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Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

Man-cation It’s a “Man Thing”

When the Revolution Came to Utah Amazing Film History

St. George A Little Piece of Heaven

Spring Skiing

Enjoy the Warm Weather Skiing on Utah’s Slopes!



Dining, Shopping,

Events & More!


When you come to Utah, be sure to visit

TEMPLE SQUARE in the heart of Salt Lake City

Tours are available in more than 30 languages

Many venues to choose from, and all are free


Your tour group can:


to the glorious music of the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, rehearsing and performing in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. They also perform in the 21,000-seat Conference Center. See for details.


Mark Cannon, © 1989 IRI

your roots in the FamilySearch Center, where helpful volunteers can assist in retrieving family history information from the world’s largest repository of genealogical records.


through two upscale visitors’ centers that include the Christus statue by Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. Visit the interactive map of ancient Jerusalem (kids love it!) and much more.

Step into the past,

where the story of family life of yesteryear will unfold room by room in the Beehive House, the seat of government in early Utah.

For information on these and many other fascinating venues on Temple Square, go to,, or call 1-800-537-9703. © IRI. PD50020206



contents Spring 2011

on the cover Enjoy Spring... Utah style! From blooms to slopes, you can find it all in Salt Lake and surrounding areas.

features 8

Ski Utah Resort Map

A snapshot of all of the Utah ski resorts. Complete with directions.

18 Ski Into Spring

Put on your skis and take off your coat. Utah ski resorts offer great skiing all season long. Don’t forget your sunscreen.

27 Chef’s Secrets

Step into the kitchen of award-winning Tuscany Restaurant with Executive Chef Adam Vickers as he shares his secret recipe for amazing sea bass.

38 When the Revolution Came to Utah

Go back in time as you read about the rich movie-making history that lies in Utah. See what enticed movie makers to choose Utah for their backdrop.

48 St. George

Located in Southwest Utah, St. George offers something for everyone. Here you can enjoy year-round golfing and outdoor sports while taking in some breathtaking scenery. See what St. George has for you.

66 Man-cation

Meet your buddies in Salt Lake for a guys weekend filled with skiing, golfing, sporting events, clubbing and much more. It’s the new “man thing.”

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Kids Page

10 Fun Things to Do in Utah

58 Downtown Salt Lake Pub Map 60 Clubs for 21 and Over

52 Kid Fun

Dining 20 Something Delicious Shopping

Maps 16 Salt Lake Valley 36 Utah Valley

40 Find Something Unique

Salt Lake, Provo & Park City – Spring 2011 Editorial Publisher.................... Thomas Media, LLC Copy Editor................. Michelle Rhodes Contributing Writers.... Bob Groves, Lorie Lee, James D’Arc, Rene Lord Creative Director......... Patrick Patno

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GETAWAY MAGAZINE is published four times a year: December-February, March-May, June-August and September-November, by Thomas Media, LLC, P.O. Box 58768, Salt Lake City, UT 84158. ©2010-2011 Thomas Media LLC. No part of this periodical may be reproduced or duplicated without the express written permission of Thomas Media. SUBSCRIPTIONS: Annual subscription rate is $16. All payments in U.S. funds only. For subscription information, please contact us at or send mailing address and a check for $16 to Getaway Subscriptions, Thomas Media LLC, P.O. Box 58768, Salt Lake City, UT 84158. For editorial or advertising information please contact us at

Welcome to

Utah Home of

The Greatest Snow on Earth®!


ith a state as diverse in activities as it is in topography, the hardest decision a visitor to Utah often has to make is where to begin. At least you’ve checked off step number’re here! While some say I might just be a little biased (true), I’m here to tell you that Utah’s winter months all begin and end with the SNOW—500 annual average inches of the lightest, fluffiest, most powder-perfect snowflakes on the planet. They don’t call it The Greatest Snow on Earth® for nothing! Not only are Utah resorts covered with Mother Nature’s equivalent of 800 thread-count bed sheets, but they are the most accessible in the world. Eleven of Utah’s 14 ski areas are less than an hour from the airport and downtown Salt Lake City—four of those 11 are even serviced by Salt Lake City’s metro bus routes. Ease of access just doesn’t get any more convenient.

If you think my gushing over Utah skiing is a case of homegrown bias, just ask the 40,000 skiers who participated in the 2011 SKI magazine reader survey. Utah resorts ranked in the top spot in 10 of the 18 categories surveyed, including Deer Valley Resort landing the overall number one spot for an unprecedented four years in a row. After exploring Utah’s slopes, be sure to save a little energy as five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, six national forests and more than 40 state parks are waiting for your next adventure. Outdoor recreation not your thing? NBA basketball, symphony, live music, galleries, shopping, spas and a vast array of other activities abound...all in Utah. For more information on all of Utah’s incredible wintertime activities including the latest snowfall stats, lodging options, details about your favorite ski

resort and more, check out For a broader perspective of what’s available outside of our mountain playgrounds, Getaway Magazine has you covered. From snowcapped peaks to red rock vistas—Utah’s got something unforgettable waiting for you. Now you’re here, get after it!

Nathan Rafferty President & CEO Ski Utah/Utah Ski & Snowboard Association



11 Resorts less than an hour from Salt Lake City International Airport

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ALTA Soldier Hollow XC


Alta XC


Homestead XC


Solitude XC




White Pine XC


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ALTA SKI AREA 888-258-2716 / 801-359-1078

BRIGHTON RESORT 800-873-5512 / 801-532-4731

EAGLE POINT 435-554-8887

BEAVER MOUNTAIN 866-703-1483 / 435-753-0921

THE CANYONS RESORT 866-604-4169 / 435-649-5400

PARK CITY MOUNTAIN RESORT 800-385-4301 / 435-649-8111

BRIAN HEAD RESORT 866-930-1010 / 435-677-2035

DEER VALLEY RESORT 800-424-3337 / 435-649-1000





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SNOWBASIN 888-437-5488 / 801-620-1000

SUNDANCE 877-856-2176 / 801-225-4107

SNOWBIRD SKI AND SUMMER RESORT 800-385-2002 / 801-947-8220

WOLF MOUNTAIN 801-745-3511

SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT 800-748-4754 / 801-534-1400

SKI UTAH 800-754-8824 / 801-534-1779



Provo Canyon: Sundance is one hour from the airport (55 miles), 30 minutes from Park City and 55 minutes from the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts. Little Cottonwood Canyon: Boundarysharing Snowbird and Alta are a 45-minute drive from the airport (29 and 32 miles respectively), approximately 50 minutes from Park City and 75 minutes from Snowbasin. Big Cottonwood Canyon: Getting to Solitude from the airport takes only 45 minutes (33 miles); an extra five minutes brings you to Brighton (35 miles). And, these resorts are 40 minutes from Alta and Snowbird, and 50 minutes from the Park City resorts. Parley’s Canyon (I-80): The Canyons Resort (32 miles) is located 30 minutes east of Salt Lake City in the town of Park City. Park City Mountain Resort (36 miles) is located five minutes beyond The Canyons Resort, in the heart of Park City. And Deer Valley (38 miles) is one mile from historic Main Street. Park City to Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts is 50 minutes. To access Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Wolf Mountain, take I-80 E to I-84 W. Exit at Peterson Mountain Green and follow Trapper’s Loop Road. Travel time is 50-60 minutes. Weber Canyon (I-84): From the airport, Snowbasin (45 miles) is approx. 50 minutes, Wolf Mountain and Powder Mountain take about an hour (51 and 55 miles respectively). Driving time to the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon resorts from Ogden Valley is approx. 75 minutes. To access the Park City resorts (50-60 mins) take Trappers Loop Road to I-84 E exiting onto I-80 W. Ogden Canyon: From downtown Ogden, Snowbasin is a 25 minute drive, Wolf Mountain 30 minutes and Powder Mountain 35 minutes. Sardine/Logan Canyons: Beaver Mountain (114 miles) takes approximately two hours to reach from the airport and is 90 minutes from Ogden.


