Salt Lake Magazine Butte Preview: Passion Pit2015-05-21T21:03:00+00:00Christie Gehrke/blog/author/ChristieG/<p>In the summer of 2012, indie-electronic-pop band Passion Pit was scheduled to play a Twilight Concert Series show, but the gig was scrapped along with most of their tour, amid turmoil that would reshape the band. </p> <p>Frontman Michael Angelakos would soon seek help for bipolar disorder, a condition he was diagnosed with as a teenager, and in the aftermath all of the band members abandoned ship. The implosion left Passion Pit in limbo, right on the heels of their breakthrough success, <em>Take a Walk</em>. </p> <p><img alt="" height="336" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/passionpit.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Now Angelakos has regrouped, so to speak, and he and a new crew of musicians are schedule to kick off the Red Butte Garden Summer Concert Series on Friday—on the heels of the release of their newest album <em>Kindred</em></p> <p>Angelakos <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/11824/%20http:/">told</a> <em>Billboard</em> magazine earlier this month that he’s now more stable than he’s ever been. In fact, he filmed a public <a href="">service announcement</a> for mental health non-profit Bring Change 2 Mind. Still, evidence of the toll his illness took is evident in the new album.</p> <p>Don’t let the pop-sound and catchy melodies fool you, <em>Kindred</em> is full of dark lyrics and religious imagery suiting a psychic rebirth. For example, in the first single from the new album, the dancy “Lifted Up (1985),” Angelakos sings "I'm so tired I fight so hard and come back beaten / Beacon, burn through it brightly / Soared through a sliver of space.”</p> <p>Doors open at 6:30, the show starts at 7:30. HOLYCHILD, a self-described “Bratpop” duo from Los Angeles, opens the show. The forecast calls for cool temperatures and rain, not atypical for early-season Red Butte shows, so dress warmly and bring a poncho. The show is sold out, but don’t be too surprised if you can find people, scared off by inclement weather, unloading tickets at the gate. </p>Web Extra: A Day in the Life of a Lucky Utah Dog, plus a comprehensive list of dog services2015-05-21T17:33:00+00:00Mary Brown Malouf/blog/author/mary/<p><em>Below you'll find our "A Day in the Life of a Lucky Utah Dog" write up from our May/June 2015 issue, featuring a full day of dog services in and around Salt Lake City. You'll also find a comprehensive list of dog services not found in our print magazine.</em></p> <p><span><span><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/wt0c7499.jpg" width="491"></span></span></p> <p><strong>A Day in the Life of a Lucky Utah Dog</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>Start the morning with a quick cup of coffee for you and a free treat for Fido—<a href=""><strong>Caffe </strong></a></span></span><a href=""><strong>Expresso</strong></a><span> (902 S. 1100 East, SLC, 801-322-</span><span><span>2077) is famous for friendly service and free </span></span><span>dog bones.</span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span>Then head to everyone’s favorite off-leash playground, </span><a href=""><strong>Tanner Park/Parleys Historic Nature Park</strong></a><span> (2470 S. Heritage Way (2700 East), SLC)</span><strong>,</strong><span> for a couple of hours of romping.</span><span> </span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>If you don’t want to go solo and you’re looking for romance, log on to <a href=""><strong></strong></a> and set up a doggie date; if you just want to socialize, plan ahead and check out <a href=""><strong></strong></a> —the group schedules </span></span><span>frequent canine-cum-human hikes.</span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span>Dog parks and dog hikes inevitably result in dirty dogs, so post-hike head for </span><a href=""><strong>Dirty Johnson’s</strong></a><span> (2823 S. 2300 East, SLC, 801-486-0683). There you can either wash your pet in the self-service dog wash, or schedule a full-on grooming session, including nail trim and anal gland excretion, with one of the pros.</span><span> </span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>Drop into <a href=""><strong>Oasis Cafe</strong></a> (151 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-322-0404)<strong> </strong>and enjoy a leisurely and healthy lunch dog seating is allowed in the breezeway during patio season.</span></span><span> </span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>Take a slow and mud-free window shopping walk through <a href=""><strong>City Creek Center</strong></a> (50 S. Main St., SLC).</span></span><span> </span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>The evenings are long in the summer; a walk up <a href=""><strong>Ensign Peak Trail</strong></a> could be the best way to end the afternoon. The trail is easy and well-maintained so your pooch’s pedicure won’t be marred.</span></span><span> </span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>Too hot? Take your pet for a swim. <a href=""><strong>Barley’s Canine Recreation</strong></a> (2827 S. 2300 East, SLC, 801-467-6069) has the first and—so far—only heated, public, indoor dog swimming pool, with special circulation systems to keep things clean.