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Moveable Feast, Chicken Joints, and Freestyle Feasts at Deer Valley

The Utah episode of PBS’ Moveable Feast is now available, Deer Valley hosts Freestyle Feasts during the Freestyle World Cup, and Chicken restaurants get a shake-up.


Utah Episode of Moveable Feast Now Airing

As I wrote a couple months ago, PBS’ Moveable Feast culinary TV series visited Utah this summer, filming at Log Haven restaurant and Lookout Cabin at Park City Mountain as part of their celebratory 10th season. 

When host Alex Thomopoulous and her crew filmed at Log Haven, featured chefs were Log Haven’s Dave Jones, Pretty Bird’s Viet Pham, and Saffron Valley’s Lavanya Mahate. The episode also featured local purveyors and producers: New Roots Community Farm, Bombay Foods, and Wonderlands Mushrooms It was a big deal. 

Well, the Log Haven episode is now available to watch streaming on Apple TV and for PBS Passport subscribers. I’ve watched the show and it’s a terrific one, showcasing many of Utah’s best chefs and purveyors. The Lookout Cabin episode is scheduled to begin airing on December 16th. 

Freestyle Feasts at Deer Valley

Deer Valley Resort hosts the 2024 Intermountain Health International FIS Freestyle World Cup, February 1-3, 2024, with plenty of high-flying action, including moguls, aerials, and dual moguls competitions at night, under the lights. 

The event is free and open to the public. However, if you want to enjoy fab food and drink indoors during the freestyle competitions, you’ll want to purchase VIP Freestyle Feast tickets which includes access to the VIP Tent at the base of the competition venue, a VIP gift, premier indoor and outdoor viewing, delicious libations including beer and wine, and a full gourmet dinner buffet provided by Deer Valley’s chefs, including their famous turkey chili. For more information and to purchase VIP Freestyle Feast tickets, click here

In addition, Fresh Tracks Kitchen cafeteria and bar will be open with extended hours during the FIS Freestyle World Cup, offering a limited menu. 

Crack Shack Out; Houston TX Hot Chicken In

Last spring I wrote an article called “Chickened Out,” which was a roundup of local chicken joints, especially the trending Nashville-style hot chicken eateries. In that article I mentioned Houston TX Hot Chicken in Lehi – which I liked a lot – and also SLC’s Crack Shack, which I was less impressed with. 

Well, apparently I wasn’t alone. Utah’s five Crack Shack locations – SLC, Murray, Riverton, Lehi & St. George – will be transformed in Houston TX Hot Chicken locations by the Savory Restaurant Fund, which also operated Utah businesses such as R&R Barbeque, Mo’ Bettahs, Swig, and Hash Kitchen. 

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