Craft Beer Dinners 

Also: Burrito Project SLC, Utah Freebirds

Craft Beer Dinners
In conjunction with American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19), Squatters in Salt Lake City, Park City’s Squatters Roadhouse and Wasatch Brew Pub in Park City will be hosting a series of special brew-master dinners. Brew masters Dan Burick, Jason Stock, Jon Lee and Matt Beamer will preside over the dinners, sharing information and anecdotes about Squatters and Wasatch beers, which will be paired with dishes such as ginger & carrot soup, arugula with roasted bell peppers, black & tan brownies and more. For menus, dates, and information on pricing and reservations, e-mail party@squatters.com. 

Burrito Bikers
Kudos to Jorge Fierro, founder of Rico Mexican Market/Rico Brand, and his crew of volunteers, who have been assembling and delivering burritos via bicycles to the homeless, as part of the nationwide Burrito Project. Each week in the spring, Burrito Project SLC volunteers deliver as many as 600 burritos to the hungry and homeless on the streets of our city, and will continue to do so each Monday and Thursday until cold weather sets in and it becomes too chilly to bike. Bikes help volunteers hit pockets such as parks where other delivery vehicles can’t go. As demand increases in the warm summer months, Burrito Project SLC will pass out 1,000 burritos each week. To get involved in making or delivering burritos, visit Burrito Project SLC on Facebook or e-mail josh@ricobrand.com, and visit BurritoProject.org for more information.

Free Bird!
While we’re on the topic of burritos, look for 10 Utah locations of the national Freebirds World Burrito fast-casual restaurant chain to open, beginning with Salt Lake City. Freebirds restaurants are full of energy and free spirit, dedicated to “freedom of choice” and decorated with the Statue of Liberty (“Libby”) riding a custom-built Harley-Davidson. I’ve had the Freebirds roasted carnitas and they’re damned good, as is the killer poblano salsa. In addition to custom-made burritos, Freebird World Burrito menu specialties include tacos, salads, nachos and the always popular “pot” brownie—it’s not illegal, it’s just made in a cast-iron pot. Visit Freebirds.com for more information.

Quote of the week: But if you’re gonna dine with them cannibals, sooner or later, darling, you’re gonna get eaten. —Nick Cave

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