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, 07 Jul 2015 22:19:00 +0000Preview: Brian Wilsonhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/preview-brian-wilson/<p><img alt="" height="354" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/wilson.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>It’s almost as if a movie-theater double feature is hitting Red Butte Garden on Thursday night when Brian Wilson, the subject of the recently released biopic <em>Love &amp; Mercy</em> hits the stage with supporting act Rodriquez, the subject and star of the Oscar-winning documentary <em>Searching For Sugar Man</em>.<br> <br>Wilson is, of course, best known as the genius behind The Beach Boys’ iconic sound as he was the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, arranger and producer. He’s stopping by Salt Lake as part of his 18-city "No Pier Pressure Tour," in support of his latest studio album by the same name. <br> <br>Even though Wilson’s cousin and bandmate Mike Love won the legal battle to keep the Beach Boys name and then promptly kicked out Wilson and others right after the 50th Anniversary Tour, Wilson will be joined on stage by co-founder of the Beach Boys, Al Jardine, and former bandmate Blondie Chaplin. That means that Brian Wilson is touring with two Beach Boys while Mike Love is touring with only one—a nice little victory for those of us who know that Mike Love is the one who really deserves the reputation Yoko Ono actually has, and not just because Love is responsible for the diabolical "Kokomo." <br> <br>Recent set lists posted online from other stops on the tour indicate that fans will get a healthy mix of Beach Boys and Brian Wilson solo act material.<br> <br><img alt="" height="226" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/rodriguez.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The opener, Rodriguez, released some politically charged folk albums in the 1970’s to lackluster sales, so he went home to Michigan to work construction without knowing that he had become a superstar in South Africa—and was bigger than the Beatles there, thanks in part to his lyrics promoting social justice during Apartheid. Despite South African rumors to the contrary, in <em>Searching for Sugar Man</em>, Rodriguez is very much alive and launches a tour of sold-out soccer stadiums where he is cheered as a hero in the post-apartheid land. It’s a happy ending, which apparently continues with his inclusion on this tour.<br> <br>God only knows why there are tickets are still available for this show, which is sure to be fun, fun, fun and full of good vibrations. The show is at 7:30 and gates open at 6:30.</p>Christie GehrkeTue, 07 Jul 2015 22:19:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/preview-brian-wilson/A&EIn The HiveBeauty Buff: Bronze Goddesshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/beauty-buff-bronze-goddess/<p>With summer comes a lot of time spent in the sun, and that's why it's so important to protect our skin. While I used to spend hours on end sun tanning as a teenager, as an adult, I am much more aware of the damage the sun can cause. So these days, I slather on the SPF and rely on a sunless tanner to get that coveted bronzed glow. Today, I’m sharing my favorites with all of you in hopes that we can all take better care of our skin this summer while still looking perfectly sunkissed.</p> <p><img alt="" height="468" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/tanning_image_1.png" width="490"></p> <p>L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Tanning Towelettes | <a href="http://www.target.com/p/l-oreal-paris-sublime-bronze-self-tanning-towelettes-medium-natural-tan-6-count/-/A-12184146" target="_blank">Target</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/tanning_image_2.png" width="220"></p> <p>St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse | <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/5ifw5z57n" target="_blank">Sephora</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="525" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/tanning_image_3.png" width="386"></p> <p>Lorac TANtalizer Bronzing Spray and Puff | <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/5if9fz57n" target="_blank">Nordstrom</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="331" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/tanning_image_4.png" width="358"></p> <p>Tarte Brilliance Self Tanner | <a href="http://rstyle.me/n/5igc2z57n" target="_blank">Sephora</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="537" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/tanning_image_5.png" width="287"></p> <p>Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel | <a href="http://rstyle.me/~5Curp" target="_blank">Neiman Marcus</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="418" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/tanning_image_6.png" width="467"></p> <p>Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pads | <a href="https://www.blissworld.com/brands/dr-dennis-gross/dr-dennis-gross-skincare-alpha-beta-glow-pads" target="_blank">Bliss</a></p> <p><em><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="http://alldolledupblog.com/" target="_blank">alldolledupblog.com</a>.