Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of the 6th annual Eat Drink SLC culinary festival/fundraiser, organizers have reimagined their commitment to the local community by matching donations up to $10,000 to Utah Food Bank and launching a digital campaign for the month of July encouraging would-be ticket-holders to support local restaurants, distilleries, and craft brewers.

For the past five summers, Salt Lake City’s culinary community has turned out by the hundreds to support Eat Drink SLC (EDSLC.) EDSLC’s mission is to raise awareness of Salt Lake’s finest culinary and cultural opportunities through engaging patrons with the marriage of food and drink. Net proceeds benefit nonprofits that enhance a sense of place, art, and community. This year will be no different in that EDSLC will encourage would-be patrons to visit participating vendors as well as supporting Utah Food Bank.

EDSLC’s co-founder and presenting Drink Curator, Vine Lore Wine & Spirits will match dollar for dollar any and all contributions up to $10,000 to Utah Food Bank. Patrons can contribute by visiting

In addition to their donation and rallying sponsors and other EDSLC participants to join in donating to Utah Food Bank, EDSLC’s digital campaign will encourage Utah food and wine lovers to support local food and drink purveyors, restaurants, and bars.  For a complete list of Eat Drink SLC participants and their current operating hours, visit here.


Courtesy of Katie Zamarra,