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, 22 Oct 2014 17:18:27 +0000Mixing it Uphttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/mixing-it-up/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/mixingitup.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">James Bond made famous the phrase, “shaken, not stirred.” Whatever your martini preference, the methods of making it require different equipment. You need a cocktail shaker to shake a martini. You need a martini pitcher to mix a stirred martini. The proper glass, for either method, is stemmed and small–it’s preferable to enjoy two small cold drinks instead of ending your sipping with a half-inch of warm vodka or gin in a large glass. The point to take from this is that cocktail recipes call for very specific equipment and it’s hard to find the best cocktail accoutrements in today’s modern mega-minded stores. </p> <p class="p1">The solution is to go retro and no one in Utah knows that better than Michael Sanders, owner of vintage shop Now &amp; Again. He’s been collecting vintage barware for 30 years and keeps two fully stocked 1950s-style bars in his townhome-–one for indoor entertaining, one for outdoors. “I love the ritual of mixing cocktails,” says Sanders, whose store is crammed with everything required for that ritual, from glass swizzle sticks to vintage cocktail recipe books. </p> <p class="p1">Want to mix up a tiki-style Zombie? It requires a super-tall glass and Sanders has them, dating from the ‘40s. He also has the small, heavy-bottomed rocks glasses for sipping whisky or whiskey. “Bar X really brought the new cocktail culture to Utah,” Sanders says. “Now it’s really taken off. Harmons is starting to stock ingredients like real ginger beer for Moscow Mules.” And if you need a set of the copper mugs required for serving Moscow Mules, get in line. There’s a wait-list for them at Now &amp; Again.  </p> <p class="p1"><em>207 E. Broadway, SLC, 801-364-0664</em></p> <p class="p1"><em><a href="/in-the-magazine/october-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Sept/October 2014 issue.</a></em></p>Mary Brown MaloufWed, 22 Oct 2014 17:18:27 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/mixing-it-up/On the TableTake a Hike: Timpooneke Trailhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/hike-of-the-week-timpooneke-trail/<p>The opposite of a date hike—yes, the "break-up" hike</p> <p><a href="/blog/2011/06/hike-of-the-week-timpooneke-trail/timpooneke_trail/"><img alt="" border="0" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-18484" height="476" src="/site_media/uploads/2011/04/timpooneke_trail.jpg" title="timpooneke_trail" width="363"></a></p> <p><strong>Distance: </strong>13 miles round-trip</p> <p><strong>Elevation gain:</strong> 4,700 feet</p> <p><strong>Time: </strong>Eight-plus hours. Another must-do for the hardcore hiker.</p> <p><strong>Trail:</strong> Bruiser. It's quite the climb (almost 12K feet). There are two trails up Mt. Timpanogos, but this is the most well-traveled. It's a gradual climb, but your quads will burn less than halfway up. Stick it out, because the views over Provo and beyond are... Well, you'll just have to find out for yourself. Bring a date only if you're both hikers. If not, this may actually be the hike that breaks you up, but maybe that's why you want to take it.</p> <p><strong>Who you'll see:</strong> BYU students, BYU professors, power couples, the occasional Utah hippie and ultra-runners.</p> <p><strong>How to get there:</strong> I-15 to State Route 92 to American Fork. Go straight nine miles into the Timpooneke Campground (yep, you're gonna need a permit).</p> <p><strong>Notable:</strong> Even though it's a bit tougher then most, you're not going to need the mountaineering skills, just plenty of water.</p> <p><strong>Apres-hike: </strong>Toast at the <a href="http://sundanceresort.com/dine/tree_room.html">Tree Room</a> at Sundance Resort, 801-225-4107</p>Salt Lake magazineWed, 22 Oct 2014 16:14:19 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/hike-of-the-week-timpooneke-trail/In The HiveOutdoors2014 Arthritis Foundation Evening of Honorshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/2014-arthritis-foundation-evening-of-honors/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/fundraiserpic.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Guests dine at the Evening of Honors</em></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States and results in $128 billion in lost wages and medical costs per year. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">Those are stats Dave McCann, BYU sportscaster and KSL anchor, knows well. His father passed away from complications with polyarthritis. So it’s no surprise he’s a supporter of the <a href="http://www.arthritis.org/utah/">Arthritis Foundation,</a> a non profit with a goal to help cure arthritis and related diseases.