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Utah Food Trucks / The Food Truck League

Like big, fuzzy bears, I imagine the food trucks in SLC spend their winters nestled away, safe and warm. And at about the same time as jort skiers and Red Butte blooms emerge each spring, so do our nomadic foodie friends. To keep the public informed, the Food Truck League of Salt Lake City recently developed a tracking app. Users can search by truck, location, and time to find their favorites or learn about a league event. It’s pretty slick.…

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The Salt Lake Tribune recently released over 17,000 photos from its archives. The collection, which was scanned one negative at a time, took over a year to digitize. Photos range from the 1930s through the 1960s and highlight people and events throughout the state. From Westminster’s May Day Queen (who was everything) to crime scenes and car accidents, all photos are available for download and free for non-commercial use. You can view the photos on the state history website. I’ve skimmed…

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Out of State Travel

Puerto Vallarta

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It was March last year (it’s taken me this long to edit the photos), and I don’t think I appreciated the vividness of PV until I returned to SLC in its final pale month of winter. Traveling with Andrew’s family for a reunion, we stayed at the Amber Resort – my first all-inclusive. Much like my eyes, my stomach quickly adjusted and by the third day, I was eating cheeseburgers as a pre-dinner snack and drinking daiquiris to stay hydrated. This was…

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Equality Utah – Allies Dinner

Allies Dinner

A “Fan-fucking-tastic” crowd (as described by the Ms. Steinem) gathered at the Salt Palace for Equality Utah’s annual Allies Dinner. Combining the LGBTQ community with their supporters, the event once again sold out. In its 15th year, the event marked a major development – Equality Utah filed a lawsuit against the state’s “No Promo Homo” (or, more officially, Anti-Gay Curriculum) laws. As it stands, public schools are forbidden to discuss anything that could be interpreted as a positive portrayal or support…

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Outdoors Partake

Snowbird Oktoberfest

With last year’s collector steins at the ready, locals make the winding drive up Little Cottonwood just as the canyon fades to orange. Founded in the 1970s, Snowbird’s Oktoberfest is one of Utah’s most popular festivals. It received extra attention in 2014 when it almost went dry due to tightening of state liquor licenses. Despite some resistance, the festival continues to grow and was named one of the “10 Best Oktoberfest Celebrations in America” by Men’s Journal that same year.…

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Summer in Salt Lake – 2016

A list of the top festivities this summer throughout Utah. FOOD Downtown Farmer’s Market Food Truck Thursday – Gallivan Park City Food and Wine Classic Sugar House Farmer’s Market FAIRS AND FESTIVALS Craft Lake City Greek Festival Kimball Arts Festival – Park City Park Silly Sunday Market Utah Arts Festival Utah Beer Festival Utah State Fair MUSIC Deer Valley Music Festival Red Butte Concert Series  Salt Lake Jazz Festival Twilight Concert Series ENTERTAINMENT  Salt Lake Gallery Stroll Sundance Institute Summer…

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Out of State Outdoors Travel

Big Sur

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In town to cheer on a friend racing in the Big Sur marathon (while I ate my weight in buffalo wings and hung out with Smokey the Bear in the spectator’s tent), we made a long weekend of the event and spent a few extra days bumming around Monterey, Carmel, and the best stretch of highway in the country. Travel tips: While we got a great deal on the flights, hotel rates in Carmel are high. If you’re flying into the…

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City Guide eat Outdoors Travel

The Summit Restaurant – Snowbird Resort

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The 1969 trailer for “Of Her Majesties Secret Service” touts not a new, but a “different Bond” as it was the first time Sean Connery did not play the role. Instead, George Lazenby stars in his only 007 film. This is significant because, until that point, Bond had never been on a pair of skis due to Connery’s adversity to the sport. In the flick, Bond leaves sunny Portugal upon learning of the villain’s hideout. The next scene swiftly finds him at…

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