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Yoga & Beer Classes are Brewing at The Gateway

 The Gateway invites yogis of all levels and craft beer enthusiasts to recharge with Yoga & Beer on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. this fall and winter. Presented by The Gateway, Salt Lake Power Yoga, and Squatters | Wasatch, the free, weekly event integrates power flow yoga with optional beer drinking poses. The yoga practice, led by experienced instructors from Salt Lake Power Yoga, is complimentary and beer is $5 each. Classes are held at 12 S. Rio Grande.

Social distancing, sanitization, and ventilation protocols will be in place. Multiple doors will be kept open, and HEPA filters will be in use. Participants are required to bring and use their own mats and wear masks upon arrival and any time not on their mat. Hand sanitizer stations will be available. An electromagnetic sprayer that keeps surfaces sanitized for up to 28 days will be used prior to each class.

“Beer and Yoga is one of our most popular events at The Gateway,” says Jacklyn Briggs, Director of Marketing for The Gateway. “We are committed to continuing the tradition by implementing abundant safety measures and limiting our numbers. Now, more than ever, it’s important to provide the opportunity to unwind, disconnect, and destress, and Hump Day is a perfect time to do so.”

Yoga & Beer photo courtesy of The Gateway

This is a free event but preregistration is required for each date as space is limited. Tickets will be made available every Monday on Eventbrite.  

Chef Marc Marrone Becomes New Chef-Partner at HallPass at The Gateway

SkinnyFATS is teaming up with one of the most talented and sought-after chefs in the country to introduce a variety of all-new concepts at HallPass, Utah’s first food hall located at The Gateway in Salt Lake City. Following a successful year operating Graffiti Bao and other concepts at T-Mobile Arena and the new Raiders’ stadium in Las Vegas, Marc Marrone and Todd Lunger of Graffiti Hospitality will join forces with SkinnyFATS, with Marc becoming the new chef-partner at HallPass. Together, they will launch Graffiti Bao’s first location outside Nevada as part of the food hall’s new restaurant portfolio debuting mid-October.

Chef Marc Mazzone joins HallPass
Acclaimed Chef Marc Marrone

“We are thrilled to have a nationally renowned, innovative chef like Marc Marrone expand the HallPass dining offerings while further solidifying The Gateway as a foodie destination,” said Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director. “HallPass has been such a well-received dining venue, and we look forward to Marc launching his visionary concepts this month.”

Graffiti Bao is a fast-casual Chinese restaurant featuring bold, Asian-inspired recipes. Signature items will include chili garlic noodles with hand-pulled spinach noodles, crispy chili garlic sauce, Chinese broccoli and choy sum; an assortment of bao buns, including the Royale—Marc’s twist on a classic cheeseburger featuring angus beef, cheese, pickles, onions and special sauce; appetizers such as hand-folded dumplings and spring rolls; soups including pho and ramen; and much more.

Marc will also helm Hibachican, a dual hibachi concept featuring a playful balance of Japanese teppanyaki, tartare and small plates alongside Mexican tacos, aguachiles and house-made chips, guacamole and assorted salsas. The best flavors of East and West will collide as some of the dishes draw inspiration from both cultures, with al pastor yakitori, garlic soy teppanyaki tacos and more rounding out the new menu.

Next door, guests will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth with an epic selection of swoon-worthy, hand-crafted treats from Waffadopolis, the ultimate dessert shop in Salt Lake City. Bringing wonder and delight to guests with a uniquely customizable experience, the confectionery will feature house-made waffle cones with flavors such as black sesame and classic; individual sweets, including Instagrammable unicorn cakes; a build-your-own-ice cream bar; over-the-top shareables and more.

“SkinnyFATS was built on constant evolution of the menu, and HallPass essentially functions as a massive R&D facility for that. Having Marc at the helm will bring HallPass to its full potential in both creation and execution,” said founder Reed Allen Slobusky. “The Gateway has been an ideal venue and super supportive of the new approach to dining we are offering Salt Lake City.”

