Salt Lake Magazine HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsShop TalkUncategorizedWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:46 +0000Days of &#39;47 Parade Camping<p> </p> <p><a href="/blog/2010/07/days-of-47-parade-camping/paradecamping/"><img alt="" border="0" class="size-full wp-image-1683 alignnone" height="377" src="/site_media/uploads/2010/07/paradecamping.jpg" title="paradecamping" width="492"></a></p> <p>You may arrive at this year's <a href="">24th of July parade</a> right on time, lawn chairs in tow, ready for the grand marshal's whistle and the drum majors' first beat, only to discover you've arrived too late. You'll be relegated to a patch of dirt near Liberty Park, while the primo spots on 200 East are filled with enthusiastic daughters and sons of Utah pioneers who have shown up ready to play, pretty much 12 to 16 hours before go time.</p> <p>This parade, after all, is part of the emphatically celebrated anniversary of the Latter-day Saints' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. Few states have such a rich history that it warrants a day off and a parade of this magnitude.</p> <p>But snagging key parade spots, and the modest revelry that ensues up and down the town's main drag, may not be unique to Utah-we all love a parade, after all-but the vibe, at 6 p.m.-ish and on into twilight's last fading on the 23rd... now, this is essential Utah.</p> <p>First, there are the teens, up late with a good excuse for prowling. But "prowling" is too sinister a term. These are the Archie-comic, suburban-parallel-universe versions of the bridge-and-tunnel crowd. You'll meet a fleet of good-natured Davis County teens, enjoying nothing more intoxicating than Mountain Dew and a pass to be out past curfew, thrilling in the Urban. While mom and dad, and extended families, dutifully <strong>GUARD THE SPOT</strong>, with elaborate systems of coolers, lawn chairs and Honda generators, the young crowd is free to roam Main Street. And if Mom and Dad are not physically there, this is Pioneer Day Eve, after all. The Holy Ghost stays up late tonight.</p> <p>Next, there are the Bible Bangers. Limited most often to the "protest zone" just off Temple Square, this ragtag fleet of Jesus Freaks and End-of-Timers is set free to carry its fire-and-brimstone message to the gathered throngs. Everyone's up all night, and schizophrenia never sleeps after all. So, John 3:16 it is.</p> <p>Combine earnest, mostly LDS-mission-bound teens from the suburbs, all hopped up on sugary sodas, with wild-eyed prophets representing The Lord Savior Jesus Christ "hisself" on one long Rocky Mountain Las Ramblas, and now you're in Utah, baby.</p> <p>And by 2 a.m., after the SLCPD has shooed away the antagonists in the debate over the Trinity, it's proper family time. Bring on the card games, laughter and anticipation of the Grand Marshall's whistle, which means salt water taffy for all. It's going to be a good morning here in Utah.</p> <p>In other words, arrive early for a good spot. Very early. <a href="">Click here for this year's route</a>.</p>Jeremy PughWed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:46 +0000 The HiveJust Like Molly: Ranch Dressing<p><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/1pioneerleader.jpg" width="491"> </span></p> <p><span style="">Up-and-coming designers play on southwestern influences allowing you to be fashionably inspired.</span></p> <p><span>Bonnets aside, western themes boast of small floral prints, fringe, clogs, leather and stone accessories. And, oh yes, the hottest pair of lady boots this side of Tucson! </span><span>Circle those wagons, gals. We’re settlin’ west.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="719" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/2westernvanguard.jpg" width="491"></p> <p><span>Smock-style dresses have made a comeback this year. Mixing in florals, like this dress by </span><a href=""><span>Mes Demoiselles Paris, </span></a><span>is a great way to break the trail. Keep the vanguard trend trekking and add a </span><a href=""><span>Goorin Heritage cowboy hat </span></a><span>with a custom tan leather sweatband and feather to boot. Speaking of boot, make sure y’all say howdy to </span><span>H by Hudson Handwell </span><span>and wrangle in a pair of <a href=";fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=12867">these sweet kickers.</a></span><span> Bring an extra level of sophistication and incorporate tribal influences by adding an </span><a href=";fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=15830"><span>arrowhead ring from Pamela Love.</span></a></p> <p><img alt="" height="792" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/3mineralbase.jpg" width="491"><br><em><strong>"A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories."<br></strong></em><span><em><strong>—<span>Andy Goldsworty</span></strong></em></span></p> <p><span>Connect to the land with a </span><a href=";fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=34597"><span>pendant necklace by Samantha Wills</span></a><span> to ground your western look. Keep that outfit modern and stylish with a </span><span><span><a href="">colorful turban from Namrata Joshipura</a></span></span><span>—adding a piece like this saves you from looking too costume or campy. A </span><span><a href=";CategoryID=1002443&amp;LinkType=&amp;brandIndex=1#fn=WOMENS_APPAREL_TYPE%3DJumpsuits%20&amp;%20Rompers%26spp%3D7%26ppp%3D96%26sp%3D1%26rid%3D%26spc%3D13"><span>vintage chambray denim jumpsuit by Free People</span></a><strong><span> </span></strong></span><span>will saddle up your inner venturer while keeping you comfy on horseback. We’re huge fans of stacked heels, wraparound straps, exposed zippers, and certainly no westbound sister would steer off course in a pair of </span><span><a href=";fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=11708">Dolce Vita Nayla open toe booties.</a></span></p> <p><span>Remember, don’t clutter up with jewelry. You’ll want to make sure that if you’re wearing large pieces, each has space to breathe. If you’re wearing a long pendant necklace and question adding a big earring, maybe try a cuff instead.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="700" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/4desertbloom.jpg" width="491"></p> <p><span>Gain outfit inspiration from subtle, dusty blooms and rustic shapes.</span></p> <p><span>Pairing a <a href="">wide leg pant by </a></span><a href=""><span>Otis &amp; Maclain</span></a><span> </span><span>with a </span><a href=""><span>platform mule from Steven</span></a><span> is ultra modern and totally fashion forward. This </span><a href=""><span>B-Low the Belt fringe handbag</span></a><span> </span><span>enhances the look and is a great accessory to hold essentials throughout the day. To round out the western trend, add a colorful beaded wrap</span><span><a href=";fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=53571"><span> bracelet from Chan Luu,</span></a><strong><span> </span></strong></span><span>and ride off into the sunset.</span></p> <p><span>Dressing for a holiday or event can be a great way to try a new trend without going too far off the beaten path. Whether you’re heading downtown to the parade or a BBQ with fireworks, you can always show your pioneer spirit through personal style.</span></p> <p><span>Happy Pioneer Day from the stylists at </span><span><a href="">Just Like Molly!</a></span><span> </span></p>Nate ZubalWed, 23 Jul 2014 12:09:32 +0000 TalkDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Return to form<p><strong><img alt="" height="392" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/7seconds.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">7 SECONDS, CLUB SOUND</a>, Wednesday, July 23, 6 p.m., $15</strong></p> <p>When I mentioned to a friend the other day that old-school Reno punk outfit 7 Seconds was dropping by Salt Lake City on a new tour, he was genuinely shocked the quartet was still out there firing up pits in dive bars and clubs a full 34 years after they originally formed in 1980. The group led by brothers Kevin Seconds and Steve Youth recently released their first album since 2005, and <em>Leave a Light On</em> blends the bands hyperactive punk tendencies with the big poppy choruses that always marked the band's tunes. In many ways, the new tunes fall musically somewhere between the 7 Seconds '80s-era albums that made me and so many other punk youngsters into fans, <em>Walk Together, Rock Together</em> and <em>Soulforce Revolution--</em>that one actually charted on the<em> Billboard</em> 200. The new album is their 15th, and this is their first tour since 2006--might want to catch them while you can. The Copyrights open the show.</p>Dan NailenWed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Nailen's Lounge ActIn The HiveMovie review: &quot;Wish I Was Here&quot;<p> </p> <p><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/braff.jpg" width="491"></p> <p>It’s been 10 years between Zach Braff’s first feature film as a writer-director, <em>Garden State</em>, and his second, the newly released <em>Wish I Was Here</em>. In that first film, he was a listless 20-something searching for his purpose. This time, his face of perpetual stubble betrays his years, but if he’s lost his youthful aimlessness, he’s replaced it with a middle-aged aimlessness.</p> <p>He inhabits that skin of Aiden Bloom, a strikingly similar Braffian avatar who has matured just enough to outgrow his Manic Pixie Dreamgirl from <em>Garden State</em> and settle down with Sarah, a smart career woman (Kate Hudson, her performance brightening this entire movie), with whom he is struggling to raise two children.