</em></em></p>Abby DollTue, 07 Jul 2015 15:24:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/beauty-buff-bronze-goddess/Shop TalkRoad Trip to King Lear at the Utah Shakespeare Festivalhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/road-trip-to-king-lear-at-the-utah-shakespeare-festival/<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/kinglear2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>David Pichette (left) as Fool and Tony Amendola as Lear in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of King Lear. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.)<br> </em></p> <p><a href="http://www.bard.org/" target="_blank">The Utah Shakespeare Festival</a> is bidding farewell to its Adams Shakespearean Theatre, the fest’s beautiful Old-world-style venue modeled after Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, at the end of this summer. Since 1977, theatre-goers have made their way to Southern Utah University’s campus in Cedar City to experience the fest’s plays at the open-air Adams Theatre, which is the perfect spot for a show on a warm night (A Midsummer’s Night Dream, in particular). Next season, audiences will instead experience the new Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center of the Arts and the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre.</p> <p>Over the Fourth of July weekend, we road tripped from Salt Lake City to Cedar City to experience King Lear at the Adams (while we still can).</p> <p>After finding shelter the Stratford Court Hotel, only a seven-minute walk from the theatre, we ate dinner at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CentroPizzeria" target="_blank">Centro Pizzeria</a> on Center Street and hit the festival’s free Greenshow before the play.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/centro1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Centro Pizzeria<br> </em></p> <p>Centro, a hip spot with chalkboard and wood-paneled walls, opened in 2012. The restaurant serves 12-inch, woodfired pies. While those with gluten allergies are often limited to smaller pies at other places, I appreciated the fact Centro keeps its gluten-free pizzas the same size as its regulars. We had ours with aged mozzarella, crème fraiche sauce, mushrooms and garlic.</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/centro2.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Our gluten-free slices at Centro<br> </em></p> <p>If you drop by Centro, ask for a microbrew to go with your slices. You won’t find alcohol at the fest. You will find plenty of teas, hot chocolate and coffee drinks, along with tarts and treats, at the concession outside the Adams.</p> <p>At the Greenshow, held just steps away from the Adams, we saw Irish dancing and singing group Gael Byrds, who got the crowd to dance and clap along as they performed everything from Danny Boy to a tapdance routine set to a Dropkick Murphy’s song.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/thegaelbyrds.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Gael Byrds<br> </em></p> <p><em></em>King Lear is a tragedy, which tells the story of Lear, who divides his estate between two of his three daughters when he asks them how much they love him and likes their answers. Lear’s third daughter, Cordelia, isn’t quite as flattering as her sisters, resulting in her banishment from Lear’s kingdom.</p> <p>But Lear’s narcisicm comes at a price when the two daughters he favored betray him and he descends into madness.</p> <p>The best part of the show was Lear himself, played by Tony Amendola, who previously took on the roles of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and The Porter in Macbeth at the festival. We felt Amendola’s stage presence in each of his scenes. The veteran actor sent chills down spines as Lear screamed at the sky, and he cracked us up when he went off script to ask “What is the cause of this thunder?” when Fourth of July fireworks were being set off nearby.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/kinglear.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Tony Amendola as Lear in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of King Lear. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.)<br> </em></p> <p>We felt transported into Lear’s world. The sets, the lights and the excellent acting proved why the Utah Shakespeare Festival is a quintessential Utah experience. Directed by Sharon Ott, the play earned its standing ovation.</p> <p>Cedar City is three and a half hours away. Get info on tickets <a href="https://boxoffice.bard.org/TheatreManager/95/login&amp;event=_&amp;search=PB_PERF_FLAG%3C%3E'E'" target="_blank">here.