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Celebrate Dad with a Park City Meals, Gifts He Won’t Soon Forget

June 13, 2016 | Ginger Ries

Park City Area Restaurant Association establishments are serving a range of delicious specials and perfect gifts for Father’s Day 

Take dad to a Park City restaurant this Father’s Day for a meal he won’t soon forget.  On Sunday, June 19, restaurants across the Park City area are offering a range of special menus and items, from complimentary lobster at Grub Steak, to Kobe beef burgers at Red Rock, to a bevy of delicious new grill items at Deer Valley Grocery Café. 

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WOW MOM WITH PARK CITY’S DELICIOUS MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS

April 29, 2016 | Ginger Ries

 

Take mom to a Park City restaurant this Mother’s Day for a meal she won’t soon forget. On Sunday, May 8, restaurants across the Park City area are offering a range of special menus and discounts, from full-bore brunches at Ghidotti’s, Grub Steak, Powder and the State Road Tavern, to live music at Riverhorse.  We’ve got something for everyone this Mother’s Day. Join us for a fun, tasty, stress-free and memorable meal.” 

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SERVING AMID THE STARS: PARK CITY RESTAURANTS OPEN DURING SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

January 15, 2016 | Ginger Ries

These are some of the bars, lounges and restaurants that will be open during the annual event.

Park City’s world famous restaurants will stay open for business when Hollywood comes to town.

Even as the Sundance Film Festival takes over much of Historic Park City, you don’t need to be a movie industry insider to get a table at the town’s best bars and restaurants.

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GOBBLE UP PCARA’S THANKSGIVING SPECIALS

November 12, 2015 | Ginger Ries

Park City restaurants are celebrating the holiday with a range of delicious specials. 

Go easy on yourself this Thanksgiving and make your plans with a Park City Area Restaurant. More than a dozen local restaurants and caterers are offering a host of delicious specials, meals and more, sure to make a perfect, stress-free special occasion whether you eat-in or dine-out.

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DEER VALLEY RESORT’S THE BRASS TAG VOTED TOP DRINK AT PCARA SUMMER COCKTAIL CONTEST

August 10, 2015 | Ginger Ries

Deer Valley Resort’s The Brass Tag created the winning cocktail at the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s Summer Cocktail Contest. 

The online contest, which took place July 1-31, 2015 included 16 bars and restaurants that competed this year.  Ballots were cast online by visiting the PCARA website (www.parkcityrestaurants.com).  Voters rated each drink on a 1-to-10 scale judging both flavor and presentation.

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2015 Summer Cocktail Entries

August 10, 2015 | Ginger Ries

PARK CITY COCKTAIL CONTEST ENTRIES

The online contest, which took place July 1-31, 2015 included 16 bars and restaurants that competed this year.  Ballots were cast online by visiting the PCARA website..  Voters rated each drink on a 1-to-10 scale judging both flavor and presentation. 

The Brass Tag’s cocktail, the Evangeline, earned an average 10 out of 10 rating.  This winning cocktail earned 3,287 votes out of 10,526 total votes taking first place. 

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HANDLE JOINS PARK CITY AREA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

April 7, 2015 | Ginger Ries

PARK CITY’S NEW HOME FOR LOCAL AMERICAN CUISINE IS THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE PCARA

Handle, Park City’s new destination for locally-sourced, seasonally-inspired American cuisine — already attracting rave reviews from Salt Lake City to Manhattan — is proud to join the Park City Area Restaurant Association. 

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HIGH WEST LAUNCHES NEW AMERICAN PRAIRIE BOURBON

March 18, 2015 | Ginger Ries

High West Distillery, Park City’s award-winning distillery, is excited to announce a new release of American Prairie Bourbon. American Prairie is a blend of 2, 6 and 13-year-old straight bourbons, one more bourbon than the previous compilation.  The result is a well-balanced marriage of honey nougat, candy corns, sweet corn bread biscuits, Juicy Fruit gum and caramel apples with a dose of cinnamon spice and a long, sweet finish.

 

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BOURYE IS BACK

February 22, 2015 | Ginger Ries

High West’s super-premium blend of bourbon and rye returns.

By popular demand, High West Distillery’s super premium blend of bourbon and rye whiskeys is once again available for purchase in saloons and stores nationwide — including, of course, High West in Park City, the world’s only ski-in distillery. 

