Giddy-Yap!: Boots, Buckles & BBQ party
This Is The Place was definitely the place to be on Tuesday night when close to 300 people rocked their best western wear at Boots, Buckles & BBQ, an ace-high hoedown that started out a little wet, but cleared in a most magnificent way to reveal a crystal clear night sky and rain-kissed mountain air.
Guests began their high west journey at the thatched roof Bowery, where astounding entrées kept everyone well fed. While the Ugly Valley Boys entertained the crowd, additional options, such as bucking bronco riding and lasso twirling—even a shoot out—kept things lively.
As the night began to soften, guests moseyed down to The Garden Place on the property for dessert, a photo booth, line dancing, and great conversation.
Culinary Crafts staff greeted arriving guests with a selection of Utah craft beers, such as Polygamy Porter from Wasatch Brewery and Uinta Cutthroat Pale Ale. Mountain Manhattans, Sugar House Mule and other spirited (and non-spirited) beverages were also an option.
Signage was propped up against bright cowboy boots placed atop bandanna-style tablecloths.
Chef torched and ancho rubbed grassfed Utah beef tri-tip with herb, pine nut, and onion relish along with farro, arugula, and dried Utah cherries with a buttermilk and Utah applewood smoked bacon dressing
Charcoal grilled Rocky Mountain trout with Utah green apple relish, roasted Utah summer squash and zucchini, shaved beehive cheddar, and brown sage butter
Spectacle on the spit. Guests were able to enjoy the spectacle of meat being hand turned and torched on a spit before being sliced for service.
Pulled Snake River pork shoulder with blood orange BBQ sauce was served with house-made cornbread muffins and Utah honey butter. A fresh salad with local greens, Utah apricots, plums, pistachios, and goat feta was served with ginger chili pepper dressing.
Ride ‘em cowgirl! Mary Crafts shows everyone how bronco riding is done in Utah, before offering up the saddle for others to try their luck.
ICA members Ken Barrett, Paul Larson, Karen O’Connor, and Melissa Chickerneo
Later in the evening, line dancing lessons.