The Salt Lake Scene

  • The Spice of (a New) Life

    For area refugees, Spice Kitchen Incubator bakes culinary dreams into businesses Exotic scents waft through the air and brightly-colored spices lie in bowls ready for their time in the fire. Chefs whirl around each other -- a bustling dance with aprons and wooden spatulas. There's laughter and

  • More Than Coffee: The Caffeinators of Salt Lake

    Get to know Salt Lake City's finely tuned coffee culture and community On a quintessential summer Saturday in Salt Lake City, I found myself wandering the popular Craft Lake City: DIY Festival in the capital city's downtown Gallivan Plaza, empty-handed. I asked myself, "What would make this day

  • Salt Lake's Fall Foliage Preview

    It’s that time of year again: Cardigans come out of hiding, festive gourds grace neighbors’ porches, skiers start shopping for season passes, and reds and yellows are starting to spark up in the hills around Salt Lake. If you’re a fellow fall fetishist, here’s where to go to see the foliage at its

  • The Top 10 Trip Advisor Hotels in Salt Lake

    TripAdvisor is an indispensable tool when it comes to booking a hotel room, but sometimes all the clicking and scrolling and review-scanning can melt your brain a bit. So we chose the ten Salt Lake hotels with the most reviews averaging 4.5 stars, pitched our two cents on each hotel, and then picked

  • Yelp's Best-Reviewed Dining in Salt Lake

    We can ramble on and on about Salt Lake’s diverse and delicious dining options, but sometimes you want to hear the crowd’s opinion. So we went to Yelp’s best-reviewed Salt Lake restaurants and found a thoughtful, detailed review for each place. We’ll offer our quick take, and then deliver you into

  • Salt Lake's Nightlife is Buzzing

    While you probably didn’t think Salt Lake has a pretty good nightlife scene, it does. In fact, bar hopping and dancing are some of the most popular things to do here. As the city lights up each night, Salt Lake’s many clubs and nightspots keep things interesting. Choose from intimate piano clubs,

  • Dining Paired with Fresh Mountain Air

    After a day on the trails or the slopes, revel over the day’s adventures with a cocktail or glass of wine, and a delicious meal to create the perfect pairing. Park City, Utah has deservedly earned its spot among the world’s favorite year-round travel destinations and has garnered international

  • Four Ways to Explore the Utah Museum of Fine Arts This Fall

    The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is your destination for global visual arts. Immerse yourself in 5,000 years of human history and creativity through the region’s most dynamic collection of art, from ancient objects to the latest contemporary works. What’s in it for you? A

  • The Best Mountain Bike Trails Near Salt Lake

    It’s no longer much of a secret that great mountain biking can be found within the state of Utah. From the slickrock trails of Moab to the buffed out singletrack of Northern Utah, a huge amount of variety can be found to satisfy riders of every ability level. Utah encompasses approachable terrain

  • Salt Lake's Best Airbnbs

    If you’re planning to come to Utah in the near future you’re in luck because there are plenty of incredible homes to choose from all over the state. Whether you’re in town for a meeting, are curious about the incredible architecture at Temple Square , or can’t wait to shred the fresh powder at one of

  • Electric Scooters

    If you’ve been downtown lately, you’ve probably noticed the latest transportation trend to hit the streets of Salt Lake City. Electric scooters have descended upon The Beehive State, and they’re creating quite a buzz. Two companies, Lime and Bird , have deployed hundreds of ready-to-ride scooters at

  • Bad Brad Wheeler

    Familiar voice on the radio, blues musician who’s played with Willy and Joe McQueen, and Salt Lake mainstay, Brad Wheeler is another Salt of the Earth character. Brad is easy to spot—at 6ft 7in and bearded like Brigham with a hat that often tops it all off, “Bad” Brad Wheeler stands as a singular

  • Best Places to Get Coffee in Salt Lake

    There’s a hot coffee culture going on in Salt Lake. This high desert city has grown into the kind of town where locally grown beans are sold and baristas teach customers how to drink a cup of joe properly (without loads of cream and sugar). Current coffee pioneers seem to prefer small batch direct

  • The Ten Finest Hiking Trails in (and Close to) Salt Lake

    Ask anyone why the quality of life in Salt Lake is so darn good, and most of them will mention the easy access to outdoor adventure. Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, or climbing, you can integrate it into your everyday living ‘round these parts. When it

  • History of Salt Lake

    A Brief History of Salt Lake City, Utah So what are the best things to do in Salt Lake City, anyway? To answer this question, we’re going to have to go back and learn a little bit about the town’s history. History buffs, buckle your seatbelts. Okay, it’s not going to be that long of a lesson. But

  • Prost! A Long Tradition of Oktoberfest at Snowbird

    It all began with a royal wedding on a sunny October day in 1810. Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig welcomed the denizens of Munich to a festival commemorating his marriage to Princess Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen. For five days, folks celebrated on the fields adjacent to the city

  • This is the Place State Park:

    "This is the place." It's a solemn declaration by Utah's original pioneer leader, Brigham Young - and a phrase still memorized by many a school child around the state. It was the proclamation that the Salt Lake valley would be the permanent settlement of a large group of intrepid pioneers who'd just

  • Welcome To Craft Lake City

    The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival, with over 250 local artisans, DIY engineers, vintage vendors, and craft food creators, the Google Fiber STEM Building, two stages of music and dance performances, local food trucks, and approximately 20,000

  • Make It, Bake It, Grow It: A Guide to the Downtown Farmers Market

    It's that time of year again: when Saturday mornings in downtown Salt Lake start with a cup of coffee and a freshly baked croissant and end with a bag (or a Radio Flyer) full of heirloom tomatoes, grass-fed beef, Asian herbs, fresh burrata, bean-to-bar chocolate… and maybe some citrus-scented