Table X Presents Special Menus for Sundance, Tech Summit, Valentine’s Day

TABLE X TO OFFER CONVENIENT $45 PRIX FIXE MENU DURING SUNDANCE, TECH SUMMIT

A Delectable Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu Will be Served on February 14

The Salt Lake City area will be buzzing with the high-profile Sundance Film Festival and Silicon Slopes Tech Summit events this month. The award-winning Table X looks forward to accommodating their participants who tend to have high culinary standards with an attractively priced, three-course prix fixe menu featuring cutting-edge, artfully prepared options. Offering ample, free parking, the restaurant is close enough to the happenings while allowing guests to seek refuge from the crowds in a modern, relaxed setting. Table X will also offer a tasting menu for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.

“We know people have hectic schedules during these jam-packed events. While they may not have time for a very leisurely meal, they may still crave high-quality cuisine and the opportunity to entertain clients in a hip environment. Our special prix fixe menu will allow our guests to sample the best of Table X at an affordable price,” says Nick Fahs, one of the three chef-owners of Table X.

The $45, three-course Sundance-Tech Summit menu features the following selections:

House made burrata appetizer
Housemade burrata appetizer

APPETIZERS

  • House Made Burrata with roasted acorn squash, basil oil, coquillo olives & house focaccia
  • Clifford Farm Soft Cooked Egg with farro porridge, butter roasted mushrooms, puffed grains & cress

ENTREES

  • Butternut Squash with sweet onion chutney, 6yr balsamico & radicchio
  • Pacific Striped Bass with confit salsify, mussels, smoked bass chowder & bay leaf oil
  • Jones Creek Beef Bavette Steak with tallow poached potatoes, green peppercorn mignonette, watercress & red wine jus

DESSERT

  • Spiced Angel Food Cake with carrot cream & walnut crumble
  • Hazelnut Ice Cream with salted chocolate, cocoa crumb & hazelnut caramel corn

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest nights of the year for dining out, Table X will showcase its sophisticated, modern cuisine with an impressive seven-course tasting menu for $85/person (wine pairing – $35/person; non-alcoholic beverage pairing – $20/person). The restaurant is now accepting reservations (credit card required) at www.tablexrestaurant.com or call 385.528.3712.

“Our Valentine’s Day evening is designed for those seeking a more elevated, sophisticated way to celebrate their romance and relax while appreciating our seasonal and artistic approach to dining,” Fahs explains.

ABOUT TABLE X

Located in the up-and-coming Millcreek area of Salt Lake City, Table X opened in 2016 and was named Salt Lake’s Best Restaurant by Salt Lake Magazine in 2016 and 2017 and earned a Salt Award from the Salt Lake Tribune in 2017. A collaboration between three chefs – David Barboza, Mike Blocher, and Nick Fahs – Table X’s mission is to delight guests with honest cuisine focused on sustainability, integrity, respect, and innovation. They have developed a culinary and service style that raises the bar for Salt Lake City dining. Table X offers an in-season dining experience with ingredients harvested from the on-site garden. The restaurant occupies a historic brick building that has been exquisitely renovated to blend its original features with modern design. It’s only fitting that the building once housed produce from local farms and also served as a cheese factory. www.tablexrestaurant.com

New Ski Lodge for Promontory Members

PARK CITY’S MOST LUXURIOUS SECOND HOME COMMUNITY INTRODUCES EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE SKI LODGE AMENITY FOR MEMBERS

Promontory's new PC Lodge at Park City Mountain

The most exclusive vacation home community in Park City continues to impress by welcoming a new amenity this ski season. Promontory is pleased to debut the extraordinary PC Lodge at the base of Park City Mountain’s award-winning resort. With the PC standing for both Promontory Club and Park City, the luxurious 6,000 square-foot lodge is for members only. Members of this nationally recognized multi-generational, private community will enjoy ski-in, ski-out access to the First Time lift where beginners can learn to ski and snowboard and from where more accomplished enthusiasts can access the rest of the resort’s varied terrain.

“Our goal is to remain on the leading edge of luxury private club concepts by continuing to deliver and expand our world-class offerings,” says Francis Najafi, CEO of Pivotal Group, the developer of Promontory. “Our prime location affords us the flexibility to create new luxury amenities and residences that exceed our members’ expectations and entice new members to become a part of this special, highly coveted community.”

