Eat Drink SLC Guide

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ABOUT

Eat Drink SLC began in 2015 and has sold out every year. Since its start, Eat Drink has raised over $45,000 for our nonprofit beneficiaries. Please be sure to join the email list below so you’ll know when tickets go onsale and about special events throughout the year.

Our mission

— Build recognition for Salt Lake’s status as a vibrant food and drink scene (locally) and destination (nationally)
— Foster appreciation of the synergy between food and drink
— Raise the visibility of local businesses in food and drink industry
— Donate proceeds to nonprofits that strengthen places, people, and art in our community

The need

Salt Lake is experiencing a new urbanism that supports a thriving and vibrant culinary community. As the valley changes, its tastes are changing with it. The growth of chef-driven and owned restaurants and rise of craft beverages, urban wineries and distilleries are elevating the city’s palate.

Not just a food festival that happens to feature a few wineries, not just a wine festival with some food to nibble on — Eat Drink SLC is a true communion between food and drink, pairing a diverse group of independently owned local restaurants with complementary wineries, distilleries and breweries. Eat Drink SLC’s format promotes the marriage of food and libations in a way unduplicated by other Utah events.

What they’re saying

“One of my fav foodie events last year! One of the few where the drinks are right up there with the food.” — Julie, EDSLC attendee

“It’s exciting to see Salt Lake’s burgeoning ‘foodie culture’ and all it brings to Salt Lake. We’re thrilled to be a part of Eat Drink SLC as it celebrates our community’s flourishing food and drink scene and the purveyors that are making it all possible.” — Scott Beck, President/CEO of Visit Salt Lake, one of the event’s sponsors

“I and most of the attendees I spoke to were very impressed—not just by the excellent food provided by an array of local restaurants, nor by the bevy of beverages, but by the organization and smooth flow of the entire event.” — Ted Scheffler, City Weekly

“Easily one of my favorite food focused events” — Stuart Melling, Gastronomic SLC

Details

Eat Drink SLC invites food and libations lovers aged 21 and over to nibble and nosh, sip and swirl the evening away while enjoying live music on the Aviary’s cool, green grounds. Festival-goers will sample seasonal fare from many of Salt Lake’s leading restaurants and purveyors; sip from a selection of 80 wines from an international assortment of family-owned wineries; taste craft cocktails from small-batch distilleries, including several which are locally owned & operated; and enjoy local beers from award-winning Utah craft brewers. With tickets priced at $90 (includes all food, drink, and a wine glass), this summer evening social is an approachable, affable and appetizing way to support three local nonprofits that enhance Salt Lake’s community.

Event leaders

Presenting drink curator Vine Lore Wine and Spirits is joined by an impressive list of award-winning Salt Lake City restaurants and mobile food businesses. Eat Drink SLC is hosted under a nonprofit partnership umbrella consisting of Tracy Aviary and SB Dance. These two organizations represent, respectively, a place and an arts-maker that contribute to the unique character of our community. A third nonprofit – Comunidades Unidas in 2015 and Race Swami in 2016 and 2017, and Neighborhood House in 2018 – represents an organization that especially empowers underserved youth from Salt Lake’s west side, many of whom are from families involved in the food and beverage industry. Eat Drink SLC’s mission is to honor the entire industry’s food chain including customers, business owners, managers, servers, culinary professionals, purveyors and agricultural workers.

Our Generous Sponsors

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Vine Lore Wine & Spirits
Locally-owned fine wine and craft spirits brokerage made up of passionate advocates and knowledgeable educators dedicated to bringing the best in wine and spirits to Utah.

Organizing Partner
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Tracy Aviary
Liberty Park’s 8-acre aviary offers exhibits, shows & encounters where guests can view & feed birds.

Organizing Partner
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SB Dance
Bred for no-holds-barred creative rampage, SB Dance blends theater, movement, and object into work that oozes with irreverent humor, poignant drama, sensuality, athletic feats, strange beauty, and naked reality.

Organizing Partner
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Visit Salt Lake
Whether you're visiting Salt Lake for business or pleasure, you're in for a great time. If you're still in the planning stages, start by browsing hotels, restaurants, and attractions, and adding them to your Visit Salt Lake trip planner.

Presenting Sponsor
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Nicholas and Company
With over 70 years in the food distribution service, Nicholas & Company delivers exceptional products and services throughout a six state area.

Platinum ++ Sponsor

What's Included

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Big D Construction
Big-D Construction Corporation has 50 years of experience in providing Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services to customers from a wide variety of industries. As one of the largest construction companies in the country, Big-D employs more than 700 associates...
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Alphagraphics West Valley
Printing, signage, vehicle wraps, decals, marketing, design, websites, rebrands, embroidery, branding, mailers, fulfillment, swag and promo.