ACTIVITIES in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City


ou’ll never have trouble finding fun things to do in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City. In 1853, Social Hall in downtown Salt Lake became the first actual theater west of the Missouri River. In our family-friendly communities, activities include theater and dance, live sports, family fun centers and much more. All this and the most beautiful mountains in the world to hike, snowboard or ski. If you can’t find something fun to do, you’re not trying.

Classic Fun Center Attraction

Classic Fun Center offers Roller Skating, the Bounce Zone, 3-D Laser Tag, The Jungle climbing structure and a game arcade—Classic Fun Center in Sandy is AWESOME! Everything your kids want to do, rain or shine, is all here in one easy to find Salt Lake Valley location. Party rentals are also available. Frequent price specials, call for details. Mon–Thurs: 10:00am-9:00pm; Fri: 10:00am-10:00pm; Sat: 12:00pm-10:00pm 9151 South 255 West, Sandy 801-561-1791


Hale Centre Theater- Orem Arts & Culture

Visit one of the West’s favorite live theatre venues. Not only Utah’s top acting talent, but Tony Award winners and network TV stars are cast in comedies, musicals, and dramas that are performed year round. Mark this Utah County favorite as a must do while you’re here. This season, enjoy The Foreigner thru Feb 12, Hairspray February 24–April 16 and Seussical the Musical April 28 - June 11. Call for showtimes 225 W 400 N, Orem 801-226-8600

LDS Temple Square Attraction

Learn more about one of the most fascinating stories of faith in American History, the beautifully landscaped Temple Square is home to many historic landmarks. The centerpiece is the impressive 6 spired granite LDS Temple, a 19th century engineering wonder which took 40 years to complete. See a free concert in the Old Tabernacle or enjoy a wonderful meal at Brigham Young’s Lion House Restaurant. Sun-Sat: 9:00am-9:00pm 50 East North Temple Salt Lake City 801-240-1245

Hollywood Connection Attraction

Have a great time in lots of different ways at Hollywood Connection. This entertainment complex includes skating, rides, mini-golf and even a 15 screen movie theatre! Planning a group event for kids? Let Hollywood Connection take care of the details, ask about party packages and group rates. Who says corporate meetings have to be dull? Hold your next event at the Hollywood Connection. Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-9:30pm Friday: 4:00pm-11:00pm Saturday: 11:30am-11:00pm Sunday: 11:30am-9:30pm 3217 S Decker Lake Drive West Valley City 801-973-4386

Solitude Ski Resort

Laser Assault



This European-style village offers a family-friendly experience. Nestled among the towering peaks of the Wasatch Mountains in Big Cottonwood Canyon, you will find the Solitude Mountain Resort. Features 1,200 skiable acres, Nordic Center, first class hotel, many dining options and a spa as well as endless family activities in the Village.

Will you be the hunter or the hunted? Strap on a vest with sensors, grab your laser gun then run into the game floor to find the other team. Can you find your way around the 2 level maze and still make it out alive? Come and find out! Call for group rates.

Sun-Sat: 9:00am-4:00pm 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon Salt Lake City 801-534-1400

Mon-Thur. 4pm to 10pm Friday 3pm to Midnight Saturday 10am to Midnight 264 N 100 W, Provo 801-374-3400


ACTIVITIES in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City


it’S not juSt for kidS

We’ve got Something for everyone

Odyssey Dance Theatre

Rocky Mountain Raceways

When it comes to dance performance tour acts, one name stands above the rest: Odyssey Dance Theatre. This Utahbased organization employs the nation’s best dancers as magnificent entertainers and graceful performers, and now Odyssey Dance Theatre is putting on a performance near you, so get tickets to the dramatic dancing extravaganza today! Shut up and dance! Playing at Kingsbury Hall March 10-19. Call (801) 581-7100 for tickets.

Rocky Mountain Raceway facility hosts sprint car, super stock, street stock and mini stock races. The 3/8 mile oval track features both a figure eight and a drag strip. Races run from April to October. Most events are held Thursday through Sunday. The raceway park caters to families with weekend races and non-smoking/no alcohol seating sections. So bring the kids and come to watch the fun. Check the local media for race times.

Call for showtimes

Call for schedule

1395 E Presidents Circle Salt Lake City 801-581-7100

6555 West 2100 South West Valley City 801-252-9557




Salt Lake City Golf Recreation

Welcome to golf at its finest! Salt Lake offers some of the best rated, best maintained, and most affordable public golf courses you’ll find. 9 full-service golf courses. Something for everyone. Historic Forest Dale and Nibley Park to the breath-taking views of Bonneville and Mountain Dell to the ultimate challenge of Wingpointe, Utah’s own links-style course. With all of this golf so close, why play anywhere else? 7 days a week sunrise to dusk Throughout the city Salt Lake City 801-484-3333

Hale Centre Theatre - West Valley Arts & Culture

Utah’s Premiere Family Theater is celebrating 25 years of live stage excellence. HCT‘s 21,000 Season Ticket holders and over 250,000 patrons a year make it the Intermountain West’s highest attended arts organization. The regions finest actors and directors produce first-rate Broadway musicals and plays year round. Voted “Best of State” 5 years running. Easy access off I-215 and 3500 South with free adjacent parking—minutes from the airport. Playing this season; Tale of Two Cities Feb 16 - April 9 and The Hasty Heart April 16 - May 28. Call for showtimes 3333 S Decker Lake Dr West Valley City 801-984-9000


ACTIVITIES in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

Salt Lake Jewish Community Center Attraction

The I.J. and Jeanne’ Wagner Jewish Community Center has much to offer, including educational programs, multi-cultural events and year round recreation and fitness (daily memberships available). The JCC is also home to The Price Family Holocaust Memorial. This exhibit informs and teaches, and the memorial inspires and provides space for contemplation. Mon-Thurs: 5:00am-10:00pm; Fri: 5:00am-6:00pm; Sat-Sun: 8:00am-6:00pm 2 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City 801-581-0098

Utah Grizzlies Attraction

Come out to the Maverik Center to experience the fastest game on ice! The Utah Grizzlies Hockey Team competes in the East Coast Hockey League and always provides a tough matchup for the visiting team. With group packages starting at only $48, this is a great sporting event for a group outing or birthday party. Luxury suites are also available. Call for team schedule and tickets 3200 S Decker Lake Dr West Valley City 801-988-7825

Odyssey Dance Theatre presents

Also: DanceScapes!

