Naked Fish Japanese Bistro Review

chef sunny prepares amuse bouche at naked fish

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

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

Martine Cafe and Judd’s Hill

Keen watchers of our what’s on guide will no doubt have spotted three stellar wine dinners last week – each raising a glass to 25 years of Judd’s Hill Winery. Courtesy of Martine Cafe and local wine brokers Libation, I got to join in on their celebrations. If the back story of Judd’s Hill Winery … Read more

Utah ‘Transmormon’ film by OHO Media, VideoWest garners Artistic Vision Award at Big Sky Film Fest

Eri Hayward, today

‘The most striking thing about the crowd is their ordinariness: just a bunch of earnest suburban moms and dads, accompanied by young children still so androgynous-looking that the trans kids are indistinguishable from their non-trans siblings.’ — Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nov. 7, 2013 Eri Hayward, the young Utah woman at the heart … Read more

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant

ikura with quail egg at kyoto japanese restaurant

Even when I first stepped foot through the doors of Kyoto Japanese Restaurant – nearly some fourteen years ago – the restaurant was already one of the most popular restaurants in SLC, careering towards two decades of success. As a stranger to Japanese cuisine, Kyoto’s longevity gave me the confidence to step outside my comfort … Read more