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Beer Kissery

Making a profit from beer—now there’s a novel idea that harkens back to, well, forever.

Reflection Pool

This week is the anniversary of our very first issue back in 1984.
I’ll always be proud that this publication stood up for a community that didn’t have a strong voice.

.05 Guide

These Legislators know little about liquor or the people who consume it.
Our annual City Guide hits the streets this week. We first published it in 2002, just in time for Utah's Winter Olympic Games. It turned out to be a hit, so we've kept doing it.

When Tom Met Fidel

Remembering a former editor's brush with El Jefe Máximo.
Aside from his predilection for poking me and everyone else, Walsh was the consummate professional journalist.

Bite Me, Carl

Soon after the story broke, readers began slapping Carl's Jr. in the same fashion that Carl's Jr. slaps meat onto a grill.
It was a burger, pretty sloppy, true to their ads and I don't recall much else.

Whoa Is Me

I mourned in 2000 when Best of was only 10 years old. Sixteen Bests of Utah later, I mourn again.
I mourned in 1972. I did again in 2000 when our Best of Utah was only 10 years old. Sixteen Bests of Utah later, I mourn again.

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