</p> <p>‘Struggle’ is the key word in <em>Wish I Was Here</em>. It colors Aiden’s flagging career as a wannabe LA actor reduced to auditioning for minimal speaking parts in disposable sci-fi shows, and not even getting those. It’s there in the relationship with his brother (Josh Gad), a once-brilliant engineer turned trailer park slugabed who devotes his life’s energy to Comic-Con costumes; and with his father (Mandy Patinkin), who has just informed him that his cancer has metastasized. Pere Bloom has opted for an expensive experimental treatment, which means that he can no longer fund the private yeshiva education for Aiden’s children, Grace and Tucker (Joey King and Pierce Gagnon).</p> <p>All of these issues strike at Aiden and Sarah simultaneously, snowballing into each other the way crises often seem to do, and Braff’s film is a soul-searching study, if not a roadmap, in how to accept life’s inevitable curveballs. This involves par-for-the-course diversions like a road trip to the mountains, where he and his children stand on boulders and wait for an epiphany to strike; and a visit to Aiden’s local synagogue, where he discusses his lapsed faith and his idea of spirituality with a rabbi.</p> <p><em>Wish I Was Here</em> could have easily been a bleak journey, but jokes usually leaven even the most emotionally agonizing moments. As Patinkin’s dying man puts it, “Eventually things get tragic enough that they circle back to comedy.” Many scenes are laugh-out-loud funny, even when the punch lines are predetermined. Sometimes the movie is dramatic, politically pointed and breathtakingly funny all at once, like the blustery disaster in which Aiden tries to home-school his kids. And every once in a while, a scene will strike a chord that is so moving that it will touch nerves few films approach, and leave you speechless in its thrall.</p> <p><span><img alt="" height="374" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/wish.jpg" width="350"> </span></p> <p>The problem, darn it, is that Braff, who penned this movie with his brother Adam, is a facile writer prone to summarizing scenes with arch platitudes. This undercuts the movie’s core naturalism almost as much as the maudlin piano score, which adds unnecessary punctuation to scenes dramatic enough to sell themselves. It is, finally, an unwieldy attempt to make the Great American Movie, juggling so many plotlines that it takes a filmic eternity to tie up every loose end (we haven’t even gotten to Sarah’s conflict with a sexually inappropriate co-worker, which is resolved in an absurd deus ex machina).</p> <p>As a result, this 102-minute film feels well over two hours. There’s some great stuff in this film, but Braff lacks the ability to separate the wheat from his chaff. Given that he wrote the movie with his brother, <em>Wish I Was Here</em> is doubtlessly an intensely personal movie for both of them. The idea of cutting any of these scenes must have felt like severing a child’s limbs. That’s why it could have used an especially judicious editor, one who could see beyond its creators’ myopia. But I suppose, if a Zach Braff movie wasn’t at least a somewhat navel-gazing experience, it wouldn’t be a Zach Braff movie.</p> <h3><em>Wish I Was Here</em> opens July 25 at the <a href="">Broadway</a>.</h3>John ThomasonTue, 22 Jul 2014 21:53:46 +0000 taste Verlasso–rare, sustainably raised salmon–at Harmons on August 1.<p><span style=""><span style="">Come taste the only sustainably raised Atlantic salmon in the world at Harmons Fish Feast Frenzy on Friday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at <a href="">Harmons</a> City Creek to celebrate the addition of Verlasso Salmon to Harmons. </span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/verlassowood.jpg" width="450"></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">People who love fish love salmon. People who don't like fish like salmon. Humans gobble salmon at an amazing rate and though many purists turn up their nose at farmed salmon, aquaculture has to be the future. There's no way we can continue to harvest wild salmon at the rate we do. </span></span></p> <p> <span style=""><span style="">The puzzle is how to farm fish sustainably. People all over the world are trying to solve this. One company, <a href="">Verlasso</a>, is coming close. Some of the challenges in farming salmon include the amount of wild fish need to feed these carnivores­–vegetable feed can result in lower Omega-3 oils in the fish.