Our lives are truly enriched by great hospitality. Many downtown residents have felt the absence of the great spirit of downtown Salt Lake City due to the closure or limited access of bars and restaurants. We can breathe a big sigh of relief now that we can once again patronize our favorite watering holes. But Covid has taken a heavy toll on bar employees who have been … [Read more...]
Archives for March 2021
Are Sports More Important than Safety?
High school has been extremely difficult for students because of Covid-19. For 2021 seniors, it is even tougher. Their last year of high school has been unprecedented. Things have been flipped upside down. School dances and many other events have been canceled. In hard times, students need friends and extracurricular activities to unite them as a community. Yet, … [Read more...]
Will Utah Have Enough Water to Sustain Its Booming Population?
If 2020 hadn’t been apocalyptic enough, Utahns looking forward to a snowy new year got drought in January — raking leaves instead of shoveling walks, skiing on artificial powder and wondering when things might resemble normal again. For Todd Adams, Director of The Utah Division of Water Resources, the dry climate is all the more reason water managers need to carefully … [Read more...]
Art for Hope: Sugar House Public Art Project
As I stood on the closed (for construction) sidewalk in Sugar House looking at the Art for Hope exhibit on the former Deseret Industries Building, I saw different interpretations of hope, encouragement, peace, and unity. Encouragement from “We Will Grow From This,” by Ann Chen; Colleen Marshall’s “Caped Healthcare Worker,” recognizing our healthcare workers as superheroes … [Read more...]
The Impact The Open Border Policy Has on Utah
There are currently over 3,000 children detained at the border. This is just a fraction of the 11,000 unaccompanied minors who have entered the country in 2021. The number of migrants crossing the border is now at a 20-year high. “On Monday, March 12, the border patrol took in 280 minors in the Rio Grande Valley sector. America needs to know how these children … [Read more...]
Could Greater Adoption of Solar Power Save Utah From Dirty Air?
Why aren’t Utah’s political leaders using our budget surplus to expedite our transition? Utah has some of the very worst air quality in the world for the size of our population. In Utah, childhood asthma rates are some of the highest in the U.S. Our abnormally high rates of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema are all linked to our particularly high-particulate … [Read more...]
Funky, Fun & Fab Restaurant in Ogden: A Visit To WB’s Eatery
One of the coolest eateries I’ve set foot in during the past year or more is WB’s Eatery in Ogden. It anchors The Monarch on Historic 25th Street and while I’ve enjoyed takeout meals from WB’s in the past, this was our first dine-in experience and it was terrific. WB’s – which is a combination wine cafe, bar, bodega and coffee house – is open for in-house dining but also … [Read more...]
Roosters Blackberry Cream Ale
One of my favorite beer styles is India Pale Ale. I love its crisp, hoppy character. But then, I also really enjoy a good cream ale, as well as fruity beers such as Wasatch Brewing’s Blueberry Hefeweizen and Red Rock’s Lime Gose. And so, I was thrilled to come across a brew that combines the best of all three of my favorite beers from Roosters Brewing Co. It is Roosters … [Read more...]
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
As a kid I hated Brussels sprouts, as I imagine many kids do. Partly that’s because we were always served the sprouts whole. One way to get kids (and some adults) to enjoy Brussels sprouts is to shave or shred them before cooking, which makes them much more palatable. And of course, adding bacon doesn’t hurt. You could prepare the sprouts and shallots using a knife but I find … [Read more...]
Where to Brunch or Lunch for Easter in Salt Lake Area?
Easter Luncheon @ Log Haven On Easter Sunday, April 4th, Log Haven restaurant invites you, friends and family to enjoy a special Easter Luncheon with seatings available from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Award-winning Executive Chef Dave Jones will prepare a hand-crafted meal priced at $52.95 per person. Children under the age of 12 are $29.95 per person. Reservations … [Read more...]