Sample Sugar House celebration
Enjoy 10 days of dining deals during Sample Sugar House, part of the annual Sugar Days celebration. Twelve restaurants will be offering three-course meals for $15 or $30; sponsored by the Sugar House Chamber of Commerce.
When • Friday through May 1. Check individual restaurants for times.
$15 specials • Wasatch Brew Pub, Mellow Mushroom, Bruges Waffles & Frites, Sugar House BBQ, Pei Wei, Even Stevens, Salt Lake Pizza & Pasta and SOMI Vietnamese Bistro.
$30 specials • The Annex by Epic Brewing, Red Lobster, Este Pizzeria and Kimi's Chop & Oyster House.
Prizes • Share photos of Sample Sugar House on social media — use the hashtags #samplesugarhouse and #dineutah — for a chance to win a dining certificate to every participating restaurant.
Details • sugarhousechamber.org/samplesugarhouse
UVU culinary students win top competition in Hawaii
The Knowledge Bowl team from Utah Valley University's Culinary Arts Institute took first place at the 2016 American Culinary Federation Regional Conference held recently in Kona, Hawaii. Members of the championship team were Alissa Clarkson, Julia Green, Colleen Webb (team captain) and Emily Williams. In the "Jeopardy!"-style game, culinary students are tested on a range of topics including baking and pastries, savory cooking, math, sanitation practices and product identification. This year's team went undefeated in a field of eight, besting college teams from California, Washington and Colorado. The UVU team now will compete against the three other regional winners during the National ACF Convention in Phoenix, July 15–19.
Utah entrepreneurs come together for food festival
Get a taste of more than 30 Utah food businesses during the second annual Foodtrepreneur Festival, presented by the Women's Business Center and the Downtown Farmers Market. Hear the stories behind local food companies, sample products and talk to the founders who can answer questions and serve up inspiration.
When • Thursday, April 27; panels at 4:30 p.m., food and beverage showcase at 5:30 p.m.
Where • The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City
Cost • Free, but reserve a spot at foodtrepreneurfestival.splashthat.com
Two gold medals for Sugar House Distillery's bourbon
Sugar House Distillery's Bourbon Whiskey recently won two gold medals at the 2016 American Distilling Institute annual conference in San Diego. Judges awarded the Utah-made spirit Best Bourbon and Best of Category. The designation is given to independently owned companies that distill and bottle on-site and sell fewer than 100,000 proof gallons annually. More than 350 bourbons were entered in this year's competition, and a committee of 23 experts independently judged all spirits. Sugar House Distillery also produces vodka, silver and gold rum and malt whiskey.