March 10–19 | Kingsbury Hall Call Kingsbury Hall for DISCOUNTS (801-581-7100) or see our web site:


Hope Gallery Arts & Culture Hope Gallery and Museum of Fine Art features works from old European masters to early 20th century artists, and offers one of America’s largest collections of original Scandinavian art. Masterpieces that are worth millions from Rembrandt and Degas are on display right here on Main Street in Salt Lake City. Owner Soren Edsburg travels the world looking for treasures to display at the Hope Gallery. One of the largest Carl Bloch collections in the world. Mon-Fri: 10:00am-5:30pm; Sat: 10:00am-4:00pm 151 South Main Street Salt Lake City 801-532-1336

april 16—may 28 » · · ·

Just off Broadway— A Regional Premiere Musical! A beloved tale of loyalty, treachery, forgiveness and ultimate sacrifice. Book early, this will sell out!

By John Patrick–one of America’s greatest playwrights! A world class story with genius comedy and extraordinary heart. See it and you will never be the same.

or go online at 3333 South Decker Lake Drive (2200 W) West Valley City, UTah

february 16—april 9 » · · ·

call the box office 801.984.9000

» a comedy with heart

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Escape the ordinary.

It’s not just about getting away; it’s where you find yourself. Solitude has over 500” of annual snowfall covering terrain for every ability level, including the awe inspiring, off-piste terrain of Honeycomb Canyon. And our charming, European-style Village will help you relax and unwind after a day on the hill. Whether you want to get deep in powder or reconnect with friends and family, it’s best when done in Solitude.


Into By Lorie Lee Photos Courtesy of Staci St. Jeor



ure, you can golf in Utah. And everyone knows you can ski in Utah. But once spring makes its way to the Rockies you can do both in one day—hit the ski lifts in the morning and then head to the golf course or a lower elevation hike in the afternoon. Welcome to Salt Lake City, where access is everything and the ski slope is still covered, even after the valley thaws and greens. Ski coats are exchanged for t-shirts, and thermal layers are shed. During March, April and May, ski pants are sometimes traded out altogether for a pair of shorts. And sometimes the spring ski crowd decks out in costume. You never know what you’ll find during the sunny, blue-sky, cornsnow days on the ski hill. But it’s a fun culture to jump into. Rick Gardner, a local skier who notches close to 80 ski days


a year, every year, says, “In the spring interest in skiing dies down as people’s minds turn to other events, so the resorts are less crowded. It’s the die-hards who are still on the hill and there is no such thing as a bad day of skiing to those guys so everyone is happy.” Snowbird, being the last resort to close each season, stays open full time until the first or second week in May, and then they open only on the weekend, for as long as conditions permit. The base of Snowbird Ski Resort’s tram, up Little Cottonwood Canyon, sits at around 8100 feet. The top of the tram settles on Hidden Peak at just under 11,000 feet. There have been years when die-hard skiers celebrated the 4th of July on the Snowbird slopes at 11,000 feet. As Snowbird slowly closes

Spring down one lift at a time, the price of a ski pass drops. Gardner says he thinks they feel guilty about charging full price when they don’t have all the options open to people. The price drop is also to help attract more skiers to the final, fun and frolicking days on the hill. Most of Utah’s resorts close mid-April, providing 4 to 6 weeks of sweet spring ski days, while Snowbird Ski Resort holds out to the bitter end, hosting all the spring ski bunnies until the snow melts out from under them. They also offer a special “SpringOnly” season pass. One begins March 1 and the other April 1, and both are valid until the end of the season. For current pricing, contact Snowbird Mountain Resort. “Last year some of the best skiing was the first of May,” says Gardner. Bill Weidner, another dedicated Utah skier who racks 70 to 100 days each year got specific about last spring. “One of my most memorable spring skiing experiences was at the end of April last year, it became winter again. We got 7 feet of snow in 4 days so we skied knee-deep powder for 4 days in a row. The snow took us through Father’s Day—the first official day of summer.”

Gardner adds, “I’ve had some of my best days of skiing mid to late April.” He explains that the snow is settled so you don’t sink, and the top loosens and makes up the crumbly snow known as corn. “The snow is fun to ski,” says Gardner, “and it’s not cold.” He warns against the potential sharpness of the snow if you opt for wearing shorts. Spring skiers all seem to enjoy the same specific aspects that spring skiing offers— it’s about skiing right onto the lift, beautiful corn snow and 50 degree days. The Canyons resort hosts their annual Spring Grüv, which includes parties, concerts, pond skimming and contests. Alta celebrates spring with complimentary wine and appetizers for the Lodge guests on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and serves lunch on the sundeck and complimentary lunch picnics on the ski slopes. They also bring in high performance ski demos at a

special rate. For more details on spring specials at the ski resorts see: And though the green in the valley may not have you thinking “skiing,” Utah’s Greatest Snow on Earth may still be available to help you celebrate the 4th of July. And if you feel like it, you can wear whatever you want—even a red, white and blue tutu.

Departures Information: Deer Valley Tour Departure:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Includes Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Ski Resort, Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. This tour covers an average of 25 miles per tour.

Snowbird Tour Departure:

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Includes Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Alta Ski Area, Brighton Ski Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort. This tour covers 21 miles per tour.


Canyon Transportation 801-255-1841

Preferred Rossignol Demo Locations:

Cole Sports 1615 Park Ave, Park City 435-649-4800

Christy Sports 3955 So. Wasatch Blvd., Salt Lake, or Third Level Plaza, Snowbird 877-754-7627


DINING in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City


alt Lake, Provo & Park City all offer often overlooked dining experiences. The diversity of menu selections is surprising to many first-time visitors to Utah. Menus range from American beef selections to raw foods, classic pub fare and 5-star dining. Ethnic selections include authentic French, Italian, Lebanese, Asian and Mexican, just to name a few. There are so many different and diverse choices, you can enjoy a new flavorful selection for every meal while you are in Utah.


Bohemian Brewery...$$ Pub/Bavarian/Brewery

Caffe Molise..............$$

Italian Fresh, Relaxed, and Delicious. The informal, friendly ambience at Biaggi’s will set you at ease as you enjoy laid back Italian dining. Start out with the mushroom appetizer stuffed with sausage and seasoned with spinach, white wine, garlic, and herbed butter. If you’re just in for a quick lunch, try one of the pizzas prepared fresh with handmade dough. For dinner, try one of the great entrées like Tilapia Florentine or Veal Parmesan.

The brewmasters at the Bohemian craft their beers according to the ancient German Purity Law known as “Reiheitsgebot.” If your’e feeling Manly, then ask for a Hefeweizen or Lager by the same name. There’s no doubt about it, when it comes to beer, they just get it. But the food is just as good. Sample the traditional German Schnitzel, or munch on delicious, fresh crab cakes. For desert? Apple Strudel!

Simple, Elegant, and from the Heart. Come and experience Italian Cuisine from the Molise area of Italy. Enjoy dinner surrounded by local art in our dining room or choose a table on our delightful garden patio. Friday evenings feature live jazz with the John Flander’s Trio. Cafe’ Molise is also an ideal pre-theater dinner choice. Full liquor, beer, and wine selection.

