New Cocktail Menu at Red Iguana

La Sorpresa margarita at Red Iguana.

Red Iguana is nationally known for its moles, making the Mexican restaurant notorious for hours-long wait times at both of its West side locations in Salt Lake City.  But before you blindly order a run-of-the-mill margarita to go with your amarillo mole, you might want to take a second glance at the cocktail menu. Recently … Read more

Utah Opera’s The Pearl Fishers

The Pearl Fishers at Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City.

Utah Opera is back with its second production of the season: The Pearl Fishers, a tale of friendship, forbidden love and sacrifice. The rarely performed opera was written by George Bizet (better known for Carmen) in 1863 and received such harsh criticism that it was not revived in the composer’s lifetime after the initial production … Read more

Utah Symphony’s Vivace Group Makes Classical Music Fun

The Utah Symphony takes a bow at Abravanel Hall.

The problem with the symphony is it has a reputation for being a boring, stuffy event designed for the elderly. Luckily, there is an answer to that problem.  And the answer is Vivace. Utah Symphony’s Vivace is an everyone-is-invited group of classical music enthusiasts (including both genre experts and novices) that attend the symphony together … Read more

Utah Opera’s Madame Butterfly

Yunah Lee and Eric Fennell at rehearsal for Utah Opera's Madame Butterfly.

It is a colorful tale of cultures clashing, of love and sacrifice, and most of all, of stunningly beautiful music. Madame Butterfly is one of the most-performed operas of all time, touching audiences for more than a century with the semi-true story of Butterfly, the young Japanese geisha who marries an American naval officer only … Read more

A Guide to Food at the University of Utah Football Games

Rice Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

The breeze has a bit of a crispness to it, the sun sets a little sooner each day, and the farmers’ markets are brimming with fresh produce.  Yep, it’s officially fall.  And that means one thing and one thing only: it’s football season! For those of us dwelling in Salt Lake City, our closest contact … Read more

Best Restaurant Patios in Salt Lake City

Fresco Italian Café's patio in Salt Lake City.

When the greatest snow on earth finally melts in Utah, everyone emerges from hibernation anxious to feel the warmth of the sun.  Salt Lake City comes alive with people doing everything and anything outside. Eating is no exception. Dining outside is one of the best parts of summer in Salt Lake City.  Nothing beats eating … Read more

Best Bars in Salt Lake City

Cocktails at Bar X in Salt Lake City.

For the most upto date info on the SLC bar scene, see our sister site Gastronomic SLC and their list of the best SLC bars for 2018. The Salt Lake City bar scene is finally overflowing with places to drink.  Several new bars just joined the scene while old favorites continue to be great standbys.  … Read more

Utah Opera’s The Abduction from the Seraglio

Andrew Stenson as Belmonte and Celena Shafer as Konstanze during rehearsal for the Abduction from the Seraglio.

Utah Opera’s final performance for the 2013-2014 season is The Abduction from the Seraglio, a comic opera by Mozart full of cheery scenery and cheeky laughs.  While the production is lighthearted, the music contains some of the most difficult arias in opera.  The Abduction opened to a full house on Saturday night at Capitol Theater … Read more

Utah Opera Presents Turandot

Utah Opera Turandot rehearsal

Love, passion and death are guarantees in opera and Turandot is no exception.  It’s the tale of a cold-hearted princess who requires suitors to answer a series of riddles in order to win her hand in marriage–but a wrong answer results in death.  The opera is extravagant on several levels, with a massive cast, an … Read more