“I’m excited to partner with Reed at HallPass and bring Graffiti Bao to Salt Lake City,” said Marc Marrone, chef-partner at HallPass. “HallPass has already established itself as a staple in Salt Lake City, and what we have rolling out will further solidify that. Having seven different kitchens to play around with isn’t so bad either.”

Graffiti Bao, Hibachican and Waffadopolis will join five other eateries and bars at HallPass, including SkinnyFATS and Beer Zombies Draft Room & Beer Garden, created by founder Chris Jacobs, who has echoed Reed’s excitement in working alongside Marc at Beer Zombies in Salt Lake City.

HallPass is open Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 5pm to midnight. For more information, visit www.HallPassSLC.com.

ABOUT THE GATEWAY

The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events. www.atthegateway.com. 

ABOUT SKINNYFATS

Established in 2013 by Reed Allen Slobusky, SkinnyFATS is a popular American restaurant from Las Vegas that is well-known for its one-of-a-kind, two-sided menu featuring ‘Happy’ indulgences and ‘Healthy’ alternatives. A melting pot of cultural favorites with thoughtful ingredients and savory flavors, the menu caters to a variety of dietary needs and preferences while providing tasty meals and snacks. Since opening in 2013, the brand has developed a cult-like following, attracting foodies from around the world to its six locations in Las Vegas and Dallas, as well as its popular new food hall in Salt Lake City called HallPass. For more information, please visit www.SkinnyFATS.com.

ABOUT HALLPASS

Brought to foodies by the same owner as SkinnyFATS, HallPass is a first-of-its-kind food hall concept located at the Gateway in Salt Lake City. Featuring more than 15,000 square feet of stylish indoor/outdoor communal dining and chef-driven fare, HallPass allows guests to discover bold new cuisines in an environment filled with an eclectic mix of art, music, food, drinks and fun, including all-new restaurants helmed by chef-partner Marc Marrone. Innovative culinary concept SkinnyFATS anchors the food hall, bringing the beloved Las Vegas staple east of the Nevada border to satisfy more guests than ever before. For more information, please visit www.HallPassSLC.com.

ABOUT MARC MARRONE

Cooking since the age of 15, Chef Marc Marrone was first inspired by the treasured recipes handed down in his New York Italian family. After receiving his culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute, Marrone rose through the ranks of the original TAO kitchen, starting as a sous chef and working his way up to the top as West Coast Corporate Executive Chef of TAO Group, leading the TAO Group restaurants, including TAO Las Vegas, Beauty & Essex, LAVO and Marquee Dayclub in Las Vegas; TAO Los Angeles, The Highlight Room and Luchini Pizzeria & Bar in Los Angeles; and LAVO atop the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With a heritage of Italian cooking and classical French training, Marrone is equally passionate about Asian techniques. Since leaving his position with TAO Group in February 2019, he has premiered Graffiti Bao, Piña Mexican and Gemma Gemma Square Pies, with the announcement of a forthcoming concept called Italian Graffiti, coming to The Bend in 2022, rounding out his recent accolades. Together with partner Todd Lunger, Marrone has formed a consulting group called Graffiti Group Hospitality LLC. Marrone is also a chef consultant for Locale Italian Kitchen in Las Vegas and remains a vital chef and visionary within the restaurant community.

Utah Tip Challenge

NEW GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE DONATES SURPRISE WEEKLY TIPS TO UTAH RESTAURANT SERVICE STAFF

A new grassroots effort, Utah Tip Challenge, has formed to collect funds through Venmo to donate to service staff at a different restaurant each week. In its inaugural week, $1000 was raised by mostly modest contributions to a dedicated Venmo account. As an unexpected surprise for staff, organizers donated funds at Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive in Park City upon finishing their lunch on August 15th. UTC’s mission is to help hospitality workers through financial challenges that have resulted from the pandemic.

Boneyard Saloon staff receives a surprise $1,000 tip.

Local transportation company owner Sam Rubin was inspired by a similar initiative in Nashville started in May by Lexy Kadey. In a recent week, she raised in excess of $45,000 and donated to nearly 40 individuals. She now has 860,000 followers on TikTok where she posts emotional videos of donations being given.

