WELCOME TO SLC
You've heard it all before: Salt Lake City is just minutes from world-class ski resorts, and gorgeous red-rock vistas are just a short drive away.
But really, the biggest testament to Utah is all the people who have fallen in love with it. There are many here who hearken from hardy pioneer stock, but you'll hear another common tale as well: "I came here to ski and just stayed." "I moved to Utah for a job and never wanted to leave."
So how do you build the experiences that lead to that kind of love? Let City Weekly be your guide. Thirty years ago, our paper was built on championing the people who love this city so much that they were willing to open a diner, bar or nightclub-sacrificing reputations and financial stability to help SLC grow into what it is today. Every week, Utah readers of all stripes know that they can open our pages to find out what restaurant to visit, which concert they must attend-or what politician is currently in bed with the wrong people.
Our annual City Guide is all that and more. It's your hall pass to the city and its secrets, whether you're brand-new or want to dive deeper. In these pages, you'll find out how to get in on some adult kickball, what dance company to visit to have your mind blown by an envelope-pushing performance, and where to test your mettle against a sizzling platter of authentic Mexican food.
Yep, we've got mountains right in our backyard. But from City Weekly's downtown office, I can also walk to more than two dozen eateries and bars in under five minutes-and no, what flows from their taps isn't water. So what are you waiting for? It's time to discover the parts of Salt Lake City you haven't heard about.