|Food Matters |
• This year marks the 35th anniversary of Oktoberfest at Snowbird, which will take place on weekends at the resort center Aug. 25-Oct. 7. Snowbird’s Oktoberfest Halle becomes a Bavarian-themed frenzy of activity and good eating featuring live entertainment, dancing, German cuisine, craftspeople, artisans, shopping and, of course, beer. Over the past three and a half decades, Oktoberfest at The Bird has grown to 70,000 visitors annually. They’ll consume some 4,000 pounds of paprika chicken and tens of thousands of bratwurst and weisswurst sausages. The beer consumption might not approach that of Oktoberfest in Munich (6.1 million litres of beer last year), but then the lines won’t be as long, either. Plus, admission is free.
• If you read Food Matters online or pick up a paper early, you might still get in on the first ever Party on the Boulevard in Layton. Jake Garn of Corbin’s Grill, Roosters’ Kym Buttschardt, Scott Schliffman from MacCools and Bella’s Fresh Mexican Grill are teaming up to throw a party celebrating locally owned restaurants in Layton. It’ll take place from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, on Layton’s “restaurant row,” between the Layton Hills Mall and the Davis Conference Center. They’ll block off the street on Thursday evening for visitors to stroll the boulevard sampling the restaurants’ foods, shop a local farmers market, mingle with artists and vendors and enjoy live music from Full Circle. Party on the Boulevard takes place at Layton’s Heritage Park Boulevard. It’s free and open to the public—even non-Davis County residents.
• Fans of actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Men In Black, Full Metal Jacket) will be interested to know that he’s now a Utah restaurateur. He and his sister Toni Jorgensen have opened a Rib City Grill franchise at 2071 E. 9400 South in Sandy. Man, I still can’t get over how creepy D’Onofrio was as Pvt. Pyle in Full Metal Jacket!
• Quote of the week: It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. —Lewis Grizzard
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