Saturday, September 26, 2020

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Garage Under Fire


The Garage, probably SLC’s most enchanting bar, with its outside venue romantically lit by refinery glow, is in a fight for its life.

It has to do, as a matter of fact, with that Tesoro Refinery that provides the scenic post-industrial backdrop to your cornhole tournaments.

We heard this Monday from owner Bob McCarthy about Tesoro’s attempts to buy the land the bar occupies and force out the roadhouse:

“Tesoro made a generous offer to our landlord and she did not accept so Tesoro has reclaimed their land and taken our parking away.”

With only 11 parking places on Garage property to offer patrons, McCarthy is working with the city and state to find more space, including designating parallel parking on Beck Avenue or maybe renting the parking lot at the abandoned Warm Springs children’s museum–then shuttling patrons three-quarters of a mile to the Garage.


That the Garage barely survived a three-alarm fire four years only makes it more beloved to us.

“Make no mistake—we are open for business and The Garage will survive!” says McCarthy. “If you can’t burn me out, a little parking dilemma shouldn’t be much to overcome.”

Big Oil’s threat to nightlife as we know it—along with fine spring weather—makes it the perfect time to grab a beer, some Road Kill Chicken and a dose of live music at The Garage.

Ride your bike.

Last night’s vigil for Breonna Taylor. ...

Deep breath in. Deep breath out.
Have a peaceful Tuesday evening ☮️

Everyone could use a breath of fresh air! 🌞⁠

Be sure to follow social distancing rules on the tails. 🌲 Check the link in bio to read our convo with the Executive director of the @mtntrailspc foundation, Charlie Sturgis, about being part of the covid-19 solution. ⁠

Be gentle with one another, Salt Lake ❤️

Our September-October issue is on stands now! ⁠

Salt Lake magazine has traditionally devoted its September-October issue to travel, describing trips to destinations all over the world. This year, confined by COVID, we’re looking closer to home. ❤️⁠

Stay well and be sure to pick up our latest issue or subscribe to our magazine through the link in bio!


Happy Monday 🏞
Who else is dreaming of the weekend? 😴

“The power of the people is always stronger than the people in power." - Angela Johnson⁠

Check the link in bio to read our Q & A with protest organizers. ⁠

Photo credit: Max Smith @phhhhhhhhhhhotos⁠

It's getting HOT in here! 🌞 Check out our list of the best swimming spots in Utah to cool down at! Link in bio. ⁠

Have a safe and responsible weekend, Utah! Oh and P.S. Wear a mask ❤️⁠

📸: Photo courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism⁠

Something fishy is happening on the eastern edge of the Jordanelle Reservoir... ⁠

A municipality is attempting to annex unincorporated land across a county line without that county’s approval. If this sounds like madness, that’s because it is. Read the full story though the link in bio. ⁠

📸 Photo courtesy of: Utah Office of Tourism

Summertime slush! Soft cold slurpy sweet treats- the classic seasonal delight. 🍧⁠

Here’s where to get the best and how to make them yourself, check the link in bio! 🍭

We're a little red rock crazy this weekend if you couldn't tell. (But how could we not be!)⁠

🏜️ Check out 3 pup friendly hikes in our beautiful Moab 🐶 Link in bio! Happy Hiking! ⁠

📸: Utah Office of Tourism