Salt Lake Magazine HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsPC LifeShop TalkUncategorizedMon, 01 Sep 2014 18:03:58 +0000Farm to Fork Wine Country Dinner Weekend–in Idaho. Pop on up there.<p><br><br>A couple of years ago, I toured Idaho wine country and <a href="/blog/2012/04/13/the-wine-country-next-door-idaho-food-meets-wine/">came back to Utah impressed</a>. I'm not the only one. Besides the local farmers who have turned their farms over to grapes, the area west of Boise is full of winemaking transplants from California, Oregon and Washington where land has been priced out of entrepreneurial reach. This is good wine dirt.<br><br>Soon it will no longer be a secret: the Canyon County area, just outside Boise, is the wine country in Utah's back yard. Besides the regional giant, Ste. Chapelle, smaller wineries like Bitner, Hat Creek and Indian Creek are upping the quality of their wine every year. The countryside is beautiful and unspoiled, and filled with friendly people. <br><br>Want a taste? <br><br>Friday, September 12, the food and wine lovers in the area are throwing a five-course dinner with wine on the Indian Creek Bridge</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/indian_creek,_caldwell,_id.jpg" width="338"></p> <p>a wooden span over the creek–I would call it a river–that runs through the town of Caldwell, county seat. The first annual Farm-to-Fork dinner will feature locally sourced food–this has always been prime farm and orchard country–and wine. <br><br>Call the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce to buy tickets–$125 per person: 208-459-7493 or you can email <br><br><br><br></p>Mary Brown MaloufMon, 01 Sep 2014 18:03:58 +0000 the TableToast Gets Trendy<p><img alt="" height="393" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/toast-gets-trendy.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1">Admittedly, it’s not the most exciting-sounding food trend of the year. But there’s no denying that toast (and not the clinking glass kind) is having a moment as a huge artisanal food trend. We could spend a lot of time wondering why—are we sick to death of eating the same old garlic-foam-sous-vide pork belly with pea sprouts and poached quail eggs with side of brussels sprouts, kale and quinoa? But there’s no real point in philosophizing about food trends and no need to delve into this one’s origin (which seems to be a San Francisco café called Trouble owned by a self-described schizo-affective disorder sufferer). Best just to eat what’s cool and be glad that, for the moment, it’s toast, and it’s here in SLC. <span> </span></p> <p class="p1">Publik, No Brow and The Rose Establishment, all “third wave” coffee joints, have toast menus. The basis of all toast is thick-sliced artisanal bread, toasted. Then the toast is topped with all kinds of things: avocado slices (with fleur de sel and maybe some beets) are a popular option, but me, I stick with cinnamon toast. </p> <p class="p1"><a href="">NoBrow Coffee &amp; Tea,</a> 179 W. 900 South; <a href="">The Rose Establishment,</a> 235 S. 400 West, 801-990-6270; <a href="">Publik Coffee,</a> 975 S. West Temple</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/october-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Sept/October 2014 issue.</a></p>Mary Brown MaloufMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:57:11 +0000 The MagazineOn the TableDrawing Fire<p><img alt="" height="416" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/drawingfire.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>The Salt Lake Tribune</em> political cartoonist <a href="">Pat Bagley’s</a> goofy-but-searing renditions of political and cultural crazies has made him a byword for fearless journalism. In May, The Leonardo museum had him create a mural of Utah’s greatest (and most-absurd) hits. As one of the foremost voices watch-dogging Utah’s peculiar culture, Bagley has taken on a truly desperate cause—saving his beloved <em>Tribune</em> (<a href=""></a>) from extinction. As that hot mess shakes out, we’ll count on Bagley’s wry take on our world.</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/october-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Sept/October 2014 issue.</a></p>Glen WarcholMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:54:29 +0000 The MagazineNightmares on Screen<p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nightmaresonscreen2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Mario DeAngelis is no stranger to major festivals and fan gatherings—he’s been involved with Slamdance, Sundance, Park City Film Music Festival, Salt Lake Comic Con and FantasyCon. But none have let DeAngelis show his dark side like his own <a href="">Salty Horror International Film Festival,</a> which first began scaring Salt Lake fans five years ago.