Monday, January 31, 2011

Barbacoa Winner!!!

The winner of the $10 Barbacoa gift certificate is...


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Blush Hair Studio and Spa Giveaway

Blush Hair Studio & Spa is a great full service salon.  They use the latest trends and applications in hair and makeup.  Their services include:

  • women, men and children haircuts and styling
  • color specialists
  • hair extensions
  • eyebrow and eyelash tinting
  • eyelash extensions
  • full body and facial waxing
  • permanent cosmetics
  • swedish massage
  • airbrush tanning
  • manicures/pedicures

Blush Hair Studio & Spa
Stylist Mandy Bardlsey
(801) 201-6504
2021 S. Windsor (804 E.)
Salt Lake City

* For the month of February Mandy is offering a free eyebrow wax with any other service for I Heart Salt Lake readers.  Call Mandy at (801) 201-6504 to schedule an appointment.

Stylist Mandy Bardsley is offering one color and cut, a $100 value, to one lucky I heart Salt lake Reader.  

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Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, February 6th
Winner will be announced Monday, February 7th
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Our Favorite Soups in Salt Lake City

I don't know about you, but these cold Utah winters have me craving a hot bowl of soup and any old soup just won't do. Here is a list of some of our favorite soups around town.

Burrito Soup

Chicken Noodle
Cowboy Grub

Chicken Tortilla
Cafe Rio

Clam Chowder
Market Street Grill

Cream of Asparagus

Pear Gorgonzola
Red Rock Brewing Company

French Onion
The Desert Edge Brewery

Green Papaya

Potato Cheese
Cowboy Grub

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder
Citris Grill

Tomato Basil
Porcupine Pub & Grille

Tomato Soup
The Soup Kitchen

Wisconsin Cauliflower
Cafe Zupas

Do you have a favorite soup in Salt Lake?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Millies Burgers

  I don't know about you, but I always love a good "pink sauce" burger.  You know, the kind from the old fashioned hamburger joint that's been around forever.  Well, when I'm craving an old fashioned burger, I go to Millie's. 

Millie's is a family owned burger place that's been in Sugarhouse for decades.  They have great burgers and fresh cut fries, but you can also get some great homemade onion rings and zucchini fries there too.  Millie's has so many different options from  Fish n' chips and tacos to a Malibu chicken sandwich and you can't go wrong with any of your choices.  Try a Millie's double cheese combo (my favorite) and top it off with a flavored soda, my favorite is their cherry coke---with perfect pellet ice.  Yum!

When it's warm outside, drop in for a glacier, a fruit flavored slushee with ice cream in the middle. 

Millie's Burgers
2092 South1000 East

10:30-9:30 Monday-Thursday
10:30-10:00 Friday and Saturday
Closed Sundays

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lugano Restaurant

One of my favorite things about Italy are all the quaint restaurants, the kind that make you feel like you stumbled on an Italian secret. The same goes for Lugano.  The Italian restaurant is nestled in a quiet East Millcreek neighborhood, where chef and owner, Greg Neville lets you in on the secret of fresh Italian fare.

Lugano specializes in Northern Italian dishes, using locally grown produce and the freshest ingredients around.  Neville is very hands on and is continually updating the menu to reflect the season.

With dishes like killer braised short ribs, torched pears, and gnocchi made in house, it's no secret Lugano wins numerous dining awards each year.

Lugano Restaurant
3364 South 2300 East
(801) 412-9994
Hours Mon- Sat 5 to 10 pm
Sun 5 to 9 pm

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Barbacoa Mexican Grill Giveaway

Barbacoa Mexican Grill has been serving up their fresh huge burritos for over 12 years.  We love that their big burritos, burrito bowls and burrito salads are made fresh to order right in front of you.   

With several locations across the Salt Lake Valley and even more in Utah and Davis counties, there's bound to be a Barbacoa nearby.  Stop by and try a burrito or their burrito soup.  Or one of the many other offerings.

This week I Heart Salt Lake is giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to Barbacoa.  If you love Barbacoa, you'll want to win.  And if you've never tried Barbacoa (we suggest you do, today) then now is you chance to give it a try.

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Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, January 30th
Winner will be announced Monday, January 31st
Winner will be chosen by

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The winner of the $100 At Home Furniture gift certificate is


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Friday, January 21, 2011

We Heart Locals

We like to think the people of  Utah are a big part of what makes our state so great. 
There are so many talented and remarkable people and we think you should know them too. 
If you know someone that should be featured send us an email.

