Spaghetti for Grandparents, Chile Fest, Wine at Brighton 

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Spaghetti for Grandma & Grandpa
From Sept. 12-14, Old Spaghetti Factory locations will celebrate grandmothers and grandfathers by offering them a free meal from an extensive menu that includes spaghetti with tomato, meat, mushroom or clam sauce; the signature spaghetti with mizithra cheese; a manager’s favorite; spaghetti Vesuvius; Sicilian meatballs or Italian sausage entrees. Grandparents will receive a free meal with the purchase of a regularly priced entree (dine-in only). For more information and to find the closest Utah location and hours, visit

Chile Fest!
It’s green chile season again, so Z’Tejas will host its seventh annual Chile Fest through Sept. 26, donating $1 from each Chile Festival-menu entree purchased to the Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital. “The green chile has a rich history in Southwest cuisine, and our annual Chile Fest is an opportunity to highlight entrées featuring the green chile and to share authentic Southwestern flavor with our guests here in Salt Lake City,” said Todd Gardiner, Z’Tejas executive chef. “At Z’Tejas, we strive to be strong community supporters. Working with the Burn Trauma ICU at the University of Utah allows us to help burn survivors along the Wasatch Front and throughout the Intermountain West.” All funds donated during Chile Fest will be used to send burn survivors, both children and adults, to Burn Camp, an annual program that supports burn survivors and helps them cope with the personal and emotional challenges that come after a severe burn. Special Chile Fest menu items include chile grilled shrimp salad, Southwestern paella and green chile barbacoa rellenos.

Wine @ Brighton
Brighton’s Silver Fork Lodge in Big Cottonwood Canyon will host a wine pairing dinner Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. The cost for the four-course dinner with wine pairings is $50 per person and will feature Wasatch Academy of Wine’s Sheryl Showe, who will introduce each pairing and discuss the wines. For reservations, call 801-597-5353.

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