Thursday night at Liberty Park was one for the ages. The greatest minds in food and drink came together to provide food fanatics like myself with some of the best tastings this side of the valley. Eat Drink SLC kicked off its first-ever event with more than 15 local restaurants, five distilleries, four breweries and 18 vineyards—it’s no surprise that this event sold out so quickly. Tracy Aviary played host to the event as we drank it up with peacocks and pigeons alike. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Tracy Aviary, Communidades Unidas and SB Dance. As we walked from booth to booth eating and drinking and eating some more, the allure of the Aviary made us feel as though we were in a remote jungle, glamping the night away with the best food Salt Lake had to offer. Whether you were craving a delicious almond muffin or a slice of freshly baked pizza pie, there was something for everyone. SLUG writer Amanda Rock and I explored every flavor that the event had to offer, even going so far as to eat a perfume rich lavender garnish, mistaking it for a candied treat. Keep your eyes peeled and your stomach empty for the next Eat Drink SLC in the coming year.
Check out Amanda Rock’s excellent event recap!