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Sweet Charity! What Did You Say?

Sweet CharityHey! Check out the Pioneer Theatre blog for my latest entry on Sweet Charity, the closing musical of the 2013-2014 season at Pioneer.

And enter to win tickets to see the very cute, whimsical comedy with a lil’ Bob Fosse dancing! I think the chances are pretty good!

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Walk Through Walls! Do It.

Katie Herzig

So, let me take a break from my Korea trip (erm, that happened like 4 months ago) and give props to Katie Herzig. See a video from tonight’s concert!

Katie Herzig at the Urban Lounge, SLC

And also see the cool music video for this song, one of my favorites:

Nonchalant, kooky, awesome – I think those are the words I’d use to describe her. All in a very positive complimentary manner, of course.

Katie Herzig - SLC Concert

And whoa… I just realized she has really good teeth! Zoom camera, ya’ know… it’s wondrous.

Okay, it’s past my bedtime, but I really just wanted to show off her stuff and say, go check her out! She’s on tour!!

Katie Herzig - Walk Through Walls 2014 Tour

Wahoo!!

P.S.: Are you wondering how you know her? She’s been featured in a few commercials and movie trailers. Read her wiki for more info. Now, are you wondering why I know her? Why, Missy Higgins, of course! Some sort of article, some sort of collaboration, that sort of thing that tied her with Missy. Of course. You all know how much I love Missy Higgins, eh?

Go Back in Time at Salt Lake City’s Speakeasy, Bodega

Ever since a trip to New York, my friend got me hooked on speakeasies. When there was news that Salt Lake City, itself, had it’s own speakeasy… well, I had to visit.

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Bodega is an unassuming hipster taco joint, where “The Rest” is a dimly lit restaurant serving higher end cuisine.

Experience Bodega with us after the jump>>

Salt Lake City Comic-Con 2013

Hot-diggity. Salt Lake! Who knew the number of geeks living in Utah? Earlier this month, Dan Farr Productions helped put on one of the most surprising turnouts of the year.

Over 50,000 tickets sold and numbers that hit 70,000 to 80,000 patrons is what the first Salt Lake Comic Convention pulled in. Ridiculous right? And now, there’s talks about another comic related event from Dan Farr Productions just before Sundance hits? Too much?

A Review and Photos of Salt Lake Comic Con 2013 >>

Engaging at Forage – Once Again…

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My friends Michael and Runa recently got married in New York. However, before they did so, they came to Utah to see family and… of course…. dine at Forage. Here’s a quick recap of the night…

Food porn begins after the jump >>

An Oasis (Cafe) in the Desert…

A few weeks ago, we went to Oasis Cafe for Bryce’s birthday dinner. I had always been a bit hesitant to return here since I had found glass in my mashed potatoes my first visit.

However, the food was great. No glass! Warm bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to start…

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A tasting plate to whet the appetite…

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Hummus, tapenade, caponata, cucumber noodles, and grilled carbs. The grilled ciabatta was awesome and the tapenade was probably my favorite. All was good, but I’m not sure it’d be a for-sure order every time.

Entrees! I had the salmon.

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I will admit: I do not like raw tomatoes. Although these were grilled, every part of them except for that 1/2 centimeter on top was raw. I’m sure they were great for the tomato-loving kind, though. The honey-lavender polenta was what made me order this dish.. yum.

Bryce got the mushroom strozapretti.

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These long funny-looking straw noodles are delicious. I might’ve liked his dish the best…

Alex got the wild mushroom risotto.

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The egg on top looked enticing, but I can’t say the same for the scallions snaking their way through the risotto. No, I don’t love long stringy (and raw) scallions, but I do love their flavor. I didn’t try his dish but he cleaned it all up!

Kasumi got the eggplant parmesan risotto.
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She cleaned up her plate as well. It looked really creamy.

Not too shabby, I’d say. I’d give it another go as I didn’t find any physical contaminants this time around, eh?

It was an Oasis in the desert… right next to a cute bookstore. We sat on outside (fantastic atmosphere) until it rained on us. So much for living in the desert…

Escape from Les Misérables

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Quick break from my Belize stufff… I’ve got a new guest blog over at the Pioneer Theatre Company‘s website. Them kids are so darned cute.

http://www.pioneertheatre.org/blog/2013/05/escape-from-les-miserables.html

A few heart-warming tales from the cast… and some hilarious strongman Valjean poses.