Utah food news • New Millcreek grill, a culinary book chat and farming grants
Millcreek Grill opens
Millcreek Grill and Bar is a new place to enjoy American comfort food and a local beer. The menu at this neighborhood restaurant includes appetizers, salads, soups, hamburgers, sandwiches and entrÃ©es including steak, barbecue ribs and grilled salmon. Brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant has a full-service liquor license which means wines, local beers and specialty drinks are available. And if some of the faces look the familiar, it's because manager Michael Le Prey, chef Whitney Woodward and beverage manager Dustin Stein have a combined 60 years' experience in the restaurant business.
Where • 2020 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City; 801- 484-0339 or millcreekgrillandbar.com
When • Open Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Prices • $6 to $15; half-price appetizers are available daily from 5 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m.
Harmons book chat
Harmons continues its culinary book club in January with a discussion of An Ideal Wine: One Generation's Pursuit of Perfection and Profit in California. Author David Darlington explores the renaissance of California wines by introducing readers to charismatic characters and illuminating winemaking techniques. He also reveals why some winemakers tailor their juice to trends rather than tradition. This book chat will be hosted by Utah winemaker Michael Knight of Kiler Grove Wines.
When • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Where • Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 13800 South, Draper.
Cost • $50, includes book, discussion, food.
Register • harmonsgrocery.com; click on the "cooking school" link.
New chef at Dojo
Ivan Trejo, a Utah sushi chef for more than 10 years, has been named the new chef at Dojo Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 423 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Trejo previously worked as a sushi chef and manager at Mikado, and created custom menu items during at Ichiban Sushi. Dojo owner Kelly Shiotani said Trejo will help expanded Dojo's late night menu now that the Japanese restaurant and lounge has received a full liquor license from the state. To celebrate the recent changes, Dojo has planned "Izakaya Tuesday" specials featuring Japanese style tapas from $3.50 -$7.50. Dojo is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Call 801-328-3333 or visit dojoslc.com.
Farming grants available
Utah farmers and land owners interested in starting organic farming businesses or building high tunnels that extend the growing season, can get financial and technical assistance through the government. Federal programs also are available to help improve habitat for sage grouse, improve on-farm energy and upgrade irrigation and sprinkling systems. For more information about all the programs available through Farm Bill legislation, visit the The Natural Resources Conservation Service website at: http://www.ut.nrcs.usda.gov. Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 18.
City Dogs wins food truck award
City Dogs, a Salt Lake City street cart that specializes in vegetarian and vegan food, was named the Best Vegan Food Truck in the country by peta2, the youth division of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.) The Utah food cart beat trucks from Los Angeles, Austin and Chicago for the Libby Award, which was based, in part, on an online vote. Fans of City Dog, which is closed for the winter season, love the cart's chili cheese Dee Dog as well as the signature City Dog, topped with jalapeÃ±os, tomatoes, and pickled asparagus. In all, peta2 gave its annual Libby Awards short for animal liberation in 22 different categories from best vegan snack to best dairy alternative.
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