For our first local

Meet Vanessa Brown

Vanessa is a busy mother of two girls (plus a baby on the way) she is also the face behind,, co-owner of

At I Never Grew Up you will find Vanessa blogging about art project ideas to do with your kids, crafts, family recipes, how to stay young at heart and do fun things with your kids and thoughts on motherhood.
She also stays busy helping businesses around the country with their social media  through her company, A Kick In the Buzz.
Vanessa also runs Moms Make Money Blogging which is a 7 month course to teach others how to set up, drive traffic to, network with and make money with their blogs. 
She is also the co-owner of  Sassy Scoops where a group of women get together to feature and review new local places in Salt Lake or Utah County.

Vanessa has lived all over the U.S. but she now calls Utah home. 

Years living in Utah: If you totaled all the years up since I was a baby...7-8 years.

Favorite local restaurant: Este Pizzeria and Moochies

Favorite place to shop: Oopsie Daisy Children's Boutique and the Children's Hour

Favorite activities in Utah: Exploring Nature, every season my girls and I try to explore 5 of the main canyons here in Utah. I also love the museums, I am very excited for the new Utah Museum of Natural History and also love the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


On the corner of 11th East and 15th south in Salt Lake City sits, Shingletons.  If you sew, or want to sew, or need to have your machine looked at...This is the place for you.   The store originally opened in 1944.  The current owner, Dave Dalton, bought the store in 1969 and has been running it since.    

  • Shingleton's has the best selection of Janome sewing machines
  • They carry just about any serger you could want
  • The owner has over 50 years experience selling and servicing sewing machines
    •  They have the best machine repair service in the valley--if they can't fix it, no one can
    • Shingleton's offers services like buttonholes and covered buttons
    • They sell hemstitched blankets and burp cloths just waiting for you to crochet
    • They have a great selection of flannel for all your baby blanket needs
    • The owner is in the shop every day, he is very hands on

    With the owner's years of experience and expertise plus the ability to try out machines, 
    we know you'll find the machine that's right for you at Shingleton's.

    1533 South 1100 East
    Salt lake City
    801 484-4433
    Monday -Friday  9:30-6:00

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011


    Two years ago a new cookie bakery opened in Salt Lake City.  It's RubySnap, a catchy name for some of the best cookies around.  The RubySnap storefront is on 300 West at 770 South.  Inside you'll find a unique cookie bakery.  Every cookie is made from scratch with all natural ingredients and no preservatives. 

    The smell of baking cookies grabs you as you first walk inside.  Each flavor of cookie is named after real people in the owner, Tami Cromar's life.  There are always 12 flavors on hand and a special flavor of the month too. This months flavor is the Josephine. It's coffee, kahlua and tiramisu.  Stop by in February and try the Red Velvet cookie.

    The Cookies at RubySnap are unique.  Each made with care.  Some with nuts, dried and fresh fruit and chocolate.  The local favorites are The Audrey-almond dough packed full of almonds, cranberries and white chocolate and The Vivianna-mangos and dark chocolate in a citrus dough.  Our favorite was The Lilly- a lemon sugar cookie with lemonheads and lemon glaze.

    RubySnap sells frozen cookie dough. They also have an online store.  You can buy and send the cookies or the frozen dough.  Stop by soon and pick up a few. 

    770 South 300 West
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Monday thru Friday--10am to 6pm
    Saturday--11am to 5pm
    Closed Sunday

    Ruby Snap (formerly My Dough Girl) on Urbanspoon

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    At Home Furniture and a Giveaway!

     Are you looking for new furniture or just some new accessories to give your home a new or refreshed look? Then stop by At Home Furniture on Highland Drive in Salt lake City. At Home has been in business for almost twenty years. They carry many of the top brands of furniture including Hooker Furniture, Flexsteel, and Kincaid. There also are brands that are unique only to At Home so no two homes look alike. Traditional, transitional or even contemporary, the designers here can help you find your style and your decor.
    Do you hate to be stalked while you are shopping? The designers here will greet you and check back with you, without you feeling any pressure. The design staff has won many awards  for designing parade homes but their real satisfaction comes when they have helped a client decorate a beautiful, livable home for their family. At Home furniture has it all, French Country, Tuscan, mountain elegance, or any other design you can think of. It doesn't matter how big or small the job is, your designer will make you feel important  and in the end become a part of the At Home family.
    At Home's prices are very competitive and most of the time below the other furniture stores in the valley. Every month is a new sale, which is easily found on their website.  They also feature a monthly coupon on the website. As an added bonus mention that you read I heart Salt Lake and receive an additional 5% off sale prices through the month of February. 
     At Home is fun, friendly and full of good ideas to decorate your home. If you can't find what you are looking for in the store then the design staff will help you shop through catalogs until you do. 
    Don't wait, go visit At Home Furniture and start giving your home a fun, new, refreshed look.

