Thursday, November 20, 2014

Third Annual Indie Ogden Awards Coming to Ogden Utah‏

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The Indie Ogden Awards is an annual event held each December to honor independent and local businesses in Ogden, Utah.

Indie Ogden announces the third annual Indie Ogden Awards to recognize locally owned businesses in Ogden, Utah. The award ceremony takes place December 18, 2014 at Hub 801. Voting has open and continues until December 8th.

“The Indie Ogden Awards is our way of saying thank you! to Ogden,” said Mikaela Platter, founder of Indie Ogden. There are so many amazing businesses, people and events in Ogden that deserve to be recognized for their hard work and contributions to the community. We want to showcase all there is to love about Ogden, and show the entire state just how awesome Ogden really is.”

Last year there were over 300 people in attendance and counting vendors, almost 400. “We sold out the first and second year before the event started. Most of our sales were at the door. Unfortunately, we had to turn people away (so be sure to get your tickets in advance). It’s exciting to see the line out the door and around the corner! It will be even bigger this year,” said Platter.

For tickets, information about being an Indie Ogden sponsor or for more information visit http://awards.indieogdenutah.com. Vote here: http://awards.indieogdenutah.com/vote

In addition to the awards, the event will include entertainment from Nurture the Creative Mind and food from local restaurants. There will be local food vendors from many local businesses to showcase the delicious local foods that Ogden has to offer. At the awards ceremony winners will be announced and come onto stage to get receive their plaques. The Ogden community nominated businesses in various categories and voted, started in September.

At the Awards ceremony, Indie Ogden will honor five groups that have had significant strides this year in improving Ogden. These people and businesses have been key to creating jobs and getting the spotlight on Ogden. While those honored are not necessarily local, they have had huge impacts on the city of Ogden.

  • Mayor Mike Caldwell
  • Amer Sports Outlet
  • Summit Group
  • Beehive Cheese
  • QBP

Merco Local is designing this years gift boxes for guests filled with local Ogden merchants. Nurture the Creative Mind is the benefactor and the students will be working together to create the decor and provide entertainment. Students will perform dance and music that they have created as well as display art for auction throughout the venue.

The event will be live broadcast at the Hub 801 site. Hub 801 is a new addition to Ogden and is located in a restored Coca Cola factory and the venue features state of the art audio/visual equipment with vintage industrial decor from the old factory.  

Richie T. Steadman of Radio From Hell will host the evening along with Mikaela, founder of Indie Ogden. The after party will be held at Alleged on 25th street.

About Indie Ogden and the Indie Ogden Awards
Indie Ogden is a blog all about our local community. The site shares events and spotlights on business owners as well as guides and adventures to inspire locals and tourists alike to enjoy Ogden. The site has been awarded City Weekly awards for the past 3 years including ‘#2 Best Blog In Utah’ and ‘Best Weber Spotlight’ and has been featured on several news outlets.

Indie Ogden Awards is a community celebration of local Ogden businesses and those that are impacting the Ogden community. Founded by Mikaela Platter, blogger at Indie Ogden IndieOgdenUtah.com, this is the third and biggest year.

The Indie Ogden Awards is in its 3rd year and has grown exponentially over the years. This year is shaping up to be the most extravagant event yet and  with a $20 ticket guests will be treated to VIP services. All food and drink is included in the ticket price, as well as entertainment and gifts.

Find Indie Ogden on Facebook at: Facebook.com/indieogden

Contact: Mikaela@IndieOgdenUtah.com

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December Activities at The Ogden Nature Center

One of the many mule deer on the property.Wild Wednesdays: Snow, Snow, Snow!
Wednesday, December 3, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
How many words can you use to describe snow?  Come find out as we celebrate winter. Discover how animals use snow to travel, build homes, and even hide from predators. Don’t forget your hats, gloves, and snow boots! Please meet in the Visitor Center.

