Hunt Mysteries has begun a partnership with Spaghetti Mama's at Jordan Commons to perform comedy mysteries weekly beginning April 24. The inaugural show, "Get a Clue: The $tocks Caper," runs April 24 and May 1. "A Cruise to Remember: Mystery Afloat," is scheduled May 8, with "Godfather of the Bride" running May 15 and 22.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show tickets are $15 per person. Spaghetti Mama's will offer separate food and beverage service during the performance (www.huntmysteries.com or 866-569-1482).
Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill is sponsoring a Deliver a Dream contest for participants of the 2010 Salt Lake City Marathon. The community is invited to nominate courageous local race participants who are battling difficult circumstances; one individual will receive a $5,000 grant to help achieve what may seem an unreachable goal. Deadline is April 9. For entry information, visit www.saltlakecitymarathon.com.
Matt Harris, chef of J&G Grill in Park City, will compete in Cochon 555, a pig-cooking competition in Stillwater, Okla., April 3. He will be using a 150-pound heritage breed pig from Clifford Family Farms in Provo. Five top chefs will each prepare dishes from a heritage breed pig, from head toe. Guests and professional judges will determine a winner based on utilization of the pig, presentation and overall best flavor. The winner will go on to compete at Grand Cochon during the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, June 18-20.
In addition, David Johndrow of Park City is one of five winemakers who will showcase his company's wines during the event.
Food Network star Paula Deen is teaming up with Philadelphia cream cheese to sponsor an interactive cooking competition, Real Women of Philadelphia. Cooks have a chance to win a $25,000 prize and a trip to a cook-off in Savannah. Details areon www.realwomenofphiladelphia.com.
Market Street Grill, Broiler and Oyster Bar locations are hosting their annual Fresh, Wild Alaska Halibut Festival through May 22. Fresh Alaskan halibut will be featured in dishes such as Caesar salad, Maryland crab cake-stuffed halibut, halibut Louie, and fish 'n' chips.
The seafood can also be bought for take-home at all three Market Street Fish Markets.
Shirley J Ventures is celebrating the company's one-year anniversary in its current location at 15 E. 400 South, Orem. Through April 2, customers receive a 20 percent discount when they purchase a case of any product. Also, Taste Shirley J Days runs through April 2, where the public can come and sample products, such as soups, sauces and sweet rolls. The menu and schedule are found on www.shirleyj.com/blog/taste-shirley-j-days-march-29-april-2.
The Girl Scouts of Utah had the higher per-girl average of Girl Scout Cookies sold nationally this year. The average was 285 boxes sold per girl. This year's individual top cookie seller was Jessica Gunderson of Grantsville, who sold 3,750 boxes during the 2010 program.
All money from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stays in Utah and goes toward programs, services and leadership experiences (www.gsutah.org).
Dairy Queen of Utah is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its flagship treat, the Blizzard, by introducing Ooey Gooey Caramel Brownie as April's Blizzard of the Month.
Bambara, 202 S. Main, is hosting an Easter brunch buffet April 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Price is $34 for adults, $16 for children age 6-12 and $28 for senior citizens. Age 5 and younger eat free. Following brunch, the restaurant will serve dinner a la carte, featuring special seasonal selections and chef Nathan Powers' New American Bistro cuisine. Reservations recommended (801-363-5454 or www.bambara-slc.com).
The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurantin Midway is offering an Easter brunch on April 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Chef Eric May's $40 fixed-price meal includes prime rib, leg of lamb, a seafood omelet, pork tenderloin, salmon medallion and eggs Benedict. Reservations recommended (888-650-1400 or www.theblueboarinn.com).
Francks, 6264 S. Holladay Blvd., is offering a five-course Easter brunch April 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dishes include eggs Benedict with lobster salad, tempura soft shell crab, crusted Hawaii sea bass and slow braised Wagyu short rib. Price is $47 for adults (274-6264 or www.FrancksFood.com).
Tuscany restaurant, 2832 E. 6200 South, Holladay, is offering a fixed-price Easter brunch on April 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Some of the offerings include prime rib, turkey and ham carving stations, made-to-order omelets and Mark Eaton's power waffles. Price is $38 per person for adults, $19 for children 12 and under. Dinner will be served on Easter from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended. (801-277-9919).