Diamond Sponsor
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Orchid Dynasty
We are a passionate mom and pop shop. Owned by Clint and Shelly Huynh Lewis. We invite you to visit our shop and get to know us. We specialize in Orchids, Flowers and Events.

Diamond Sponsor
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New West Knifeworks
Cooking is an art and a quality knife is the artist’s brush. Designed and crafted in the Teton Mountains, New West Knifeworks makes world class tools for the culinary artist.

Diamond Sponsor

Breweries

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Level Crossing Brewing Co
Craft brewery in South Salt Lake City Utah
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Red Rock Brewery
From the very beginning, Red Rock Brewery set out to brew high-quality craft beers and serve delicious food.
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Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
At Wandering Aengus Ciderworks we press and blend over 20 cider apple varietals to craft our ciders. Our cider specific apples originate from France, England, and pre-prohibition America, but are grown now in Oregon. These heirloom varieties are essential for the depth of flavor, excellent body,...
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Distilleries

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3 Badge Mixology
Explore the world of 3 Badge Mixology’s craft spirits. Sourced from the finest distilleries around the world, our spirits are created to celebrate authenticity. Our family-owned company, established in Sonoma, CA., strives to carry on a deep-rooted legacy by offering a unique and memorable...
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The Sugarhouse neighborhood’s foremost cocktail bar, Ruin is situated in an up-and-coming dining and shopping nook on an unassuming sidestreet. Furnished with minimalist mid-century modern tables and chairs, leather couches, and industrial lighting, Ruin is hip and stylish in an understated way....
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Beehive Distilling
We started with the notion that gin wasn’t being given the love it deserved. Real gin—a blast of juniper followed by the complex intrigue of all the other botanicals—was being challenged by pretenders. Gin shouldn’t taste like a citrus drink, and it shouldn’t taste like cleaning fluid. We...
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Post Office Place
A modern bar in downtown SLC specializing in Peruvian-Japanese small plates and Japanese whisky.
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Ogden's Own
Makers of Underground Herbal Spirit, Porter's Whiskey Liqueurs, Five Wives Vodka, and Madam Pattirini Gin brands in Ogden, UT.


Cocktails to be prepared by the talented mixologists of Lake Effect

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Lake Effect
Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Lake Effect is the latest purveyor of craft cocktails and fine dining.
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Waterpocket Distillery
We are Julia and Alan Scott, the creators of Waterpocket® Craft Distillery, and the hands-on makers of our spirits lineup. We are delighted to pull from our scrapbooks, journal, and tasting notes to produce an itinerary of sensory and spirited adventure for you. Our wanderlust brought us to Utah,...
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Copper Common
Sophisticated bar & restaurant featuring craft cocktails, refined New American fare & a patio.

Wineries

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3 Badge Enology
As a family-owned company, 3 Badge Enology is committed to sourcing select wines from various winegrowing regions throughout the world. With a diverse and distinct lineup of wines, the portfolio aims to please a variety of wine drinkers.