</span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""> Normally it takes about 13 pounds of feeder fish to produce one pound of salmon. Verlasso has reduced this ratio to 1:1. Fish farming, like most animal farming, results in increased pollutants. Verlasso's practice of letting its pens rest helps keep the Patagonian waters where it's raised clean. </span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><img alt="" height="255" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/verlassopat.jpg" width="450"></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">Monterey Bay Aquarium has given Verlasso a “Good Alternative” rating. </span></span></p> <p> <span style=""><span style="">Which is all great, but who cares if the fish doesn't taste good? </span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><img alt="" height="183" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/verlsasosmall.jpg" width="275"></span></span></p> <p> <span style=""><span style="">Harmons, which is bringing Verlasso in to Utah for the first time, gives you a chance to decide. (Prediction: You'll love it. And soon you'll be able to buy it from Harmons to cook yourself.)<br></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style=""><strong>Come taste–and learn about– the only sustainably raised Atlantic salmon in the world at Harmons Fish Feast Frenzy on Friday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Harmons City Creek to welcome  Verlasso Salmon to Harmons.<br></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">There are only a few seats left at this five course menu–take a look at the menu below, a five-course meal to follow Pok Pok and hors d'oeuvres on the roof. </span></span></p> <p> <span style=""><span style="">Go <a href="">here</a> to make your reservations: </span></span></p> <p> <span style=""><span style="">Here's the menu. </span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">Roof Hors d’oeuvres: Smoked Mussels, Smoked Crab Polenta Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Verlasso Salmon Kabobs, and Marinated Veggie Skewers<br>First Course: Candied Salmon Cheeks with Sea Vegetable and Leek<br>Second Course: Smoked Salmon and Mango Ceviche<br>Third Course: Chorizo Mussel Consommé with Poached Verlasso Salmon<br>Fourth Course: Grilled Verlasso Salmon with Arugula Mint Chimichurri and Quinoa Black Bean Salad.<br>Fifth Course: Stuffed Figs with Wild Honey and House Gelato<br></span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">We hear it every day but it's still hard to believe. The May issue of <em>National Geographic</em> put it this way: </span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">                              “When we think about threats to the planet, we tend to picture cars </span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">                              and smokestacks, not dinner. But the truth is our need for food poses</span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">                               one of the biggest dangers to the planet.”</span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">There are so many humans and it's finally becoming clear that we have never figured out really sustainable way to feed ourselves. </span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">Verlasso Seafood is trying to take a step in the right direction.</span></span></p> <p><span style=""><span style="">That's cool.</span></span></p> <p> </p>Mary Brown MaloufTue, 22 Jul 2014 03:32:07 +0000 the TableOne for one. Eat to give.<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/evenstevens.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Steve Down has big ideas. About how to achieve world peace, for instance. “It just seems to me,” he says, “that we’re never going to have world peace as long as people are hungry.” </p> <p class="p1">So he’s leaving the yakkety-yak to the diplomats and tackling the problem in a practical, entrepreneurial way.</p> <p class="p1">Founder of Financially Fit financial advisers and cofounder of Noah Corporation event centers, Down is a natural entrepreneur of the smartest kind—he combines the best ideas of others and creates a whole new enterprise. His new sandwich shop, <a href="">Even Stevens,</a> for example, combines the gourmet quality of one of the country’s top delis with the altruism of one of the country’s top young companies.</p> <p class="p1">Zingerman’s plus TOM’s Shoes equals Even Stevens. </p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/coming_soon.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">The new sandwich shop pledges that for every sandwich purchased by a customer, Even Stevens will donate a sandwich to one of its nonprofit partners in SLC. One for one. Eat to give.</p> <p class="p1">“Think about it,” Down says. “We’re projecting we’ll sell 50,000 sandwiches our first year from this location. Our goal is to have 100 restaurants around the world by 2020. You do the math.”</p> <p class="p1">Even Stevens will work with a food distributor to deliver sandwich ingredients (in bulk, equal to sandwiches sold) to local organizations that feed the hungry.