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Local First Utah Blog

Let Them Eat Cake! (Plus Sweet Popcorn & Peach Verrines)

12 September 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Meet three amazing food purveyors who will treat Celebrate the Bounty guests to some delightfully delicious desserts! Les Madeleines Picture this: a light, fluffy peach mousse layered with moist cake and topped with crystalized ginger!  Well, you can do more than just picture it if you’re coming to Celebrate the…

Appealing Pairings

11 September 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
The idea of regional pairings isn’t new. The time honored tradition of “terroir” suggests that the best ways to pair food and drink is to simply match items from the same region. We think that’s true of our Utah food artisans as well. Liz Butcher could search far and wide…

Celebrate the Birthday!

04 September 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Pop Quiz: Name three things that Amour Spreads, Beehive Cheese, and Laziz Middle Eastern Spreads have in common… All three are celebrated Utah food artisans. Their products are available at Liberty Heights Fresh Along with Liberty Heights Fresh, they are coming to Celebrate the Bounty ! Currently at Local First…

Thank You to Merco Local: Founding Member of the Local First Leaders Circle

30 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
The Local First Leaders Circle is growing! This group of community-minded business owners provides financial support for Local First Utah. Their $1000 annual sponsorship allows us to fulfill our mission, which is to empower a movement recognizing the value and vitality of locally owned, independent businesses to our communities and…

The Art of Authenticity

29 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Caffe Molise Fettuccine Alfredo is nowhere to be found on the menu at Caffe Molise. If you were to dine in Molise, Italy, the region for which Caffe Molise is named, you would be hard pressed to find it on a restaurant menu there either. Caffe Molise serves authentic Italian…

Servin' It Up at Celebrate the Bounty

22 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Throwing a party like Celebrate the Bounty requires a lot of attention to detail. Sure, there’s the food and the drinks, but by no means are those the only stars of the evening. Especially for You Flowers and Momentum Recycling are coming to the table by donating their services in…

The Food That Loves Us Unconditionally

20 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
One of the great wonders of traveling is experiencing new flavors and new cuisines. A corresponding delight is coming home to food that represents far more than just a full belly: Comfort food.  Two Celebrate the Bounty restaurants who have made their own mark on the traditions of comfort food…

An International Tradition with a Local Spin

15 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
The tradition of tapas dining has evolved through Spanish history, incorporating elements of Italian and North African cuisine, presented on small, diverse plates. We’re excited to feature two restaurants specializing in tapas at Celebrate the Bounty: Finca and Meditrina. Finca The name Finca is derived from the Spanish word for…

New at Celebrate the Bounty!

13 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Cucina Vanina After moving to the United States from Italy, nostalgia and passion for the cuisine of her home country inspired Vanina Pirollo to start a personal chef business, reviving and refining traditional recipes that had been passed down to her from her grandparents. Her success as a personal chef…

"We Couldn't Do It Without Them"

21 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Celebrate the Bounty is more than just a great party. It's also the cornerstone fundraising event for Local First Utah. Take a few minutes to listen Bleu Adams, owner of the Black Sheep Cafe and Blue Pablano in Provo, as she talks about what Local First Utah means to her…

"It All Stays in the Community"

07 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Why does former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon support Local First Utah?  Watch this video, from last year's Celebrate the Bounty, to find out! 

Join the Local First Utah Team

05 August 2013 Published in Local First Utah Blog
Local First Utah is now seeking a part time intern for the fall semester. Internship Overview The Salt Lake City Economic Development team, in collaboration with Local First Utah, supports the efforts of the local, small business community by strengthening community partnerships and providing resources to help enhance, beautify, and…