</span></span><span> </span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>Then dry off and watch the sun set from the patio at <a href=""><strong>Em’s</strong></a> (271 Center St., SLC, 801-596-0566)<strong> </strong>a few blocks away, then meet other dog-minded friends for an evening tipple and a gourmet s’more at <a href=""><strong>Campfire Lounge</strong></a> (837 E. 2100 South, SLC, 801-467-3325).</span></span><span> </span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span>When it’s finally bedtime, check in at <a href=""><strong>Hotel Monaco</strong></a> (15 W. 200 South, SLC, 801-595-0000)<strong> </strong>a<strong> </strong>notably pet-friendly place—in February, the hotel actually hosted a reception and a day of pampering for Utah avalanche dogs and their trainers. Book the Best Friends Pet Package. The pet-loving staff will greet you, or rather your dog, with treats and a toy, provide you with a pet bed, food bowl and water bowl at a special price. You’ll receive a complimentary sweet treat—give your dog the same turn-down service by placing a special biscuit (choose from over 20 flavors) from <a href=""><strong>Maw &amp; Paws Bakery</strong></a> (Brickyard Plaza Shopping Center, 1227 E. 3300 South, Millcreek, 801-487-3838) on your dog’s pillow.</span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>Good dog.</span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><strong><br></strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><strong>WEB EXTRA: View our comprehensive list of dog services below:</strong> </p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><strong>Dog Daycare/ Spa &amp; Retreat Services:</strong></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Barley's Canine Recreation Center</a><br>2827 S. 2300 East, SLC, 801-­467-­6069</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Camp Barkalot</a><br>360 Whitney Avenue, SLC, 801-­485-­2030</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Dog Mode</a><br>4030 S. 210 West, SLC, 801-­261-­2665</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Doginhaus</a><br>2756 Rasmussen Road, Park City, 435-­649-­9222</p> <p align="LEFT"><strong><br></strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><strong>Dog Walker/Hiker:</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">AARF Pet Care</a><br>Provides pet sitting for all types of animals, and walking and hiking adventures for dogs on SLC’s east bench from the Avenues to Draper.<br>801-647-8249</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""> SLC Dog Sitters<br></a>877-411-3436</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Train Walk Poop</a><br>160 E Burton Ave, SLC, 801-686-8364</p> <p align="LEFT"><strong><br></strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><strong>Off-Leash Parks SLC:</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Tanner Park/ Parleys Historic Nature Park</a><br>2470 South Heritage Way (2700 East), SLC</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Pioneer Park</a><br>300 West 350 South, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Herman Franks Park</a><br>700 E. 1300 South, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Jordan Park</a><br>900 W. 1000 South, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Freedom Trail at Memory Grove</a><br>375 North Canyon Road, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Lindsey Gardens</a><br></span></span>9th Avenue &amp; “M” Street, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Rotary Glen Park</a><br></span></span>2850 E Sunnyside (840 S), East of Hogle Zoo, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Cottonwood Park</a><br>300 N. 1645 West, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Sandy City Dog Park</a><br>300 E. David Circle, Sandy, 801-­568-­2900</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Millrace Park Dog Park</a><br>1200 W. 5400 South, Taylorsville</p> <p align="LEFT"><strong><br></strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><strong>Off-Leash Dog Parks Park City:</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Willow Creek Dog Pond</a><br>Located off of Old Ranch Road at 4460 Split Rail Lane, Park City</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>Park City Dog Park At the Recreation Complex<br></span></span>Roundvalley Dr. Gilmore Dr., Park City </p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Trailside Park</a><br>5705 Trailside Dr., Park City</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">The Woods at Parley's Lane</a><br>4275 Sunrise Dr., Park City </p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Run-A-Muk Trail area</a><br>Utah Olympic Parkway, Park City </p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><strong><br></strong></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><strong>Dog Friendly Hikes:</strong></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT">The Living Room­ Red Butte Garden/ Big Beacon Loop<br>Red Butte Garden, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT">Milcreek Canyon (off leash odd days)<br>East on 3800 South (Mill Creek Canyon Road) from 3500 East (Wasatch Blvd.), SLC</p> <p align="LEFT">Neffs Canyon Trail off leash<br>End of the road White Way (4175 East 4245 South) Olympus Cove, SLC</p> <p align="LEFT">Mount Olympus Trail<br>Steep