Pago Summer Sommelier Series: Santa Giustina

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I’m fortunate enough to eat at more wine dinners than makes healthy sense. Yes, that was your cue to whip up a tune on your world’s smallest violin (idea: someone should actually kickstart those). In contrast, you may notice I write very little about these dinners. Firstly, there’s the sheer ephemeral nature of the events, … Read more

For Plan-B Theatre, ‘The Season of Eric’ is high point of artistic satisfaction for performers, audiences alike

NOTE: This is the first of three installments about Plan-B Theatre’s season. The second installment will highlight the upcoming ‘And The Banned Played On’ event which will be held May 3 at The Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts. ‘So: the Season of Eric. And I’m Eric; apparently sufficiently known (or at least notorious) to … Read more

Notes From FanX 2014: Heroes

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The first day of the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con FanX show began with a message about heroes. In their welcome to the show press conference, surrounded by a circle of notable public servants, show producer Dan Farr and Utah State Governor Gary Herbert expounded on the theme of heroes in our daily lives. Ending … Read more

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

Wild Rides and Wildflowers

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