Salt Lake Magazine HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsPC LifeShop TalkUncategorizedWed, 20 Aug 2014 15:19:53 +0000ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Met<p class="p1">The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and money for The <a href="">ALS Association.</a> Yesterday, our friends at <a href="">Boca Raton mag</a> challenged us, meaning a donation from us or getting drenched in ice water.</p> <p class="p2"><span>We decided to give a donation, but I volunteered as tribute for the ice anyway:</span></p> <p class="p2"><iframe height="270" src="" width="480"></iframe></p> <p class="p2"><span>Now, we’re challenging former <em>Salt Lake</em> magazine editors <a href="">Jeremy Pugh</a> and <a href="">Marcie Young Cancio</a> to take the challenge.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span>Click <a href="">here</a> for more info on The ALS Association and the Ice Bucket Challenge. </span></p>Jaime WinstonWed, 20 Aug 2014 15:19:53 +0000 The HiveGet Ready for Fall Fly Fishing<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/flyfish_chadsaunders2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You've patiently waded through summer's gauntlet of distractions: the oppressive heat, your totalitarian children demanding trivialities like attention and love, and Utah's glut of sportsmen swarming the banks of the worst kept "secret spots" along the Weber and Strawberry Rivers. For your long suffering each year, fall offers a few short months of holy respite. The kids shuffle back to school, half the outdoorsmen hang up their rods in favor of bows or rifles, and finally you have enough elbow room to cast into the fall spawning frenzy of Browns—Utah's most abundant trout species.</p> <p>To celebrate your victory, join the Four Seasons Fly Fishers as they host the unofficial kickoff to fall fly fishing season this Friday and Saturday along the banks of the Provo River. The fifth annual <a href="">Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival</a> promises two days of free clinics, classes and competitions headlined by Fall River Flyrods' master craftsman Jason Zicha and the anglers of High Country Fly Fishers, the Stonefly Society and Utah Anglers Unlimited.</p> <p>For those who can manage to love both fly fishing <em>and </em>their children, there will be free youth clinics taught by Twin Territory pros AJ and Jace Garcia throughout the day on Friday. Youth ages 15 and under can also participate in the Provo River Kids Fly Fishing derby on Saturday from 10 a.m. To 3 p.m. as well. Competitors in the catch and release event will vie for the honors of biggest catch plus a new fly rod and reel combo.</p> <p>Amateur adults can compete in the casting competition and will be judged for distance and accuracy while the pro division will pit local guides against each other. Those simply wishing to spectate can enjoy live music both evenings as well free BBQ. Wherever you land on the fly fishing spectrum, this year's festival will still have something fantastic for you to do.</p> <p>For more information regarding the Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival, Aug. 22–23, please visit the event <a href="">site</a>.</p>Salt Lake magazineWed, 20 Aug 2014 13:11:41 +0000 The HiveOutdoorsFried x Five<p class="p1">The South's traditional dish gets four different twists from four local kitchens. The moral: Play with your food.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Curried Fried Chicken</strong></p> <p class="p1"><strong><img alt="" height="405" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/curry-friedchicken.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p2">Brilliant: curry and other Pakistani spices in the dredging flour, then pan-cooked for a true fusion fry. <br><em><a href="">Curry Fried Chicken,</a> 660 S. State St., SLC, 801-924-9187</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Bar Chicken</strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/_t0c1611.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">The best in beer soak-ups: three pieces of deep fried, on a hefty waffle. Or you can have it “roadkill” style–flattened, fried, between the buns. Best with a Bloody Mary. Or another beer. <br><em><a href="">The Garage,</a> 1199 Beck St., 801-521-3904</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Chef Fried</strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/wt0c3528.