Tracy Aviary has long been the bastion of bird lovers but now food lovers should put it on their “life list” too.
New to the aviary is The Bird Feeder Cafe, a shipping container bistro designed to serve both patrons of the aviary and outside visitors at Liberty Park. The Bird Feeder is one of the few places in Utah to serve Dole Whip (in two flavors) along with scratch-made soups, sandwiches, wraps and salads by chef Alexandria DeAngelo on the west side of the aviary.
Coffee is also a special offering at The Bird Feeder which serves Condor Coffee, a special blend roasted by Caffe Ibis in Logan, Utah just for Tracy Aviary. The coffee roaster is notably a triple-certified vendor having been certified as Smithsonian Bird Friendly, Fair Trade Certified and Certified Organic. Particularly important to the aviary is the Smithsonian Bird Friendly which means that the coffee beans come from farms that use a combination of foliage cover, tree height and biodiversity to provide quality habitat for birds and other wildlife.
Every sale of Condor Coffee generates a donation to California Condor conservation with $1 from every ¾ lb. bag and $0.25 from every cup going to the cause. Condor Coffee is available to buy by the bag at the Nature store, The Bird Feeder and in Harmon’s grocery stores.
Visitors to Tracy Aviary can sit above The Bird Feeder Cafe on the second story balcony and watch the birds inside the aviary or on ground level next to Andy the Condor’s enclosure. Liberty Park guests can also enjoy all the beverage and food offerings of The Bird Feeder from outside the aviary by ordering at the window.
As a conservation-focused eatery, The Bird Feeder operates free of plastic containers and can also provide catering services to all aviary events.
You’ll also have the chance to try food offerings from The Bird Feeder during the 4th annual Eat Drink SLC event happening on July 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. around the aviary.
Eat Drink SLC allows guests to nibble, nosh, sip and swirl as they walk the ground of Tracy Aviary, listening to live music and sampling seasonal fare from dozens of Salt Lake restaurants. Enjoy 80 wines from internationally known wineries and taste craft cocktails from small-batch distilleries alongside craft beers from award-winning local brewers.
“Eat Drink SLC is a delightful way to celebrate our community’s coming of age as a culinary hotspot and raise visibility for the vibrant food and drink scene with both locals and tourists,” according to Tracey Thompson, President of Vine Lore Wine and Spirits, the event’s Presenting Drink Curator.
Tickets are $90 and includes all food and drink and a complementary signature wine glass. The summer evening social also supports three local nonprofits: Tracy Aviary, Neighborhood House and SB Dance. Guests must be 21 years old and over.
To purchase tickets, visit http://eatdrinkslc.com/