- Jared Miller
URA Honors Locals
Restauranteurs from across state collected accolades at the Utah Restaurant Association's annual gala earlier this month. The event gathers the state's culinary leaders and professionals together to recognize those whose new concepts and community involvement have advanced Utah's food culture. URA doled out more than 70 awards. Even Steven's Sandwiches received top honors when president Michael McHenry (pictured above, center) accepted the Golden Spoon Award, given to the URA's restaurateur of the year. Other highlights included the inductions of Glee Zumbrennen (Brick Oven Pizza) and Robert Sullivan (Utah Food Services) into the URA Hall of Fame, Executive Chef Will Pliler's (New Yorker) receiving the Chef of the Year Award, and Yelena Caputo's acceptance of the Heart of the Industry Award on behalf of Caputo's Market and Deli.
Summer Trivia Tournament
Park City Brewery's (2720 Rasmussen Road, Park City, 435-200-8906, parkcitybrewery.com) summer pub quiz tournament officially kicks off on Wednesday, May 30, and will continue on the last Wednesday of the month throughout the summer. Not only can brave trivia teams enjoy the brewery's already stellar menu of burgers and craft beers, but Komrades Food Truck helps start the 2018 season with their arsenal of naan-based sandwiches and fresh salads. Fans might want to check back regularly as the brewery has scheduled several other local food trucks to make an appearance. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. Teams from Salt Lake who are looking to challenge geeks from Park City need look no further than this tournament of champions.
Downtown Farmers Market Kickoff
With farmers-market season fast approaching, the Downtown Farmers Market is holding a pre-season fundraiser before its 2018 run officially begins on June 9. Squatters Pub Brewery (147 W. 300 South, 801-363-2739, squatters.com) hosts the event on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the market, one of Salt Lake's biggest gatherings of local farmers, artists and craftspeople. Attendees can also get a sneak peek at some of this year's offerings. Tickets are $50 in advance, and a pair can be purchased at a discounted rate of $90 via slcfarmersmarket.org.
Quote of the Week: "The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer." –Will Rogers
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