</a></p>Jaime WinstonTue, 07 Jul 2015 13:17:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/road-trip-to-king-lear-at-the-utah-shakespeare-festival/A&EGetawayIn The HiveMeet the Winemaker: this guy, Kent Fortner from Road 31.http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/meet-the-winemaker-this-guy-kent-fortner-from-road-31/<p>Single-minded passions result in some remarkable wines. You can taste several on Wednesday, July 8th at <a href="http://www.currentfishandoyster.com" target="_blank">Current Fish &amp; Oyster</a>. </p> <p>Chef Logen Crew will be preparing a selection of small bites to complement the wines and Kent Fortner of Road 31 (go on-ask him about his green truck) will guide the experience of pairing wines from Road 31 and wines from Tricycle Wine Co. </p> <p><img alt="" height="136" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/url.jpg" width="372"></p> <p>Farmers, winemakers and coopers—the folks at Tricycle do it all. Craft small lot, single-vineyard wines from fruit grown in Napa Carneros and the high Mayacamas Mountains. Own and farm vineyards: Poseidon Vineyard at sea level and Obsidian Ridge at elevation 2,640'. Cooper barrels from oak selected from the forests of Tokaj, Hungary. </p> <p>And Road 31 has got to be the one less traveled: Winemaker Fortner's life includes stints as ski bum, Baptist, server, cannery worker and climber in places that range from Virginia to Nepal. All these experiences show up in his approach to winemaking. </p> <p>Don't miss it. <br><br>WEDNESDAY JULY 8TH<br>6:00 p.m.<br><br>$55 PER PERSON<br>LIMITED AVAILABILITY<br>FOR RESERVATIONS EMAIL:  <a href="mailto:amanda@currentfishandoyster.com" target="_blank">amanda@currentfishandoyster.com</a></p>Mary Brown MaloufTue, 07 Jul 2015 09:12:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/meet-the-winemaker-this-guy-kent-fortner-from-road-31/On the TableSalt Lake magazine July/August 2015 Web Extrashttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/salt-lake-magazine-julyaugust-2015-web-extras/<p><img alt="" height="589" src="/site_media/uploads/June2015/slm-ja15-cover-04-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Articles, contests and more from our new issue that you'll only find online.</p> <p><strong>Best of Beehive: Tattoo Artist<br><br></strong>We picked the best businesses, people and places in our <a href="/blog/2012/06/18/best-of-the-beehive/" target="_blank">Best of the Beehive</a> article, but we left this award up to you, the readers. Give us your tattoo photo on <a href="https://instagram.com/slmag/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and let us know who you think is Utah's "Best Tattoo Artist" for a chance to win $50 to Texas de Brazil.<br><a href="/blog/2015/06/29/contest-help-us-fill-the-title-of-best-tattoo-artist-in-the-beehive/" target="_blank">Click here to find out how to submit your tattoo pics and vote</a>.</p> <p><strong><br>Best of the Beehive Giveaway - Tell us what we missed.<br><br></strong>Do you love Utah as much as we do? Let us know what we missed in this year's Best of the Beehive. Just for sharing your opinion, you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to <a href="http://ruthsdiner.com/" target="_blank">Ruth's Creekside</a>.<br><a href="/blog/2015/06/28/giveaway-what-did-we-miss-in-the-2015-best-of-the-beehive/" target="_blank">Click here to give us your picks.</a></p> <p><strong><br>Of Marbles and Molecules<br><br></strong>We included more photos of glass artist Sarinda Jones' glass-working process online than we did in the print issue.<br><a href="/blog/2015/07/06/web-extra-of-marbles-and-molecules-1/" target="_blank">Click here to read about the artist and see her at work.</a></p> <p><strong><br>Thanh Trang: A Life of Loving Food<br><br></strong>Our print issue only included a portion of reporter Billy Yang's interview with Southeast Market store manager Tanh Trang.<br><a href="/blog/2015/06/29/web-extra-lunch-meet-with-thanh-trang/" target="_blank">Read the full interview from Billy Yang's Lunch Meet here.</a></p> <p><br><strong>Celebrate Pioneer Day with SLmag<br><br></strong>After this year's Pioneer Day Parade, find yourself on our <a href="/galleries/" target="_blank">Photos</a> page.</p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 17:31:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/salt-lake-magazine-julyaugust-2015-web-extras/A&EContestIn The HiveIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Of Marbles and Moleculeshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/web-extra-of-marbles-and-molecules-1/<p><em>Web Extra: Scroll down for more photos of Sarinda's glass-working process than we included in the print issue.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="354" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sarinda-jones-homestead-austen-diamond-photography-5-(1).jpg" width="490"><br><em>Assembly of Sarinda Jones' art can take weeks and allows no room for error.</em></p> <p><br><a href="http://www.sarindajones.com/" target="_blank">Sarinda Jones</a> likes to joke that she’s lost some of her marbles. But the hundreds of small orbs displayed in her living room were pivotal to her becoming a glass artist.</p> <p class="p3">After earning an associate degree in fine art and art history, Jones took a job at a hair salon. During breaks, she’d go to a nearby antique store to shop for marbles. “I was just so enraptured by how beautiful glass could be.”</p> <p class="p3">By the time Jones’ marble collection peaked at several hundred, she had a transformational experience: In 2002, she met the internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly at a book signing. That led to a course of study and residencies at Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, where Jones studied kiln-formed glass techniques with an emphasis on glass casting.