Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Village Baker

Recently we made a visit to Village Baker in West Jordan.  We had heard so much about the delicious breads, pizza, cookies, sandwiches and more.  We had to try it out for ourselves.  We loved everything we sampled and can't wait to go back for more.

Village Baker makes and bakes their own breads and cookies fresh each day.  They offer 8 types of bread alone.  There are also plenty of cookies and brownies to make anyone happy.
They make their own sauces too.

Village Baker offer a daily lunch special of a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza for only $1.99.  It's such a big slice it really fills you up.  Perfect for a quick lunch.

There are also plenty of sandwiches being made at Village Baker.  They are made to order, so they are fresh and delicious.  Sandwiches can be ordered in half sizes too.  But don't stop with a sandwich or pizza, Village Baker also has soups and salads.  But make sure you save room for dessert.  Each day they make special k bars, cookies, cinnamon rolls and other treats on a rotating schedule.

Village Baker doesn't have seating.  It's a walk-up and order or call ahead and order take out place.  Just don't forget to buy a loaf of bread for home. 

1658 West 9000 South
West Jordan, Utah
Monday to Thursday 10 am-8 pm
Friday & Saturday 10 am- 9 pm

Village Baker on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Heart Salt Lake Contributor- Jaqueline

We want to introduce you to one of our contributors, Jaqueline T Miller. 
She is the genius behind the Utes party printables.

Jacqueline works as a communication and design consultant. 

Time living in Utah?
11 months

Favorite local restaurant?
Left Fork Grill

Favorite places to shop in the Salt Lake Valley?
Wasatch Front Farmers Market
The Store
Hip & Humble

Best thing about Salt Lake/Utah?
Good balance of outdoors and city

Anything else you want to add?
Favorite bars: The Garage and Bar X
Favorite Salon: M. Scott Salon

Monday, October 24, 2011

Giveaway: My Memories

Have you heard of My Memories Suite?
This digital scrapbooking software is easy to use and is very versatile. You can make scrap book pages, design your own Christmas cards, make recipe cards, invitations, videos and more.

Check out the supply of papers, layouts or kits on My Memories Suite website.  We love their weekly deals too.  What is your favorite paper pack or layout?

One I Heart Salt Lake reader will win
My Memories software (a $39.97 value)
This giveaway is closed.
The winner is Jinii Boren.

To Enter the giveaway fill out the form below
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Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, October 30th
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Chunga's Mexican Food

By Kristie Bringhurst from The Resolution 

Utah has a lot of great Mexican food. There's no denying that. If authentic Mexico City style Mexican is what you're after however, Chunga's is the place to go. Located in Rose Park, Chunga's is a diamond in the rough and given a five star rating from Most recommend getting the al Pastor on your first visit (it's to die for), but no matter what meal you choose, you can be positive it will be packed to the brim with flavor and freshness. The one thing you cannot leave without is a heaping glass of Agua de PiƱa. Frothy and sweet, that drink alone will have you coming back for more. Don't be intimidated by the authenticity. The bilingual staff at Chunga's is friendly and welcoming. Next time you're in the area, don't be afraid to walk in and treat yourself to this Mexican treasure.

You can try to deny the craving for that cheesy goodness above, but we recommend just getting some for yourself. You won't regret it.

180 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
Mon-Thu, Sun 10 am - 10 pm
Fri-Sat 10 am - 11 pm

Chunga's on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Emilie Jayne


A plucky little shop on the South East corner at the 8th and 8th intersection. You won’t miss it because there is always some funky furniture find on the side walk out front.
This second hand shop is so very fun! It’s small, but packed to the rafters with deals galore. Loads of retro items to be found, but the fare spans a century of great styles and pieces. The prices are fair and super deals can be had. I spied a hanging floral lamp last week, the very same thing sold for $100 more on Etsy, than the price it was marked at Emilie Jayne (and no shipping costs).

Besides the deals and the finds, the next best attribute is their rather fetching presentation. The color scheme collections make finding a treasure gift easy, and it all looks so good. They have great turnaround, because it is a different display of items every time I drop by. There is always an array of items ready to be marked and put out for purchase.

Over the years, I Have come away with jewelry, bowls, a Lalique perfume bottle, vases (my downfall), a quilt, furniture and odds and ends, both as gifts and treasures I love. Stop by, meet the friendly attendants, and don’t be surprised if you can’t leave empty handed.

Emilie Jayne
801 South 800 East
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 359-3356

Monday, October 17, 2011

So Cupcake Giveaway

So Cupcake is a darling little cupcake shop right in the heart of the valley.  They bake their cupcakes fresh each morning using quality ingredients like real butter, cocoa and real vanilla and almond extracts.  So Cupcake also never sells day old products.  At the end of each day they donate the remaining cupcakes from the day to local nursing homes, shelters and hospitals.

Some of our favorite cupcakes include lemon, cinnamon, red velvet and vanilla. So Cupcake also makes gluten free cupcakes.

We love the new So Cupcake truck! You can find the truck making daily deliveries. Follow So Cupcake on Facebook or Twitter to see where the truck will be delivering each day. You can also rent the So Cupcake truck or have it come to your business.  It's a great way to build some business, So Cupcake will let their over 4000 facebook and twitter followers know where the truck is.

3939 S. Highland Dr.
Salt Lake City
Store hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.

One lucky I Heart Salt Lake reader will win 
one dozen mini cupcakes from So Cupcake!
This giveaway is closed.
The winner of the giveaway is Susie Garret 

To Enter the giveaway fill out the form below
Bonus entries
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Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, October 23rd
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

One Sweet Slice

It's easy to love the new specialty cake shop One Sweet Slice in South Jordan. We fell in love with them before even tasting their delicious cupcakes - and believe me, they are delicious.  One Sweet Slice is one of the cutest bakeries around plus your little ones can play in the play kitchen while you enjoy a sweet treat.