trail, so bring plenty of water for you and your dog. <br>5789 Wasatch Boulevard, Holladay</p> <p align="LEFT">Dimple Dell Equestrian Park (leash only)<br>10400 S. 1300 East, Sandy</p> <p align="LEFT">Ferguson Canyon (leash only)<br>Wasatch Drive­ turn on Prospector Drive then turn onto Timberline Drive<br>Cottonwood Heights</p> <p align="LEFT">Little Mountain Rail Trail<br>Plain City (Little Mountain MP 1.0) to Little Mountain (MP 11.0)<br>Ogden</p> <p align="LEFT">Waterfall Canyon<br>Top of 29th Street, Ogden</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span>Provo River Parkway<br></span></span>Utah Lake State Park (Provo) to Vivian Park (Provo Canyon)</p> <p align="LEFT">Mill Loop Trail American Fork Canyon at Tibble Fork Reservoir<br>Located on SR­92, take I­-15 Highland exit.<br>American Fork</p> <p align="LEFT">Bristlecone Pine Trail<br>Located along Highway 14, about 18 miles east of Cedar City</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><strong><br></strong></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><strong>Dog Training</strong></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Calling All Dogs</a><br>Cottonwood Village, 6221 Highland Drive, Holladay, 801-273-3647</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">K­9 Lifeline<br></a>1010 E. Draper Parkway (12300 S.), Draper, 801­-272-­1159</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Live Oak Dog Obedience<br></a>1488 E. 10810 South, Sandy, 801-891-­2681</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Wasatch Canine Camp<br></a>Eagle Mountain, 801-735­1978</p> <p align="LEFT"><strong><br></strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><strong>Dog Friendly Restaurants</strong></p> <p align="LEFT">(Call restaurants to check for specific restrictions)</p> <p align="LEFT">Atlantic Cafe &amp; Market<br>325 S Main St., SLC, 801-524-9900 </p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Coffee Garden</a><br>878 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-355-3425</span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Em’s Restaurant<br></a>271 N. Center Street, SLC, 801-596-0566</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Este Pizzeria Sugar House<br></a>2148 S. 900 East, SLC, 801-485-3699<br></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Les Madeleines</a><br>216 E. 500 South, SLC, 801-355-2294</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span>Liberty Heights Fresh Cafe</span></a><br><span>1290 S. 1100 East, SLC, </span><span>801-583-7374</span></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Log Haven<br></a>6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd., SLC, 801-272-8255<a href=""><br></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Oasis Cafe</a><br>151 S. 500 East, SLC, 801-322-0404 </span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><a href="">Spitz SLC<br></a>35 E. Broadway, SLC, 801-364-0286<a href=""><br></a></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Sunrise Bistro</a><br>2095 E. 1300 South, SLC, 801-582-4539 </span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><strong>Park City area Restaurants</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Blind Dog Grill</span></span></a><br>1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City, 435-655-0800</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Butcher’s Chop House &amp; Bar</span></span></a><br>751 Main Street, Park City, 435-647-0040</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Adolph’s Restaurant &amp; Bar</span></span></a><br>1500 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 435-649-7177 </p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Windy Ridge<br></a>1250 Iron Horse Dr, Park City, 435-647-0880<a href=""><br></a></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">The Bridge Cafe &amp; Grill</a><br></span></span>825 Main Street, suite 201 upper deck, Park City, 435-658-5451</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Sushi Blue<br></a>1571 Redstone Center Dr. #140, Park City, 435-575-4272</span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Collie’s Sports Bar &amp; Grill</a><br>738 Main St., Park City, 435-649-0888</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Snake Creek Grill ­<br></a></span></span>650 W. 100 South #6, Heber City, 435-654-2133</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Wasatch Back Grill &amp; Deli­<br></a></span></span>550 W. 100 South, Heber City, 435-654-6415 </p> <p align="LEFT"> </p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><strong>Dog Friendly Hotels</strong></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Hotel Monaco</a><br>15 W. 200 South, SLC, 800-805-1801  </span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Sorrel River Ranch<br></a></span></span>Mile 17 Highway 128, Moab, 435-259-4642</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Montage Deer Valley</a><br>9100 Marsac Avenue, Park City, 435-604-1300</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">The St Regis Deer Valley<br></a></span></span>2300 Deer Valley Dr. E, Park City, 435-940-5700</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Waldorf Astoria Park City<br></a></span></span>2100 Frostwood Dr., Park City, 435-647-5500</p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><a