11am-Midnight Monday thru Saturday 11am-10pm on Sunday

55 W 100 S Salt Lake City 801 364-8833

Mon–Thurs: 11:30am-10:00pm; FriSat: 11:30am-10:30pm; Sun: 11:30am-9:00pm 194 South 400 West Salt Lake City 801-596-7222


94 E Fort Union Blvd Salt Lake City 801-566-5474


Sun-Sat: 10:00am-10:00pm



or 81 years, this beloved Utah icon has reached a remarkable milestone as the second oldest Restaurant in Utah. Unfortunately, Ruth didn’t live to see it. She passed away in November of 1989 at the age of 94. She was a great storyteller and spirited woman whose language could make a gangster blush. In 1930, she started the diner as Ruth’s Hamburgers. After many years of flipping burgers downtown, Ruth’s building was sold and demolished. So, she bought a Salt Lake Trolley Car and moved it up Historical Emigration Canyon where she reopened in 1949. Ruth built an apartment

onto the back of her trolley car (it’s now the lower dining room) and lived on the property alone with her little Chihuahua dogs for almost 40 years. The extensive menu offers American Comfort food, serving breakfast until 4 p.m., and lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Ruth’s breakfast selections include Ruth’s famous mile-high biscuits served with country gravy, pecan cinnamon roll French toast, corned beef hash and eggs, numerous versions of eggs Benedict and all your breakfast favorites. Lunch selections include maple BBQ salmon salad, Ruth’s burgers, a variety of specialty sandwiches

and salads, and entrees for our vegetarian and vegan friends. Dinners include specialty salads, sandwiches, Ruth’s burgers, and entrees like, pot roast, raspberry chicken, fresh salmon, pork tenderloin and Grandma Claire’s baked Mac and Cheese. Ruth’s Diner is located at 4160 Emigration Canyon Road, 2 miles east of the Hogle Zoo and just 10 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.


DINING in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

Cedars of Lebanon....$$


Not just a meal, a true international dining experience you won’t forget! Cedars of Lebanon is proud to offer the finest in Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine. Try the authentic sheshkababs, and finish off with delicious baklava. But it’s not over with desert, now it’s time for the belly dancers! Group events and catering available. Have a party under a Moroccan tent in the Casbah Room!

Watch Chef Franck prepare your delicious meal on the “Chef Cam”! The menu at Franck’s showcases the award winning Chef’s passion for food. It includes some French favorites but also incorporates some simple American dishes. Taste of the Nation People’s Choice 2007 and Salt Lake Tribune Four Stars. Reserve a table online at Extensive wine selection.

Monday–Friday 11:30am to 3:00pm & 5:00pm to–10:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Tues-Thurs 6:00pm-9:00pm Fri-Sat 5:30pm-9:00pm

Middle Eastern

152 E 200 S Salt Lake City 801-364-4096


6263 Holladay Blvd Salt Lake City 801-274-6264

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The perfect place for the perfect evening.

Chef Dave Jones

Log Haven has been consistently voted Salt Lake’s Best & Most Romantic Restaurant since 1994. Nestled in the pines of the Wasatch National Forest, yet only minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. Log Haven provides a spectacular mountain backdrop for award-winning dining all year round.

Nature, Nurture, Nourishment, Wilderness, Waterfalls, Warm Fires

“Salt Lake’s most picturesque restaurant” Salt Lake Magazine


crumbs beer venison herbs






melt olive

pale ale


veal tea

salt pepper

grilled onions home made grape edpork fried


demi glace






sugar pie

garlic kale cheddar crab saute

pastry goat aged


anana spinach



caper berry






crudite basil sake


sip butter hot rosemary

salsa duck

cracker pasta

yam cookies

ribeye seared blue cheese dinner omatochardonnay peanut orange burger sushi

reduction pinot


DINING in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City


espresso balsamic cous cous tuna





irloom appetizer


Johnny Kolache........ $

Log Haven.............. $$$$

Czech Kolache

Fine Dining

“Handmade, hand rolled fresh baked goodness” is what you will find at Johnny Kolache. This traditional Czech pastry is pronounced ko-la-chee. Filled with meat, sausage, cheese or fruit and baked into the center of a fluffy, sweet dough, these will soon be a favorite of any palate! Open for breakfast and lunch. Delivery available.

Well known for its romantic, enchanting mountain setting, Log Haven is a historic location that has long been known in Salt Lake as the place to go. This quaint little hideaway sits only four miles up Mill Creek Canyon and has a menu that includes steaks, seafood, and wonderful desserts, all made from fresh, natural, local ingredients. Full wine list. Visit for information on private parties and weddings.

Monday–Friday 7:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm 900 S 248 W Salt Lake City 801-326-8376


April 18 THRU May 1

Salt Lake City’s finest restaurants are offering exclusive menus for your dining enjoyment.



To view participating restaurants visit our website



7 days a week, 5:30pm to 9:00pm 6451 East Millcreek Canyon Road Salt Lake City 8012728255


Mayan Restaurant..... $

Since 1919, Lamb’s Grill Cafe has been serving Utahans delicious meals. What started as a very popular restaurant in Logan, Utah moved in 1939 to Salt Lake’s business district. Whether you come to Lamb’s for the Eggs Benedict, fresh seafood, the delicious broiled lamb chops with mint jelly or the world famous rice pudding, all are excellently prepared. You will be completely satisfied. Reservations accepted.


Monday–Friday 7:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 9:00pm 169 South Main St. Salt Lake City 801-364-7166

In the mood for a side of Adventure with your main course? As you enter the Mayan, you will feel like you are entering an ancient temple. You will eat like Mayan Royalty as you feast on tasty Mexican favorites like quesadillas, monster burritos, and enchiladas. Then prepare to watch a professional diving show as the cliff divers attempt death defying stunts flying off of the rock cliffs and into the pool. Monday thru Thursday 4pm-9pm Friday from 3pm-10pm Saturday 11am-10pm Sunday 12pm-8pm 9400 South State Street, Sandy 801-304-4600

Meditrina.................... $

Red Rock JuNction...$$



Meditrina is unlike any other dining experience you will find in Salt Lake. It is a small plates and wine bar in the tradition of Spanish “Tapas”. If you love gastronomic exploration and tasting many different things while enjoying a great vino, then Meditrina is a must for your visit to Utah. Try one of the great apetizers like the marinated olives or the basilico. Feel free to explore and try a variety of dishes. Monthly wine tasting 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Red Rock is an award winning local brewery and restaurant in addition to the Salt Lake City Location you can enjoy Red Rock at Redstone Center. Blonde Ale and Red Rock White are just two of the medal winning selections. Be sure to ask about the seasonal selections for winter. Great food selection with sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts.

Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm

1640 W Redstone Center Dr., Suite 105 Park City 435-575-0295

1394 South West Temple Salt Lake City 801-485-2055

Sunday–Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm



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Hand Made, Hand Rolled, Fresh Baked Goodness

Famous Kolaches Fresh Sandwiches Cinnamon Rolls Box Lunches Delivery CATERING Fax Your Order!

