In a time marred by so much hostility toward immigrants—especially those coming from south of the border—it’s heartwarming that Ogden’s Sonora Grill (2310 Kiesel Ave., 801-393-1999, TheSonoraGrill.com) is stepping up to embrace them. On April 10, during the restaurant’s Dining for Dollars event, 100 percent of all sales and contributions—not just proceeds—from customers dining at Sonora Grill went into the Sonora Grill Scholarship program. The program was created to help first-generation immigrant students attend college and “achieve their educational goals,” according to Sonora Grill owner Steve Ballard. The restaurant raised more than $22,000 for the scholarship program, an amount that will be matched by an anonymous donor.
Vendors & Volunteers
The new 9th West Farmers Market (1000 S. 900 West, 9thWestFarmersMarket.org), formerly called the People’s Market, is now taking vendor and entertainer applications, as well as looking for volunteers to help out at the market. The 9th West Farmers Market features fresh, local produce, handmade crafts and live performances by local musicians. Special market events include Book Day, when attendees can swap books, and Pet Day, promoting local animal rescue organizations. Opening day is May 11.
A new Habit Burger, the fourth Utah location, is opening May 1 at 11380 S. State in Sandy. Habit Burger always hosts pre-opening charity events, open to the public, wherein a portion of the day’s proceeds are donated to local charities. On Tuesday, April 29, proceeds from the new Sandy Habit Burger will benefit Alta High School and Juan Diego Catholic High School. On April 30, the pre-opening charity event will benefit the Utah 1033 Foundation. Habit Burger features fresh, quality food—especially delicious are the charburgers, starting at just $2.95. Learn more at HabitBurger.com
Quote of the week: Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good. —Alice May Brock (Alice’s Restaurant)