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 TalkUncategorizedSat, 25 Jun 2016 14:07:00 +0000Critic&#39;s Plate: It&#39;s not all pretty.http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/25/critics-plate-its-not-all-pretty/<p>Many assume that because I write about restaurants and have done for 30 years, that I am automatically served the most perfect food by the most gracious servers in any restaurant because "they know who I am." </p> <p>Not so. </p> <p>Recently I was served this piece of chicken in a restaurant I frequent whose owners I know. </p> <p>I'm just sayin. The picture speaks for itself. <img alt="" height="550" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/rawchicken.jpg" width="413"></p>Mary Brown MaloufSat, 25 Jun 2016 14:07:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/25/critics-plate-its-not-all-pretty/On the TableBilly Yang wins SPJ award for SLMag story &quot;Chinese Road Trip!&quot; Congrats Billy!http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/billy-yang-wins-spj-award-for-slmag-story-chinese-road-trip-congrats-billy/<p>The Utah chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists handed out awards last night at their annual banquet. Here's what our friend and freelancer Billy Yang said this morning: </p> <p>"I guess I can update my LinkedIn/Tinder from award-eligible to award-winning writer. Picked up a Society of Professional Journalists prize for magazine feature writing last night. Thank you to all my dear friends and colleagues for all your support! And a HUGE shout out to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mary.b.malouf">Mary Brown Malouf</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/gawarchol">Glen Warchol</a> at Salt Lake magazine for everything!"</p> <p>Yang wrote "Chinese Road Trip," a touching and insightful story about American Chinese food, for our May/June 2015 issue—If you didn't catch it in print, read it <a href="/blog/2015/05/01/the-chinese-restaurant-road-trip/">here</a>, now. </p> <p><a href="/blog/2015/05/01/the-chinese-restaurant-road-trip/"><img alt="" height="550" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/chineseroadtrip1.jpg" width="475"></a></p> <div><span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption"><span class="hasCaption"><br></span></span></div>Mary Brown MaloufFri, 24 Jun 2016 11:55:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/billy-yang-wins-spj-award-for-slmag-story-chinese-road-trip-congrats-billy/In The HiveOn the TableStaff Picks: Utah Air Show, Cucina Toscana, Urban Garden &amp; Farm Tour, Slip &#39;N Slide, Farmer&#39;s Markethttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/staff-picks-utah-air-show-cucina-toscana-urban-garden-farm-tour-slip-n-slide/<p class="p1"><em>Salt Lake</em> magazine staff members know the hottest events in the Beehive. Here's just a sample of what we'll be up to this weekend.</p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="433" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/mig.jpg" width="650"></em></p> <h2 class="p2">Utah Air Show </h2> <p class="p1">Sometimes, you’ve got to put the carbon footprint out of mind and just give into the need for speed. You’ll have two opportunities to get copious amounts of wind in your hair this weekend.</p> <p class="p1">The 2016 Utah Air Show includes every risky aspect of flight from stunt planes to parachutists. The Gates Open at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday to tour the aircraft on the tarmac. Then at 9:30 A.M. a pre-show with remote control aircraft. The full show opens with a ceremony at 10 a.m. Acts include the USAF Thunderbirds, the Breitling Jet Team and the Army Golden Knights. Parking will be provided at Hill Air Force Base in Layton. For more information: http://theutahairshow.com/contact-us/faq/</p> <p class="p1">Or, if you want to keep your toes on the ground but still see humans hurtled at 170 mph, head west for the MotoAmerica Superbike Challenge at Utah Motorsports Campus (formerly Miller Motorsports Park). It's a part of the North American Road Racing Championship, where professional racing teams square off on screaming motorcycles and manufacturers show off their performance models. </p> <p class="p1">It's all day through Saturday. 512 South Sheep Ln., Grantsville, 435-277-8000. For more info: utahmotorsportscampus.com/</p> <p class="p1"><em>— Glen Warchol, Managing Editor</em></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="387" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/1_(1).jpg" width="650"></p> <h2 class="p2">Urban Garden &amp; Farm Tour </h2> <p class="p1">After planting my own urban garden this past weekend, I am looking forward to Wasatch Community Gardens’ Urban Garden &amp; Farm Tour this Saturday June 25, 2016. I am going for some inspiration and guidance to help my garden be even more successful. The tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 2:00 p.m.