Jeremy Pugh

Jeremy Pugh is Salt Lake magazine's Editor. He covers culture, history, theater, the outdoors and whatever else we ask him to. Jeremy is also the author of the book "100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die" and the co-author of the history, culture and urban legend guidebook "Secret Salt Lake" (Spring 2021, Reedy Press).
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Utah Field Guide: The Grid System

Nine days (nine days!) after the Latter-day Saint pioneers’ entry into the Salt Lake Valley—which, if you’re counting, was August 2, 1847—the Saints had a street system mapped out. The streets-to-be would...

Satire: Dear Future Landlord

Dear Future Landlord (we hope, fingers crossed!), Just writing a personal note about my recent application to rent the apartment you have available. It would be perfect for me and my boyfriend! We’re...

Foraging Around: The Lakehouse at Deer Creek

For 36 years, the Wagstaff Family has owned the concession on the edge of the reservoir at Deer Creek State Park. The mom and pop of this mom and pop, Doug and...

The Afterlife Answering Machine

Local tall guy and radio legend Bad Brad Wheeler set up a heavenly dedication line on KUAA, a local SLC station, for the late-great Mary Brown Malouf our legendary editor and all-around...

Discover the Mexican Menu del Mar at El Meño’s

Utahns have a complicated relationship with Mexican food, in that generally, we don’t like actual Mexican food. Instead, confused by early school lunch encounters with gloppy, cheese-laden tortillas and the prevalence of...

The Gospel of Sister Dottie S. Dixon

Last spring Salt Lake City lost our Sister Dottie. Actor Charles Lynn Frost passed away on May 19 at age 67 from colon cancer. Sister Dottie S. Dixon, the creation of Frost...

Park City Song Summit Cancelled

What a bummer. The Park City Song Summit announced this week that in the interest of safety this year’s event is not going to happen. This, after we devoted two whole tantalizing...

Editor’s Letter: Utah Curious?

You may have noticed there’s a lot of newcomers in town. You may even be one of those newcomers. If so, you probably have some questions about your new home state. We...

Jeremy Pugh

Jeremy Pugh is Salt Lake magazine's Editor. He covers culture, history, theater, the outdoors and whatever else we ask him to. Jeremy is also the author of the book "100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die" and the co-author of the history, culture and urban legend guidebook "Secret Salt Lake" (Spring 2021, Reedy Press).