Dine with a Specialist

    On Monday evening, July 10, Utah has made reservations at 24 local restaurants and bars that are within three blocks walking distance of the Salt Palace Convention Center or are within the free fare zone of the Trax train. Each restaurant will have a local USU Extension specialist as a host who will take their group to the restaurant and briefly discuss their Extension programming and research. This will be a chance for casual conversation with others who are interested in the same subject. Cost of the meal is Dutch treat and is not included in the meeting registration fee. On the registration form, indicate your preference for up to three different subjects and how many will attend. Spouses, guests, and children are welcome. Your assigned restaurant will be included in your registration confirmation. Meet your host in the South Foyer area adjacent to the Salt Palace Ballroom at 5:00 or 5:30 pm (see ticket for time) on Monday evening.

     

    Number Subject Specialist Cap Restaurant Cuisine Price Range Distance from Salt Palace
    1 4-H STEM Dave Francis 25 Taquaria 27 Mexican $10 - $15 3
    2 Small Farms, Local Food Ruby Ward 25 Caputos Market & Deli Upscale Italian Deli $10 - $15 4
    3 Agronomy, Corn, Alfalfa Earl Creech 25 Caffe Molise  (1 of 2)                                 Italian    $15 - $33 1
    4 Beef / Sheep Kim Chapman 25 Little America Coffee Shop    American $10 - $20 4 (Trax) **
    5 Botanical Gardens Jerry Goodspeed 25 Christopher's Steakhouse & Grill American $15 - $50 2
    6 Economic Development Jody Gale 22 Finca Spanish $15 -$25 3
    7 Entomology, IPM Diane Alston 25 Alamexo Mexican $15 - $25 3
    8 Entomology, IPM Ricardo Ramirez 25 Lucky H Bar & Grill  (1 of 2) American $15 - $40 4 (Trax) **
    9 Environmental Sustainability Roslyn Brain 25 Squatters Pub & Brewery American $15 - $20 2
    10 Forestry, Biomass Darren McAvoy 25 Benihana Japanese $20-$40 ½
    11 Fruit Production Brent Black 25 Brio Tuscan Grill Tuscan Italian $15 - $30 2
    12 Gardening Radio Program Taun Beddes 25 Olive Garden  Italian $10 - $18 1
    13 Greenhouse Production Mike Caron 25 PF Chang's Chinese $20 - $25 2
    14 High Tunnels Ron Patterson 25 Red Rock Brewing Company American $10 - $25 2
    15 Irrigation Niel Allen 25 Tucanos Brazilian Grill $21 + tax 3
    16 Landscaping, Water Larry Rupp 25 Lucky H Bar & Grill  (2 of 2) American $15 - $40 4 (Trax) **
    17 Livestock Health Kerry Rood 25 New Yorker American $20 - 60 3
    18 Master Gardener Program JayDee Gunnell 25 Lamb's Grill American $10 - $30 2
    19 Nutrition & Farmers Markets Carrie Durward 25 Buca di Beppo           Italian (served family style) $8 - $14 2
    20 Ranching on Public Lands Kevin Heaton 18 Melting Pot Fondue / American $20 - $50 3
    21 Rangeland Management Eric Thacker 25 Market Street Grill American, Seafood $15-$60 2
    22 Soils Grant Cardon 25 Caffe Molise  (2 of 2)                                 Italian    $15 - $33 1
    23 Temple Square Gardens Gardener 25 The Garden American $13 - $20 2
    24 Wildlife Issues Terry Messmer 25 Blue Iguana                                         Mexican $10 - $15 1
                   
                   ** Within Trax train free fare zone