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Haunted Haven, The Coop and Bestselling Food Writer in Salt Lake

Haunted Haven returns to Log Haven. Roosters opens The Coop in Layton. Nigella Lawson a bestselling food writer at The Eccles.


Haunted Haven Returns to Log Haven

Did you know that Log Haven restaurant in Millcreek Canyon is considered, by some, to be haunted? For example, General Manager Ian Campbell – who’s about as un-superstitious a person as I know – was “once walking past a freezer at Log Haven and out of the corner of his eye he saw a man with black and white clothing similar to that of a chef. Not recognizing the person, he stopped and went back only to find the room empty.”

Well, at least for three nights – October 29, 30 & 31 – Log Haven will be haunted, as the restaurant’s staff hosts three nights of Haunted Haven. “We dare you to join us,” say the folks at Log Haven, as the restaurant’s decor becomes really scary and spooky dinner specials, creepy cocktails, and free tarot card readings are offered to guests, who are encouraged to wear costumes. Haunted Haven is always very popular so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP, or there will be no tricks or treats for you.

Roosters Opens The Coop

Roosters Brewing Co. in Ogden was one of the pioneering brewpubs in the Beehive when Kym and Pete Buttschardt opened it in 1995 on Historic 25th Street. That brewpub is still thriving as is their newer Layton location, which is getting a major renovation.

In addition to a revamp of the Layton Roosters, Kym and Pete have opened a brand new 21+ bar next door to Roosters, called The Coop by Roosters. The Coop features the full range of award-winning Roosters brews and as well craft cocktails, wines, small and large plates, and more. The Coop is now open at 748 West Heritage Park Blvd. in Layton.  

Nigella at The Eccles

One of my favorite food writers/TV cooks is the talented Nigella Lawson, author of best-selling books like How to Eat, At My Table, Simply Nigella, Nigellissima, and many others, including her newest called Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients Recipes, and Stories. 

On November 18, 2022, The Delta Performance Hall at Eccles Theater will host “An Evening with Nigella Lawson.” The Eccles Center invites you to “Join us for an evening with Nigella Lawson as she shares the rhythms and rituals of life spent in the kitchen and reflects on how the process of cooking, eating and repeating embodies the story of her life. Whether asking ‘what is a recipe?’ or declaring death to the ‘guilty pleasure,’ she brings her wisdom about food and life to the fore.”

If you’re interested in picking up a copy of Cook, Eat, Repeat it and her other publications will be available at the event from Weller Book Works. Tickets range from $25 to $55 and may be purchased online by clicking here



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Food writer Ted SchefflerOriginally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.

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