The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from September 2008

  • Granatos - A Salt Lake Italian Market

    My wife lived in Italy for a time so thanks to her influence and a visit to Italy myself I've really enjoyed Italian food. So it was that when I was was first told about Granatos , specifically the deli and the cafe is, I knew I had to discover it for myself. Established in 1948 by Frank Granato,

  • Muddy Mid-Mountain

    There was really only three season in Utah in the last year. A 9 month winter, a 2 week summer, and now fall. For mountain biking, there really is not better season than Fall. Everything changes color, the air gets colder, it rains, and most importantly everything gets muddy so you bike gets dirty

  • Street Side Tacos

    You've seen them - the various Taco Stands that are found through the city. But have you stopped to sample the food? I'm telling you now, you're missing out if you've not done so. The other day I was meeting a friend near 8th South and State Street and given that it was lunch time we opted to hit up

  • Body Worlds Opening Reception

    Body Worlds 3, the amazing exhibit featuring real human bodies, opened last night in Salt Lake City with a reception for VIP's. Since I'm blogging about it and linking to The Leonardo's blog, I guess that means I wasn't VIP enough to get an invite. Perhaps some day. Body Worlds is arguably one of

  • Downtown Dining At Blue Iguana

    Tucked within historic Arrow Press Square, across the street from the Salt Palace is a great Mexican restaurant offering cultural eating beyond the local taqueria. The Blue Iguana is in the basement of a great 19th century building that is becoming somewhat of an antique in the now urban landscape

  • Interweave, Innovations in Contemporary Basketry

    Art in Salt Lake is alive! A stroll through downtown yields a number of galleries, shops and locations like the Salt Lake Art Center located adjacent to the Visitors Center (20 South West Temple). It was recently that I found myself strolling by and all it took was a simple "Free Exhibit" sign to

  • Full-Suspension Fun

    Date: August 19 - 30, 2008 Location: Salt Lake City, UT - Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT Featuring: Me (Jake Kirshner), Mike Saltsman Low Res YouTube Version: High-Res Version: http://www.jakecast.com/helmetcast/helmetCast8.m4v (right-click > save target/link as...) Some mountain biking footage from the Crest

  • 2008 AST Dew Tour Hits Downtown Salt Lake

    The 2008 AST Mountain Dew Tour is currently set up to stun downtown Salt Lake. This is the beginning of the fourth season for this tour and the Toyota Challenge will also kick off as part of the event. Over 60,000 people are expected to show up this weekend to watch the Freestyle Motocross and BMX

  • Salt Lake Connect Pass City Tour

    ** NOTE: For 2009 we've postponed the City Tour due to City Creek Construction and will look to offer this again as the development is complete.** Although the Salt Lake Connect Pass is still valid any day during the year, the Connect Pass City Tour has ended for 2008. Just prior to it ending I

  • iTunes Pioneer History Walking Tour

    Each city has its history and ours is rooted deep with the Pioneers who came by wagon, horseback and by foot for thousands of miles to settle the Salt Lake Valley. When they arrived they built churches, businesses, schools and most evident in downtown, the Temple. But what other things did they

  • Utah Museum Of Fine Art - Monet to Picasso

    As you enter the Monet to Picasso exhibit in the Utah Museum of Fine Art on the wall is this quote from artist Vincent Van Gogh: The way to know life is to love many things When I first moved to Utah 14 years ago, Salt Lake felt somewhat bland to me. But the more I've gotten out of my shell and

  • Flying Dog Fun

    Date: August 15, 2008 Location: Flying Dog, Jeremy Ranch, Park City, UT Trail Type: Smoooth Single Track Featuring: Me (Jake Kirshner), Mike Saltsman One of my favorite mountain bike trails to ride in SLC while pass the time between the end of ski season (July) and the beginning of ski season

  • SLCVB's Scott Beck Talks About MPI

    The SLCVB (Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau) is so very excited to welcome MPI ( Meeting Professionals International for those of you who like myself are acronym challenged) to Salt Lake in 2009. A couple of weeks ago a number of people from Salt Lake were in Vegas at this year's MPI annual