Upcoming food and drink events in Utah – Gastronomic SLC

Level crossing brewing

Head to the award winning South Salt Lake brewery on February 11th as they’ll be taking the wraps off their latest Red Feather Cambium Series brew. Running 6.00pm through 8.00pm the brewery will host an in-house tasting of their barrel aged Black Album Imperial Black Rye IPA.

LCB write that they’ll be, “enjoying an evening celebrating and learning all things beer, rye and bourbon. Our Head Brewer Chris Detrick (pictured) along with High West Distillery’s whiskey expert Austin Thomas will be on hand to talk about The Black Album, The Barrel Aged Black Album aged in High West Bourye barrels, and High West Distillery’s Bourye whiskey.”

Tickets are available at https://levelcrossingbrewingtheblackalbum-bourye.eventbrite.com and purchase includes a welcome cocktail, pours of both Black Album beers, and a taste of Bourye, along with a few small bites of food. The event is 21+ only.

Ogden Food Tour

The world might seem like an inescapable arctic hellscape right now, but trust me, you’ll be back to perambulating in no time at all. With that in mind keep an eye on this new food focused tour from OTown Food Tours. Here’s the full press release from the organizers on what to expect:

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Inaugurating a new era of culinary tourism in Ogden, OTown Food Tours is proud to announce the launch of its “Taste Ogden” walking food tour on February 7, 2023. This guided culinary experience will showcase the best of what this historic railroad town has to offer in terms of restaurants and artisan producers. Participants will explore a sampling of offerings that represent the Ogden food scene.

OTown founder Rick Proffer arrived in Ogden, Utah in 1996 and decided this would be the place to put down roots. With his passion for storytelling, he created OTown Food Tours as a way of celebrating all that is great about this majestic mountain town.

“OTown Food Tours’ mission is to support and celebrate Ogden through food and story,” Proffer said. “As a registered Benefit LLC, we know that when community members care for and support each other, we all thrive. Out of this abundance, a portion of every dollar spent goes to local non-profit organizations as they support children and families in our community.”

After a remarkable career of 25 years in public education, Rick decided to start writing the newest chapter of his life. Combining three passions – food, storytelling and exploring places – he launched ‘O’Town Food Tours’; an opportunity for people to experience and learn about local cuisine while getting acquainted with their destination’s unique history.

“Ogden has a myriad of diverse, vibrant, and creative food and drink offerings, yet there are
currently no food tours operating in our city,” Proffer said. “A food tour has the ability to spotlight, celebrate and support our restaurants, shops, and producers while giving our locals and visitors a ‘taste of place.’”

For more information, visit: https://otownfoodtours.com

Art & Soup

Tickets are now on sale for this yearly fundraiser. You can buy em here starting from $30. This year will be the 34th installation of the venerable fundraiser, which seeks to raise cash for the CNS Charitable Care Program which, “provides health care, hospice care and medical services to individuals in need throughout Utah.” CNS is Utah’s oldest non-profit hospice company and has been caring for the local Utah community since 1928.

The big fundraising bash affords attendees soup and food samples from 20+ restaurants, not least the opportunity to bid on work from 60 fine artists from around the state of Utah (there’s live entertainment too). The ticket secures you a tasting ticket to a whole host of local businesses, everyone from the Grand America’s Laurel, through Stratford Proper and more.

Valentine’s Day dining at SLC

As a reminder, don’t forget our yearly roundup of all the extra special Valentine’s Day events here. This year is expected to be a particularly busy affair given the influx of more than 100,000 folks headed our way for the NBA All Star week.

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Hi I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.

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