Sushi for Santa/Angel's Hands Foundation Benefit takes place Dec. 11, 7:30-11:30 p.m., at EnergySolutions Arena. Local chefs will roll out a variety sushi in this third annual fundraiser. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door for all you-can eat sushi. A silent auction also helps raise funds for AHF, with a mission of improving the quality of life for families facing rare diseases. Today the foundation supports Utahns with more than 90 different conditions (www.SushiForSanta.org or www.AngelsHands.org.)

Acme Burger, 275 S. 200 West, has launched these new menu items: a cheeseburger spring roll appetizer, skewered Muscovy duck breast with orange plum sauce, and bleu cheese and bacon potato chips (www.acmeburgercompany.com.)

Jamba Juice locations are offering oatmeal for $1 through Friday, if you bring in a coupon printed from the Web site, www.oatmealforabuck.com. The oatmeal, served with brown sugar crumble and a choice of toppings, is regularly around $2.95.

The Mariposa at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley is offering a two-for-one tasting menu special through Dec. 17. The tasting menu is regular priced at $86, or $75 for the vegetarian option. Reservations are necessary (435-645-6715).

Bambara, 222 S. Main, is offering a three-course "Clara's Dream" menu to celebrate performances of "The Nutcracker" at Capitol Theatre. Entrees include braised beef short ribs with truffle risotto, duck confit ravioli, and Nutcracker gnocchi. Price is $33 for adults and $12 for children. The restaurant will open early, at 5 p.m., each night there is a performance. Reservations are recommended (801-363-5454 or www.bambara-slc.com.)

The adjoining Hotel Monaco has arranged for special "Spark Winter Fun Package" rates, which includes a $25 food credit and free in-room movie with popcorn (801-595-0000 or www.monaco-saltlakecity.com.)

Whole Foods shoppers in the Rocky Mountain region have raised more than $478,000 in meals through the grocery chain's Grab & Give program. The stores will donate the meals to local food banks. The program continues through Dec. 31 at local Whole Foods markets.

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