</p> <p class="p1">The tour starts at the Grateful Tomato Garden on 800 South and 600 East. This tour is self- guided with 16 stops at some old favorites and nine new sites for you to choose from. You can expect to see demonstrations of urban chicken-keeping, small-space intensive gardening, water-wise growing, container gardening, composting, permaculture, rainwater catchment systems, beekeeping, small urban farming, season extenders and much more. So many great things to learn! For event information please visit <a href="https://wasatchgardens.org/" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p class="p1"><em>— Melody Kester, Office Manager</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/10382073_536565586452094_8180601192076465347_o-700x425.jpg" width="650"></em></p> <h2 class="p2">Cucina Toscana</h2> <p class="p1">Cucina Toscana's summer series, Canta Bella, continues this Saturday at 7 p.m. Billed as a cultural tour of Italy, the evening features music from the great Italian composers as sung by acclaimed Soprano Rebekah Rota, unique Italian wines from Libation Inc. and amazing food prepared by Cucina Toscana's Chef Memo.</p> <p class="p1">The evening will begin with light appetizers and a chance to meet fellow Italophiles and the chanteause. Rebekah will then lead you through  a narrated journey through Italy’s greatest musical achievement: Opera.</p> <p class="p1">Starting in 1600 with the birth of opera, the listener is transformed by some of opera’s greatest hits, from Vivaldi to Verdi, in a presentation that educates and entertains, informs and inspires. Francis Fecteau will guide you through the Italian Wine Regions with samples of some truly amazing Libations and Memo will provide a culinary tour of Italy with notes by Stephanie Bailey-Hatfield.  </p> <p class="p1">This event will be running all summer and will sell out fast. The dates for the program are as follows:  </p> <ul> <li>June 25th 7:00 PM</li> <li>July 16th 7:00 PM</li> <li>July 30th 7:00 PM </li> <li>August 20th 7:00 PM</li> <li>Price is $90 with optional wine pairings for $40 </li> </ul> <p class="p1">For additional information contact Stephanie Bailey-Hatfield at stephanie@toscanaslc.com or call 801-328-3463.</p> <p class="p1"><em>— Mary Brown Malouf, Editor</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><img alt="" height="488" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/website-activity_slip-5.jpg" width="650"></em></p> <h2 class="p1">World's Steepest Slip 'N Slide Party</h2> <p class="p1">Kick off summer with an afternoon full of slip ‘n slide on the single and mini water ramps at the Spence Eccles Olympic Freestyle Pool. Enjoy live music, plus food and cold beverages will be available for sale. Partake in summer games including Bubble Ball Soccer, Ping Pong, Cornhole and much more!</p> <p class="p1">Find more information <a href="http://utaholympiclegacy.org/slip-n-soar/" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p class="p2"><em>— Danielle Holmes, Sales Executive</em></p> <p class="p2"><em><br></em></p> <h2 class="p2">Downtown Farmer's Market</h2> <p><img alt="" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/farmer_logo.png" width="543"></p> <p>I know, I know. We all go to the Downtown farmer's Market every Saturday. But this week is the 25th anniversary of the event, and so, organized have promised it's the <a href="http://slcfarmersmarket.org/programs-events/latest-news/item/670-25th-anniversary-party-in-the-park">most fun</a> the market will be all year. Won't you feel foolish if you don't show up for that? I thought so. </p> <p><em>Schedule:</em></p> <p><strong>10:00 am — 2:00 pm</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Lawn Games</p> <p dir="ltr">Inflatable Obstacle Course</p> <p dir="ltr">Dunk Tank</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>11:00 am — 2:00 pm</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Beer Garden</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>11:30 am — 1:30 pm</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Millie and the Moths</p> <p> </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>11:00 am</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Round 1 of Pie Eating Contest</p> <p> </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>12:00 pm</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Round 2 of Pie Eating Contest</p> <p> </p> <p><em>—Christie Marcy, Editor  </em></p>Salt Lake magazineFri, 24 Jun 2016 10:29:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/staff-picks-utah-air-show-cucina-toscana-urban-garden-farm-tour-slip-n-slide/In The HiveBeauty Buff: Vitamin C—It&#39;s Not Just for Orange Juice Anymorehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/beauty-buff-vitamin-cits-not-just-for-orange-juice-anymore/<p class="p1">We have learned since childhood that our bodies require daily amounts of vitamins and minerals. We eat our veggies, take our Flinstone's vitamins and have a glass of orange juice as part of a balanced breakfast. #justsaynotoscurvy</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="313" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/oranges.