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The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from November 2014

  • This Really IS the Place: Episode 2

    After discovering a cave that transported him through time, a pioneer from 1847 found himself in modern-day Salt Lake. His first adventure in the city involved a downtown bike ride. Next up, the pioneer enters a "world of wonder and enlightenment" and gets a hookup from a familiar face.

  • This Really IS the Place: Episode 3

    In 1847, a disgruntled pioneer arrived in a big valley cradling a prehistoric saltwater lake. While searching for something to drink, he discovered a cave that transported him through time to modern-day Salt Lake City. In the third stage of his adventures in the city, he encounters a strange

  • This Really IS the Place: Episode 1

    In 1847, after an epic cross-country trek, a bearded man named Brigham led a group of pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley, proclaiming “This is the place.” Upon arriving, one of the pioneers in this group looked around at the big, wild valley ringed by mountains and nestling a salty lake, and

  • Omar's Rawtopia

    Omar's Rawtopia in Sugar House will surprise and delight even the most stubborn skeptic of raw and/or vegan cuisine. The unique dishes include simple favorites like housemade Hummus and Tabouli Bites, served in boats of fresh lettuce, and tantalizing wonderments such as the Nut Burger, a rich and

  • SLC Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner

    Utah has been named the 4th "least miserable" state for celebrating Thanksgiving, based on the likelihood of unfortunate events such as food poisoning, relatives binge drinking, and political arguments at the dinner table. I love Thanksgiving and would never call it miserable, although food

  • Thanksgiving Day in SLC

    Photo by Mtshad, Wikimedia Commons There's nothing like getting out in the cold, fresh air to help you work up an appetite for Thanksgiving dinner. Here's a list of Thanksgiving Day 2014 events to help get your blood moving before your holiday feast. Feast With the Beasts at Hogle Zoo Visit the zoo

  • Ski & Symphony Offer Combines Slopes & City

    A day on the slopes and a night on the town make a perfect combination for enjoying the winter months in Salt Lake City. The Utah Symphony and Utah Opera are making this combination even more enticing by offering a $35 best-available-seat deal to visitors and locals who present a same-week lift

  • 3 Reasons Salt Lake is #1 for Meetings

    There are many reasons Salt Lake is a wonderful place for meetings, conventions, and tradeshows, including the breathtaking alpine scenery, the continentally recognized punctuality and efficiency of the airport, and the user-friendly Salt Palace Convention Center. The following three reasons,

  • The Largest Disco Ball in the US

    Eve WinterFest is Salt Lake's biggest New Years' Eve party, drawing 40,000 plus attendees. Locals mix with vacationing skiers and boarders at this community event, which costs just $20 for a three-day pass that includes access to a dozen venues downtown, from a Utah Jazz game to museums, comedy

  • Inside Discovery Gateway Children's Museum

    Ever wondered what happens inside the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum? Odds are it's a lot more than you'd think. There are fun activities and learning opportunities for kids of all ages, focusing on cultural diversity, science, art, language, history, and much more. To take an inside look at

  • Salt Lakers' Favorite Weekend Brunch

    Romeo and Juliet, Bogart and Bacall, Wall-E and EVE—the greatest love stories of the ages have nothing on Salt Lake’s burning desire for the weekend event known as brunch. Across the Wasatch Front you’ll find everything from five-star fine dining to buffet free-for-alls—and yes, there are Bloodys,