<span> </span></p> <p class="p1">“We provide the only outlet in Utah for horror films in a typical film festival setting and we have been international since the first year,” DeAngelis says.</p> <p class="p1">And this year, with an energy boost from the insanely successful Salt Lake Comic Con, slasher fans and monster makers will unite for the film festival’s core event, Salty Horror Convention, the only scary movie fan convention offered in Utah, Idaho or Wyoming.</p> <p class="p1">The first-year convention will be packed with horror artists, authors, filmmakers, make-up artists, performers and celebs. For rookies in the world of horror, the convention offers demonstrations and panels with Utah and industry professionals on topics like “How to draw Horror Comics,” “How to write for Horror,” and “Horror Movies.”</p> <p class="p1">But the real draw is the film festival itself, a competition offering indie filmmakers a chance to show off their work. Along with local films, the festival has shown films from Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and the UK. Awards are given in categories including short and feature length horror, comedy horror, science fiction horror and psychological thriller. </p> <p class="p1">Past festival films, such as Cadaver’s Christmas and Beware, have gone on to DVD distribution after the festival. One of the first films to be distributed was a local film called Ground Zero, which was written, directed, and produced by Channing Lowe, a teacher at Salt Lake Community College.</p> <p class="p2"><span>The festival is taking a leap forward this year. “We’re going to be attaching more names to our festival, so we’re going to be having more celebrities this year,” DeAngelis says. One celeb already booked is Cerina Vincent, a former Power Ranger who has appeared in many horror movies, including Cabin Fever, and will be screening her own film, MoniKa, which follows a young woman seeking revenge on the killers of her younger sister, at <a href="">Brewvies.</a></span><span> </span></p> <p class="p1">Blood and gore not your thing? Many festival films also focus on comedy and suspense. “The horror genre is not just about the slashers,” DeAngelis says. “There are different types of horror. People shouldn’t think it’s just one thing.”</p> <p class="p1">Salty Horror Con runs Oct. 10–11 at Broadview Entertainment Arts University in Salt Lake City, from 12–7 p.m. on Friday, and 11–7 p.m. on Saturday. For more info and updates, visit <a href=""></a></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Why let October Steal All the Fun?</strong></p> <p class="p1"><em>If you can’t wait until October for your horror fix, Brewvies lends a theater for free Salty Horror Nights the first Thursday of every month at 10 p.m. Past screenings have included Nurse, about a nurse by day and unstable murderess by night, and Escape from Tomorrow, an American horror fantasy filmed clandestinely in Disneyland and Disney World. Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever, starring Cerina Vincent and Rider Strong, screens Oct. 10. </em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/october-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Sept/October 2014 issue.</a></p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:29:44 +0000 The MagazineLiving Doll<p class="p1"><span>As the author of </span><a href="">,</a><span> Abby Doll balances a career as a fashion executive for a major retailer while finding time to run a popular fashion blog and documenting her daily outfit choices.</span></p> <p class="p1">“My personal style is casual and laid back, but a little bit funky, too,” she says. “I love jewelry and statement pieces, and in all my blog posts I end with a shot of my shoes, which is usually what inspired my outfit.”</p> <p class="p1">Abby is always on the lookout for a good deal, but she’s also always willing to splurge on a great handbag.</p> <p class="p1"><em>See more of Abby’s fall fashion picks on her blog, <a href=""></a> and on Instagram @alldolledupblog.</em></p> <p class="p2"><strong><span>Look #1:</span></strong></p> <p class="p2"><strong><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/livingdoll-1.jpg" width="490"></span></strong></p> <p class="p1">Pink blouse, <a href="">Express</a>, SLC; Leather jacket, Blank NYC, <a href="">Nordstrom</a>; 7 For All Mankind jeans, <a href="">Macy’s</a>, SLC; Sunglasses, <a href="">Karen Walker</a>; Clutch, <a href="">Clare Vivier</a>; Necklace, <a href="">Raven + Lily</a>; Watch, Michael Kors, <a href="">Nordstrom Rack</a>, SLC; Rings, mixture of <a href="">KiraKira</a> and vintage.