Feast on Foodie Activities


Life is filled with pairs. We pair a fine wine with cheese or chocolate, we pair a craft beer with buffalo wings, and we pair winter with skiing. But on the chilly days when you want to escape indoors, get inside and pair food with one of these warm, cozy indoor winter activities. You don’t have to leave Jackson to escape the cold this winter, escape instead to incredible food experiences elevated by their views, art, and goods.

palateFood and Art

One Thursday evening per month, the National Museum of Wildlife Art hosts a Mix’d Media event. This month’s event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18. Mix’d Media pairs eating, drinking, and activities with the museum’s exquisite art and unrivaled elk refuge views. For January, the event will pair specialty food from Palate with beers from four local breweries: Grand Teton Brewing, Melvin Brewing, Roadhouse Brewing, and Snake River Brewing. In addition, give it your all as you sing karaoke or create some art of your own when you make your own coasters. This event is free to the public, and members receive one free drink. Mix’d Media is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Heather James Fine Art and SG Capital Management.

Food and a Showplayhouse

Cap off the holiday season with Jackson Hole Playhouse’s production of Snowed Inn for Christmas. This is the last week for guests to enjoy this hilariously charming Christmas show as they delight in an unbeatable fine dining experience in the Playhouse’s Saddle Rock Saloon. Your ticket includes a choice of entrée, salad, bread rolls and soft drinks. The chef salad is a satisfying starter with dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, and sliced almonds. The roasted tomato vinaigrette is a must-try. For your entrée, choose between the cherry glaze duck, halibut wellington, plum roasted ham shank, chateaubriand, or roasted stuffed Portobello mushroom. Tickets are $75 for adults, $65 for youth aged 13 to 17, and $50 for children ages 5 to 12. Specialty cocktails, including a cozy mulled wine, beer, and desserts are available for additional purchase. The real treat of this experience is your singing servers and bartenders, performing holiday favorites. They bring these tunes to life with personality and pizazz. playhouse food

Food and Shopping

On Saturday pop over to the Center for the Arts for the first ever Jackson Hole Beer and Gear Expo. From 4 to 9 p.m. in the center theater lobby, check out fresh gear finds from local and regional vendors. Your $10 admission ticket will include a food and beer voucher, which can be redeemed for beer from Melvin or Snake River Brewing, and pizza from Pinky G’s. While you peruse, enjoy music by The Beat Byrd. Buy tickets in advance on the Center for the Arts website, or at the door.


About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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