High West Commits $1 Million to Protect the West

I’m way late on getting this one out, but felt it was important to share due to the sheer size of the commitment and the impact to our community. See below.

High West, the Park City-based distillery known for its meticulously sourced and innovatively blended whiskeys, announces today its Protect the West initiative, a $1 million commitment over the next three years to protect the land and its inhabitants. The announcement coincides with the national release of High West’s seasonal bottle Campfire, one of the brand’s most unique and iconic expressions. In honor of Campfire, the first donation will benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the brave few who run towards the fire, including the wildfires increasingly plaguing the West. 

Since opening its doors in 2007, High West has witnessed firsthand how the West has been impacted by a rapidly changing climate, resulting in higher temperatures, severe droughts, drier forests and reduced snowpack. Immediately taking note, the brand has donated more than $1M to nonprofits to date, with the majority of those funds going toward organizations protecting the West and its inhabitants. Now, High West is reaffirming and strengthening this commitment to its own backyard. As part of the Protect the West initiative, High West will partner with organizations that share High West’s passion for the West and whose conservation efforts fall into three focus areas: the fight against wildfires, protecting winters and wildland preservation. 

“Now is not the time for us to sit on the sidelines. Our home in the West and everything we love about it is in more and more danger every year,” said Daniel Schear, General Manager of High West. “We’re building on our past work with this $1 million commitment to protect the West, and we are excited to work with those who are also passionate about saving this beautiful part of the world we call home.”

The $150,000 inaugural donation will be split between three organizations to support them in their crucial missions. Future donations will be announced over the course of the next three years as High West continues to identify and support organizations striving to Protect the West. 

●      Wildland Firefighter Foundation, dedicated to helping the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assisting injured firefighters and their families. 

●      Protect Our Winters, a community of athletes, scientists, creatives, and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies to protect our outdoor playgrounds from climate change.

●      American Prairie, creating the largest nature reserve in the contiguous United States by purchasing critical habitat that connects a vast network of existing public lands for wildlife conservation and public access. 

In recognition of the Campfire release and to continue supporting the brave protectors who defend us from fires each and every day, High West is donating $50,000 to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and matching consumer donations up to an additional $50,000. The American West is burning more quickly than it has in a decade, and over three million acres of U.S. land – almost the size of  Connecticut – have burned so far this year. The donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation will directly benefit the families of fallen and injured firefighters, honoring those who tirelessly work to protect our lands. 

Park City Restaurants Announce Fall Hours

From the Park City Area Restaurant Association:

Autumn has arrived, and Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) members are shifting gears – and hours – to accommodate guests through shoulder season and prepare for what will be a lively, bustling winter to come.    

“Some restaurants will scale back to gear up for a busy winter ahead, while others will continue with their regular hours through shoulder season to serve our loyal locals and fall visitors,” Park City Area Restaurant Association Executive Director Ginger Wicks said. “Autumn harvest brings such an abundance of locally-sourced ingredients, and we encourage patrons to support our restaurant community by trying out limited-time seasonal menus along with beloved signature dishes.”  

For the most up-to-date information on shoulder season hours, visit parkcityrestaurants.com. Currently, PCARA member fall hours are as follows:

350 Main

Open Wednesday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – Close

Closed Thanksgiving

Alpine Distilling

Closed Saturday, Oct. 8 – Saturday, Oct. 15 

Big Dipper

Open Monday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Thursday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving

The Brass Tag

Closing Oct. 16 – Dec. 2, reopening Saturday, Dec. 3

Courchevel Bistro

Stop in for Happy Hour Wednesdays – Sundays from 5 – 6 p.m. through Saturday, Nov. 5 for 20% off select appetizers and desserts. 

Closing Sunday, Nov. 6 – Tuesday, Dec. 6

Deer Valley Grocery~Café

Closing Oct. 24 – Nov. 15, reopening Wednesday, Nov. 16

Escala Provisions Restaurant & Bar

Open 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Grub Steak Restaurant

Open nightly, 5 – 9 p.m.

Hearth and Hill

Open Monday – Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Hill’s Kitchen

Open 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily 

High West Distillery

Saloon (Historic Park City): Closing Sunday, Nov. 13 – Sunday, Nov. 30

Refectory (Wanship): Closing Monday, Nov. 14 – Friday, Dec. 2

Nelson Cottage (Historic Park City): Saturday, Oct. 29 – Friday, Dec. 16

Riverhorse on Main

Open Sunday – Thursday, 5 – 9 p.m., Friday – Saturday, 5 – 9:30 p.m.

Closing Sunday, Nov. 6 – Thursday, Nov. 10

Closed Thanksgiving

Roadhouse Grill & Pub – Park City

Open Sunday – Sunday

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Salt Box Eatery & Catering

Open Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Grab and go, family meal pick up and catering pick up available until 5 p.m.

