Archive for April, 2011

Around the SL,UT April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

There is just too much excitement and buzz happening around SLC this weekend and coming week. We’ve got food trucks from around the country, the big library book sale, open screen for local filmmakers, and so much more. Check it out, and pass this around. Your friends will think you’re some sort of omnipresent deity with this much knowledge of things to do.

The library is having their spring sale, which means you can clean up and stock your bookshelves. It’s time for the Friends of the library book sale, Saturday-Tuesday at the main downtown library. Saturday 7am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm, Monday & Tuesday 9am-9pm.

Food network is rolling into town Saturday with the Great Food Truck Race. Several food trucks have been traveling across the nation, and this weekend they will be set up here, serving up their great food for you. Check out Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese at Coffee Connection this Sunday from 11am-7pm. Cafe Con Leche will be outside Frida Bistro, follow updates on Frida’s twitter feed. Our very own Chow Truck will also be involved, and helping to host the other participants, keep an eye on their updates. The details of this event will unroll throughout the weekend, so keep an eye on those links, as well as my Twitter and Facebook updates for more info.

Tuesday night, Geeks Who Drink is hosting another Quiz For a Cause at A Bar Named Sue to support Cakewalk vegan bakery. Kelly Green (owner of Cakewalk) has been the victim of multiple burglaries, and needs some help. There will be prizes from Cakewalk and other local businesses, minimum $5 donation per player requested.  Quiz begins at 8pm, arrive early.

KRCL’s night out is this Wednesday, May 4 at Gracie’s. It’s an after-work event from 5:30-7:30pm, to unwind, enjoy snacks and drinks, and meet new people. Join them for this fun & mellow experience.

Salt Lake Film Society is hosting their first Open Screen Night of 2011, at the Tower on Wed, May 4th at 9pm. Submit your short film on dvd to the Tower Theatre at 6:00pm that night, to be shown on the big screen at 9:00pm. All films are eligible for entry and will be picked by random. Submission is $5.00, admission is FREE. This is your chance to have your work seen by an audience on the big screen! Critic’s, SLFS, and audience picks will all appear in December’s year-end “Best Of” festival.

Coming up on May 9th, Focused Tasting of fine meats and beer with Christiano Cremineli from Cremineli Fine Meats, and David Cole of Epic Brewing at Caputo’s. Space is limited, and this will sell out soon. Call 801-531-8669 to reserve your spot. $25 for the tasting, $15 for beer, worth every cent.

Must hear music:

Friday The Boomsticks, The Elephant Riders and I-Eclipse at The Woodshed 9pm $5
Saturday – Blackhounds, Reviver, Dirty Blonde at Kilby Court 7pm $10
Sunday – Christina Perri, Cameron Rafati at Avalon Theatre 7pm $13
Monday – The Felice Brothers, You Are Plural at Urban Lounge 9pm $13
Tuesday – Mogwai at Avalon Theatre 7pm $18
Wednesday – The Head & The Heart at Kilby Court 7pm $10
Thursday – The Strangerz at The Hotel 9pm $5

Drinks:

Friday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Saturday – $6 pitchers at Canyon Inn (3700e 7000s)
Sunday – $3 best bloody mary in town at Lucky 13 (135w 1300s)
Monday – $3.50 mini pitchers cocktails at Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Tuesday – $2 & $3 steins, $4 Jager bombs at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Wednesday – $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
Thursday – $3 wells, $2 PBRs at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont Ave)

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Around the SL,UT April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

Happy Good Friday! Unlike the historical day, this is a good day, because I’m in Salt Lake City and there is always something fun and affordable to do. Here’s a taste of the great events happening around SLC this week.

Saturday, head to The Red Door for a cool 80s Pop-Art Party. Put on your pegged pants and band buttons, it’s time to celebrate! The incredible Daniel Day Trio will be performing. Cover is only $4, the party is from 9pm – 1am.

For laughs, head to Mo’s Neighborhood Grill to see David Ackerman. He’s one of comedy’s rising stars, and you can see him with locals Christopher Stephenson and Troy Taylor for only $5 at the door. Show starts at 9pm.

Easter Sunday isn’t just for the kids, head to The Garage for a Easter party with great brunch food, drinks, and music. It’s Mr. Jesse Walker’s Easter Funday ‘BUNNY HOP’ from 11am-5pm. Chef Joe DiMeo is up to some great tastes at this new SLC hotspot, at 1199 North Beck Street. Huge patio, and very cozy atmosphere. No cover charge.

Two great free movies this week at Brewvies. Monday is The Big Lebowski at 9:30pm, and Wednesday it’s The Goonies at 8pm. Come out to enjoy great food, drinks, and support Utah’s only cinema pub. Arrive early, as seating is limited. You should spend the evening here anyways, as they have a great atmosphere for dining, and pool tables to enjoy before and after the film.