(801) 708-7982

(801) 326-8376 • 248 W 900 S • SLC, UT 84101

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DINING in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

Ruth’s Diner................ $ Classic American Take a scenic trip up Emigration Canyon to a diner with almost as much personality as the woman who founded it 80 years ago. Ruth’s is never short on stories and it’s certainly never short on delicious home style cooking. The tender, flaky, biscuits are big enough to be a meal on their own. Enjoy live music on Summer evenings on the patio. Summer Hours: Every Day 8am-10pm. Winter Hours: Sunday thru Thursday 8am-9pm Saturday and Sunday 8am10pm. 4160 Emigration Canyon Road Salt Lake City 801-582-5807


The Charcoal Room at Sky Bar......................$$$ Premium Gourmet The breathtaking views of The Charcoal Room Restaurant include the cityscape framed by the mountains—unequaled in Salt Lake City. This pairing of a delicious dining experience with nature’s remarkable beauty equals a must see experience for you in Salt Lake. The Charcoal Room Restaurant has it all—Steak, Seafood and Pasta Dishes. An excellent location for a romantic dinner for two. Restaurant: Monday thru Saturday 4:30pm-11:00pm. Dance Club open until 1am Closed Sundays. 161 W 600 S Salt Lake City 801-530-1313





DINING in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

Spaghetti Mama’s....... $ Italian Everybody loves Mama’s Italian Kitchen, even if you’re not Italian at all! The warm and friendly atmosphere will set you at ease as you enjoy pasta with thick, rich sauces, cheesy pizza with perfect crust, and the heartiest lasagna in Utah. The popularity of Mama’s makes it a good idea to call ahead for seating. Awarded Restaraunt of the Year by the City of Sandy. Mon-Thurs: 11:00am-10:00pm; Fri-Sat: 11:00am-11:00pm; Sun: 1:00pm-9:00pm

Market Street Grill...........................$$$

Tuscany.................. $$$$


Experience a mountain landscape atmosphere similar to Tuscany right here at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City. This enchanting environment is the perfect place to enjoy the exceptional ItalianAmerican Cuisine which is paired with a wine list that won an award for excellence by Wine Spectator. Zagat rated Tuscany “extraordinary”. Sure to impress any guest. Private events are easily accomodated. Three patios with breathtaking views.

Since 1980, Market Street Grill has been rated as Salt Lake’s finest seafood restaurant. Located in the historic Salt Lake Hotel, the Market Street Grill is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with a bountiful variety of hours-fresh seafood, scrumptious steaks, chicken, prime rib, pastas, salads and delectable fresh baked desserts. Children’s menu available. Hours vary by location 2985 East Cottonwood Pkwy or 10702 South River Front Parkway Salt Lake City or South Jordan


Downtown: 801-322-4668; South Jordan: 801-302-2262

Tues-Thurs 5:30pm-9:00pm Fri-Sat 6:00pm-9:00pm Brunch Sundays 10am-1:30pm 2832 East 6200 South Salt Lake City 801-277-9919

Spencer’s Steakhouse............ $$$$

75 East 9400 South Sandy 801-676-0662

Steakhouse Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops of Salt Lake City is the ultimate steakhouse. Featuring USDA prime grade steaks that are aged, hand cut and seared to perfection in our 1600 degrees broiler. Spencer’s features flavorful NY strips, tender Filet Mignons and outstanding bone-in Ribeyes which Spencer’s is named after. If you prefer the sea to the plains, try the fresh seafood such as the sashimi grade Ahi tuna, wild caught Salmon or cold-water Australian lobster tail. Mon-Fri: 11:30am-11:00pm 225 South West Temple Salt Lake City 801 238-4748


DINING in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

Wild Grape Bistro.....$$

The Pie Hole................$$



An inventive menu that takes Old West, made from scratch, café style cooking and gives it a new contemporary twist. The extensive wine list perfectly complements the dishes, many of which are prepared in the wood-fired smoker. Only the freshest, local ingredients are used. The Wild Grape is only a year old but is already an award winning restaurant.

The Pie Hole is Salt Lake City’s newest hole-in-the-wall pizza joint located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. We sell our delicious-fantastic pizza by the slice (ready right now) or as a 19” whole pie. We deliver to all downtown hotels.

Tuesday–Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm, Sunday 9:30am to 9:30pm 481 E South Temple Salt Lake City 801-746-5565

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State of Utah liquor laws • You must be 21 to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages in Utah. • Mixed drinks and wine may be ordered with food in most restaurants from noon to 1:00am, and beer may be ordered from 10 am-1 am • Taverns and beer establishments sell beer from 10 am-1 am. • Packaged liquor, wine, and heavy beer “to go” are sold at state liquor stores throughout Utah. • Other package agencies are often located in hotels and resorts for customer convenience. Many hotels and resorts offer alcoholic beverages via room service.

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Allies American Grill.....$ Classic American The perfect place for any dining occasion. Classic dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any time in between. Located conveniently in the center of town in Provo. Come casual and enjoy your choice of American favorites. Mon-Fri: 6:30pm-2:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm; Sat-Sun: 7:00am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm 101 W 100 S, Provo 801-377-4700

Seasons Lounge Located in the Provo Marriott, Seasons Lounge offers appetizers and dinner in an intimate atmosphere. This relaxing lounge has a variety of cocktails, beers and specialty drinks as well as flat screen TVs to view your favorite sports.

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There’s Nothing Like This Country in All the World:

when the american


Was Fought In

By James V. D’Arc



hen the American colonies were fighting for independence from Great Britain in the 1770s, southern Utah was a vast wilderness populated mostly by Paiute Indians. The area had been traversed by the Catholic fathers only once, briefly, in 1776, on their way from Mexico to California. Nevertheless, the war for colonial independence was fought—and won—amidst the alpine splendor of the Dixie National Forest above Cedar City and only a few miles east of Cedar Breaks National Monument. How, you ask? It happened when Hollywood came to town. Southern Utah’s unique combination of red rock, lush forests and abundant streams was ripe for Hollywood motion pictures when Cedar City residents and entrepreneurs Gronway, Chauncey and Whit Parry, owners of the transportation concession in Zion National Park, enticed famous Western star Tom Mix to make The Deadwood Coach in that region in 1924. After that, numerous Hollywood movies were made throughout scenic Iron County and in Zion National Park—films that included Ramona, The Shepherd of the Hills and In Old Arizona, the first all-talking Western that earned its star, Warner Baxter, his only Academy Award. The Parry brothers achieved a milestone for moviemaking in Utah when, in 1939, they convinced legendary director

John Ford and 20th CenturyFox to film Drums Along the Mohawk in the forested regions, broken by expansive meadows, near Cedar Breaks and at Duck Creek, now clustered with vacation homes. This drama of a young couple, played by Claudette Colbert and Henry Fonda, who attempt to establish their farm in upstate New York’s Mohawk Valley amid Britishinspired Indian raids during the American Revolution, was based on the best-selling novel by Walter Edmunds.

region,” said the veteran director who had visited Utah the previous year to film part of Stagecoach with John Wayne in Monument Valley. A complete tent city, dubbed “Fort Drums” was built just off present day State Road 143 to accommodate the complement of 250 cast and crew for the five weeks spent filming at nearby Sidney Valley and at Duck Creek. Each tent had hot and cold running water, electric lights and oil heaters, necessary for the cold evenings at such high