Located at Park City Mountain Village on the lower level plaza under the Park City Ski Team Training Center and thoughtfully planned by Vallone design, the PC Lodge impeccably combines open space with six cozy gathering nooks that provide abundant seating. The Lodge’s walls of glass and warm woods flawlessly complement the natural surroundings. Members and their guests are invited to relax by the fireplace and on sunlit sofas, watch television, and fuel up with complimentary light fare and beverages. More than 200 lockers are available for daily, weekly, and seasonal use, so members can conveniently store their gear. Promontory’s Outfitter, a former Olympic skier, will enthusiastically accompany members for ski outings. The PC Lodge will also feature a small retail shop with handy items like lip balm and hand warmers. A dedicated Promontory shuttle will provide transportation to and from the Lodge for extra convenience.

“As a luxury, multi-generational club, we recognize that family members have varying interests, so we strive to offer something for everyone at Promontory,” says Robin Milne, General Manager of Promontory. “With Deer Valley being a skiers-only resort, we can now accommodate both skiers and snowboarders by having this ski-in, ski-out lodge at Park City Mountain. This perfectly embodies our ‘play your way’ philosophy.”

The PC Lodge ribbon cutting for members and VIPs will be held on Friday, December 21, when families from all over the country are in town to celebrate the holidays. A private reception for media and the Park City business community will follow on January 8, 2019.

Additional Promontory amenities include the Ranch Clubhouse & Spa, Luke Ridge Tubing Hill, Alpine Lodge at Deer Valley, Equestrian Center, The Beach House, Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye signature golf courses with respective clubhouses, The Shed Clubhouse, Kids’ Cabin, Outfitter’s Cabin, and more.

ABOUT PROMONTORY

Promontory is an award-winning 6,400-acre recreational second home and private mountain community in Park City, Utah. Promontory’s expansive mountain setting offers diverse year-round amenities and activities for the multi-generational family. The community consists of 1,674 homesites with stunning mountain views. More than 560 homes have been built, and approximately 682 homesites are currently available. Six of Promontory’s 24 distinct neighborhoods feature developer-built homes, known as Promontory Homes. These include the new, modern Nicklaus Villas on the Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course. For more information, visit www.promontoryclub.com.

La Jolla Santa Pub Crawl on December 15

INAUGURAL LA JOLLA SANTA PUB CRAWL ON DECEMBER 15 TO COLLECT TOY DONATIONS FOR RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Four Participating Restaurants and Bars Encourage Revelers to Bring Unwrapped Toys

La Jolla Santa pub CrawlSpearheaded by the co-founder of the hugely successful Park City Santa Pub Crawl in Utah which now draws 2,000 revelers each year, the first-ever La Jolla Santa Pub Crawl will be held on Saturday, December 15, beginning at 6:00 p.m. It is designed to be a fun opportunity to eat, drink and be merry, San Diego-style. The pub crawl is open to the public, ages 21 and over. It is free to attend, but participants are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to Hennessey’s anytime during the evening. The donations will be delivered to Rady Children’s Hospital to distribute to their patients. Participating bars on the pub crawl are George’s at the Cove Level 2, The Spot, Jose’s Courtroom, and Hennessey’s. Crawlers are invited to be creative and wear festive, holiday-themed costumes.

“The Park City Santa Pub Crawl began eight years ago with about 20 participants, and it has since grown to about 2,000 people, taking over the town and traveling from all over the country,” says Hilary Reiter of Redhead Marketing & PR, organizer of both La Jolla and Park City Santa Pub Crawls. “Given how many people from San Diego visit Park City and vice versa, it makes so much sense to replicate the event in La Jolla with all the great venues and walkability there. Each year, we see amazingly fun and creative costumes, and a vast age range from early 20s to those in their 70s. Everyone has a blast, we collect thousands of toys, and the local economy gets a great boost as well.”

Below is the pub crawl schedule for December 15. Participants are welcome to join for all or some of it.6:00 p.m.

