Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wine Wednesday: Manoli's Wine Pairing Dinner

On Thursday, September 1st beginning at 7:30 pm, Manoli's will team up with Scott Cunningham, sommelier and owner of Bottleneck Wine and Spirits, for a special wine pairing dinner showcasing some of Bottleneck's boutique small-batch wines.  The tentative menu and wine pairings are as follows: 

Grassroots Shakespeare

Peering behind the traveling "original practices" theatre crew
Shakespeare! It doesn't matter how the hell you feel about the man, or the many men rumored to make up the man, the works he produced are timeless classics that have been passed on in the grand lore of theater.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Pipeline: Being A Space Trucker In RIVE

We preview the latest sci-fi shoot 'em up from Two Tribes.
It's rare to get an awesome preview for a sci-fi game, since many developers are paranoid about what die-hard gamers will think about it before it drops onto a system. And that's perfectly understandable, as geeks will tear shit apart for random reasons.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday Meal: Perfect Pork Chops

I really love a great pork chop, but I rarely order them in restaurants because they're almost always overcooked and dry. In part, that's because pork has such little fat these day.

August Gallery Stroll: Tess Cook

A look at the latest works hanging at Mountain West Hard Cider.
Slowly but surely, the heat is finally decreasing, and we're able to move about more around town on foot without melting into a puddle of sweat. Still, this past Salt Lake Gallery Stroll was a warm one, plus an orange pollution sunset to start the weekend, so it was only natural for me to take a break with a drink.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

In The Loop: 8/20/16. Donny, You're Out Of Your Element!

Awesome events to check out from Aug. 21 through Sept. 3
Hello to all you coffee-drinking, iTunes playlist-listening, steam-howling, booth-hugging, out-late-getting-with-the-night-owl-crew enthusiasts! Lately, I've been hitting up random coffee shops past 11 p.m. to write stuff, and see what's been going on with the city before half of the downtown crowd make their way back to college.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Movie Reviews: War Dogs, Ben-Hur, Kubo and the Two Strings, Hell or High Water

Lo and Behold, Don't Think Twice
Summer winds down with the arrival of a Biblical epic, a new Werner Herzog documentary and one of the best films of the year, animated or otherwise. War Dogs (pictured) showcases another terrific performance by Jonah Hill, but can't find the right tone in its real-life tale of sociopathic capitalism.

Local Releases: Cat Ghosts Rolling In The Moonshine Daisies

New music from Daisy & The Moonshines, Angela Bingham & David Halliday, Cat Ghost and more.
Over the next week, we've got old faces and new faces releasing brand new music at release shows.  All three of them look to be pretty cool in each band's respective genres.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bianca Velasquez

The local visionary managing several badass businesses.
If you've never had the opportunity to see one of Bianca Velasquez's projects in action, do yourself a favor and go over this list when you're done reading this interview. This SLC resident is a member of the band Dream Slut, the creator of Happybutton Cartoons, a co-creator for Piñata TV, manager for several local bands, and creator of neon signs for a small business she founded called Neon Bite.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wine Wednesday: Locals Wine Dinner @ Fratelli

On Sunday, Sept. 18, Fratelli Ristorante in Sandy will host a "locals only" wine pairing dinner featuring wines from two locally owned (Utah) wineries: IG (Iron Gate) and Kiler Grove, along with locally produced menu items.  Seatings are available from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

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