Skip the chain, eat local in Provo

August 29, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

July 5, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

January 11, 2010

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

December 8, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

November 23, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

November 16, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

November 9, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

October 26, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Slightmare on 13th

October 26, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nightmare on 13th, located at 1300 South in Salt Lake City, has been voted by USA Today as the #1 Haunted House in America, though I must politely disagree. I want to like this place, I really do. Some of the rooms and effects were downright awesome, and the folks here had some great elements […]

Sexy costumes: Trick or treat?

October 12, 2009

Reading Time: 2 minutes Halloween is a few weeks away and you’ve begun to search frantically for a costume. You dig through the attic and find that Cinderella dress you wore in second grade; it should be obvious that this outfit will no longer fit. Don’t leave the attic yet, though – you could probably safely get away with […]