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">On Tuesday, Oct. 22, McCann emceed the foundation's Evening of Honors at Little America Hotel, honoring three individuals who have made an impact in the fight against arthritis. “We’re here tonight to honor three great folks,” McCann said. “And of course, we’re here to raise a lot of money.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">The honorees included Cecil O. Samuelson, recent president of Brigham Young University, soon-to-be president of the Salt Lake City LDS Temple and supporter; Douglas Matsumori, a local attorney who has been a major supporter of the Arthritis Foundation for more than 10 years; and Jonathan M. Ruga, CEO of Sentry Financial Corporation and a major supporter for the foundation, along with other local charities.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style=""><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/dinner.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Our table at the event</em></span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">Before the honors, guests were treated to dinner and a performance by <a href="http://www.onevoicechildrenschoir.com/">One Voice Children’s Choir,</a> which performed familiar songs like Pharrell Williams’ Happy. One of the highlights of the presentation was seeing 8-year-old Emma Heaton, who was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at 20 months old and is now able to manage her condition, present honorees with her own artwork.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style=""><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/onevoicechildrenschoir.jpg" width="490"><br><em>One Voice Children's Choir</em></span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">“We’d like there to be more people aware of the fact there is an organization that is addressing the issues,” Matsumori said. Mentioning the performance by the One Voice Children’s Choir, he added, “I am grateful tonight we’re joined with one voice and one cause.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">The event also included a raffle for prizes like a sterling 14K gold necklace from OC Tanner (more on the necklace later), and a cake auction to support the Arthritis Foundation’s Power Pack program, which delivers backpacks to children with a book for parents on raising children with arthritis and a Buddy D. Bear, a microwavable bear to provide hot or cold treatments to soothe joints.</span></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/octannernecklace1.jpg" width="480"><br><em>OC Tanner sterling 14K gold necklace</em></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="640" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/chocolatecake1.jpg" width="480"></p> <p class="p2"><em>German Chocolate Cake, donated by Little America Hotel</em></p> <p class="p1"> <span style="">“All proceeds from the cake auction go to Power Packs for children with juvenile arthritis,” said Rachel Folland, a volunteer encouraging guests to enter the auction. “Juvenile arthritis is not well known. A lot of people, when they think of arthritis, only think of older people.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">The event ended with this video, explaining arthritis affects people of all ages and walks of life:</span></p> <p class="p1"><iframe height="270" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lQTVKuFPWR8" width="480"></iframe></p> <p class="p1"><span style="">By the way, <em>Salt Lake</em> magazine sales representative Emily Lopez went home with that OC Tanner necklace from the night’s raffle. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span style=""><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/emily.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p class="p2"><em>Sales rep, Emily</em></p>Jaime WinstonWed, 22 Oct 2014 15:42:03 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/2014-arthritis-foundation-evening-of-honors/In The HiveVIDEO: Utah&#39;s Next Great Baker Kai in the kitchen with KUTVhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/video-utahs-next-great-baker-kai-in-the-kitchen-with-kutv/<p class="p1">Kai Delgado, who recently earned third place with her aunt Rox on TLC’s <a href="http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/next-great-baker"><em>Next Great Baker,</em></a> will be featured in our upcoming issue. <span>Before the issue hits shelves on Nov. 1, KUTV’s Brooke Graham caught up with Kai in the kitchen. Check out more of Kai's creations at <a href="http://www.kailava.com/">kailava.com.