The Utah AIDS Foundation has teamed up with Geeks Who Drink to host a Quiz for a Cause. It’s a laid-back, fun & humorous pub quiz for prizes. Including, a big cash prize for the winning team. We’ll have prizes from Wasatch Roller Derby, Yelp, and more. Up to 6 people per team, only a $5 donation per player to qualify for the big cash prize. It’s all random, pop-culture, music, and entertainment questions, so don’t worry about being “geek” enough to win. It’s a great time, a great cause, and great drink specials like $3 wells, $2 PBR tallboys, and more. Thursday, April 28 at 8pm. Arrive early for best tables.

Must hear music:

Friday – Bowie cover band, The Spiders From Mars with The Future of the Ghost, David Williams at Urban Lounge 9pm $5
Saturday – Indie/alternative: The Suicycles at The Woodshed 9pm $5
Sunday – Alternative: The Builders & The Butchers, Damion Suomi & the Minor Prophets at Urban Lounge 9pm $8
Monday – Metal: Trapped Under Ice at In The Venue 7pm $10-12
Tuesday – Singer/songwriter: John Vanderslice at Kilby Court 7pm $12
Wednesday – HoneyHoney at The State Room 8pm $15
Thursday – Daniel G. Harmann & The Trouble Starts, Holy Water Buffalo, Spiral Violet, Elevator Anonymous at Club Vegas 8pm $5

Drinks:

Friday – $2.50 domestic pints at The Green Pig (31w 400s)
Saturday – $6 pitchers at Canyon Inn (3700e 7000s)
Sunday – $3 best bloody mary in town at Lucky 13 (135w 1300s)
Monday – $3.50 mini pitchers cocktails at Graffiti Lounge (342s State)
Tuesday – $2 & $3 steins, $4 Jager bombs at Johnny’s On Second (165e 200s)
Wednesday – $2 cocktails at Cheers to You (315s Main)
Thursday – $3 wells, $2 PBRs at Lumpy’s Downtown (145w Pierpont Ave)

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Dining Diversity – Fine dining, fixed price

April 18, 2011

Salt Lake has become a place with expanding diversity. One of our greatest developments of the past few years has been the dining scene. We have so many great places to eat, there’s no excuse to eat at those TGI’s, olive groves, and other awful chain restaurants with over-priced fattening frozen dinners. To help you discover new places to enjoy, Dining Diversity was created by several independent restaurant.

From April 18-May 1, these fine restaurants have prepared special menus for you to get a great meals at a special fixed price. Lunch options for $10, and dinner options for $15 & $30. Come try something new, and then brag to your friends how much better your gourmet meal was than their platter of chicken fingers.

Caffe Molise
55 west 100 south
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2pm
Sun-Thu 4-9pm
Fri-Sat 4-10pm
Caffe Niche
779 East 300 South
8am-9pm (closed Monday)
Stoneground
249 East 400 South
Mon - Wed 11am-10pm
Thu - Sat 11am-11pm
Sun 5 - 9pm
Carvers
10720 Holiday Park Drive
Mon-Sat 5-10pm
Sun 4-8pm
Citris Grill
2991 East 3300 South
Sun-Tue 8am-9pm
Wed-Sat 8am-10pm
Tin Angel Cafe
365 west 400 south
Monday - Saturday 11am - 3pm
5pm-10pm
Faustina
454 East 300 South
Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm
Mon - Thu 4 - 9pm
Friday - Sat 4 - 10pm; Sun 5 - 9pm
Frida Bistro
545 West 700 South
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm
Fri 11am-10:30pm
Sat 5-10pm
Trio Downtown
680 south 900 east
Mon - Thu 11am - 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 11am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 9pm
Log Haven
6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Rd
Dinner nightly from 5:30pm
Lugano
3364 south 2300 east
Mon-Sat 5-10pm
Sun 5-9pm
The Wild Grape
481 east South Temple
11am-10pm (closed Monday)
Sat & Sun brunch at 9am
Mazza
912 East 900 South
Lunch 11am-3pm
Dinner 5-10pm (closed Sunday)
MeditrinaMon - Fri 11:30am - 3pm
Mon - Thu 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri & Sat 5:30 - 10pm
Yamasaki
6055 south 900 east
Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30-9pm
Sat 11:30am-2pm
Metropolitan
173 west 300 south
Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2:00pm
Mon - Sat 5:30pm-10pm
Oasis Cafe
151 South 500 East
Sun-Thu 8am-9pm
Fri-Satu 8am-10pm
Sego Lilly Cafe
305 north Main Street, Bountiful
Mon - Fri 11:30am - 2pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 - 9pm,
Fri & Sat 5:30 - 10pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm
Pago
878 south 900 east
Tues-Sun 11am-3pm; 5-9pm
Fri & Sat open until 10pm
Sage's Cafe
473 east 300 south
Mon-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm; 5-10pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 10pm