Food Review: Road Island Diner

Food Review: Road Island Diner
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Diners have always held a special place in my heart. Greasy food, handmade desserts and dim lighting—the trifecta of honest road-side eating—have long made me a fan of this style of restaurant.  As essential as the food is though, the setting can be even more important.  A great burger or a fantastic breakfast special can easily be overshadowed by chintzy décor or a poorly trained wait staff.  The opposite can also be true.  The right surroundings can make even average food seem immortal. It is in the combination of great food and an incredible atmosphere that the Road Island Diner really shines. … read more

Whiskey Reviews: High West

Whiskey Reviews: High West
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When someone throws out the word “craft” in the alcohol industry, my first instinct is to assume they are talking about beer. David Perkins (head whiskey-maker at High West) is pioneering professional distillation in Utah and  it is looking like that title ought not be reserved for beer alone. … read more

Video Game Reviews – August 2009

Video Game Reviews – August 2009

August video game reviews for Ninja Blade, Overlord II, Prototype, Red Faction: Guerrilla and a web exclusive review of Fuel. … read more

Movie Reviews – August 2009

Movie Reviews – August 2009

Movie Reviews, including 500 Days of Summer and I Love You Beth Cooper and DVD/Blu-Ray reviews of Watchmen, Terminator 2, Gothkill and more! … read more

 
 
National CD Reviews – August 2009

National CD Reviews – August 2009

National music reviews, including 10 ft. Ganja Plant, Against Me!, The Antlers, The Casualties, The Fiery Furnaces, Goatwhore, Mos Def, Municipal Waste, Pelican, Reign Supreme and more! … read more

Book Reviews – August 2009

Book Reviews – August 2009

Book reviews for August, including Black Tooth Grin, Gun with Occassional Music, The Heavy Metal Fun Time Actvity Book, and Stripmalling. … read more

Mike Brown: Things I Hate

Mike Brown: Things I Hate
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So Snuggles, the guy who’s been illustrating my articles as of late, suggested that I write about my favorite possessions, and that he would bring them to life via SLUG Magazine. I looked around my apartment for my favorite things and a massive writers block fell on my face. I’m sorry, Snuggles, but it’s so much easier for me to write about shit I hate. … read more

Inversion Trawler: Conny!

Inversion Trawler: Conny!
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Aunt Leona, Oom and I were making our way through the front gate and up the walk of Aunt Kate’s home, Weedpatch, when we heard a frantic female screaming, “HELP! HELP!  SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!”  It was a high-pitched, cartoon mouse of a voice, and we could hear the click click click of small but speedy steps accompanying the screams and coming toward us up the sidewalk.  … read more

Gallery Stroll – August 2009

Gallery Stroll – August 2009
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Ride, bike or walk, but when you get to the gallery, don’t forget to stroll. Events are happening all month long, but mark your calendars for Aug 21 when galleries participating in the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll will offer extended hours and hold artist receptions. All events are free and open to the public. … read more

Dear Dickheads – August 2009

Dear Dickheads – August 2009

Dear Dickheads,
Out of curiosity, how would you suggest making a mormon wedding more entertaining without the alcohol? I happen to be LDS and do agree that wedding receptions suck. If I get married, I want people to have fun and not fall asleep. And I’m sure pin the tail on the donkey isn’t the answer. … read more