</a></span></p> <p><iframe height="240" id="sbg_video_frame" src="http://www.kutv.com/template/flashplayers/jwplayer/dev/files/embed.html?video=2014/10/clips/ODhlODgzZjhhMmQ2&amp;cdn=kutv&amp;adzone=/4756/KUTV/Web/Features&amp;autoP=false&amp;poster=http://www.kutv.com/template/stories/2014/10/21/images/ODhlODgzZjhhMmQ2.jpg&amp;event=iframe player&amp;googleID=UA-11902348-43&amp;parent=http://www.kutv.com" width="320"></iframe></p> <p>You can also watch the video <a href="http://www.kutv.com/features/features/the-refresh/stories/Brooke-visits-with-Kai-from-TV-39-s-The-Next-Great-Baker-52345.shtml#.VEfZ4hYXO3M">here.</a></p>Jaime WinstonWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:50:52 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/video-utahs-next-great-baker-kai-in-the-kitchen-with-kutv/On the TableMovie Review: Furyhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/movie-review-fury/<p class="p1"><iframe height="270" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-OGvZoIrXpg" width="480"></iframe></p> <p class="p1">Sound and Fury signifying... what?</p> <p class="p1">Writer/Director David Ayer is known for violent films, but he vacillates between having something to say (<em>Training Day</em> and <em>End Of Watch</em>), and not saying much at all (<em>The Fast And The Furious </em>and <em>Sabotage</em>). With <em>Fury, </em>he’s stuck somewhere in between, which is maddening considering the talent onscreen. <em>Fury</em> confuses saying something loudly with actually saying something important.</p> <p class="p1">Brad Pitt plays Wardaddy, a crusty sage of a sergeant in charge of a Sherman tank in the waning days of WWII. His crew just lost their gunner, and so he’s training a newbie well-played by Logan Lerman, who’s never manned anything larger than a typewriter. Lerman needs to be brought up to speed quickly before he gets someone killed, especially since Pitt’s tank (nicknamed Fury) is eventually the only thing standing between 300 Germans and a strategic crossroads.</p> <p class="p1">The violence is certainly still present, but it is overstated and obvious, with lingering or repeated viewings of gore just to make sure you spotted them the first time. Such shots only serve to undermine the meaning behind the madness, as the brutality is turned into series of stunt moments. Thankfully the cinematography is first-rate, and the battle sequences are beautifully shot. War never looked so picturesque. These scenes are also packed with tension. <em>Fury </em>works best when the tanks are rolling and the rounds are flying.</p> <p class="p1">Strangely, although the violence is brutal and realistic, it’s juxtaposed with Pitt’s hair not moving one iota even after he’s been shot a few times. Or with advancing Germans stopping mid-fight long enough to allow for Pitt’s tank crew of walking stereotypes to have their Moment before getting picked off one by one. When the lead is flying, there’s always time for Shia LeBeouf’s character to tediously quote an appropriate verse of scripture. </p> <p class="p1"><em>Saving Private Ryan</em> and <em>Platoon</em> overshadow <em>Fury</em> and deal with the film’s statement on war far better. Even <em>Guardians Of The Galaxy </em>got there first by putting its heroes against an ultra-powerful villain they stood little chance of defeating; in <em>Fury, </em>the crew must decide between abandoning their tank or staying with it on a suicide mission. I couldn’t help but notice that when each soldier makes his individual choice, they are all standing in a circle on their tank… exposed for the enemy. Ultimately, many other movies HAVE said whatever <em>Fury</em> was trying to say FAR better.</p> <p class="p1"><em>Written and Directed by: David Ayer</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>134 Minutes</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Rated R for strong sequences of war violence, some grisly images, language throughout, and being somewhat derivative</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>In wide release, including <a href="http://www.brewvies.com/">Brewvies Cinema Pub</a></em></p> <p class="p1"><em><em>Rich Bonaduce is Vice President of the Utah Film Critics Association, co-host of "Critical Mass," a Salt Lake-based movie-review show, and a contributor to <a href="http://www.saltlakemagazine.com/" target="_blank">saltlakemagazine.com</a>. Read more of his reviews at <a href="http://thereelplace.com/" target="_blank">thereelplace.com</a>.