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Monday, February 29, 2016

Rally for addiction and mental health recovery at Utah Capitol

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, Utah's mental health and addiction recovery advocacy groups will host the 8th annual rally at Utah's Capitol, just in time to support the arrival of HCR4 from approval by the House to the Senate floor. HCR4 states that Utah's rate of fatal overdoses from drug overdoses is a public health emergency and as such requires "appropriate resources to reducing the number of drug overdose deaths in Utah."

Gas Chambers, Medicaid and Pot: Legislature Week 5

What happened last week at the Utah Legislature?
Week five of the 2016 legislative session wrapped up last week, and there are now only two weeks of the session left. This is how some of the pressing issues stand: 

Monday Meal: Michelin Top Chef Carlos Gaytan @ Frida Bistro

Normally, I share one of my favorite recipes for the Monday Meal. However, this week is a bit of a departure: I'm encouraging you to get out of the kitchen and enjoy what promises to be an exquisite wine pairing dinner at Frida Bistro, featuring Michelin-starred, Top Chef competitor Carlos Gaytan, of Mexique restaurant in Chicago. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Random Breakfast

Developing game apps with the SLC-based company.
The array of video game companies that have taken up a home in Utah aren't just making them for home console or computers, a good many are hard at work developing apps that people can easily download and play. One such company is Random Breakfast, who just barely put the finishing touches on a game titled Step Pets, which has finally passed its testing process and is now avaliable on the iTunes store.

Friday, February 26, 2016

This Is The Place Podcast

The duo behind the irreverent podcast talk drinking and local topics.
Our podcast community continues to bend and weave, as we lost a lot of cool shows over the past year, while new names started popping up to replace them. Others, however, have been around for years; you just may not realize it because of what they do.

Local Releases: Baker's Online Dozen

Brand new music from Dirtbomb Devils, Black Jupiter, The Infernal and more.
As we hit the end of February, we only have one local release show happening this weekend. However, there isn't much info on it, and the band releasing it (The Loners) has been quiet and unresponsive to us hitting them up.

Movie Reviews: Gods of Egypt, Triple 9, Touched With Fire, Theeb, Eddie the Eagle

As Oscar Night looms, another nominee for Best Foreign Language Feature arrives, along with a heist thriller, supernatural fantasy and underdog sports drama. Jordan's Foreign Language Oscar nominee Theeb includes some powerful moments in its circa-1916 story about a Bedouin boy trying to survive, though it misses opportunities to provide more context for global-scale conflict vs. local loyalties.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Lawmakers Deny Bill Granting End-of-Life Options

Emotional testimony by terminally ill patients fails to sway lawmakers.
After an hour of tearful discussion Thursday morning, a bill that would have allowed terminally ill Utahns to obtain life-ending medications was voted down by the House Health and Human Services Committee. This was the second year in a row the bill has been rejected.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wine Wednesday: Whispering Angel

Anyone who follows this column even remotely knows I’m an unrepentant fan of Rosé wines. I love them for their overall lightness and versatility.

Addictive Behavior Motor Works

Candice Davis talks bikes and the shop's new location opening in April.
Motorcycle season is on the way, and as some folks are looking over their rides to make sure everything is in tip-top condition in time for the warmer weather, others are looking at the work that needs to be done to improve their bike, or possibly get a new one. So the local shops are preparing for the influx of repairs and possible shoppers headed their way over the next month.

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