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Incredible Dinner Deals, Giant Gingerbread, and Winter Outdoor Igloo Dining! Where?

Buy 1 get 1 at Stoneground Kitchen & Garage on Beck, Stein Eriksen Lodge built an incredible gingerbread display, Wasatch Outdoor Dining Igloos.



Buy 1, Get 1 @ Stoneground & Garage

The folks at Stoneground Italian Kitchen and its sister establishment, The Garage on Beck, are offering a free $25 gift card for every $25 gift card purchased. That extra gift card would make a great stocking stuffer for friends or family this Christmas. 

At Stoneground, use your gift card for delicious dishes from Chef Justin Shiflett like gorgonzola gnocchi, charcoal-roasted trout, artisan pizzas, or the irresistible polenta tots. At The Garage on Beck, I’d opt for the awesome Nashville hot chicken sandwich, Mama’s Pot Pie, smoked meatloaf, or maybe the beignet French toast for brunch.  

Giant Gingerbread @ Stein’s

Every year for the holidays the culinary pastry team at Stein Eriksen Lodge builds an incredible gingerbread display and this year is no exception. Led by Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Garcia, they’ve constructed an antique-style gingerbread display accompanied by a 32-foot tall Christmas tree. The holiday displays at Stein’s are always impressive and previous gingerbread presentations have included movie scenes from Star Wars, Peanuts, Frozen, Despicable Me 2, and Harry Potter, and intricate models of a retro-styled rocket ship, Norwegian Viking ship, whimsical carousel, the Eiffel Tower, and the Empire State Building. 

According to the folks at Stein’s, “This year’s classic design stands 7 feet tall and 3 feet wide, featuring 45 pounds of gingerbread including nearly 60 pounds of royal icing, 15 pounds of fondant, 12 handmade, solid chocolate nutcrackers weighing in at just under 3 pounds each, and a combined total pound of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The construction of the gingerbread display and chocolate nutcrackers was created over the course of four weeks by a skilled corps of gingerbread professionals, led by Chef Garcia and Chef Zane Holmquist, VP of Food & Beverage Operations and Corporate Chef. Between the engineering and culinary teams, the display requires approximately 100 hours over the course of four weeks to design, bake, produce, erect, and decorate.”

“We are so grateful to bring our visionary gingerbread displays to life every holiday season – this one in particular,” said Chef Garcia. “Celebrating traditions is so meaningful for families, friends, and our guests, and we hope this year’s treasured touches and details will remind all of fond childhood memories and provide an opportunity to connect with younger generations as they create new special moments together.” 

Wasatch Outdoor Dining Igloos

Soon you’ll see something new at Wasatch Brewery locations in Sugar House and Park City:igloos. These aren’t the icy igloos that you might imagine. In fact, just the opposite. They are cozy outdoor igloos that can seat up to eight people. They’ll be outfitted with heaters, blankets, air purifiers and festive lights. 

“We’re very excited about this new outdoor dining experience,” says Maxwell Christen, Senior Marketing Manager. “We hope that our igloo dining will become a tradition for families who visit us this holiday season and into the winter months!”

According to the folks at Wasatch Brewing, “Igloos will be available primarily by reservation, or on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the winter season. Groups are limited to eight people, all members of the same party. Wasatch will offer the same delicious food and beers you have come to know and love from the brewery. If you think you need to bundle up a bit more, we recommend guests bring their own jackets and blankets; we will also be selling custom blankets out of our retail space. All safety standards that Wasatch Brewery is known for will be extended into these unique dining spaces.”



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Food writer Ted SchefflerOriginally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.

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