     At Home Furniture
    3174 S. Highland Dr.
    Salt Lake City, UT
    At Home Furniture is happy to offer one lucky I Heart Salt Lake reader a $100.00 gift certificate.
    To enter leave a comment on this post.
    One entry per person. 
    No anonymous entries.
    Leave your name and email address.

    Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, January 23rd
    Winner will be announced Monday, January 24th
    Winner will be chosen by  

    Make sure to stay  up to date with all the giveaways at I Heart Salt Lake by


    The winner of the $50 Snider Bros Meat gift certificate is

    Megan D

    To claim your prize send us an email with your full name and address.

    Friday, January 14, 2011

    Wood We Ever- Now Closed


    The darling shop, Wood We Ever, opened over 12 years ago when the husband and wife team opened their doors and shared their wood working talents with us. He makes the furniture and she does the rest. Together they design all of the furniture, shelves, frames and clocks they sell in the store.

    You can find everything from furniture to picture frames, clocks, dishes, bedding, decor and much more at Wood We Ever. If you can't find what you're looking for just ask, as they also take custom orders. 

    At their current location, the wood shop is conveniently located behind the store.  It keeps the store updated frequently.

     Stop by Wood We Ever.  We know you'll find some fun home furnishings to brighten up your home.  They always have holiday decor just waiting to get you ready for the next holiday too.

    Wood We Ever
    3922 Highland Drive
    (801) 278-3635
    Hours 11-6 Monday to Saturday

    Wednesday, January 12, 2011

    The Training Table Restaurant--a Utah Original


    The Training Table restaurant first opened it's doors in Midvale,Utah in October of 1977.  Four years later they opened their second restaurant.  Now there are 6 locations in the Salt Lake Valley and one in Provo and another in Layton.

    The Training Table features gourmet hamburgers, sandwiches, soups and fresh salads.  Not to mention their famous cheese fries.  Training Table has been serving up cheese fries long before others even thought of adding cheese to french fries.  Don't forget to order their ultimate dipping sauce for the fries and chicken fingers.

    Customers order using telephones placed near each table. The order-by-phone is a unique feature of the Training Table.  The phone will buzz to let you know your order is ready.

    Training Table offers 17 gourmet burgers and another 17 gourmet sandwiches on their menu.  But they will make your burger or sandwich just about any way you want.  They also offer salads and soups.  We recommend their homemade ranch dressing.  It's the best ranch around.

    We suggest the #16 Blue Bacon Burger, the #26 Turkey and Ham sandwich, the grilled Chicken salad and of course the cheese fries.They are just a few of our favorites.

    The Training Table Restaurants

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    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Harmon's Cooking School

    By Dianna Davis

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to make sushi or pasta from scratch? Well now you can.
    Harmons Cooking School in Draper Utah offers a variety of cooking classes ranging from basic cooking skills to ethnic favorites to wine and cheese tastings.

    The Harmons Cooking School has been around since 2008 with the opening of the Harmons Bangerter Crossing in Draper. Instructors share their expertise with you in wine, knife skills, gourmet cooking, baking, sushi, pasta, grilling and much more. They even have occasional guest instructors such as Kelsey Nixon from Americas Next Top Chef, Pete Canella from Fratelli's Resurant, Sheral Schowe from Wasatch Academy of Wine and more.

    Harmons Cooking School
    Harmons Bangerter Crossing
    125 East 13800 South
    (801) 617-0111

    Monday, January 10, 2011

    Snider Bros Meat Giveaway

    For nearly 20 years, Snider’s Bros. Meats has been Salt Lake’s premier destination for quality meats, handsome butchers and friendly service.

    Snider’s is family owned and operated – maintaining the old-fashioned hands on approach.  Their butchers have made careers in the meat business and want your guests to be as happy with your cooking as you are with their cutting.  Snider’s can provide instructions for cooking many items, tips and tricks for cooking and suggestions for just about any meal. 

    With a huge selection of fresh cuts, including many signature items, Snider’s knowledgeable crew is happy to cut, slice, chop, cube, grind and/or season to order.  Snider’s also has a great assortment of frozen items and a full Deli. A short list of favorites

    -         Santa Maria Tri Tip
    -         Homemade Sausages
    -         Chicken Mignon
    -         Freshly Ground Hamburger
    -         Made to order Sandwiches
    -         Marinated Chicken Breast
    -         Stuffed Pork Chops
    -         Chicken or Beef Pot Pies
    -         Meatloaf

    Snider Bros Meats
    6245 Highland Drive
    (801) 272-6469

    Snider Bros Meats is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner! 

    To enter leave a comment on this post.
    One entry per person. 
    No anonymous entries.
    Leave your name and email address.

    Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, January 16th
    Winner will be announced Monday, January 17th
    Winner will be chosen by  

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    Este Pizza Giveaway Winners

    The two winners of the $25.00 gift certificates to Este Pizza are:



    Email us your address and we will get them in the mail.

    Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Salt Lake Community Education Classes

    Each new year I resolve to try something new and what better way than to take a class. Salt Lake City School District offers community education classes through out the year. The classes are relatively short and inexpensive, not mention they are offered at most high schools around the state so it shouldn't be too hard to find one near by.
    Registration is going on right now, so hurry and sign up.
    Most classes begin the week of January 18th.

    Here are a few class suggestions.

    East Community Education
    East High School
    840 South 1300 East

    Watercolor painting
    Pottery, hand and wheel
    Big band swing dancing
    Hula hooping
    Hiking and snowshoeing

    Highland Community Education
    Highland High School
    2166 South 1700 East

    Scottish country dancing
    Bread making (class held at House of Bread)
    Creative cake decorating
    Welding and metal arts
    You're on the air (how to make it in vice-overs)

    West Community Education
    West High School
    241 North 300 West

    Book binding
    Ice fishing
    Pinhole photography
    Duct tape wallets
    Leather working

    Hillside Community Education
    Hillside Middle School
    1825 South Nevada Street (2340 East)


    View the full Salt Lake Community Education catalog here.
    Register for classes here.

    Wednesday, January 5, 2011

    Utah Opera Company's Hansel and Gretel

    Have you ever watched Pretty Woman and wondered why you've never dressed in your finest and attended the opera?  Are Madame Butterfly and the Pirates of Penzance that intimidating or have you not gone because you don't know what to expect?

    Make it a new year's resolution to add a few more cultured activities into your calendar in 2011.   Utah Opera Company has made it easy by adding performances of a story we all know, Hansel and Gretel. 

    Two lost children would be a tasty treat for the evil Witch, but Hansel and Gretel are too clever to be served as dinner. Grimm’s timeless fairy tale comes alive with glorious music, an eerie forest, and mystical woodland creatures

    Everything you need to know about show times and ticket prices can be found at the Utah Opera Website
    Still feeling a little uncomfortable?
    Follow this step by step guide by the Utah Opera and you're on your way to a great experience. 

    Utah Opera Company
    Capitol Theatre
    50 West 200 South
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    January Events

    Born Yesterday
    January 2nd- February 6th
    Hale Centre Theatre

    Utah Jazz
    January 5th
    Jazz vs Atlanta
    7:00 pm

    Monster Truck Winter Nationals
    January 7th - 8th
    Maverick Center

    University of Utah Gymnastics
    January 7th
    Utah vs UCLA
    Jon M. Hunstman Center
    7:00 pm

    University of Utah Basketball
    January 11th
    Utah vs BYU
    Jon M. Huntsman Center
    6:30 pm

    Utah Jazz
    January 12th
    Jazz vs New York
    7:00 pm

    Roseanne Barr Signing
    January 13th
    Sam Weller's Zion Book Store

    Utah Jazz
    January 14th
    Jazz vs Cleveland
    7:00 pm

    Emperor's New Clothes
    January 14th-February 5th
    The Children's Theatre

    January 14th-15th
    Wise Guys Comedy Club

    Black Comedy
    January 14th-29th
    Pioneer Memorial Theatre

    Hansel and Gretel 
    January 15th- 23rd
    Utah Opera

    Winter Palooza
    January 22nd
    South Town Expo Center
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Utah Jazz
    January 26th
    Jazz vs San Antonio
    7:30 pm

    Utah Jazz
    January 28th
    Jazz vs Minnesota
    7:00 pm

    Circle Cycle presented by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
    January 28th-29th
    Capitol Theatre

    University of Utah Gymnastics
    January 28th
    Utah vs Stanford
    Jon M. Hunstman Center
    7:00 pm

    Utah Jazz
    January 31st
    Jazz vs Charlotte
    7:00 pm

    Monday, January 3, 2011

    Este Pizza Giveaway

    We are excited to announce a giveaway sponsored by Este Pizzeria, one of our favorite New York style pizza restaurants in Salt Lake.   We will be picking two lucky winners.  Each winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificates to Este Pizzeria.

    Este Pizzeria serves up traditional New York style pizza.  You can buy it by the slice or order up a whole pizza if you like. Este also serve appetizers, salads and pasta.  Save room for their Zeppoles, a traditional Italinan donut. Small and light, these babies are dusted with cinnamon and sugar and served with a side of agave nectar, you'll be addicted instantly.

    Read more about Este Pizza Company here

    Este Pizzeria

                                            Sugarhouse                                           Downtown
                                      2021 Windsor Street                               150 East 200 South
                                         (801)485-3699                                         (801) 363.-2366

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    Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, January 9th
    Winner will be announced Monday, January 10th
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