Food briefs: Utah fire warden needs your vote in Crown Royal’s hero NASCAR contest

By Kathy Stephenson

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: May 1, 2014 09:16AM
Updated: April 29, 2014 07:19PM
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Courtesy photo If Bryce Boyer, the Summit County Utah Fire Warden, gets enough online votes he could have the Brickyard 400 — one of NASCAR's biggest summer races— named in his honor.

Visit Spain during Leo Libations class

Explore the wine regions of Spain during the monthly Leo Libations class at the Leonardo. Jim Santangelo, owner of the Wine Academy of Utah, will explain the wine regions and styles and help students understand how geography, climate and soil affect the grape characteristics. Must be at least 21 to attend. Leo Libations continues the first Thursday of each month.

When • Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m.

Where • The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $55; designated drivers $15; reserve by calling 801-531-9800 ext. 134

Historic Pub Crawl visits Exchange Place

Learn about Utah beer history while sipping a brew at one of Salt Lake City’s well-known watering holes during the monthly Historic Pub Crawls, sponsored by The Utah Heritage Foundation. This month the crawl visits Salt Lake City’s Exchange Place business district and the Newhouse and Boston buildings.

When • Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m.

Where • Exchange Place. Exact location revealed upon registration

Tickets • $20 or $15 for Utah Heritage Foundation members

Visit • utahheritagefoundation.org/tours-and-events/thirst-fursday-pub-crawls series or 801-533-0858.

Chef Wars in Park City

Three Park City restaurant chefs will compete for bragging rights and a good cause during “Chef Wars!” — a benefit for Friends of Animals Utah, “no-kill” animal rescue group. Chefs from High West Distillery, Zoom and Shabu will each prepare an appetizer, entrée and dessert on the fly.

When • Sunday, May 4, 4 to 7 p.m.

Where • Riverhorse On Main, 540 Main St., Park City,

Tickets • $125 at foautah.org. Ticket includes buffet, samples of competing dishes and two drink tickets.

Get a seat at Park City’s ‘Grande Table’

Reservations are being accepted for the “Grande Table,” a dinner party that runs down the middle of Park City’s Main Street. Two dozen restaurants are participating in the event, part of Savor the Summit: 350 Main, 501 Main, Bandit’s Grill & Bar, Bangkok Thai, Bistro 412, The Bridge Café, Buona Vita, Butcher’s Chophouse, Café Terigo, Cisero’s, Cuisine Unlimited, Flanagan’s on Main, Flying Sumo, High West Distillery, Mustang, Purple Sage, Reef’s, Riverhorse on Main, Shabu, Silver, Table One, Wasatch Brew Pub, Yuki Yama and Zoom.

When • Saturday, June 21, 6 p.m.

Tickets • $50 to $150 depending on the restaurant

Details • savorthesummit.com; reservation should be made with individual restaurants.

Utah fire warden needs your vote

If Bryce Boyer, the Summit County Utah fire warden, gets enough online votes by June 2, he could have the Brickyard 400 — NASCAR’s biggest summer race — named in his honor. Boyer, a resident of Wanship, is one of five finalists in the “Your Hero’s Name Here” program, sponsored by Crown Royal, Canadian whiskey. To vote, visit CrownRoyalHeroes.com. Must be at least 21.

All five finalists will be flown to Indianapolis to attend the July 27 race, but the contest winner will present the trophy to the race winner in Victory Lane.

Boyer, 49, has been the Summit County Utah fire warden for 11 years and is most excited to see his favorite NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart, and to have the opportunity to tell people living in urban areas the importance of preparing for fires.

Sustainable seafood series at Smith’s

Smith’s Food & Drug has developed a three-part video series that showcases its efforts to source sustainable seafood. Smith’s, a division of The Kroger Co., partnered with the World Wildlife Fund, a leading conservation organization, for the series. Customers can view the videos at: http://sustainability.kroger.com/.