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Look #2:</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/livingdoll-2.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1">Polka dot top, <a href="">Express</a>, SLC; Tulle skirt, <a href="">Space 46 Boutique</a>; Ivanka Trump shoes, <a href="">Macy’s</a>, SLC; Clutch, <a href="">Michael Kors</a>, City Creek; Rhinestone necklace, <a href="">Stella &amp; Dot</a>; Love necklace, <a href="">Dillard’s</a>, Sandy; Ring, <a href="">KiraKira</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/october-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Sept/October 2014 issue.</a></p>Jessica AdamsMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:28:47 +0000 The MagazineShop TalkThe Family Man<p><img alt="" height="346" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/thefamilyman1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Trevor Reilly and 1-year-old Shayn are cheered at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Photo courtesy of Kristin Murphy, Deseret News</em></p> <p class="p1">Football is football. And if you ask <a href="">Trevor Reilly</a> what his chances are in the NFL, he’ll say exactly that: “Football is football.” But, as any University of Utah fan knows, there’s more to the story of this taciturn 26-year-old defenseman—lots more. </p> <p class="p1">First, there’s the cancer. During his final season as a Ute, Reilly’s then-1-year-old daughter, Shayn, underwent emergency surgery to remove a tumor in one of her kidneys. His final season as a Ute was overshadowed with hand wringing in hospital hallways, prayer, tears, chemotherapy and always hope. Hope that Shayn would pull through, and, in the end, she did.  </p> <p class="p1">Then there’s the knee. During spring ball in 2012, just before his junior year, Reilly came down wrong on his leg during a play and heard the three letters every athlete fears: ACL, followed by the word “torn.” He played his entire junior year on the injury.  </p> <p class="p1">And, one more. He’s 26—old in football years. His knee and time off to serve an LDS Mission in Sweden make him a risky bet for the Jets, who picked him up in the “we’ll-see” seventh round of the draft, 235 out of 256 players. </p> <p class="p1">Football is football. </p> <p class="p1">“That’s it,” he said during an interview from the Jets locker room on the last day of summer training camp in June. “It’s a bigger level, a bigger stage, but what I have to do is know my assignment, know where I’m going for every play and let my talent take over.” </p> <p class="p1">On that last day of camp, he was weighing a scrimmage where he’d earned a sack but had blown another play. “I’m a rookie so it’s give and take. I’m just trying to get it all down and learn. This is the NFL and everyone is good. Every guy out there was an all-star in college. I’ve got to be on my game every day because there’s not a weak link.” </p> <p class="p1">As he fought through the grueling Jets summer camp in New Jersey, he talked to his wife Jessica and children Nelli and Shayn every night for support, then lie awake running the game tape in his head for the next day. </p> <p class="p1">“You think about your mistakes,” he said. “You think about the next day. [Jessica] is there for me to get everything off my chest. It’s good motivation to make the team. I have to make money to feed my family. Everybody has their own motivation but for me that’s what makes me play harder.” </p> <p class="p1">“And hey,” he chuckles, “I’m not out chasing women or going out to the clubs at the end of the day.”</p> <p class="p1">Die-hard Ute fans will remember the late-season game with Reilly’s final play as a Ute—an interception to clinch the season finale against Colorado—ended with an exclamation as Reilly hurled the ball high into the stands. Coach Kyle Whittingham initially lit into Reilly on the sideline for the unsportsmanlike act. But he backed off realizing, like everyone who has followed this young man’s career, that moment wasn’t about vanity or strutting. It was vindication. It was about replacing anguish with hope, it was about his daughter, his knee, his family and his future. </p> <p class="p1">So no, Trevor. Football is not just football.</p> <p><strong><em>Utah's Pros: Some of our notable collegians who made the cut</em></strong></p> <p class="p1">Utah State: Merlin Olsen, 1962–1976, Los Angeles Rams; Len Rohde, 1960–1974, San Francisco 49ers; Lionel Aldridge, 1963–1973, Green Bay Packers</p> <p class="p1">BYU: Steve Young, 1984–1999, San Francisco 49ers; Todd Christensen, 1978–1988, Oakland Raiders; Jim McMahon, 1982–1996, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers</p> <p class="p1">U of U: Mac Speedie, 1946–1953, Cleveland Browns; Roy Jefferson, 1965–1976, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts, Washington Redskins; Steve Smith, 2001–2014, Carolina Panthers; Larry Williams, 1960–1972, St. Louis Cardinals</p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/october-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Sept/October 2014 issue.