ART & SOUP takes place April 14-15 at the Sheraton City Centre, 150 W. 500 South. Admission for lunch, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., is $8. Admission for dinner, from 5 p.m.-9 p.m., is $10. Various restaurants will be sharing sample-size portions of their soup, while Utah artists will have their work on exhibit. The event benefits Community Nursing Services. (233-6100)

WENDY'S is offering a new Spinach Chicken Salad now through the summer. The salad, featuring baby spinach and crisp romaine, chicken, grape tomatoes, bacon, chopped egg and garlic croutons, is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C and a good source of calcium and dietary fiber.

MIKADO'S downtown and Cottonwood restaurants are hosting an all-you-can-eat St. Patrick's Day party at 5:30 p.m. March 17, with Japanese fusion dishes, St. Patrick's Day-themed sushi and green sake.

"This is a great alternative for anybody who loves St. Patrick's Day but is looking for something other than the traditional brats and green beer," said Mikado owner Gene Kwon. Reservations are required. (328-0929)

METROPOLITAN is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for those going to the symphony, opera or other theatrical productions in downtown Salt Lake City. At $25 per person, the dinner comes with a guarantee to be served in one hour, or the meal is on the house. The current menu is inspired by "Oklahoma!" which recently played at the Capitol Theater: Red-Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs with Rosemary Polenta and Roasted Winter Vegetables, Watercress Salad with Fuji Apples, and Classic Creme Brulee. When "Riverdance" comes to town, diners can expect another related theme. (364-3472)

HARMONS GROCERY STORES plans to raise $90,000 for Special Olympics Utah during March. All 11 Harmons stores will donate a percentage of frozen-food sales to the nonprofit organization. In addition, Harmons will have Special Olympics icons available for a minimum donation of $1 at checkout stands. Customers can sign the icons, which will be used to decorate the stores. Special Olympics athletes will be on hand to greet store customers this weekend and next.


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