The Nest Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 6 from 9 am – 4 pm
FREE admission all day
Enjoy cozy holiday shopping and brisk wintery trails! This festive open house features local artists and crafters, free gift wrapping with a natural flair, a fancy bake sale in the yurt and a free holiday kids craft from 11-1.  Fresh evergreen swags and centerpieces will be for sale – come early for the best selection! The Nest Gift Shop features nature related books, stationary, toys, games, art, birdfeeders, artisan jewelry and casual clothing.  All proceeds from the Holiday Open House will benefit the Ogden Nature Center’s mission to unite people with nature and nurture appreciation and stewardship of the environment.

Wild Wednesdays: Snugglers, Sleepers, Snoozers
Wednesday, December 10, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
What do animals do when the days get shorter, the weather gets colder, and the snow begins to fly? A few very special animals snuggle in for the winter and snooze for days, weeks, and even months at a time. Come learn about these amazing animals with an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Living Terrarium Christmas Ornaments
Saturday, December 13 at 10 am
Ages 10 and up
(under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult)
Cost: $10 members / $12 nonmembers
Take a little piece of the Ogden Nature Center home with you for the holidays! Join Emily Martin, an Ogden Nature Center teacher/naturalist, as we learn to build
terrarium Christmas ornaments. These miniature growing gardens will make a beautiful holiday decoration for your home or holiday gifts for friends and family. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. RSVP to 801-621-7595 by Friday, December 12th at 4pm.

Wild Wednesdays: Animal Autographs
Wednesday, December 17, 3:45 pm
Free for ONC members
$2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
All ages welcome
Become a nature detective as you hunt down animal clues around the Ogden Nature Center – from tracks and scat to feathers and fur. Dress for the weather. We will be hiking the trails in search of animal signs. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Preschool Discovery Days:  Motionless Marvels
Choose a date and time:
Thursday, December 18 or Friday, December 19
9:30 am, 11 am or 1 pm
$5 members / $6 nonmembers
$5 per child for preschool groups over 5
From towering trees to tiny rocks, many of nature’s wonders hardly move at all.  Sing songs and hear stories, play games and learn through hands-on discovery what makes nature so marvelous.  Pre-registration is required for all participants. Please call 801-621-7595 for information or to reserve your spot.  Space is limited.

Scout Saturdays
Saturday, December 20
9 am – Native vs. Invasive
10 am – Conservation
11 am – Venomous Reptiles
$5 per scout
The Ogden Nature Center provides the perfect outdoor classroom for scout activities. Have our teacher/naturalists help your scout pass off badge requirements during these 45 minute classes. Reservations and a non-refundable deposit are required.  For more information on the requirements for each badge refer to our website at www.ogdennaturecenter.org/education/scouting-programs.

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Thanksgiving Family Recipe: Sweet n Sour Red Cabbage

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When I think of the smells and tastes of Thanksgiving, Sweet n Sour Red Cabbage is the first thing that comes to my mind after turkey, and even before rolls. I love eating it on its own, or spooning it on top of my turkey or mashed potatoes instead of gravy.

0668962038005This Danish dish goes back at least five generations in our family. My Great Grandma, Mary Andersen Siddoway, came to the United States in 1910 when she was 18 years old. Read all about her ties to Utah history and the Armstrong Mansion.

This is a recipe that my Great Grandma learned to make from her mother, who also learned it from her mother and grandmother. They made it frequently in Denmark during special dinners. It’s also popular in Germany, known as German Rotkohl.

If you google Sweet n Sour Red Cabbage recipes, you will find many different versions. This is the simple, basic recipe that was brought from Denmark by my Great Grandmother and has been made for generations in our family.

 

Sweet n Sour Red Cabbage

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1 stick (1/2 cup butter)
Apple cider vinegar
Sugar

  1. Shred or finely chop red cabbage. Add to pot with butter, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, and 2 cups sugar. Stir well.
  2. Add enough water to cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low or low. Cook uncovered at low boil.
  3. 2014-11-20 12.41.52After 1 hour, add 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar and 1 cup sugar. Keep cooking uncovered at low boil.
  4. Repeat step 3 every hour for about 4-5 hours if possible. If mixture too runny, then only add sugar and not apple cider vinegar. Taste mixture every hour and add sugar, apple cider vinegar, or both, depending on if too sweet or too sour, and if needed.
  5. Cook for a total of 4-5 hours if possible. Boil on low uncovered to let moisture evaporate.

