• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 25 - Oct 1, 2008
  • Vol. 25, No. 19

News

  • 5 Spot | Dining Critic Ted Scheffler
  • 5 Spot | Dining Critic Ted Scheffler

    Longtime dining critic Ted Scheffler joins the City Weekly staff as dining editor on Oct. 1. So, what’s up with the promotion? Well, after a 15-year job interview—I began reviewing restaurants for the Private Eye in early ’94—I...
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  • The Ocho | Skinning The Leonardo
  • The Ocho | Skinning The Leonardo

    Eight more exhibits coming to The Leonardo after the cadaver-riffic Body Worlds:8. Cuisines of the Cosmos: A collection of exotic, international restaurants ranging from Sbarro to P.F. Chang’s (originally titled The Food Court of Forever).  7....
  • Staffbox | Can I get a witness?

    If you ever needed a character witness, whom would you choose?Scott Renshaw: The question presumes I have a character that I’d want to have witnessed. Cesar Guzman: I would choose my drug dealer Catalina as my character witness. Derek Carlisle:...
  • The Straight Dope | Siren Song
  • The Straight Dope | Siren Song

    Over the years I’ve noticed a variety of siren sounds for emergency vehicles. Is it true siren sounds have to be changed periodically, particularly in urban areas, to prevent drivers from getting used to a particular sound and not paying attention? ...
  • Newsquirks | Beware the Buttbuttinator

    Curses, Foiled Again Police in Williamsburg, Ky., arrested two men and two women for stealing a 20-foot-long section of railroad track. Unable to load the track onto their truck, even with a hoist, they chained it to the back and dragged it behind them,...
  • Lake Effect | Beers, Yes; Queers, No
  • Lake Effect | Beers, Yes; Queers, No

    September has been an exciting month for those who breathlessly anticipate LDS Church statements. Such statements regularly emanate from 50 E. North Temple, but two of them have garnered considerable attention this month.nOne, optimistically interpreted...
  • The Way It Is | Riki Eastmond of Bennion Jewelers
  • The Way It Is | Riki Eastmond of Bennion Jewelers

    School vouchers are re-emerging as a 2008 election issue. The Utah Democratic Party is reminding voters of Republican support of the voucher issue, which was defeated in referendum this past November. State GOP leaders, however, contend that school vouchers...
  • Ask a Mexican | Anchor Babies & Mexican Penis Size
  • Ask a Mexican | Anchor Babies & Mexican Penis Size

    Dear Mexican: What is an anchor baby? I am a 45-year-old male born in the U.S.A. My mother was born in ex-Yugoslavia (now Serbia), and my father was also born in ex-Yugoslavia (now Croatia). My father arrived to this country via a green card about four...

Restaurants & Bars

  • Vienna Bistro, Little Taste of Britain & Mini-Burgers

    One of the delights of dining at Vienna Bistro on weekends is a Russian violinist named Vladimir. He roams from table to table playing world-class violin and, upon request, also shares his fervent opinions about politics and culture—everything from...
  • Dining | Wine: Something Fisher-y

    You’re about to read the details of a wine dinner that hasn’t even happened yet. How do I do it? Well it’s not some Penn & Teller trick, nor am I a time traveler. Last week, I had the rare opportunity to preview a wine dinner that...

Music

Culture

  • Free Will Astrology | Sept. 25-Oct. 1
  • Free Will Astrology | Sept. 25-Oct. 1

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) Every day for 44 years, the German writer Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt composed a poem for his wife, the lively and brilliant Karoline von Dachroden. In accordance with your astrological potentials, Aries, I will ask you to briefly...

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