</em></em></p>Richard BonaduceWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:23:33 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/22/movie-review-fury/A&EIn The HiveNo.1 worst place for working womenhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/no1-worst-place-for-women/<p><img alt="" height="348" src="/site_media/uploads/wecandoitposter.jpg" width="468"></p> <h3>No you can't—at least for equal pay.</h3> <p>Yes, Utah is No.1 again. This time for being the worst state in the nation for the gender wage gap. Here are the stats: Gender wage gap: 70 cents per dollar (4th worst), poverty rate, women: 13.6% (13th lowest),<br>percentage of women in state legislature: 16.3% (6th lowest), infant mortality rate: 5.0 per 1,000 births (2nd lowest).</p> <p>According to the <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/10/19/24-7-wall-st-worst-states-women/17344861/"><em>USA Today</em> survey</a>:</p> <h4>"Women were less likely than their male peers to hold private-sector management positions. In two of the worst states — South Dakota and Utah — women held fewer than one in three management jobs. ...</h4> <h4>"Women in the worst-rated states were also less likely to have leadership roles in government compared to women in the rest of the country. Only six of the 10 states had any female representation in Congress. Many of these states were among the nation's worst for female representation in their own state legislatures as well. State Senates usually have between 30 and 50 Senators. Of the 10 states on this list, however, only Kansas had more than 10 female senators."</h4>Glen WarcholTue, 21 Oct 2014 22:23:13 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/no1-worst-place-for-women/In The HiveCelebrate the Great Salt Lakehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/celebrate-the-great-salt-lake/<p><img alt="" height="512" src="/site_media/uploads/gsl2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>As <em>Salt Lake</em> magazine <a href="/blog/2014/06/01/lake-effect/">recently pointed out</a>, our often-maligned Great Salt Lake is not only a fascinating and spectacularly beautiful landscape, but the foundation of much of our heritage as Utahns. It is also, of course, endangered by development, industrial exploitation and the public's ignorance.</p> <p>Its protector, Friends of the Great Salt, Lake is holding its <a href="http://www.fogsl.org/news-and-archives/item/390-20th-anniversary-gala">annual gala</a> to party and raise money to research the lake's delicate eco-system, educate the world about it and celebrate their 20th year as advocates for the briny wonderland.</p> <p>It will involve great Mexican food in a unique venue, a silent auction and an opportunity to help the Friends in their hard work.</p> <p><img alt="" height="265" src="/site_media/uploads/gsl.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Thursday, 6-9 p.m. at Rico's Warehouse, 545 W. 700 South, SLC</p> <p>Go here for tickets: <a href="http://www.fogsl.org/">fogsl.org</a></p>Glen WarcholTue, 21 Oct 2014 21:08:54 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/celebrate-the-great-salt-lake/In The HiveZest Kitchen &amp; Bar hosts their Fall Zest Festhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/zest-kitchen-bar-hosts-their-fall-zest-fest/<p><a href="http://www.zestslc.com/">Zest Kitchen &amp; Bar</a> offers some of the best vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food in Salt Lake City. The restaurant's healthy dining options are made from locally sourced fresh ingredients, and its full service bar features unique hand-crafted cocktails and an impressive collection of locally produced wines and beers. Live music, deejays and dancing make Zest a fun place to spend an evening with friends while enjoying a healthy and delicious meal.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/zest.jpg" width="500"></p> <p>Zest invites you to join them on Oct. 23 and 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for their Fall Zest Fest, where it will serve a four-course sampler paired with local pumpkin beers. The cost is $45 for both food and beer, $25 for food only and $20 for beer only.</p> <p>Click <a href="https://zestslc.wufoo.com/forms/fall-zest-fest/?utm_source=SLC+Businesses+%26+media&amp;utm_campaign=ca532bfae5-Open_House_Invite11_12_2012&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_09b3347eb5-ca532bfae5-36536841">here</a> to RSVP with a guest count and telephone number.