Lake Effect | One Fast Iguana | News | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Lake Effect | One Fast Iguana 

Pin It
Favorite
art7128widea.jpg

nAs a big-time enmolada fan, I was alarmed by news that a driver veered off west North Temple, smashed through a wall of the Red Iguana and into one of the restaurant’s dining areas on Monday, Dec. 29. Thoughts of a weeks- or months-long closure for repairs made me develop a sudden craving for delicious mole negro.
n

Not to worry: Two hours after the crash, the resourceful folks there had patched things up well enough to reopen for business, and repairs were expected to be completed Tuesday.

n

“Fortunately, the blinds were down,” owner Bill Coker told the D-News. (Must have been some blinds!) “The newspapers took the brunt of the impact.”

n

Indeed, the newspapers did (thanks, newspapers!). Distribution racks near the restaurant—including a City Weekly rack—were “flattened,” according to CW circulation manager Larry Carter. The racks may have spared the restaurant by absorbing some of the impact.

n

Fortunately, Carter is as resourceful as the Red Iguana, and, as of Tuesday morning, CW’s rack was the only one that had been restored to working order. To Carter goes the 2008 Speedy Iguana Award.

Pin It
Favorite

Tags:

More by Brandon Burt

Latest in News

  • Muddy Polls

    With a crowded mayoral election around the corner, which polls can you trust to gauge public sentiment?
    • Apr 17, 2019
  • Distilling Hope

    Against archaic regulations, these Utah distilleries manage to leave their boozy mark.
    • Apr 10, 2019
  • The Buzz: Utah's Native Bees in Peril

    Federal lands could offer hives a respite from pesticides.
    • Apr 3, 2019
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Trib Voices

    Former Salt Lake Tribune staffers look back—and ahead.
    • May 23, 2018
  • Sousa Mendes' List

    Holocaust rescuer's legacy lives on in Utah.
    • Jan 17, 2018

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation