Bleu Bistro Football Brunch 

Also: Karma Cuisine, BTG goes to Napa

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Football Brunch
In addition to national and local live music, the newly opened Bleu Bistro (1615 S. Foothill Drive, 801-583-8331, is also serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, with special selections from their small-plates menu priced half-off during NFL football games. Menu items range from pork-belly sliders and beef short-rib wontons to ratatouille and tiger shrimp stuffed with rock crab. And, while the weather holds, the garden patio is also open and is a terrific spot for al fresco dining.

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Karma Cuisine
A new, upscale Indian restaurant called Karma (801-566-1134, is opening on Sept. 26 at 863 E. 9400 South in Sandy. Headed by award-winning chef/restaurateur Roma Obaid, Karma specializes in North Indian cuisine, and prides itself on the use of sustainable, organic and fair-trade spices and produce. According to Obaid, at Karma "You can expect a conscious culinary experience like no other ... in an atmosphere that feels indulgent, without any guilt." Karma certainly doesn't look like your standard Indian eatery, with its plush booths, vibrant color scheme and luxurious bar. In fact, the space—adorned with modern sparkling chandeliers and a bold design—looks more Vegas than Sandy. And yet, it's a place kids can love, too—and even offers them their own special menu.

BTG Goes to Napa
On Sunday, Sept. 28, BTG Wine Bar (63 W. 100 South, will morph into Napa Valley East, as BTG and The Wine Academy of Utah's Jim Santangelo—who is also the Napa Valley Vintners Association brand ambassador—host a special Napa Valley wine dinner. BTG chef/owner Fred Moesinger will prepare a special four-course tasting menu for the evening and Santangelo will guide guests through five wines from Napa Valley. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., and the cost is $70 per person ($36 wine/$34 food). Seating is limited, so call 801-359-2814 for reservations.

Quote of the week: The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a "what-the-hell" attitude. —Julia Child

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