The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from July 2010

  • Diva's Cupcakes and Coffee, and so much more

    Cupcakes and coffee on their own sound great. Diva's doesn't stop there. Add an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, an incredible variety of atmospheres, wine, and a focus on alternative baking (vegan, gluten-free, dairy free options). That is Diva's Cupcakes and Coffee in a nutshell, and they do

  • The Family History Library is a Treasure Trove of Genealogy

    When it comes to discovering your family history, there is no better place to start than the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It is the gateway to a treasure trove of resources that will help you climb your family tree and answer the popular question these days: who do you think you are? At

  • Lucky 13, serious burgers for casual diners

    Burger and a pint. A perfect combination that hits the spot any time. Make it a great burger, topped with house-smoked bacon, and you have got Lucky 13. It is a great little casual bar and grill that takesits food seriously, and sits right next to our Salt Lake Bees home field (Spring Mobile

  • Hope Gallery

    While browsing art gallery websites one day, I happened upon The Hope Gallery. I fell in love with the paintings and made an immediate plan to head downtown for a visit. The gallery focuses mostly on Scandinavian art, a region that often goes overlooked in the world of art history. Their goal:

  • Everybody Loves Mount Raymond!

    I recently stumbled upon my new favorite hike in Utah – Mount Raymond. With an elevation of 10,241’, Mount Raymond is the second tallest peak on the ridgeline between Millcreek Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon. You can access it from Big Cottonwood Canyon via Butler Fork/Baker Pass, or how I did it

  • Thanksgiving Point Children's Discovery Garden

    Are you ready for the fun that is Thanksgiving Point's Children's Discovery Garden? Once inside your children will discover Noah's Ark, pools and fountains, hedgerow mazes and a Bear Cave! Even in the almost 90-degree weather, we had a fabulous time splashing in the water... Playing peek-a-boo in

  • Schmidt's Pastry Cottage

    Recently, as part of SassyScoops, I got to fully experience the culinary delights of Schmidt's Pastry Cottage! I've enjoyed their eclairs (AMAZING) and cakes at weddings (their cakes are offered at most all Salt Lake City reception centers). My Grandma raves about Schmidt's, talking about them like

  • Tin Roof Grill - tapas and fine dining are affordable

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="180" caption="Pasta Asciutta: marinara, spicy Italian sausage, sauteed red peppers, onions"] [/caption] Tin Roof Grill has an enigmatic charm about it. Part sports bar atmosphere, but also nice enough for a date night. In a location surrounded by franchise

  • Tony Caputo's Market and Deli

    Grabbing a quick bite at Caputo's is more than a lunch stop, it's a memorable culinary experience. I have eaten many sandwiches, and many that I have enjoyed enough to go back several times. But very few things compare to Caputo's expertly made sandwiches and Italian dishes. How does one make a

  • Mount Olympus Means Business

    Salt Lake City has easy access to countless hikes that range from beginner to expert. And several weeks ago I finally reached the summit of a mountain I’ve talked about hiking for years -- Mount Olympus. [caption id="attachment_3947" align="alignleft" width="246" caption="Mount Olympus is the rocky

  • Cowabunga Bay

    In my children's eyes, there is no place happier than Cowabunga Bay. We took them last summer and they have asked to go back nearly every day since (yes, including all through the winter). Now that it is FINALLY warm enough to go, my children are beyond excited. To them, summer = Cowabunga Bay (not

  • Spoons 'n Spice

    I finally went into Spoons 'n Spice and was in heaven! I love everything to do with baking, cooking, grilling, and all things "foodie," so I stayed in this local Utah shop for a bit too long. Spoons 'n Spice is a family business that started in 1973 in Sugar House, a suburb of Salt Lake. The first

  • Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

    The Utah Review Group went to review Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, to read their official rating go here. Are you tired of all the same old pizzas that require blotting with a paper towel in order to make it “healthy”? Well, if so, Settobello Pizzeria Napoletana, located in downtown