Fox decided to film this action drama in the relatively new and expensive medium of Technicolor, used in less than five percent of the 500 feature films made each year by the major studios. Ford praised Utah’s “never-failing blue skies, cloudless days, the absence of mist, and all-around ideal picture-making conditions” at the 10,300 foot elevation. “I decided it was perfect on my first inspection of the Cedar mountain

elevations, even during the summer. The contract with the Anderson Company specified “janitor and/or maid service to furnish and change all towels and linens not less than twice per week” and that sleeping quarters consist of “coil spring beds, clean mattresses of first class quality, sheets, pillow cases and an adequate number of blankets.” A camp newspaper was published and entertainment cont’d on pg. 56


SHOPPING in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

A Gift to Africa

Come by and shop for authentic, hand crafted items made by talented artisans from all over Africa. Not only will you be picking up some charming new things, you will also be contributing to a very worthy cause. The artisans receive much of the revenue from sales at the various store locations. Choose from thousands of original items such as bead necklaces, African dolls, basketware, key rings, and tableware. Great gift ideas are available, check out the gift certificates and corporate gift programs. Go to www.agift2africa. com where you can shop by product type or country. 824 South 400 West, Suite B101 Salt Lake City, 801-746-1194

Arts of the World Gallery

This charming little boutique offers jewelry, gifts, clothing and other accessories from exotic locations all around the globe. Buddha statues, hand crafted necklaces, and original art work are on display and available for purchase. Apointments available, call for more information. 802 South 600 East, Salt Lake City 801-532-8035

Cabin Fever

A one of a kind card and gift store located on the lover level of the Trolley Square Mall. Cabin Fever features unique gifts, humorous gags, fun cards, and alternative items for the rest of us and you too. Trolley Square, Salt Lake City 801-363-0828

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Custom Travel

Whether your travel needs are for business or pleasure, the professionals at Custom Travel will treat you like you are their only client. Corporate travel services include: Monthly spending reports,E-ticket credit tracking, Meeting and events planning, and Car and hotel reservations. With decades of experience in the travel industry, the experts at Custom Travel will not only design a dream vacation for you, they have access to insider rates so that you can take advantage of amazing discounts. 2670 South 2000 East, Salt Lake City 888-475-4449

D. Grant Ltd.

D. Grant Ltd. is a finer men’s haberdashery, locally owned and operated by Dale & Sky Grant. “Fashionclassic” is the best description of the store with finer European and American made lines, from Canali, Zanella & Eton to Robert Talbott, Scott Barber & Allen Edmonds and everything in between. The store is in its 22nd year of operation. 70 S Rio Grande St. or 1354 Foothill Drive Salt Lake City or Foothill 801-456-0600 or 801-953-1380

Details Comforts for the Home

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A New York or San Fransisco style boutique in the eclectic Sugarhouse enclave of Salt Lake City. Turning a house into a comfortable haven is an art. Simple yet exquisite details will make your home express you. Come and find them in the showroom. Let your imagination take control as you shop for the finest, elegant and unique bedding, accessories, furniture, lamps, mirrors art, antiques, bath accessories, florals, cards, jewelry and much more. 1987 South 1100 East Salt Lake City, (801) 364-8963

Payne Anthony

Payne Anthony Creative Jewelers has been serving the jewelry needs of some of the most discriminating jewelry lovers in the area for over 30 years. With custom design and fabrication in Platinum and Gold as their speciality, they also feature a wide selection of the premier designers. Spectatular gemstones from around the world are awaiting you and your imagination (although you can always borrow some of theirs)! Trolley Square, Salt Lake City (801) 328-0944


RubySnap features 12 tempting gourmet frozen cookie doughs, each one named after a fun gal. Cookies can also be purchased pre-baked. Choose from creative combinations like “Anna,” a banana chocolate dough with chocolate raisins, or “Judy,” a velvety orange dough topped with a buttery cream cheese topping. All of these girls are hot! Rubysnap will ship your order anywhere in the U.S.

Sears Home Town Appliance Stores Locally owned and operated Sears Appliance Showroom offers all the major brands of appliances. We will meet and beat any competitors price! 9269 South Village Shop Drive Sandy, 801-727-0096

770 South 300 West, Salt Lake City 801-834-6111,

Perfectly Suited by Garth

Perfectly suited by Garth is not satisfied until you are. If you are looking for the perfect men’s suit, and are not satisfied by what is offered at traditional department stores give perfectly suited a try. They will actually visit your home to provide you with a custom fit. Garth is always scouring the planet for the finest quality fabrics so that he can offer you the distinctive look that will make you look and feel your best. 55 North University Ave # 110 Provo, 801-372-3181

The Shops at Riverwoods

The Shops at Riverwoods is Provo’s ultimate outdoor mall experience for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Home to many over 30 different retailers, The Shops At Riverwoods contains speciality boutique stores found only in Utah, as well nationally recognized brands -- styles and fashions for everyone. In addition, the dining experience at The Shops At Riverwoods features an eclectic array of flavors from across the globe. Only in The Riverwoods will you find the best dining Povo/Orem has to offer. 4801 N. University Ave, Provo 801-802-8430




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Runa Arts

Indigenous world of American Indian Arts and Crafts. Runa Arts specializes in authentic arts, crafts, and jewelry that represent the natives of both South and North America inclusind Inca, Aztec, Mayan, Pueblo, Navajo and more. Traditional woven blankets, as well as hand crafted flutes are among the great assortment. Each work of art displays the natives relationship with mother nature and deep respect for the Earth. 575 E University Pkwy Ste. E-100 Orem, 801-235-0808

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa is Latin for “Blank Slate”. Providing exquisite paper for life’s important events for over two decades. Social stationary, wedding invitations, birth announcements, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs will all show class when announced on special stationary. Assortment also includes handbound journals and photo albums as well as fine writing instruments from Mont Blanc and Cartier. 330 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City 801-575-5043

Trolley Square

Historic Trolley Square boasts over 30 shops and restaurants. This ten acre block has been a part of Utah heritage since 1847 and was declared a historic site by the state of Utah in 1973. This Square has quickly become one of the state’s most popular attractions, offering unique shopping, dining and entertainment in a charming, historic atmosphere. 600 South 700 East, Salt Lake City 801-521-9877,

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ST. GEORGE Utah’s Dixie

By Bob Grove,

St. George is easy to get to. Located on the Interstate-15 corridor 300 miles south of Salt Lake City and 120 miles north of Las Vegas, St. George is ideally situated for quick weekend getaways for local travelers and is an ideal hub for tourists visiting the many nearby national parks and recreation areas.

Places to see Within a short drive of St. George are some of the world’s most magnificent parks and recreation areas. Zion, Bryce, Grand Canyon and Lake Powell are all within three hours or less; Zion is less than an hour away. Other places equally as impressive but less known are Snow Canyon State Park, located eight miles from St. George in the town of Ivins, and Red Cliffs Recreation Area, 14 miles northeast of St. George just off the Interstate-15 freeway.

