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Build a Better Lunchbox, Lugano Plus Uinta 

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Build a Better Lunchbox
Dozens of local volunteers and members of Slow Food Utah are joining together on Saturday, Sept. 25 for “Building a Better Lunchbox,” an event that teaches parents and children how to make better food choices for every meal of the day by using the resources around them. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, from 1-4 p.m. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Councilman Van Turner will join the attendees at 2:30 p.m. The event will feature more than 20 interactive booths, cooking demos and food samples. They are joining thousands of people around the country participating in Slow Food USA’s first-ever “Dig In,” a national day of action aimed at creating a world where food is good for you, good for the grower and good for the planet. “There is so much energy and interest around food issues in our community,” said Christi Paulson, leader of Slow Food Utah. “Dig In! is our way of turning that passion into action to help transform our food system into one that is healthier for eaters and the environment, fair to producers and workers and delicious as well.” Local Utah sponsors include Seeds of Hope, Sorenson Unity Center, Whole Foods Market and Nicholas & Company.

Lugano Plus Uinta
The 10th annual Uinta Brewing Company “Earth, Wind & Beer” dinner will take place at Lugano restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 20, starting at 6:30 PM. A six-course beer-inspired tasting menu ($49 per person) will be offered along with an optional six-course beer pairing ($18 per person) or Italian wine pairings ($39 per person). The dinner will feature Uinta Brewing Company beers along with its Crooked line of full-strength brews and beers from the Four Plus series. For reservations, phone 801-412-9994 or e-mail

Quote of the week: Abstain from beans. —Plutarch

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