</p> <p class="p1">Even Stevens’ menu goes far beyond basics, though, and even beyond sandwiches–there’s a breakfast menu and a list of snacks. Sandwich choices include roasted turkey, but the meat is layered with provolone, cranberry jalapeno jelly, cucumbers and slow-roasted tomatoes. Corned beef and chicken are “clean label,” and if you don’t want a sandwich, you can try an exotic salad like apricot gorgonzola.</p> <p class="p1">Down is taking care that the sandwich ingredients are nutritionally sound, of high quality and well-made. To make sure the sandwich bread was top-notch, he sent his staff to train at Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, MI.</p> <p class="p1">In Salt Lake, Even Stevens’ nonprofit partners are the Boys and Girls Clubs, Volunteers for America, Feeding America and the Utah Food Bank.</p> <p class="p1">Down moves fast–once he had the concept, the name was a natural. When he found that a man in China owned the domain name, Down called him up and bought it over the phone. He came up with the idea for his venture on a bet. He was eating a tasty and swiftly delivered Jimmy John’s sandwich with a colleague who asked him, “How could you improve this concept? Give me an answer by the time you finish your sandwich.”</p> <p class="p1">A minute later, Down answered, “For every sandwich I sold, I’d give a sandwich to the hungry in the community.”</p> <p class="p1">“That’s it,” said his friend. “I’d drive out of my way for that sandwich.”</p> <p class="p1">It’s a bet that promises to pay off for all. After all, as Down says, “A full stomach has to come before world peace.” <em>414 E. 200 South, SLC, 801-727-7242.</em></p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos in this post provided by Even Stevens</em></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/august-2014/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our July/August 2014 issue.</a></p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 21 Jul 2014 18:30:48 +0000 The MagazineOn the TableShula&#39;s for pre-hockey burgers<p class="p1">West Valley has no shortage of entertainment venues—Maverik Center, USANA, Wiseguys—but not too many non-fast-food lunch spots.</p> <p class="p1">Luckily, <a href="">Shula’s 347 Grill</a> opened its first Utah location recently in the Embassy Suites (3524 South Market St.) across from Valley Fair Mall. </p> <p class="p2"><span>Named for the winningest coach in NFL history Don Shula (347 games), you can expect pretty standard American fare—short ribs, steaks, chicken sandwiches and fried stuff on the side. The atmosphere is a step above your average sports bar with a chic look, but the builders clearly didn’t know about Utah’s Zion curtain law—our cocktails were made far from the bar and carried across the restaurant.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span>While we envision a few spilled drinks in Shula's future, due to the voyage, go for the burgers. </span><span>Each patty is a blend of Black Angus chuck, short rib and brisket and served on a brioche style bun.</span></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/shulas-burger.jpg" width="491"><br><em>Shula Burger, sans cheese</em></p> <p class="p1">Your choices: Shula Burger (your classic cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and pickle), The House of Blue (blue cheese, red onion jam, balsamic greens), Shula’s BBQ Burger (applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce), Wine Country Burger (roasted bell peppers, fresh goat cheese, balsamic greens and roasted tomato) and the French Onion Burger (caramelized onions, double gruyere cheese, garlic mayo and crushed croutons). <span>Stop by and order one before your next Grizzlies game.</span></p> <p class="p1">If you order a cocktail, give your server a good tip for having to carry it so far.</p> <p class="p1">Grizzlies season starts in October, but you can get your <a href="">season tickets</a> now.</p>Jaime WinstonMon, 21 Jul 2014 15:06:26 +0000 the TableDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Dynamic duo<p><strong><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/tedeschitrucks.