Memorial Day is traditionally know as the weekend when summer officially begins each year. In addition to barbecues and picnics hosted at homes, several Utah restaurants are offering special meals or kicking off the summer in style with tasty offerings.
Beginning Thursday, May 23, Faustina will feature live music on the patio from local artists every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. This Thursday will be local guitarist Soren Green who has over 20 years of experience playing classical, Spanish and Celtic music.
454 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Oasis Café will be offering a three-course patio special for just $25 through May 26. “It’s time for dining al fresco,” said Will Keesen, general manager. “This month we’re all about fresh! Fresh seafood, fresh garden ingredients and fresh air on our beautiful patio. There’s no better way to spend a starlit evening.”
The menu includes soup or salad and pan seared scallops with Mediterranean grilled vegetables with roasted garlic dressing and blackberry cheesecake.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Oasis Café will serve brunch from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chef Effron Nicholas’ brunch includes guest favorites like eggs Benedict Florentine, German buttermilk pancakes with blueberry compote, and the over-the-top breakfast burrito. The huevos rancheros and Oasis scramble as well as multigrain waffles are also on the menu. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 801-322-0404.
151 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Log Haven will bring back its Dog Days of Summer event beginning May 25. Dog Days of Summer is an al fresco dining event just for dogs and the humans who love them. Enjoy a refreshing beverage and a delicious snack or meal from the new summer menu in Log Haven’s outdoor amphitheater while Fido relaxes with fresh water and doggie treats. Owners can reward especially good pups with menu items that Chef Dave Jones will prepare just for them, including K-9 game kabobs ($5.50). In honor of Dog Days, a special limited-time drink menu will be offered, featuring favorites such as the Melon Collie Mojito, the Sober Dober and the Salty Chihuahua, made from a blend of grapefruit juice, anejo tequila and agave nectar.
Log Haven will kick off this year’s Dog Days program with a photo contest starting on May 25 and running through the end of June, with dinner for two awarded to the best photo. To participate in the photo contest, dog owners of all ages should submit photos of themselves with their dogs enjoying Log Haven, Millcreek Canyon, and the Wasatch National Forest (contest details available at www.log-haven.com).
6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
For more on pet-friendly patios in SLC, read my listing here.