“Knowing that the hospitality industry is a disproportionately impacted one, I wanted to launch a fundraising effort for this community,” says Rubin. “Instead of giving to a single individual; however, the management of each establishment we visit can use their discretion on how to disperse the funds to their staff. Small donations are welcome, and I’d love to see the contributions grow each week. It’s a feel good effort that makes a difference, and it’s truly rewarding to see the emotional reaction from staff.”

Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive was chosen for the first week’s donation because owner Jesse Shetler has long been known for giving back to the Park City community with free Thanksgiving dinners and season-ending parties for locals. He also has been donating proceeds of DBR Restaurants (No Name Saloon, Butcher’s Chop House & BR, and Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive) gift card sales to his staff during the pandemic.

Shetler gratefully says, “I am very excited for the Boneyard staff and appreciate the recognition of all the hard-working folks in this struggling environment. These are unprecedented and excessively challenging times. Along with other small business models, the hospitality industry can only survive this with the support of our community. This is exactly what it looks like when community comes together.”

Anyone wishing to suggest a restaurant or bar whose staff is in need, can email utahtipchallenge@gmail.com or reach out through Facebook or Instagram. The donation period each week runs from Friday at 5 p.m. to Friday 5 p.m. Restaurants in both Salt Lake City and the Park City area will be considered by organizers, and they will not be notified in advance.

Individuals and businesses are invited to contribute any amount as often as they wish via Venmo at @utahtipchallenge.

Instagram @utahtipchallenge

Facebook Page: Utah Tip Challenge

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THE GATEWAY MODIFIES SUMMER EVENTS THAT MAXIMIZE ITS SPACE AND ABILITY TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE

Four ongoing events support local vendors while providing opportunities for the community to safely gather

The Gateway, Utah’s premier destination for dining, entertainment, and shopping, has successfully re-launched its event programming in keeping with social distancing guidelines and safety protocols. A variety of recurring events will be held throughout the summer to cater to every whim and interest. These include Free Movies on the Plaza, Yoga on the Plaza, Urban Flea Market and the Art &Craft Market presented by the Utah Arts Alliance. “While our programming may look a little different, The Gateway remains committed to fulfilling our mission to be a vibrant venue for community gatherings and events,” says Jacklyn Briggs, The Gateway’s marketing director. “We and our partners are closely following CDC and local guidelines to ensure the safety of our vendors, tenants, and patrons. We’re very pleased by the enthusiastic response these modified events have received from the community and the sense of normalcy they provide to those who attend.”

Below are the regularly programmed events through the summer. Additional events can be found at http://shopthegateway.com/calendars/

ART & CRAFT MARKET PRESENTED BY UTAH ARTS ALLIANCE
Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm until October in front of Hall Pass and Urban Arts Gallery

Art & Craft Market at The Gateway
Photo Credit: The Gateway

The craft portion of the Salt Lake Farmers Market at Pioneer Park has relocated to The Gateway to provide vendors and shoppers with more space to physically distance. The outdoor street market features Utah vendors offering their unique handmade products. Masks are required.

MOVIES ON THE PLAZA
Wednesdays, 9 pm at Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza sets the stage for free, feel-good movies every Wednesday night until the end of August. Family-friendly films include Crazy Rich Asians, Lion King (2019), and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Filmgoers are welcome to bring blankets and camping chairs and are encouraged to order take out from any number of restaurants at The Gateway to enjoy during the screening. Advance registration is required for groups up to six people. Each reservation will be assigned a specific spot on the Plaza. See the full line up.Masks are required for check in and may be removed upon arrival to reserved spot.

URBAN FLEA MARKET
2nd Sunday of the month, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, 10 am – 4 pm
Entree fee – $2

Discover treasures from eclectic, local vendors. Booths are spread out to encourage social distancing, and aisles are marked for one-way traffic. Masks are required for vendors and visitors, and hand sanitizer stations are available.

