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Witches Tea, New Whiskey, and Student Nights in Utah

The Witches Tea returns to The Grand America. High West releases A Midwinter Night’s Dram whiskey. Student Nights are back at Tucanos.


Witches Tea at The Grand America

Mark your calendar as the Witches Tea returns to The Grand America in October. Here’s what the folks at The Grand America have to say about the ongoing event. “It’s time to celebrate witching season with a deliciously magical afternoon in The Grand America Hotel’s Lobby Lounge. Come dressed in your most bewitching costume and we’ll serve our renowned afternoon tea complete with house-made pastries, savory tea sandwiches, gourmet teas, beverages, and a host of treats with a distinctly wicked twist.”

The Witches Tea takes place from noon to 3:30 p.m. On October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 & 31. The pricing is $45/adults and $30 kids 12 and under. Reservations can be made online by clicking here

High West Releases A Midwinter Night’s Dram

High West Distillery has released the tenth rendition of A Midwinter Night’s Dram. A Midwinter Night’s Dram Act 10 showcases their flagship Rendezvous Rye finished in a combination of ruby and tawny port barrels sourced from Portugal. In celebration of a decade of releases that have cemented A Midwinter Night’s Dram as a “cult classic,” the distillery is also unveiling a tenth anniversary limited release blend, A Midwinter Night’s Dram: The Encore.

According to the distillers at High West, “The Encore also uses Rendezvous Rye as its base, however ages the straight blend of rye whiskey in white port barrels. The result is a subtle, delicate balance of white stone fruits and herbals that works in harmony with the whiskeys. The Encore serves as a unique counterpoint to Act 10, showing how High West continues to push the boundaries of blending and experimenting to create one-of-a-kind whiskeys.”

“It goes without saying that A Midwinter Night’s Dram is our most anticipated launch each year,” said Brendan Coyle, Master Distiller at High West. “We really started to notice it taking off in the past five or six years, and the line that now forms at the Distillery bright and early on release day speaks for itself. Blending, discovering, and innovating is in High West’s DNA, as exhibited this year by both Act 10 and the debut of The Encore, and we’re constantly looking for unique expressions to bring consumers.”

Act 10 is available in very limited quantities nationwide for $150. The Encore is uniquely available only at the High West General Store in Park City, Utah or the High West Distillery in Wanship, Utah for $150, where consumers can also purchase Act 10.

Student Nights are Back @ Tucanos

Every Tuesday through the end of November is Student Night at Tucanos Brazilian Grill locations throughout Utah. On Tuesday evenings, any guest providing a current student identification after 4 p.m. can get a Tucanos Dinner Churrasco for the regular Lunch price. 

Tucanos specializes in the Brazilian tradition of grilling called churrasco, where meats, vegetables and fruits like pineapple are seasoned and cooked on skewers over open-flame grills. The skewers are then brought to your table where sizzling portions are sliced onto your plate. You may choose as many different flavors and cuts as you like at the all-you-can-eat restaurant, which also features their signature Unlimited Salad Festival.

The Unlimited Salad Festival offers selections such as Tucanos House Salad, hearts of palm, shrimp, seasonal fruit selections, fresh mozzarella, quail eggs and many other items. Hot selections such as seasoned rice, pastas, potatoes, stroganoff, feijoada (a traditional black bean stew) and freshly made soups including lobster bisque are also available on the salad festival to accompany the meat selections.



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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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