Cucina Cleans Up 

Also: Spanish Boulevard, Hot Dog!

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Cucina Cleans Up
The folks at Cucina Deli (1026 E. Second Ave., 801-322-3055, CucinaDeli.com) are doing their part to help clean up Utah’s air, and they’re providing an incentive for customers to join in. Until April 1, anyone who walks, bikes, hops, skips, scooters, Pogo-stick-jumps or otherwise doesn’t drive to Cucina Deli for dinner will receive one free small plate. Did I mention that Cucina is now open nightly at 5 p.m. for dinner? Dinner offerings include artichoke fries, duck carnita tostadas, a lobster corndog, duck-fried rice, bulgogi, beef bourguignon and a lot more, plus an excellent selection of beer and wine. They also have a keen sense of humor: On the wine list, White Zinfandel is priced at $3,000. Too funny.

Spanish Boulevard
On March 4 at 7 p.m., Boulevard Bistro in Foothill Village (1414 S. Foothill Drive, BoulevardBistroFoothill.com) will host a Spanish wine dinner featuring five courses paired with Spanish wines. Included in the evening’s menu are dishes such as grilled chicory and white-bean salad with Spanish olives, paired with Segura Viudas Aria Sparkling Pinot Noir; grilled quail with roasted tomatoes and La Rioja green sauce, with Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva 2008; Spanish paella with chorizo, clams, mussels and prawns, paired with Marques de Caceres Rioja White 2012; and apricot liqueur-poached pears with honey-cinnamon yogurt, cinnamon gelato, paired with Marques de Caceres Rioja White Satinela 2011. The price for the food and wine pairings is $65 per person. To RSVP, call 801-953-1270.

Hot Dog!
In case you missed it, Redhot opened in 2013 at 165 S. Main (801-532-2499, Redhot-Dog.com) serving gourmet hot dogs like Snake River Farms franks, made from 100 percent American Kobe beef. In addition to a vast array of tube steaks, including a classic Chicago dog, Redhot also serves up tasty veggie dogs, banh mi sandwiches, soups and chili, salads, fresh-squeezed lemonade and much more.

Quote of the week: “I’m pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10-year-old with a Hershey bar and crow’s feet.” —Amy Neftzger

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