Amid COVID-related shutdowns and shifting regulations, Salt Lake City breweries had to adapt over the last year — and creativity plus a healthy dose of humor went a long way in achieving that. Several breweries used the opportunity to release limited edition brews that alluded to the craziness of the pandemic. They found that the timeliness of these … [Read more...]
Archives for March 2021
Are Utah Breweries Transforming into Hard Seltzer Factories?
Move over White Claw — craft seltzers have arrived in Salt Lake City. Several Capitol City breweries have recently added the fruity, bubbly beverages to their line-up, joining the ever-growing hard seltzer market that continues to see enormous growth. “We tend to make unusual beverages, like crazy sours, so seltzers were definitely up our alley,” said Alexandra Ortiz de … [Read more...]
Is the Rise of Hard Seltzer the Future of Craft Beer?
It all started with a few billboards for White Claw... That was before I saw the end caps in supermarkets. Then I believe the ads appeared on buses and Trax. “Could this really be happening?“ I thought. “Could this White Claw and ‘hard seltzer’ replace beer as La Croix and energy drinks are replacing soda?" Consumer fads are hard to differentiate from actual cultural … [Read more...]
Who is Mitt Romney?
This past week Mitt Romney appeared out to prove all of the Utahns who are calling him a RINO (Republican in Name Only), that he is in fact a fiscal conservative as he called Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid Relief package, "a clunker". Romney pointed out how the United States is currently $23 trillion in debt, and that as interest rates begin to rise, there is no doubt that the … [Read more...]
Will The Church Be Softening Its Policy Regarding The Same Sex Marriage?
It’s been one year since BYU issued a statement that they will not be allowing nor providing any type of endorsement for same-sex couples or same-sex marriage. This statement released by the BYU honor code came as a blow to LGBQT students enrolled at BYU. Student organizer Baily Luck, a senior put together flyers and organized around fifty students who hiked up the hill with … [Read more...]
Utah Event Venues Will Be Opening Up
Many entertainment venues will be able to reopen Dreamscapes in Gateway will be opening to a more full capacity, due to an announcement given by Governor Spencer Cox. Venues can open up shoulder to shoulder. It appears that theaters such as Hale Center Theater will be moving to full capacity under the new health department guidelines. But if people are eating and drinking … [Read more...]
Indian Cuisine North & South: Takeaway Meals at 2 Far Flung Indian Eateries
When I was a relatively broke graduate student living in New York City, I would treat myself, occasionally, to meals at the dirt-cheap Indian restaurants that lined East 6th Street in the East Village. Dinner with drinks could be had for seven bucks or so and I developed an addiction to searing hot and spicy Indian fare. Of course, Indian cuisine isn’t necessarily spicy; much … [Read more...]
Squatters New Grandeur Peak Adventure Pack
Squatters recently launched their new “Adventure Pack” - a mixed 12-pack of Grandeur Peak Spiked Sparkling Water. In spring of 2019, Squatters released Utah’s first craft seltzer, a duo 12-pack of Ruby Red Grapefruit and Utah Cherry. Two new flavors, Mango Paradise and Peach, now join the lineup in the Adventure Pack. “As with our beer, quality is of the utmost importance to … [Read more...]
Spicy Asian Rice Noodles
This is a super simple, spicy Asian noodle dish that is easy to make but packed with flavor. You could substitute egg/wheat noodles for the rice noodles, but I like using rice noodles in this recipe since they can just be soaked to soften; they don’t need to be cooked. Ingredients: 8 oz. wide rice noodles ½ cup lower sodium soy sauce ¼ cup rice vinegar 2 Tbsp. … [Read more...]
What to do on Wednesdays in SLC?
Yoga & Beer @ The Gateway Each and every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., The Gateway teams up with Squatters/Wasatch beers and Salt Lake Power Yoga to host YOGA & BEER. Yes, this is a chance to combine two things you love: yoga and beer. “The talented instructors at Salt Lake Power Yoga will lead this series with a power flow yoga, integrating optional Squatters/Wasatch … [Read more...]