George’s at the Cove Level 2
7:00 p.m. The Spot
8:00 p.m. Jose’s Courtroom
9:00 p.m. Hennessey’s (Toy drop off)

Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at Hennessey’s at the beginning of the night for convenience or anytime thereafter during the evening. To view the Rady Children’s Hospital toy wish list and the items that cannot be accepted, visit https://www.radyfoundation.org/toys

More info and the option to RSVP and invite others is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/686701785058517/

Woodside Homes Donates to Camp Fire Victims

WOODSIDE HOMES’ NORTHERN CALIFORNIA DIVISION PROVIDES AID TO CAMP FIRE VICTIMS IN CHICO AND FOLSOM, CA

Employees Collected and Purchased Essential Items to Deliver to Salvation Army Locations and Evacuees

Woodside Homes donates to Northern California fire victimsIn the wake of the Camp Fire that devastated Paradise, CA, Woodside Homes’ Northern California Division employees collaborated to provide aid to their neighbors to the north. They collected clothing such as jackets, socks, slippers, shoes, and underwear, in addition to blankets, pillows, cots, yoga mats, and diapers to donate to evacuees in advance of Thanksgiving. This division of the national homebuilder, which is headquartered in Utah, also provided Safeway and Visa gift cards to evacuees staying in Folsom area hotels who are partnering with the Folsom Chamber of Commerce to provide accommodations. Toni Turnbull, marketing manager of Woodside Homes’ Northern California Division, and her son and his girlfriend drove 115 miles to Chico on November 18 to deliver the goods to various collection centers and temporary shelters.

“There is something about working for a homebuilder that makes us feel especially compelled to assist those who have lost their homes, and their gratitude is heartwarming,” says Toni Turnbull. “With Thanksgiving approaching, we wanted to do anything we could to make a difference for those impacted by this terrible disaster. We took the donations we collected and purchased, plus 60 cases of water, to two Salvation Army locations in Chico. This was made possible not only by our team, but also by several local businesses in Folsom who contributed more goods to deliver with our load.”

In addition to the two Salvation Army locations, they visited a Walmart shopping center in Chico that has sheltered evacuees to deliver fresh coffee and blankets. Turnbull had the opportunity to interact with several fire victims who left quite an impression about how basic their needs are.

She recalls, “I spoke to one individual who asked for the cup of coffee I was drinking, so I happily obliged. He needed it more than I did. I met an older lady in a wheelchair who was shivering from the cold weather, and all she wanted was a blanket, so I gave her my blanket we were using in the van.”

Turnbull adds, “Each Woodside Homes division throughout California, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona is committed to local philanthropic efforts, and we are thankful to our employees who rose to the occasion. We hope the victims of these recent California wildfires can return to some semblance of normalcy soon and find warmth and comfort with loved ones during the holiday season.”

About Woodside Homes

Woodside Homes, one of the top 30 homebuilders in the U.S., is celebrating its 41st year in the business of designing and building single-family homes for move-up and entry-level buyers. In 2017, Woodside Homes was acquired by SEKISUI HOUSE, one of the world’s largest homebuilders. The two companies joined forces with their shared philosophies in creating sustainable communities that grow and adapt to the needs of today’s homebuyers.

Founded in 1960, SEKISUI HOUSE has constructed more than two million homes. Based in Osaka, it has approximately 90 subsidiaries and affiliates, 23,000-plus employees, and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange. Since 1997, SEKISUI HOUSE has positioned its commitment to the environment as a core management target and provided numerous environmentally and sustainably conscious products as a front-runner among industrialized housing manufacturers.

Woodside Homes is dedicated to being “Better by Design,” delivering an exceptional experience to every customer and acting as a trustworthy, knowledgeable guide throughout the home buying process. Woodside has sold more than 43,000 new homes since inception, and according to Hanley Wood data, it is the 27th largest homebuilder in the United States. The partnership with SEKISUI HOUSE allows Woodside Homes to evolve and adapt cutting-edge methods in sustainability and efficiency practices.  For more information visit http://www.woodsidehomes.com/.