Fresh ingredients are always used at One Sweet Slice.  It's no wonder we can't get enough of their savory treats. We especially love the caramel cupcake, the grass hopper cupcake, lemon cupcake and the coconut key lime cupcake.

One Sweet Slice isn't just about cupcakes.  They offer whole decorated cakes, slices of cake, cake
truffles and brownies.  They also have a selection of specialty drinks, including Italian sodas, frozen lemonades, gourmet hot cocoas and frozen cocoas.  You may even want to try their cake shake.

One Sweet Slice offers Cupcake parties too.  In the party area guests will receive hands-on decorating instructions with cupcakes or cakes.  They will decorate their own cupcake and have a choice of specialty drinks.

1644 West Towne Center Drive
 South Jordan, Utah 
(801) 727-4275

One Sweet Slice on Urbanspoon

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lime Ricki Swimwear

Walking into Lime Ricki is like stepping into a hip swim shop right on a beach.  True, Utah is landlocked, and without a beach, but when you pick up a cute suit from Lime Ricki it will make being landlocked much more fashionable.

One of our favorite features of the Lime Ricki swim wear is that it is made to flatter many varied body types, with options in a tankini; halter top; one piece suits; and skirts, to name a few. 

With a store front conveniently located on Highland Drive, and multiple other stores carrying their suits, finding the perfect one will be a snap!  As an added bonus, Lime Ricki has a variety of styles for the whole family; including kids, maternity, as well as men and women’s suits.

And, lucky you, as the season comes to a close, the store is featuring some killer deals.  So run, don’t walk to pick up your future favorite swimsuit! 

6265 South Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah
(801) 272-LIME

Monday, October 10, 2011

Season's Boutique and a Giveaway

Seasons Boutique in Sandy is a great place to find the latest fashions in womens clothing. Often "Boutique" means expensive.  That is not the case at Seasons Boutique.  They offer affordable, quality clothing for women, sizes S-XL. 

Seasons Boutique is a mother-daughter run store that has been in business since 2009. Owners Sharon and Melanie stock the store with coats, jeans, tops, sweaters, skirts, dresses and so much more.  They are often on hand to offer you style advice.

At Seasons Boutique, the inventory is updated every 2-3 weeks with new items coming in all the time.  They also buy a limited amount of each item, so you won't be showing up at the office or your next party and see someone wearing the same outfit you just bought.

Seasons Boutique carries one of a kind handbags, no two bags are alike.  They also sell jewelry and accessories to make up the perfect outfit.

Stop by Seasons Boutique soon to update your fall wardrobe.  We think Seasons Boutique will be your new go to fashion store. 

10489 South State Street
Sandy, Utah 
(801) 572-2140
Monday to Saturday 10-7

Season's Boutique is giving away a $50 gift card to 
one lucky I Heart Salt Lake Reader!

Giveaway closed. 
The winner of the giveaway is Brittany Keyser!

To Enter the giveaway fill out the form below
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Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, October 16th
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Our Local Favorite Pizza Places

As promised we have compiled a list of some of our favorite local pizza places in the Salt Lake Valley.

260 South 200 West
Salt Lake City
Authentic Napoli style pizza, cooked in a wood fueled brick oven from Italy.

1567 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
This is one of our favorite places for a good cheese pizza. They also make a great gluten free pizza.

Este Pizzeria
2021 Windsor Street
150 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
This New York style pizza is some of the best around, plus you can order a slice or a whole pie.

The Pie
1320 East 200 South
Salt Lake City
Plus 4 other locations
Not only do we love the pizza, but we love their late hours too.  They have extra large servings of super cheesy pizza and for you garlic lovers, make sure to try their cheese pull-a-parts.

The Pizza Factory
 3739 South 900 East
Salt Lake City
check out their menu here
Perfect place to grab pizza with the whole family, you can even have it delivered to your lane while bowling at FatCats. We can't get enough of their delicious bread twists.

Big Apple Pizza
2939 East 3300 south
Salt Lake City, Utah
7206 South 900 East
Midvale, Utah
Great New York style pizza cooked in a stone pizza oven. Make sure check sure to check out their daily specials.

What is your favorite pizza?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

National Pizza Month

Did you know that October is National Pizza Month? 

And who doesn't love pizza? 
What a great way to celebrate pizza with its own month.

We want to help you out with National Pizza Month.  So we are compiling a list of some of our favorite pizza places from around the Salt Lake Valley and will be sharing it with you.

So make sure to come back here tomorrow to see where we like to get our pizza.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Beethoven's Fidelio at Capitol Theatre

Did you know that Beethoven's Fidelio will be at the Capitol Theatre October 8th to the 16th?
This performance is part of a season-long Beethoven celebration. You can find more information about the Utah Opera and Utah Symphony Beethoven celebration here. 
Beethoven believed the human spirit was capable of great things and he communicated this in his one and only opera, Fidelio. Utah Opera is pleased to present this love story that moves from confinement and suffering to the liberty and triumph- all told through Beethoven's vivid compositions that stir the soul. 

Beethoven's Fidelio
October 8th- 16th
Capitol Theatre

For tickets, visit or call 801-355-ARTS

If you love opera, you'll want to enter this giveaway.
If you've never experienced opera, this is a great opportunity for you to give opera a try.

2 lucky I Heart Salt Lake readers will win 
a pair of tickets to Beethoven's Fidelio. 
Winner picks the performance night of their choice.

To Enter the giveaway fill out the form below
Bonus entries
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Giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, October 7th
Winners will be notified by email 
Winners will be chosen by