The Leonardo is the place to be on Dec. 4, 2021 as The Salt Lake Tribune celebrates the 1st annual Salt City Best Fest 2021. Explore all three floors of The Leonardo enjoying some great local flavors while previewing the latest art exhibit From Monet to Kandinsky.
Powering the Main Stage at Salt City Best Fest 2021 is the 1920′s themed bar and restaurant Gold Winner, Prohibition. Since 2017, Prohibition has been slinging signatures cocktails like The Gatsby-made with Tito’s, Pama, St-Germain, grapefruit, sparkling wine, and The Moonshine Mule-a clever concoction of your choice of apple or strawberry moonshine, Jack Daniels & lemon ginger beer. Grab your sample-size entrée of Venison Tenderloin or Artichoke Chicken Pasta to enjoy with your beverage of choice.
Prohibition, located in Murray, will take you back in time with their speakeasy vibe, Marie’s Antiques and Oddities antique shop, and their ageless entertainment of live jazz music, burlesque show, drag queens, belly dancing, pole dancing, and aerial performances.
Co-Owners, Kelly Howard, Camille Howard, Nate Porter, Woodie Wasmer initially decided to create a 1920′s themed establishment due to several antiques the Porters family had that was incorporated into the original décor for the space. Being the only bar/restaurant like this in Utah, the new concept was very well received. Patrons dig the ‘behind the bookshelf’ ambience and all the enchantment that lives behind it.
Prohibition turned from a bar to a restaurant due to COVID-19. They went from just offering tapas to more of a chef-driven menu that also traveled well.
“When we had to close the bar, Kelly had the idea to open back up for delivery and take-out; that is what other restaurants were doing,” said Camille Howard. “We discussed how we could open the menu up and see what we could offer, and our entire business model was forced to change. It actually benefited us.”
Chef Johann Chacon is serving up favorites of Moonshine Cherry Wagyu Steak and Chicken Marsala. Vegan options include Newshawk Nachos made with vegan cheese and Bonnies Garden sandwich. Sweet lovers will enjoy the Bourbon Caramel Bread Pudding, a nice capper with a hint of decadence.
Make reservations at Prohibition by calling 801-281-4852. They host Blues’ fans Tuesday nights, jive to jazz on Wednesdays, pick up the mic for Burly-oke on Thursdays, and enjoy the moderately exotic Burlesque show Friday and Saturday nights. Check the online calendar for the holiday favorites such as Naughty or Nice List and Nightmare before Christmas burlesque show.
Don’t forget your $2 bills — a Prohibition staple — to tip the entertainers!
Salt City Best Fest will have a morning session from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. and an evening session from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. This is a cashless event in which participants can purchase $4 tokens to delight in drinks and sample-sized food from the many beer and spirit booths and food vendors. You can see Prohibition at this 21+ event by purchasing your tickets at www.saltcitybestfest.com.