</a></p>Jeremy PughMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:25:50 +0000 The HiveIn The MagazineName in Lights<p><img alt="" height="715" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/tylerglen-main.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Photo by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p class="p1"><span><a href="">Neon Trees</a> lead singer Tyler Glenn was amused by the reaction he got after he revealed in a <em>Rolling Stone</em> interview that he’s gay. When Glenn told the signature journal of rock that, in addition to being a fine songwriter with a wild taste in clothing and a flamboyant stage presence, he was attracted to men—the reaction in the music industry was at most, well—muted.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>A gay artist? (Yawn.) But what’s this about going on a Mormon mission?</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>The reaction in Utah? Different story. Big story. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span>Neon Trees is Utah’s highest-profile rock ‘n’ roll export in years. And that popularity is earned, creatively speaking, through their dynamic sound that ranges from bombastic, aggressive garage-rock to slick, ‘80s-evoking synth-pop. Fans have watched Neon Trees evolve from local fixtures into national headliners and news of the band’s Mormon lead singer coming out got considerably more buzz here.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>Glenn says, post-<em>Rolling Stone</em>, he got calls of support from other musicians, and from “random stake presidents who called to say it was cool what I did.” And a couple months later, Glenn is clearly happy with his decision as he and bandmates Elaine Bradley, Branden Campbell and Chris Allen (also Mormons) promote their latest release, Pop Psychology.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>“I think it’s funny, I got more hell outside of Utah for saying I was Mormon than I did for coming out,” Glenn says. “I’ve gotten a surprising amount of support from non-Mormon religious gay people. I don’t think there are a lot of voices for gay people who are religious.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>The publicity sure didn’t hurt the sales of <a href="">Pop Psychology,</a> which zipped in April to No. 6 its first week on the Billboard 200 chart, the band’s highest debut to date. Critics hailed the retro-tinged sound and cited Glenn’s maturing lyrical skills. Glenn feels his writing on the album was inspired by his coming out. “It could have been a lot darker record, but it came out more positive.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>On stage, Glenn feels more at home than ever. “As a performer, I’ve always had an ambiguity on stage. I’ve always danced the way I’ve danced and looked the way I’ve looked. To me, it’s always been a pretty gay show.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><span>Now Neon Trees hopes to focus on their visual and musical flamboyance that makes them rise above most young rock bands. “We didn’t get into a band to have hits,” Glenn says. “It was about having cool shows and we see there’s still work to do.”</span></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/october-2014/"><span>Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Sept/October 2014 issue.</span></a></p>Dan NailenMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:22:00 +0000 The HiveIn The MagazineFantasy Fix Up<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/fantasyfixup1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Tyler Kirkham is a king among geeks, and his home is his castle.</p> <p class="p1">Along with being the artist behind DC and Marvel comic books starring Superman and Spider-man, Kirkham sketched the initial design for his 5,300-square-foot Kaysville home, before taking it to RML Design to make complete blueprints. Sadly, he didn’t include a Batcave. But he made up for it by modeling over 1,500 square feet of his unfinished basement after the video game <a href="">The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</a>.