August 26, 2015 | Ginger Ries
SAVE A SEAT! PARK CITY’S ‘DINE ABOUT’ RETURNS OCT. 1-11
For those coming from out of town, or looking for a weekend getaway, Stay Park City is offering great lodging rates at incredible accommodations for this special annual restaurant festival.
Clear your calendar and close the kitchen: Park City Area Restaurant Association’s “Dine About” returns for its third straight year this fall.
This 11-day extravaganza, from Thursday, Oct. 1, to Sunday, Oct. 11, features affordable and delicious two-course lunches and three-course dinners from your favorite area restaurants.
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.
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.
May 18, 2015 | Ginger Ries
CHEF SETH ADAMS HOSTS THREE AWARD-WINNING CHEFS AND A MASTER COFFEE BREWER. THIS IS ONE STAR-STUDDED DINNER PARTY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS.
The Celebrity Chef Tour returns to Riverhorse on Main this spring for an evening of food, wine and camaraderie. Award-winning chef Seth Adams will host James Beard Award Nominee Martin Rios, owner and executive chef of elegant Restaurant Martin in Santa Fe and long list nominee Charleen Badman, the owner and executive chef of Arizona’s beloved FnB, Bodega Market and AZ Wine Merchants; Gabe Kennedy, a globe-trotting chef who won ABC’s “The Taste” and has served as private chef to professional athletes, foreign dignitaries and the Clinton family. And two celebrated local Utah Chefs; Chefs Briar Handly and Katie Weinner.
April 29, 2015 | Ginger Ries
Take mom to a Park City restaurant this Mother’s Day for a meal she won’t soon forget. On Sunday, May 10, restaurants across the Park City area are offering a range of special menus and discounts. For those who prefer the comfort of home, Deer Valley Grocery~Café, Done to Your Taste and Cuisine Unlimited are offering a host of delicious take-home dishes that will keep you from having to labor away in the kitchen — and quickly turn you into mom’s favorite.
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.
March 26, 2015 | Ginger Ries
Celebrate Easter with Park City-area restaurants, several are serving a wide range of delicious brunches, prix-fixe menus, and special dishes. Whether you live in Park City or you’re simply visiting, join us at one of Park City’s world-renowned restaurants for truly tasty and memorable meals.
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.
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.
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.
February 2, 2015 | Ginger Ries
Take your special someone to one of Park City’s acclaimed restaurants this Valentine’s Day.
Famed local establishments will be hosting romantic prix fixe dinners, wine tastings and more. If you’re looking for a special table for two Valentine’s Day, there’s no better place than one of our world-famous restaurants. No matter what your taste or price point, we’ve got you covered: you and your date are sure to have a fantastic date night out.
January 26, 2015 | Ginger Ries
Better start counting down to kick-off!
Park City’s all-star roster of world-famous restaurants are serving an entire lineup of Super Bowl specials Feb. 1. Bring your party for the Big Game and let one of our bars and restaurants handle all the cooking and cleanup! Whether it’s pizza and wings or wine tasting, you’ll be sure to have a blast.
Here are the restaurants bringing out their special teams for the Super Bowl:
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.
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.
December 8, 2014 | Ginger Ries
Stein Eriksen Lodge Creates Impressive Frozen Arendelle Gingerbread Display
Lodge's Norwegian Roots and Pop Culture Combine for Fanciful Holiday Scene
Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah's only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort, is paying homage to its Norwegian roots and capitalizing on the mass appeal of Disney's Frozen by creating a crowd-pleasing, intricate gingerbread display of Anna and Elsa's Arendelle castle in its frozen state. The majestically frozen Norwegian kingdom was unveiled today and is featured prominently in the Main Lodge next to a towering 32-foot, lavishly decorated tree to delight and awe guests of all ages.