href="">Hyatt Escala Lodge Park City<br></a></span></span>3551 N. Escala Court, Park City, 435-940-1234</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Park Plaza Resort Park City<br></a>2060 Sidewinder Drive Unit 1, Park City, 435-649-0870 </p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><strong>Dog Friendly Shopping</strong></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT">(Contact stores to check for specific restrictions)</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Anthropologie</a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Barnes &amp; Noble</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>City Creek Shopping Center</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Gateway Shopping District</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Gap</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Home Depot</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Lowes</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Lush Cosmetics</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Macy’s</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Nordstrom</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Petsmart</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Petco</span></span><span> </span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Pottery Barn</span></span><span> </span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href=""><span><span>Restoration Hardware</span></span></a></p> <p align="LEFT"> </p> <p align="LEFT"><strong>Dog Treat Boutiques</strong></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Dogs Meow<br></a>2047 E. 3300 South. SLC, 801-468-0700<br>866 E. 12300 South, Draper, 801-501-0818</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Ma &amp; Paws Bakery</a><br>1227 E. 3300 South, SLC, 801-487-3838</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Moab Barkery</a><br>82 N. Main, Moab, 435-259-­8080</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">The REaD Cat</a><br>42 E. Center St., Kanab, 435-250­-4111</p> <p align="LEFT"> </p> <p align="LEFT"><span><span><strong>Self Serve Dog Wash</strong></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Paw Paw’s Self Serve Dog Wash<br></a>624 S. 300 West, SLC, 801-531-­4200</p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="">Dirty Johnson’s Dog Wash<br></a>2823 S. 2300 East, SLC, 801-486-­0683</p> <p align="LEFT">Bob Dog’s Self Service Dog Wash<br>2915 E. 3300 South, SLC, 801-463­-1117</p> <p align="LEFT"> </p> <p align="LEFT"><a href="/in-the-magazine/june-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our May/June 2015 issue.</a></p>Shop Local, Give Local at Madison McCord Interiors2015-05-21T10:54:00+00:00Jaime Winston/blog/author/jaime/<p class="p1">Next week, <a href="">Madison McCord Interiors</a> and <a href="">Local First Utah</a> celebrate buying local with a reception and fundraiser.</p> <p class="p2">The Shop Local, Give Local event will give guests a chance to socialize over food and drinks while getting to know Madison McCord and other local businesses, including Namedroppers, CRUDE Personal Care, Stella &amp; Dot, Even Stevens Sandwiches and House of Tenebris.</p> <p class="p2">Of course, guests can also go shopping at the event. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to Local First Utah.</p> <p class="p2">The event will be held on May 28, 6–9 p.m. Madison McCord is located at 3960 S. Highland Drive.</p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/local_flyer.png" width="490"> </p> <p class="p1">Madison McCord stocks top-quality, designer furnishings, name brand samples and overstock specials. Inventory changes weekly.</p>Mary&#39;s Recipe: It&#39;s Pie Time2015-05-21T09:50:00+00:00Mary Brown Malouf/blog/author/mary/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="374" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/main-pie-image.jpg" width="500"></p> <p> </p> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Chef Jeff Masten never meant to be king of pies. When he opened <a href="">Left Fork Grill</a>, he planned to serve cheesecake, pudding and layer cake along with pie as part of his comfort food menu. But word of his pie prowess spread, and he now serves 12 to 14 different pies every day. Savvy regulars know to get in orders for their favorite slice even before they’ve decided between corned beef hash or meatloaf for the main meal.</p> <div class="page" title="Page 2"><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/jeff-masten-pie.jpg" width="400"><br><em>Chef Jeff Masten, the Pie Man</em></div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"><strong><br></strong></div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"><strong>Tips from the Pie Man</strong></div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <ul> <li>Always use a glass pie plate, not metal.</li> <li>If available, try to use MacIntosh apples.</li> <li>After you lay the bottom crust in the pie plate, rap the pan sharply on the cutting board to make sure the dough is fitted to the plate.</li> <li>Use unsweetened frozen fruit.</li> <li>Use scissors to cut off the excess bottom crust and don’t cut off too much.</li> <li>Brush the edge of the bottom crust with water before laying on the top crust to create a strong seal between the two.