Celebrate the bounty – $130 giveaway!

Celebrate The Boungty 2016 - Red Iguana
Celebrate The Bounty 2016 – Red Iguana

One more event for your calendar – and this time – a chance to win tickets to boot! Celebrate The Bounty is the last major foodie event of the season, before we all hunker down and hibernate.

The event benefits Local First Utah, the local organization that seeks to energize and promote the buy local movement; from Logan to St. George, Vernal to Delta and just about everywhere in between, LFU works to catalyze buy local movements in our rural communities, and build dynamic independently driven neighborhoods in our urban centers.

Celebrate The Bounty is held on November 9th (7-10 p.m.) at the Rico’s Warehouse, and is your last chance of the year to party with the foodie crowd. Seriously, we’ll be three feet under the white stuff soon, eating nothing but turkey and leftover mashed potatoes for two months. Actually that doesn’t sound too bad, but still…

This years Celebrate The Bounty features more than a dozen of Utah’s finest, at time of print including:

* Avenues Bistro
* Cafe Trio
* Dough Co
* Even Stevens
* Frida Bistro
* Laziz Kitchen
* Normal Ice Cream
* Provisions
* San Diablo Churros
* The Wild Rose

In addition to bites, there will be handcrafted cocktails, local wine and beer too. And while you’re sipping and sampling you can also grab some awesome local products from a variety of local businesses. A silent auction runs through the night with prizes from the likes of: Cotopaxi, Epic Brewing, Chocolate Conspiracy, Kerij Jewelry, Basalt Day Spa, New World Distillery, Vive Juicery and many more.

Tickets are just $55 ($65 if you’re drinking) and can be purchased online at:

Celebrate The Bounty 2016 - Even Stevens
Celebrate The Bounty 2016 – Even Stevens

We have two tickets to giveaway to the event as well – worth $130 in total.

To enter our giveaway and stand a chance at snagging a pair of tickets to the event, simply comment on this post and let us know: “What’s your favorite fall food?”. For a second entry and a better chance at winning, make sure you’re also subscribed to our email list as well – we’ll put your name in the hat twice. You’ll find the signup form to our email list on the top right hand side of the page.

We’ll select one lucky winner on Friday, November 3rd and reach out directly via email, the prize 2x tickets worth $65 each. Please note this is a 21+ only event.

Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you!  I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune.  I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.

I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade.   I’m largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand.  I ate all the pies.

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  1. Autumn couscous! With butternut squash, cranberries, pecans and onion, with a delicious sauce. Vegan, and amazing!!!

  2. Soups soups and more soups! Well, more like stews actually. Split pea soup slow cooked with a big ham bone has been a favorite since I was a kid (back when my mother used to call it Swamp Monster Soup). Still a traditional fall staple around my house and theirs.

  3. Sweet potato pie and roasted sweet medley with butternut squash. And a crisp mountain west cider beer to gulp it alllll down! Nom nom

  4. The smoky glazed short ribs with an autumn panzenella salad (beets, butternut squash, zucchini, pine nuts, cranberries, stuff like that) that I make….that’s my favorite fall food.

  5. My favorite food for fall is The Mufongo Stuffing my mom makes and Coquito to drink. It is the best!

  6. Every year Pumpkin Risotto made from one of our fall decorative display of squashes picked up from the Farmer’s Market is a must!

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