Salt Lake Magazinehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/feeds/rss/enA&EADVERTISEMENTAt HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsPC LifeShop TalkUncategorizedTue, 25 Nov 2014 19:10:20 +0000Best sub-$25 wineshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/25/best-under-25-wines/<p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/faithfulhound.jpg" width="396"></p> <p>Let's call it 25-Buck Luck.</p> <p>Jimmy Santangelo, <a href="https://wineacademyofutah.com/napa-valley-ambassador/">Utah's wise-guy wine maven</a>, offers up a wine list for the rest of us. Let's call it: affordable wine for the palate-challenged-but-trying-to-get-betterer.</p> <p>Santangelo, who apparently has a lot of time on his hands, cross indexed <em>Wine Spectator</em>'s Top 100 wines against Utah DABC's inventory, then extracted a list of wines that cost less than $25. (If James just created an app for this, he'd be a rich wine geek.)</p> <p>All his picks rate 91 points or more and are priced <em>below the national retail average.</em></p> <h2>Top 5 under $25</h2> <h3>No. 82 Mulderbosch ‘Faithful Hound’, Stellenbosch 2011 / 91 points / $20</h3> <h3>No. 53 Ponzi ‘Tavola’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2012 / 91 pts / $23</h3> <h3>No. 49 Trimbach Riesling, Alsace 2012 / 91 pts / $22</h3> <h3>No. 45 Tikal ‘Patriota’, Mendoza 2012 / 91 pts / $21</h3> <h3>No. 54 Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley / 91 pts / $23<br> <br>And, (<em>cue drum roll!</em>) the <strong>Best Buy,</strong> coming in at the Numero 89 spot, Carol Shelton ‘Wild Thing’ Zinfandel, Mendocino County 2011. 90 pts. Suggested list price is $19, but you few, you lucky Utah wine drinkers can score it for $14. (Apparently, Jimmy says, a few cases "fell off a truck.")</h3> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/wildthing.jpg" width="327"></p> <p>And about that challenged palate, <a href="https://wineacademyofutah.com/napa-valley-ambassador/">Wine Academy of Utah</a> is waiting to assist.</p>Glen WarcholTue, 25 Nov 2014 19:10:20 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/25/best-under-25-wines/On the TableUtah Film Center welcomes new executive directorhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/25/the-utah-film-center-welcomes-its-new-executive-director/<p><a href="http://www.utahfilmcenter.org/">Utah Film Center</a> is excited to announce the appointment of Elisabeth Nebeker as new executive director, effective immediately.</p> <p>Geralyn Dreyfous, the center's founder and board chair, is confident Nebeker will be an excellent steward of the film center's mission.</p> <p>“She will be a leader and advocate for independent voices, and will develop rich and meaningful relationships with Utah Film Center supporters and partners,” she said in a recent press release.</p> <p>Nebeker, a Salt Lake resident of 20 years, has extensive experience working in public relations and marketing for companies like Magicspace Entertainment/Broadway Across America and Sundance Institute. She also serves on numerous community boards and brings strong communication and strategic planning skills to her new position.</p> <p><img alt="" height="329" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/enebeker.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Elisabeth Nebeker with her twin daughters Ella and Megan at Utah Film Center's Tumbleweeds Film Festival.</em></p> <p>“The Utah Film Center is a dynamic organization, and I'm honored to have been selected to continue to support existing programming and explore new growth opportunities,” Nebeker said in the press release. “I'm excited to work with the board and staff to lead the film center into the future.”</p> <p>Nebeker was unanimously recommended for her position by the Board of Directors and a search committee; she replaces Holly Yocom, who left the center to fulfill a position with Salt Lake County.</p> <p>Look for our profile story on Nebeker in an upcoming issue.</p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 25 Nov 2014 17:00:25 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/25/the-utah-film-center-welcomes-its-new-executive-director/A&EIn The HiveRecipe: Kai and Rox&#39;s Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie (a Hawaiian classic)http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/25/kai-and-roxs-chocolate-haupia-cream-pie/<p><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/chocolatehaupia.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie</em></p> <p><span><span><span>Kai Delgado and Rox Bodell earned national recognition as contestants on TLC's <em>Next Great Baker,</em> but locally, Kai's known for her decadent desserts at her bakery, KAILAVA. </span></span></span><span>Read <a href="/blog/2014/10/15/icing-on-the-cake/">our story</a> on Kai and Rox's experience on the reality show, and then get baking with this recipe they shared with us for Chocolate Haupia Cream Pie (a Hawaiian classic).</span></p> <p><strong><span>Ingredients</span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span><span><span>9" unbaked pie crust (or you can make one from scratch)</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>1 c milk</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>14 oz can coconut milk</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>2 tsp pure coconut extract</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>1 c sugar</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>1 c water</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>1/2 c corn starch</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>1 1/4 c semi sweet or milk chocolate chips</span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><span><span>Whipped Cream Ingredients (or use pre-made)</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span><span><span>1 c heavy whipping cream</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>2 Tbsp sugar</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract</span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span><span><span>(optional) 2-3 Tbsp chocolate shavings</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Directions </strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><span><span><span>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake crust for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Let it cool.