Promontory Pets Celebrate Dog Park Improvements

PARK CITY’S MOST PAMPERED PETS CELEBRATE A NEW AND IMPROVED PLAYGROUND AT PROMONTORY

A Ribbon-Cutting Event Was Held for Dogs and Their Owners

Promontory Park City

Luxury living just became more enticing for Promontory’s four-legged members with a new and improved dog park where a ribbon-cutting celebration was held on Friday, November 16. Not only has the dog park doubled in size, but there are separate areas for large and small dogs for those who prefer to play with their own. For others who opt for an integrated playtime, there is a gate between the two areas, so dogs of all sizes can mingle. A designated off-leash trail leads to the park where grass, landscaping, and shaded seating are additional, new features to the dog park, which is open year-round. A full-fledged pet playground with various agility equipment is also being planned.

“As a community created for multi-generational families, Promontory includes pets in that mission,” adds Francis Najafi, CEO of Pivotal Group, the developer of Promontory. “We enjoy debuting new amenities to keep Park City’s most luxurious and innovative private community on the cutting edge.”

Several Promontory members and their furry friends joined the ribbon-cutting, and a selection of gourmet treats was offered for the private community’s discerning dogs who came out in full force with tails wagging.

“We recognize that pets are an integral part of the lifestyle our members enjoy at Promontory, so we are excited to elevate the amenities for these ‘fetching’ members as well,” says Robin Milne, Promontory’s General Manager, who attended the event with her own dog. “Like all of our amenities, the dog park takes advantage of stunning views for the entire family to enjoy.”

ABOUT PROMONTORY

Promontory is an award-winning 6,400-acre recreational second home and private mountain community in Park City, Utah. Promontory’s expansive mountain setting offers diverse year-round amenities and activities for the multi-generational family. The community consists of 1,674 homesites with stunning mountain views. More than 560 homes have been built, and approximately 682 homesites are currently available. Six of Promontory’s 24 distinct neighborhoods feature developer-built homes, known as Promontory Homes. These include the new, modern Nicklaus Villas on the Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course. For more information, visit www.promontoryclub.com.

Holiday Parties and Winter Dining at Table X

TABLE X CELEBRATES THE SEASON WITH INNOVATIVE WINTER MENU AND HOLIDAY PARTY OFFERINGS

A Special New Year’s Eve Celebration to Feature Seven-Course Tasting Menu

Holiday dining in Salt Lake CityNamed Salt Lake City’s best restaurant in 2016 and 2017 by Salt Lake Magazine, Table X’s three chefs have created a seasonal menu to celebrate the holiday season and winter months. Those looking for an elevated, more innovative holiday party experience to delight and broaden their guests’ culinary senses will be attracted to the emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients harvested from the impressive on-site garden. Private dinners are offered in the intimate, private dining room that seats 14 guests and overlooks the garden, and the main dining room may also be reserved for larger parties. Reservations are now being accepted for private groups as well as New Year’s Eve dinner, which will feature a seven-course tasting menu.

“We greatly enjoy hosting parties for foodies and those looking for a gathering that is a cut above the usual holiday party. It’s all about bonding and celebrating over fresh, cutting-edge cuisine that is artfully presented,” says Nick Fahs, Chef and Co-owner of Table X. “Our goal is for guests to be wowed by our commitment to raising the bar for Salt Lake’s dining scene with more progressive offerings coupled with the restaurant’s stunning, modern design. We will work with our guests to create an event that promises to have their colleagues, clients, and friends raving about long after the celebration ends.”

Signature entrees of the new winter menu include:

  • Alaskan Poached Halibut, honey crisp apples, steamed onions, butternut squash nage and hazelnut
  • 100% Grass-fed Jones Creek beef Bavette steak, shiitake and trumpet mushroom, chourice roasted cabbage

A delectable dessert offering is the pumpkin compote, featuring toasted meringue, maple ice cream, house made graham cracker.

Table X will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a holiday tasting menu offering:

7 courses – $85/person (wine pairing – $35/person; non-alcoholic beverage pairing – $20/person)

Now accepting reservations.

Table X is not just dedicated to serving some of the finest cuisine in Salt Lake City. Chefs David Barboza, Mike Blocher, and Nick Fahs recognize that ambiance is equally important. The restaurant is housed in a rustic, brick building with a wood-barreled roof that was constructed in 1929. A clean, modern design stylishly blends with the historic character and original elements of the building, making the restaurant conducive for hosting memorable events.

