The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from April 2009

  • Broadway, Part I: Retro Rose, Blast from the Past

    When I first moved to SLC, Broadway (aka 300 South) confused me. Where was this downtown Salt Lake street with a name instead of a number? And why were so many of the places I wanted to go located on it? Well, I've since figured out where it is, and now I'm taking some time to explore, in no

  • Swell Hiking: Exploring Buckhorn Wash and the "Little Grand Canyon"

    With a few unexpected days off on my hands, I decided to get out of the city and beat feet to the San Rafael Swell. Midweek, I encountered not one other person on the trail, and the dri ve down (under four hours, front door to campsite) made it an easy trip from SLC . According to David Day, author of

  • Salt Lake CVB Team Rides to Fight Cancer

    With the exception of Snowbird, all of Utah's Ski and Snowboard Resorts are closed and skiers everywhere are pulling out the bikes, both road and mountain. Getting a jump on things just a couple of weeks ago, the "Visit Salt Lake" cycling team, comprised primarily of Salt Lake Convention & Visitors

  • Salt Lake Marathon Runs Through Town This Weekend

    One of my favorite Salt Lake events is happening this weekend. Prepare yourself people, it's the Salt Lake Marathon! In 2008 over 4,000 people participated in the half marathon alone and this year Marathon organizers are expecting a record number of participants. But if you know anything about me,

  • Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards

    I've got some eating to do! If you've not picked up the March-April issue of the Salt Lake Magazine do yourself a favor and find one. Although they announced the winners of the 11th Annual Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards the magazine goes into more details about the winners. The overall "Best

  • The Wild Grape: Belly up to the Bar

    It was supposed to be a goodbye brunch for a friend, but the only seats available at The Wild Grape, New West Bistro on this Sunday morning were at the bar. Lesson one : this place is busy - make a reservation. Lesson two : sitting at the bar can be a GOOD thing. While it made for challenging group

  • A City Like No Other

    A while back the UK Travel Channel hopped a British Airway flight and landed in Salt Lake City, staying at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center and the Marriott City Center . Very good choices I might add. From those two starting points they set out to see what Salt Lake is all about stopping by the Great

  • Dodging a Curve Ball in Salt Lake

    This year the Ski Salt Lake Shootout which took place in late February was once again a success. Great imagery was captured and a number of top photographers and athletes alike sampled Salt Lake's Cottonwood Canyons for the first time. But it didn't go off comletely without a hitch. For

  • Cowboy Ramble at The Woodshed

    With so many different choices of things to do on any given night of the week, do you ever want a regularly scheduled event that you can count on? How about one that centers around music, held at a cool bar with a great set-up and an outdoor patio? Look no further than Band of Annuals ' Cowboy Ramble

  • Daily Lottery for Wicked Tickets

    Wicked is playing daily at the Broadway Theater from now until May 3. Shows are sold out, but with the lottery program, there's still a chance to get in. Try your luck and if you win, you'll be seeing green while saving greens. Here's how it works: 1. Show up in person to the Capitol Theater at 50

  • 14 Feet of Snow in Little Cottonwood

    Since March 22 over 14 FEET of snow has fallen in Little Cottonwood Canyon. What was looking like an early start to spring skiing has quickly transformed into mid winter conditions with yet another storm on track for this weekend. The Greatest Snow on Earth keeps stacking up here in Utah. Yes, skiing

  • J. Wong's Asian Bistro

    My co-workers, Melanee and Jaimie, and I are always on the lookout for new, worthwhile restaurants in the downtown area. We LOVE our lunches. Yesterday, we found one worth blogging about: J. Wong's Asian Bistro . J. Wong's is located at 163 West 200 South --directly across the street to the South of

  • French Bakery, Italian Name

    I was looking for a lunch meeting location with WiFi but wanted to be close to downtown without being in the heart of it. Not that there's anything wrong with downtown but sometimes a quiet location in one of Salt Lake's neighborhoods is just what you need. Before I first visited Cucina Deli upon

  • Typical Spring Skiing in Utah

    Date: March 24, 2009 - April 3, 2009 Location: Snowbird, UT Featuring: Me (Jake Kirshner), Nik Aksamit Low-Res Vimeo Version: High-Res Version: http://www.jakecast.com/helmetcast/helmetCast14.m4v (right-click > save target/link as...) Oh Utah, your spring skiing makes my heart melt. Typical skiing in April

  • New Kid on the Block: Coffee Noir

    I've pretty much been in love with my neighborhood since I moved in: the location, my friendly, outgoing neighbors, the green spaces where dogs are welcome to romp. The only thing missing was a coffee shop. Enter Coffee Noir: located on the corner of 200 South and McClelland (1040 East), it occupies

  • Offsetting Travel Impacts with Trees

    When traveling to Salt Lake this year by plane or by car, as much as we like to talk about how much fun you'll have here, how close the mountains are and how hosting a meeting in Salt Lake has so much to offer, the truth is that traveling to Salt Lake emits a fair amount of carbon dioxide into the

  • St. Patrick's Day at Brighton

    Just as I was feeling a little wistful for St. Patrick's day in Boston, along came a gloriously sunny ski day in Utah to reframe my idea of the holiday. The morning started out leisurely - with Big Cottonwood Canyon under an hour away, no need to rush out the door. I met friends Kate, Sean, and Rob

  • Eagle's Nest Lap

    I'm still gathering footage for a full edit (HelmetCast 14), but to carry over the space between here is some B-Roll footage from Alta on Monday. One quick lap through Eagle's Nest- Low-Res Vimeo Version: High-Res Version: http://www.jakecast.com/helmetclips/03-30-09-eaglesLap.m4v (right-click > save