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Squatters Pub Brewery • 147 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-363-2739; or Wasatch Brew Pub, 250 Main St., Park City; 435-649-0900 Kathy Stephenson $5 • Black and tan brownie Squatters and Wasatch Brew Pubs are taking “Sweet Revenge on Hunger” during April. Order the black and tan brownie, made with Squatters Captain Bastard’s Oatmeal Stout, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Hildegard’s Food Pantry in Salt Lake or the Christian Center food pantry in Park City.. Squatters Pub Brewery • 147 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-363-2739; or Wasatch Brew Pub, 250 Main St., Park City; 435-649-0900 Kathy Stephenson <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57807044@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:16:01 MDT New market brings a wave of seafood to Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57129599-223/market-seafood-ocean-chong.html.csp Standing inside Ocean City Seafood Market, it’s possible to forget you live in a desert. “Our specialty is live seafood,” Hellen Chong explained as she pointed to the freshwater tanks at the front of the Salt Lake City store, 872 S. State St. Live crabs, clams and lobsters are shipped from Maryland, Canada, Asia or “wherever we can find it fresh,” said Chong, who owns and operates the store with her sister, Karen Chong. It’s their second store — the siblings opened the original 2,000-square-foo... Standing inside Ocean City Seafood Market, it’s possible to forget you live in a desert. “Our specialty is live seafood,” Hellen Chong explained as she pointed to the freshwater tanks at the front of the Salt Lake City store, 872 S. State St. Live crabs, clams and lobsters are shipped from Maryland, Canada, Asia or “wherever we can find it fresh,” said Chong, who owns and operates the store with her sister, Karen Chong. It’s their second store — the siblings opened the original 2,000-square-foo... 57129599@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:35:10 MDT Food briefs: Edible Book Festival, the art of bread and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57796899-223/salt-bread-lake-book.html.csp Utah students win culinary scholarships Three Utah culinary students earned $6,500 in scholarships to The Art Institutes during a regional cooking competition recently in San Antonio, Texas. In the Best Teen Chef Competition, Larissa McBride, a senior at Provo High School, earned first place and a $4,000 scholarship, while Skyler Goodman, a senior at Clearfield High, earned second place and a $1,000 scholarship. For the contest, the students had two hours to prepare and serve an appetizer and ... Utah students win culinary scholarships Three Utah culinary students earned $6,500 in scholarships to The Art Institutes during a regional cooking competition recently in San Antonio, Texas. In the Best Teen Chef Competition, Larissa McBride, a senior at Provo High School, earned first place and a $4,000 scholarship, while Skyler Goodman, a senior at Clearfield High, earned second place and a $1,000 scholarship. For the contest, the students had two hours to prepare and serve an appetizer and ... 57796899@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Giving Easter side dishes the respect they deserve http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57744625-223/calories-teaspoon-medium-pepper.html.csp If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so many other Turkey Day dilemmas, we tend to just cobble together a what-have-you assortment of sides to accompany the beloved Easter ham or lamb. But we decided Easter side dishes deserve more respect, so we created this assortment of dishes to liven up your offerings. We start with peas. Nobody loves... If Thanksgiving is all about the sides, Easter is all about the main. While we agonize over styles of stuffings, whole or smooth cranberry sauces, sweet potatoes with or without marshmallows, and so many other Turkey Day dilemmas, we tend to just cobble together a what-have-you assortment of sides to accompany the beloved Easter ham or lamb. But we decided Easter side dishes deserve more respect, so we created this assortment of dishes to liven up your offerings. We start with peas. Nobody loves... 57744625@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT We stuff Turkey Day birds, so why not Easter hams? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57744629-223/ham-sweet-potatoes-layer.html.csp At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff...? Hams! It’s not a crazy as it sounds. And it’s much easier than you think. We created a delicious and beautiful baked ham that is stuffed with layer upon layer of sweet potato slices. The trick is to use a spiral-cut ham. All those slices are the perfect place to insert a bit of flavor and color to your ham. Simply start at one slice, use your fingers to gently peel apart the layers, then insert thin slices of sweet potato. And if sweet po... At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff...? Hams! It’s not a crazy as it sounds. And it’s much easier than you think. We created a delicious and beautiful baked ham that is stuffed with layer upon layer of sweet potato slices. The trick is to use a spiral-cut ham. All those slices are the perfect place to insert a bit of flavor and color to your ham. Simply start at one slice, use your fingers to gently peel apart the layers, then insert thin slices of sweet potato. And if sweet po... 57744629@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Recipe: Transforming bread dough into lemony Easter sticky buns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57744647-223/lemon-dough-sugar-buns.html.csp Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and chocolate, of course). So we decided to do a refresh of the conventional breakfast cinnamon bun, infusing it with lemony goodness three different ways. We start by replacing the cinnamon sugar with sugar spiked with lemon zest. Then we fill the buns with purchased lemon curd. Finally, we drizzle our finished buns with icing made from lemon juice and powdered sugar. Easter has become inextricably linked to lemon (and chocolate, of course). So we decided to do a refresh of the conventional breakfast cinnamon bun, infusing it with lemony goodness three different ways. We start by replacing the cinnamon sugar with sugar spiked with lemon zest. Then we fill the buns with purchased lemon curd. Finally, we drizzle our finished buns with icing made from lemon juice and powdered sugar. 57744647@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah’s favorite Easter candies and other sweet tidbits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57796469-223/easter-candy-utah-eggs.html.csp With chocolate bunnies, cream-filled eggs and marshmallow chicks, it’s no wonder Easter is the second largest candy holiday of the year behind Halloween. By the time Sunday, April 20, arrives, the National Confectioners Association estimates Americans will have spent more than $2.26 billion on candy for the spring holiday. “That’s 4 percent higher than last year,” said Susan Whitesides, the trade organization’s vice president of communications, during a recent telephone interview from Washingto... With chocolate bunnies, cream-filled eggs and marshmallow chicks, it’s no wonder Easter is the second largest candy holiday of the year behind Halloween. By the time Sunday, April 20, arrives, the National Confectioners Association estimates Americans will have spent more than $2.26 billion on candy for the spring holiday. “That’s 4 percent higher than last year,” said Susan Whitesides, the trade organization’s vice president of communications, during a recent telephone interview from Washingto... 57796469@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:27:59 MDT Utah restaurants celebrate Easter with brunch buffets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57791939-223/lake-salt-com-adults.html.csp If you’re a fan of the ubiquitous holiday buffet — with a prime rib carving station, shrimp on ice, eggs Benedict and a loaded dessert table — then Easter is your kind of holiday. Dozens of restaurants along the Wasatch Front have planned serve-yourself meals on Sunday, April 20. Of course, there are plenty of restaurants offering sit-down brunches for those who prefer not to graze. Whatever your dining pleasure, remember to make your reservations soon, as this spring holiday is one of the busi... If you’re a fan of the ubiquitous holiday buffet — with a prime rib carving station, shrimp on ice, eggs Benedict and a loaded dessert table — then Easter is your kind of holiday. Dozens of restaurants along the Wasatch Front have planned serve-yourself meals on Sunday, April 20. Of course, there are plenty of restaurants offering sit-down brunches for those who prefer not to graze. Whatever your dining pleasure, remember to make your reservations soon, as this spring holiday is one of the busi... 57791939@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:43:51 MDT Dish of the Week: Banh Mi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57785752-223/banh-chopstick-french-noodle.html.csp $4-$5.50 • Banh mi Noodle & Chopstick’s banh mi is a great introduction to a fabulous sandwich that blends Vietnamese and French influences. The tremendously wallet-friendly roll starts with a crisp and hearty French