YOGA ON THE PLAZA
Sundays, 10 am – 11 am

All levels of yogis are invited to stretch out the weekend and get in the flow with Salt Lake Power Yoga. The free Sunday series is held outside The Grand Hall on the upper level of The Gateway. No experience is necessary, but participants must bring their own mats due to coronavirus health measures. Capacity is limited to 50; sessions have been filling up, so pre-registration is required. Once 50 guests have been reached, there is a waitlist option. Masks must be worn upon arrival and may be removed once at designated practice location. Hand sanitizer stations are also available.

About The Gateway: 
The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property recently underwent a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.  

About Vestar: 
As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar acquires, develops and manages shopping and entertainment destinations that serve as community focal points. Since its inception in 1989, Vestar has earned a reputation for integrity and responsibility in the fields of retail property development, operations, leasing and marketing. Vestar’s current portfolio of retail properties totals 30 million square feet throughout the western states. For more information, please visit vestar.com

Table X to Offer First Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch at Table X
Housemade burrata

One of Salt Lake City’s most renowned and progressive restaurants, Table X, will offer its first Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The a la carte menu emphasizes Table X’s commitment to offering high-quality, local products complemented by traditional brunch favorites. The three chefs look forward to preparing housemade ham, bacon, and sausage. Christiansens Berkshire Pork and Clifford Family Farm eggs will be featured, in addition to tasty mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Guests will enjoy a selection of complimentary delectable pastries that Table X is becoming known for baking in house. These include scones, muffins, croissants, and chocolate croissants. Menu items range from $11-$20.

The following entree items are included on the brunch menu. There will also be a selection of lighter offerings and sides.

– Table X Breakfast: two eggs any style, choice of meat & pastry

– Sourdough French Toast: pure maple syrup, breakfast potatoes & choice of meat

– House Made Pork Sausage & Grits: poached egg & breakfast potatoes

– French Omelette: house ham, gruyere cheese, chive & breakfast potatoes

– Vegetable Hash: roasted mushrooms, spring peas & potatoes

– Frittata: potato crust, caramelized peppers & onions w/ side salad

– Steak & Eggs: bavette steak, two eggs any style, breakfast potatoes & green

peppercorn jus

– Leg of Lamb Sandwich: red curry aioli, onion relish, watercress & toasted

sourdough

For reservations and more info, visit www.tablexrestaurant.com or call 385.528.3712.

ABOUT TABLE X

Located in the up-and-coming Millcreek area of Salt Lake City, Table X opened in 2016 and was named Salt Lake’s Best Restaurant by Salt Lake Magazine in 2016 and 2017 and earned a Salt Award from the Salt Lake Tribune in 2017. A collaboration between three chefs – David Barboza, Mike Blocher, and Nick Fahs – Table X’s mission is to delight guests with honest cuisine focused on sustainability, integrity, respect, and innovation. They have developed a culinary and service style that raises the bar for Salt Lake City dining. Table X offers an in-season dining experience with ingredients harvested from the on-site garden. The restaurant occupies a historic brick building that has been exquisitely renovated to blend its original features with modern design. It’s only fitting that the building once housed produce from local farms and also served as a cheese factory. www.tablexrestaurant.com

Redhead Turns Nine

Happy 9th anniversary to Redhead Marketing & PR! What began as a 30-something, ginger-haired woman scraping by with small freelance projects in the midst of the recession has “ballooned” into a full-fledged, rapidly growing business. Based in Park City, Utah and working with national and local companies, Redhead founder Hilary Reiter is now supported by a small, highly talented team that provides top-notch brand development, public relations, web development, copywriting, social media, design, and other marketing services. We attribute our 95% growth in 2018 over the previous year to these dedicated individuals, and our fabulous partner, Target Local Marketing. And, of course, our success would not be possible without the diverse roster of loyal clients who entrust us with their marketing needs. It’s a privilege to help them grow their businesses as we grow ours. We are also grateful to the many word-of-mouth referrals we regularly enjoy.

The canine interns celebrate 9 years with Redhead Marketing & PR
With us from the beginning, the canine interns – Rusty and Jackson – are celebrating nine years in business.