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Adelsheim Vineyard
Established by David and Ginny Adelsheim in 1971, during a different era in America when an idealization of going back to the land, a vision of a lifestyle focused on wine, and faith in one’s own abilities could stand-in for a business plan.
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Appellation Wine Co.
Appellation Wine Company is a unique portfolio of family estate wineries, proudly working together to grow and market world-class wines that reflect the historic soils from which they came and the passionate commitment of the families involved.
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Baobab Wines
Baobab Wines originates from Southern Africa and they have used their extensive knowledge of the region to find wines of both exceptional quality and value and bring them to the United States. Their passion for connecting the American wine enthusiast with the great wines of South Africa led them to...
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Bronco Wine Company
Founded in 1973 by Fred T., Joseph S. and John Franzia, Bronco Wine Company is a family-owned winery committed to growing, producing and selling the finest quality wines of the highest value to our customers.
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Charles Krug
Founded in 1861 by Charles Krug, the 27-year old Prussian immigrant came to America with little besides willpower and a willingness to work hard to build the cornerstone of the first winery in the Napa Valley. In 1943, Cesare Mondavi, purchased the winery. At 60 years old, Cesare Mondavi...
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CK Mondavi and Family
CK Mondavi and Family wines are produced in the Napa Valley by the
iconic C. Mondavi & Family. For consumers desiring consistently
delicious, everyday wines, CK Mondavi and Family wines are
surprisingly underpriced with a quality that matches much more
expensive wines. Based in the Napa Valley for...
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Cinder Winery
Committed to making world-class wines from the Snake River Valley, Cinder is blazing the trail under the direction of award-winning winemaker Melanie Krause.
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Communal Brands
We believe wholeheartedly that wines can evolve to accommodate taste without abandoning tradition, hence our battle cry: Classic Wine for Modern People.
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Craft and Estate
Fine wines and artisanal saké that beckons the adventurous and guided by the belief that quality is the result of passion, talent, and terroir.
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Duckhorn Vineyards
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent almost forty years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines.
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Heron Wines
Distinctive, delicious wines from the best places on earth.
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Laurent Perrier
Since 1812, Laurent Perrier champagne has been celebrated for its trademark freshness, lightness, and elegance.
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Leonardo LoCasio Selections
For over 35 years, LLS has represented Italian wines of impeccable quality, character and value. Each wine in the collection tells a unique story about the family and region that produced it. A taste through the portfolio is a journey across Italy's rich spectrum of geography, history, and culture....
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Lorenza Winery
Dry true rosé made from old vine Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Our grapes are hand picked specifically for Rosé, direct to press, fermented in stainless steel and bottled at complete dryness. Made with love by mother-daughter team Melinda Kearney and Michèle Lorenza...
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Merryvale Winery
Cabernet-centric portfolio includes wines that are complex and rich, balanced and expressive of Napa Valley’s fruit but also reflective of classic styles.
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Mundo Vino
Redefining the Old and New Worlds, our portfolio is comprised of a comprehensive collection of wineries reflecting the very best of Argentina, Chile, Spain, Portugal, and beyond.
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Negociants USA
Negociants USA is one of the leading importers and distributors of premium Australian, New Zealand and South African wine brands in the United States. Proud to represent many celebrated family-owned wineries, each of whom craft their wines with uncompromising dedication to quality and regional nuance.

What's Included

  • Vinaceous Snake Charmer Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2015
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Obsidian Wine Company
Farmers, coopers, winemakers- intimately involved in the creation of our single vineyard wines from Napa, Carneros and the high Mayacamas Mountains. Wines: Poseidon Chardonnay, Obsidian Ridge Cabernet.
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Piattelli Vineyards
Piattelli Vineyards has a total of 16 different wines including Malbec, Trinità, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé, Torrontés and Malbec-Tannat, with many in reserve, grand reserve and limited edition bottles.
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Precept Wine
Precept Wine is the largest privately owned wine company in the Northwest. We’re seamlessly integrated to run our own vineyards, wineries, sales and marketing, world-class tasting rooms and hospitality.
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Premium Port Wines
Premium Port Wines is the North American importer for the Symington Family Estates of Portugal and the only specialized importer of Port, Madeira and Douro DOC wines.
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Rutherford Wine Company
Growing premium grapes for the past fifty years and committed to sustainably farming, producing and bottling wines, three Rutherford generations have explored and cultivated some of California’s finest vineyards.
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Terrestoria
Terrestoria Wine Imports was created to foster discovery among Utah’s burgeoning community of wine enthusiasts. While focusing on lesser-known wine regions and indigenous grapes of Italy and Spain, we collaborate with small-scale producers whose voices are rarely heard beyond local borders. We...
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Food Partners

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3 Cups
The brainchild of nine-year coffee garden veteran Derek Belnap, 3 cups is a fresh and modern neighborhood joint for coffee, pastries and gelato.
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Amour Café
The Amour Café joins the Liberty Park neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, offering Bubble & Brown pastries, house-made sodas and gelato, coffee beverages, artisan-made toast, farm-fresh steamed eggs, and seasonal salads. Amour Spreads has been exploring new delicious ways for you to enjoy their scrumptious jams and marmalades.
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The Angry Korean
The Angry Korean is a new business for 2019 located in The District in South Jordan. Formerly operating as a food truck, this new bricks and mortar location offers a range of modern Korean food, all with a comfort food bent; think a fabulous Korean inspired Philly cheesesteak and sweet and savory chicken wings.
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Bambara
Inspired New American bistro serving seasonal fare, cocktails & fine wines in the hip Hotel Monaco.
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Beehive Cheese
Beehive's artisan cheese is made small-batch, by hand, from the creamiest milk cows in Utah. We use only local ingredients to lovingly craft a product. From our family to yours!
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Beltex Meats
At Beltex Meats we source everything regionally, and always source from the Salt Lake Valley first. We specialize in whole animal butchery, so give us a call the next time you're looking for that fantastic cut of meat!
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The Blended Table
With their combined experience in fine dining, design and event planning, The Blended Table has created some of the best food, service and ambiance found at catered events.

