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Delta Center to Showcase Local Food Experiences for UFC 291

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n Saturday, July 29, UFC will return to Salt Lake City for its second PPV fight in less than a year, and Delta Center, along with local restaurants, are offering a variety of uniquely Utah experiences to make it a truly memorable evening.  

Featuring the highly anticipated rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, UFC 291 is one of the most anticipated fight nights of 2023 and is on track to be the highest grossing, single-evening event in Delta Center history. UFC’s return to Salt Lake City is the result of a partnership between UFC, the Utah Sports Commission, and Smith Entertainment Group (SEG), the parent company of the Utah Jazz and Delta Center, among other Utah-centric businesses. 

In preparation, Salted Honey Hospitality – a collaboration between Levy and the Utah Jazz to manage food and beverage operations at Delta Center – are showcasing a mouthwatering array of options in an amped up fight night environment. More than 30 restaurants and vendors around Delta Center will be serving up fan favorites or limited-time specialty items for UFC 291 spectators.

Exclusively available on July 29, suite guests can opt for Asada Tacos Stations, and fans can head to the Buzzer Bar on Level 5 and access a special Craft Jose Cuervo Tradicional and Plata Cocktail Bar, which will serve four signature drinks: Tequila Espresso Martini, Paloma, Margarita, and Fruity Tonic. 

“Delta Center vendors have created a lineup of items that showcase Salt Lake City’s vibrant food scene and are meant to give a special welcome to UFC 291 guests,” says Matt Brown, Sr. Director of Operations, Salted Honey Hospitality. “A majority of ticket holders for UFC 291 will be visiting from outside Utah, so this event is an incredible opportunity to highlight the hospitality of our amazing city.”  

Visitors to Salt Lake City looking to try locals’ favorites during their time at Delta Center can try JDawgs polish and beef hot dogs served with locally baked rolls and a signature sauce; Costa Vida’s sweet pork nachos with queso and all the toppings; Cubby’s maple sweet potato fries alongside a Tri-Tip Salad; Oreo- and Cereal-based milkshakes from Spilled Milk; andFloat On’s Pineapple Float, served at the bottom of a half pineapple. Other food stations that will be available throughout the evening include Honest Acai, Iceberg, Dippin’ Dots, Bon Bon, Kettle Corn, Totally Nuts, Chick-fil-A, and Little Caesars Pizza

Fans will be able to access craft beer stations featuring multiple microbreweries from across the state including Squatters Juicy IPA and Uinta’s Hop Nosh Hazy IPA and Golden Spike Hefeweizen, while spirituous drinks and wine will be available on level 5 at the Buzzer Bar and within suites. 

Additionally, as part of a collaboration between the Utah Jazz and Visit Salt Lake, many local restaurants will be offering special deals and discounts throughout the weekend. Locals and visitors alike looking to learn more about these exclusive offers for UFC 291 should visit, with new destinations being added regularly.