Park City Area Restaurant Association Blog - What's Fresh

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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PARK CITY RESTAURANTS UNVEIL EASTER SPECIALS

April 13, 2014 | Ginger Ries

Celebrate Easter with Park City-area restaurants this month, which are serving a wide range of delicious brunches, prix-fixe menus, and special dishes.

 “Easter is such a special time for friends and family to enjoy great food together,” PCARA Executive Director Ginger Ries said. “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.”

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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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DEER VALLEY RESORT'S EBS LOUNGE LIVE MUSIC OFFERINGS

January 8, 2014 | Ginger Ries

DEER VALLEY RESORT TO FEATURE LIVE MUSIC AT EBS LOUNGE

FAVORITE APRÈS-SKI LOUNGE TO HOST MUSICIANS SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS

Deer Valley Resort’s EBS Lounge, a favorite Après-ski destination, is featuring live musical events through the winter season on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 3 to 6 p.m. Located on the upper level of Snow Park Lodge, EBS Lounge will be home to three talented musicians this winter: Michael Roger, Alicia Stockman and Ché Zuro.

 

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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS & THE NEW YEAR IN PARK CITY

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.

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FEAST ON THANKSGIVING OFFERINGS FROM PARK CITY AREA RESTAURANTS

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!

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PARK CITY AREA RESTAURANTS CLOSE FOR FALL SHOULDER SEASON

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:

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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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PARK CITY'S THREE RESORTS RANK IN THE TOP TEN!

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.

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2014 SUNDANCE FILE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF FOR UTAH RESIDENTS

September 18, 2013 | Ginger Ries

2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF FOR UTAH RESIDENTS

Sundance Institute will once again offer exclusive events and priority pass and ticket availability for the approximately 15,000 Utahns who attend the Sundance Film Festival® each year. The Sundance Film Festival will be January 16 through 26, 2014

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Billy Blanco's New Park City Restaurant Homage To Motor City

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.

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SAVOR THE SUMMIT TO FEATURE 30 RESTAURANTS

May 13, 2013 | Ginger Ries

‘SAVOR THE SUMMIT’ 
TO FEATURE 30 RESTAURANTS

PARK CITY’S LONGEST OUTDOOR DINNER PARTY RETURNS JUNE 22.

Fire up the ovens and shine the silverware — thirty local restaurants are taking part in the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s annual “Savor the Summit” outdoor dinner party and concert Saturday, June 22.

Hundreds of residents and visitors will sit together at the summit’s “Grande Table,” which will run down the center of Historic Main Street and the heart of Park City’s renowned restaurant district. The 30 participating restaurants will offer their choices of dinner and drinks, with menu prices ranging from $40 to $150 per person. You don't need a ticket, but you do need to make a reservation with the restaurant of your choice.

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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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GRUB STEAK ANNOUNCES SPRING ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION

April 25, 2013 | Ginger Ries

Grub Steak Restaurant, Park City’s Western Steak House since 1976, is celebrating its 37th anniversary this spring with the return of its annual “locals special:” 37 percent off all adult dinner entrees.

Diners are asked to mention the discount to their wait staff upon arriving. The offer is not valid with any other promotion. The anniversary celebration started on Thursday, April 18.

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STROLL OF PARK CITY RETURNS FOR FOOD & WINE CLASSIC

April 17, 2013 | Ginger Ries

‘STROLL OF PARK CITY’ 
RETURNS FOR FOOD & WINE CLASSIC

PARK CITY’S FAMOUS FOOD-AND-WINE CELEBRATION RETURNS THIS SUMMER.

Back by popular demand and now larger than ever, the “Stroll of Park City” returns to Main Street Friday, July 12, as part of the Park City Food & Wine Classic July 10-14.

Mingle with fellow neighbors, sample gourmet treats and sip wine while walking through Park City’s world-famous downtown, where favorite local restaurants and wineries from across the world will serve hand-picked selections of wine and delicious culinary morsels.

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Park City's Premier Summer Events

April 13, 2013 | Ginger Ries

MAIN STREET: THE HOME OF PARK CITY’S TOP SUMMER EVENTS

Park City’s premier summer events return to Historic Main Street this season. The 0.8-mile stretch of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants will host music performances, arts festivals, outdoor dinner parties and much more.

 

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PARK CITY FOOD & WINE SEMINARS NOW ON SALE!

March 24, 2013 | Ginger Ries

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR FOOD & WINE SEMINARS

Park City’s famous food-and-wine festival returns this summer.

The cork’s popped and the oven’s hot: Tickets to the signature collection of marquee seminars of the ninth-annual Park City Food & Wine Classic are now on sale. 

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SKY CELEBRATES SPRING WITH APRES SKI & EASTER OFFERINGS

March 18, 2013 | Ginger Ries

SKY CELEBRATES SPRING WITH APRÈS SKI & EASTER OFFERINGS

SKY (formerly The Sky Lodge) celebrates Park City’s beautiful spring season with special offerings for the St. Patrick’s Day and Easter holidays in the heart of Historic Park City. Two new food and beverage amenities, Table One and Tavern, invite locals and visitors to mark these occasions with seasonal offerings. Sky Blue will continue to host après ski festivities on the weekends.