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RIVERHORSE ON MAIN AWARDED FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE FOUR-STAR RATING

February 11, 2015 | Ginger Ries

Park City's Culinary Gem One of 148 in U.S., One of Five in Utah to Earn Coveted Award

For 16 years standing, Riverhorse On Main has been recognized among an elite list of restaurants in the nation as a Four-Star award winner from Forbes Travel Guide. For more than 50 years, Forbes Travel Guide has established the benchmark for excellence in global hospitality with its awards. Well known as Park City's culinary gem by locals, visitors and food critics alike, Riverhorse On Main adds the 2015 Forbes distinction to its long list of honors. Riverhorse On Main has been a recipient of the prestigious DiRōNA Award since 1995 and also a time-honored AAA Four Diamond award winner.  

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Deer Valley’s Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

January 2, 2015 | Ginger Ries

SNOW PARK BAKERY & deer valley's
famous jumbo chocolate chip cookies

If you would like to take home any of your favorite desserts from Deer Valley’s restaurants, you can order them from the Snow Park Bakery. Their talented, in-house pastry chefs prepare edible delicacies like velvety cakes, flakey pies, creamy cheesecakes, chewy cookies and much more. Their full-service bakery gladly welcomes individual, banquet and custom orders year-round.  Mix up a batch of their famous jumbo chocolate chip cookies at home.

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LOCAL CELEBRATED CHEF TO APPEAR ON NBC’S TODAY

December 19, 2014 | Ginger Ries

Stein Eriksen Lodge’s Chef Zane Holmquist featured on Christmas Day Special

Stein Eriksen Lodge’s decorated executive chef, Zane Holmquist, is scheduled to appear on NBC’s TODAY—the highest rated national morning show—for their Christmas Day Special.  This is the fourth time that Zane has been invited to appear on the Today Show’s cooking segment.  Chef Holmquist will appear within the 8 am hour MST.

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SUDS UP: RED ROCK DEBUTS ‘FRÖHLICH PILS’ GERMAN PILSNER BEER

September 16, 2014 | Ginger Ries

Utah’s own Red Rock Brewing Company is proud to introduce Fröhlich Pils, a crisp, clean, refreshing new beer brewed using only the finest Pilsner malts, German noble hops and lager yeast.

The beer features a lovely floral and hoppy nose, a distinct hop bitterness and a lingering dry finish.  Unlike industrial beers, which are filled with flavorless starch substitutes, Fröhlich is made with only the finest ingredients, giving it a light body and delicate carbonation that makes it easy for anyone to enjoy.

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Silver Star Cafe Eliminates High Fructose Corn Syrup from Menu

August 25, 2014 | Ginger Ries

As a continuation of its commitment to the health of its customers, Silver Star Café no longer serves any product or uses any ingredient containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Jeff and Lisa Ward, co-owners of Silver Star Café, consider HFCS a health hazard, and don’t wish to offer it to their guests. The Wards had already created a kitchen free of trans fats or hydrogenated oils, and now eliminate high fructose corn syrup as another step in their commitment to authentic, healthy food offerings.

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RED ROCK BREWERY WINS GOLD

April 20, 2014 | Ginger Ries

RED ROCK BREWERY WINS GOLD AT THE 2014 WORLD BEER CUP® AWARDS

Red Rock Brewing Co. brought home Utah’s only Gold Award from the largest commercial beer competition to date at the 2014 World Beer Cup® awards held April 11, in Denver, Colorado.

 

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RIVERHORSE PRESENTS

April 19, 2014 | Ginger Ries

War: What is it good for? 

Well, when it comes to Park City, tasty dishes and saving local pets in need of caring homes. Riverhorse On Main, one of Park City’s most acclaimed restaurants, presents “Chef Wars!” a benefit next month for Friends of Animals Utah, Park City’s favorite animal rescue group.

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HIGH WEST UNVEILS ‘A MIDWINTER NIGHT’S DRAM™’

February 15, 2014 | Ginger Ries

Limited release whiskey to debutED on Valentine’s Day.

