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    Categories: Eat & Drink

Hot Tomato!

It’s completely un-PC, ungentlemanly and unladylike to use the term “hot tomato” to refer to an attractive female, but we can all see how the metaphorical phrase originated and it has nothing to do with the mass-produced, pink and stiff fruit sold all year long in grocery stores. If you don’t remember vividly how completely a ripe, red, never-seen-a-fridge tomato engages your senses, Wasatch Community GardensTomato Days Dine-Around will remind you.

A group of great local restaurants (3 Cups, Avenues Bistro on Third, Eva Restaurant, Even Stevens, Les Madeleines, Meditrina, Roots Cafe and Tin Angel Cafe) will be serving special, tomato-centric dishes for ten days—August 15—September 15) with a portion of the proceeds going to Wasatch Community Gardens.

Yes, finally, it’s tomato season in Utah.

WCG’s Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S. 600 East) celebrates by inviting everyone to a free feast of heirloom tomato and pesto sandwiches on Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They claim they’re saying “thanks” for community support with their Annual Tomato Sandwich Party. We’re the ones who should thank them, but our mouths are too full.

Click on any of the links for details.

Mary Brown Malouf :Mary Brown Malouf is the Executive Editor of Salt Lake magazine and Utah's expert on local food and dining. She does not, however, know how to make a decent cup of coffee.