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Public Coffee opens new locations

Publik Coffee Roasters has opened two more locations in Salt Lake City. Publik Avenues opened in early February in a renovated building on the corner of 3rd Avenue and G Street. It serves Publik's single-origin roasted coffee and specialty toast made with locally-produced breads and jams. Publik Kitchen, which opened in January in Salt Lake City's 9th and 9th neighborhood, has a full breakfast and lunch menu created by chef Alicia Pacheco, formerly of Rye. It offers specialty sandwiches, pastries and granola. Owner Missy Greis opened the original Public Coffee House and Roastery in May 2014.

Public Avenues • 502 3rd Ave., Salt Lake City. Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Publik Coffee House and Roastery • 975 S. West Temple. Open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Publik Kitchen • 931 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Forage chef a James Beard finalist

Bowman Brown, chef and co-owner of Salt Lake City's Forage restaurant, is once again a semifinalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary industry's most prestigious recognition program. Brown is one of 20 semifinalists nominated in the Best Chef: Southwest category, which includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. It's the fifth time since 2012 that Brown has made the prestigious list. On Tuesday, March 15, the foundation will announce the final nominees in 21 award categories, including best chef in 10 U.S. regions, top wine and spirits professionals, best new restaurants and rising star chefs. A list of all the semifinalists is at

Meet the farmers at CSA open house

Learn more about Utah's Community Supported Agriculture programs, during a open house. Guests can meet local farmers, ask questions and purchase shares for the 2016 season. CSA customers typically pay a fee to the farmer in the spring and in exchange they receive an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables each week throughout the growing season — which in Utah is usually June to October. Those who sign up early, often get discounts.

When • Wednesday, March 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where • Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, Murray

Cost • Free

Details •

Celebrate Art and Soup

Enjoy the original works of 44 Utah artists while sampling soups, breads and desserts from some of Utah favorite restaurants and bakeries, during the 28th annual Celebration of Art and Soup benefit. Proceeds benefit Community Nursing Services.

When • Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 and 3; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5 to 9 p.m.

Where • Salt Palace Grand Ballroom, 100 West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $20; at

Opening night • Be one of the first to see the artwork during the premier, Tuesday, March 1, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person and include multi-station dining and a complimentary ticket to one of the regular Art and Soup sessions. Opening night tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Smith's offers free healthy snacks for kids

Taking children to the grocery store got a little easier recently with the addition of the Healthy Snack Station at Smith's Food and Drug Stores. The stations, located in the produce section, offer fruits or vegetables, free of charge, for children under 18. Young shoppers can eat the free produce in the store and learn fun facts about the produce.