Looking for a reason to celebrate in Park City? Fat Tuesday hits this week on the 21st, and Park City knows how to revel in this long-standing spring tradition! Many of the local restaurants will be hosting Fat Tuesday parties – bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to the Wasatch Back.
Always a favorite for festive events, check out the High West Distillery for your Fat Tuesday merriment. Beginning at 4:30PM, High West will be offering special small plate options steeped in Louisiana style, and I’m guessing, a little High West Whiskey too! The distillery will be decked out in Mardi Gras décor to add that extra New Orleans flair. Visit their website, www.highwest.com for more information.
Another solid option is Easy Street, located in the heart of Park City’s Historic Old Town district. Easy Street will be throwing a true Fat Tuesday style party, so don your beads and float on over to Easy Street for a sampling of traditional New Orleans fare. Chef Scott, Easy Street’s Executive Chef, will be preparing Jambalaya, Gumbo, and tasty Beignets for a post-meal treat. Easy Street will also have live Cajun music in the evening to keep the Mardi Gras spirit going strong. Call (435) 658-2500 for further details.
After the revelry of Fat Tuesday is behind you, Park City has a few other worthwhile happenings this week. Did you miss out on the Film Festival this year? Lucky for you, the Park City Film series is showing “Revenge of the Electric Car” from 2/24-2/26 at the Jim Santy auditorium. Film run times are Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 6PM. This 2006 film touches on the troubled history of General Motor’s EV1 electric car that disappeared from the market under mysterious circumstances. For more information regarding the film and upcoming film series offerings, visit www.parkcityfilmseries.com .
A favorite of locals and visitors alike are the free spring concerts at Canyons resort. The Showdown Spring Concert Series always brings local, regional and national musical act favorites to the ski town masses in Canyons resort village center. This week, on the 25th at 3PM, Ogden’s own “Shaky Trade” will be rocking the stage with their own blend of rock and funk. Visit www.thecanyons.com for show information.
Keeping in line with the concert theme, Silver Star Café will be presenting Park City Limits featuring Rick D’ aigle from 8PM-11PM on 2/24. Rick is known for his gypsy-jazz guitar stylings. While you enjoy the show, make sure to indulge in some of Silver Star’s self-titled “American Roots Cuisine” like the Mushroom Stroganoff or the Pan Roasted Niman Ranch Pork Loin. You can find Silver Stars menus as well as event calendar at www.silverstarcafe.com .
Finally, if the above isn’t enough to keep you busy, and you’re looking for something a little more highbrow, there is always the Park City School of Wine. Classes are offered Friday and Saturday nights (except holidays) from 6:15-7:00 p.m. at the Silver Baron Lodge in lower Deer Valley. Class is $25 per person with a maximum of 20 people. Classes do sell out so sign up early! For more information or to register, head to www.foxschoolofwine.com.
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