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Joe Morley's Closes
I grew up eating Joe Morley's unique brand of Texas barbecue, so it's a bummer to hear that this Midvale staple (100 W. Center Street) will be closing its doors. Joe Morley's has been in business for around 37 years, and became one of the Wasatch Front's best-kept secrets in that time. All manner of Texas barbecue favorites could be found at Joe Morley's, and I wouldn't be surprised if their brisket, smoked chicken, ribs and baked beans represented the first time I tried this brand of American cuisine. Though the news of this restaurant's closure didn't rule out reopening sometime in the future, we'll have to go elsewhere for our Texas barbecue needs.

Momo's Gourmet Cheesecake Opens
This Provo bakery (momoscheesecakes.com) recently hosted a grand opening event for their new South Jordan (671 W. South Jordan Parkway) location. If you've never had the privilege of combining their vast menu of custardy cheesecake options with an equally impressive range of crust flavors, now is a good time to check out their new digs. They specialize in personal-sized cheesecakes which are rich and flavorful enough to satisfy two reasonably hungry diners, or just one unreasonably hungry diner. Momo's likes to keep their diners surprised with a rotating list of flavors that you can check out via their Instagram page (@momosgourmetcheesecakes). If you're a cheesecake fan in Salt Lake County, this place is worth keeping on your radar.

Cocktail Collective History of Whiskey
Whiskey has a long, storied history, and it's a tale that the Cocktail Collective at The Hammered Copper (thehammeredcopper.com) would love to share with fellow aficionados. On Aug. 20, the Cocktail Collective will host the first part in an ongoing series that delves into the roots of whiskey. This round will focus on the rye, bourbon and Tennessee varieties, while also providing a few mixology techniques for those yearning to whip up some whiskey-centric cocktails of their own. The event will take place at Industry SLC (650 S. 500 West) at 6:30 p.m., and any available tickets can be purchased via EventBrite. Attendees should note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for admission.

Quote of the Week: "The light music of whiskey falling into a glass—an agreeable interlude." –James Joyce

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