</li> <li>Brush the top crust with an egg beaten with a few tablespoons of milk for a shiny, brown finish.</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong>Jeff Masten’s Pie Crust</strong></p> <ul> <li>Makes one 9-inch pie crust. For a 2-crust pie, double the recipe.</li> <li>1 cup flour (Masten only uses Gold Medal flour, unbleached. His mother told him to.)</li> <li>1/3 cup lard</li> <li>1/2 tsp. salt</li> <li>2 to 4 Tbsp. water</li> <li>Chill the lard at least 4 hours. Sift flour and salt together. Cut the lard in pieces. Add half the lard to the flour and cut in with a pastry blender until it looks like corn meal. </li> <li>Then add the other half of lard and cut it in, leaving the pieces bigger. (“The first blending stirs up enough gluten to make the crust hold together; the second ensures flakiness.”) Masten spins the stainless steel bowl as he cuts the fat and flour together. </li> <li>Using a fork, stir in water, dribble by dribble, until the dough clumps. Knead lightly and briefly on a floured board. Shape into a flat round and let rest while making the filling. Roll out the dough.</li> <li>Tips: Chef Masten sifts in the flour and salt, then cuts in the lard before adding ice water just until the dough forms a ball easily. He rolls it out on a floured board, places it in a glass pan. Apple slices are mixed with a tablespoon or so of flour, plus sugar and spices, then spooned into the crust so they mound up. He brushes the edge of the bottom crust with water, unfolds the top crust over it, pressing it to seal. Then he places the pie on a can so he can turn it as he trims and crimps the crust. Finally, he vents the crust and brushes the top with a mixture of milk and beaten egg for a shiny finish.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img alt="" height="360" src="/site_media/uploads/January2014/2nd-pie-image.jpg" width="500"></p> <p><strong>How I make my pies</strong></p> <ul> <li><span>Cut 1 stick of butter into teaspoon-sized chunks. Put it in the freezer. Be sure you have some ice water.</span></li> <li><span>Put the clean, dry bowl and blade of your food processor in the fridge. Heck, if your kitchen is really hot, put your 1 cup of flour in the fridge, because cold is the first key.</span></li> <li><span>Pulse 1 3/4 cups flour and 1 tsp. salt in the processor. Add the butter and pulse on and off for a few seconds at a time, until the mizture is crumbly. With the processor running, dribble in drops of ice water. The second the dough starts to clump, stop the water and turn off the processor. Form dough into a flat ball, wrap it in plastic and let it rest in the refridgerator at least half an hour. That's the second key.</span></li> <li><span>Roll it out, using as little flour as possible, to 1/4 inch thick. Fold in quarters, drape over a pan, and cut the edges.</span></li> <li><span>Slice 5-6 cups of peaches. Mix in 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup raspberries. Follow </span><span>Masten's instructions (above)</span><span> for filling and topping the pie, then bake it for 10 minutes at 450, lower oven to 350 and bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Upside Down Pie<em>,</em><span> by </span><a href="">Les Madeleines</a><span>' Romina Rasmussen</span></strong></p> <p>The classic version is, of course, French. Tarte tatin is an upside-down apple pie. Les Madeleines' Romina Rasmussen makes hers with carmalized apples flambéed in brandy in puff pastry.</p> <ul> <li>Line a 9-inch pie plate with foil. Smear 2-3 Tbsps. softened butter over foil. </li> <li>Press 2/3 cup toasted sliced almonds and 1/3 cup light brown sugar into butter.</li> <li>Cover with bottom crust, then fill and cover with top crust. Seal, flute, and prick.</li> <li>Bake at 450 for 10 minutes; lower heat to 375 and bake 35-40 minutes. Let pie cool completely before turning out and removing foil.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Crust options</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Freeform:</em> The French call it a galette, and you can, too. Instead of fitting your dough to a pie plate, make a freeform tart. Roll out the dough and place it on a baking sheet. Heap the filling in the middle, leaving several inches of crust bare around the perimeter. Fold those edges up, pleating as you go and leaving a center portion of the filling uncovered. Dot that filling with butter and bake.</li> <li><em>Handpies:</em> Particularly popular in the South, where they are often fried. Roll out smaller disks of dough, put a few tablespoons of filling just off-center, then fold the circle of dough in half. Be sure to brush with water and seal well. Brush with egg wash and bake.</li> <li><em>Purchased: </em>If even the thought of making your own crust makes you want to lie down and cry, never mind. Frozen dough is fine. The dough you put in the pan yourself is better than the stuff that is sold in the pan. But anything is better than a no-pie existence.</li> </ul>Ya&#39;ll welcome Nathalie Dupree to Harmons City Creek!2015-05-20T16:05:00+00:00Mary Brown Malouf/blog/author/mary/<p>It can be and has been argued (remember, I was born in Atlanta and raised in Texas) that Southern cooking is the epitome of American cuisine. And it's hard to argue with fried chicken.