Author: Toni Isom

 

Toni Isom is the Director of Content Management at Visit Salt Lake. You can find her in Salt Lake's awesome bike lanes, thrift shopping, enjoying a pint on the patio at Junior's, or bouldering at The Front. She's excited to share Salt Lake's story with the world, so if you'd like to guest post on the Visit Salt Lake blog, send her an email: tisom@visitsaltlake.com.

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Top 8 Things To Do in Downtown Salt Lake

See a New Side of Salt Lake

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When it comes to planning out your day and night downtown, there’s a lot to choose from. Here are top 8 things to do in downtown Salt Lake.
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Downtown Salt Lake's Best Dining and Drinking

Get a Taste of the Burgeoning Scene

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When it comes to planning out your day and night downtown, there’s a lot to choose from. Here are a few crowd favorites.
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Angela Brown

Salt Lake Success Stories

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Anyone who’s part of (or even adjacent to) Salt Lake’s creative community is familiar with Angela H. Brown—if not with her personally, then with her mark on the city. Angela has been running SLUG (Salt Lake Underground) Magazine for 17 years, and during that time the local publication has morphed from a barebones black-and-white punk rock mag to a full-color, high-design alternative magazine covering everything from local music and action sports to fashion, art, and beer.
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Sartain and Saunders

Salt Lake Success Stories

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Will Sartain and Lance Saunders have been heavily involved in Salt Lake’s music scene for over a decade now. They both spent a good chunk of time on stage, and when they weren’t performing with their bands or supporting other local and touring musicians from the crowd, they were doing bookings for The Urban Lounge.
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Laziz Kitchen

Salt Lake Success Stories

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Moudi Sbiety and Derek Kitchen: another Salt Lake power couple who kicked things off at the Downtown Farmers Market. Raised in Lebanon, Moudi missed authentic Lebanese hummus and wanted to share it with his new community. So he and Derek formed Laziz Foods and began selling their homemade hummus, muhammara, and toum to enraptured market shoppers.
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Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade

Salt Lake Local Success Stories

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Husband and wife team Hasen Cone and Teri Rosquist ran a popular limeade stand at the Downtown Salt Lake Farmers Market for 12 years before deciding to take the plunge and open their own restaurant. Hasen, also the frontman of local gypsy-rock band Hectic Hobo, brought his unbridled creativity and a passion for biscuits and gravy, Teri brought her business education and savvy, both tapped into their outdoorsy sense of adventure, and Sweet Lake Biscuits & Limeade was born.
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Salt Lake's Best Live Music Venues

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The bands and musicians that play Salt Lake inevitably come back, despite it being relatively far away from other tour stops—this city is full of passionate music makers and fans, and the stoke is infectious. And in addition to its popular outdoor music festivals and superstar arena concerts, Salt Lake has some awesome smaller venues that are booking killer shows. Here’s a guide to the best small and mid-sized places to see live music in SLC, and who’s playing this month.
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The Best of City Creek

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Shopping is a favorite Salt Lake pastime, from the various boutiques across the valley to downtown’s state-of-the-art City Creek Shopping Center. The latter is a 23-acre open-air mall than spans across charming Main Street. City Creek opened in 2012, and it was the catalyst for the rapid transformation of Salt Lake’s urban center and arts district. It’s not only Salt Lake’s go-to destination for upscale and contemporary shopping, it’s also a favorite hang spot for families, friends, and first dates.
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Salt Lake's Best Bakeries

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There’s no shortage of spots to get your pastry fix in Salt Lake, whether you want to start the day off right with a morning bun and shot of espresso, cap off your evening with some millefeuille and pinot noir, or just grab a fresh baguette on your way to a Red Butte concert. Here are some of our very favorite bakeries and cafes.
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Salt Lake’s Best Boutiques

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Salt Lake is home to dozens of unique boutiques, ranging in style from dapper gent to boho siren, and ranging in price from “investment” to “impulse.” Here are some of the best small, local, thoughtfully curated shops in the Salty City.
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