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1">So, is it a surprise to know that these same vitamins are also great for our skin? There's Retinol or Vitamin A. Retinol helps everything from acne to wrinkles. We all know Vitamin D helps heal scars and builds strength in hair and nails. And then there is Vitamin C. </p> <p class="p1">Vitamin C helps rebuild collagen and it's antioxidant properties protect your skin from free radicals. This is especially important when the Utah air gets a little on the chunky side.  There are even studies that suggest Vitamin C helps to repair sun (UV) damage.  </p> <p class="p1">Vitamin C also leaves your skin looking and feeling beautiful. Almost immediately you will feel and see a difference. Your skin will feel softer, look clearer and more bright. If healthy, glowing skin is what you are after—and aren't we all?—then Vitamin C needs to be in your life. </p> <p class="p1">Because you are going for concentration of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), I would suggest either a serum or a Vitamin C treatment. Cleansers and moisturizers may not have the concentration to give you those immediate and, over time, most effective results. And, not to sound macabre, but your treatment should have a little "bite" to it; it will sting.</p> <p class="p1">If you have sensitive skin, I would suggest you talk to a dermatologist before using. I don't have sensitive skin at all and I still only use my Vitamin C treatment a couple of times a week. But it is still active enough for me to see amazing results. </p> <p class="p1">Good Vitamin C treatments are going to be a little spendy but you're only using a little at a time a few times a week. It's worth the splurge. Here are a couple recommendations, but don't be afraid to experiment and see what works for you.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/lumene.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Lumene Vitamin C+ Age Defying Radiant Beauty Drops (Walgreens, Ulta $19.99)</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="650" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/ole.henricksen.jpg" width="500"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Ole Henricksen Truth Serum (Sephora $15-$72.00)</em></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="846" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/trish.jpg" width="668"></p> <p class="p1"><em>Trish McEvoy Vitamin C Cream (Nordstrom or <a href="http://trishmcevoy.com/" target="_blank">trishmcevoy.com</a> $75.50)</em></p>Salt Lake magazineFri, 24 Jun 2016 10:15:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/beauty-buff-vitamin-cits-not-just-for-orange-juice-anymore/Shop TalkBuckle up for Saturday&#39;s Voyeurhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/buckle-up-for-saturdays-voyeur/<p class="p1">It's time again SLAC's annual send up of all things Utah.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="433" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/sv.jpg" width="650"> </p> <p class="p1"><em>Robert Scott Smith, as a rakish Joseph Smith and three of his wives (Camille Evans, Elena Der and, Erica Renee Smith) from the 2015 production of <strong>Saturday’s Voyeur</strong>. </em></p> <p class="p2">Summer in Salt Lake wouldn’t be complete without <a href="http://www.saltlakeactingcompany.org/" target="_blank">Salt Lake Acting Company’</a>s annual send up of Utah’s  cultural collision of church and state and a walk through both the sacred and secular headlines of the past year. This year marks the 37th production of <a href="http://www.saltlakeactingcompany.org/this-season/item/1005-saturday-s-voyeur-2016" target="_blank">Saturday’s Voyeur</a> which opens this weekend (June 24) and once again, I will drink a bunch of wine and boo and cheer as the annual melodrama of sarcasm, outrage and eye-rolling served up via inside jokes spills all over the tiny SLAC stage. </p> <p class="p2">This year’s script will zero in on the LDS Church’s gasp-inducing decree that children whose parents are gay or lesbian or who, in Church parlance “practice the gay lifestyle,” cannot get baptized (basically be members) until they are 18 (children with, you know, “normal” parents are baptized at the age of 8) and disavow their parents Mission Impossible style. Many, many hands were wrung over this announcement, including my own, and the new rule is teed up perfectly for a huge swat from Allen Nevins’ and Nancy Borgenicht’s dual bats of satire and scorn. </p> <p class="p2">Other topics thrown into this year’s stew include the recent outcry about the way BYU plays good cop/bad cop in investigations of rape allegations and honor code violations, health care, Utah’s unclean air and female priests in the LDS Church. You know—the usual. </p> <p class="p2">Along the way Voyeur regulars mortal and otherwise will make an appearance with the usual mix of song parodies based on standards and pop hits. (Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” becomes “White Prophet,” etc…).