baguette. Inside you’ll find cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, plus your chosen protein like tofu or charred kalbi beef. Whichever version you choose, you’re in for a treat, and at these prices, why not buy two? Noodle & Chopstick • 2000 W. 3500 South, West Valley Ci... $4-$5.50 • Banh mi Noodle & Chopstick’s banh mi is a great introduction to a fabulous sandwich that blends Vietnamese and French influences. The tremendously wallet-friendly roll starts with a crisp and hearty French baguette. Inside you’ll find cilantro, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, plus your chosen protein like tofu or charred kalbi beef. Whichever version you choose, you’re in for a treat, and at these prices, why not buy two? Noodle & Chopstick • 2000 W. 3500 South, West Valley Ci... 57785752@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:44:01 MDT West Valley restaurant closed for dozens of health violations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57803314-223/health-restaurant-clean-department.html.csp The Salt Lake County Health Department closed the Asia Palace restaurant in West Valley City earlier this week for creating an “imminent health hazard.” According to a report on the department website, the restaurant at 1774 W. 3500 South had more than 50 health code violations, the most disturbing of which was when “an employee went into the toilet room with gloves on and came out of the toilet room with the same gloves on then the employee went into the kitchen and began food preparation,” the... The Salt Lake County Health Department closed the Asia Palace restaurant in West Valley City earlier this week for creating an “imminent health hazard.” According to a report on the department website, the restaurant at 1774 W. 3500 South had more than 50 health code violations, the most disturbing of which was when “an employee went into the toilet room with gloves on and came out of the toilet room with the same gloves on then the employee went into the kitchen and began food preparation,” the... 57803314@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:44:01 MDT Utah restaurants compete on ‘Food Court Wars’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57769801-223/mall-court-molly-submarino.html.csp The Cache Valley Mall in Logan is the next stop for the reality competition show “Food Court Wars.” During the Sunday, April 13, episode, Submarino’s, a popular Salt Lake City food truck, goes up against Molly’s Kitchen and its comfort food menu. The teams spent several days filming for the second season of the Food Network show, hosted by host Tyler Florence, in which the winner of each weekly episode gets a rent-free spot in a mall food court for one year. The teams compete in challenges and t... The Cache Valley Mall in Logan is the next stop for the reality competition show “Food Court Wars.” During the Sunday, April 13, episode, Submarino’s, a popular Salt Lake City food truck, goes up against Molly’s Kitchen and its comfort food menu. The teams spent several days filming for the second season of the Food Network show, hosted by host Tyler Florence, in which the winner of each weekly episode gets a rent-free spot in a mall food court for one year. The teams compete in challenges and t... 57769801@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:01:56 MDT Recipe: A healthy take on the very not healthy Scotch egg http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57775482-223/egg-eggs-sausage-scotch.html.csp Frankly, it’s hard to produce a healthy rendering of a Scotch egg. But we decided to give it a go, because these delicious little calorie bombs are just too tempting. For anyone not familiar with them, a Scotch egg is a hard-boiled egg that is coated in sausage, then deep-fried. They can be eaten cold or — to add a few more calories — hot with a side of gravy. However you eat them, the end result is a salty-savory-crunchy-tender-meaty ball of wonderful. As we looked at the recipe, we found reall... Frankly, it’s hard to produce a healthy rendering of a Scotch egg. But we decided to give it a go, because these delicious little calorie bombs are just too tempting. For anyone not familiar with them, a Scotch egg is a hard-boiled egg that is coated in sausage, then deep-fried. They can be eaten cold or — to add a few more calories — hot with a side of gravy. However you eat them, the end result is a salty-savory-crunchy-tender-meaty ball of wonderful. As we looked at the recipe, we found reall... 