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The 2014 Holiday Season at Trolley Square

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The holiday season is officially here, and last night I had the opportunity to head down to historic Trolley Square to check out what they have to offer for gifts and other holiday events.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to Trolley Square, and I was pleasantly surprised with their remodel and all they have to offer.

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Trolley Square has added a lot more parking than before, and I had no problem finding a spot to park. They have street level as well as parking structures, and you can park on all sides of Trolley Square. View their website for parking locations.

Visits with Santa

Santa arrives at Trolley Square on Friday November 28th at 5pm. You can find him on the North side on the main level.

Below are some of the highlights from my shopping trip, and a few gift ideas for those on your Christmas list:

  1. Spark: Last night I visited Spark for the first time, and it has now become my favorite clothing store! It seems impossible to find cute, warm skirts for Winter, and they have a great selection. They are perfect for missionaries, carolers, holiday parties or any other time you want to wear a cute skirt in the winter without freezing. They also have a large selection of men’s clothing.
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  2. The Old Spaghetti Factory: If somebody on your gift list loves to eat out, a gift certificate to The Old Spaghetti Factory is the perfect gift idea. Their spinach ravioli is my favorite! Rodizio Grill, a Brazilian steakhouse, is also located at Trolley Square, and is one of my husband’s favorite places to dine. They also offer gift certificates. You also dine at Desert Edge Brewery at the Pub.
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  3. Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids: If you want to shop at Pottery Barn Kids, the only place to find it in Utah is at Trolley Square. Their Thanksgiving place settings were absolutely adorable! I found a book in Pottery Barn Kids that really tugged at my heart strings. It’s called “How To Babysit A Grandma”. One of my favorite memories from my childhood is when I used to spend hours listening to my grandma read to me. Now that I have kids of my own, they also enjoy visiting my grandma and spending time with her reading books. She is in her late 80s, and has dementia. She thinks she is still independent, but forgets to do even simple things, such as eating breakfast, or what day it is. She doesn’t like to feel like somebody has to take care of her, so when I take my kids over there to sit with her for a few hours, we tell them they are going over there to babysit her. When I came across this book, I knew I had to buy it for my kids to sit and read with Great Grandma. It will be a memory they can treasure for years to come.
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  4. Weller Book Works: There is something about a used bookstore that draws you in. The first time I walked into Sam Weller’s bookstore on Main Street, I ended up spending three hours there, and could have easily spent longer. The Main Street location closed, and they moved to Trolley Square and is now known as Weller Book Works. Not only do they have books, but they also have other various gifts such as games. Our family’s Christmas tradition is to get a new family game each year, and this year at Weller Book Works I found SpeedeeBee, a word game using dice. I can’t wait to play it as a family on Christmas morning!
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  5. Garbage Pail Kids and other fun novelty gifts at Cabin Fever: This was one of my favorite stores to shop for stocking stuffers and gifts for my silly friends. I have been telling my kids about Garbage Pail Kids for a long time now, and when I came across this book of the original series, I had to buy it! They also had calendars, greeting cards, and the popular “SL,UT” t-shirts. I was also delighted to come across all of their Krampus display of products. We like our kids to know about other cultures around the world and how they celebrate the holidays, and last year my husband enlightened us with the story of Krampus, the Christmas Devil who visits naughty children and takes them away in his large sack. Ever since then when my children would talk about Krampus, nobody had heard of him, so you can imagine my delight when I saw that Cabin Fever had books, greeting cards, stockings and stickers. I have a feeling that, as strange as it sounds, the Krampus sticker book I bought my kids is going to be one of their most memorable and unique gifts.
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  6. Vitamin World: I have been out of my green tea tablets for a while, but have been skeptical of buying more. They worked great as a supplement at first for metabolism and weight loss support in addition to my lower calorie diet and daily exercise, but the last few months haven’t seemed to work as well as they used to. The Vitamin World employee was great to answer my questions, and suggest another alternative that also has green tea as one of the ingredients. He was very knowledgeable about the products that are offered and how they work.
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Other stores at Trolley Square:

The stores listed above are not the only stores at Trolley Square. You can find a complete listing of stores on their website under Store Directory. They also have a handful of stores soon to open at Trolley Square.

