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Locally-owned restaurant kicks off Live With a Twist event with yoga, cooking demo, kids’ activities and prizes
SANDY, Utah, July 10, 2018 – Blue Lemon Restaurants is giving summer a fresh twist by hosting a party on Saturday July 21, at its Sandy location at 11372 State Street. There will be healthy, fun activities throughout the day starting 8 a.m. with a bike ride in partnership with Scheel’s, Twist and Tone Yoga featuring TV personality Amanda Jones at 9 a.m., and a cooking demo at 10:15 a.m. by Blue Lemon’s Executive Chef Todd Leonard. Kids can enjoy face painting, a climbing wall and see pets available for adoption through the Utah Humane Society and more. There will be live music in the afternoon by Nick Whitesides and free tastings, a prize drawing for a Ladies’ Lunch and special offers throughout the day. A percentage of all purchases made that day at the Sandy location will benefit the Utah Adoption Exchange.
When Lychelle and Aaron Day founded their first Blue Lemon restaurant in Highland, Utah, they wanted to create a unique fast-casual restaurant with fresh, gourmet, locally-sourced, organic and natural foods for their family and friends. They called it food with a twist. Now 10 years later the successful duo is evolving their brand to say, don’t just eat with a twist, live with a twist!
“We now have six restaurants in Utah with a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere and we realized they could serve as community gathering places for so much more than good food,” said Lychelle Day, co-owner. “That’s why we’re evolving our brand to inspire and empower people who live in our neighborhoods to live life with a twist. Try something new. Get active and use Blue Lemon as a place to meet after you go to the gym or go for a walk with your friends, to schedule luncheons and to gather with family and friends.”
Informal gatherings are encouraged and more formal events that require catering or special arrangements can be made by calling 801-997-9933. Blue Lemon in return will be rolling out ongoing special events in all of its locations including Farmington, Cottonwood Heights, City Creek, Ogden, Sandy and Highland. Yoga classes [RG1] in partnership with Athleta SLC are being scheduled throughout the summer.
Blue Lemon is also welcoming back talented Chef Todd Leonard, who developed the first menu for the local company. Chef Todd has developed 15 new permanent and seasonal menu items including a Grilled Summer Street Corn as a starter, Warm Potato Salad and Asparagus with Blue Cheese and Pecans for sides, and six new entrees featuring rice bowls, Summer BBQ Grilled Turkey, Lemon Herb Alfredo, Seafood Lemon Pepper Pappardelle, and a Twisted Burger to name a few. He will demonstrate how to make the Warm Potato Salad and a salad vinaigrette at the July 21 party.
For more details about the Live With a Twist party, visit https://www.facebook.com/teambluelemon.
Watch a broadcast from KSL about the event here.
About Blue Lemon
Blue Lemon was founded in 2009 by Utahns, Lychelle and Aaron Day, in an effort to provide families with fresh, seasonally-driven gourmet food with a unique twist of flavors and textures at an affordable price. Blue Lemon is passionate about helping its customers Live With a Twist through healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle. This commitment to health is also carried out at Blue Lemon through eco-friendly tactics such as sourcing from local providers and using recycled materials. The local restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at its six locations in Highland, Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, City Creek, Farmington and Ogden. Blue Lemon also provides catering services for private functions and business events. For more information visit www.bluelemon.com, @blue_lemon on Twitter and on Facebook
About The Adoption Exchange
The Adoption Exchange exists to ensure all children have a family today and for the rest of their lives. The organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and was founded in 1983 by social workers and child advocates seeking to fill a void in the child welfare system, and to enhance safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. With programs that impact national trends in child welfare, The Adoption Exchange has become a leader in best practices for finding dependable, loving, adoptive families for children in foster care. To date, the agency has helped more than 9,000 children find the love and stability of a permanent family.
Blue Lemon unveiled some new dishes at the Station Park location in Farmington.
In honor of playing, outdoor fun and awesome kids, we’d like to introduce the Blue Lemon Play Area at Station Park in Farmington.
Learning how to have an active lifestyle starts at an early age. And it’s not hard… kids just need to play outside! To help our younger generation do just that, we’re proud to be associated with this awesome play area.
We think Station Park is pretty cool, and we’re proud to have a restaurant there. So next time you make a visit to eat some Blue Lemon, come visit our play area, and take a turn on the slide. Bring your kids, and show them you’re an active person.
Date: Wed, June 7th
Location: Station Park, Woodland Play Area
What’s going to happen?
Kids eat free all day, with purchase of any adult entree, at the Station Park location in Farmington.
In a day when childhood obesity and diabetes are on the rise, we want to do something about it. While blaming TV and video games might feel good, we believe that some broad cultural issues exist. Many kids don’t have access to nutritious food, and at the same time have easy access to junk food. Many kids aren’t given opportunities to be active every day. We can do better! They’re our children, for heaven’s sake.
Research shows that how a community is designed, and what elements it has, can greatly contribute to the health of children. This can affect things like obesity, diabetes, asthma, attention deficit disorder and more. Play areas and green spaces are important for their health.
Play areas also help:
We think Station Park is pretty cool, and we’re proud to have a restaurant there. So next time you make a visit to eat some nutritious and healthy Blue Lemon, come visit our play area, and take a turn on the slide. Bring your kids, and show them you’re an active person. They’ll follow your example.
We’ve all heard of autism but we might not understand it fully. World autism day is a day to increase the understanding of autism and the acceptance of spectrum disorder. This is the ninth year that World Autism Awareness Day is being recognized.
Autism spectrum disorder is a “range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences,” according to autismspeaks.org.
Autism research is always progressing. In fact, there is much researchers still don’t understand about it. Just this year, researchers identified 18 additional gene variations that appear to increase the risk of autism. To date 61 genetic variations have been identified that affect autism risk. Most of these genes affect the biological pathways in the brain, how brain cells develop and communicate with each other.
Many don’t realize that autism has subtypes, which is why it is called a spectrum disorder. Increasingly, researchers aren’t calling it autism, but “autisms.” Researchers have a goal to better identify these subtypes so treatment can be personalized.
The CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys, and 1 in 189 girls have autism. About a third of people with autism are nonverbal. A third have an intellectual disability. Certain medical and mental health issues frequently accompany autism, like gastrointestinal disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, ADHD, anxiety and phobias.
Blue Lemon will be recognizing Autism Awareness Day by giving customers in all our stores 20% off their meal if they wear blue and mention autism when they order.
We believe autism spectrum disorder needs more research and understanding, as it impacts such a large number of people and families. Show your support for the movement and join us April 2!
Check out autismspeaks.org to learn more about promising research. And look for the “light it up blue” hashtag (#LIUB).