</p> <div> <p>But it's not just the fabled chicken, a signature dish of the melting pot, that has gained Southern food its mouthwatering reputation. Southern cooks have an instinct for flavor, a feel for extravagance and a love of entertaining that has helped build the cliché (and truth) of Southern hospitality.</p> <p>By extravagance, I don't mean Southern cooks overseason or overcook (although their green vegetables often followed in that British tradition.) It's more that Southern cooks flavor every layer. That chicken is soaked in seasonings, dredged in seasonings, fried in flavorful fat and given a final fillip of flavor before it's served. It doesn't stand a chance of not being good.</p> <p>For generations, <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/11818/%20http:/">Mrs. S.R. Dull</a>'s 1928 <em>Southern Cooking</em> was the Bible of Southern cooking. Every bride received a copy of the cookbook along with the teaspoons in their chosen silver pattern. My mother's copy is tattered, splattered, dogeared and sprinkled with notes. It's a family treasure.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/dull[1]..jpg" width="345"></p> <p>Dupree follows in Mrs. Dull's footsteps, feeding the gas-fed flame of Southern cooking's fame and keeping it alive. (Mrs. Dull was an early advocate of in-home gas ranges.) Dupree has won two James Beard awards, written many books and hosted several TV shows. She's more famous than Mrs. Dull ever dreamed a woman cook could be.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/nathalie_dupree.jpg" width="268"></p> <p> You can learn Southern cooking by the side of this grande dame when she leads classes at Harmons City Creek this Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23. (See details below.) </p> <p>Also like many Southerners, Dupree is a fascinating storyteller, an impeccable hostess and a natural entertainer. This class should be tons of fun. <a href="">Sign up here</a>, now.</p> <p>Friday, May 22, 2:00 p.m. - <a href="" target="_blank">Southern Desserts</a> Peach Cobbler, Chocolate Snowball, Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Berries</p> <p>Friday, May 22, 7:00 p.m. - <a href="" target="_blank">Cool Summer Eats Avocado Summer Soup, Fennel and Apple Salad, Chicken Salad with Grapes, Pimento Cheese and Tomato Tart, Two Ingredient Biscuits, Meringues with Caramel Sauce and Fresh Berries</a></p> </div> <div>Saturday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. - <a href="" target="_blank">Southern Menus for Two Melon Soup, Ribboned Vegetables, Asparagus Salad, Rack of Pork, and Chocolate Snowball</a></div> <div> </div>India Hicks visits SLC2015-05-20T14:00:00+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/webintern/<p dir="ltr"><em>India Hicks recently visited Utah, and Val Rasmussen was there. Here she recaps a private event with Hicks. This post is the second blog she has written on Hicks' visit to Salt Lake City, originally for Read part one <a href="">here.</a></em></p> <p>You read that correctly. The bronzed Brit-turned-Bahamian beauty flew into town yesterday (after a <a href="" target="_blank">2 a.m. stint in the airport</a>) to hang with her <a href="">“girl crush”’s Heather Armstrong</a>. Armstrong hosted an all-ladies preview party and Hicks presented her new line of beauty products, jewelry and accessories named <a href="">India Hicks London-Harbour Island</a>.</p> <p>I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek and meet with Hicks in person. Despite a massive social media following, aristocratic heritage and amazing good looks (she’s a former model after all), the <a href="" target="_blank">newly-minted New York Times bestseller</a> played hostess just like she was one of us: a jean-clad mom enraptured with the beauty of family, the outdoors, travel and adventure.</p> <p>Unlike traditional products that enter our cold consumer culture via retail stores, India Hicks hopes her products are accompanied with a personal experience. Hicks taps into the intimacy—and popularity—of at-home trunk shows to promote her products, all with their own story printed on the label. India says, “Invite friends over for a cup of tea or an island cocktail.”</p> <p>If you happen to miss her <a href="">tonight at Hotel Monaco</a>, check out <a href="" target="_blank">India’s site</a> to purchase items or host your own trunk show. </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks1.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>A big shout out to <a href="" target="_blank">Heather</a> for hosting! </p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks2.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="" height="360" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks3.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks4.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks5.