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Log Haven’s Dog Days of Summer Kicks-Off with a Shake-Off Cocktail Contest June 1, 2014

Log Haven, the acclaimed fine-dining destination, kicks-off Dog Days of Summer with an inaugural event to make tails wag.  On Sunday June 1, Log Haven will host the Dog Days of Summer Shake -Off cocktail contest to benefit the Humane Society of Utah. Now in its seventh year, Dog Days of Summer is a summer-long al fresco dining event for well-mannered dogs and the humans who love them.

Libation lovers and their canine companions are invited to Log Haven’s Hillside Amphitheater to shake paws and cocktails alike with acclaimed bartenders and mixologists Brenda Gomez and Ian Cobb of Log Haven, Jesse Garrett of BTG, Scott Gardner of Finca and Todd Gardiner of Taqueria 27. Each mixologist will create a canine-themed cocktail with an eye to winning Best in Show.  A panel of judges including Scott Beck, President of Visit Salt Lake; Mary Brown Malouf, Editor, Salt Lake magazine and Ted Scheffler, Food & Drink Editor, City Weekly will select the their favorite, based on originality, flavor, presentation and relevance.  Price for admission will be $20 and includes hors d’oeuvres, tax and gratuity.  Cocktails priced a la carte.  Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Utah who will be in attendance with dogs for adoption.  Arrive early to meet these adorable adoptable pets.   Doors will open at 5:30pm, and the contest will begin at 6:15pm.  Reservations are highly recommended.

While the Shake-Off is one day only, well-behaved canines and their human companions can escape the hot valley and visit the restaurant for Dog Days all summer long.  Starting May 31 and continuing through September as weather permits, dogs and their owners can take a hike in cool, green Millcreek Canyon (one of only two Wasatch Front canyons that allow dogs), and then enjoy a refreshing beverage and a delicious snack or meal in Log Haven’s outdoor amphitheater. Log Haven provides fresh water and doggie treats for Fido; owners can reward especially good pups with menu items, including K-9 game kabobs.  For more information and to make a reservation, please visit or call (801) 272-8255

About Log Haven

With its wildflowers, waterfalls and fine cuisine, Log Haven has long been considered Utah’s premier destination for romantic wilderness dining.  Established in 1994 by Owner/Operator Margo Provost, Log Haven is located in a historic log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest, just 20 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, and specializes in seasonal American cuisine.  Log Haven has garnered top Mobil, Four Diamond and Zagat rankings and Awards of Excellence from Wine Spectator and DiRoNA and has also won numerous “Best of State” awards, including “Best Fine Dining” medals from 2003-2012 and “Best Restaurant” statues in 2004, 2006 and 2007. In 2009, Log Haven was inducted into the Salt Lake magazine “Dining Hall of Fame.” In 2011, General Manager Ian Campbell was awarded the Golden Spoon Award for Hospitality from Salt Lake magazine.  Since 2010, Open Table has named Log Haven as one of the "Nation's Top Most Romantic Restaurants."

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