Things to do


ocated in the southwestern corner of Utah is the popular desert community of St. George. Originally settled in 1861 by Mormon pioneers to farm cotton due to the area’s warm weather, St. George became known as Utah’s Dixie.


Warm weather may have opened the door to this region but it’s the abundance of scenic beauty, recreation and adventure that has made St. George one of the fastest growing communities and vacation hotspots in the recent decades.

Often referred to as the other Palm Springs, St. George is dotted with world class spas and golf courses with scenery that will make keeping your eye on the ball more difficult than ever. Sky Mountain Golf Course, 435-635-7888, skymountaingolf. com. Other things to do include hiking, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking, and Zip line adventures. Paragon

For more information about St. George, visit the official tourism web site at

Adventures, 888-412-5462, Horseback riding, Snow Canyon Trail Rides, 435-773-7630, www.snowcanyontrailrides. com. Off-road Jeep and ATV tours, ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours, 888-656-2887, www. St. George Ironman, quickly gaining the reputation of having one of the best venues and most scenic courses, May 7, 2011, www. Dinosaur Discovery at Johnson Farm, this site is described by many paleontologists as “one of the ten best dinosaur track sites in the world” and is one of the most important discoveries in Early Jurassic paleontological history. 435-574-3466,

Places to eat There’s no shortage of great places to get a good meal, here are a few local places worth

checking out. The Bear Paw Café, popular for being the best breakfast place in town. 435634-0126, 25 Main, famous for their cupcakes, great place for lunch. 435-628-7110, Painted Pony, fine dining with great atmosphere, contemporary art and style. 435-634-1700,

Places to stay Red Mountain Resort & Spa, world class resort known for its outdoor adventures and hiking, healthy cuisine, fitness program and pampering spa treatments. Situated near the main entrance to Snow Canyon State Park and surrounded by the area’s red bluffs and lava rock, Red Mountain is a destination in itself. 877-246-4453,



The old Water Tower, rising nearly 100 feet above the ground, serves as an unmistakable landmark for Trolley Square, a unique piece of living history linking Salt Lake City’s past to its future. Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young designated this area of the city the Tenth Ward in 1847. The 10-acre block later served as the state fairgrounds, until Union Pacific railroad magnate E.H. Harriman decided this was to be the location for his state-ofthe-art trolley system. The brick buildings housed the Utah Light and Railway Company, serving as home base for Salt Lake’s showcase trolley system. Saved from demolition in 1972 and designated a National Historic Site in 1993, the hundred-year-old trolley barn is now home to an amazing array of entertainment, restaurants and one of-a- kind shops. It is a refreshing change from today’s modern-day mall. While strolling down the brick-lined paths, you’ll be transported back to a kinder, gentler time.


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Clark Planetarium/3D Imax Theater Interactive space exhibits exciting for the whole family. Admissions to exhibits are free. Enjoy 3D movies on a five-story movie screen (fee for movies). Call for movie titles and schedules. 110 South 400 West Salt Lake, 801-456-STAR

Classic Fun Center offers Roller Skating, the Bounce Zone, 3-D Laser Tag, The Jungle climbing structure and a game arcade. Classic Fun Center in Sandy is AWESOME! 9151 South 255 West, Sandy, 801-561-1791

Hollywood Connection has skating, rides, mini-golf and even a 15-screen movie theatre. This fun spot is a local’s favorite spot to take the kids. Whether you are watching a movie or putting through 18 holes, you are sure to have fun at Hollywood. 3217 S Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, 801-973-4386 The Living Planet Aquarium Touch stingrays in an open pool and watch the baby sharks from behind a glass wall! 725 East 10600 South, Sandy, 801-355-FISH

Discovery Gateway Four floors and more than 60,000 square feet of interactive hands-on FUN for all ages! This is an experience you never outgrow. 444 West 100 South Salt Lake, 801-456-KIDS

Utah Museum Of Fine Arts Engages visitors in discovering meaningful connections with the artistic expressions of the world’s cultures. Call for current exhibits. 410 Campus Center Drive, Salt Lake, 801-581-7332

Hale Centre Theatre – West Valley City Utah’s Premiere Family Theater is celebrating 25 years of live stage excellence. The regions finest actors and directors produce first-rate Broadway musicals and plays year round.

Park City/Heber

3333 South Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, 801-984-9000

The Alf Engen Ski Museum Visitors to the Utah Olympic Park can take a yearround, interactive journey through the Alf Engen Ski Museum inside the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center. 3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, 435-658-4240

Fun Stuff for kids of all ages!


The Kimball Art Center The Kimball Art Center offers residents and visitors the opportunity to experience visual arts. The center produces several exhibits and activities throughout the year, so there is always something new to see. 638 Park Avenue, Park City, 435-649-8882

Utah County Hale Centre Theater – Orem Visit one of the West’s favorite live theatre venues. Not only Utah’s top acting talent, but Tony Award winners and network TV stars are cast in comedies, musicals, and dramas that are performed year round. Mark this Utah County favorite as a must do while you’re here. This season, enjoy The Foreigner thru Feb 12, Hairspray February 24–April 16 and Seussical the Musical April 28 - June 11. 225 West 400 North, Orem, 84057 801-226-8600 Laser Assault Enjoy a night out of fun and adventure as everyone dodges oncoming lasers, and team up for a mock combat. Fun for the whole family! New! Inside Black-light Miniature Golf. 264 North 100 West, Provo, 801-374-3400



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including the projection of movies was provided each evening. A strict regimen was established— up at five o’clock for makeup and wardrobe and lights out by eleven o’clock. “It was indeed a democratic camp,” wrote a newspaper reporter who visited the location, “fashioned in the good American way of ‘free and equal.’”

Drums was in production. She was an extra in a scene that never made it into the finished film. “The one scene I that do remember was when an Indian scalped me,” Rife recalled. “He came at me with a tomahawk and I was terrified.” Mary Gaye Evans of Parowan, seven years old at the time, remembered that “it was the

John Ford, together with actors Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert and Ward Bond, were housed with the rest of the cast and crew. Merle Morris, a driver for the Parry’s transportation company, remembered how kind the famous actress was in attending frequent evening dances. Morris, who was a good dancer, enjoyed taking a few spins himself with the star on the dance floor. Kanab resident Jackie Hamblin Rife—later a noted extra and stuntwoman— was a youngster at the time

most wonderful summer! I just loved it. The [movie] Indians were so good to us children. They made cradles and dolls out of wood from the quaking aspen trees.” In the climactic scene in Drums, Evans was among the many children inside the fort that was attacked by Indians. “I could hear the gunshots from inside the fort, but I knew that it was play acting. It was more exciting than scary because I was in the fort with a lot of our good friends and neighbors who were hired as extras.” The fort,


she remembered with emphasis after 69 years, “wasn’t just a front. It was built like a real fort.” When the massive stone and log structure in Sidney Valley was dismantled after filming, local ranchers used the logs for barns, vacation homes and other purposes. When the studio company left, it was estimated that over $300,000 had been pumped into the economy, a boon to Depression-era rural Utah. For Henry Fonda, the experience was one of a lifetime. “There’s something in the air up here that makes for good fellowship, and we make the most of it,” he observed during the film’s production. “I don’t believe that any of us ever enjoyed a location more than this. It’s a real health resort and, as for the scenery—there’s nothing like this country in all the world.”