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Franck’s was the first chef-run restaurant to sell schmancy fried chicken; now the eponymous chef is gone, but the kitchen remains. It may have herbs in the crust or it may have coconut–it’s the chef’s choice and you’ll like it. <br><em><a href="">Franck’s,</a> 6263 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay, 801-274-6264</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Breakfast Chicken</strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/wt0c6491-copy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Straight-up Southern fried, on a waffle, with the North’s purest maple syrup. Don’t mistake chef Amy Britt for your momma. That’s just the chicken talking. <br><em><a href="">Pig and a Jelly Jar,</a> 401 E. 900 South, SLC, 385-202-7366</em></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Pub Chicken</strong></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July2014/coppercommon.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">No, it’s not the same as bar chicken. This fancy fry goes with artisanal cocktails, not Bud Lite, so of course it’s heaped with obscure vegetables.<br><em><a href="">Copper Common,</a> 111 E. 300 South, SLC, 801-355-0543</em></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/in-the-magazine/august-2014/">Click here for more stories from our August 2014 issue.</a></p>Salt Lake magazineWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:48:13 +0000 The MagazineOn the TableDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Blasters brothers return<p><strong><img alt="" height="324" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/alvinbros.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">DAVE AND PHIL ALVIN, THE STATE ROOM</a>, Friday, June 22, 9 p.m., $25</strong></p> <p>To a whole generation of old punk rockers and roots-rock fans, Dave and Phil Alvin are living legends.  The brothers formed a band called The Blasters back in 1979. Along with fellow Southern California bands like X and Los Lobos, The Blasters helped forge a style of music that had all the edge of the punk rock popular at the time, but remained rooted in traditional blues and old time rock and roll. The Blasters released a few albums through the early 80s, earning critical acclaim and an increasingly large audience. Like many bands featuring brothers, though, Dave and Phil Alvin couldn’t get along well enough to sustain their musical partnership. Dave left The Blasters in the mid-'80s to embark on a successful solo career that continues to this day. And Phil Alvin continued on leading the Blasters.</p> <p>Earlier this summer Dave and Phil Alvin released their first album-length collaboration in nearly 30 years, and it’s a passion project for the brothers, who both sing and play some mean guitar. It’s a collection of songs by blues man Big Bill Broonzy, who the Alvins have been fans of since they were kids and Phil brought home a record of Broonzy’s music for them to share. The album is called <em>Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy</em>. It’s a long title, but the set breezes by in 12 songs drawn from Broonzy’s long career. The Alvins will be joined by members of Dave Alvin’s regular band, the Guilty Ones. The Far West opens the show.</p>Dan NailenWed, 20 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Nailen's Lounge ActIn The HiveHow Art Rolls<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/arttruck.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>With Utah's dismal per-pupil spending (<em>Woo-hoo</em>, we're Number Last!) and too many short-sighted school administrators, art education is in the pits.</p> <p>Fortunately, many of the museums in the state reach out to kids and families through various <a href="">programs</a>.</p> <p>One of the best is the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art's <a href="">Art Truck</a> that hauls real artists out to win the hearts and minds of Utah kids—and, we hope, a few adults.</p> <p>Nationally known artist <a href="">Meridith Pingree</a> is the newest featured artist for the 2014-2015 school year. Pingree is a Bountiful native and University of Utah graduate who got her masters of art from the Rhode Island School of Design. Pingree, who is based in Brooklyn, explores "patterns of human behavior through sculptures and geometric works that react to viewers' movement." </p> <p><span><img alt="" height="259" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/arttruck2.png" width="490"></span></p> <p>"Meridith's exhibit shows that art is relevant to students' lives," says Elly Baldwin, UMOCA's Educator and Art Truck driver. "The tour will use pattern as a jumping-off point to explore how people interact with and are influenced by math, science, and technology."<br><br>You can meet Pingree and Baldwin at an opening reception Aug. 29 at 7-9 p.m. While you are there check out <em>Matthew Allred: Clinamen</em> and Robert Smithson's <em>Hotel Palenque </em>and watch <em>Between Panels: Collaborative Exquisite Corpse Drawing Experience</em> sponsored by Comic Con Art event. <br> <br>If you'd like to get the Art Truck in your neighborhood, contact Baldwin at, 801-328-4201.