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 TalkUncategorizedWed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000Dan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: A grand Twilight finalehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/27/dan-nailens-lounge-act-a-grand-twilight-finale/<p><strong><img alt="" height="506" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/headandtheheart.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://twilightconcertseries.com/">THE HEAD AND THE HEART, PIONEER PARK</a>, Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., $5</strong></p> <p>For Seattle folk-rockers The Head and the Heart, the past five years have been a remarkable blur. And even though the band has grown from an ad hoc collective playing open mic nights into a band capable of headlining for thousands of people at events like the Twilight Concert Series, one has the sense that there is still plenty of exciting things to come from the group. The Head and the Heart recorded their first album before they had a record deal, selling them in handmade denim CD sleeves at shows and at local Seattle record stores. Soon, the stores couldn’t keep them in stock, their shows started drawing huge crowds and a bunch of record labels came calling in hopes of signing the band. They ultimately decided to sign with Seattle label SubPop Records, and their debut was released nationally in 2011. They toured nearly non-stop for almost two years, headlining clubs and opening for the likes of My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists and Vampire Weekend. When they opened for the Dave Matthews Band here in Utah, they added a late-night show at the Urban Lounge after playing at the Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City, and that not-so-secret gig was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. They should be a fine choice for the finale of this year's Twilight Concert Series. San Fermin open the show.</p> <p><iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/H2hkZbVsrPY" width="480"></iframe></p>Dan NailenWed, 27 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/27/dan-nailens-lounge-act-a-grand-twilight-finale/A&EDan Nailen's Lounge ActIn The HiveFive Easy Pieces Without Hamhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/five-easy-pieces-without-ham/<p>Everyone remembers the restaurant scene with Jack Nicholson in FIve Easy Pieces, right?</p> <p>If you don't, you should watch it now and remember it.</p> <p><iframe height="270" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hdIXrF34Bz0" width="480"></iframe></p> <p>It lends resonance to what happened to my colleague Jaime Winston yesterday. Here's Jaime's letter to Subway:</p> <p>"I’m a frequent visitor to Subway and have not experienced any issues until today.<br> I noticed the $4.50 Deal of the Day was a six-inch turkey and ham sandwich, which came with a 21 oz. beverage and chips.<br> This seemed like a great deal, so I wanted to take advantage of it. I do not eat ham, based on my religious beliefs, so I asked for the Deal of the Day, minus ham. I was quickly informed by an employee that I could not subtract ham from the sandwich. I didn’t understand why, as I saw ham and turkey in separate containers and it would actually save the employee time to leave ham off. The employee suggested I get the sandwich with ham and take it off myself. This seemed like a silly suggestion when the ham could be saved for another customer. <br> I soon learned ham could not be subtracted at the register, and that was the reason I was told I had to get ham. I later told an employee I didn’t care if ham appeared on my receipt, just my sandwich. In addition, I did not want anything to replace the ham or to add anything else.<br> An employee finally agreed to leave ham off the sandwich, but ring it up as if it had ham. <br>This was a very weird experience. I highly suggest Subway give employees the ability to subtract items from the Deal of the Day do to dietary or religious restrictions, such as mine, and avoid headaches like this."</p> <p>Fast food. <em>Their</em> way, so to speak.I know, who expects good service in a fast food restaurant?</p> <p>Still, advice to Jaime: I wouldn't try ordering the iced tea at this place.</p> <div class="yj6qo ajU"> <div class="ajR" id=":yq"><img alt="" class="ajT" src="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif"></div> </div>Mary Brown MaloufTue, 26 Aug 2014 23:27:13 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/five-easy-pieces-without-ham/On the TableMake reservations now for Feast of Five Senseshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/make-reservations-now-for-feast-of-five-senses/<h2 class="western"><strong><span style=""><span style=""><a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/slowfoodutah.org">Slow Food Utah</a>'s Feast of Five Senses is one of the first Utah food events of the fall. </span></span></strong></h2> <h2 class="western"><strong><span style=""><span style="">I remember moving here in August eight years ago and one of the first “official” invitations I received was to the Feast of Five Senses. That year, the event