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, RED BUTTE GARDEN</a>, Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m., $50</strong></p> <p>Back when the husband-and-wife duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks first recorded an album together and did a tour, it seemed like a one-off project for the two, designed mainly to give them some time together. I'm not suggesting the music was an afterthought, just that both band leaders had plenty of work on their hands through Tedeschi's successful solo career and Trucks' membership in the Allman Brothers as well as leading his own Derek Trucks Band, and occasional tours with Eric Clapton as well. But three albums and several tours in, Tedeschi Trucks Band looks more and more like it could have legs for years to come. The 11-piece band always makes for a killer live show, and truly is a showcase for much more than just Tedeschi's bluesy wail and her husband's incredible guitar-playing. They headlined Red Rocks in Colorado this year, and were a main stage attraction at Bonneroo. People seem to be catching on to what Red Butte Garden has been bringing to Utah for years now--one of the best live bands in the business. This time around, the band had a new bass player in Tim Lefebvre. Opening the show is Rich Robinson, best known as guitarist in the Black Crowes, now leading his own band and releasing solid solo albums.</p> <p><iframe height="315" src="" width="480"></iframe></p>Dan NailenMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nailen's Lounge ActIn The HiveFive for the Road<p class="p1">As you prep for the weekend, here are <a href="/blog/tag/five-for-the-road/">five things</a> to eat, see and do.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Outdoors:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/07/16/dont-sweat-it-summertime-boating-near-salt-lake/">Don’t Sweat It</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/jordanelle_aspen_creek_realty.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Stay cool at the best local spots for summer boating.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>On the Table:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/07/16/belly-dancing/">Belly Dancing at Cedars of Lebanon</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/cedars.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">A double entendre evening awaits at Cedars of Lebanon in Salt Lake City.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Talker</strong>: <a href="/blog/2014/07/15/why-stop-with-shurtallow-busts/">Don’t stop with ShurtLo busts</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/shurtallow.png" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">It’s time for an ethics-reform hoedown.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Mary’s Recipe:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/07/18/marys-recipe-pick-up-sticks/">Pick Up Sticks</a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="468" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/pickupsticks1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Curated bites on skewers make for must-try appetizers.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>A&amp;E: </strong><a href="/blog/2014/07/15/go-gaga-with-repertory-dance-theatre/">Go GAGA with Repertory Dance Theatre</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="250" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/rdtgoesgaga.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3">Repertory Dance Theatre is going GAGA this month. And they want you to join in. </p>Jaime WinstonFri, 18 Jul 2014 16:14:53 +0000 The HiveMary&#39;s Recipe: Pick Up Sticks<p><span style="">Artichoke hearts, thyme and goat cheese? You bet. Melon, mint and prosciutto or shrimp teamed with basil and tomatoes? Absolutely. </span></p> <p><span style="">There’s a reason creatively curated bites on skewers make for must-try appetizers. They’re simple to make, easy to eat and a breeze to serve. Savor the mix of flavors, colors and textures of our tasty combinations or concoct some of your own. Simply thread the bites on slender bamboo skewers, artfully arrange the sticks on a tray or easy-to-pass platter, and let the party begin.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="468" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/pickupsticks1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>From left to right:</strong> Strawberry, chocolate truffle, mint leaf; Red bell pepper, feta cheese, pickled onion, blue cheese; Creminelli salame slice, red bell pepper, green olive; Strawberry, mint leaf, melon, tangerine section; Cucumber slice, grape tomato, basil leaf, black olive; Green olive, portobello mushroom, marinated artichoke heart; Boiled shrimp, grape tomato, basil leaf; Grape, blue cheese.</p> <p><img alt="" height="462" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/pickupsticks2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>From left to right:</strong> Grape, blue cheese, dried fig; Watermelon chunk, boiled shrimp; Basil leaf, black olive, Creminelli salame; Grape tomato, basil leaf, bocconcini; Apple chunks, ham cube; Prosciutto, canteloupe; Bocconcini, black olive, basil leaf, bacon; Clementine sections, chocolate truffle.</p> <p><em>This post was originally published on <a href=""></a>.</em></p>Mary Brown MaloufFri, 18 Jul 2014 12:51:31 +0000's RecipeOn the Table