Trolley Square – a historical Utah site

Trolley Square has been a part of Utah since the pioneers arrived here in 1847. The area was first dedicated by Brigham Young as the Tenth Ward, and later served as the location for the fair . It later became the Utah Light and Railway Company yard, a site for the 144 trolley cars that served as a main part of Salt Lake City’s transportation system. The trolley system was discontinued in 1945, and instead of demolishing the building in 1972, it became Utah’s only festival marketplace. Trolley Square was registered as a historic site by the state of Utah in 1973, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Trolley Square historical photosClick on image to view full gallery of Trolley Square historical photos on the Trolley Square website.

I was provided with a complimentary gift card to use at Trolley Square during my shopping experience in exchange for my write-up. I was not compensated financially, nor was I required or persuaded to write any specific type of write-up. The views and opinions are all my own.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Eva’s Bakery announces catering for offices and holiday parties

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House-made French pastries, sandwiches and salads now available for breakfast and lunch. Boulangerie open for holiday parties.

Salt Lake City (Nov. 18, 2014) – Eva’s Bakery, a French café and boulangerie located in downtown Salt Lake City, is now offering pickup or delivery catering for its house-made menu of fresh artisan breads, pastries, salads and sandwiches. The bakery will also be available for holiday parties.
“Our location and bakery set up is conducive to offering catering services,” said Charlie Perry, owner and chef at Eva’s Bakery. “We’re able to easily bake and deliver large quantities of homemade French fare. Our homemade pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches are fresh breakfast and lunch alternatives for nearby businesses.”

EVa3Available for pickup or delivery, Eva’s catering menu features classic French fare in a variety of sizes and options, ranging from petite to grand meals. House-made croissants, Quiche Lorraine, organic baguettes and jam, Ibis coffee, and fresh fruits and berries are available for breakfast.

The lunch menu includes house-made soups, organic salads, roast tri tip sandwiches, hot carbonara mac and cheese and house-made béchamel and gruyere, among other offerings. A full catering menu can be found at www.evasbakeryslc.com/catering/.

In addition to catering, Eva’s Bakery will also take reservations for holiday parties in the evenings. The boulangerie can accommodate 60 seated guests for a sit-down meal or 80 guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Eva’s Bakery is a classic French café and boulangerie located in downtown Salt Lake City. Using ingredients from farmer’s markets and local producers such as Rose Hill Dairy and Central Milling, Eva bakers produce traditional French pastries, artisan breads, pies, sandwiches and salads. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Eva’s Bakery offers house-made French cuisine in a European dining atmosphere.

For more information about Eva’s Bakery, visit http://evasbakeryslc.com or call 801-355-3942.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rocky Mountain Holiday Boutique

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Featuring 141 Booths with Arts and Crafts, Unique Gifts, Specialty Foods and Gift Wrapping Station. 

Bring your kids and camera (Photos with Anna & Elsa), Angel Tree, Door prizes and FREE ADMISSION.

November 11-15, November 18-22, 2014. Tuesday-Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm.

Mandarin Plaza
845 North 400 E
Bountiful, UT 84010

This is a sponsored calendar event.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

15 Toilet Cleaning Tricks That Take 5 Minutes or Less

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Author: Amber Brubaker

Nobody likes to clean the bathroom, especially the toilet which often develops nasty rings. If you clean the toilet more often, you could avoid those rings, but it’s difficult to find the time to pull out all of your cleaning supplies and scrub the toilet several times a week.

That’s where these handy tricks come in. Many of these ideas are purely preventative, some are for deep cleaning, and a few even recommend ways to keep your toilet from clogging. All of them take just five minutes or less of effort on your part. Never worry about a dirty toilet again!

1. Wipe it Down Once a Day

Keep your toilet from ever getting dirty by wiping it down every day. Use a baby wipe or a Clorox wipe to remove dust and disinfect the surface, then squirt some cleaner along the rim of the bowl and scrub with the brush for 30 seconds. You’ll never have to deep clean and your toilet will never smell.

