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Park City Cocktail Contest, Taste of Pendry 2023, and Finca Pintxos Bar

Park City Cocktail Contest winner, Taste of Pendry 2023, and Finca Pintxos Bar opens.


Park City Cocktail Contest Winner

When all the sipping and savoring was finished, the voting began and Park City locals and visitors crowned Reagan Chung of Handle restaurant the winner of this summer’s Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) Savor the Cocktail – and Mocktail – Contest. 

“What an exciting month it was for Park City’s mixology scene as PCARA members served up some of their most inventive sippers yet,” said PCARA Executive Director Ginger Wicks. “A huge thanks to the community who supported the contest with every beverage ordered. We want to extend our congratulations to our cocktail and mocktail winner Reagan Chung with Handle restaurant.

Park City patrons voted Chung’s “Gin” Cocktail and Chung’s “Mocktail #4” this summer’s favorite sippers. Chung will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize ($500 for each category), city-wide bragging rights, and will be featured in a marketing campaign leading into PCARA’s popular fall “Dine About” event. 

Taste of Pendry 2023

On Saturday, August 26th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pendry Park City will host A Taste of Pendry. The folks at the Pendry invite you to join them “for the most delicious event of the summer to experience some of Park City’s newest culinary locales. With endless delectable bites from food stations representing the distinct dining destinations at Pendry Plaza, and refresh with drink tickets to experience featured beer, wine and spirit vendors. Enjoy the incredible slope side views from our plaza, live music from Jake and the Heist, a dedicated Kids Zone, experiential programs and shopping, and much more!”

The event “includes unlimited tastings from our Pendry Plaza dining locales – Dos Olas Cantina, KITA Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, Apres Pendry, Disco Pizza & The Pool House Bar & Grill. This is a casual reception-style outdoor event in our plaza, including our slopeside lawn.”

Tickets are $40 for kids 5-12 and $120 for guests 12 and up and can be purchased at Eventbrite. 

Finca Pintxos Bar Now Open

Restaurateur Scott Evans’ SLC empire (Pago, Finca, Casot, East Liberty Tap House, Hub and Spoke Diner, Emigration Cafe, Pago on Main) continues to expand with the opening of Finca Pintxos Bar, located at 126 Regent Street downtown in the space that was formerly home to Fenice.

According to Evans, “Finca Pintxos Bar is a celebration of Basque small tapas (Pintxos – pronounced ‘peen-cho’s’), GinTonics and Spanish Wine. Our love of Spain continues with a selection of the culinary favorites from Finca 15th & 15th plus over half the menu features dishes developed exclusively for the Pintxos Bar.”

Finca Pintxos Bar is open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Saturday, with lunch service to commence soon, serving tapas, pintxos, fancy drinks, curated wines and more for guests 21 and over. At the helm in the kitchen is Chef Pete Hines in collaboration with Pago Group Chef Partner Phelix Gardner. Bar manager is Fathom Croteau – one of the best names in the biz.  

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