was held at Copper Moose Farms in Park City–a gorgeous mountain night eating and drinking as the stars came out. I didn't know many people in the Salt Lake food community when I arrived, but by the time I left I had new friends. </span></span></strong></h2> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">That's what good food and wine can do. </span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style=""><span style=""><img alt="" height="225" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/wineglasses.jpg" width="300"></span></span></strong></p> <h2 class="western"><strong><span style=""><span style="">This year's Feast of Five Senses (Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the <a href="http://memorialhouse-utah.com/" target="_blank">Memorial House</a> in Memory Grove in Salt Lake) will be the 10th such dinner. It's also the 25th anniversary of the founding of Slow Food, a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. </span></span></strong></h2> <h2 class="western"><span style=""><span style="">Tickets are available online at www.slowfoodutah.org or by mail to Slow Food Utah, PO Box 581213, SLC, UT 84158-1213.</span></span></h2> <h2 class="western"><strong><span style=""><span style="">Cost for members to attend is $100 per person, with a $25 optional wine pairing, and $125 per person and $25 optional wine pairing for non-members. Seating is limited so early reservations are highly recommended. For membership info: <a href="http://www.slowfoodusa.org/what-you-can-do" target="_blank">http://www.slowfoodusa.org/what-you-can-do</a>. There is a member discount for all Slow Food Utah events throughout the year.</span></span></strong></h2> <h2 class="western"><strong><span style=""><span style="">Slow Foods Utah's Feast raises funds for Slow Food programs and for their micro-grant program which fills gaps that they see in traditional funding sources for food-related projects. The money goes mainly to small-scale food growers and producers, community innovators and educators. In past years, Slow Food Utah has funded schoolyard and community gardens, Utahns Against Hunger’s Real Food Rising program and has helped small farmers build greenhouses and barns, purchase a tractor, and expand their livestock operations.</span></span></strong></h2> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">That's a lot to celebrate in one evening. But thanks to volunteers, sponsors like Muir Copper Canyons Farms and Sysco Intermountain and a kitchenfull of local chefs, it will be a night to remember:</span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Nathan Powers of Bambara</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Jen Gilroy of Meditrina</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Frederick Perez of Del Mar al Lago</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Kali Matson of Caffe Niche</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Wendy Robinson of Liberty Heights Fresh</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Amber Billingsley Angelilli of Vinto</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Emily Glassman of Em's</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Adam Kreisel of Chaia Cucina</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Cheese Professionals of Caputo’s Market and Deli</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Courtney McDowell of Finca</span></span></strong></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Francis Fecteau of Libation LLC will be pairing a wine with each course</span></span></strong></p> </li> <li><span style=""><span style=""><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/spoons.jpg" width="450"></span></span></li> <li> <p><strong><span style=""><span style="">Uinta Brewing will be providing beer pairings</span></span></strong></p> </li> </ul> <p> </p>Mary Brown MaloufTue, 26 Aug 2014 23:03:36 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/make-reservations-now-for-feast-of-five-senses/On the TableLocal companies surgehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/local-companies-surge/<p>We'd call them the "Utah 86" but that doesn't have the resonance equal to the impact these privately owned companies have had on the economy both statewide and nationally. </p> <p><em>Inc.</em> magazine's annual and famous list of <em>Inc. 500</em> booming mega companies has been extended to include <a href="http://www.inc.com/magazine/201409/leigh-buchanan/inc.500-introduction-to-the-2014-winners.html">5000</a> privately held (read: small) companies that are growing despite sluggish economies in the U.S. and Europe.</p> <p>Among the <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013&amp;sa=U&amp;ei=-2z7U87vHI3H7Aa85IFw&amp;ved=0CAYQFjAB&amp;client=internal-uds-cse&amp;usg=AFQjCNHnjodL1VTJp9rbioT0O7EmVc8YRA">500</a> are 86 Utah companies, including a few that have been written about in <em>Salt Lake</em> magazine, including <a href="/blog/2013/11/30/next-big-thing-goal-zero/">Goal Zero</a>, England Logistics and <a href="/blog/2013/02/26/on-the-table-how-cuisine-unlimited-works/">Cuisine Unlimited</a> (owner Maxine Turner, below). Cuisine Unlimited pulled in over $5 million in revenue as a worldwide catering business. CU has catered Salt Lake magazine events.