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="461" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sarinda-jones-homestead-austen-diamond-photography-11.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Collected marbles led to a fascination with glass art.<br> </em></p> <p class="p3">“As a glass artist—the alchemist of the molecular structure of glass—I instruct the glass to behave in a certain manner,” her artist’s statement explains. “This is the playground where art and science come together.”</p> <p class="p3">Jones crafts her kiln-formed glass in several stages over an eight-to-twelve-week period. The laborious process begins with sketches and paintings. If she’s been commissioned to design a piece, she will create computer renderings for her client. She then forms multiple individual parts and assembles them all together. Raw glass is incredibly expensive, and imperfections are irreversible, so there’s little room for error. When the full design is complete, Jones takes the Tetris-ed assemblage to the kiln for several overnight firings. If an artwork calls for a smooth finish or rounded edges, Jones meticulously polishes and sands it with grit. The gorgeous sculptures are either wall-mounted or free-standing.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sarinda-jones-homestead-austen-diamond-photography-4.jpg" width="490"><br>Jones meticulously</p> <p class="p3">“Glass is this mysterious substance,” Jones says. “Every time I open the kiln in the morning, there’s an excitement to see what happened.”</p> <p class="p3">Her work can be found at A Gallery in Salt Lake City, Howa Gallery in Bountiful, and Nummer40 Modern Art &amp; Design in the Netherlands. <em>SarindaJones.com</em></p> <p class="p3"><strong>WEB EXTRA: Photos of Sarinda's glass-working process you won't find in print. </strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="379" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-5.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-8.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-9.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-22.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-23.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-24.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-25.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-29.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-31.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-38.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-40.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/august-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for more stories from our July/August 2015 issue.</a></p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Austen Diamond</em></p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 16:35:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/web-extra-of-marbles-and-molecules-1/A&EIn The HiveIn The MagazineJohn Paul Campout at Snowbasin Resorthttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/john-paul-campout-at-snowbasin-resort/<p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/image002.jpg" width="490"><br><em>View from the John Paul Lodge<br> </em></p> <p>Ever wonder what it might be like to camp, learn about the remnants of the ocean floor and feast upon fine dining at the top of a ski resort? Well, first let us commend you on your highly specific and unusual desires. This is your big chance.</p> <p><a href="https://www.snowbasin.com/" target="_blank">Snowbasin Resort</a> has announced their John Paul Campout, which will be held July 17. It includes a ride up the John Paul Express Chair to explore the geological remnants of an ancient ocean floor. Dinner, served at the <a href="https://snowbasin.com/dining/johnpaul/" target="_blank">John Paul Lodge</a>, will be prepared over an open fire with Dutch ovens and spits. Best of all, guests are invited to help prepare the meal if they so choose.<br><br>The impressive menu includes bourbon chicken, lemon dill salmon, cowboy cut pork chop, open-fire slow roasted wagyu beef tenderloin, wild bison meatloaf, cheddar and green chili au gratin potatoes, cornbread with honey butter, Brussels sprouts and pork belly, Dutch oven peach cobbler, root beer floats, brownies and s'mores, naturally.</p> <p>After dinner, guests will be treated to live guitar music, cowboy stories and a beautiful Utah sunset from 9,000 feet. Camping will take place either outside the lodge or in the basement of the lodge for those less inclined to eschew their creature comforts. A gourmet breakfast will be served the following morning, after which guests can either hike down the mountain or ride the chairlift back to the base.</p> <p>Tickets are on sale for $125 and are all-inclusive. Space is limited to the first 45 reservations.</p> <p><a href="https://www.snowbasin.com/events/detail/john-paul-campout" target="_blank">Click here</a> for additional information.