2. Sprinkle in Baking Soda

You can use baking soda to scrub at the rings on your toilet, or as a simple, natural cleanser. Sprinkle it into your toilet bowl and use a toilet brush to scrub, or you can make a paste and apply it with your toilet brush, letting it sit for 10-15 minutes. After that, flush, and brush off the remainder with your toilet brush.

3. Pumice Stone

Have a nasty ring around your bowl? Push all the water back down the drain by inserting the toilet brush into the hole in the bowl and then pushing the water with slow, back and forth motions. Put on some rubber gloves and scrub with the stone. The ring will come off in minutes.

4. Clean Your Toilet Brush

Ok, so this isn’t about how to clean your toilet, but a clean toilet brush means a clean toilet right? Close the toilet seat on top of the handle so that the bristles are suspended above the water. Then, pour bleach over the brush, and rinse with a pitcher of hot water.

5. Try Kool-Aid

Interestingly enough, packets of citrus-flavored Kool-Aid, like lemonade or orange, make great toilet bowl cleaners! Pour the powder into the bowl and let it sit for an hour. Then flush. It removes unsightly rings in a cinch.

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6. Make Your Own Essential Oil Cleaners

If you love natural, non-chemical cleaners, make your own with just water, vinegar, Borax, and essential oils. Not only do these cleaners smell great, but they are also wonderful at disinfecting any toilet in a snap.

7. Pour in Bleach or Vinegar

Other great natural cleaners are bleach and vinegar which eat away at smells, rings, and bacteria. These shouldn’t be used every day to clean your toilet, but they’re great at removing grime quickly.

8. Squeeze Toothpaste in a Pinch

If your neighbor is coming over, and you don’t have time to pull out cleaners and scrub your toilet, squeeze some toothpaste into the bowl and scrub with your toilet brush. Toothpaste polishes the enamel on your teeth, which makes it perfect for polishing the enamel on your toilet. Not to mention, it eliminates odors without the heavy chemical smell, so your friend will think your toilet is always that clean.

9. Drop in Toilet Cleaning Gels

Keep your toilet clean and fresh longer with toilet cleaning gels. They dissolve in the toilet water and keep a blue or green colored disinfectant in the water for up to two weeks. It takes seconds and drastically cuts down on the frequency of your cleanings.

10. Toilet Bombs

These little gems look like small bars of soap. You simply drop them into your toilet and watch them fizz as they react with the water. Wait a minute or two, and the natural ingredients will work away at bacteria and gunk in your toilet. Then all you do is flush.

11. Overnight Treatment

Pour vinegar, bleach, or any other product of your choice into the toilet and let it sit overnight. In the morning, just flush and see how much cleaner your toilet looks.

12. Make a Paste for Toilet Bowl Rings

Mix ½ cup Borax or baking soda with enough vinegar to make a thick paste. Push the toilet water back into the pipes by moving the brush back and forth into the little hole in the bowl. Wear rubber gloves, and apply the paste to your toilet stain. Leave for an hour or overnight. Scrub it off with the toilet brush, and voila! A clean, white toilet with just a few minutes of work.

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13. Use Dish Soap to Unclog Toilets

Need to unclog a toilet that won’t go down, no matter how much plunging you’ve done? Pour ½ cup of liquid dish soap down the drain. It helps to lubricate the pipes and let the gunk pass through.

14. Grab Some Cola

For an affordable, easy, non-toxic solution to toilet ring stains, pour cola into your toilet, targeting around the rims to make sure it gets everywhere. Let it sit overnight, and there you go!

15. Install a Soft Water Conditioner

A great way to eliminate toilet rings altogether is to install a soft water conditioner. This helps keep both your toilets and jets clean, which in turn helps you avoid clogging. And the best part is, the only effort you have to put into it is making the order.

And there you have it! 15 quick, easy ways to keep your toilet clean. You can have a constant, fresh-smelling toilet without ever pulling out the heavy chemicals again!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Utah Christmas and Holiday Events 2014

Holiday 2013 Button-001The holidays are here! Below are events and activities to keep you jolly during this holiday season.

Favorite Holiday Movies
A list of favorite movies for this time of year.

Chex Party Mix, Holiday Style!
A collection of the best Chex Party Mix recipes for the holidays, and a great gift idea!

