The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from July 2009

  • Mayor Becker Recognized for Green Efforts

    Earlier this month Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (left, on his bike downtown) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. As a former urban planner and an advocate for the environment, Mayor Becker has a done a number of things to bring Salt Lake closer to being a

  • All 13 Connect Pass Locations in a Day - Part II

    This week we're highlighting Part II of Laura's adventure in trying to pull off seeing all 13 Connect Pass locations in one day. The Connect Pass allows you to visit as many of the 13 locations that you can squeeze into a day but although Laura barely managed to hit all 13 I think getting 4-5 would

  • Connect Pass - All 13 Locations part 1

    The Connect Pass is one of the most unique ways to catch some of Salt Lake's best attractions all for the low price of $20 which includes lunch/dinner at the Lion House Pantry (they are open from 11am - 8pm). It's a screaming deal. With 13 locations on the Connect Pass, it's very possible to take in

  • Vosen's Bread Paradise

    If you've spent any time in downtown, particularly on 2nd south, like me you've likely walked past the old looking yellow two story home turned German bakery more times than you can remember. But have you been inside? On my way to the Outdoor Retailer Show Summer Market this morning I was again

  • Snowbird in the Summer: Mountain Music

    Looking for a weekend lineup of awesome musicians, playing high in the hills? Check out Snowbird Renaissance Center's festivals this summer! This past weekend was the Mountain Music Festival, with bands like the Cowboy Junkies, Son Volt, Seldom Scene, and the Old '97s playing the main stage, and

  • Golfing Mountain Dell's Canyon Course

    If you're like me you've driven up and down Parley's Canyon and passed the Mountain Dell golf course numerous times. Often when in the middle of the day I pass by there and think to myself "How is it that all those people from Salt Lake have the day off and can golf?" Well, after my most recent visit

  • Salt Lake Welcomes MPI WEC 2009

    If you've ever attended a meeting or convention, it's a safe bet that someone who is part of Meeting Planners International (MPI) was invovled in the meeting's success. So it's with great enthusiasm that Salt Lake Welcomes the 2009 MPI convention here in Salt Lake at the Salt Palace. Meeting

  • Days of '47

    Mention the "Days of '47" anywhere around Salt Lake and you're sure to get responses like the parade, fireworks, running race and the rodeo. But did you know that the Days of '47 have 12 different events that are directly associated with it not to mention another half dozen events that are also in

  • On Broadway, Part III: Farmers Market

    When I first moved to Salt Lake City, the Farmers Market was bustling. But now, three years later, it is more than just a place to pick up fresh, locally-grown produce; it's a veritable festival of crafts, music, and food. Last weekend, I met up with a few friends to do some shopping and check

  • Salt Lake to Host National Association of School Physchologists

    I'm not sure how far you typically catch yourself thinking into the future - 1 week, 2 months, Christmas...this year? How about the year 2016? If you're anything like me, you've not even had that number cross the mind. In fact, when I first heard this week that the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors

  • Dish of the Week - Este Pizza

    A few weeks back we reviewed Este Pizza's downtown location after I had some of the tastiest New York pizza in west of the Hudson. So it comes as no surprise that the Salt Lake Tribune ran a short piece about Este Pizza this week showcasing one of its dishes at their "Dish of the Week". It also gives

  • Music in SLC: We've Got it Good

    When I found myself front and center at last weekend's Vieux Farka Toure show, it hit me that this is one of those moments that makes Salt Lake such a great place to live. Vieux Farka Toure, a musician from Mali (son of the late Ali Farka Toure, one of Mali's best-loved, most well-known musicians),

  • Downtown Rising Video Update

    Downtown Rising is a multi-year project here in the downtown heart of Salt Lake City that will dramatically change the landscape and cityscape of Salt Lake. Since it's all happening right across the street from the Salt Palace Convention Center and this project will have such an impact on Salt

  • Tuesdays: Vegan Pizza Night

    Sage's Cafe is one of Salt Lake's few purely vegan restaurants and boats delicious and satisfying vegan eats. Tuesday nights from 5pm to 9:30pm, Sage's breaks out the pizza pans and offers all you can eat vegan pizzas and salad. Their pizza topping combinations range from standards like garlic

  • Independence Day Options

    As always, there are several options for pyrotechnics lovers this weekend. I found an excellent guide to fireworks shows in the Salt Lake Valley and neighboring areas on KSL yesterday and figured I should share it with our readers: KSL Article: Guide to Independence Day Celebrations Happy Fourth of

  • Salt Lake Connect Pass: Destination Emigration

    This morning, I decided to check out a couple popular SLC spots using the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass, a card that gets you into all kinds of fun attractions all over the city, for one reasonable price. My neighbor, Michele, her daughter, and I decided to head up Emigration Canyon (Sunnyside Ave)