</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span><span><span>In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, coconut milk, coconut extract and 1 cup sugar. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in room temp water. Bring coconut mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture. Continue stirring mixture over low heat until thickened, about 3 minutes.</span></span></span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>In a glass bowl, microwave chocolate chips for 1 minute on 50 percent or until melted but not boiling. Divide the coconut pudding mixture evenly into two bowls. Mix melted chocolate into one portion. Spread on the bottom of the cooled pie crust. Pour the remaining portion of coconut pudding on top of the chocolate pudding and spread smooth. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours at least.</span></p> </li> <li> <p><span>Whip the cream with 2 tbsp sugar &amp; ½ tsp vanilla extract until stiff peaks form on high with electric mixer. Layer onto the cooled cream on pie; if desired garnish with chocolate shavings.</span></p> </li> </ul> <div><span><a href="/blog/2014/10/15/icing-on-the-cake/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read our story on Kai and Rox's experience on Next Great Baker</a></span></div> <div><span><br></span></div> <div><span><a href="/in-the-magazine/december-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for more articles from our Nov/Dec 2014 issue.</a></span></div>Jaime WinstonTue, 25 Nov 2014 12:48:26 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/25/kai-and-roxs-chocolate-haupia-cream-pie/On the TableBeauty Buff: Get The Holiday Lookhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/25/beauty-buff-get-the-holiday-look/<p>Thanksgiving parties and gatherings are just around the corner, so we need to start thinking about what to wear and how to look. The good thing is that we don’t have to get too dolled up, after all, we’ll be surrounded by the people we love. So this Thanksgiving think simple. I suggest a good facial cleanser to provide a fresh, glowing base, then adding a nice color pop with some lipstick, maybe  a little mascara, and voile, your look is complete. </p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/facewashthanks.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Bare Minerals Purifying Facial Cleanser | <a href="http://www.sephora.com/purifying-facial-cleanser-P281830?skuId=1318781" target="_blank">Sephora </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/facialwipes.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha beta peel | <a href="http://www.sephora.com/alpha-beta-peel-extra-strength-formula-P269122?icid2=Bestsellers_toplevel_sku_grid_P269122_image" target="_blank">Sephora  </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="537" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/vitaoil.jpg" width="350"></p> <p>Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil | <a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/dr-dennis-gross-skincare-active-vitamin-d-serum-oil/3259158?origin=PredictiveSearch-personalizedsort&amp;contextualcategoryid=2375500&amp;fashionColor=&amp;resultback=3705&amp;cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_10_D" target="_blank">Nordstrom</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/facecream.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream | <a href="http://www.kiehls.com/Ultra-Facial-Cream/622,default,pd.html?start=1&amp;cgid=face-moisturizers" target="_blank">Kiehl’s</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="537" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/thankslips.jpg" width="350"></p> <p>Heroine Lipstick |<a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mac-heroine-lipstick/3683724?origin=category-personalizedsort&amp;contextualcategoryid=0&amp;fashionColor=&amp;resultback=763&amp;cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_2_B" target="_blank"> Nordstrom </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="608" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/lipstick.jpg" width="320"></p> <p>Ruby Woo | <a href="http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl">M.A.C</a></p> <p> </p>Emi ClarkeTue, 25 Nov 2014 10:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/25/beauty-buff-get-the-holiday-look/Shop TalkThe holidays at The Grand Americahttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/the-holidays-at-the-grand-america/<p class="p1">With the holidays quickly approaching, <a href="http://holidays.grandamerica.com/" target="_blank">The Grand America Hotel</a> is the place to go to get in the holiday spirit. </p> <p class="p1">The Christmas tree in the courtyard lights up the whole sky with its extravagant size and lights on every branch.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/grandamerica1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/grandamerica2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The gingerbread house display is made with 40 lbs of rice crispies, 300 lbs of sugar and 1,440 hours of labor. The best part? It’s all edible.