57775482@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:01:56 MDT Recipe: Egg whites work magic to make filling omelet for 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57775660-223/omelet-egg-eggs-whites.html.csp Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet. The magic is built into the whites of the egg. A three-egg omelet made the usual way comprises a substantial meal for one person. But a souffled omelet made with three whole eggs —plus two whites — makes the traditional omelet look like a midget and is mor... Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet. The magic is built into the whites of the egg. A three-egg omelet made the usual way comprises a substantial meal for one person. But a souffled omelet made with three whole eggs —plus two whites — makes the traditional omelet look like a midget and is mor... 57775660@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:01:56 MDT Food briefs: National BBQ tour, Easter buffet at IKEA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57753721-223/salt-april-lake-com.html.csp Dining deals in Ogden Go north April 11-20 for the fourth annual Ogden Restaurant Week. During the 10-day promotion, 16 independently-owned restaurants will offer a two-course lunch for $8 and a three-course dinner for $15. Participating restaurants include: Bangkok Garden, Bistro 258, Brixton’s, Garden Grill and Lounge, Hearth on 25th, Lucky Slice, MacCool’s Public House, Movie Grille, Prairie Schooner, Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano, Roosters Brewing Company, Slackwater Pizzeria and Pub, Sonora... Dining deals in Ogden Go north April 11-20 for the fourth annual Ogden Restaurant Week. During the 10-day promotion, 16 independently-owned restaurants will offer a two-course lunch for $8 and a three-course dinner for $15. Participating restaurants include: Bangkok Garden, Bistro 258, Brixton’s, Garden Grill and Lounge, Hearth on 25th, Lucky Slice, MacCool’s Public House, Movie Grille, Prairie Schooner, Rovali’s Ristorante Italiano, Roosters Brewing Company, Slackwater Pizzeria and Pub, Sonora... 57753721@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:14:46 MDT Recipe: Egg-topped roasted squash bridges winter to summer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57775407-223/squash-roasted-eggs-egg.html.csp Just one more squash dish. Before spring truly arrives, I wanted to squeeze in just one more recipe for roasted butternut squash. It’s because roasting does such wonderful things to squash. It caramelizes the natural sugars, making the vegetable deliciously sweet. But at the same time, it’s also deeply savory. And then you have that yin-yang of roasted, crunchy exterior against the creamy, tender interior. All of which is to say, I wanted it just one more time. But we can’t ignore that spring ... Just one more squash dish. Before spring truly arrives, I wanted to squeeze in just one more recipe for roasted butternut squash. It’s because roasting does such wonderful things to squash. It caramelizes the natural sugars, making the vegetable deliciously sweet. But at the same time, it’s also deeply savory. And then you have that yin-yang of roasted, crunchy exterior against the creamy, tender interior. All of which is to say, I wanted it just one more time. But we can’t ignore that spring ... 57775407@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:14:46 MDT Dish of the Week: East Brooklyn roll from Fat Fish http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57753517-223/fish-fat-brooklyn-east.html.csp $8 • East Brooklyn roll The sight of orange Capelin roe (masago) always makes me salivate. Fat Fish’s East Brooklyn roll ($8) offers lots of pop from these tiny fish eggs along with meaty tuna and crunchy cucumber rolled up and topped with crab, lime slices and green onions for a nice citrusy, salty finish. Fat Fish • 1980 W. 3500 South, West Valley City; 801-887-7272; open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. -10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more informati... $8 • East Brooklyn roll The sight of orange Capelin roe (masago) always makes me salivate. Fat Fish’s East Brooklyn roll ($8) offers lots of pop from these tiny fish eggs along with meaty tuna and crunchy cucumber rolled up and topped with crab, lime slices and green onions for a nice citrusy, salty finish. Fat Fish • 1980 W. 3500 South, West Valley City; 801-887-7272; open Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. -10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more informati... 