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Tap Takeover 

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Tap Takeover
Snowbasin (3925 Snowbasin Road, Huntsville, 801-620-1000, snowbasin.com) is letting local breweries take over the beer taps at Earl's Lodge every weekend this winter, and they're just getting started. The culinary team at Earl's Lodge is also creating menu items that pair well with each brewery's offering, including maple chipotle shredded jackfruit sandwiches and Philly cheesesteaks. This weekend, Roosters Brewery is on tap, and members of the brewery team are around to talk hops and lagers with anyone whose interest is piqued. The Tap Takeover lasts until the end of March, so there's still plenty of time to catch these local brewers as you hit the slopes.

O Eatery Opens
A new Thai place called O Eatery (1530 S. 500 West, 801-952-5818) recently opened its doors, offering dishes like short rib massaman curry, drunken noodles, pad thai and a wide variety of Thai-inspired sandwiches. It's also got a nice selection of hot noodle soups, which are great antidotes for the cold weather. It also shares space inside a Chevrolet dealership, which is something that I'd honestly like to see more of. I can't get in and out of an auto shop in under an hour, and having a little place like this in close proximity would help me get through the traumatic experience.

Sauce Sampling
Marcus Jones of catering service Miss Essie's BBQ (missessiesbbq.com) is in the midst of a local tour to show off the sauce that started it all. Made from a 100-year-old recipe developed by Jones' grandmother, Miss Essie Jones, it's the foundation of Jones' entire menu. The barbecue guru will set up shop at the Midvale Harmons (7755 S. 700 East) from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, to share Miss Essie's sauce with shoppers. Jones will have bottles of the sauce on sale if you'd like to use it to jazz up any upcoming barbecues that might be on your radar. If you miss him on Saturday, you can catch him at other neighborhood Harmons stores in the weeks to come.

Quote of the Week:
"A woman drove me to drink, and I didn't even have the decency to thank her."

—W.C. Fields

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