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/grandamerica3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/grandamerica4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Spend the day having tea with Santa or filling up at their holiday brunch. </p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/grandamerica5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Don’t forget to take a look at the window displays that are now complete and perfected with great detail. </p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/grandamerica6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="654" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/grandamerica7.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">With all the events The Grand America Hotel has to offer, you are bound to keep yourself busy this holiday season. </p> <p class="p1">Transportation is one less thing you need to worry about with the TRAX conveniently dropping you off in front of the hotel. </p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 24 Nov 2014 15:40:53 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/the-holidays-at-the-grand-america/A&EIn The HiveThe Cabin: Reclaimed fun in a cozy new spacehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/the-cabin-reclaimed-fun-in-a-cozy-new-space/<p><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><img alt="" height="539" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/thecabin-elkupine.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">Newport Beach transplants John and Heidi Oswald kicked off the opening of their new bar, <a href="http://www.thecabinparkcity.com/">The Cabin,</a> Thursday night, serving patrons a variety of beer and spirits in a newly renovated spot in the Town Lift building on lower Main Street (formerly Lindzee O’Michaels).</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">A rosy-faced blend of skiers, realtors, business owners and locals framed the copper covered bar and vintage leather booths, perhaps musing over The Cabin’s Elkupine mascot, Al, who held court in a prominent spot at the corner of the bar. (Picture a winsome porcupine with startling antlers, a distant cousin of the American Jackalope or Bavarian </span><span style=""><em>Wolperdinge</em></span><span style="">—mythological hybrids that haunted alpine forests).</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span><span><span style="">"You can get a beer anywhere on Main Street, but there’s only one place you can go to meet Al the Elkupine,” joked Oswald, former Co-Founder and CEO of Paul Frank Industries (best known for another iconic figure, Julius the red-mouthed monkey). Visitors and P.I.B’s alike will enjoy posing with the prickly pet, and </span><span style="">after bartenders unveil the new drink they’ve been working on, cocktail enthusiasts can enjoy sipping “The Elkupine,” Al’s signature beverage.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">H</span><span style="">erringbone wood floors, rustic metals and retro-fitted lighting cast a vintage hunting cabin feel that is sure to warm skiers and boarders exiting the lift. Ample space for live music, televisions and a ping pong table promise more fun to come. Prediction: When the icy blast of winter starts blowing down Main Street the Oswalds might have trouble getting people out once they’re in.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><img alt="" height="716" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/thecabin11.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><em>The Cabin is located at </em></span></span></span><span style=""><em>825 S. Main St. below the Town Lift, 435 565-2337 or <a href="http://www.thecabinparkcity.com/">thecabinparkcity.com.</a></em></span></span></span></span></p>Vanessa ConabeeMon, 24 Nov 2014 15:30:40 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/the-cabin-reclaimed-fun-in-a-cozy-new-space/On the TablePC LifeDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Old friend, new soundhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/dan-nailens-lounge-act-old-friend-new-sound/<p><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/sallieford.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://theurbanloungeslc.com/urbanlounge/calendar/667173444">SALLIE FORD, THE URBAN LOUNGE</a>, Monday, Nov. 24, 9 p.m., $10</strong></p> <p>You might recall Sallie Ford from past visits with her former band The Sound Outside, a crew that had a distinct bit of twang and a rockabilly vibe at times. If you're a fan of that "old" Ford sound, chances are you'll like her new project, too. But you can consider her a whole new thing and be right on the money as well. The songs on Slap Back, her solo debut, were crafted by Ford and a new all-girl band, and veers out of the honky tonk and into surf, garage-rock, even some punk-sounding tunes. Ford considers the album an "ode to all the babe rockers" like Pat Benatar and PJ Harvey, Exene Cervenka and Joan Jett. Can't blame a girl for trying to sound like those ladies. Strong Words open the show.</p> <p><iframe height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6-q1HAAtMzo" width="480"></iframe></p>Dan NailenMon, 24 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/dan-nailens-lounge-act-old-friend-new-sound/A&EDan Nailen's Lounge ActIn The HiveDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: A legend in a small spothttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/dan-nailens-lounge-act-a-legend-in-a-small-spot/<p><strong><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/chrissiehynde.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.depotslc.com/events/2014/11/24/a-night-with-chrissie-hynde/507">CHRISSIE HYNDE, THE DEPOT</a>, Monday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., $40</strong></p> <p>Simply put, there's no good excuse for missing Chrissie Hynde when she hits Salt Lake City -- even on a Monday night. The long-time leader of The Pretenders still sounds great live, and her recent solo album, <em>Stockholm</em>, could easily have been another Pretenders album if she chose to go that way. Like her past work, the songs on <em>Stockholm</em> veer from traditional, straightforward rock to punk to some folky balladry here and there. Word is she'll be doing songs from the solo debut, as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame catalog she created with The Pretenders. Getting to see her in a bar, even a large one, is a dream-come-true situation for some of us. The Rails open the show.