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Life in the Valley

There is much more to Salt Lake City than just the dining scene. This blog will follow our other amusing exploits in the valley; everything from local concerts to an epic day at Alta. There is so much going on in Salt Lake, and we will give you a glimpse into that lifestyle.
[15 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | 1,472 views | Life in the Valley, News & Events]
Utah Liquor Sales Coming to a Grocery Near You

So I saw this article a few hours ago on ABC4.com:
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – Utahns might eventually be able to buy hard liquor and wine in grocery stores, that if a new consultant’s recommendation is adopted. The idea has made it into a new business plan being proposed for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The 80-page report was months in the making, and prepared by outside consultants with a…

[7 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 508 views | Life in the Valley, News & Events]
Get Ready for 2012 Winter Fun – Utah Ski Resorts Opening Dates

It seems like overnight we’ve gone from Fall to Winter! The Wasatch Range is getting blanketed with a little more snow every day and I am starting to smell the wonderful aroma of ski wax mixed with chimney smoke. This winter is gonna kick ass, I can feel it! I’m already drooling with anticipation. 3 foot blue bird days with face shots a-plenty, pitchers overflowing with pale ale, overwhelming loads of nachos shared with your…

[18 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 679 views | Foodie Love, Life in the Valley]
Local Salt Lake Food-Gifts: Wine & Spirits Edition

Surprisingly, Salt Lake has a good variety of local spirits to choose from that would make great gifts for Christmas this year.
To start, there’s the new Epic Beer that comes in generous 22 ounce bottles.  They have a variety of beers to choose from with well designed labels and full bodied flavor.
In addition to Epic Beers, you have your classic Salt Lake brews from Squatters, Wasatch Beers, and Dessert Edge.  If you have…

[18 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,213 views | Foodie Love, Life in the Valley]
Local Salt Lake Christmas Food-Gift Ideas: Market & Deli Edition

Last week I posted about local food gifts from Bakeries around Salt Lake City. I wanted to also share with you some ideas for some more savory food gifts.  Salt Lake has several great markets, delis and grocery stores that sell local fresh food that would make excellent gifts.
At Caputo’s Market you could pick up anything from artisan salami to gourmet balsamic vinegar.  Creminelli Artisan Salami is one of a kind in the U.S.,…

[8 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,430 views | Foodie Love, Life in the Valley]
Local Salt Lake Christmas Food-Gift Ideas: Bakery Edition

As my husband and I ponder about what to get friends and family for Christmas, we become more sensitive to how we spend money this time of year.  Our desire this year is to spend with local vendors in Salt Lake City, Utah:  restaurants, shops, etc.  We hope to give gifts that are not wasteful and full of love and care.  I came up with a list of a few bakeries and cafes in Salt…