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  • Will Tesla Drive the Green Energy Revolution?
    by Richard Markosian on October 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Will Tesla Drive the Green Energy Revolution? Green energy has become a topic of political contention because everyone especially on the right is fearful of how we are going to pay for it and how it might be a trojan horse to usher in socialism or fascism. 

  • COVID Marketplace – New Restaurants and Sad Closures
    by Richard Markosian on October 28, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Salt Lake City’s downtown is starting to show signs of life again. Cruising down Broadway the adaptations that restaurants have had to make for COVID are apparent: mainly expanded patio dining. More space that was for sidewalks is now used for customers. 

  • The (Other) Oldest Profession: Storytelling in Utah
    by Kristen Clay on October 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Storytelling has been practiced since the beginning of time. There are many storytelling events and festivals in Utah celebrating this oldest profession.

  • Should Reparations Be Paid for Past Atrocities?
    by Richard Markosian on October 26, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    The big issue of reparations, accounting for past atrocities and possibly giving out money to black Americans who have a lineage to slavery is a topic that has gained recent attention. It’s a part of the Black Lives Matter Movement and perhaps this would be a good solution if it could actually help matters.

  • Gotta Dance! Utah Culture Promotes Dance Excellence
    by Nicole Anderson on October 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Three of the top 20 dancers on Season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance were from Utah. Utah’s dance tradition is a long one, with happy feet dancing the night away on the large spring-loaded dance floors at Saltair during its big band glory days. Glenn Miller and Nat King Cole helped put Saltair and Salt Lake on the map.

  • MADE IN-HOUSE – A Leisurely Lunch at From Scratch Restaurant
    by Ted Scheffler on October 23, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    I had raved about From Scratch shortly after it opened, and was curious to see how the place was faring under new ownership in a pandemic. So, my wife and I stopped in for a leisurely weekday lunch. 

  • Chicken Thighs with Black Beans & Rice
    by Ted Scheffler on October 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    This is a terrific one-pot recipe from cookbook author Diana Henry that appeared in the New York Times. The key to success – as with many recipes – is to get everything prepped and ready before turning on the stove. The recipe called for chicken things but I used a combination of thighs and legs I had on hand. Give it a try – it’s pretty fabulous. 

  • Alpine Distilling Swaner Dreams Cocktail
    by Ted Scheffler on October 23, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Alpine Distilling Preserve is a light, not cloying liqueur with hints of black tea, blood orange, raspberry, lemon balm, and ginger. It is truly unique and indescribably scrumptious.  

  • Treat Yourself to a Wine Dinner!
    by Ted Scheffler on October 22, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Treat Yourself to a Wine Dinner at two local restauarnts, Cucina and EPICure. Wasatch Brew Pub is openning new location at Salt Lake City Airport.

  • Say ‘Yes’ to the Dream – From snowboarder to board-designer
    by Harriet Wallis on October 21, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Stephanie Nitsch is an athlete, snowboarder, business owner and promoter. She does it all just by being herself. Stephanie bursts with energy, enthusiasm, and success. And she wants other young women to know they can set their own course in life by following their heart and their interests.