Food & Drink

Pintxos y Libros, Hugo Coffee at SLC Airport, and Eat Drink SLC Fundraiser

Finca Pintxos Bar offers an evening of tequila and tapas, Hugo Coffee opens at SLC Airport, and Eat Drink SLC raises money for nonprofits.


Pintxos y Libros

The folks at Finca Pintxos Bar will host a unique evening filled with tequila and tapas with special guest and author Clayton Szczech who will be on hand to discuss his new book A Field Guide to Tequila: What It Is, Where It’s From, and How to Taste It. The Pintxos y Libros event will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 19th. 

The evening includes a welcome Margarita, followed by tortilla española paired with Blanco Tequila, then a second course of bacon-wrapped dates (datiles) and Reposado Tequila. A third course will be wood-roasted cauliflower (coliflor) paired with Anejo Tequila and then tosta de setas (roasted mushrooms) and pork-stuffed piquillo peppers paired with a Tequila Cocktail. The cost is $27 for the pintxos and tapas and $40 plus tax & gratuity for the tequila pairings. Tickets can be purchased online. 

Hugo Coffee at SLC Airport

Park City-based Hugo Coffee Roasters has opened its latest cafe at the Salt Lake City International Airport’s Concourse A. Hugo is a unique coffee company with a heart. Their mission is simple yet profound: “to save animals by selling fantastic, fair-trade, organic coffee. Every cup of Hugo Coffee means support for small animal rescues across the nation, making it the preferred choice for coffee aficionados with a passion for animals.”

Caudia McMullin, the proud owner of Hugo Coffee Roasters, shared her excitement, “Bringing Hugo Coffee to the SLC Airport is more than just about serving coffee. It’s about expanding our mission to save animals. Every traveler stopping by for a cup is not only getting a taste of our fantastic, fair-trade, organic brew, but they’re also becoming a part of our vision – to be the go-to coffee for animal lovers nationwide.”

Hugo Coffee Roasters stands out in the coffee world due to its dual commitment: creating exceptional coffee and supporting animal rescue organizations. Their ethos, “Coffee with a Paws,” embodies this dual mission. Every online purchase from Hugo directly supports small animal rescues throughout the nation, a mission they’re eager to amplify with their new airport location.

Eat Drink SLC Raises $52,000 for Nonprofits

This note came across my desk this week from Eat Drink SLC regarding September’s fundraising event. 

“Congratulations to all of our patrons, restaurant and libation partners, volunteers and sponsors! Together, we raised $52,000 for three local nonprofit beneficiaries who do good work, fill a big need in the community, and pack a bang for the buck:

$27,000 for Women of the World. This nonprofit empowers forcibly displaced women and helps them achieve self-reliance and economic success. When you read about refugees and other displaced people, this is one of the places where they get help, strengthening themselves, their families, and establishing their voice.

$12,500 to Tracy Aviary. Eat Drink’s host and a main organizer of the event, the Aviary represents an oasis of green space, learning, and activity. 2024 marks a major expansion to its Jordan River Nature Center, an incredible jewel in an underserved part of our community.

$12,500 to SB Dance. Did you know that Eat Drink is the adult child of a SB Dance theater event? Still a key organizer, this small but powerful arts group is the creator of an unique outdoor pop-up program called Curbside Theater that tours the valley and state every summer.

We did this together as people who love, appreciate, and want to share culinary experiences. Let’s do it again next year. Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Eat Drink SLC on September 11th and 12th, 2024. Tickets go on sale in early June.”

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