</p> <p class="p2">Owing to its “ripped from the headlines” plots, Voyeur is always a little bit of a bumpy ride. Borgenicht and Allen often prioritize cramming in one more dig at the clergy over narrative cohesion. But this ain’t Chekov, it’s a big ball of scorn and silliness after all and I find that the bigger the bottle of wine I bring to the BYOB show, the less I worry about what the hell is going on. No matter what, it’s easy to enjoy the big brassy numbers and over-the-top performances by a cast who plays whatever B&amp;N have written—to the hilt. </p> <p class="p2">---</p> <p class="p1">Opening Night: June 24, 7:30 p.m.</p> <p class="p1">Runs through Aug. 28</p> <p class="p1">Buy tickets <a href="https://tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org/TheatreManager/1/login&amp;event=0" target="_blank"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> <p class="p1">---</p> <p class="p1">Photo cred: <a href="http://www.daviddanielsphotography.com/" target="_blank">dav.d photography</a></p>Salt Lake magazineFri, 24 Jun 2016 09:50:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/buckle-up-for-saturdays-voyeur/A&ESavor the Summit: Tupelohttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/savor-the-summit-tupelo/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="433" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-35.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">Dining al fresco adds a refreshing dimension to any occasion, but a seat at tupelo, a restaurant that has built its reputation on showcasing local producers, provided a memorable opportunity to Savor the Summit.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="433" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-23.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="413" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-16.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">Brigham City Apricot Bourbon Sun Tea welcomed diners to Park City’s largest outdoor dinner party last Saturday night, where a cordoned section of the grande table offered dramatic views of dark mountains beneath a peach and yellow sunset, leavened by the parade-like atmosphere of revelers, friends, and roving musicians stopping by or waving from adjoining sidewalks. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="975" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-8.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">Diners sat down to a table styled with flowers and linens that channeled the simple elegance of the restaurant’s interior, with subtle hints at chef Matt Harris’s Southern roots in the place settings (magnolia leaves with guest’s names written in gold ink) and miniature canning jars of honey butter that accompanied baskets of homestyle biscuits, a recent departure from the standard sourdough.</p> <p class="p1">“We want to give a taste of the south without being a southern restaurant,” explained Harris, who drew  inspiration for the evening’s menu from fresh apricots, melon, berries, morels, and Maine crab and halibut. “It was fun to write a menu showcasing the best of the season, because that’s the whole influence behind tupelo.  We try to be ever evolving and keep current with what’s at its peak.”  </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="412" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-19.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">Bright garden flavors complemented the first course, a Tartare Trio of Wild Salmon with horseradish and avocado; Wagyu with smoked mustard and quail egg, and Ahi Tuna and pickled melon and smoked pepper hot sauce, served with a light and lively Bisol &amp; Figli Prosecco Superiore Crede Brut. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="975" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-25.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">The second course arrived as summer in a bowl— heirloom vegetable gazpacho poured over servings of Maine crab and summer berries.  Paired with a white table wine and aforementioned biscuits, (Tablas Creek Estate Vineyard, Cotes de Tables Blanc, Paso Robles 2013), this dish rendered the table to a reverent silence for a small spell, before the addition of the third course, a Parmesan Crusted Casco Bay Halibut with peas, morels and pickled onions, roused new conversation.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="975" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-28.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="933" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-36.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">The final entrée, a roasted Wagyu Beef with creamy marrow glaze and buttery English Popovers,  enhanced by a beautiful garnet Carpazo (Brunelli di Matalcino 2009) which tasted of strawberries and cherries.