Sweet Tomatoes restaurants are celebrating the company's 30th anniversary in July. Guests can submit a 200-word essay describing why they or someone they know is remarkable, using a story related to Sweet Tomatoes restaurants.

Winners receive complimentary meals at Sweet Tomatoes. The "30 Remarkable Guests" contest runs July 1-31. Entry forms are at Sweet Tomatoes restaurants and www.sweettomatoes.com.

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes, founded in 1978 in San Diego, operates 110 salad buffet-style restaurants the United States.

Sun & Moon Cafe in Emigration Canyon of hosting a "Dinner and Blues Night" with Todd Wolfe, former guitarist for Sheryl Crow, June 26, 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $16 per person, and dinner is ordered separately at menu prices. Reservations are required (583-8331).

Bambara, 202 S. Main, has a new summer menu that fits with executive chef David Jones' "New World of Flavors" theme and incorporates organic and local farm products wherever possible.

New lunch items include Achiote-Masa Crusted Calamari for $10.50; Grilled Castroville Artichoke, $9.50; and Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut, $14.50. New dinner offerings include Citrus Brined Salmon Creek Pork Chop, $24.50; Pan Roasted Pacific Swordfish, $28; and Cedar Planked Adobo Salmon, $26.50.

Lugano is celebrating its eighth anniversary with a dinner Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Cost is $59 for dinner, $39 for optional wine pairing (412-9994).

Baxter's American Restaurant, 400 W. South Temple, is offering small plates and appetizers for half-price every Monday, beginning at 5 p.m. It's part of the restaurant's "Blue Monday" summer promotion. The small plates include cheeseburger sliders, cheese-stuffed risotto balls and quesadillas. Appetizers include a layered ceviche, barbecue chicken pizza, chilled gazpacho and thick-cut onion rings (456-8999).

LunaBerry, a new crepe and yogurt cafe, has opened at 358 S. 700 East. The restaurant offers frozen yogurt with toppings, shaved ice and smoothies ranging from $2.50-$4.50 and both sweet and savory crepes ranging from $4.50-$6.

The savory crepes include Mango Chicken, Cranberry Turkey, Savory Salmon, Pineapple Ham and Veggie Delight (359-0247 or www.lunaberry.com).

Savor the Summit takes place Friday and Saturday as part of the Park City Jazz Summit. On Friday night, the Grande Table will be set up along the middle of Park City's Main Street, and dinner will be served al fresco with live jazz music in the background. Reservations must be made with participating restaurants: 350 Main Brasserie, Riverhorse on Main, Shabu, Purple Sage, Cisero's Ristorante, Yuki Arashi, Cafe Terigo, Deer Valley's Royal Street Cafe, Jean Louis, The Eating Establishment, Bandits Grill and Bar, Done to Your Taste Catering, and Java Cow. Prices range from around $25 for Baja Cantina to $85 for 350 Main Brasserie.

On Saturday afternoon, the Grande Picnic takes place in the City Park. Diners can enjoy picnic fare from local purveyors and enjoy live jazz music. Grande Picnic tickets are $50 each (435-940-1362 or parkcityjazzfoundation.vpweb.com).


Submit announcements to Valerie Phillips, food editor, Deseret News, 30 E. 100 South, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110 or [email protected].