James V. D’Arc is curator of the BYU Motion Picture Archive, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, at Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library. He is the author of the richly illustrated book, When Hollywood Came to Town: A History of Moviemaking in Utah, recently published by Gibbs Smith, that chronicles the hundreds of worldrenowned Hollywood feature films, TV movies and TV series filmed in Utah beginning in the 1920s and up to the present.


NIGHTLIFE in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

Each of these establishments caters to Adults. (21 and over) ID required by law.



Nightlife in Salt Lake, Provo & Park City

A Bar Named Sue

Area 51

3928 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City 801-274-5578

400 West 451 South, Salt Lake City 801-534-0819

Looking for the perfect spot for a cold beer and conversation? Free billiards and darts, huge selection of whiskeys and beer.

Area 51 is always putting on a show. Electro, House, and Trance on Fridays all night. Klub Kaos on Saturdays with 2 dance rooms playing Goth and Industrial.

Duces Wild

Your slightly naughty neighborhood bar. “Cheers” type atmosphere with some of Utah’s most beautiful girls moving to the music on stage. 2750 S 300 W, Salt Lake City 801-467-4600


Salt Lake’s one and only “Gastro Pub” Two patios and two floors offering unbelievable views of downtown and the Wasatch Mountains. 326 S West Temple Salt Lake City 801-819-7565

Graffiti Lounge

Downtown Salt Lake’s newest hotspot. Stop in and see what 150 cans of spraypaint in the hands of one of Salt Lake’s most gifted graffiti artists looks like. 342 South State Street Salt Lake

Keys On Main

Sing along, clap along, and just have a heck of a great time. Dueling pianos almost every night of the week at Salt Lake City’s premiere piano bar. 242 S Main St Salt Lake City 801-363-3638

Market Street Oyster Bar

The perfect place for dining and conversation, featuring a fabulous selection of fresh oysters. A great place for late supper dining. Downtown: 54 West Market Street Cottonwood: 2985 East 6580 South South Jordan: 10702 S River Front Pkwy 801-302-2264


Poplar Street Pub

Great selection of bottled and draft beers. Fabulous pizza is just one part of a very appetizing menu. In the summer hang out and enjoy the weather on the patio. 242 South 200 West, Salt Lake City 801-532-2715

Quantum Ultralounge

Quantum Ultralounge is your new urban dance club destination, featuring the hottest Latin Night north of the border every Thursday night. 400 South 180 West, Salt Lake City 801-214-6181

Seasons Lounge

Located in the Provo Marriott, Seasons Lounge offers appetizers, drinks and dinner in an intimate atmosphere. 101 West 100 North, Provo 801-377-4700

State Room

A one of a kind concert venue in the heart of Salt Lake City. The State Room is a 300 person live music venue that is host to nationally acclaimed acts as well as some of the best local music. 638 S State Street, Salt Lake City 800-501-2885

The Green Pig Pub

Your neighborhood pub in the heart of Salt Lake City. Enjoy a Cuban Sandwich that would make Miami proud or some of the spicy chicken wings. 31 East 400 South, Salt Lake City 801-532-7441

The Paper Moon Club

For over 16 years, Salt Lake’s Premiere Women’s Club. Karaoke, dancing, poker and the Paper Moon’s own “White Trash Bingo.” 3737 S State Street, Salt Lake City 801-713-0678



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The Sky Bar

Top of the world nightlife! Skybar is one of the most celebrated night clubs in Salt Lake. Ride the elevator to the top floor of the Red Lion Hotel where you will take in the panoramic views of downtown Salt Lake City. 161 W 600 S, Salt Lake City 801-530-1313


Salt Lake’s premiere country and western dance club. The dance floor alone is bigger than most other clubs. 3360 S Redwood Rd. West Valley City 801-972-5447

THE STATE ROOM Award-Winning Live Music Venue: Best of City Weekly, Best of the Beehive Salt Lake Magazine Full Bar

638 South State Street | Salt Lake City, Utah | 800.501.2885

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alt Lake’s first and only “gastropub,” a British term for a public house which specializes in high-quality food a step above the more basic “pub grub.” Gracie’s has a large selection of sandwiches, salads and appetizers but they are unlike any you’ve had before. And the difference is Chef Sean. At Gracie’s he’s created a delicious menu including items that you might expect and indulgent recipes that will catch you by surprise—in the best possible way. You owe it yourself to try Chef Sean’s lemon-steamed halibut—it melts in your mouth. His is not the typical “Bar Food”

yet the menu is very reasonably priced. Every Saturday & Sunday between 10am–2pm Gracie’s serves an amazing Brunch— a definite don’t miss when you’re in Salt Lake. At Gracie’s the two bars are fully stocked with the best of the top shelf liquors, microbrews and an amazingly comprehensive wine collection. The specialty cocktails are mixtures that you can only get in Utah and only at Gracie’s. Gracie’s has two patios providing spectacular views of the Salt Lake skyline with majestic mountains in the background. With 20 screens

boasting all major sports packages, Gracie’s is a great place to catch your game while you are in Salt Lake. Wednesday through Saturday you can enjoy live music and Gracie’s game room has pool tables, darts, video games, free shuffle board, even the classic corn toss game. Come settle in for a beer and a burger, a cold draft and some wings and some serious TV sports. Gracie’s dresses up or dresses down and everyone (21 and older) is welcome. While you are in Salt Lake, let Gracie’s be your favorite bar.


By Rene Lord


an-cations have become a prevalent sighting in Utah for the past few years. Just walk through any après ski lodge in Park City in the winter, or pass through a local watering hole in Salt Lake in the summer after a day golfing or mountain biking. You will see tables filled with four or five male friends laughing and recapping the day’s extreme sport adventure or tall tale of their fly fishing. It’s a contagious feel-good atmosphere wherever you see them. It’s the latest travel trend. 34 percent of men in a recent survey said they take at least one mancation every year. Some estimated about 20 million American men vacation this way each year. And that doesn’t include all the male trippers from other countries visiting here. Age groups vary but most men are married and


between 30 and 55 years old. Utah is a top destination, given the broad range of recreation and landscape. Themed trips are most popular for this male bonding

“It’s a man thing” phenomenon. I once met a mancation in Las Vegas that had traveled all the way from London just to see a concert. Sporting events are a huge attraction. I have a friend who goes heli-skiing each year with his buddies. Some themes are chosen for foodies, wine enthusiasts, golfing, games,

fights, gambling, hunting, white water rafting, rock climbing and most popular, bachelor parties. Various man-cations try a different theme each year and some look forward the same tradition each year. There are certainly subtleties to male bonding and you must be prepared for the goofing, fighting, bragging, humiliating, drinking, jeering, and above all, the good humor brought by the memorable experiences. Make sure you have a wide variety of personalities to keep the laughs coming and the events on schedule. There comes a time to forget the women, worries, stresses, and round up all the boys for a new man-cation destination, whether it is for adventure and exhilaration, or rest and relaxation. It’s certainly not a new concept, just a new expression.



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Spring 2011  

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