Meditrina on the Move
Meditrina Small Plates & Wine Bar has moved from its location near Smith's Ballpark to 165 W. Harvey Milk Blvd. (900 South). As they've always done, Chef/Owner Jen Gilroy and her team serve up tempting tapas and a great wine selection with unique brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Popular dishes include Korean barbecued pork belly, shrimp and grits, oyster mushroom ceviche and albacore tartare. They also offer special early week deals such as Meditrina Mondays (happy hour all night, and five plates for $30), Tapas Tuesdays (endless tapas for $25 per person) and Wine Wednesdays ($8 build-your-own wine flights and a $20 by-the-bottle selection), plus monthly wine socials. MeditrinaSLC.com
PC Dine About
Park City's annual Dine About, sponsored by the Park City Area Restaurant Association, runs through Sunday, Oct. 9, at 30 participating restaurants. Depending on the eatery, a two-course lunch during Dine About is priced at $10 or $15, with three-course dinners priced at $20 or $40. Restaurants participating in Park City's Dine About include Sushi Blue, Grub Steak, Butcher's Chop House, Tupelo, Red Rock Junction, 350 Main, Grappa, Handle, Shabu, Riverhorse and Silver Star Café. No coupons or punch cards are necessary, just ask your server for a Dine About menu. ParkCityRestaurants.com.
Snowbird Resort's annual Chili Bird Showdown runs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, from noon-5 p.m. Snowbird's top chefs compete for a People's Choice Award, and on Sunday, amateur chili enthusiasts enter their homemade creations to compete for prizes in three categories: best red chili, best white chili and best vegetarian chili. I'll be one of the judges sampling your delicious offerings. Additional activities include live music by Hearts of Steele, bonfires, face painting, a bungee trampoline, a corn hole tournament and a cooking demonstration by Lodge Bistro Chef R.J. Peterson. To register for the competition and cooking demo, visit Snowbird.com/Events/Chili-Bird-Showdown.
Quote of the week: "Chili concocted outside of Texas is usually a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing."
—President Lyndon B. Johnson