57753517@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Utah community farms take root, offer fresh summer eating http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57739345-223/community-supported-csa-urban.html.csp Marty and Maryann Alston are the ultimate urban farming family. Three years ago the young couple coordinated the launch of the Wasatch Front Farmers Market at Wheeler Farm in Murray. The following year, they helped create farmers markets at Gardener Village in West Jordan and Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. And in 2013, they opened the Urban Farm and Feed Market Store at 5823 S. State, which sells their farm-grown produce and other local products year-round. While that seems like plenty for a young... Marty and Maryann Alston are the ultimate urban farming family. Three years ago the young couple coordinated the launch of the Wasatch Front Farmers Market at Wheeler Farm in Murray. The following year, they helped create farmers markets at Gardener Village in West Jordan and Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. And in 2013, they opened the Urban Farm and Feed Market Store at 5823 S. State, which sells their farm-grown produce and other local products year-round. While that seems like plenty for a young... 57739345@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:11:51 MDT Recipe: Saving carrots from their usual sugary Easter fate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57744663-223/carrots-carrot-fettuccine-fat.html.csp Though carrots often make it into the Easter feast lineup, I’ve never understood why. Maybe it’s a nod to the Easter bunny. Typically, we prepare them much as we prepare sweet potatoes (their distant orange cousins) at Thanksgiving — by glazing them and otherwise shoveling on extra sugar. I’m guessing that this is a reaction to the carrot’s bright color, which reminds us of a kid’s toy. It’s orange. It’s fun. On the plate, carrots are more like a candy than a vegetable. Still, I like carrots and... Though carrots often make it into the Easter feast lineup, I’ve never understood why. Maybe it’s a nod to the Easter bunny. Typically, we prepare them much as we prepare sweet potatoes (their distant orange cousins) at Thanksgiving — by glazing them and otherwise shoveling on extra sugar. I’m guessing that this is a reaction to the carrot’s bright color, which reminds us of a kid’s toy. It’s orange. It’s fun. On the plate, carrots are more like a candy than a vegetable. Still, I like carrots and... 57744663@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:33:03 MDT Food briefs: Dumpling festival, Beer and Ballet and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57744735-223/utah-april-available-coffee.html.csp ‘Hummussexual’ shirt available Saturday What do you do if you make hummus for a living and you’re also one of three plaintiffs in Utah’s same-sex marriage lawsuit? You create a “Hummusexual” T-shirt. The light-hearted attire is a way for Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, owners of Laziz Foods, to promote their Mediterranean dips and spreads and encourage Utahns to show support for marriage equality. Last March, Kitchen and Sbeity, joined two other couples in a lawsuit alleging Utah’s gay marriage... ‘Hummussexual’ shirt available Saturday What do you do if you make hummus for a living and you’re also one of three plaintiffs in Utah’s same-sex marriage lawsuit? You create a “Hummusexual” T-shirt. The light-hearted attire is a way for Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, owners of Laziz Foods, to promote their Mediterranean dips and spreads and encourage Utahns to show support for marriage equality. Last March, Kitchen and Sbeity, joined two other couples in a lawsuit alleging Utah’s gay marriage... 57744735@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:33:03 MDT Another Utah food company dives into ‘Shark Tank’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57760167-223/shark-tank-utah-chapul.html.csp On Friday, April 4, another Utah food business will dive into “Shark Tank.” This time Kodiak Cakes, a Utah-based company specializing in flapjack and waffle mixes, will be on the reality television series, which airs on ABC/Ch. 4 at 8 p.m. The owners of Kodiak Cakes started their business by selling hotcake mix in brown paper bags to neighbors. Today, Kodiak products are available in more than 7,000 retailers nationwide. Three weeks ago, Pat Crowley, the owner of Chapul Bars, a Utah company th... On Friday, April 4, another Utah food business will dive into “Shark Tank.” This time Kodiak Cakes, a Utah-based company specializing in flapjack and waffle mixes, will be on the reality television series, which airs on ABC/Ch. 4 at 8 p.m. The owners of Kodiak Cakes started their business by selling hotcake mix in brown paper bags to neighbors. Today, Kodiak products are available in more than 7,000 retailers nationwide. Three weeks ago, Pat Crowley, the owner of Chapul Bars, a Utah company th... 57760167@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:33:03 MDT