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Posts from March 2013

  • Mexican food in Utah? Red Iguana is the real deal

    (Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY) The scene:The Red Iguana sits on a busy commercial street in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City, close to downtown and most of the big hotels. It is freestanding, with a large parking lot on one side and a creepy shuttered motel on the other. The restaurant appears as a simple storefront, but it is much deeper

  • Visit Salt Lake says Tourism on the Rebound

    (Heather Stewart, Utah Business) --Tourism seems to be on an upswing in Salt Lake County, according to Visit Salt Lake's 2012 annual report. The county logged a 9 percent increase in transient room revenue-a key indicator that tourism spending is ticking up. "Transient room revenue is sort of the canary in the coal mine for the industry," said

  • The New Salt Lake City

    (Everett Potter, Everett Portter Travel Report) -- It was 1994 when I first visited Salt Lake City, and at the time, the city gave fresh meaning to the terms “sleepy,” seemingly locked in a time warp redolent of 1950’s America. But what gave it panache was its setting, ringed with snow-covered mountains in a valley that was cinematic in its

  • Alta Ski Resort Turns 75: Just Slightly Greater Than Ever

    (Larry Olmstead, Forbes) --Some ski resorts embrace the ski lifestyle, with as many resources devoted to non-ski and après-ski experiences as to skiing itself. Others are what we call “skiers’ mountains.” Alta is unabashedly, unapologetically the latter, and has been since it opened the nation’s third chairlift. Since 1938 it has remained

  • VSL Awards Dianne Nelson Binger Scholarship to Stephenie "Rainey" Butler

    SALT LAKE CITY (March 2013) – Visit Salt Lake (VSL) recognized Stephenie "Rainey" Butler as recipient of the seventh annual Dianne Nelson Binger Scholarship at its Annual Meeting March 21 at The Depot. The scholarship honors VSL’s former President and CEO, and her legacy to the Salt Lake hospitality community. VSL’s Dianne Nelson Binger

  • Utah Caterer Wins Big in Las Vegas

    Salt Lake City, Utah - Culinary Crafts today announced that they have won two prestigious catering awards at the “Catersource Conference and Tradeshow” in Las Vegas March 12-13, 2013. Culinary Crafts was awarded the western region ACE Award (Achievement in Catering Excellence) from Catersource Magazine, and the Caterer of the Year “CATIE” (Catered

  • New bike share to hit Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Utahans are going green with a new program that's seen big success in Washington, D.C., Boulder, Colorado and Madison, Wisconsin. It's a bike share that's sure to change the way people commute. Even in slacks and dress shoes Salt Lake City's new GREENbikes are easy to ride. Nick Como with Downtown Alliance

  • Salt Lake City’s Gateway Launches $2 Million Renovation

    by Dawn House, Salt Lake Tribune Remake of once-bustling mall to focus on making it more of a gathering spot. Although adding new stores to fill empty storefronts doesn’t appear imminent, The Gateway is endeavoring to remake itself, starting with a $2 million renovation at the downtown Salt Lake City mall. This comes as the one-year