For reservations and more info, visit www.tablexrestaurant.com or call 385.528.3712.

ABOUT TABLE X

Located in the up-and-coming Millcreek area of Salt Lake City, Table X opened in 2016 and was named Salt Lake’s Best Restaurant by Salt Lake Magazine in 2016 and 2017 and earned a Salt Award from the Salt Lake Tribune in 2017. A collaboration between three chefs – David Barboza, Mike Blocher, and Nick Fahs – Table X’s mission is to delight guests with honest cuisine focused on sustainability, integrity, respect, and innovation. They have developed a culinary and service style that raises the bar for Salt Lake City dining. Table X offers an in-season dining experience with ingredients harvested from the on-site garden. The restaurant occupies a historic brick building that has been exquisitely renovated to blend its original features with modern design. It’s only fitting that the building once housed produce from local farms and also served as a cheese factory. www.tablexrestaurant.com

 

Woodside Homes Adds New Homesites to Vegas Community

WOODSIDE HOMES ADDRESSES HOUSING DEMAND WITH NEW ADDITION TO SKYE CANYON GATED COMMUNITY IN NORTHWEST LAS VEGAS

Pinyon Chase to Feature 110 Expansive Homesites

Woodside Homes New Las Vegas CommunityWoodside Homes announces the debut of Pinyon Chase, a neighborhood consisting of 110 new homesites in the the Skye Canyon master planned community, located in Northwest Las Vegas at 95 and Skye Canyon Park Drive. Quick move-In, designer homes are now available at Pinyon Chase with floor plans ranging from three to five bedrooms, 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms, and prices attractively starting from $316,990. Home sizes range from 1,693 to 2,156 square feet.

Skye Canyon is ideally situated between the Las Vegas Strip and the recreation meccas of Mt Charleston and Lee Canyon. The vibrant community immerses residents in the best that Las Vegas has to offer and encourages a healthy, active lifestyle with a vast array of amenities. Homeowners enjoy close proximity to familiar shopping and entertainment destinations, and easy freeway access for convenient commutes to work and school.

“Our location’s beautiful views and expansive 60-foot wide homesites give Pinyon Chase a unique, wide open feel that appeals to families, couples, and active empty nesters.” says JoLynn Kolk, Sales Professional. “Woodside Homes offers buyers the opportunity to personalize their homes to best suit their tastes and living needs, and we take pride in making the homebuilding process convenient, pleasurable, and efficient for our valued customers.”

These larger homesites allow the garage to sit beside the home, a design feature that makes homes appear bigger and provides more space and privacy between neighbors. Homeowners have the opportunity to visit Woodside Homes’ Inspiration Gallery where a designer will guide them through an impressive array of options for finishes, fixtures, flooring, and more.

Pinyon Chase residents will enjoy all that comes with a new home in Skye Canyon, including access to the impressive sports complex, the Skye Fitness center, and the 15-acre community center to enjoy a meal at the Skye Bistro and relax on one of the many covered patios that offer free WiFi. Dogs of homeowners will appreciate a game of fetch or a walk around the dog park, while kids of all ages enjoy the swimming pool and splash pad. A network of walking paths and bike lanes connect the various Skye Canyon neighborhoods. Abundant community events and activities are regularly planned as a welcome addition to the coveted Skye Canyon lifestyle.

Interested buyers are invited to call 702-279-6734 to schedule a tour or stop by to discover the ease of becoming part of Skye Canyon’s newest community. Visit https://www.woodsidehomes.com/nevada/nevada-community-pinyon-chase-at-skye-canyon for more information.

About Woodside Homes

Woodside Homes, one of the top 30 homebuilders in the U.S., is celebrating its 41st year in the business of designing and building single-family homes for move-up and entry-level buyers. In 2017, Woodside Homes was acquired by SEKISUI HOUSE, one of the world’s largest homebuilders. The two companies joined forces with their shared philosophies in creating sustainable communities that grow and adapt to the needs of today’s homebuyers.

Founded in 1960, SEKISUI HOUSE has constructed more than two million homes. Based in Osaka, it has approximately 90 subsidiaries and affiliates, 23,000-plus employees, and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange. Since 1997, SEKISUI HOUSE has positioned its commitment to the environment as a core management target and provided numerous environmentally and sustainably conscious products as a front-runner among industrialized housing manufacturers.

