Ted Johnson and Dick Bass built a recreation legacy. Snowbird’s millionaire oil tycoon and financier Dick Bass was an outdoor icon. Bass jet-setted the world’s highest peaks, summiting seven of them in his fifties. Bass not only set world records, he also started a trend that other aging, adventurous multi-millionaires would follow. John Krakauer’s famous Everest expedition … [Read more...]
Archives for December 2021
Mountains of Money: What Happened to Utah Ski Resorts?
For better or for worse, our beloved ski resorts are full of high-speed quads, trams and gondolas. They race skiers atop mountains in less than half the time of the old rope tows or clunky, slow regular chair lifts. But there is just one downside ... Powder days have become powder mornings or even powder hours. With a huge abundance of skiers on the mountains (thanks to the … [Read more...]
MORE PAGO TO LOVE: Pago 2.0 Opens on Main
When restaurateur Scott Evans opened Pago restaurant in 2009 in the 9th and 9th neighborhood, “farm-to-table,” “artisan,” “craft,” and “local” weren’t terms nearly as pervasive in the culinary world as they are today. He deserves credit for creating one of the first local restaurants to use and promote local products from businesses like Beehive Cheese, Clifford Family Farms, … [Read more...]
Spicy Asian Beef
Here is a simple but very tasty recipe for Asian-style beef. You could serve it with rice or as a salad, or even just by itself as an appetizer. Or, make it into lettuce cups. However you use the beef, I think you’ll find it to be vibrant and delicious. Ingredients: FOR THE BEEF & MARINADE 12 ounces flank steak 2 Tbsp water 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. … [Read more...]
Hess Collection Wines Perfect for Holidays
For quite some time, Hess Family Wine Estates and, more recently Hess Persson Estates, has been one of my favorite sources for excellent wine values. Hess is a family-owned, fifth-generation company committed to responsible agricultural and business practices. The Hess family’s wineries in California produce award-winning wines made with sustainable production and growing … [Read more...]
Holiday Gift Ideas, Whiskey Dinners and more
WB’s Gift Ideas At WB’s Eatery in Ogden’s The Monarch, as well as online, you can purchase unique gift boxes and packs, as well as jams, cocktail kits and more - any of which would make a terrific gift for the holidays. If you or yours loves a good (non-alcoholic) Margarita, I’d suggest the Margarita Box from WB’s Market, which includes 750ml Ritual Zero Proof Tequila … [Read more...]
After 18 years City Creek Antiques Store is Closing at the End of the Year
City Creek Antiques has been operated by Carmen von Bothmer for the past eighteen years and will be closing its doors after December 2021. Originally started by Carmen and her late husband David as Litvin Gallery, Carmen says she “grew up with antiques,” and she met and married her husband over their common love of antiquing. Back then there were five people working in … [Read more...]
The Main Street Divide: Remembering Main Street Salt Lake City of Christmas Past
Downtown Salt Lake City’s Main Street has always had two very distinct halves: The North half is almost all LDS-Church-owned and now the billion-dollar City Creek Center has almost every fashionable Wall Street traded chain store one could hope for (Tiffany's, Louis Vuitton, Coach). With over five million annual visitors to Salt Lake City’s Temple each year, now we can host … [Read more...]
What Does CBD Oil Taste Like and Are CBD Capsules a Solution?
CBD oils are often considered the best way to take CBD supplements. This is partly because they are one of the original methods of consuming CBD and are therefore seen to be the most traditional. CBD oils are also highly versatile and allow the consumer to decide on the best way to use them. Users can also change the dosage whenever they feel. Despite this, many people are … [Read more...]
Did These Utah Multi-Level Marketing Companies Really Need Giant PPP Loans?
Utah multi-level marketing companies thrived during the pandemic, so why did they need PPP loans? The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with Utah Stories. While many U.S. industries have gone under or struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, many multilevel marketing businesses appear to be bounding through it without a … [Read more...]