Dishcrawl Park City

Antipasto and shrimp scampi at Ghidotti's.

You’ve heard about a pub crawl, where a group of people go to a bunch of different bars all in the same night.  But did you know there is a restaurant equivalent?  Dishcrawl is the restaurant version of a pub crawl, where a group of people walk to four different restaurants in the same night, trying a few small courses from each place.  Last week I attended the Dishcrawl Park City Kimball Junction event to see how the restaurant crawl worked.

The refreshingly delicious basil martini at Ghidotti's.
The refreshing basil martini at Ghidotti’s.

Dishcrawl is a nation-wide company that just started in Park City.  Events are held about every month, based around a theme (like a type of food) or a neighborhood (like Main Street, where the first event was held).  Each event is $45, which covers the food, and alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately.  There are three courses per restaurant, and the restaurants are kept secret until the event starts, with the exception of the first place where everyone meets.

Antipasto and shrimp scampi at Ghidotti's.
Antipasto and shrimp scampi at Ghidotti’s.

The restaurants change with every event.  For the Kimball Junction crawl, we met at Ghidotti’s, one of the newest additions to Bill White’s restaurant empire.  The Italian restaurant is a bit cliche in decor, but is still beautiful.  We started with focaccia and balsamic dipping sauce, a cheese and charcuterie plate and shrimp scampi with house-made ravioli.

Samosa, spring rolls and shrimp on risotto cake.
The Lift :: great food at a bowling alley.

After about 45 minutes, we walked to the Jupiter Bowling Alley for The Lift Grill & Lounge.  I couldn’t believe we were going to a bowling alley to eat, but (spoiler alert) it was my favorite restaurant of the night.  Chef Brian Wood’s creative dishes were also the most flavorful.  We had samosas, duck confit spring rolls with house-made pickles and shrimp skewers on risotto cakes.

Red Rock's bar food.
Bar food at Red Rock Brewery.

Next we went to the classic Utah restaurant, Red Rock, where we sampled a few of their classic dishes :: buffalo wings, a slice of sausage and pepper pizza, a slice of pear and walnut pizza and a slice of house-made carrot cake.

Finishing the Dishcrawl with margaritas.
Finishing the Dishcrawl with margaritas.

The last stop of our Dishcrawl was Loco Lizard, another longtime Park City restaurant.  There we munched on chips and salsa, ceviche, carnitas tamale and mole poblano.  At this point, we were all stuffed.  It was a lot of food for one night!

Dishcrawl is a great way to try new restaurants and get out of your restaurant rut and meet new people.  The next event is rumored to be in July at an art gallery, but isn’t confirmed yet.  Stay up to date with future events by signing up for Dishcrawl’s newsletter here or following @DishcrawlParkC on twitter.


Disclaimer :: I was treated to this event by Dishcrawl Park City.  

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