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks6.jpg" width="480"></p> <p><img alt="" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks7.jpg" width="480"></p> <p>For those of you looking to gift me (wink, wink), a friend or yourself with a unique token from the tropics, here are my top five favorite India Hicks products:</p> <p> </p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Wild Spiderfly Eau de Parfum, $95</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks8.jpg" width="480"></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Grove Hand Lotion, $29</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks9.jpg" width="480"></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Carmen Clutch, $268</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks10.jpg" width="480"></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">The Siren Scarf, $58 (India’s Lucky Beetle is so charming, isn’t it)</p> <p dir="ltr"><img alt="" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks11.jpg" width="480"></p> </li> <li dir="ltr">Get Your Hands Dirty Pendant, $45<br><img alt="" height="494" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/indiahicks12.jpg" width="480"> </li> </ol> <div> </div> <div><em>Val Rasmussen is the editor-in-chief for Utah Bride &amp; Groom magazine, assistant editor for Utah Style &amp; Design magazine and a contributor to Salt Lake magazine. Follow her <a href="">@ValerieRas</a> to see her latest adventures in design, Salty City life and the great outdoors.</em></div> <div><em><br></em></div> <div><a href=""><em>This post was originally published on</em></a></div>Seven Skirts for Skirt Season, plus three not found in the mag2015-05-20T13:16:00+00:00Emi Clarke/blog/author/Emi/<p class="p1">Loose, cool, fluttering in the breeze—<strong>skirts make a spring statement. </strong>Wear ’em with booties or sandals, depending on which way the wind blows.</p> <p class="p1">See the skirts we featured in our May/June 2015 issue, along with three not found in print, below.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="556" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/skirtseason1.jpg" width="490"><br>J.O.A. Los Angeles pleated midi skirt, $76, <a href="">Amy Boutique,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="744" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/skirtseason2.jpg" width="490"><br>Ark &amp; Co. polka dot maxi skirt, $72, <a href="">Amy Boutique,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="880" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/skirtseason3.jpg" width="490"><br>Beguile by Byron Lars Petal Patch maxi skirt, $298, <a href="">Anthropologie,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="526" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/skirtseason4.jpg" width="490"><br>Carapace white lace skirt, $56, <a href="">Amy Boutique,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/skirtseason5.jpg" width="490"><br>Hawaiian pleated skirt, $64, <a href="">The Stockist,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="551" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/skirtseason6.jpg" width="490"><br>Sugarlips blue watercolor skirt, $56, <a href="">Amy Boutique,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="641" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/skirtseason7.jpg" width="490"><br>Carapace gray pleated skirt, $42, <a href="">Amy Boutique,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><strong>WEB EXTRAS: Three skirts not included in our Mary/June 2015 issue.</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/wt0c0006.jpg" width="425"><br><br></strong>White Shadow Stripe Midi Skirt Lleifsdottir | $118, <a href="">Anthropologie,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="461" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/wt0c0011.jpg" width="373"><br>Embroidered Neon Orange Skirt, vintage, <a href="">Anthropologie,</a> SLC</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="625" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/wt0c0041.jpg" width="399"><br><br>Blue Pencil Skirt, Elizabeth And James, $295, <a href="">Nordstrom</a></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><a href="">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our May/June 2015 issue.</a></p>Chef Gao is Good to Go2015-05-20T10:51:00+00:00Mary Brown Malouf/blog/author/mary/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/chefgao.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">In the much-heralded but still nascent SLC dining scene, there are a number of gaping holes and a number of partially filled ones. We could use more late-night food. We could use more takeout food. We could use more good Chinese food. When <a href="">Chef Gao</a> opened in the old Asian Isle spot, I was hoping that one small restaurant would plug all these holes. Alas, the downtown location of the restaurant does not keep the same hours as its Midvale sibling, Sweet Ginger, which stays open until midnight. Nor does it deliver. Still, Chef Gao serves excellent Chinese food in a city filled with mediocre under-seasoned, over-sweetened stir fries. When Chef Gao says the food is spiced hot, it’s hot, which is not usually the case in Utah. But that’s not all. Much praise has been heaped, deservedly, on the spicy boiled fish soup which has a fat, complex flavor to balance out the heat. And that’s true of other more common dishes like green beans with pork, kung pao chicken or beef and broccoli. There are more exotic things to try—lamb dishes and hot pots aren’t on every Utah Chinese menu—but even dishes that sound like clichés may surprise you at Chef Gao. It’s like the volume—the flavor—has been turned up. And I like it loud. So they don’t deliver? I’ll pick it up.