dining clubs http://kuer.org en Utah House Approves of Drinking Alcohol Before Ordering Food and other Changes to Liquor Laws http://kuer.org/post/utah-house-approves-drinking-alcohol-ordering-food-and-other-changes-liquor-laws <p>The Utah House of Representatives voted Monday to allow restaurant patrons to order drinks before ordering food.&nbsp; House Bill 218 would also make more liquor permits available for certain types of dining establishments.&nbsp;</p><p>Under current statute, restaurant customers are required to order food if they want to order an alcoholic drink.&nbsp; If they don’t, the restaurant may be fined 500 dollars, which happened to several Utah establishments recently.&nbsp; Republican Gage Froerer of Huntsville says his bill will clarify the state’s policy and prevent future fines.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:57:27 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25530 at http://kuer.org Utah House Approves of Drinking Alcohol Before Ordering Food and other Changes to Liquor Laws