</p> <p><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/maxhead.jpg" width="426"></p> <p><span>Goal Zero ($33 million revenue) manufactures compact solar-power gadgets that not only helps outdoorsy folks unplug, but helps villages in the developing world get plugged in For more info on this amazing company, go <a href="http://www.goalzero.com/">here</a>. </span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/goalzero.jpg" width="500"></span></p> <p>England Logistics includes C.R. England, a <a href="/blog/2013/03/06/utah-business-on-the-road-with-c-r-england/">family owned interstate trucking company</a>. Perhaps not as sexy as sucking power from the sun or catering Olympic events, England's 89 percent growth and $315 million in revenues are nothing to sneeze at.</p> <p><img alt="" height="333" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/england.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Collectively, Inc. says, the 5000 companies have <a href="http://www.inc.com/magazine/201409/leigh-buchanan/inc.500-introduction-to-the-2014-winners.html">created</a> about 46,000 jobs.<br><br></p>Glen WarcholTue, 26 Aug 2014 17:22:51 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/local-companies-surge/In The HiveOn the TablePound a few with Ralphhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/pound-a-few-with-ralph/<p><img alt="" height="199" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/ralphbike.jpg" width="300"></p> <p>Mayor Ralph Becker will be hopping off his bike at O'Shucks Bar for an after work bump (we never knew this side of Ralph) and you'll have an opportunity to bend his ear about whatever.</p> <p>Actually, Ralph wants to "<span>chat with you about all the exciting things happening downtown," according to his publicity release. But, hey, who says he gets to set the agenda?</span></p> <p><span>Unless, of course, <em>he's buyin'</em>.</span></p> <p><span>Wednesday, </span><span>5:30—7:30 p.m. </span><span>O’Shucks Bar, </span><span>22 E. 100 South, SLC (In the shadow of City Creek mall.)</span></p> <p>We're hoping Ralph will wear his <a href="https://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/William_M._Tweed.html">Boss Tweed</a> derby. (Below: Ralph and former Mayor DeeDee Corradini in full Tammany Hall mode.)</p> <p><img alt="" height="180" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/bossralph.jpg" width="228"></p> <p>If you can't make it to O'Shucks (or suffer insomnia), the city offers <em><a href="http://mayor.slcgov.com/?page_id=13">Hey, Ralph</a>!</em>, a series of video chats with the mayor on things like city bonds.</p>Glen WarcholTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:38:20 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/pound-a-few-with-ralph/In The HiveLocal Business Spotlight: The Truffle Cottage brings geeky chocolates to Comic Conhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/local-business-spotlight-truffle-cottage-brings-geeky-chocolates-to-comic-con/<p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/trufflecottage1.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Just a year ago, Jennie Hales didn't know anything about comic cons. Now, she’s making geeks buzz over her Star Wars, Marvel and otherwise geek-themed chocolates at Utah’s nerd fests.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span>This year's <a href="http://saltlakecomiccon.com/">Salt Lake Comic Con</a> will be her fourth. Along with last year's SLCC, Hales, owner and maker at <a href="http://thetrufflecottage.com/">The Truffle Cottage,</a> had chocolate booths at this year's Salt Lake Comic Con FanX and Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle.</span></span></p> <p><span>“</span><span>I had a friend who called me last year to tell me she was going to a comic convention,” Hales says. “She said, ‘I think I could get you a booth,’ so I spent days seeing what kind of nerdy chocolates we could make.” Her geeky treats include a s’more-flavored Millennium Falcon, mint and cookies and cream Boba Fett and dark chocolate pomegranate Darth Vader.</span></p> <p><span>“</span><span>Star Wars stuff is always popular,” Hales says. “Every year, we try to expand on Star Wars.”</span></p> <p><span>Nerd culture aside, The Truffle Cottage creates novelty chocolates and truffles in the shapes of eye balls, hand tools and more. </span><span>“Doctors use my chocolates at their presentations,” Hales says. “I had one psychologist who gave out our chocolate brains.”</span></p> <p><span>Hales isn't only concerned about the shape of chocolates, though—taste matters. </span><span>“We have so many different flavors we do with white chocolate,” she says. “I really like the salted caramel truffles, but if I were to choose a favorite white chocolate flavor, it would be lime and coconut.”</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/trufflecottage2.jpg" width="490"> <br><span>And if you're tired of all the geekiness, Truffle Cottage also makes regular-shaped chocolates.