2024 May-June

The lastest issue of Salt Lake magazine asks, “What’s all this racket?” Utah is the top state for pickleball, but not everyone is loving the growing dominance of the sport. It may come as no surprise that there is some beef between tennis and pickleball players. Salt Lake talks to people on both side of the line to get to the heart of the grudge match.

Salt Lake also asks, what does it take to ditch your car and still get to all of the places you need (and want) to go? We propose that discovering alternate ways of getting around, by train, bike and trail, will not limit your life but expand it. Sweet Streets SLC shows us a better way to get around. And, as the weather warms, explore the beauty of the Wasatch Front with our guide to after-work hikes that make the most of longer days.   

Also featured in the May/June issue,125 years ago, in Scofield, Utah, a coal mine exploded, killing hundreds of men and boys. Salt Lake remembers them with a recount of what caused one of the worst mining disasters in the U.S. For more Utah history, turn to Park City Life. If you have been to Park City, you have probably driven by it: a large white barn commonly adorned with an American flag. But have you ever asked, what’s the story behind the McPolin Barn?

In On the Table, food editor Lydia Martinez shines a spotlight on Utah’s James Beard honorees and the most important meal of the day with a tour of the best breakfast-only restaurants. In Bar Fly, nightlife editor Avrey Evans has where to find classy pop-up listening parties and speakeasies that will transport you back in time.