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="433" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-33.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">A dessert trio rounded out the evening, with something for every palate— Ritual Chocolate Cake, Apricot lemon almond trifle, Black forest ice cream sandwiches and a macaroon assortment in rainbow colors that generated cries of delight.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="428" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-27.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">“I’ve attended Savor the Summit a few times at other restaurants and it’s always been such a fun event, but putting it on this year made me realize how much work really goes into it behind the scenes, from how you rope off the area and decorate the space to who sits where,” explained tupelo partner Maggie Alvarez.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="433" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/jamybeecherphoto_savorthesummit-20.jpg" width="650"></p> <p class="p1">“It’s really incredible that so many restaurants participate.  It’s almost like a parade or a block party, with people on the sidewalks waving and stopping in to say hi.  It was so enjoyable to get to be part of that this year.” </p> <p class="p1"><em>Photography by Jamy Beecher</em></p>Vanessa ConabeeFri, 24 Jun 2016 09:24:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/savor-the-summit-tupelo/PC LifeCitizen&#39;s Guide To Homelessnesshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/homeless-visions/<p><img alt="" height="180" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/homeless.jpg" width="216"></p> <p>Salt Lake City this week convened the last in a series of public-engagement workshops on building two new homeless shelters to address the seemingly insurmountable problem of homelessness downtown. (Despite some national reports, Salt Lake has not "solved" homelessness.)</p> <p>The workshop at the new Marmalade Library was packed and the citizens and staff from homeless-service providers worked diligently. Even a couple of transitioning-homeless people joined in to provide an often-overlooked street perspective.</p> <p>The city provided vegetables, dip, M&amp;M chocolate-chip cookies and facilitators.</p> <p>It soon became apparent, however, that the workshop’s parameters were going to be controlled. For one thing, the participants were issued a pre-determined list of “Criteria for Success” to prioritize. The list was developed by the city's <a href="http://www.slcmayor.com/homeless-services/">Homeless Services Site Commission</a>. </p> <p>Here's a recap on where we are on solving homelessness:</p> <p>-- The city's got a new plan that would disperse services (and the homeless) around the city.</p> <p>-- We're going to build two new centers—men and women, respectively.</p> <p>-- And soon to come: "Community partners" will agree on shared goals to end homelessness.</p> <p>The workshops seem to be the mayor's office's response to the public's skepticism and feeling of powerlessness on the placement of homeless centers. For instance:</p> <p>-- In whose neighbornood will the centers be built? It’s unlikely Federal Heights will host a homeless center despite its proximity to the Trax line (a Criteria for Success priority). More likely is the west side, perhaps along North Temple.</p> <p>-- City officials insist the new centers will be <em>additions</em> to the existing Pioneer Park shelters—not replacements. But developers—who are salivating over future multi-use projects in the prime Rio Grande neighborhood—don't find panhandlers alluring to condo dwellers. (Keep in mind that the Road Home Center and Catholic Charities own the property they are on and intend to keep facilities downtown.) But as we know, what developers want in Salt Lake City is usually what they get.</p> <p><img alt="" height="506" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/meter.png" width="301"></p> <p>The team at my table took the exercise at face value rather than a charade of public involvement. For instance, we emphasizing an effective staff-to-client ratio (not listed as a "success criteria") over “aesthetically pleasing” architecture.</p> <p>It wasn't until the workshop's end that frustration with the new mayor's office's capacity to deal with the issue emerged. At the close of the session, a citizen-participant asked Jen Seelig, director of Community Relations, “It seems like we’ve been working on this for years, when will the project start?”</p> <p>“You mean ‘start’ like in shovels-turning-over-dirt start?” Selig asked.</p> <p>“Yes.”</p> <p>City staff apparently hadn’t prepared for common-sense questions and Seelig immediately punted to Mike Reberg, head of Community and Neighborhood Development. Startled, Reberg began a sentence, hemmed—started again, hawed, then finally said, “In the near future.”