Mimi's Cafe has launched a "Just Enough" menu, featuring smaller lunch-size portion items. The items are available at more than 130 locations nationwide, Monday through Friday until 4 p.m. Prices range from $7.99 to $8.99, to which soup or salad can be added for $1.20 more.
Benihana is introducing a new summer special through Aug. 31. Mention the special and you'll receive the restaurant's hibachi chicken entree, along with soup, salad, shrimp appetizer, vegetables, rice, ice cream and green tea, for $18. The offer is not available on June 15 (www.benihana.com).
Fourth Street Clinic, a nonprofit that provides health care for homeless Utahns, is hosting "A Toast to Good Health" June 16, 6 p.m. at Tuscany Restaurant, 2832 E. 6200 South. The fundraiser will serve an around-the-world tour of wines with paired hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $125; to purchase, e-mail email@example.com.
The "Bring it t-ON-g! Pork Grilling Challenge" is searching for the country's boldest, most creative grilled pork recipes. From May 9 through Aug. 17, grilling enthusiasts can submit recipes online at www.TheOtherWhiteMeat.com to submit recipes. Three finalists will win a trip to New York City to compete in a live grill-off for the Food Network's Guy Fieri, who will crown the grand-prize winner. The grand prize is $5,000, and a Char-Broil RED Infrared Gas Grill.
V8 Juice is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The 100 percent vegetable juice was created in 1933 by W.G. Peacock, founder of New England Product Co. and sold under the name "Vege-min 8." A grocer in Evanston, Ill., recommended that Peacock shorten the name to V8.
Now owned by the Campbell Soup Co., V8 includes the same eight vegetable juices it did in 1933: tomatoes, carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach. In 2007, the sodium content was reduced by 19 percent to make it more heart-healthy. The product lineup has grown to include more than 20 varieties, including low-sodium, spicy and V-Fusion.Baxter's American Restaurant, 400 West and South Temple, is offering a weekday three-course express lunch for $9.95. Diners receive a cup of tomato soup, a BLT or chicken salad sandwich, and either brownie or cheesecake for dessert. (www.BaxtersAmerican.com)
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