Hallmark Christmas Movies
Visit the Hallmark channel website for their lineup of new Christmas movies airing this year.

Utah Date Night Ideas
A list of fun date night ideas during the holiday season in Utah.

The 2014 Holiday Season at Trolley Square
I recently visited Trolley Square to see what kind of gifts you can find there. They will also have visits with Santa.

Events
Below are Utah Holiday Events for 2014. Check back often, as this list will grow as we hear about and add more.

As always, check with the event coordinator for any changes to the event. We are not responsible for canceled events or changed times. If you know of an event we have forgot, email us at contact@enjoyutah.org so that we can add it!

Salt Lake County

Utah County

Davis County Weber County

Box Elder County

Cache County Tooele County

Wasatch/Summit County

Uintah County Carbon County Washington County
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Rocky Mountain Holiday Boutique Event

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Featuring 141 Booths with Arts and Crafts, Unique Gifts, Specialty Foods and Gift Wrapping Station. 

Bring your kids and camera (Photos with Anna & Elsa), Angel Tree, Door prizes and FREE ADMISSION.

November 11-15, November 18-22, 2014. Tuesday-Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm.

Mandarin Plaza
845 North 400 E
Bountiful, UT 84010

This is a sponsored calendar event.

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Billion Clicks Positive Thinking and Hilary Weeks Song Download

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Veterans Day in Utah 2014

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It’s so important to recognize and appreciate our military service men and women.

Veterans Day 2014 will be this Tuesday, November 11th. Below are a few ways for you to pay your respects to those that serve / have served our country:

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Eva’s Bakery in Salt Lake City

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Last night I was lucky enough to try the new three-course dinner menu at Eva’s Bakery, and my mouth is still watering today! Mention promo code EvasBakery4Dinner before Thanksgiving 2014 and get 20% off the dinner menu.

Eva’s Bakery is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City on 155 So. Main Street. It’s very convenient to get to if you are riding trax, and if you are not there is parking just East and behind the bakery in the pay parking structure. Visit Eva’s Bakery website for hours.

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Owner and chef, Charlie Perry, opened Eva restaurant (also located on Main Street), and then Eva’s Bakery, in honor of his great grandmother Eva Coombs. He spent a lot of time by her side in the kitchen, and inherited her passion for French cooking and respect for ingredients. In France, much of their nightlife is spent sitting in a restaurant or bakery enjoying fine food. Eva’s Bakery hopes to bring this new kind of nightlife to downtown Salt Lake City.

Eva’s Bakery has been open for a while now for breakfast and lunch, but just recently introduced their new hours and dinner menu. Because the menu is created with local, fresh ingredients available, visit frequently to experience the culinary masterpieces that Perry creates.

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STARTERS:

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Organic Green Salad: For my starter, I chose the organic green salad, which had bleu cheese, pomegranate, grapes and red wine vinaigrette dressing. The pomegranate was a delicious, sweet surprise to my taste buds.

“Margarita” Pizza: My husband loves spicy foods, and loved this as for starter. It came with jalapenos on it, and was large enough to share between two people. The crust on it was absolutely spot on!

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ENTREES:

Pan Roasted Halibut: I almost ordered the Pecan-Crusted Chicken Breast, but because I always order chicken when we go out to dinner, I decided to be adventurous and try the Pan Roasted Halibut. It was served over a creamy carrot orzo risotto, with citrus salad & herb vinaigrette. It was absolutely delicious, and I definitely made the right decision! I am not usually a fan of anything carrot, but the risotto was fabulous, and one of my favorite things on the plate!

My husband order the special, which was a steak served with fingerling potatoes. That was also delicious, especially the white gravy over the dish.

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DESSERTS:

Crème Brulee: You can never go wrong with a good crème brulee! Many times when we order crème brulee from restaurants, the caramelized top is overly torched, but at Eva’s Bakery it was pleasantly just right, and verifies the professional level of chef/owner Charlie Perry. It was served with a topping of fresh blueberries and strawberries.

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I was provided with a complimentary meal to experience for my review. I was not compensated financially, nor was I required or persuaded to write any specific type of review. The views and opinions expressed are all my own.

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