Our goal remains to offer the highest level of services with an even greater level of enthusiasm. Unlike many traditional agencies, work is not handed off to a revolving door of inexperienced, junior staff…because we have none! Our team consists of seasoned, creative professionals with meaningful experience. And we still offer competitive rates that make us more affordable than multi-layered agencies that typically can’t provide our level of efficiency, responsiveness, and flexibility. We take pride in being approachable and accessible and having a wonderful rapport with our clients, whom we consider partners. While celebrating this final year in our single digits, we’d like to take an opportunity to highlight our current clients, in no particular order:

SOJI Energy – Our newest client as of this week, SOJI is a lifestyle brand that produces beautiful crystal water bottles. Redesigned bottles to launch this spring

Etienne – A new, luxury development offering the last remaining homesites in Provo Canyon near Sundance Resort

Promontory – Park City, Utah’s most exclusive private community with an array of world-class amenities

Woodside Homes – One of the country’s top 30 production home builders, Woodside Homes builds communities throughout California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.

Channel Signal – A Silicon Slopes tech company that offers a platform for brands to analyze and leverage their online consumer reviews

Finnbin – A baby box company that provides a safe sleep environment in the Finnish tradition for newborns

Reed Solutions – An umbrella company offering healthcare, life insurance, financial planning and investments to medium-sized businesses

Table X – One of Salt Lake City’s most progressive restaurants offering innovative, artfully prepared cuisine

Conestoga Ranch – A luxury glamping resort overlooking Bear Lake in Northern Utah

I Love Moo – Serving ice cream, smoothies, and Acai bowls in Park City’s Kimball Junction neighborhood

Java Cow Cafe & Bakery – Ice cream, coffee shop, bakery, and light bites on Park City’s Historic Main Street

Enjoy Park City/Summit Sotheby’s International Realty – Specializing in luxury real estate in Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake Food & Wine Festival – Entering its third year as the premier food and wine event in SLC

Boulder Ventures Development – Real estate developer in Salt Lake City

Hosman & Adams – Boutique law firm launching in Sandy, Utah, focusing on criminal defense and personal injury

Kamas Storage – Indoor outdoor storage units, including RV storage, serving Summit County, Utah


Table X Presents Special Menus for Sundance, Tech Summit, Valentine’s Day

TABLE X TO OFFER CONVENIENT $45 PRIX FIXE MENU DURING SUNDANCE, TECH SUMMIT

A Delectable Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu Will be Served on February 14

The Salt Lake City area will be buzzing with the high-profile Sundance Film Festival and Silicon Slopes Tech Summit events this month. The award-winning Table X looks forward to accommodating their participants who tend to have high culinary standards with an attractively priced, three-course prix fixe menu featuring cutting-edge, artfully prepared options. Offering ample, free parking, the restaurant is close enough to the happenings while allowing guests to seek refuge from the crowds in a modern, relaxed setting. Table X will also offer a tasting menu for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.

“We know people have hectic schedules during these jam-packed events. While they may not have time for a very leisurely meal, they may still crave high-quality cuisine and the opportunity to entertain clients in a hip environment. Our special prix fixe menu will allow our guests to sample the best of Table X at an affordable price,” says Nick Fahs, one of the three chef-owners of Table X.

The $45, three-course Sundance-Tech Summit menu features the following selections:

House made burrata appetizer
Housemade burrata appetizer

APPETIZERS

  • House Made Burrata with roasted acorn squash, basil oil, coquillo olives & house focaccia
  • Clifford Farm Soft Cooked Egg with farro porridge, butter roasted mushrooms, puffed grains & cress

ENTREES

  • Butternut Squash with sweet onion chutney, 6yr balsamico & radicchio
  • Pacific Striped Bass with confit salsify, mussels, smoked bass chowder & bay leaf oil
  • Jones Creek Beef Bavette Steak with tallow poached potatoes, green peppercorn mignonette, watercress & red wine jus

DESSERT

  • Spiced Angel Food Cake with carrot cream & walnut crumble
  • Hazelnut Ice Cream with salted chocolate, cocoa crumb & hazelnut caramel corn

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest nights of the year for dining out, Table X will showcase its sophisticated, modern cuisine with an impressive seven-course tasting menu for $85/person (wine pairing – $35/person; non-alcoholic beverage pairing – $20/person). The restaurant is now accepting reservations (credit card required) at www.tablexrestaurant.com or call 385.528.3712.