Shabu

Open nightly, 5 p.m. – Close 

The Spur Bar & Grill

Open daily, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. featuring live music every night

Closed Thanksgiving

The Star Bar

Open Wednesday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – Close

Closed Thanksgiving

Stein Collection

Enjoy a staycation at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Stein Eriksen Residences, or The Chateaux Deer Valley with the Taste of Fall package. Enjoy overnight accommodations including a 3-course dinner for two at The Glitretind (served in Troll Hallen Lounge) or Sunday Brunch. 

Troll Hallen Lounge (Stein Eriksen Lodge)

Open 7 a.m. – Midnight daily

Champions Club (Stein Eriksen Lodge)

Closing Monday, Oct. 10 – Tuesday, Nov. 22

First Tracks Kaffe (Stein Eriksen Lodge)

Closing Monday, Oct. 10 – Tuesday, Nov. 22

Cena Ristorante & Lounge (The Chateaux)

Closing Monday, Oct. 31 – Tuesday, Nov. 22

The 7-8-8-0 Club (Stein Eriksen Residences)

Closing Monday, Oct. 31 – Tuesday, Nov. 22

Sterling Steak and Lounge

Free Pumpkin Carving October 21st  – 6 p.m.

Tupelo

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays until mid-December and closed Sundays until next spring

Versante Hearth + Bar

Open 4 – 9 p.m. nightly

Wild Ember

Closed until Wednesday, Dec. 14

For more information about restaurants’ fall hours or the PCARA, visit www.parkcityrestaurants.com or contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, at christa@graffpr.com or 435-640-7921.

Deer Valley Dinner with Chef Massimo Bottura

Experience a one-of-a-kind culinary event with Chef Massimo Bottura the evenings of December 16, 17 and 18, 2022, in the world-class resort’s Fireside Dining at Empire Canyon Lodge. Taste the Difference during an intimate evening with Chef Massimo and Deer Valley’s renowned culinary team while enjoying featured wines from Daou Vineyards and Dalla Terra and a luxury gift from KJUS Ski/Golf wear. 

Choose from two different experiences with this 3-star Michelin chef.

VIP MEET & GREET RECEPTION WITH CHEF MASSIMO BOTTURA
An exclusive VIP meet-and-greet reception and personal cookbook signing with Chef Massimo, as well as an Italian dinner, consisting of a multiple course tasting menu with wine pairings, full bar service, and live jazz music.
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ITALIAN DINNER
Hear remarks from Chef Massimo, as well as Deer Valley’s culinary and beverage teams before savoring six unforgettable courses including Italian wine pairings and live jazz music.

You can book your spot on Deer Valley’s website.

Park City’s “Savor the Summit” Returns

After a two-year hiatus, the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s (PCARA) annual Savor the Summit will return to Historic Main Street on June 25, 2022.  

“We could not be more excited to bring Savor the Summit to life this year, and we are so grateful for the collaborative efforts of the City, Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA) and our loyal patrons who have been patiently awaiting the event’s return,” said PCARA Executive Director Ginger Wicks. “Guests can look forward to a completely revamped, refreshed version of our favorite summer dining tradition.”  

This year’s participating PCARA-member restaurants will celebrate the official kickoff to summer by offering their own inspired menus for guests to enjoy. The full lineup of partners and reservations for a seat at the Grande Table will be available soon. To save yours, as well as stay up to date on ongoing event updates, visit www.savorthesummit.com

Park City Plated

The Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) introduces its newest initiative, Park City Plated. Beginning in August, the program will feature a different Park City restaurant each month, offering special menu items to welcome new and returning guests to try their innovative menu creations.

“Park City Plated is a brand new way for guests to sample our community’s diverse dining scene,” said PCARA executive director Ginger Wicks. “Exclusive monthly specials from a rotating collection of some of Park City’s finest restaurants give guests the opportunity to experience new, local flavors and unique menu items all year long.”

The following PCARA member restaurants participating so far are as follows:

August 25th: Hearth and Hill

September19th: Riverhorse on Main

October18th: Stein Eriksen Lodge

November 7th: Escala Provisions Company Restaurant

November 13th: Powder at Waldorf Astoria

 

December (Dates TBD): Red Rock Brewery and High West Distillery

January (Date TBD): Deer Valley Grocery~Café

February (Date TBD): tupelo

March (Date TBD): The Brass Tag

April (Date TBD): Riverhorse Provisions

 

More restaurants and their Park City Plated menu offerings will be confirmed soon.

Park City Provisions by Riverhorse

Picture of Provisions by Riverhorse restaurant, with tables and menus

Head up to the very top of Park City’s main street and you will find Park City Provisions, a project of dining mainstay Riverhorse on Main. The building is an interesting setup, with the restaurant on the bottom level, a grocery market and grab-and-go deli on the second level, and the beautiful Imperial House on the top levels. Recently Provisions unveiled their new dinner menu for the restaurant.

