Food briefs: National BBQ tour, Easter buffet at IKEA
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 Grill, Tona Sushi Bar and Grill, Two-Bit Street CafÃ© and Union Grill. Visit ogdenrestaurantweek.com for more details.
Apply for Harmons' 'Sliced' competition
Friday, April 11, is the deadline to apply for "Sliced," a three-day cooking competition hosted by Harmons Grocery. Similar to the Food Network show "Chopped," contestants will prepare an appetizer, entree or dessert using ingredients from a mystery basket. The winners from the daily challenges will prepare their dishes for guests and judges during a final cook-off May 10. The grand prize is $500 and a local television appearance.
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.harmonsgrocery.com/sliced.
IKEA offers all-you-can eat Easter buffet
IKEA celebrates spring with an all-you-can-eat Swedish smÃ¶rgÃ¥sbord that includes Swedish meatballs, potatoes, smoked salmon, herring, shrimp, hard-boiled eggs, cheeses, salads, breads and desserts.
When • Friday, April 11; seatings from 4 to 6 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost • $12.99 for adults and $4.99 for children 12 and under; IKEA Family members pay $9.99 or $2.49 for kids. More information at http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/draper.
National BBQ Tour visits Salt Lake City
The fourth annual Sam's Club National BBQ Tour comes to Salt Lake City. Barbecue teams from around the state will compete at this local qualifying event in hopes of advancing to regional competitions where they can quality for the $50,000 grand champion prize. The public can come and watch the competition, directed by "All-Star Pitmaster" Troy Black, former editor of Southern Living magazine.
When • Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. â 3 p.m.
Where • Sam's Club, 1905 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City
Cost • Free
Slow Food volunteer training Saturday
Learn how to make a difference in the local food community by attending Slow Food Utah's spring volunteer training session. Meet others passionate about "good, clean and fair food." Refreshments provided.
When • Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon
Where • Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City
Cost • Free, but registration required. Email Marlissa Peake at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheese takes flight at Caputo's on 15th
Be one of the first to sample the new cheese flights at Caputo's on 15th, during a Saturday open house. New cheesemonger Andy Fitzgerral, formerly of Whole Foods and Tony Caputo's Market, has added three separate cheese plates to the menu.
When • Saturday, April 12, 4 p.m.
Where • Caputo's on 15th, 1516 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-486-6615
Cost • Free cheese samples; full cheese plates and alcohol can be purchased separately.
Utah bourbon benefits Reserve
High West Distillery & Saloon in Park City will donate 10 percent of the profits from its American Prairie Reserve Bourbon to its namesake project on the Great Plains of northeastern Montana. When complete, the American Prairie Reserve will measure about 5,000 square miles larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Teton national parks combined. High West's American Prairie Reserve Bourbon is a blend of 6- and 10-year-old bourbons It is a marriage of vanilla, caramel, blood oranges and dark cherries with a honey nougat finish. A 750-ml bottle costs $40 in state liquor stores.
'Fixing our Food' discussion
Learn about local, sustainable food and the businesses behind it during "Fixing Our Food." The evening includes a discussion with the restaurant owners from Forage, Tin Angel Cafe, Avenues Bistro and The Green Urban Lunch Box. It will be followed by a reception, with food from these and other companies including Salt Bistro, Laziz, Even Stevens Sandwiches and Spice Kitchen Incubator.
When • Tuesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.
Where • The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City
Cost • $10; register at fixingourfood.eventbrite.com.