</p> <p>Zest Kitchen &amp; Bar; 275 S. 200 West, SLC; ages 21+; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ZestSLC">Facebook.com/ZestSLC</a></p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 21 Oct 2014 12:36:42 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/zest-kitchen-bar-hosts-their-fall-zest-fest/On the TableUtah&#39;s Next Great Baker appears on KUTV todayhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/kaiulani-and-rox-take-the-cake/<p><em><img alt="" height="447" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/kai-and-rox-photo-2.jpg" width="450"></em><br><em>Rox and Kai in their Next Great Baker duds</em></p> <p>As a broke single mom, what do you do when you can't afford a birthday cake for your 2-year-old daughter? Youtube tutorials of course! That's how Hawaiian beauty Kaiulani Delgado got started creating some seriously impressive edible masterpieces. Now, she runs her own baking business, <a href="http://www.kailava.com/">Kailava</a> (you might remember the delicious goodies from your Sundance Film Festival swag bag).</p> <p>Recently, the<span> self-taught baker appeared on TLC’s <em>Next Great Baker</em> with her aunt Roxanne, an entrepreneur and former baker who started Midvale-based salon Lava. The duo came in third place on the competition reality show.</span></p> <p><span>Today, Kai appears on The Refresh with Brooke, from 3 to 4 p.m., on KUTV, channel 2. </span><span>Tune in, or look for a clip from the show on our website tomorrow. </span><span>The dynamic duo will also be featured in </span><em>Salt Lake </em><span>magazine's Nov/Dec issue, on newsstands Nov. 1.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="677" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/cookies.jpg" width="450"></p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/kaiulani-and-rox-take-the-cake/On the TableLocal Business Spotlight: Simplexity Medical Aestheticshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/local-business-spotlight-simplexity-medical-aesthetics/<p><img alt="" height="255" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/simplexity.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Photo courtesy of Simplexity Medical Aesthetics</em></p> <p>Dr. Karen Phillips practiced general surgery for 15 years, but her move to Utah marked her transition into aesthetic medicine. “I like the control it gives me over my life,” Phillips says. She knew that by working in aesthetics she could still give patients great results, but with the flexibility that surgery didn't allow. So when she met master aesthetician Victoria Durbano last year, they made plans to go into business together.</p> <p>The two finally found a space they loved, and about a month ago, Phillips and Durbano opened <a href="http://simplexitymedical.com/">Simplexity Medical Aesthetics</a>, a medical center in Ogden specializing in non-invasive medical procedures.</p> <p>Simplexity has the professional feel of a medical office mixed with “the comforting environment of a hotel,” says Kelly Turner, marketing director and director of operations. Clients “enjoy the simplicity of the design and the quietness of the space.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/simplexity2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Photo courtesy of Simplexity Medical Aesthetics</em></p> <p>Although its a young business, Simplexity is one of the few places to offer its particular services in Utah and hope to see a lot of growth in the next few months. They recently participated in a study for a new treatment called Venus Viva. It combines light therapy and micro-needling to reduce scarring, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and loose skin. “We're waiting on FDA approval,” Turner says, which is expected any day now. Once the treatment is approved, Simplexity will be the only place in Utah to get it.</p> <p>They even offer that spooky-but-effective "vampire facial," or PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, made famous by Kim Kardashian.</p> <p>Simplexity recently invited me to come in for a treatment of my own. After a tour of the clean, bright space that smelled like fresh oranges, Durbano sat me down for a HydraFacial. Forty minutes later, my skin was cleansed, exfoliated with a gentle chemical peel, infused with antioxidants and slathered with delicious creams. I'll spare you a photo of my favorite part, when she vacuumed out my pores and showed me the dirt that came out of what I had assumed to be a clean face. The results were immediate—my pores looked smaller and my skin felt tighter—and well worth the trek to Ogden.</p> <p>Check out all of Simplexity's <a href="http://simplexitymedical.com/?page_id=110">services</a> to find one that fits your skin's needs. If you go before the end of November, make sure to ask for the pumpkin enzyme facial. I got to try that, too, and it left me feeling refreshed and smelling like I had just poured a pumpkin spice latte all over my face.</p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:44:15 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/21/local-business-spotlight-simplexity-medical-aesthetics/In The Hive