Utah Eats: Local Foodie Events

Salt Lake City is quickly becoming known for its burgeoning food scene. Boasting progressive restaurants and cafes and specializing in all things local, it’s no wonder the city is considered to be the hub of all things tasty and delicious.

Wondering what local bites you can squeeze in before the end of the month? Here are two foodie events that you simply can’t miss.

Foodtrepreneur Festival— Pierpont Place | 163 West Pierpont Pl, SLC, Utah 84101

On April 23 from 4:30 pm-7:00 pm, food lovers are in for a very special treat. Small business “foodtrepreneurs” from around the state are gathering to share some of their tastiest recipes with guests. Highlighting all things local and fresh, this free event will give even the most discerning of foodies a reason to celebrate. Guests can sample from over 30 local companies and socialize with a panel of small business owners for an insider’s look into their entrepreneurial visions for the direction of their food companies and the Utah foodie scene.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the Foodtrepreneurs that will be serving up delicious eats:

Queen Farina Honey, Heber Valley Cheese, Amour Spreads, Happy Monkey Hummus, Pop Art Snacks, Chocolot, Oolite Cheese Company, Butcher’s Bunches, Redmond Trading Co Salt, Grandma Sandino’s, YeeHaw Pickles, Allgood Provisions, Snap Daddy’s BBQ Sauce, Mamachari Kombucha, RubySnaps, Vive Juicery, Laziz, Mama Africa, Creminelli Artisanal Meat, Chapul, Salt City Vodka, Beehive Distillery, Five Wives Vodka and Wasatch Brewery.

For more information, click here.

Sip & Savor Soiree—Bambara featuring Sugar House Distillery202 S Main St, SLC, UT 84101

Recently named Salt Lake City’s Best Restaurant, this downtown bistro is known for its fresh and flavor-packed food ingredients. But this time Bambara will re-direct its focus on pairing craft distilleries for its Sip & Savor Soiree tasting series on April 29, from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. Aiming to please both craft spirit lovers and foodies, Sugar House Distillery’s founder James Fowler and Chef Nathan Powers will team up to create a seasonal paring of small plates with distilled spirits including vodka, malt whiskey and silver rum. And the best part? This 90-minute event won’t empty your wallet. Small plate bites go for $10 while cocktail pairings is an additional $20 per guest. To secure your spot, make a reservation at 801.363.5454 and learn more about Sugar House Distillery here.

And coming up July…

The Park City Food and Wine Classic—Various locations in and around Park City, UT

Head to Park City July 8-12 to experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience that offers food and wine tastings, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and food & wine inspired outdoor adventures. Tickets are on sale now. More info here.

For more foodie fun, check out the April issue of Salt Lake magazine for the 2015 Dining Awards: The 25 Best Restaurants in Utah.

Any foodies out there? Let us know about some of your favorite upcoming local food festivals in the comments section below.


By |2018-11-15T12:42:33-07:00April 22, 2015|

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