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Posts from July 2014

Best Restaurant Patios in Salt Lake City


By Kelli Nakagama, The Utah Review -- When the greatest snow on earth finally melts in Utah, everyone emerges from hibernation anxious to feel the warmth of the sun. Salt Lake City comes alive with people doing everything and anything outside. Eating is no exception. Dining outside is one of the best parts of summer in Salt Lake City. Nothing

The 10 Best Midsize Cities for College Graduates


By Christian Neeser, MyLife -- Sometimes, recent college graduates don’t get to choose where they will live after putting away the textbooks. Sometimes the job you get dictates that. Those that don’t land a job right after the ceremonies, and those who don’t go for more education, are likely looking for a good job. You may also be looking for a

Delta to launch new international service from Salt Lake City


SALT LAKE CITY (July 28, 2014) -- Delta will launch daily nonstop service from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam and Mexico City as part of a planned eight percent capacity increase from its Mountain West hub over the next five years. The seasonal service to Amsterdam will launch May 1, 2015, and run through October on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

Salt Lake City’s Beck Takes Over as DMAI Board Chairman


By Holly Woolard, Smart Meetings -- Celebrating the 100th anniversary of destination marketing this week in Las Vegas at the Aria Hotel & Casino, the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) endorsed its 2014-15 board of directors during its annual convention. Scott Beck, president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake, will take over as

Major overhaul will give Salt Lake a 'brand new airport'


By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA Today -- Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is getting a major overhaul. Work is now underway on a $1.8 billion upgrade that includes a new terminal that will give fliers sweeping views of the nearby Wasatch mountain range. Local and airport officials predict the transformation of the airport will make SLC one

Eva’s Bakery offerings a bit of Paris on Main Street


By Heather L. King, Special to The Salt Lake Tribune -- I once heard Eva’s Bakery owner/chef Charlie Perry explain that his vision for the boulangerie — a French term for a bakery that specializes in breads — was to bring Paris back to Utah. It was a lifelong dream of Perry’s to open the cafe in honor of his great-grandmother Eva Coombs, who

Log Haven Wins 11th Consecutive Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator


SALT LAKE CITY (July 18, 2014) Log Haven, the acclaimed fine-dining destination, has won its eleventh straight Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, an award reserved for restaurants that “offer an interesting and diverse selection of 100 or more wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant cuisine.” With wines

Work on Salt Lake City’s new airport ready for takeoff


By Christopher Smart, The Salt Lake Tribune -- After two decades of planning, Salt Lake City will begin today building the airport of tomorrow. The $1.8 billion project will boast a brand-new terminal and, officials say, transform Salt Lake City International into one of the nation’s most efficient airports. One of the construction tricks

Utah's Best Cocktails


Thoughtful and balanced, exquisite and entertaining, pre-prohibition-era cocktails have made a comeback in America in a big way. As such, the past several years have seen Utah's drinking culture blossom in a refined way. There is a small local group of devotees to the craft, whose passion and inventiveness might very well land Salt Lake City

New distilleries produce Utah’s first gin and more vodka


By Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune -- For several years, Utah distillers have produced award-winning whiskey, vodka and an herbal liqueur. Now, the state can stir gin into the mix. Jack Rabbit Gin, produced by the 6-month-old Beehive Distilling in Salt Lake City, is believed to be the state’s first legally made gin in more than