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Sapa, Toyota Farm to Table Tour, Utah Beer Festival & High West on top 

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Sapa Birthday
Congratulations to Sapa Sushi Bar & Asian Grill, celebrating its one-year anniversary this month. Sapa offers gorgeous ambiance and décor, including 30-year-old Vietnamese houses for outdoor dining, along with a delectable combination of Vietnamese, Japanese and Thai cuisines.

Farm to Table Tour
On Saturday, Aug. 21, the Toyota Farm to Table Tour comes to the Downtown Farmers Market, featuring bite-size complimentary treats made from farm-fresh ingredients and assembled by chefs from local restaurants including Sage’s, Vertical Diner, Metropolitan, Donovan’s, J. Wong’s Asian Bistro, Tin Angel Café, Vienna Bistro, Copper Canyon Grill and Caffé Molise. According to Toyota, the tour “travels to farmers markets across the country to showcase the connection between farmers, chefs, farmers markets and the communities they serve.” Saturday’s tour stop will take place in Pioneer Park from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. To learn more, go to

Beer Fest
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 11, which is the first City Weekly Utah Beer Festival, from 1-6 p.m. During the festival at the Salt Lake City & County Building, you’ll be able to sip 3-oz. samples of more than 40 of Utah’s best brews, including full-strength beer and ales. Pre-sale tickets are available for $25 at SmithsTix or you can buy tickets the day of the festival for $35.

High West in Top 25
The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum has named Park City’s High West Distillery
one of its “Top 25 Under Five,” which spotlights successful companies that have started up in the past five years. High West proprietor David Perkins says, “We’re very pleased to be included in UVEF’s Top 25 Under Five. We have worked hard for the last five years to just get into business, so it’s a great honor to know we’re actually making a contribution to the job market here in Utah during this very long and deep recession.”

Quote of the week: Religions change; beer and wine remain. —Hervey Allen

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