We continually strive to provide our clients with exceptional service, inspired cuisine as well as seasonal, local and organic products whenever possible.
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Buzzed Coffee Truck
Founded on the principle that every community in Salt Lake City should have convenient access to fair-trade, specialty coffee and espresso. 
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Cafe Niche
Cafe Niche has been a neighborhood staple for over 5 years, and now Niche is proud to carry on the tradition of a relaxed, friendly atmosphere with an innovative twist. The fare revolves around the best fresh ingredients prepared in a simple and timeless way to highlight flavors. With an emphasis...
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Campo's Coffee
Quality Coffee Cultivated by Good: We believe coffee only tastes incredible when it's made ethically, sustainably and with care.
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Copper Onion
Locally sourced New American fare, cocktails & brunch in a modern setting with plenty of buzz.
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Cucina
Inventive small plates & rotating New American entrees paired with a large wine list in warm digs.
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The Daily
Featuring Stumptown coffee, Daily fresh baked goods, Delicious Food and a wide selection of grab & go juices and meals.
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Eva's
We are a small restaurant with big flavors, open late on both weekends and weekdays. When asked what kind of food Eva serves, we usually have to pause and think about it. “Comfort food”. “Delicious food”. “Slightly Mediterranean”. “Pizza and other stuff.” “New American...
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Fire And Slice
Mobile wood-fired pizza.
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George
George restaurant and our adjoining bar-- Bar George-- serve from-scatch comfort southern cooking infused with the local ingredients in a stylish setting located in downtown SLC.
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Hearth & Hill
A fresh, new, approachable take on contemporary American cuisine, locally driven.
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Mamachari Kombucha
Mamachari Kombucha is Salt Lake's only kombucha brewery with a taproom.
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Normal Ice Cream
normal® is an ice cream concept by alexa norlin, a normal girl from a normal place. We are located INSIDE the east entrance of trolley square at 602 south 700 east, salt lake city, utah.
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Nuch's
Founded by longtime Salt Lake City resident and former owner of the DeLoretto's Pizzerias, Nuch's uses local ingredients, from the onsite Nuch's garden as well as from local farms.
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Pallet
Cavernous concrete-&-reclaimed-wood bistro with an inventive New American menu & creative cocktails.
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Park City Culinary Institute
Quality Culinary School in Salt Lake City. Hands-on programs are as short as 4 weeks! Perfect for entrepreneurs and career changers, and recent grads.
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Provisions
Locally sourced, modern American fare served for dinner & Sunday brunch in a quaint setting.
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Red Rock Brewery
From the very beginning, Red Rock Brewery set out to brew high-quality craft beers and serve delicious food.
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San Diablo Churros
Churros are handcrafted to golden crispy perfection, coated with sugar and freshly ground cinnamon and then filled them with your choice of sweet decadence like the traditional dulce de leche, Nutella, or sweet cream or specialty seasonal flavors.
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SLC Eatery
Constantly evolving with new pairings, the best ingredients, and fresh takes on familiar dishes, SLC Eatery believes dining should be an inspiring and communal experience.
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Stanza
The culinary team, led by Executive Chef Jonathan LeBlanc, brings contemporary chef-driven Italian fare to the plate, rooted in the classics, utilizing authentic ingredients and techniques but with a fresh approach.
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Stoneground
Stoneground Kitchen is located downtown in a second-story loft overlooking the architecturally acclaimed Salt Lake City Public Library. Our menu features Rustic Italian Recipes, Thin Crust Pizzas & Fresh Pastas.
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Tea Zaanti
Tea Zaanti was born of two things – a passion for outstanding tea and a desire to foster community. Fresh, premium loose leave tea from around the globe.
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Cafe Trio
Salt Lake's best Italian and Neighborhood Joint.Serving up pizzas, pastas, salads and entrees at 2 locations: 680 S. 900 E. as well as 6405 S. 3000 E.

Visit us at www.triodining.com for more restaurant information.
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Twist
Flavor-rich foods prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Rick Bruno are perfect for a casual business lunch, game night with the crew,, or live music on the patio
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Vive Juicery
A Utah-based cold-pressed juicery with three locations along the Wasatch Front. Fueled by love, local farms, dance parties and an obsession for juice.
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Waterlogue Sparkling Water
Waterlogue is a consultancy focused on epicurean mineral waters, and soon to be purveyor of fine waters from around the world, curated by certified Water Sommelier Fong Hsu.  
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Whiskey Street
Vintage-chic lounge & eatery featuring imaginative American bites & a huge beer & whiskey selection.
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White Horse Spirits & Kitchen
White Horse, a modern American Brasserie, serves everything from bar snacks to shared plates, fresh oysters to sandwiches and steaks.
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