</p> <p><iframe height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UQ8kbordCAg" width="490"></iframe></p>Dan NailenMon, 24 Nov 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/dan-nailens-lounge-act-a-legend-in-a-small-spot/A&EDan Nailen's Lounge ActIn The HiveParty (and shop!) with Ashley Rothwell-Compagna at Apt. 202http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/party-and-shop-with-ashley-rothwell-comopagna-at-apt-202/<p>Put on your party clothes!</p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/fancypants.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Our friend and fashion maven Ashley Rothwell-Compagna </p> <p><img alt="" height="472" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/ashley-rothwell-campagna1-500x472.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>over at <a href="http://www.apt202boutique.com">Apt. 202</a> boutique gets in the true holiday spirit of giving. On <strong>December 6</strong> from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., she's offering <strong>15% off  holiday garb, gifts, jewels and accessories.</strong></p> <p>While you shop, have fun with free, glamorous temp tattoos, free mini intuitive readings (2-4p); a men’s trunk show with items from dl1961 and french connection; and, a back-by-popular-demand sharpewerks jewelry trunk show.</p> <p>It's a party! There will be goodies to nosh on, festive beverages to refresh you and Ashley and her incomparable staff to spoil with you with a bit of personal styling. Talk about jolly.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/santahat.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Oh, and, enter to win a $100 gift certificate! </p> <p>At Apt. 202, 955 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-355-0228</p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div>Mary Brown MaloufMon, 24 Nov 2014 01:12:44 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/24/party-and-shop-with-ashley-rothwell-comopagna-at-apt-202/DealsIn The HiveShop TalkMestizo&#39;s Open Michttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/22/mestizos-open-mic/<p>Every Wednesday night, a motley array of artists get together in the cozy back room of <a href="http://www.mestizocoffeehouse.com/mestizo/home.html">Mestizo’s Coffeehouse</a> to do everything from jamming, to reading spoken word poetry, to magic tricks.</p> <p>And of the musicians, some go on to record their debut albums.</p> <p><img alt="" height="275" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/dsc04909.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>On the night of Nov. 19, the walls were lined with scenic photography of the Midwest. (The space doubles as an art gallery and sometimes holds community events.) Host Kurt Cochran was busy snapping pictures of the performers in between helping them set up their gear—a nice break between mixing and producing the music of local artists at <a href="http://onionstreetstudio.com/">Onion Street Studio</a>.</p> <p>“It’s about helping artists take that next step,” says Cochran, a musician himself. “Running [the open mic] gives me the opportunity to meet artists who could possibly come to the studio and record.”</p> <p>Case in point: two guys from acoustic jam band <a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/spycoad">Spycoad</a> were there, a Didgeridoo in tow. Their first album was recorded at Onion Street and released a week ago. It was quite the treat to see their innovative meshing of the new and the old, and even more refreshing to hear how the Aboriginal instrument’s traditional sound was turned on its head, adding a dark and pulsating backdrop to the band’s folk sound.</p> <p><img alt="" height="275" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/spycoad5.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Spycoad</em></p> <p>Lead singer and guitarist Michael Porfilio lists the Grateful Dead and Phish as among their biggest influences. “We’re ‘in-the-moment’ musicians; we don’t prepare ahead of time,” he says, adding that as such, the emotion with which they play at any given occasion lends itself to the raw authenticity of each set.</p> <p>“We’ve been playing at Mestizo’s for four to five years. For us, this is home. This venue is very open-minded about what you can do—it’s mostly music and poetry, but I’ve seen people do comedy and even magic tricks.” Also on their catalog of unexpected instruments are rainsticks, the Djembe, and Tibetan Singing Bowls. He and percussionist/backup singer Jason Lee Coles soloed and teamed up to give spectators a veritable fusion of music and cultures.</p> <p>Hector Ahumada, a regular, read his signature poetry on nature, the effects of social media on today’s youth, and exercising compassion with one another. In a professor form, he referred to a manila folder of notes to discuss the three forms of karma as told to him by a yogi. A particularly funny line: “What a primitive thing; to go out to eat! Why not go out to write poetry?”</p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/November%202014/hector2-2.jpg" width="460"><br><em>Hector Ahumada</em></p> <p>The stageless and relatively sparse room is an unconventional place for an open mic. Summed up, there are futons, comfy couches, and coffee tables (People bring their own instruments). But sit in, and you might be surprised at how these elements create pristine acoustics and accentuate meaning in each performance. Traditional open mic curators: take note; aspiring musicians: drop by.</p>Salt Lake magazineSat, 22 Nov 2014 16:01:41 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/11/22/mestizos-open-mic/A&EIn The Hive