Woodside Homes is dedicated to being “Better by Design,” delivering an exceptional experience to every customer and acting as a trustworthy, knowledgeable guide throughout the home buying process. Woodside has sold more than 43,000 new homes since inception, and according to Hanley Wood data, it is the 27th largest homebuilder in the United States. The partnership with SEKISUI HOUSE allows Woodside Homes to evolve and adapt cutting-edge methods in sustainability and efficiency practices.  For more information visit http://www.woodsidehomes.com/.

Woodside Homes New Arizona Community

Zanjero Trails home in Phoenix, ArizonaWOODSIDE HOMES’ NEWEST COMMUNITY PROMOTES THE BEST OF ARIZONA LIVING WITH AFFORDABLY PRICED, ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES

Zanjero Trails in Phoenix’s West Valley Combines Active Lifestyles with Beautiful, Well-Built Homes and Outdoor Living Amenities

SURPRISE, AZ – Woodside Homes announces the opening of new model homes in Zanjero Trails, located in the West Valley, just outside of Phoenix. Situated near the White Tank Mountains, this picturesque community immerses residents in Arizona’s stunning desert terrain and ideal climate. Zanjero residents can take advantage of quick access to shopping, entertainment, employment, and professional sports with easy access to the 303 Loop, 101 Loop, and the I-10 Corridor.

Each Zanjero Trails home features the latest in sustainable design, energy efficiency, and outdoor living. Multiple architecture options and six open floor plans between 1,938 to 3,798 square feet are designed to meet the evolving needs and expectations of the modern family. Available floor plans consist of three to six bedrooms, 2.5 to 5.5 bathrooms, and two-car garage. Zanjero Trails offers a rare opportunity to own a high-quality, new construction home at an attractive price point starting in the mid $200s. Homes are constructed to ensure exceptional efficiency achieved through improved thermal systems, right-sized HVAC, low emissivity windows, and energy efficient lighting and appliances. This building strategy reduces utility costs, maximizes comfort, and helps the environment. Each residence is also equipped with Smart Home technology that consists of Bluetooth Smart deadbolt, Ring Wi-Fi doorbell, Wi-Fi programmable thermostat, and Wi-Fi garage door opener.

Woodside Homes is revered for offering buyers expert guidance from a designer to help them personalize their residences to best accommodate their lifestyles and design tastes. Homeowners have the opportunity to visit the impressive Woodside Homes Inspiration Gallery to hand select their finishes, flooring, fixtures, and more so that their home is truly their own.

“Zanjero Trails doesn’t just provide beautiful, new homes, it instills a sense of community and a coveted quality of life through embracing our natural surroundings,” said Roger Gannon, Woodside Homes Arizona Division President. “People make a conscious decision to live in this part of Arizona because of the weather and topography it offers. We are thrilled to bring this community to the West Valley and offer homeowners a streamlined, pleasurable, and service-oriented building experience.”

Future residents will have an array of amenities, including a playground, tot lot, and ramada with picnic tables and benches. Active families will enjoy hiking and biking within the community and throughout nearby regional parks.

Model homes are now open at Zanjero Trails. For more info about the incredible homeownership opportunities at Zanjero, visit https://www.woodsidehomes.com/arizona/arizona-community-zanjero-trails.

About Woodside Homes

Woodside Homes, one of the top 30 homebuilders in the U.S., is celebrating its 41st year in the business of designing and building single-family homes for move-up and entry-level buyers. In 2017, Woodside Homes was acquired by SEKISUI HOUSE, one of the world’s largest homebuilders. The two companies joined forces with their shared philosophies in creating sustainable communities that grow and adapt to the needs of today’s homebuyers.

Founded in 1960, SEKISUI HOUSE has constructed more than two million homes. Based in Osaka, it has approximately 90 subsidiaries and affiliates, 23,000-plus employees, and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nagoya Stock Exchange. Since 1997, SEKISUI HOUSE has positioned its commitment to the environment as a core management target and provided numerous environmentally and sustainably conscious products as a front-runner among industrialized housing manufacturers.

