If you'd like to add some exotic South American flavor to your weekend brunch, there's no need to fly down to Rio; just book a table for Sunday brunch at Rodizio Grill (600 S. 700 East, Trolley Square, 801-220-0500, RodizioGrill.com). Rodizio is now serving brunch, Brazilian style, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays. In addition to the regular "full Rodizio" rotation of unlimited grilled meats, glazed pineapple, gourmet salad bar, hot & cold appetizers, etc., Rodizio is also offering more traditional brunch favorites including banana bread, scrambled eggs, homemade spuds, and bacon & spinach soufflé. The cost for the regular all-you-can-eat Rodizio menu plus American breakfast items is $22.99 per person.
St. Paddy's on the Boulevard
St. Patrick's Day is synonymous with Guinness stout and Irish whisky, but at Boulevard Bistro (1414 S. Foothill Drive, 801-953-1270, BoulevardBistroFoothill.com), wine will be the focus for St. Paddy's Day. On March 17, the folks at Boulevard Bistro are hosting a wine dinner featuring dishes such as smoked-salmon potato cakes, Irish stew, corned beef wrapped in braised cabbage leaves and Irish-cream cheesecake. Wine pairings include Alma Negra Brut Nature from the Mendoza region of Argentia; the Martin Códax Albariño from Spain; Cambria "Julia's Vineyard" Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley; Ballentine Merlot, Napa Valley; plus Kahlúa & coffee for dessert. The cost for the St. Patrick's Day food & beverage pairings is $75, excluding tax and gratuity.
Log Haven owner Margo Provost is a voracious reader. As such, she's accumulated an impressive book library over the years. Well, now she's sharing her literary wealth with fellow book aficionados. In addition to award-winning food, drink, service and ambience, Log Haven now offers customers who visit the restaurant a lending library located out in front of the log mansion: You are invited to visit Log Haven (6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, 801-272-8255, Log-Haven.com) to borrow and leave a books. "It is a free service to all of our reader friends," says Provost.
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