When was the last time you dug your hands into the dirt or looked up at a starry night sky? Earth has always provided the physical and emotional sustenance we've needed, so it's fitting we take the time to celebrate this collective home we all live on.
Utah restaurants and food vendors are taking Earth Week to heart (or to the stomach) by preparing delicious meals using ingredients from Utah's ground. You can sit down, relax, eat and let Mother Nature set the mood. The following restaurants and events will give you the taste of Earth Week.
Faustina restaurant has an earth-friendly special on Sunday, April 21.
Local sustainable farms and ranches provide the source for their truly fresh menu of New York strip steak with grilled Yukon gold potatoes (don't let the names fool you, it's all local). As the sun goes down, lights will dim and you can enjoy your meal by candlelight. The outdoor patio dining will be available, weather permitting.
Faustina is at 454 E. 300 South, SLC.
From April 22–26, Bambara will offer a $13 lunch special with $1 from each Power Lunch donated to the Nature Conservancy. The lunch includes a choice of fresh greens or salad, turkey wrap or hamburger and a gooey cookie for dessert. At the same time, Hotel Monaco will hold a Recycle Round-Up in their hotel lobby. All electronic recyclables will be accepted and members of their green team will dispose of your cellphones, printers, laptops, small devices and large desktop towers properly.
Hotel Monaco is at 15 W. 200 South, and Bambara is nearby at 202 S. Main Street in SLC.
Oasis Cafe offers a $25 three-course dinner April 22–28.
Local organic ingredients fill fresh salad or soup, halibut over spaghetti with white onion sauce, and lemon cheesecake with kiwi sauce. Dinner over candlelight reminds diners to conserve energy, while outdoor dining under the stars is also available, weather permitting.
Oasis Cafe is located at 151 S. 500 East, SLC.
Logan's third annual Earth Day Downtown runs Saturday, April 20.
Local food vendors and a gardener's market vendors will be on hand with good eats and advice on becoming more environmentally conscious and sustainable. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The festival will be held on 100 South between Main Street and 100 West, Logan.