The big event of the weekend is Taste of the Wasatch this Sunday, at Solitude Mountain Resort.

Food tastings from more than 50 of Utah's top restaurants, plus sips from boutique wineries and craft brewers, in a grassy alpine meadow, with live music, terrific auctions of local goods and services and all the money goes to feed the hungry right here in northern Utah. You can still get tickets online.

To me, Taste of the Wasatch (formerly Taste of the Nation) signals the beginning of the end of summer in northern Utah, the way Salt Lake magazine's Tastemakers event marks the season's beginning.  

And we are nearing the end of many of summer's great food events, like

Hops on the Hill
There are two night's left of Stein Eriksen's Tuesday Night summer festival featuring beer tastings by one of Utah’s finest award-winning craft breweries with Chef Zane’s patio barbeque pairings. Tastings start at 4:30 p.m. and are followed by a free concert on the lawn at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7: RedRock Brewery & Mister Sister
Tuesday, August 14: Squatters Brewing Company & Jagertown
$30 in advance; $35 at the event. Call 435-645-6455 to reserve your spot. 


Solitude's Sunday Night Pig Roast
There are three nights left of Chef Michael Richey's Pig Roast–an entire local porker slow-cooked and served with all the sides and live music. From 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 26
Sunday, September 2
Sunday, September 9
For only $25 per adult, $40 with beer, $15 per child
Admission tickets will be sold at the Stone Haus the day of the event.


Wasatch Mountain TableHere's my take on this event; I enjoyed it last weekend. There's ust one date left for this: Saturday, September 15th
Featuring Chef Michael Richey preparing fresh, local food al fresco. The appetizer reception is followed by a four course dinner (with optional wine pairings) at a communal alongside Big Cottonwood Creek where you're joined by the local farmers, growers and food producers who provided the food for your meal.
$95 per person/$125 per person with wine pairings
Call for reservations: 801-536-5722