</p> <p>The room roiled with rueful laughter and murmurs of “politics.”</p>Glen WarcholFri, 24 Jun 2016 06:03:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/24/homeless-visions/Glen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveCanta Bella is a cultural tour through Italyhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/23/canta-bella-is-a-cultural-tour-through-italy/<p>Canta Bella, Cucina Toscana's summer event series continues this Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. This “cultural tour of Italy” features music from Italian composers, unique Italian wines from Libation Inc. and food prepared by Cucina Toscana's Chef Memo.</p> <p><img alt="" height="365" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/toscana.jpeg" width="640"></p> <p>Rebekah Rota will be the night's singer, venturing through the history of opera by starting in the early 1600s and working her way up to some of opera's greatest hits.</p> <p>Chef Memo's culinary Italian tour for the evening will be paired with wine samples from Italy's famous wine regions.</p> <p>Prices start at $90 with optional wine pairings for $40. Canta Bella will be running throughout the summer, see all of the program dates below:</p> <p>Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m.</p> <p>Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m.</p> <p>Saturday, July 30 at 7 p.m.</p> <p>Saturday, August 20 at 7 p.m.</p>Salt Lake magazineThu, 23 Jun 2016 21:23:35 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/23/canta-bella-is-a-cultural-tour-through-italy/In The HiveOn the TableThe Hills are Alive with &quot;Music in the Mountains&quot;http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/23/the-hills-are-alive-with-music-in-the-mountains/<p>Much like the name suggests, Music in the Mountains brings together some of the best classical musicians for concerts performed on the top of Powder Mountain in Eden.</p> <p><img alt="" height="427" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/m_in_the_m.jpg" width="640"></p> <p>Michelle Ross, a violinist and the series' artistic director started the event back in 2014. This year, Ross will be accompanied by Utah Symphony's principal violist Brant Bayless, as well as violinist Areta Zhulla, cellist Brook Speltz and pianist Euntaek Kim. Music in the Mountains will be centered around the Ravel Piano Trio and Shostakovich Piano Quintet.</p> <p>“Last year as we were playing John Adams 'Shaker Loops,' the breeze flowed in from the mountains and I could hear the audience's breath as palpably as my own,” Ross said. “It's a unique and ideal setting for chamber music; the awe-inspiring majesty of the mountains married with the intimacy of a wooden lodge.”</p> <p>Performances for Music in the Mountains will be held on Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 17 at 4 p.m. Concerts are free to the public.</p> <p>More information about the event can be found <a href="http://www.musicinthemountainseden.com/" target="_blank">here</a>.  </p>Salt Lake magazineThu, 23 Jun 2016 20:36:52 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/23/the-hills-are-alive-with-music-in-the-mountains/A&EIn The HiveEat Drink SLC returns for its second yearhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/23/eat-drink-slc-returns-for-its-second-year/<p>Snack on samples from some of Utah's premier restaurants while sipping of top wine and cocktail selections during the second annual Eat Drink SLC.</p> <p><img alt="" height="427" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/edslc_3.jpg" width="640"></p> <p>Designed to inform locals and attract tourists to Salt Lake's vibrant food and drink scene, Eat Drink SLC will be held at the Tracy Aviary on July 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.</p> <p>Strictly for those 21 and older, Eat Drink SLC gives guests samplings from top Utah restaurants, over 80 different wines, a variety of craft cocktails and an assortment of local beers. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.</p> <p><img alt="" height="480" src="/site_media/uploads/June%202016/edslc_1.jpg" width="320"></p> <p>“We're excited to once again host Eat Drink SLC at the Aviary,” said Scott Lyttle, the deputy director at Tracy Aviary. “The Aviary is a wonderful setting for this urban culinary event.”</p> <p>Tracy Aviary is co-hosting the event with SB Dance and Vine Lore Wine &amp; Spirits. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Aviary, SB Dance and Race Swami.</p> <p>Tickets for Eat Drink SLC are $85 per person in advance or $95 at the door. Ticket price includes all food and drink, plus a complementary signature wine glass. Early registration is encouraged and tickets are available <a href="http://eatdrinkslc.com/buy-tickets/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>Salt Lake magazineThu, 23 Jun 2016 19:26:06 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2016/06/23/eat-drink-slc-returns-for-its-second-year/In The HiveOn the Table