</p> <p class="p1">488 E. 100 South, SLC, 801-363-8833</p> <p class="p1"><a href="">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our May/June 2015 issue.</a></p>The Case for a State-Controlled Sundance2015-05-19T22:25:00+00:00Glen Warchol/blog/author/glen/<p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/egypt2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Remember a few years ago when the Sutherland Institute launched a brief <a href="">campaign</a> against state support of the the Sundance Film Festival? The far-right think tank complained the film fest glorifies movies about porn stars, broken families, interplanetary LGBT folk, violence, scary stuff, sex and swearing that don't dovetail with Utah's family-values. Here's the Suth's argument:</p> <p>"[The 2011] festival presented at least 12 films with nude scenes; seven horror flicks replete with profanity, violence, gore, sex and nudity; and 19 films with gay or lesbian themes, including one that features “the [romantic] adventures of lesbian space aliens on the planet Earth.” (I missed that one.)</p> <p>The initiative sank without a ripple and it's unlikely the Sutherland will bring it up again because, as usual with such cultural issue—including selling alcohol, money trumps so-called moral principles.</p> <p>For instance, at a <a href="">KUER press Q&amp;A</a> last week, Gov. Gary Herbert, an alleged capitalist, defended the state's monopoly on liquor sales saying, “I think the system is working pretty good.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="250" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/herbert.jpg" width="220"></p> <p>On the other hand, our apparently born-again socialist guv, who usually panders to the far right's moral and economic bologna, is <em>delighted</em> with Sundance. The fest, he said, "provides a significant boost to our economy and has become an undeniable showcase for the state's stunning landscape and business-friendly climate [except for that liquor monopoly]." </p> <p><img alt="" height="133" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/bologna.jpg" width="200"></p> <p>It's obvious in the light of the state's successful monopoly control of liquor sales—Sundance should be immediately seized by the Legislature and run by state bureaucrats for the good of all Utahns.</p> <p>Gary supports the state-controlled booze monopoly, very similar to what the Soviet Union used to have over <a href="">vodka</a>, because it generates lots of money and power for state apparatchiks (but no so good for <a href="/blog/2015/04/28/dabc-goes-to-the-woodshed/">workers</a>). It rakes in $370 million annually ($57 million in taxes alone).</p> <p>It's time for Gary to be consistent. A report this month by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the David Eccles School of Business found Sundance 2015 had a <a href=";N=1270&amp;L=7841&amp;F=H">$83 million economic impact</a>.</p> <p>But that state got a <em>measley</em> $7 million cut in taxes. </p> <p>Clearly, the moment has come for the Legislature to ask itself WWLD (What Would Lenin Do)? If Utahns can put up with the DABC's wine selection, we can sit through the films the Legislature would select for Sundance. We owe it to the children.</p>Beauty Buff: All About Lashes2015-05-19T12:32:00+00:00Abby Doll/blog/author/abbydoll/<p>I feel like I have been using different mascaras, trying to find the perfect one, ever since I started wearing makeup. And while I have found several that I have really liked over the years, even using some for extended periods of time, it wasn’t until after a disastrous attempt at eyelash extensions (I had a severe allergic reaction to the glue), that I found the BEST mascara I have ever tried: Bare Escentuals Lash Domination. Not only does it provide length and volume, but it is buildable without being clumpy, and stays put all day long, never smearing, smudging or flaking. So today, I am sharing not only this amazing mascara, but also my other favorites through the years…</p> <p><img alt="" height="81" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_1_lash_domination.png" width="414"></p> <p>Bare Escentuals Lash Domination (my all-time favorite!) | <a href="">Macy’s</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="178" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_two_cover_girl_lash_blast.png" width="464"></p> <p>Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara | <a href="">Target</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="102" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_three_dior_show_mascara.png" width="490"></p> <p>Dior Show Mascara | <a href="">Nordstrom</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="132" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_four_benefit_badgal_lash.png" width="316"></p> <p>Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara | <a href="">Sephora</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="143" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_five_lancome_definicils.png" width="406"></p> <p>Lancome Definicils High Def Mascara | <a href="">Macy’s</a></p> <p><em>Abby Doll is a Regional Strategy Director for a major retailer and author of the popular fashion and lifestyle blog, All Dolled Up. Find more of her fashion and beauty inspiration by visiting <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p>