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The common thread in almost all of t... Washington • Has food — especially junk food — played as large a role in the messaging of any other presidential administration as it has in that of President Barack Obama? Obama, who has long complained about feeling hemmed in by the presidency, has made a habit lately of escaping the White House by walking down the street or skipping town and meeting with regular Americans who have written him letters or have some connection to an issue he plans to discuss. The common thread in almost all of t... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58207159@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:05:04 MDT Craft brews are mixing it up on the cocktail scene http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58094875-223/beers-cocktail-craft-liqueur.html.csp Cocktail connoisseurs are falling for craft beers in a new way — as a mixer. Bars around the country are tapping into the trend of mixing artisanal brews with hard liquor to create new, refreshing cocktails. Can’t see how it works? How about a bold stout blended with white chocolate liqueur? Or maybe a mojito made with blonde ale and rum? Beer as a mixer isn’t new, but it has seen an uptick in recent years, fueled largely by the flourishing market of excellent craft beers, according to bar consu... Cocktail connoisseurs are falling for craft beers in a new way — as a mixer. Bars around the country are tapping into the trend of mixing artisanal brews with hard liquor to create new, refreshing cocktails. Can’t see how it works? How about a bold stout blended with white chocolate liqueur? Or maybe a mojito made with blonde ale and rum? Beer as a mixer isn’t new, but it has seen an uptick in recent years, fueled largely by the flourishing market of excellent craft beers, according to bar consu... 58094875@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:05:03 MDT Utah food news: Oprah like Utah Pop Art, Winning gelato at Grand America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58195696-223/lake-salt-utah-america.html.csp Z’Tejas at Gateway to close Aug. 2 Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill will close its only Utah location at The Gateway Mall. The last day of business for the Salt Lake City restaurant, at 191 South Rio Grande, will be Saturday, Aug. 2. “We are sad to leave a market where we’ve been able to showcase the best of southwest cooking for the last 13 years” Steven Micheletti, president and CEO of Z’Tejas said in a news release. Those with gift cards should use them immediately. However they will be accepted a... Z’Tejas at Gateway to close Aug. 2 Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill will close its only Utah location at The Gateway Mall. The last day of business for the Salt Lake City restaurant, at 191 South Rio Grande, will be Saturday, Aug. 2. “We are sad to leave a market where we’ve been able to showcase the best of southwest cooking for the last 13 years” Steven Micheletti, president and CEO of Z’Tejas said in a news release. Those with gift cards should use them immediately. However they will be accepted a... 58195696@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:05:03 MDT Steak and cheese grinder recast as a pasta dinner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58198318-223/pasta-steak-cheese-add.html.csp Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that schedule usually leaves too little time to get dinner on the table. And it usually takes a solid month of shakedown to work out the bugs in that schedule, sorting out which days leave time for a home cooked meal, and which simply demand take-out. The meals we do make during that month need to be particularly fast and easy. September simply isn’t the time to reac... Parents love back-to-school season because it gets the whole family back on a schedule. Parents hate back-to-school season because that schedule usually leaves too little time to get dinner on the table. And it usually takes a solid month of shakedown to work out the bugs in that schedule, sorting out which days leave time for a home cooked meal, and which simply demand take-out. The meals we do make during that month need to be particularly fast and easy. September simply isn’t the time to reac... 58198318@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:05:03 MDT Dining review: Eva’s Bakery offerings a bit of Paris on Main Street http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58187307-223/bakery-eva-bread-dining.html.csp I once heard Eva’s Bakery owner/chef Charlie Perry explain that his vision for the boulangerie — a French term for a bakery that specializes in breads — was to bring Paris back to Utah. It was a lifelong dream of Perry’s to open the cafe in honor of his great-grandmother Eva Coombs, who trained him to respect the ingredients he worked with and instilled a passion for French cooking. Just two blocks from Eva, his original restaurant, Perry opened Eva’s Bakery, which has won followers up and down... I once heard Eva’s Bakery owner/chef Charlie Perry explain that his vision for the boulangerie — a French term for a bakery that specializes in breads — was to bring Paris back to Utah. It was a lifelong dream of Perry’s to open the cafe in honor of his great-grandmother Eva Coombs, who trained him to respect the ingredients he worked with and instilled a passion for French cooking. Just two blocks from Eva, his original restaurant, Perry opened Eva’s Bakery, which has won followers up and down... 58187307@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:20:07 MDT 7 surprises in the Mormon pioneer diet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58169927-223/cheney-utah-pioneers-mormon.html.csp As Pioneer Day approaches, Utah tends to remember only those Mormon settlers who survived on boiled mush, sour weeds or — in some cases — nothing at all as they crossed the Western plains. Of course, the stories about starvation are the exception, said Utah author and food historian Brock Cheney. Because of their tragic nature, “a lot of our stories about the pioneers talk about the hardships,” said the author of “Plain but Wholesome: Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers.” “But once they were settle... As Pioneer Day approaches, Utah tends to remember only those Mormon settlers who survived on boiled mush, sour weeds or — in some cases — nothing at all as they crossed the Western plains. Of course, the stories about starvation are the exception, said Utah author and food historian Brock Cheney. Because of their tragic nature, “a lot of our stories about the pioneers talk about the hardships,” said the author of “Plain but Wholesome: Foodways of the Mormon Pioneers.” “But once they were settle... 