Over the past few years, one of my favorite Downtown restaurants has been Eva. The small-plates restaurant serves a diverse selection of foods in portions manageable enough so that you can order half a dozen things and still not break the bank. Imagine my excitement when I, as SLUG Magazine’s Resident French Master TM, became aware that Eva Chef/Owner Charlie Perry had plans to open a French-style bakery just a few blocks away, Eva’s Bakery. … read more
When I transferred from Arizona State up to the University of Utah in 2001, one of the first things I did was seek out good pizza. The shock of living in a new place left me in need of comfort, and pizza had always been my go-to comfort food. Everyone I asked had exactly the same answer: a basement restaurant that had long been the favorite of U of U students and staff—The Pie Pizzeria. … read more
There’s no question that Lamb’s Grill is a Utah institution. I’m proud to report that it is still going strong. One thing is certain: If they handle breakfast and lunch with the same charm and elegance that they do with dinner, people will still be writing about Lamb’s Grill 96 years from now.
This past March, The Hold Steady released their sixth studio album, a 10-track scorcher titled Teeth Dreams. Since then, they’ve embarked on a globe-spanning tour that will make a stop at our own Urban Lounge in mid-July. SLUG Magazine caught up with lead guitarist and founding member Tad Kubler to talk about the new record, recent lineup changes and to ask about what’s influencing them these days. … read more
After living in the heart of Downtown for over a decade, recent circumstances allowed me to buy a house in the northwestern Salt Lake neighborhood of Rose Park. It’s an older neighborhood with deep roots, and with the arrival of the light rail along the North Temple corridor, rumors of a renaissance for the Rose Park and Fair Park neighborhoods have begun to stir, and a recent trip to the Rancho Market plaza on 900 West led me to the unassuming façade of Pipa. … read more