The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from May 2009

  • Grandeur Peak: day hike with with big views

    Looking for a nearby day hike? Want a 360 degree view of the Salt Lake valley and the Wasatch? How about a nice spot to grill out, up in the hills? Consider taking a day hike up Grandeur Peak from the Church Fork picnic area, located in Mill Creek Canyon (3800 S). Memorial Day Weekend, a friend and

  • Spring in SLC: Festival Season

    One reason I'm happy to be in SLC: in the space of two weekends and as many city blocks, I was able to a) catch a hip hop band out of Portland, b) view a Sundance film, c) watch dance performances from various countries in Latin America and Central Africa, and d) talk with heirloom tomato and

  • Salt Lake Farmers Market

    The Downtown Salt Lake's Farmers Market is one of my absolute favorite summertime activities. Offering a wide variety of locally grown or prepared fresh produce , meat, breads and pastries, artisan cheeses, and other prepared food and drink options. Held in Pioneer Park , vendors also sell indoor and

  • Utah Steps Up to Reduce Air Pollution

    Residents of Salt Lake and Utah understand the importance of protecting the natural beauty of their surroundings. This is evidenced by th e Clear the Air Challenge issued by Governor Huntsman and Mayors Becker and Corroon that seeks to improve Utah's air quality by encouraging people to consider

  • Bike Film Coming to Brewvies

    Biking season is here and has been for a while. But if you need extra motivation to get in the saddle you might want to swing by Brewviews next Thursday night May 28 and catch Freedom Riders, a new mountain bike film and documentary. Freedom Riders is about a core group of riders who evolved to

  • SLC Twilight Concerts Announced for 2009!

    Summer time approaches rapidly. One of my favorite things about summer in Salt Lake is the Twilight Concert Series, presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Every year, the SLCAC presents a variety of musical artists on a weekly basis for free. Every Thursday night from July 9 through August

  • The Recycled Bike

    Bicycles in Salt Lake are becoming increasingly popular. With the green lane in its second year and the rising change in weather, I see more pedaling commuters in the downtown district daily. As cycling increases, so does the desire to express individual style. I'm personally more attracted to a

  • Bike Film at Brewvies

    Biking season is here and has been for a while. But if you need extra motivation to get in the saddle you might want to swing by Brewviews next Thursday night May 28 and catch Freedom Riders, a new mountain bike film and documentary. Freedom Riders is about a core group of riders who evolved to

  • Uinta Brewing: Tasty Science

    Little known fact: less than six miles from the SLC airport is one of Utah's very own breweries, Uinta Brewing, and they give tours. Ever wonder how that delicious Golden Spike you're drinking came into being? Call ahead, schedule a time, and find out. That's exactly what I did this week, and received

  • Salt Lake Climber Summits Everest

    For Salt Lake based Apa Sherpa climbing Everest is about as old hat as climbing Everest could become. The Nepal native who a few years back moved to Utah and started working at Snowbird so that he could provide a better education for his children, Apa has once again broken his own world record by

  • Salt Lake Second Homes

    While Park City and Deer Valley are well-known for their concentration of second homes, USA Today recently named Salt Lake as another (and likely better ) choice for skiers and other active individuals considering a second home. The article highlights Salt Lake's proximity to skiing , hiking , and

  • Tandoor Indian Grill

    I've always wanted a restaurant I could consider my own... The sort of place where you had a "usual" and were on first-name basis with the owners like so many characters in movies or on TV. With so many impersonal restaurants and chain eateries, this fantasy had gone unfulfilled until I was

  • Is Salt Lake one of America's Favorite Cities?

    Well, could Salt Lake really be considered one of America's Favorite Cities? Certainly like anything of this nature the answer is relative to who you are, where you're from and what you like to do with your time. All that aside, the folks at Travel and Leisure are currently running a poll/contest

  • Salt Lake's Restaurant Sampler

    Twice a year, Salt Lake City’s best downtown restaurants offer delicious meals at excellent prices during the Dine O' Round . This Spring's event has just begun, and you have until the end of the month take advantage of three-course dinners for $15 or $30 per person (depending on the restaurant), and

  • Live Green Festival

    The Salt Lake Downtown Alliance is hosting Live Green , the 6th Annual Sustainable Living Festival from 10am to 6pm on May 9th at Library Square. The most recognized environmental fair in the State of Utah, this event promises to educate, inspire, and entertain. Come sample local organic and

  • On Broadway, Part II: Su Casa

    On my second official Broadway-exploring venture, my mission was simple: get lunch. I was hungry, and I was on my bike. I'd seen the catchy metal sun sign of Su Casa many times, but never had the chance to stop. This time, it was their huge $4.99 Lunch Special banner that caught my eye and had me

  • April Air

    Date: April 12-27, 2009 Location: Snowbird, UT Featuring: Me (Jake Kirshner), Carston Oliver, Kenjiro Matsuo, Eon Jarvis, Abe Fenichel & Nik Aksamit Low-Res Vimeo Version: High-Res Version: http://www.jakecast.com/helmetcast/helmetCast15.m4v (right-click > save target/link as...) Your local mountain may be