Merry wanderers of the night, take heed! High West Distillery & Saloon, Park City’s award-winning, ski-in gastro-distillery, is proud to announce the release of its latest spirit, A Midwinter Night’s Dram™. Named after Shakespeare’s comedy about love “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the newest whiskey will debut on Valentine’s Day just in time to help keep you warm through the rest of the winter.

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STEIN ERIKSEN LODGE EARNS HIGHEST RANKING FROM FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE

January 29, 2014 | Ginger Ries

Forbes Travel Guide announced that it has again awarded Stein Eriksen Lodge and The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge the prestigious Forbes Five-Star award. This marks the seventh consecutive year the Lodge has been bestowed with the hospitality industry's highest honors, maintaining Stein Eriksen Lodge's position among an elite list of 97 prestigious lodging establishments in the world and Utah's only establishment to earn the distinction. It is the third year in a row The Spa has received a Five-Star standing, making it one of only 41 spas globally to achieve the award.  In addition, the Glitretind restaurant, located within Stein Eriksen Lodge, received a Four-Star award for the seventh consecutive year.

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BEERS OR BUST: THE BEST SKI TOWN BREWERIES

October 10, 2013 | Ginger Ries

 

WASATCH BREW PUB MAKES THE TOP five!


In honor of the Great American Beer Festival that kicks off in Denver this week, check out the list of the top ski town breweries. From Deschutes Brewery in Oregon to the Vermont favorite Magic Hat Brewing Company and everywhere in between, ski.curbed.com found the best breweries to soothe your tired ski legs. 

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RIVERHORSE ON MAIN AWARDED FORBES FOUR-STAR RATING

April 30, 2013 | Ginger Ries

PARK CITY'S CULINARY GEM RATED AMONG NORTH AMERICA'S 2013 
TOP 200 RESTAURANTS IN U.S.

For the 15th straight year, Riverhorse On Main received a Four-Star Rating among Forbes Travel Guide's 2013 Star Award winners. Well known as Park City's culinary gem by locals, visitors and food critics alike, Riverhorse On Main adds the 2013 Forbes distinction to its long list of honors. Riverhorse On Main has been a recipient of the prestigious DiRōNA Award since 1995 and also a time-honored AAA Four Diamond award-winner. 

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Don't Forget About Italy's White Wines

February 25, 2013 | Ginger Ries

Don't Forget About Italy's White Wines

by Ted Scheffler

Italy is justifiably renowned for its red wines: big bold Barolos, Chianti, Amarone, Barbaresco, Sangiovese and the like. But don’t overlook the white wines of Italy. There are many great ones, and high-quality whites from Italy can be pretty economical, especially compared to German and French counterparts.

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REEF’S PROUDLY UNVEILS NEW SUSTAINABLE MENU

February 13, 2013 | Ginger Ries

LOCAL RESTAURANT MAINTAINS ITS COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE, HORMONE-FREE POULTRY, MEAT AND FISH

Reef’s Restaurant, a family-owned, Middle-Eastern gem in the heart of Park City, is pleased to announce its new sustainable menu. The menu showcases Reef’s ongoing commitment to fresh, all-natural, sustainably farmed ingredients—and, of course, its commitment to creative, colorful dining.

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SHABU SHOWCASES NEW, EXTENSIVE GLUTEN-FREE MENU

January 5, 2013 | Ginger Ries

PARK CITY RESTAURANT SHOWCASES TRADITIONAL, “FREESTYLE” AND GLUTEN-FREE ASIAN CUISINE

Shabu, a locally owned, critically acclaimed Asian fusion restaurant in the heart of Park City, has formally announced its new winter gluten-free menu. This season’s menu blends Chef Bob Valaika’s unconventional approach to traditional Asian cuisine with enough excellent gluten-free options to warrant a separate, full-length gluten-free menu.

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PARK CITY WINNING COCKTAILS

November 9, 2012 | Ginger Ries

WINNING COCKTAILS FROM THE PARK CITY COCKTAIL CONTEST

Since 2006 the Park City Area Restaurant Association has been hosting the Park City Cocktail Contest. Over the years local mixologists have competed to create a cocktail that would represent the spirit of Park City. The winning mixologist at each event received a $100 cash prize, a trophy and, in a town with close to 30 bars, serious bragging rights. The drinks were also be made available for purchase after the event, and it will appeared on drink menus throughout Park City.

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