58169927@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:20:07 MDT A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58206836-223/tuna-bread-chopped-oil.html.csp Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread. The grilled bread in question, rubbed with garlic, is the sturdy and satisfying basis for bruschetta, an Italian appetizer that can carry many toppings but most often is graced with nothing more or less complicated than chopped fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. In this case, I... Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread. The grilled bread in question, rubbed with garlic, is the sturdy and satisfying basis for bruschetta, an Italian appetizer that can carry many toppings but most often is graced with nothing more or less complicated than chopped fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. In this case, I... 58206836@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:20:07 MDT Folklorists working to reveal Utah identity — through food http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58175035-223/utah-folklorists-book-eliason.html.csp Three Utah folklorists are working on the ultimate Utah food book. The yet-to-be-titled publication will have chapters devoted to iconic foods (think green Jell-O, pink fry sauce and funeral potatoes), local specialties (such as Green River melons, Bear Lake raspberries and Sanpete County turkey), Utah liquor laws, Dutch oven and pioneer foods and ethnic food contributions. Co-author Eric Eliason, a folklorist and English professor at Brigham Young University, said that too often residents of ... Three Utah folklorists are working on the ultimate Utah food book. The yet-to-be-titled publication will have chapters devoted to iconic foods (think green Jell-O, pink fry sauce and funeral potatoes), local specialties (such as Green River melons, Bear Lake raspberries and Sanpete County turkey), Utah liquor laws, Dutch oven and pioneer foods and ethnic food contributions. Co-author Eric Eliason, a folklorist and English professor at Brigham Young University, said that too often residents of ... 58175035@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:26:45 MDT Z’Tejas at Gateway Mall to close Aug. 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58210728-223/tejas-aug-close-gateway.html.csp Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill announced today that is will close its only Utah location at The Gateway Mall. The last day of business for the Salt Lake City restaurant, located at 191 South Rio Grande, will be Saturday, Aug. 2. “We are sad to leave a market where we’ve been able to showcase the best of southwest cooking for the last 13 years” Steven Micheletti, president and CEO of Z’Tejas, said in a news release issued Tuesday morning. Those with gift cards should use them immediately. However th... Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill announced today that is will close its only Utah location at The Gateway Mall. The last day of business for the Salt Lake City restaurant, located at 191 South Rio Grande, will be Saturday, Aug. 2. “We are sad to leave a market where we’ve been able to showcase the best of southwest cooking for the last 13 years” Steven Micheletti, president and CEO of Z’Tejas, said in a news release issued Tuesday morning. Those with gift cards should use them immediately. However th... 58210728@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:57:02 MDT Summer means delicious dining discounts in Park City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58161688-223/park-deals-restaurants-restaurant.html.csp Dining discounts in Park City? An oxymoron? An impossibility? Not in the summertime. When Park City restaurants reopened for their summer season this year, they put dining deals at the top of the menus. All along Main Street and around the city, restaurants are freshening up their patios and sharing their fare at discount prices in the form of happy-hour specials, 2-for-1 entrée deals and many other offers throughout the week. Primarily, these relative bargains are designed to entice Wasatch Fr... Dining discounts in Park City? An oxymoron? An impossibility? Not in the summertime. When Park City restaurants reopened for their summer season this year, they put dining deals at the top of the menus. All along Main Street and around the city, restaurants are freshening up their patios and sharing their fare at discount prices in the form of happy-hour specials, 2-for-1 entrée deals and many other offers throughout the week. Primarily, these relative bargains are designed to entice Wasatch Fr... 58161688@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:44:59 MDT Rethinking sushi rolls for a filling, packed lunch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58156813-223/quinoa-lunch-turkey-cut.html.csp With a new school year on the horizon, it’s time to think about what’s for lunch. Brown-bagging it is plenty economical, but a steady diet of sandwiches becomes boring pretty quickly, to say nothing of the fact that all those servings of refined carbs simply don’t provide the energy necessary to power you through a long afternoon. So here is an alternative to the typical sandwich — colorful veggie/protein rolls that are light, yet still substantial. I modeled it on a sushi roll, but swapped out ... With a new school year on the horizon, it’s time to think about what’s for lunch. Brown-bagging it is plenty economical, but a steady diet of sandwiches becomes boring pretty quickly, to say nothing of the fact that all those servings of refined carbs simply don’t provide the energy necessary to power you through a long afternoon. So here is an alternative to the typical sandwich — colorful veggie/protein rolls that are light, yet still substantial. I modeled it on a sushi roll, but swapped out ... 