</p>Glen WarcholTue, 19 Aug 2014 16:19:35 +0000 Buff: The Raw Honey Mask<p><strong>Beauty Buff: The Raw Honey Mask</strong><br><br>Lets face it, our skin isn’t going anywhere; that’s why, at every age, it is vitally important to protect and care for it as best we can. <br><br>Today I am talking about the benefits of raw honey, and the mask that will change your beauty routine, giving you beautiful glowing skin. Raw honey can be used in many different ways when it comes to beauty, and can be a healthy alternative to chemical based skin products. Honey also has anti-aging properties, is moisturizing, and can help clear up that unwanted acne. <br><br><strong>How to:</strong> A honey mask is super easy. All you need is a high quality raw honey, then you can add essential oils if you desire, but they are not necessary. Apply a thin layer of honey in a circular motion to your entire face and leave on for 20 minutes or so. Using just water, rinse the honey away and finish with your daily moisturizer. And there you have it, glowing beautiful skin with simple, natural remedies. </p> <p><img alt="" height="132" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/rawhoneyjars.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Image via <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p> <p>Local honeys are available at <a href="" target="_blank">Liberty Heights Fresh</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Whole Foods Market</a> along the Wasatch Front.</p>Emi ClarkeTue, 19 Aug 2014 12:17:38 +0000 Talk20 percent off at Silver Star Ski &amp; Sport<p>Summer deals for summer adventures</p> <p>Receive 20 percent off any summer rental and 10 percent off any full price item with rental when you bring in the Silver Star Ski &amp; Sport ad (see the preview below) from our July/August issue.</p> <p>Don't have a copy? Pick a magazine up at your nearest newsstand for local deals and events.  </p> <p><img alt="" height="384" src="/site_media/uploads/June2014/slc-s2014_square-final.jpg" width="384"></p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 19 Aug 2014 10:40:36 +0000 The HiveOutdoorsRenovating Tips: Finding a Good Deal<p>Whether you're redecorating, remodeling or building a new home, if you're one of those people who likes to get a good deal, here are some tips:<br>
<br><strong>Allow yourself plenty of time to do the project.</strong> This gives you more time to shop for good opportunities, and it also means your options won't be limited based on what's available at the time you need it.<br>
<br><strong>Ask local showrooms about discontinued or scratch &amp; dent items</strong>. Some showrooms have a bunch of these items stashed in their warehouse. Example: Did you know <a href="" target="_blank">Mountainland Design</a> has a big annual sale to clear out their warehouse. You can find appliances, sinks, faucets, and plumbing fixtures for an incredible price. <br>
<br><strong>Look for overstock materials</strong>. Example: Both <a href="" target="_blank">Contempo Tile</a> and<a href=""> Bedrosians</a> have overstock items that you can purchase at a greatly discounted price, a great option for a small space.<br>
<br><strong>Shop the sales</strong>. Local retailers will have plenty of sales, especially during holiday seasons. Planning far enough in advance will give you enough time to take advantage of some of these sales.</p> <p><img alt="" height="439" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nicoledeals1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Use local craftsman</strong>. We have an amazing group of talented artists here in Utah.  And their prices are often a fraction of what you'd pay for the same level of quality elsewhere. For example, <a href="" target="_blank">this chair</a> made by Thos. Moser is $1,450 + shipping, while a somewhat <a href="" target="_blank">similar style chair </a>is made locally by <a href="" target="_blank">Ivory Bill Furniture</a> for $1,000 (and it's local so you can avoid freight fees and pick it up at the shop, while meeting the incredible craftsman, Clayton Thompson, at the same time). Both pieces are handmade, unique, beautiful and incredibly comfortable, yet shopping local makes a big difference in the price.  Don't get me wrong here, Thos. Moser is a quality brand that deserves a ton of respect for their dedication to craftsmanship and style.<br>
<br><strong>Reuse/recycle</strong>. One man's trash is another man's treasure, right? Shop KSL classified, consignment shops, etc. Even just sharing your project with friends and neighbors may lead to great opportunities. (I just inherited 2 great industrial pendants from a friend who knew I was remodeling my own kitchen.)</p> <p>