“Our Valentine’s Day evening is designed for those seeking a more elevated, sophisticated way to celebrate their romance and relax while appreciating our seasonal and artistic approach to dining,” Fahs explains.

ABOUT TABLE X

Located in the up-and-coming Millcreek area of Salt Lake City, Table X opened in 2016 and was named Salt Lake’s Best Restaurant by Salt Lake Magazine in 2016 and 2017 and earned a Salt Award from the Salt Lake Tribune in 2017. A collaboration between three chefs – David Barboza, Mike Blocher, and Nick Fahs – Table X’s mission is to delight guests with honest cuisine focused on sustainability, integrity, respect, and innovation. They have developed a culinary and service style that raises the bar for Salt Lake City dining. Table X offers an in-season dining experience with ingredients harvested from the on-site garden. The restaurant occupies a historic brick building that has been exquisitely renovated to blend its original features with modern design. It’s only fitting that the building once housed produce from local farms and also served as a cheese factory. www.tablexrestaurant.com

Holiday Parties and Winter Dining at Table X

TABLE X CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH INNOVATIVE WINTER MENU AND HOLIDAY PARTY OFFERINGS

A Special New Year’s Eve Celebration to Feature Seven-Course Tasting Menu

Holiday dining in Salt Lake CityNamed Salt Lake City’s best restaurant in 2016 and 2017 by Salt Lake Magazine, Table X’s three chefs have created a seasonal menu to celebrate the holiday season and winter months. Those looking for an elevated, more innovative holiday party experience to delight and broaden their guests’ culinary senses will be attracted to the emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients harvested from the impressive on-site garden. Private dinners are offered in the intimate, private dining room that seats 14 guests and overlooks the garden, and the main dining room may also be reserved for larger parties. Reservations are now being accepted for private groups as well as New Year’s Eve dinner, which will feature a seven-course tasting menu.

“We greatly enjoy hosting parties for foodies and those looking for a gathering that is a cut above the usual holiday party. It’s all about bonding and celebrating over fresh, cutting-edge cuisine that is artfully presented,” says Nick Fahs, Chef and Co-owner of Table X. “Our goal is for guests to be wowed by our commitment to raising the bar for Salt Lake’s dining scene with more progressive offerings coupled with the restaurant’s stunning, modern design. We will work with our guests to create an event that promises to have their colleagues, clients, and friends raving about long after the celebration ends.”

Signature entrees of the new winter menu include:

  • Alaskan Poached Halibut, honey crisp apples, steamed onions, butternut squash nage and hazelnut
  • 100% Grass-fed Jones Creek beef Bavette steak, shiitake and trumpet mushroom, chourice roasted cabbage

A delectable dessert offering is the pumpkin compote, featuring toasted meringue, maple ice cream, house made graham cracker.

Table X will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a holiday tasting menu offering:

7 courses – $85/person (wine pairing – $35/person; non-alcoholic beverage pairing – $20/person)

Now accepting reservations.

Table X is not just dedicated to serving some of the finest cuisine in Salt Lake City. Chefs David Barboza, Mike Blocher, and Nick Fahs recognize that ambiance is equally important. The restaurant is housed in a rustic, brick building with a wood-barreled roof that was constructed in 1929. A clean, modern design stylishly blends with the historic character and original elements of the building, making the restaurant conducive for hosting memorable events.

For reservations and more info, visit www.tablexrestaurant.com or call 385.528.3712.

