Oasis Cafe Dinner Specials

There’s still plenty of summer left to enjoy Oasis Cafe’s pretty patio. Their ongoing three course dinner specials make it a great value too. Chef Efren Nicholas has created three-course specials that change weekly – each for just $25. “Our patio is such a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of busy work days,” said Will Keesen, general manager. “These specials are also a super value at just $25 for the three-courses. It’s been a very popular new dinner option with our guests.” Each weekly three-course $25 menu starts with a choice of soup or salad:

August 19-25: pan-seared escolar over spaghetti squash and heirloom tomatoes, grilled asparagus and balsamic reduction, and raspberry cheesecake for dessert.

August 26-September 1: poached halibut over grilled sweet potatoes, zucchini, bell peppers and steamed spinach, topped with dill Hollandaise sauce. Apple pie with ice cream and caramel sauce for dessert

Oasis Cafe 151 S 500 E Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 322-0404

farm to glass competitionFarm To Glass Cocktail Contest

Hit up any of these restaurants in September to take part in Salt Lake Magazine’s Farm To Glass contest:

Copper Onion, Wild Grape Bistro, Faustina, Pallet, Takashi, Plum Alley, ZY, Tin Angel Café, Finca, Pago, Caffé Niche, Frida Bistro, Kristauf’s Martini Bar, Taqueria 27.

Participating restaurants will each be preparing a very special concoction – hoping to secure the title of Best Cocktail by SL Mag. Stop by, grab a bite to eat and order the drink of the day and cast your vote over at the SL Mag site. A final wrap up party is being held on October 12th too.

We’ve got our fingers crossed for Frida Bistro, and their El Ruibarbo entry – which is our drink of the moment right now.

BTG set to open

Eagle eyed downtown watchers will no doubt have seen Fred Moesinger’s (owner of Caffe Molise) spirited efforts to get his new wine bar, BTG licensed and opened. Up until now a desperate lack of club licenses has stymied his efforts to open downtown SLC’s first wine-centric bar. This week, the Tribune reported that’s set to change, at least briefly – as the plucky business owner has decided to start the ball rolling with a limited summer license.

Moesinger told the Tribune: “I’m hopeful that I can show there’s a demand for a wine bar,” said Moesinger. “But it’s difficult to hire a staff, not knowing how long the wine bar will be in business.”

BTG (short for By The Glass) aims to offer 50 wines by the glass plus spirits, local beers and a light bites menu from the adjoining Caffe Molise. The limited time license allows the business to open this coming Monday (22nd) through the end of October. Fans of a lively downtown, not to mention all things wine – should stop by and a raise a glass to support this cool new business.

BTG 63 W 100 S Salt Lake City, UT 84101