<strong>Allow at least 1 "Splurge" item</strong>. It's about balance. A whole house of <a href="|ps|branded|MST_BR_Core|go|IKEA" target="_blank">Ikea</a> looks like an Ikea showroom. But a few Ikea items may save you money that you can then put towards that sofa or table or kitchen appliance that you really, really wanted. (Disclaimer: There are many things I wouldn't recommend Ikea for, based on quality and durability, but there is often a place for a little bit of Ikea in a project.)</p> <p><img alt="" height="736" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/nicoledeals2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>This great space is a perfect example. The Ikea Expedit bookshelf (no longer available) is mixed with an Eames lounge chair and custom artwork. By <a href="" target="_blank">Design Manifest</a>.</p> <p><strong>Hire a designer</strong>! Despite what you think, a qualified interior designer can actually save you money. Designers can help you maximize your budget to get the best bang for your buck. AND we have connections and resources that you've never even heard of. AND we get great pricing so you often pay less than retail for furniture and accessories.<br><br>In the end, remember that the most expensive mistake you can make is regret. Don’t buy something just because it’s a good deal, if it means you won’t get what you really wanted.</p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:"><a href="" target="_blank">Nicole Zeigler</a> <a href="">Google</a> , ASID, NCIDQ, CKBR is the owner / lead designer at enzy design,LLC; a full service interior design firm, with a specialty in kitchen and bathroom design. <a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></em></em></p> <p><em><em><em title="”Author:">This post was originally published on <a href=""></a>.</em></em></em></p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 19 Aug 2014 10:25:51 +0000 HomeIn The HiveGet some Ransom<p>Awhile ago <a href="/blog/2014/02/18/ill-drink-to-that-a-new-gin-in-town-makes-my-life-easier/">I wrote in this space about Ransom Old Tom</a>, a new gin in town. Not one of our new native spirits (read the upcoming issue of the mag) but an attitudinous import from Oregon.</p> <p>Tonight I'm off to <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/10613/">Finca</a> for a tasting dinner featuring my new friend Old Tom and other imbibables from <a href="">Ransom Wine &amp; Spirits</a>, hosted by the maker himself. You can read all about it here tomorrow. Better, tomorrow you can sip yourself at <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/10613/">Pallet</a> or at <a href="">The Farm at Canyons</a>. I recommend you reserve your glass now.</p> <p><iframe height="276" src="" width="490"></iframe></p>Mary Brown MaloufMon, 18 Aug 2014 23:43:32 +0000 the TableAustin Wolfe strikes big on the &quot;American&quot; stage<p><img alt="" height="650" src="/site_media/uploads/August2014/austin-photo.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span style="">Earlier this year, <a href="">Austin Wolfe</a> made her triumphant return to her native Utah following a brief, yet captivating, run as one of </span><span style=""><em>American Idol’s</em></span><span style=""> top 30 finalists. I caught up with the soulful teen crooner on life after reality TV, a precocious toddlerhood and what’s next. (Disclaimer: Mild John Mayer fan-gushing included.) </span><span style="">Wolfe </span><a href="" style="">opened for Five for Fighting</a><span style=""> last Saturday at Deer Valley Resort.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> Here you are, still quite fresh from your </span><span style=""><em>American Idol </em></span><span style="">breakout. Do you feel any pressure at your young age to live up to media and fans’ expectations?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> I’m not scared for anything. I’ve been doing this for my whole life and singing since I was about 5 years old, and everything I’ve done has been in preparation for what’s to come.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> How have things been ever since you’ve gotten back to the “real world?”</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> The </span><span style=""><em>Idol </em></span><span style="">experience has really propelled me into furthering my career. I’ve gotten a lot of people contacting me that didn’t really know who I was before, asking me to do shows and interviews.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> So, do you think in a way it will never be back to the way it was?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> I mean, I think</span><span style=""><em> everything</em></span><span style=""> dies down…unless I choose to audition again or do something else [that’s] big to get more recognition. But I’m</span><span style=""><em> hoping</em></span><span style=""> it doesn’t go back to the way things were because I actually really like the attention (she laughs).