Salt Lake City Weekly | Issue Archives | Oct 11, 2007
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  • Oct 11-17, 2007
  • Vol. 24, No. 22

News

  • News: A Light Goes Out
  • News: A Light Goes Out

    Eulogy: Friends mourn and celebrate Scott Reid, a familiar face in Salt Lake City’s club scene.
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  • StaffBox: Sure Thing

    Have you ever bet on a sure thing, only to find out it wasn’t? Doug Kruithof: If I were a betting man, it would have been Yanks/Indians—luckily, I’ve been too busy to call my bookie. Lindsay Larkin: Like the seven and a half years...
  • Mullen: Fat Chance

    Don’t think the irony won’t be lost on me here. You have just picked up City Weekly’s annual Dining Guide. It’s all about food. We even feature a hunky pastry chef on the cover, making it oh-so-tempting to jump right into that...
  • The Ocho: Dining Guide Rejects
  • The Ocho: Dining Guide Rejects

    Eight articles rejected for City Weekly’s 2007 Dining Guide: 8. “Eat Me: The discerning cannibal’s guide to organic spices and seasonings.” 7. “American Pile: Analysis and deconstruction of KFC’s Famous Bowl.”...
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  • 5 Spot: Jim Souby
  • 5 Spot: Jim Souby

    Wanting Utah to have a world-class think tank, former Utah governor and now Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt founded The Oquirrh Institute. Only problem was, few people outside the state could pronounce the institute’s name (which...
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  • Hits & Misses: Nobel Ute
  • Hits & Misses: Nobel Ute

    Nobel Ute Cold Fusion? Never heard of it. Pons and Fleischmann? Names don’t ring a bell. From now on, the University of Utah is the home of Mario Capecchi, who just landed the U its first ever Nobel Prize. Capecchi, an Italian immigrant and defector...
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  • Lake Effect: Lohan Behold
  • Lake Effect: Lohan Behold

    The stars are out again in Utah—or at least Lindsay Lohan is. America’s Darling warmed Utah hearts by choosing our state, out of all 50, to serve her DUI rehab over the summer. (Ordinary mortals get a year in jail and have to stay where they’re...
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  • Private Eye: Love Hurts

    Last week, I loved my brothers and sister. This week, I love food more. This is our dining issue. Sorry, family, but this week I’m trading you in for a Cotton Bottom garlic burger, an Atlantic Café Greek salad, octopus at Aristo’s,...
  • Cheap Shot: Food Fore! Cheap
  • Cheap Shot: Food Fore! Cheap

    What if it all boils down to this: Billy Joel is right. You really do get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers. People might ask, “What’s the matter with the clothes you’re wearing?” But they’d only further prove...
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  • The Straight Dope: The Parrot Trap
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  • The Straight Dope: The Parrot Trap

    Ahoy, matey. Pirates are often depicted with a parrot on their shoulder. What’s the basis for this? Was there a specific pirate from history or literature who had a feathered friend?  —Craig, Phoenix What were the origins of the skull...
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  • Newsquirks

    Curses, Foiled Again After robbing a bank in Marietta, Ga., Garrett Lee Ledbetter, 27, stuffed the money under his T-shirt and dashed across the street to the Mount Zion Baptist Church, hoping, police Officer Gwen Lewis said, to blend into a crowd of...
  • Free Will Astrology
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  • Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19) I’m not necessarily recommending that you read Stanely Seigel’s book The Patient Who Cured His Therapist. But I do think you should regard the title as a suggestive metaphor for your immediate future. It’s...
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  • Ask a Mexican

    Dear Mexican: We were in a restaurant the other day eating some refried beans and green chili, when I overheard some gringos in the next booth making fun of Mexicans. One thing they said which really made me mad was, “Why do Mexicans refry their...

Music

  • Music: CD Revue
  • Music: CD Revue

    New releases from Cannonball Jane, Band of Horses, Bob Mould
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Culture

Guides

  • Dining Guide 2007: Five Worth Watching
  • Dining & Bar Guide
  • Dining Guide 2007: Five Worth Watching

    Opening and operating a restaurant can be a crapshoot. There are at least as many ways to fail as there are to succeed, not to mention wild cards that can ruin the best laid business plan. I’m reminded, for instance, of the way Americans turned...

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