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RICKLE’S – A UTAH FOOD TRUCK PIONEER

DEDE SLC is proud to partner with The Food Truck League to share the stories behind your favorite local food trucks. Throughout my interview with Jan and Rick Shurrman of Rickle’s food truck, the couple compared themselves to TV families from the past. Examples include the Bradys, a comparison to their combined families, and the Griswolds, an explanation of the organized chaos of their hectic schedules. I realize modern TV doesn’t offer a comparison, however, many of their stories would fit…

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In State Outdoors Travel

Under Canvas Moab

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Didn’t Edward Abbey say, “everything in the desert will bite you, prick you, or sting you”? Our stay at Under Canvas Moab marked Andrew’s 30th birthday. It also marked the second time I willing signed a release form for a recreational activity. The first was here. With lush bedding, wonderful service, and breakfast burritos, it is easy to forget that you are in an unforgiving landscape. Yet, Under Canvas Moab offers a balance; a way to experience a unique sort of luxury while…

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City Guide Outdoors

Red Butte – Water Conservation Garden

Red Butte Conservation Garden

After nearly a decade of planning, Red Butte’s Water Conservation Garden opened to the public last May. And as with all things done well, it is hard to remember – or even picture – the space without it. Utilizing the slope above the Fragrance Garden, the new expansion adds three more acres and provides two unique views; the first is the garden itself and the second is of the city and valley below. A vantage point of this quality will…

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DEDE Occasion Wedding

Four tips for selecting a wedding photographer

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Today marks one year for us. Since I am sentimental ALL of the time, this current influx of big feelings is mostly under control. In a way, I have been training for this all year. Every few weeks(ish), I thumb through our book of wedding photos. Then I look through all of the prints. Then I pull up the file on my computer where all 700 of the images live. I do this because I love reliving our favorite day…

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City Guide eat TOP PICK

AMOUR CAFE

Amour Cafe Salt Lake

Amour Café is the newest endeavor for Salt Lake’s leading renaissance pair, Casee and John Francis. Just five years after the couple launched their award-winning jam, Amour Spreads, they turned their Liberty Park area industrial kitchen into an inspired cafe. The only thing curated more carefully than the cafe’s delicate decor are its ingredients. The Francis’ believe in sourcing their fruit locally first – Mother Nature permitting. Their large local community is their main source for ingredients. From sustainable family farms to rogue batches of backyard quince…

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City Guide History In State Travel

GOLDEN SPIKE AND THE CHINESE ARCH

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When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads met almost 150 years ago, newspapers across the country reported that the final spike was driven into the ground at Promontory Point, Utah. They were only half right. Actually, the forming of the first transcontinental railroad took place some 30 miles north at Promontory Summit, Utah. This mistake is still repeated in textbooks, films, and Goolge searches. With the incorrect location in our GPS, we arrived at our destination half an hour…

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