Enjoy Wasatch and Squatters beer with a four-course steakhouse meal.
When • Friday, Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m.
Where • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 20 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704
Cost • Dinner is $64.95; optional beer pairings an additional $18. Call to reserve a spot.
Chefs battle over poultry
In the next edition of the local culinary competition, Chef War, two well-known Utah chefs Peter Sproul, with Chef's Table in Orem and Mark Shoup of Zoom in Park City will go pan-to-pan in "Battle Chicken." Each chef will prepare three different chicken dishes for guests to sample and judge. Produced by sushi chef and "Survivor" contestant Jonas Otsuji, the evening also includes a raffle for food and restaurant prizes.
When • Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where • Ferguson Showrooms, 2565 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City
Cost • $39; purchase tickets online at chefwar.com/purchase-tickets.html or call 801-808-9108
Food, beer and cheese
Chef Matthew Lake of ZY Food Wine and Cheese pairs with Wasatch and Squatters Brew Pubs for two nights of food, beer and cheese.
When • Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 29 and 30, 6 to 8 p.m. No reservation required.
Where • ZY Food Wine & Cheese, 268 S. State St., Salt Lake City; 801-779-4730
Cost • $10 for a cheese sampling; beer pairings are an additional $10 for the beer pairing.
Wine dinner at Faustina
Faustina hosts a four-course dinner, paired with wines from Cline Cellars, a California winery that specializes in RhÃ´ne-style wines and produces seven different Zinfandels. Winery representative Charlie Cline will be on hand to discuss the wines and answer questions. Chef Billy Sotelo's menu includes house-cured salmon appetizer, miso-roasted black cod, hangar steak and frozen date cake.
When • Thursday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m.
Where • Faustina, 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-746-4441
Cost • $40 for dinner; wine pairings are an additional $20
Labor day Luau
Take a trip to the islands during Thanksgiving Point's annual Labor Day Luau. The outdoor event starts with a Polynesian-style dinner of fresh fruits, salads, steamed rice, Kahlua pork and grilled teriyaki chicken, juices and coconut-banana cupcakes. After-dinner entertainment includes a Keiki fashion show, Samoan fire performances, cooking demonstrations and a luau.
When • Monday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m.
Where • Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
Cost • Adults, $18 in advance, $21 at the door; children, $13 in advance, or $16 at the door. Call 801-768-4900 or thanksgivingpoint.org.
Z'Tejas Chile Fest
Celebrate the chile pepper harvest at Salt Lake City's Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill during September. The restaurant's special Chile Fest menu includes a variety of appetizers, entrees and cocktails featuring Hatch chile peppers from New Mexico. Look for chile onion rings, chicken and crab rellenos, green chile sopes and Peach Fever, a cocktail made with tequila, peach puree and a housemade jalapeno syrup. For every entree ordered during the 19-day event, Z'Tejas will donate $1 to the University of Utah Burn Center to help send survivors to Burn Camp. On Saturday, Sept. 8, local firefighters will compete to see who can eat the most chiles.
When • Tuesday, Sept. 4-Sunday, Sept. 23; chile eating contest on Sept. 8
Where • Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill, 191 South Rio Grande St. (south end of The Gateway center)
Details • 801-456-0450