</p> <p class="p1">In the game, the player sets out to slay a dragon in the imaginary land of Skyrim. Kirkham was attracted to the Old World aesthetic. Now, some of his basement walls are wood from an old barn, while others are brick and rock, covered with plaster to give a crumbled look. Cabinetry is from a recycled fence, and doors feature elaborate carvings. “I’ve always wanted to do something like this,” Kirkham says. “I’ve always loved the fantasy genre.” </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/fantasyfixup3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Décor includes a ram’s horn, beer stein and coin purses from Germany; a crossbow from Italy; trinkets, a bottle opener and coins from France; and throne-style wooden chairs and wooden barrels. Gamers recognize a painted Skyrim crest, scrolls, potion bottles and bags of grain from Whiterun, a Skyrim city.</p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/fantasyfixup2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Channeling Frankenstein, Kirkham added a bookcase door leading to the garage. Pull the right book, and the door swings open. The bathroom has vines over a fountain built into a stone-face wall, a waterfall shower head, an aged corrugated steel ceiling and the rustiest barrel he could find as the base of the sink. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="514" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/fantasyfixup4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Kirkham’s father, Richard Kirkham of Kirkham’s Custom Construction, helped with the project, and Matt Van Der Steen of Art of Deception did the plaster work.  Kirkham lost track of the price, but says he spent about $30,000 to $40,000. The basement also has a theater room, kids play area and kitchen, along with man-cave essentials like a pool table and dart boards. Lucky for Kirkham, his wife Jill not only approves, but helped design it. “I don’t play the game,” she says, “but I do love the look.” </p> <p class="p1">Meet Kirkham in at <a href="">Salt Lake Comic Con,</a> Sept. 4–6.</p> <p><em>All photos by Adam Finkle</em></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/october-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our Sept/October 2014 issue.</a></p>Jaime WinstonMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:09:36 +0000 HomeIn The MagazineGet your elbows out: Voting in the Salt Lake magazine Farm to Glass Cocktail Contest starts September 1<p>The most creative shakers in town have wracked their brains to come up with cocktails showcasing fresh farm ingredients. Now it's up to you to decide which brainchild is the best.</p> <p>Some sample entries: The Gin Angel, from Tin Angel. Forbidden Harvest from Faustina. The Peeping Tom from Pago/Finca.</p> <p>Other bars and restaurants that are competing include: Alamexo, Bar X, Bodega/The Rest, BTG Wine Bar, Copper Common, Grand America's Gibson Bar, Pallet, Rye, Takashi, Taqueria 27, Wild Grape Bistro and Zest.</p> <p>You have the whole month of September to flit from bar to bar, taste, seriously consider and cast your vote at</p> <p>May the best drink win.<img alt="" height="335" src="/site_media/uploads/cocktailcontest123445.jpg" width="500"></p>Mary Brown MaloufFri, 29 Aug 2014 22:38:16 +0000 the TableThat Old-Time Religion<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/hindugoddesses.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Sometimes an older (and perhaps more mellow religion) has to take a young upstart to task. <span>Hindus (considered the oldest religion by several centuries) are urging the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (founded 1820s) and their prophet to drop their opposition to women in the LDS priesthood.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="167" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/tommonson.jpg" width="250"></span></p> <p><em>Mormon Prophet Thomas S. Monson</em></p> <p>President of Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed said this week giving full rights to women would be a “step in the positive direction,” because gals (think: <span>Saraswati)</span><span> can carry God’s message as well as guys (Shiva, for example) and thus deserve equal rights in Mormondom [if not equal pay in America].</span></p> <p>Zed says barring women from an equal role is downright "ungodly." Ouch.<br> <br>Quoting Hindu scriptures, he says: "Where women are honored, there the gods are pleased. Men and women are equal in the eyes of God and religions should respect that"—including by calling women LDS bishops.<br><br>Zed also urged the Roman Catholic Church (established 30 ACD or so) should also follow and permit women priests and urged His Holiness Pope Francis to put ordination of women priests on the top of his reform agenda.</p> <p>We're waiting for Zed to get inclusive and call out the <span>Orthodox Jews and Muslims.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/goddess2.jpg" width="490"></p>Glen WarcholFri, 29 Aug 2014 19:47:54 +0000 Warchol's CrawlerIn The Hive