Utah-based Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill has added gluten-free food options to its menu and gluten has been removed from all dressings, sauces, meats and certain desserts. “We are listening to our guests and are responding to their needs when it comes to freshness, quality and dietary requirements,” said Sean Collins, Costa Vida chairman and partner. “That’s why we’ve added the new gluten-free menu offerings.”
“This announcement is very exciting for anyone who suffers from Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance,” said Roxanne Weir, mentor from the Utah County Gluten Intolerant Group UC GIG. “This move helps to raise the bar for all restaurant chains nationwide.” May is Celiac Awareness Month throughout the country. Likewise, Park City Pizza Company has added gluten-free pizza, pasta and desserts to its menu. Park City Pizza Company, which has been serving pizza and pasta in the Park City area for more than 26 years, was recently certified by the Gluten Free Institute.
Gather With the Growers
The Downtown Farmers Market will celebrate the opening of its 19th season with the fourth-annual Gather With the Growers party, and you’re invited. The event will be held at Squatters Pub Brewery in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, June 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will feature more than two dozen Downtown Farmers Market vendors, live music from Red Rock Hot Club, a selection of local spirits and a silent auction of items from the Downtown Art & Craft Market. The cost for tickets is $40/single or $50 at the door; $75/couple in advance with proceeds to benefit the Farmers Market. For more information and to purchase advance tickets, go to SLCFarmersMarket.org. The Downtown Farmers Market in Pioneer Park opens on June 11 and will run through October 22.
Quote of the week: Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen, it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf. —G.K. Chesterton