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Beer, Blues & Brats 

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Beer, Blues & Brats
The second-annual Beer, Blues & Brats benefit party for Crossroads Urban Center will take place Sunday, April 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to munch on Colosimo’s bratwurst, veggie burgers, baked beans, salads, coleslaw and delicious desserts, while washing it all down with beers from Epic Brewing. Live blues will be supplied by The Soul Benders. Tickets are a minimum $45 donation per person to Crossroads Urban Center and can be purchased by calling Jim at 801-364-7765, ext. 108. The Beer, Blues & Brats party will be held at the Food Co-op, 1756 S. 700 West in Salt Lake City. Crossroads is a nonprofit, grass-roots organization that assists low-income, disabled and minority Utahns in meeting their everyday needs and addressing essential issues affecting their quality of life. It also operates one of the busiest emergency food pantries in the state and a thrift store. For more information, visit

Cheesy Class
Everything you ever wanted to know about artisan cheese but were afraid to ask will be covered at Beehive Cheese Company’s Cheese 101: An Introduction to Artisan Cheese. On Thursday, April 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Beehive Cheese will host Cheese 101, a class about the history of cheese, how it’s made and, the best part: how to taste it. The class will be taught by Vanessa Chang, director of education at Caputo’s Market & Deli and features editor at Edible Wasatch. Stop in a little before 6:15 p.m. to enjoy a tasty complimentary beverage, a tour of the creamery and some socializing. The fee for the class is $20 per person. To register, contact Katie Johnson at Beehive Cheese Company, at 801-476-0900. Beehive Cheese is located in Uintah, just off Highway 89 at 2440 E. 6600 South, Suite 8. Visit for more information.

Quote of the week: How can anyone govern a nation that has 246 different kinds of cheese? —Charles de Gaulle

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