fresh grits cakes and braised pork with guajillo pepper essence with be accompanied by Fairview Pinotage; and Serrano ham- Manchego arancini will be matched with Nine Stones Shiraz. Sounds pretty tasty!

Tickets to the Toast to Good Health are $150 per person—the exact cost of an office visit at Fourth Street Clinic—and include wine, meaning that each dinner guest will make health care a reality for one new homeless Utahn. To order tickets online, visit

More Beer!
Red Rock Brewing Company
has formed Red Rock Brewery L.C., and is doubling the capacity of its current brewhouse.

“This will give us the chance to be on tap in more locations throughout the area,” says Kevin Templin, Red Rock’s head brewer. Red Rock is located downtown at 254 S. 200 West and in Park City at 1640 W. Redstone Center Drive, and its Website is

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