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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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ESCALA PROVISIONS COMPANY

January 24, 2013 | Ginger Ries

LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD, NON-PARK CITY PRICES

BY Ted Scheffler

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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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Interview with Hans Fuegi, Owner of Grub Steak Restaurant in Park City

December 26, 2012 | Ginger Ries

Kirsten Fox, Founder and CEO of Culinary Wine Institute, got some time to sit down with Hans Fuegi, owner of Grub Steak Restaurant, a favorite in Park City, Utah. The two discussed the history and future of the restaurant, and how to keep a dedicated and well-trained staff in a seasonal town. The Grub Steak plans to use Culinary Wine Institute’s online education to keep its veteran and rookie staff trained on basic wine concepts.

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THE SKY LODGE DEBUTS NEW FOOD & BEVERAGE CONCEPTS

December 14, 2012 | Ginger Ries

THE SKY LODGE IN PARK CITY DEBUTS NEW FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONCEPTS

Table One and Tavern Offer the Latest Gastronomic and Beverage Trends to the Heart of Main Street. The Sky Lodge, the only resort offering on Park City’s Historic Main Street, is pleased to introduce two, exciting culinary concepts to guests, Park City residents and visitors. Table One will be a higher-end dining offering while Tavern, an artisan bar, will be an intimate, gastro pub experience. Located in the historic Utah Coal & Lumber building, both venues will incorporate the latest trends in food and beverage while offering personalized, attentive service from a seasoned staff.

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DISCOVER DELICIOUS NEW DISHES

December 8, 2012 | Ginger Ries

DEER VALLEY DINING ~ DISCOVER DELICIOUS NEW DISHES

by Ted Scheffler

When Deer Valley Resort today, Dec. 8, visitors will discover some significant changes to the dining scene. Never content to rest on their laurels, regardless of the mountain of awards they’ve garnered, the folks at Deer Valley strive to improve with each new ski season. At a recent tasting to sample some of the new dishes being offered at Deer Valley Resort restaurants, I have to admit I was mightily impressed—not an easy feat given the already stellar food and service that Deer Valley offers.

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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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PARK CITY SUSHI

November 1, 2012 | Ginger Ries

PARK CITY SUSHI

one new, one old fave: SUSHI blue yuki arashi

by ted scheffler

Park City is best known for skiing, not sushi. However, that may soon change. Two of the best contemporary Asian restaurants I’ve ever set foot in are located in Utah’s glitzy ski town. One is new; the other has been around a while. Both are well worth an excursion to Park City.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO RED ROCK!

October 21, 2012 | Ginger Ries

Great american beer festival 2012

We at Red Rock are very proud to announce our 2012 bronze, silver and gold medal wins at the Great American Beer Festival.

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MOUNTAIN DERBY IS THE KING OF THE COCKTAILS

October 13, 2012 | Ginger Ries

KING OF THE COCKTAILS

Montage Deer Valley Mixes Winning Concoction at Annual PARK CITY COCKTAIL Contest

Dave Wallace representing the Montage Deer Valley, concocted the winning cocktail Friday night, when a panel selected this original cocktail, the Mountain Derby as Park City’s “Signature Cocktail” for fall and winter 2012-13. The Mountain Derby beat submissions from 13 other local bartenders and mixologists, who together took part in the Park City Restaurant Association’s fall and winter cocktail contest, which was held at The Sidecar.

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PARK CITY AREA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES MOBILE SITE

October 2, 2012 | Ginger Ries

New Design Provides Easier Navigation and Restaurant Search

The Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) has launched a new mobile site, compatible with all handheld devices, to help Park City diners discover local restaurants and tasty eats while on the go. Designed specifically for the smaller screens of mobile and handheld devices, PCARA’s website has been simplified for easy navigation while enhancing the features of PCARA’s interactive restaurant search, which includes a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars.

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2012 Spring Park City Cocktail

June 5, 2012 | Ginger Ries

FLOWER & PINE the winning cocktail!

September Bickmore of Deer Valley Grocery~Café, produced the winning cocktail Wednesday night, when a panel selected this original cocktail, “Flower & Pine” as Park City’s “Signature Cocktail” for spring and summer 2012. 

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SHOULDER SEASON CLOSING DATES

April 24, 2012 | Ginger Ries

With the end of the 2011-2012 ski season, a number of restaurants in the Park City area are temporarily closing. The restaurants, upon reopening, will have adjusted operating hours for spring and summer. Visit the Restaurant Directory for current Spring/Summer hours.

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2011 Fall Park City Cocktail Contest Winner

November 23, 2011 | Ginger Ries

The Pommard

Cody Childers from Easy Street was awarded local bragging rights at the Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) Winter Cocktail Contest held October 25th. His award winning concoction "The Pommard" was dubbed Park City’s official winter cocktail for the 2011/2012 season by a panel of local judges and will be available in restaurants and bars throughout Park City.

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