ABOUT TABLE X

Located in the up-and-coming Millcreek area of Salt Lake City, Table X opened in 2016 and was named Salt Lake’s Best Restaurant by Salt Lake Magazine in 2016 and 2017 and earned a Salt Award from the Salt Lake Tribune in 2017. A collaboration between three chefs – David Barboza, Mike Blocher, and Nick Fahs – Table X’s mission is to delight guests with honest cuisine focused on sustainability, integrity, respect, and innovation. They have developed a culinary and service style that raises the bar for Salt Lake City dining. Table X offers an in-season dining experience with ingredients harvested from the on-site garden. The restaurant occupies a historic brick building that has been exquisitely renovated to blend its original features with modern design. It’s only fitting that the building once housed produce from local farms and also served as a cheese factory. www.tablexrestaurant.com

 

Salt Lake Food and Wine Fest

SLARA PRESENTS 2nd ANNUAL SALT LAKE FOOD & WINE FEST
A Series of Events Celebrates the Area’s Culinary and Beverage Scene, Sept. 11-16

Salt Lake Food and Wine FestFollowing a successful inaugural event last July, The Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association (SLARA) will present an even more robust Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest to showcase this Western gastro capital’s cutting-edge culinary offerings. From September 11 to 16, 2018, a menu of themed events at a variety of exciting venues will appeal to food lovers and wine, spirits, and beer enthusiasts. Individual admission certificates are available online at www.saltlakefoodandwinefest.com. Those traveling to Salt Lake to enjoy the Fest can take advantage of special lodging rates at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center by booking here: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1

“We were elated with the response to last year’s event by attendees, media, and sponsors,” says Michele Corigliano, Executive Director of SLARA. “Given Salt Lake’s hot summers, we felt we’d attract an even bigger turnout in September, so we have shifted the dates. We are adding new events and venues this year to highlight Salt Lake’s best culinary talent.”

Meet Your Maker, the Fest’s signature event, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15. Designed to be a celebration of Utah’s own food producers, breweries, distilleries, and independent restaurants, the outdoor event will take place on Regent Street in downtown Salt Lake City. It will feature cuisine samplings from Salt Lake’s most notable chefs, cocktails from local distilleries, and beer from local breweries, in addition to musical entertainment, and a VIP section. General admission is $100, and VIP tickets are $135.

Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest sponsors include Nicholas & Co. and Salt Lake County. Various sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested parties are welcome to contact Michele Corigliano at Michele@slara.org or 801.558.8977. Sponsors will receive complimentary tickets for an exclusive VIP cocktail area located within the Meet Your Maker event.

“The event is designed to celebrate what is bountiful in Utah like heritage breed pork, local lamb, seasonal vegetables, and trout,” says Scott Evans, Founder of Pago Restaurant Group and mastermind of the Meet Your Maker event. “We are pairing each of those products with two chefs who will cook everything over a live fire. It will be a big party outside on Regent Street to celebrate where we live and what we are proud of when it comes to culinary greatness and producing fine beer and spirits.”

The Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest is the annual fundraiser for SLARA, which advocates for and promotes the local food and beverage industry.

The following is a sampling of events that will be held during the Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest. A full listing of events and details, pricing, and purchase of certificates for admission to events is available at: www.saltlakefoodandwinefest.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • Five Course International Dinner with Wine Pairing prepared by James Beard-nominated Chef Ed Heath and Conversation with Former Republican Utah State Senator Steve Urquhart at Martine
  • Dinner with Local Wine Pairing at Table X (two seatings)

Wednesday, Sept. 12

  • Japanese Whiskey Tasting at Post Office Place
  • Beer Tasting/Education at Purgatory
  • Tea & Cheese Tasting at Tea Zaanti
  • Classics of Food & Wine Pairing at Cliff Dining Pub

Thursday, Sept. 13

  • Tiki Takeover Rum Tasting/Education at Water Witch
  • Cocktail Takeover with Beehive Distilling at Tin Angel
  • Wine Dinner at Provisions

Friday, Sept. 14

  • Natural Wine Dinner (5 courses, 5 wines) at Pago
  • Paranormal Night at Dented Brick Distillery

Saturday, Sept. 15

  • Meet Your Maker on Regent Street
  • Brunch & Bubbles Cooking Class at Park City Culinary Institute

Sunday, Sept. 16

  • Shades of Pale Tap Takeover at Bucket of Crawfish
  • Olive Oil Education & Wine Pairing at We Olive
  • Beer School Brunch at Proper Brewing