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The inaugural Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest will celebrate the noteworthy dining options in Utah's capital city.

This weeklong promotion runs July 6-13 and includes classes and dining events. It is sponsored by the Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association. Among the festival highlights:

Eat Drink Salt Lake • July 6, 6:30 p.m., Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South. Sample and swirl at this 21-and-older event; $90.

Wine Education • July 7-8, 3-5 p.m., various restaurants. Learn about different wine-growing regions of the world; $50.

Bubbles & Lunch • July 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Encore Bistro at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St.; $35.

Meet Your Maker • July 8, 3-6 p.m., Park City Culinary Institute in Salt Lake City, 1484 S. State St. Utah distillers share the art of spiritmaking; $75.

Progressive Food Walk • July 10, start times at 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Food and drinks in Salt Lake's 1500 East and 1500 South neighborhood; $75.

Progressive Food Walk • July 11, start times at 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. Food and drinks in Salt Lake's 300 South and 300 East neighborhood; $75.

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