“We’re excited to unveil our refreshed focus on Provisions by Riverhorse’s full-service restaurant experience,” says Executive Chef Seth Adams. “The addition of our dinner service gives our guests a chance to enjoy our casual take on a sit-down dinner menu without sacrificing the exceptional service our guests come to expect at any of our Riverhorse establishments.”

The menu offers a nice selection of options, with dishes like fries with parmesan, garlic, herbs, and fry sauce, and other selections like nachos, wild game chili, and crispy Buffalo chicken bites.

 

For the main entrées, diners have the choice of halibut tacos, smoked BBQ baby back ribs with a delicious apple fennel slaw, Provisions burger on a brioche bun with a truffle mustard aioli, goat cheese stuffed chicken breast, and my favorite dish: the super-rich buffalo short rib stroganoff, with cognac cream and wild mushrooms.

Provisions could be a place where locals go to get away from the crowds and enjoy a nice low-key dinner without paying Main Street prices.

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Park City Provisions by Riverhorse is open 7:30 am – 9:00 pm daily. The “Provisions after
Dark” dinner menu is available nightly to guests from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Dining

Hoof & Vine is offering a dinner for two for $100, which includes a starter to share, salad course, a steak flight featuring a 44 Farms bavette, C.A.B. tenderloin, and Piedmontese top sirloin. Dessert is a chocolate caramel tart. Optional wine pairing is $50 per guest. Give them a call at (801) 569-4645 or online at hoofandvine.com

Tin Angel is offering a four course dinner, with one of the courses served in the dark. This special menu will run 2/14-2/16 and is $50 per person and $25 for a four-course specialty wine and cocktail pairing.

Pago is offering an $85 per person tasting menu, with an optional $40 wine pairing. Tax and gratuity not included. See menu below.

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Park City Restaurants Open Doors to FIS World Championship Attendees

The FIS World Championship series is the largest snow-sports related event to happen in Utah since the 2002 Winter Olympics. The series runs from 2/1 through 2/10, and during this time several Park City restaurants are offering specials and other accommodations.

EBS LOUNGE AT DEER VALLEY RESORT

Edgar’s Beer and Spirits Lounge at Deer Valley Resort will be celebrating the World Championships with extended hours and live music Feb. 6-9. Enjoy delicious appetizers with draft and bottled beers, fine wines and cocktails from 2:30 – 10 p.m.  Live music will be performed by Mike Rogers from 2:30 – 6 p.m. and Morgan and McCune from 6 – 10 p.m.

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Super Bowl Dining

Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t have to be exclusively fueled by delivery pizza or chicken wings. Restaurants and shops in Salt Lake and Park City are offering a wide variety of meals and snacks for the big game this Sunday.

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Caputo’s Market is offering a wide variety of cheeseboards, charcuterie, and other dining options. To get more ideas, swing by their shop or call and chat with their catering specialists. Caputos.com

Dog Haus Dogs is offering a special of 20 sliders for $30. Pre-orders must be done today (Friday Feb. 2nd). Doghaus.com

Beltex Meats is offering a wide selection of bratwursts and other sausages, all made in-house. Instagram post

Copper Common is offering several specials. Any pizza plus 10 wings for $20. Additionally, their sister restaurant in Holladay, Copper Kitchen, is offering a special of 36 wings with fries and mac & cheese for $48. You can order online and schedule pickup between 2-4pm this Sunday. Wing flavors include Thai Chili and Yuzu, Tamarind Barbeque, and Traditional Buffalo with house buttermilk dressing.

Park City and Deer Valley

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BILLY BLANCO’S

This playful, modern cantina offering Mexican eats, burgers, wings and a full bar featuring Park City’s “best margarita” for 4 years running, voted on by Park City locals, is open daily. Watch the game from any seat in the house. For reservations and more information, call 435-575-0846

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Hearth and Hill Restaurant

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Tucked away towards the back of a Kimball Junction shopping area, between the Best Buy and Jupiter Lanes bowling alley, you will find the newly-opened Hearth and Hill restaurant. This smartly-designed restaurant seeks to be a local-centric, community-focused restaurant. A place where you would be comfortable hanging with your friends, go on a first date, or hang out with your grandparents. A lot of time, attention, and money was spent on the interior of the restaurant, which I would call industrial-chic. Large-pane windows showcase the bright white kitchen—kind of a different take on the open kitchen concept—and I like it. Make sure you spend some time at the gorgeous bar, and enjoy a cocktail or mocktail as you pre-game dinner. During the warmer months, live music will be featured on their large patio. 

The bar at Hearth and Hill restaurant in Park City, Utah

Brooks Kirchheimer, proprietor of Hearth and Hill, has restaurants in his blood. As a child his very first Christmas present he recalls asking Santa for was a cash register, and he would routinely drive his sisters crazy asking them to “play restaurant” with him (his restaurant’s name was Sharky’s). 

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