The fourth annual Ogden Restaurant Week kicks off on Thursday, April 7, and runs through Sunday, April 17. The event is an opportunity to discover Ogden's locally owned, independent restaurants at bargain prices. Some 25 different Ogden eateries will offer specially priced two-course lunches and three-course dinners, in addition to their regular menus during Restaurant Week. Lunches will be priced at $10 and dinners are $17 (excluding tax and tips). There's no need to purchase advance tickets or coupons, and Restaurant Week specials are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so reservations are highly recommended. Participating restaurants run the gamut from Even Stevens Sandwiches, Thai Curry Kitchen, Zucca Trattoria and Pig & A Jelly Jar, to Tona Sushi, The Prairie Schooner, A Good Life Café & Juice Bar, MacCool's Public House, Rovali's and Roosters. For further details and a full list of restaurants participating in Ogden Restaurant Week, go to OgdenRestaurantWeek.com.
Hugo Coffee Shop owner Claudia McMullin has expanded her Park City-based business to include the new Hugo Coffee Roasters (435-655-5015, Hugo.coffee), a small-batch coffee roasting company located in the Park City Chamber Bureau Visitor Center at 1794 Olympic Parkway. Hugo Coffee Roasters offers unique blends and single origin roasts for direct sale to retail consumers as well as wholesale sales to retailers, restaurants and hotels. "Two years ago, when I opened Hugo Coffee, I was a novice to the coffee business," McMullin says. "But I have had so much fun meeting all the customers and coffee people, and I have found the whole coffee culture to be such a good fit for me. It's like having a dinner party every day. I'm excited to jump further in the coffee business to not only serve great coffee, but to roast it ourselves as well for sale to other coffee shops and restaurants." Hugo Coffee Roasters has a brand new Diedrich commercial roaster, made in Ponderay, Idaho, which McMullin ordered in purple to match her hair. Hugo also offers baked goods, juices, sandwiches and breakfast and lunch fare.
Quote of the week: The disparity between a restaurant's price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
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