Skip the chain, eat local in Provo

Before you head out to TGI Friday and get cheese fries with your friends, meet a local and get something you can’t get anywhere else you have lived. Bombay House Cuisine: Indian Recommended dish: Chicken Tikka Masala Address: 463 n. University Avenue Provo, UT This place was recommended to me by my good friend who […]

Roads to nowhere

As the Utah Valley roads have reminded us, the road to hell is surely adorned with orange construction cones. The state of Utah has famously set aside large amounts of money for road construction at the expense of other state programs. The legislature has  made provision to eradicate the problem through a series of measures […]

Critique of the Week: In-N-Out Burger

Critique of the Week: In-N-Out Burger

You’ve seen the lines as you’ve driven by and wondered what all the excitement was about. Is Bon Jovi doing autographs at that In-N-Out place up the road? Does the meal come with a raffle ticket for the new Lamborghini Reventon? Nope. People are simply lined up for … wait for it … a cheeseburger. […]

Christmas traditions through the ages

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen — and like me, you’ve probably wondered if we should be teaching such words to our children, especially all in the same sentence and tied together like that. This is aside from the point I’m trying to make, though: Do you recall the lesser-known facts of […]

Critique of the Week – Date spots in the valley

Critique of the Week – Date spots in the valley

Well folks, this week I’ve decided to do something a little different and do a double feature. (After all, I can only use the word “fun” so many times to describe one place.) My topic: attractions in Utah Valley. Jump On It in Lindon Located just off the freeway five minutes north of UVU is […]

Critique of the Week- Woodbury Art Museum

Critique of the Week- Woodbury Art Museum

In this day of Facebook, instant search engine results and that ever present life-sucker, the television, one almost forgets what it’s like to use one’s own brain. So many of us are, I fear, running on cognitive auto-pilot, where entertainment is spoon fed to us and information is dropped in our laps. Gone are the […]

Critique of the week: Sammy’s Cafe

Critique of the week: Sammy’s Cafe

For those of you who haven’t been courageous enough to wander into the depths of Zoobieville (the campus of Brigham Young University and the perimeter that surrounds it) let me tell you about a nice little place called Sammy’s. Located just off of Provo Center Street – Utah County’s best attempt at a night life […]

Facts of life: Halloween

Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve as it was formally called, has roots that reach back thousands of years ago to Celtic lifestyles and religion. The Celts believed that on All Hallows Eve (the day before All Hallows Day, which was the first day of their new year) the spirits of those who had died the […]