2021 November-December

Each year, Salt Lake magazine asks some of Utah’s best bartenders to use local spirits and ingredients and hit us with their best shot (or shots). Rising to the challenge, 12 bartenders present their entries into the 2021 Cocktail Contest in the latest issue of Salt Lake magazine. Now from Nov. 1–30, we are inviting you to support their local bars and try their cocktail creations (or mix them up yourself at home).

Of course, cocktails aren’t the only competition in the November/December issue of Salt Lake. In our 2021 Travel Series, Arizona draws a younger, hip generation of visitors with its natural wonders and rich art history, fueled by two rivalling legendary architects: Frank Lloyd Wright and Paolo Soleri. Two schools of architecture competing in Scottsdale, Arizona might be an unexpected sight, but it’s just the tip of the (very proverbial) iceberg. Hop in the car, turn on the AC, and see what a road trip to Arizona has to offer. Speaking of strange sights, the Uintah Basin is home to hundreds of documented UFO sightings and other unexplained phenomena. The latest attempt to solve this real-life “X-File” is now the subject of a TV docu-series on HISTORY. The man behind what he calls “the greatest science project of our time” reveals what made him a true believer. 

Also in the issue, Park City Life explores potentially deadly backcountry, how Park City is haunted by its mining past, and new dining options for every possible palate. The Hive has guides to making the most of the early ski season and becoming a coffee connoisseur. On the Table introduces the new chef at Deer Creek’s Lakehouse, bringing a focus to foraging, and Bar Fly features SLC’s first sake brewer, the woman-led Tsuki Sake.