October 13, 2014 | Ginger Ries
The leaves are changing, temperatures have dipped and winter’s just around the corner. But with ski resorts still closed until mid November, local restaurants are temporarily closing or adjusting their hours to ready for Park City’s world-famous ski season.
September 22, 2014 | Ginger Ries
Winter and summer get all the attention, but fall may be Park City’s most beautiful season. And with the start of autumn just a few weeks away, the Eating Establishment will be celebrating the season with a new early-dinner prix fixe special starting this week.
Every Thursday to Monday through Dec. 15, take advantage of delicious three-course meals being served from 5 to 7 p.m., all for just $15.99. Selections each week will include choice of a soup or salad; followed by a mouth-watering entrée like pasta primavera, sautéed cod with rum and mint sauce, or chicken parmesan with a side of pasta; and a classic dessert like apple tart.
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.
September 4, 2014 | Ginger Ries
Park city Dine About returns October 1-12
The second annual Park City Area Restaurant Association “Dine About” arrives this fall. The 12-day extravaganza, from Wednesday, Oct. 1, to Sunday, Oct. 12, features affordable and delicious two-course lunches and three-course dinners from your favorite area restaurants.
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.
April 30, 2014 | Ginger Ries
On Sunday, May 11, restaurants across the Park City area are offering a range of special menus and discounts, from a delicious Tuscan Italian three-course meal at Grappa to Glitretind’s famous buffet chock-full of more than two dozen items. And for those who prefer the comfort of home, Deer Valley Grocery Café and Cuisine Unlimited are both offering a host of delicious take-home dishes that will keep you from having to labor away in the kitchen — and quickly turn you into mom’s favorite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 18, 2013 | Ginger Ries
LOCAL RESTAURANTS ARE OFFERING SPECIAL MENUS AND CELEBRATIONS
The Park City Area Restaurant Association invites friends and neighbors from across the region to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve with its member restaurants this month, which are offering special menus for the holidays.
November 1, 2013 | Ginger Ries
Numerous restaurants in the Park City area will be open for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 28 and offer a holiday menu for diners who would rather leave the cooking to someone else. Whether you'll be joining one of our restuants for a full dinner, or simply picking-up something to bring to the celebration, you can forget the stress of cooking and cleaning and instead just relax and join the holiday!
October 31, 2013 | Ginger Ries
The snow is falling and winter’s just around the corner. But with ski resorts still closed until December, restaurants are temporarily closing or adjusting their hours to gear up and get ready for Park City’s world-famous ski season. Here are the respective closing dates or schedule amendments for the restaurants, which are all members of the Park City Area Restaurant Association:
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.
September 20, 2013 | Ginger Ries
SKI MAGAZINE READERS RANK PARK CITY'S THREE RESORTS IN THE TOP TEN!
The readers of SKI magazine have officially declared their admiration for Park City’s three world-class resorts – Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and Canyons Resort. For the second year in a row, Park City’s three resorts all placed in the top ten with Deer Valley Resort ranked #2, Park City Mountain Resort #5, and Canyons Resort #10. Every fall the magazine’s highly anticipated Reader Resort Survey hits the stands and informs the world of how North American ski resorts rank in the opinions of its knowledgeable readers.
August 16, 2013 | Ginger Ries
Detroit has always been a gritty city, a place of grime and gumption—not as tame as more esthète metropolises like Los Angeles, Miami or even New York, which has become gentrified nearly beyond recognition. So it’s not surprising that the Motor City spawned the in-your-face sounds of MC5, Iggy & the Stooges, The White Stripes, Eminem, Kid Rock and Motown. Lately, though, Detroit could be compared to a heavyweight fighter who’s on his last rubbery leg: staggered and woozy but not quite knocked out.
Why all the talk about Detroit? Well, it’s because Park City restaurateur Bill White, who hails originally from Michigan, has, with his newest venture, Billy Blanco’s, created a vibrant homage to the Motor City—a place of fast machines, no-nonsense food and loud music.
By Ted Scheffler
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.