</p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 15:31:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/john-paul-campout-at-snowbasin-resort/GetawayIn The HiveOutdoors11th Annual Face of Utah Sculpture Exhibitionhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/11th-annual-face-of-utah-sculpture-exhibition/<p><img alt="" height="267" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sculptureexhibit.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.culturalcelebration.org/fous.html" target="_blank">The Face of Utah Sculpture Exhibition</a>, which is in its 11th year, provides a unique setting in which local artists can present the essence of Utah culture via the sculptural form. The exhibition runs July 15–Aug. 26 at the <a href="http://www.culturalcelebration.org/" target="_blank">Utah Cultural Celebration Center</a> and is free and open to the public. The exhibit promises art by both known and emerging Utah sculptors, and will showcase “both traditional and contemporary sculpture in a variety of techniques, styles, mediums, and forms.” </p> <p>To kick off the exhibition, an opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 15 from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free and will include live music, cash prizes, food and a cash bar, in addition to fine new works by Utah's best sculptors. Many of the artists participating in the exhibit will be present at the event to discuss their artwork.</p> <p>For more information about this event, click <a href="http://www.culturalcelebration.org/fous.html" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 15:18:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/11th-annual-face-of-utah-sculpture-exhibition/A&EIn The HiveCast your vote for Park City&#39;s Summer Cocktail Contesthttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/cast-your-vote-for-park-citys-summer-cocktail-contest/<p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/cocktailcontest.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Cocktail connoisseurs and enthusiasts are invited to sample a line-up of serious mixology this July as part of Park City Area Restaurant Association’s Summer Cocktail Contest. Taste and cast your vote online for your favorite libations, rating each on a 1-to-10 scale for flavor and presentation through July 31. Click <a href="http://www.parkcityrestaurants.com/specials-events/cocktail-contest" target="_blank">here</a> to cast your vote.</p> <p>“Last year was such a blast, and we’re so excited to be fielding so many competitors in the cocktail contest this year,” says Ginger Ries, PCARA executive director. “Last year’s creations were all a delight – you’ll definitely want to visit all our participating bars and restaurants to make sure you try them all.”</p> <p>Each participating establishment donated a $50 gift certificate to the PCARA to give away on the group’s Facebook page – be sure to keep logging on for a chance to win. The winning cocktail and its creator will be featured in a marketing campaign following the contest leading into PCARA’s popular Fall “Dine About” event. Winners walk with $200 and, in a town with more than 30 top-notch bars and restaurants, some serious bragging rights.</p> <p>Entrants include:</p> <p><strong> Billy Blanco’s:</strong> The Blanco Negro</p> <p><strong> Brass Tag:</strong> The Evangeline</p> <p><strong>Done to Your Taste Catering:</strong> The PC Beets</p> <p><strong> Grappa:</strong> The Hugo</p> <p><strong> High West Distillery &amp; Saloon:</strong> The Treasure Mountain Fiz</p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 12:26:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/cast-your-vote-for-park-citys-summer-cocktail-contest/On the TableTaking Sideshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/taking-sides/<p>You've got countless potluck pool parties to attend this summer, but just one challenge: What will you contribute to the feasts? If you need a little inspiration, we're here to help. Rather than serving the same predictable side dishes, give seasonal favorites a fresh and flavorful update.</p> <p><img alt="" height="559" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/takingsides1.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>Watermelon Wedges</h3> <p>Watermelon has a place at every outdoor warm-weather meal. You can always haul a whole melon to a party, but why not spice it up a little?</p> <p><em>The Twist: Cut melon into two wedges, sprinkle with chile powder and serve with lime quarters.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="436" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/takingsides2.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>Cucumber Salad</h3> <p>Wilted cucumber salad is a Southern staple—thin-sliced cucumbers and onions, marinated in white vinaigrette.</p> <p><em>The Twist: Use red onions and sliced scallion greens with your cukes and rice wine vinegar in your vinaigrette. Just before serving, fold in some pink pickled ginger.</em></p> <p><em><br><em>This post was originally published on <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/07/02/taking-sides/">utahstyleanddesign.com.</a></em><br></em></p>Mary Brown MaloufMon, 06 Jul 2015 12:02:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/taking-sides/On the Table