</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> You’d mentioned that you started singing when you were 5, and I read that you started writing music when you were 6. How did it dawn on you at that age that you wanted to be a musician? That must’ve been quite the revelation.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> One of my biggest influences was my mom’s best friend. She’s a musician, so she’d always come to the house and play guitar, and I’d sing with her. Then, another one of my mom’s friends was like, ‘Hey, she has a pretty decent voice for a little kid! So I started taking classical singing lessons when I was 5 or 6, and I loved it.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> Who were some of the artists you listened to growing up?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> I listened to a lot of John Mayer and Jack Johnson because that’s what my parents had on: My style is kind of soulful pop—a lot of slow ballad-y songs and some up-tempo stuff as well. And this has nothing to do with my style, but I listen to Nickel Creek a lot; I think they’re just so cool.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> Out of all the songs you’ve written, which one would you say is your most personal?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> I actually wrote a song recently called “Too Much.” We haven’t released it yet but it’s my most personal one so far. It’s about a relationship—not necessarily a boy-girl relationship, but a friendship gone wrong that’s hard to deal with.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> I like that; how your subjects aren’t conventionally pop, but they’re just about life.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> Yeah, that’s what I’m trying to do. A lot of the songs I’ve written in the past have been about relationships…and not all of them were </span><span style=""><em>real </em></span><span style="">(she laughs), but as I’m growing up and experiencing more things, I’m trying to expand my material.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> People here were really proud of you and your fellow </span><span style=""><em>Idol </em></span><span style="">contestant Kenzie Hall for representing Utah. How important do you feel it is that there’s exposure given to our local artists?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> I think Utah has just as much to offer as anywhere else. There are so many talented people based out of Utah. People think it’s a strange place; a lot of people I’ve met during the</span><span style=""><em> Idol</em></span><span style=""> experience have never actually been [here]. </span><span style="">The exposure that our towns give off is incredibly important. In Park City, where I live, they formed a little bubble. My friend went around town and put up posters telling people to watch the show and vote for me. Everyone rallied for me.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> Were you intimidated, or did you have reservations about trying out on such a big, commercial stage?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> I kind of psyched myself out before it happened, like, </span><span style=""><em>‘Oh my god, JLo; Harry (Connick, Jr.); Keith (Urban)… </em></span><span style="">But once I was standing in front of them, all my nerves went away. I was like, ‘They’re just people, doing their job, and giving us their wisdom.’</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> Any collaborations you’d be interested in doing in the future?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> I’ve talked to Kenzie about doing some stuff together so that’s always a possibility. And I </span><span style=""><em>love</em></span><span style=""> John Mayer, so that’d be a really fun one. He’s amazing.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> What’s your favorite John Mayer song?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> Either “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” or “I Don’t Trust Myself.”</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> “Slow Dancing” is amazing. Tragic yet beautiful. He paints the most vivid pictures.</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> Exactly! See, that’s what I mean! You know what I’m talking about!</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>CC:</strong></span><span style=""> For sure! So, ultimately, where would you like to see your career go?</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>AW:</strong></span><span style=""> I’d like to one day go on tour, have a bunch of albums out, and have a big following of people that really like my music. The most important thing for me is that no matter where I end up, my music makes an impact. I just want people to be able to honestly relate to my music. </span></p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 18 Aug 2014 11:15:18 +0000 The Hive