As you prep for the weekend, here are five things to eat, see and do.

Getaway: Helper is on the Way

Take a road trip to Helper, Utah, where you’ll find mining and railroad history, one of the remaining Muffler Men and perhaps the best potato chips you will ever eat.

On the Table: Dumpling Fest at Mandarin

Eat your way through an array of special dumplings, each with its own dipping sauce, at Bountiful’s Mandarin Chinese restaurant this weekend.

In the Hive: What’s going on at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX

As you put put the final stitches in your cosplay outfit, check out our interview with Dan Farr, founder of Salt Lake Comic Con FanX.

Contest: SLmag Selfie

Snap a selfie and submit it to us on Instagram for a chance to win a spot on Salt Lake magazine’s cover.

The Talker: Snooping on NSA

A story of intrigue, danger and Bluffdale—Managing Editor Glen Warchol and a German reporter investigate the NSA’s Utah Data Center.