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Spoiler Alert:</strong> At this year’s Salt Lake Comic Con, Hales will bring new Harry Potter goodies. And this Halloween season, look for chocolates in the shape of Chucky, Freddy and other horror-movie icons.</span></p> <p><span>The Truffle Cottage is located at 119 E. 200 South, Pleasant Grove. Sign up for the Truffle of the Month Club and/or Novelty Truffle of the Month Club at <a href="http://thetrufflecottage.com/">thetrufflecottage.com.</a><span> </span></span><span>And visit Hales' booth, number 2326, at Salt Lake Comic Con, Sept. 4–6.</span></p>Jaime WinstonTue, 26 Aug 2014 16:16:18 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/local-business-spotlight-truffle-cottage-brings-geeky-chocolates-to-comic-con/A&EOn the TableHarmons Peach Countryhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/harmons-your-food-our-passion/<p class="p1">Locally grown peaches are available now at <a href="http://www.harmonsgrocery.com/">Harmons.</a> Grab some for your end-of-summer picnic. </p> <p class="p1"><span>Harmons showed off their peaches on this beautiful page in our current issue on newsstands now. </span></p> <p><img alt="" height="589" src="/site_media/uploads/June2014/harmons_ja14.jpg" width="490"></p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:24:10 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/harmons-your-food-our-passion/DealsSneak Peek: Nick Rimando Photo Shoothttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/sneak-peek-nick-rimando-photo-shoot/<p class="p1"><a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/"><em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em></a> editor Brad Mee shared these behind-the-scenes photos from a shoot at Real Salt Lake star Nick Rimando's SLC home. The home will be featured in an article in Utah Style &amp; Design’s Spring 2015 issue.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nick3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1"><em>These photos were originally published on <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2014/08/22/sneak-peak-nick-rimando-photo-shoot/">utahstyleanddesign.com.</a></em></p>Jaime WinstonTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:09:20 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/sneak-peek-nick-rimando-photo-shoot/At HomeIn The HiveBeauty Buff: Oils For The Skinhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/beauty-buff-oils-for-the-skin/<p>As many of us have certainly noticed, skin oils are gaining lots of popularity lately, and for good reason; the oils are loaded with nourishing vitamins and moisturizers, which are what healthy skin craves in order to remain looking young and healthy. The oils can offer wonderful benefits such as clearer skin, helping to brighten the skin, and have even been reported to help control acne and wrinkles. In most skin routines it’s wash and moisturize, which is a great start. But adding an oil serum to your routine will give your skin that extra boost to a brighter future. <br><br><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/oil1.jpg" width="350"><br><br>Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil: Sephora <br><br><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/oil2.jpg" width="350"><br>Dr. Dennis Gross Serum-Oil: Sephora<br><br><img alt="" height="537" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/oil3.jpg" width="350"><br><br>Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: Nordstrom | or Kiehls at Fashion Place</p>Emi ClarkeTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/beauty-buff-oils-for-the-skin/Shop TalkUMOCA: A Robert Smithson slideshowhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/umoca-a-robert-smithson-slideshow/<p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/jetty.jpg" width="445"></p> <p>Most people know that Robert Smithson visited Utah long enough to create <em>The Spiral Jetty</em> on the northern arm of the Great Salt Lake. (He also proposed an even more humongus "land art" work in the bottom of the <a href="http://umfa.utah.edu/Creation_Erasure">Bingham copper mine</a>—but that never happened.) But few people know that he taught briefly at the Univeristy of Utah.</p> <p><span>As part of his project <em>H</em></span><em>otel Palenque </em><span>(1969-72), Smithson presented a slideshow of the unfinished hotel on a Mayan archaeological site to U architecture students.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="340" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/palenque.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span>Now, you can see the same slideshow at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.</span></p> <p><span>UMOCA curator Rebecca Maksym says, "Looking to a ruin in reverse as an artistic medium, Smithson's thirty-one slides provide a sardonic, yet humorous analysis of the process and effects of deterioration on a cultural landscape."</span><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><strong>Opening Reception: Aug. 29, 7 p.m. UMOCA, 55 S. West Temple, SLC. Show runs through Oct. 4.</strong></strong></p>Glen WarcholTue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/08/26/umoca-a-robert-smithson-slideshow/A&E