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Celebrate new USU teaching garden during Farm Fest

The new demonstration teaching garden at Wheeler Historic Farm opens Saturday with a 9:30 a.m. ribbon cutting followed by Farm Fest 2106. Guests can enjoy tours of the historic farmhouse; watch sheep shearing, spinning and blacksmith demonstrations; and take a wagon ride. Experts from Utah State University Extension, which developed the new teaching garden, will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of backyard homestead topics, including beekeeping, berry growing, pollinators and backyard chickens.

When • Saturday; ribbon cutting, 9:30 a.m.; Farm Fest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where • Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 385-468-1755 or

Cost • Free

CousCous Grill adds new stores

Murray's CousCous Mediterranean Grill has recently expanded into the fast-casual dining arena, opening CousCous Grill Express locations in Salt Lake City and Farmington. The menus at the new stores include couscous bowls, shwarma, pitas, wraps, salads and a children's menu.

Couscous Grill Express • 2121 S. McClelland St., Salt Lake City, 801-467-2130; and 112 N. West Promontory, in Farmington Station; 801-451-8273.

Open • Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Waldorf Astoria offers exclusive brew

Powder at the Waldorf Astoria in Park City has introduced its Pow Day beer, an exclusive brew made by Park City Brewery. A crisp, pale ale with a hint of rye, it is available only at the resort and the brewery tap room.

Powder at the Waldorf Astoria • 2100 Frostwood Blvd., Park City; 435-647-5500

Park City Brewery • 2720 Rasmussen Road, Park City; 435 200 8906. Open Tuesday – Friday, 3 p.m. to close; Saturday-Sunday, 1 p.m. to close.

A taste of Italian herbal liqueurs

Learn the origins and cocktail history of the Italian herbal liquors known as amari. Guests will learn new recipes and taste pairings with artisan meats and cheese. Amari (the plural form of the Italian word meaning bitter) are digestives, consumed before or after a meal. They are made with macerated herbs, flowers, roots and bark.

When • Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m.

Where • Under Current Bar, 270 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City; 801-574-2556 or

Cost • $55; must be 21 or older to attend

Garden Party at USU Botanical Center

The Utah State University Botanical Center hosts a spring garden party in its new demonstration garden. The new area features more than 100 fruit trees, grapes, berries and vegetables. It also showcases water-saving methods, shade pergolas and drip irrigation systems. Guests can take a garden tour, ask questions and enjoy free popcorn. Children's activities are planned.

When • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where • USU Botanical Center, 150 E. Sego Lily Drive, Kaysville

Cost • Free but advanced registration required; visit and search for Garden Party

New twist to Uinta's Hop Nosh IPA

Uinta Brewing Co. has taken its popular Hop Nosh IPA and given it a citrus twist with its new limited-release beer, Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA. Brewed with tangerines, it is tart but refreshing and still has a hop bitterness expected from an IPA, says Isaac Winter, head brewer of research and development at Uinta. The beer is 7.3 percent alcohol by volume and is available in 12-ounce bottles or cans for $1.89 (or about $12 for a six pack) in select Utah state liquor stores.

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