58156813@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:22:02 MDT Recipe: Inauthentic, but fast and delicious kung pao pork http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58174736-223/pork-sauce-cook-kung.html.csp Let’s just get something out of the way right at the top. This is not an authentic kung pao recipe. If you are looking for an authentic kung pao recipe, just move along. If you are looking for a crazy delicious weeknight-friendly recipe for stir-fried pork that tastes very much like really good kung pao … and if you are looking for a quick and easy dinner your kids will love as they try to get back into their school routines … and if you really like recipes you can toss in to marinate in the mor... Let’s just get something out of the way right at the top. This is not an authentic kung pao recipe. If you are looking for an authentic kung pao recipe, just move along. If you are looking for a crazy delicious weeknight-friendly recipe for stir-fried pork that tastes very much like really good kung pao … and if you are looking for a quick and easy dinner your kids will love as they try to get back into their school routines … and if you really like recipes you can toss in to marinate in the mor... 58174736@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:19:01 MDT Dish of the week • Wagyu steak at Silver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58190648-223/silver-deal-park-restaurant.html.csp 2-for-1 deal • This summer, Silver Restaurant offers a new kind of two-for-one deal. Diners who buy one entrée at full price can get the second for $2. The restaurant, in turn, will donate that $2 to a local charity. Entrées, such as this Wagyu Coulotte Steak with haricot vert, range from $24 to $38. Silver is just one of several Park City restaurants offering weekday specials this summer to entice locals along the Wasatch Front to come up and dine. Silver • 508 Main St., Park City; 435-940-100... 2-for-1 deal • This summer, Silver Restaurant offers a new kind of two-for-one deal. Diners who buy one entrée at full price can get the second for $2. The restaurant, in turn, will donate that $2 to a local charity. Entrées, such as this Wagyu Coulotte Steak with haricot vert, range from $24 to $38. Silver is just one of several Park City restaurants offering weekday specials this summer to entice locals along the Wasatch Front to come up and dine. Silver • 508 Main St., Park City; 435-940-100... 58190648@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:11:01 MDT Recipe: Double dose of lemon-pepper sauce pops in pulled chicken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58094858-223/chicken-lemon-pepper-thighs.html.csp For a fresh take on barbecued pulled pork we decided to reinvent it from the bottom up. And we started by ditching the pork. As delicious as pork is, for this offering we wanted something that didn’t take hours upon hours on the grill. Instead, we went with chicken thighs. Nearly as lean as chicken breasts, thighs stay moist and are difficult to overcook. They also happen to be delicious when doused with a one-two punch of lemon-pepper sauce. We start by marinating the thighs in a blend of lemo... For a fresh take on barbecued pulled pork we decided to reinvent it from the bottom up. And we started by ditching the pork. As delicious as pork is, for this offering we wanted something that didn’t take hours upon hours on the grill. Instead, we went with chicken thighs. Nearly as lean as chicken breasts, thighs stay moist and are difficult to overcook. They also happen to be delicious when doused with a one-two punch of lemon-pepper sauce. We start by marinating the thighs in a blend of lemo... 58094858@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:57:31 MDT Chef headed to national cook-off with Utah-raised seafood http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58183329-223/utah-chef-cook-seafood.html.csp When chef Briar Handly competes in the 2014 The Great American Seafood Cook-Off next month, he’ll be swimming upstream trying to convince judges that steelhead trout from a landlocked state like Utah is as delicious as Louisiana shrimp, Oregon crab or Alaskan salmon. He’s not afraid of the rough waters ahead. “It’s a misnomer that you can’t get fresh fish in Utah,” said Handly, who recently left Talisker on Main to work on opening his own Park City restaurant, called Handle. “I can get just as f... When chef Briar Handly competes in the 2014 The Great American Seafood Cook-Off next month, he’ll be swimming upstream trying to convince judges that steelhead trout from a landlocked state like Utah is as delicious as Louisiana shrimp, Oregon crab or Alaskan salmon. He’s not afraid of the rough waters ahead. “It’s a misnomer that you can’t get fresh fish in Utah,” said Handly, who recently left Talisker on Main to work on opening his own Park City restaurant, called Handle. “I can get just as f... 58183329@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:01:53 MDT Food briefs: Jell-O fest in Lehi, Taste of the Wasatch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58166698-223/thanksgiving-utah-july-chef.html.csp Healthy eaters go to Washington Nine-year-old Andrew Chardack is headed to Washington, D.C., this week to have lunch with Michelle Obama and 53 other winners