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Around the SL,UT July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

Wizards, llamas, rastafarians, and goths. This is what’s in store for you this week.

This weekend is Reggae Fest at Ogden Ampitheater. Featuring local and touring bands like The Dirty Heads, The Supervillains, The Codi Jordan Band, Sober Down, and many more for two days of relaxing in the sun. Tickets are $15 per day, or $25 for a 2-day ticket. Shows are Saturday and Sunday from 1-9pm.

Incidentally, it’s Llama Fest Saturday, July 16. Head down to Spanish Fork for llama relays, music, petting, and food. It’s $3 for adults, $1 for kids. (311 west 8500 south Spanish Fork. Take I-15 exit 257).

The newest and last Harry Potter movie is now in theaters, and Geeks Who Drink will be hosting the party that the grown up wizard fans have been craving. The Geeky Cauldron: A Harry Potter Quiz is Thursday, July 21. It’s a special cash-prize quiz, so bring $5 cash per player to enter, and know your magic. Spread the word, as the more people who come, make for bigger prizes. RSVP on Facebook, Yelp, or more info on GeeksWhoDrink.com.

Were you a goth in High School? Was Confetti your club of choice? Well it’s time for a reunion Saturday night at Area 51. Club Confetti Summer Reunion is on from 9pm-2am with DJ Evil K. (July 16)

Kick back, relax, do what you’re meant to this Sunday and sip a bloody mary on the great patio of The Garage, while listening to the tunes spun by DJ Jesse Walker & friends from noon-6pm. If you haven’t been, The Garage has an incredible atmosphere, and very comfortable setting to drink a day away. It’s located at 1199 North Beck Street. It’s just a couple minutes north of downtown.

Don’t forget about the classic movies each weekend at Tower Theatre. This weekend is The Godfather part II.

Get out and enjoy life. There’s always something worth doing, so get in the habit. Coming soon to WWJDinSLC, the local dining guide! So keep an eye here, tell your friends, and learn more about our community.

Must hear music:

Friday –  Black Francis (aka Frank Black) at The State Room 9pm $20 
Saturday –  Bluegrass: Chuck Mead, Ugly Valley Boys at The State Room 9pm $14 
Sunday – Utah Reggae Festival at Ogden Ampitheater 1-9pm $15
Monday – Pop/rock: Anarbor, Valencia, Conditions at Kilby Court 6pm $10 
Tuesday – Blitzen Trapper, Ages & Ages at Urban Lounge 9pm $15 
Wednesday – Rebirth Brass Band at The State Room 8pm $20 
Thursday – Finn Riggins, Michael Gross & The Statuettes, Diamond Sisters, The 321s at Bar Deluxe 9pm $5 
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The Wild Grape

July 11, 2011

Though a casual setting, make no mistake that the food here is comparable to many 5-star restaurants. So don’t expect giant dishes covered in mediocre food, expect great tastes made with fresh, local ingredients. This new-American menu has choices from sandwiches to seafood, lamb to steak, and everything between. Great for business lunch, date night, or just enjoying great food.

Atmosphere: Business casual, great shaded patio.

Price: Breakfast & Lunch $8-12. Dinner $10-25.

Drinks: full bar menu, & plenty of exclusive concoctions

What you need to know: Reservations suggested on the weekends. Live jazz Saturday night.

Location: 481 east South Temple

Hours: Tue-Thu 8am-9:30pm. Fri 8-10:30. Sat 9-10:30. Sun 9-9:30.

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Left Fork Grill

July 11, 2011

“Where cafe meets gourmet” may seem like a cheesy marketing gimmick, until you realize that it’s a perfect description for this quaint diner. Read the descriptions on the menu and you’ll see things are a little different here than your average diner. Taste the food and you’re a fan for life. The meatloaf sandwich proves the old saying that “you need to try mine” is true. Simple food made incredible, from omelettes to prime rib. Then there’s the pie, which sells out every day. Arrive for lunch and watch the pie choices begin to disappear. Great spot for the casual meal.

Atmosphere: Casual diner, right out of the movies. Even the servers fit the stereotype for the perfect diner.

Price: $7-10 per dish

Drinks: Beer and wine

What you need to know: Can be busy, but rarely a wait. Arrive early for pie, and if you want to take one home you need to order the day before.

Location: 68 west 3900 south (take TRAX, it’s right next to the station)

Hours: Mon-Tue 6am-3pm. Wed-Sat 6am-8pm. Sun 7am-3pm.

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