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A Christmas Parlor with Classic Holiday Movies and Drinks in SLC, New Culinary Creations and More Foodie News and Events

New Log Haven Dinner Dishes. News from Pig Kitchen, WB’s Bottle Shop & More. Flanker Kitchen Holiday Pop-Up.


New Log Haven Dinner Dishes

At Log Haven restaurant in Millcreek Canyon, Chef Dave Jones has added some tasty new entrees to the dinner menu. It’s a beautiful time of year to head up the Canyon and meet the Log Haven swans before enjoying a memorable dinner. 

Among the new dishes are Rigatoni with Calabrian Marinara, roasted portobellos, artichoke cream and parmesan. There is also a new Seared Beef Tenderloin with grilled asparagus, saffron aioli, brown butter potatoes, and shiitake bordelaise. 

One of the more creative and interesting new menu items is “Pancetta” Cured Shrimp, a gluten-free dish with red wine risotto, ricotta, and grilled radicchio. I got to try a few bites and it’s delicious. 

News from Pig Kitchen, WB’s Bottle Shop & More

360 Degrees Restaurant Group partners Amy and Vivi Wanderley-Britt have some news. They closed the Pig & A Jelly Jar location in Holladay a few months ago and turned that location into Pig Kitchen, which hosts WB’s Bottle Shop and the Cocktail Kart, with coffee & cocktails (all things non-alcoholic) Thursday-Sunday from 10am-2pm (hoping to be staffed soon so we can open everyday). 

Says Vivi, “We also have an Asian fusion concept called Senpai, a VR lounge with Asian Street Food. We have Oculus headsets and PlayStation 4, plus a Pac-Man machine for people to play. That concept pops up on Saturday nights only, but the menu is available all day Thursday-Sunday online.”

Vivi adds, “We also developed a food truck menu for our food truck and made that available at that location: wafflers, which are waffle sandwiches: Chicken Waffler – our original chicken and waffle plus American cheese; a pulled pork Waffler: Pig’s bbq pulled pork, slaw with a cherry chili glaze – to die for!” And we have a Nashville Honey Hot Waffler – our Nashville Hot Chicken on a waffle topped with honey!”

Upcoming events on November 26th at the Pig Kitchen venue include a Drag Brunch at 2 p.m., Sound Bowl Healing at 6 p.m. and Tasting N’ Tunes at 7 p.m. – non-alcoholic cocktails tasting with a “meet the maker” South Jordan based Drømme, makers of zero alcohol elixirs, plus a D.J. 

Flanker Kitchen Holiday Pop-Up

Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club at The Gateway is getting into the holiday spirit. According to the good folks at Flanker, they’re inviting “sports lovers, movie lovers, believers, and grinches to come ring in the holidays in style. Soak in the season in an immersive, magical Holiday Parlor where you can sip festive holiday cocktails and catch a classic holiday movie.  Reservations for The Holiday Parlor are highly recommended and can be made at www.flankerslc.com.”

“On Wednesday, November 30, elves will open the doors on the holiday themed A Christmas Parlor with design and decor by Utah Arts Alliance. Complementing the holiday oasis of lights, wreaths, reindeer and boxed gifts is a special menu of holiday cocktails from famed mixologist and Carver Road Hospitality VP of Beverage, Francesco Lafranconi. Featured drinks include the Surfin Santa Colada, a spiked hot chocolate and The Grinch, a mezcal-based cocktail with lime juice, ginger beer and all-spice bitters, and among many others. Visitors should save room for tableside s’mores for a cheerful late night treat.”

“I’ve created a cocktail list that features the warm, enveloping flavors of the season: cardamom, ginger, all spice and berries to name a few,” said Lafranconi “Each cocktail comes with unique drinking vessels and garnishes that are rich with distinctive holiday notes, this will be an exciting seasonal experience in which to engage the senses.”

“Nothing stirs holiday nostalgia like a cozy, classic movie. While the TVs are normally showcasing a variety of sports, on specific nights this winter, The Sporting Club and its giant LED wall will be tuned to The Flanker Holiday Movie Series. Guests are recommended to come cozy and will enjoy complimentary popcorn during showings. Dates and films include: Wednesday, November 30, at 8 PM: A Christmas Story; Thursday, December 8 at 8 PM: Home Alone; Wednesday, December 14 at 8 PM: Elf; Wednesday, December 21 at 8 PM: Die Hard.

“Flanker is known for offering a range of experiences,” said Bryan Bass, Chief Marketing Officer of Carver Road Hospitality, the visionary Las Vegas group that conceived and operates Flanker. “With the holiday season upon us, it was a great opportunity for us to continue to push boundaries while bringing people together this holiday season with our Christmas themed experience.”



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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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