Notes From FanX 2014: Welcome To The Show

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Today at 10.00am in the grand ballroom of the Salt Palace Convention Center, FanX 2014 kicked into action. The second spur of Salt Lake Comic Con hopes to bring 100,000 attendees to downtown SLC April 17-19. Organizer Dan Farr kicked off proceedings before quickly yielding the floor to Utah State governor Gary Herbert. See the … Read more

At Caffe d’bolla, the tao of coffee is always about pursuing beauty, perfection

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Utah’s coffee culture is a work in progress, yet to approach anything close to critical mass despite a fairly respectable number of coffeehouses that, for the most part, have managed to sustain themselves. However, only a handful of cities throughout the United States can make a legitimate claim to a coffee culture that challenges and … Read more

Leo Libations: Eat and drink the science!

 The Leonardo, Salt Lake City’s newest museum, has become a popular destination to nourish minds and palates alike.  Leo Libations is a series of classes taught by James Santangelo of The Wine Academy of Utah and fed by the Leonardo’s chef de cuisine, Zanetta Jones. Classes cover different topics; the one my husband and I … Read more

‘Wild Rides and Wildflowers’ is worthy new entry in literary canon of Utah Enlightenment

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By just mentioning death camas (a plant known very well especially by Western sheep ranchers) in their new book ‘Wild Rides and Wildflowers,’ two Utah Valley University scholars lead readers to several epiphanies, as they recount four years of press columns they wrote about riding the Great Western Trail on Mount Timpanogos. The plant becomes … Read more

Blue Man Group splashes into Salt Lake through April 6

Describe Blue Man Group. Ready Go. Impossible. Improbable. The theatrically indescribable Blue Man Group hit Salt Lake City with a splash on opening night Tuesday. The group will perform at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus through April 6. Tickets are still available in limited quantities to all remaining shows. Defying categorization, Blue … Read more

Naked Fish Japanese Bistro Review

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Naked Fish is set to change in late 2016, read more on our sister site Gastronomic Salt Lake City. I’m very fond of telling people that Salt Lake City is the next Portland. If you know me in person, I’ve probably bored you with this notion to the point you’ve now actually moved there to … Read more

NHMU exhibit demonstrates clearly Utah’s passion for making, eating great chocolate

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One of the best indicators of just how enthusiasm for fine chocolate has grown in Utah in less than a decade is the response to the chocolate exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. It’s not uncommon for the exhibit, which chronicles neatly the long cultural and anthropological history of … Read more

Fresco features Mezzo Chocolate tasting menu

In partnership with The Natural History Museum of Utah and their current exhibit, Chocolate: The Exhibition, local chocolate makers and restaurants are partnering together to create a special chocolate dish to celebrate the exhibit. For March, Fresco Italian Café’s chef Logan Holt is pairing with Mezzo Chocolate to create an amazing three-course chocolate meal for … Read more

Plan-B Theatre’s ‘3’ addresses the ‘casualties of perfectionism’ among Mormon women

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Although he calls it an “odd quirk” in his writing process, listening to certain kinds of music has been quite helpful for Eric Samuelsen in shaping the rhythmic and thematic flows of his plays. For example, in a play-in-progress about 11th century papal politics, he finds listening to rock ‘n’ roll from the late 1950s … Read more