The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from June 2010

  • One Thing All Family Historians Share in Common

    Salt Lake is home to the Family Search Center, the largest genealogical database in the world. For more on researching Genealogy in Salt Lake, click here. He that has no fools, knaves, or beggars in his family, was begot by a flash of lightning. - English Proverb It’s bound to happen some time to

  • Utah Arts Festival

    If the mass of people attending the 34th annual Utah Arts Festival is any indication, it is quite clear that Salt Lake City is populated with people who love the arts. A four day festival, complete with more than 130 visual artists and more than 100 performing arts groups, it's no wonder that 80,000

  • Over the Top Cookies

    The Utah review group,, reviewed a fun cookie shop in the Salt Lake area, to read their full review and see their rating, go here. Mediocrity and moderation are two words you won’t ever see in Rachel’s (creator and owner of Over the Top Cookies) vocabulary. And after learning about

  • Salt Lake Farmers Market

    The Salt Lake City Farmers Market is one of our “favorites and bests.” We look forward to it until it comes and miss it so when it leaves. We come almost every weekend, stay for hours and spend way too much money. But we can't get enough of it. Here are all the details: When: Saturdays: June 12 -

  • Calling All Basketball Junkies to Salt Lake

    Calling All Basketball Junkies! Have you ever seen 14 basketball courts, over 160 teams, 350 coaches, 1500 athletes, and 2000 spectators, all under one roof, competing for basketball's top honor, all at the same time? 1320 KFAN radio is proud to present the first annual Big Mountain Jam, an AAU

  • Raw Melissa: fresh, healthy and tasty!

    Whether you're visiting the Salt Lake area or call this county home, summer means a visit to the Farmers Market complete with all the fresh fruits and vegetables you can find—and eat. Though I should be thinking of eating fresher, healthier food all year long, summer finds me making more of an

  • Salsa Leedos - Great food and dining value

    Comfortable atmosphere, good food, and free margaritas in one of the few non-chain restaurants in the area. Salsa Leedos is the best Mexican food I have had in West Jordan, and worthy of a dining trip. Serving an extensive menu of Mexican favorites, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, nachos, and

  • Dad + Steak = True Love

    Father's Day is this Sunday, and thinking of Father's Day makes me think of steak. I love a good steak, but I'm pretty sure most of the men I know love it even more. So in honor of Father's Day I've put together a list of some of the best places in the Salt Lake area to get a big, juicy steak. Maybe

  • Salt Lake City Family Needed for History Television Show

    Would you like an opportunity to share your heritage on television? Shows like Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC, and The Generations Project on BYU Television have become very popular. Celebrities and every day folks alike are often surprised and elated to learn more about their family history.

  • Chalk Art Festival at The Gateway

    What are you doing June 18th and 19th? I'll tell you: you're heading down to The Gateway to stroll classy, breezy Rio Grande Street, watching works of art emerge from the pavement. The Chalk Art Festival at The Gateway is an annual event now in its 8th year that attracts more than 17,000 visitors.

  • Blue Lemon in City Creek

    For the past year, Blue Lemon has been open down in Highland, Utah, near Thanksgiving Point. We had family that lived in the area so would go to Blue Lemon quite frequently. We are thrilled that they have opened a location closer to us in City Creek, downtown Salt Lake City. Let me tell you why we

  • Oopsie Daisy children's boutique

    Looking to for a must-visit, ooh- and aah-inspiring children's boutique? Look no further than Oopsie Daisy on SoDa Row in Daybreak (South Jordan). Inside this sweet boutique, you'll find diaper bags, books, toys, children's and maternity clothing, accessories, furniture, and decor—and I'm not sure

  • Father's Day Fun

    Father's Day is next Sunday June 20, and if you're like me you're driving yourself crazy trying to think of the perfect gift. Before you cave in and go for the boring tie, screwdriver set, or gift card to that chain restaurant, think about spending some time with dear old Dad and taking him to a

  • Red Butte Gardens

    Red Butte Gardens has been on my "to-check-out list" for quite some time now. With our Visit Salt Lake Passes, the family and I finally made it out there on Memorial Day. With it being Memorial Day and great weather, it was busy. But the nice thing about Red Butte Gardens is the great amount of

  • 36 Hours in Salt Lake City

    The following story will run in The New York Times Travel Section on Sunday, June 6, 2010: The martini bar at the Red Door. Photo by Ramin Rahimian for The New York Times "THERE'S a new party in Salt Lake City. Utah liquor laws were normalized last year for the first time since 1935, allowing patrons

  • Smashburger

    On March 3, 2010, Smashburger opened their 4th Utah location. “Utah has welcomed Smashburger with open arms,” said Smashburger’s president, Scott Carne. “We can’t wait for Draper residents to taste Smashburger’s ‘better burgers’ and become the city’s favorite place for burgers.” With their Utah