Food briefs: Food events at the Salt Lake County Fair
Food events at the Salt Lake County Fair
This year’s Salt Lake County Fair features food events and cooking competitions, including:
Hawaiian Luau » Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. in the covered arena. Enjoy a catered dinner by Moki’s Hawaiian Grill. Music, fire dancers and hula dancers. Adults, $30; children 11 and younger, $20; mokis.com.
Dutch Oven Cook-Off » Watch Dutch oven experts cook breads, entrées and desserts in cast-iron pots. Saturday, Aug. 9, noon to 7 p.m.
Great Western BBQ Competition » Competitive pitmasters will cook beef, pork and chicken for a chance to win cash prizes. Aug. 8-9.
Details » The fair runs Aug. 6-9 at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center, 2100 W. 11400 South, South Jordan. Fair admission is $10 per car. More information at saltlakecountyfair.com or 385-468-FAIR (3247).
Bites and brews at Craft Lake City
In addition to the crafts, food trucks and local performers, the Craft Lake City DIY Festival will feature a VIP patio with handcrafted bites, craft cocktails and local beer.
When » Friday. Aug. 8, 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 9, noon to 9 p.m.
Where » Second-floor patio of the Wells Fargo Building, southwest corner of Gallivan Plaza, 299 S. Main St., Salt Lake City
Tickets » $35 good for both days; at 24tix.com
New chef at Wild Grape Bistro
Salt Lake City’s Wild Grape Bistro has named David Bear Stromness as its new executive chef. Stromness, the former sous chef at Salt Lake’s Metropolitan, has 20 years’ culinary experience, having honed his skills at restaurants in Utah, Hawaii, New York, Oregon and California. His love for food began at an early age, cooking with his father, Joe. Stromness replaces Chad Tanner, who left the restaurant in April 2013. "We ran without a chef for a year taking our time to find the right person," said owner Troy Greenhawt. Wild Grape Bistro is at 481 E. South Temple; 801-746-5565.