of The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Andrew was selected to represent Utah after entering his recipe for New Polish Potatoes into the national competition, sponsored by the first lady’s Let’s Move! initiative and Epicurious. The 54 winners, ages 8-12, will attend a “kid’s state dinner” at the White House on Friday, July 18, where the menu w... Healthy eaters go to Washington Nine-year-old Andrew Chardack is headed to Washington, D.C., this week to have lunch with Michelle Obama and 53 other winners of The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Andrew was selected to represent Utah after entering his recipe for New Polish Potatoes into the national competition, sponsored by the first lady’s Let’s Move! initiative and Epicurious. The 54 winners, ages 8-12, will attend a “kid’s state dinner” at the White House on Friday, July 18, where the menu w... 58166698@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:25:53 MDT From Mexican dishes to desserts: 5 new cookbooks by Utah authors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58165336-223/recipes-author-cake-cookbook.html.csp Whether you are seeking authentic Mexican, healthy dinners or easy desserts, there are five new cookbooks by Utah authors to satisfy your culinary craving. Here is an alphabetical list of the cookbooks, with a little about the authors and their standout recipes. — Daily Tortilla: Authentic Mexican Recipes • Debut author Ricardo James gathered 70 simple recipes from friends while living the historical town of Querétaro, Mexico. About the author • A native of Wyoming, James studied Spanish peda... Whether you are seeking authentic Mexican, healthy dinners or easy desserts, there are five new cookbooks by Utah authors to satisfy your culinary craving. Here is an alphabetical list of the cookbooks, with a little about the authors and their standout recipes. — Daily Tortilla: Authentic Mexican Recipes • Debut author Ricardo James gathered 70 simple recipes from friends while living the historical town of Querétaro, Mexico. About the author • A native of Wyoming, James studied Spanish peda... 58165336@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:20:01 MDT Dish of the Week: Bison sloppy Joe at Solitude’s Honeycomb Grill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58146635-223/bison-joe-solitude-dish.html.csp $15 • Bison sloppy Joe Don’t confuse this finely flavored Joe with the bland ground beef mess of your childhood. This meaty masterpiece is a simmered blend of lean bison and tomato sauce that gets its smoky flavor and mild heat from a variety of peppers. A ciabatta role provides the perfect perch for this hearty dish, complemented by a generous serving of lightly battered, crunchy french fries. Honeycomb Grill • At Solitude Mountain Resort; open 11:30 to 8:30 Wednesday through Saturday; 10 a.m... $15 • Bison sloppy Joe Don’t confuse this finely flavored Joe with the bland ground beef mess of your childhood. This meaty masterpiece is a simmered blend of lean bison and tomato sauce that gets its smoky flavor and mild heat from a variety of peppers. A ciabatta role provides the perfect perch for this hearty dish, complemented by a generous serving of lightly battered, crunchy french fries. Honeycomb Grill • At Solitude Mountain Resort; open 11:30 to 8:30 Wednesday through Saturday; 10 a.m... 58146635@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:07:52 MDT Restaurant review: Honeycomb Grill satisfies heights of hunger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58139232-223/honeycomb-menu-grill-solitude.html.csp Solitude • No matter what season, Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons are crowded with people testing their mettle against the mountains. And that can lead to big appetites, which must be one of the reasons for the sizable portions at Honeycomb Grill at Solitude Mountain Resort. If you’ve just scaled a peak by foot or bike, some of these hearty dishes would hit the spot. If not, then you’ve got something for lunch the next day. Honeycomb — formerly Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro — is mountain rustic, from its... Solitude • No matter what season, Utah’s Cottonwood Canyons are crowded with people testing their mettle against the mountains. And that can lead to big appetites, which must be one of the reasons for the sizable portions at Honeycomb Grill at Solitude Mountain Resort. If you’ve just scaled a peak by foot or bike, some of these hearty dishes would hit the spot. If not, then you’ve got something for lunch the next day. Honeycomb — formerly Kimi’s Mountainside Bistro — is mountain rustic, from its... 58139232@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:20:27 MDT Food brief: Home-brew contest, Park City Food & Wine Classic, World Cup wine dinner and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58144037-223/wine-dinner-park-sept.html.csp Register now for home-brew contest Registration is under way for the second annual Bier Brauen, a home-brewing contest, which takes place during the annual Oktoberfest celebration at Grace Lutheran Church and School. It is one of only two contests in the state sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and the Beer Judge Certification Program. The contest emphasizes German-style brews, but beers will be accepted in more than a dozen categories. Here’s what you need to know: Registratio... Register now for home-brew contest Registration is under way for the second annual Bier Brauen, a home-brewing contest, which takes place during the annual Oktoberfest celebration at Grace Lutheran Church and School. It is one of only two contests in the state sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and the Beer Judge Certification Program. The contest emphasizes German-style brews, but beers will be accepted in more than a dozen categories. Here’s what you need to know: Registratio... 58144037@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:20:27 MDT