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Sippin’ Santa Cocktails Event till the End of 2022 in Downtown Salt Lake

Sippin’ Santa cocktails is an immersive pop-up, running now through December 31st. at HallPass at the Gateway with holiday-themed cocktails.


Sippin’ Santa @ HallPass

The folks at HallPass in The Gateway invite you (adults, that is) to enjoy their special holiday Sippin’ Santa cocktails, an immersive pop-up, running now through December 31st. It features holiday-themed cocktails created by mixologist Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. 

The Sippin’ Santa holiday cocktails at HallPass include: 

Sippin’ Santa: Aged Demerara rum, amaro, lemon, orange, gingerbread mix

Kris Kringle Colada: Dark Jamaican rum, amaro, allspice liqueur, lime, pineapple, cream of coconut

Island of Misfit Toys: Aged Jamaican rum, chai tea, cream, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, lemon

Jingle Bird: Bourbon, pineapple rum, Campari, lime, pineapple, jingle mix

Yule Tide: Tequila, Applejack, lime, maple-cranberry syrup

Undertow Toddy (served hot): Cognac, Chartreuse, curacao, chocolate hazelnut syrup

Holiday on Ice: Vodka, Dark-roast cold brew, condensed milk, ancho chile liqeuer, cinnamon syrup

Top Shelf Elf (shot): House spiced rum, falernum, cinnamon

Tupelo Now Open 7 Days

Tupelo Park City is now open 7 days per week for dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m. nightly, serving Chef/Owner Matt Harris’ globally inspired cuisine with a Southern slant. Current menu temptations include Grilled Spanish Octopus with Baked Sea Island Red Peas; Rocky Mountain Elk Bolognese; Seared Duck Breast with Buttered Turnips and Duck Confit Dirty Rice; Roasted Idaho Trout with Duck Fat Potatoes; Crispy Fried Crawfish with Lemon Remoulade, and much more.  

New Year’s Eve Party @ Cast & Cut

My wife and I enjoyed an exceptional meal at Cast & Cut last weekend, the new seafood and steak restaurant at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Lodge. 

The folks at Deer Valley invite you to ring in 2023 at Cast & Cut’s New Year’s Eve party on Saturday, December 31st. Here are the details from Deer Valley: “In partnership with DAOU Family Estates and Moet Hennessey, the NYE Dinner and Dancing Package ($495) consists of a four-course dinner at Cast & Cut on the main level, followed by the NYE Party on the second level of Snow Park Lodge including live entertainment by the Spazmatics, drink tickets, party favors, a Champagne toast at midnight, and light culinary fare.”

“Party Only Packages ($350) and DAOU Lounge and Dancing Packages ($425) are also available. The resort will also offer on-site childcare by reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.” To purchase tickets, click here



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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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