Woodside Homes is dedicated to being “Better by Design,” delivering an exceptional experience to every customer and acting as a trustworthy, knowledgeable guide throughout the home buying process. Woodside has sold more than 43,000 new homes since inception, and according to Hanley Wood data, it is the 27th largest homebuilder in the United States. The partnership with SEKISUI HOUSE allows Woodside Homes to evolve and adapt cutting-edge methods in sustainability and efficiency practices.  For more information visit http://www.woodsidehomes.com/.

 

 

My Grandma My Inspiration

GrandmaGrandma was the grandest of grandmothers. She was elegant, caring, loving, and even quite stubborn in an endearing way. When other kids dreaded going to their grandparents’ house, I initiated most of my sleepovers there by calling 355-3454 to ask to spend the night or weekend. Grandpa could be counted on to ask, “Who invited you?” And Grandma would declare, “I did!”

Whether it was New York or Florida, I loved getting into bed with her to watch the 80s TV shows she got me addicted to at a young age. We’d eat M&Ms and become engrossed with Dallas, Falcon Crest, The Love Boat and Remington Steele. She had the hots for Piers Brosnan like nobody’s business. We all know the story of Grandma and Grandpa taking Noah and me to see Basic Instinct, and Grandma very loudly whispering to us, “Just so you kids know, this is not normal sex!”

Besides causing an earth-shattering scene if I ever attempted to pay for a check, the only time I can ever recall Grandma yelling at me was to get out of the sun when we were at the pool. Of course, I should have listened. About 12 years ago, I was visiting her in Florida and received a debilitating sunburn. Her brilliant idea of a cure was to give me a horse-sized sleeping pill. When Mom called, Grandma told a while lie that I was taking a little nap. I slept for 17 hours. It’s a good thing Polaroid cameras no longer existed by then because she used to love taking pictures with it.

Grandma genuinely enjoyed taking me shopping. Whether it was Bloomingdale’s in New York or the Boca mall in Florida, she had a shop ‘til you drop mentality. With a death grip on her credit card, she’d wait at the cash register while I tried on clothes to ensure she’d be paying for my purchases. Grandma even supported my Victoria’s Secret habit during my teen years without ever questioning why a 16-year-old needed a stockpile of lingerie. She used to tell me to never leave the house without makeup. “You never know who you might run into,” she said. Therefore, I can blame her for my Sephora obsession, but I am still wondering who it is she thought I might run into. And, speaking of shopping, she was a masterful negotiator to an embarrassing extent. Whatever small amount of her bargaining power that rubbed off on me has become useful for overseas travel to places where bargaining for goods is actually customary.

I continually recognize Grandma’s influence on me and my outlook. As I get older, I can see how much I take after her:

For example, I have just the right amount of New York elitism and snobbery, something that only occasionally serves me well in Utah. A couple of years ago, she told me most people are animals. I’m reminded of that every time I am in an airport or on a plane. Or whenever Trump speaks or Tweets.

Grandma and Grandpa went to some pretty amazing foreign destinations, especially for their generation. They brought back photographs, native gifts, and stories that likely inspired my desire to see as much of the world as I can.

Grandma’s nails were always perfect, and she instilled in me that it’s of the utmost importance. She taught me how to do a complete manicure on myself pretty much before I could tie my shoelaces.

Grandma was politically liberal. Women didn’t even have the right to vote when she was born, so I was thrilled that she finally had the opportunity to vote for a woman presidential candidate in 2016. And I commiserated with her the following morning about the horrifying result. She exposed me to political programming at a young age, so my very opinionated political opinions must come from her too.

She often asked about my “love life,” as she called it. When I was in college I developed a crush on Grandma and Grandpa’s elevator man. She agreed he was handsome and enthusiastically schemed to cover for me if my boyfriend called when I went out on a date with him.

I remember Grandma telling me, “You can marry whomever you like as long as he isn’t religious.” I agreed with that…and then I moved to Utah, of all places. No wonder, I am still single. My one regret is Grandma was never able to visit me in Park City and experience the beautiful place I live. And that she never got to meet her great grand dogs. There is no doubt in my mind that Jackson and Rusty would have converted her to the dog lover she had always refused to be.

Many of my happiest, most colorful childhood memories involve Grandma and Grandpa, so I will always be forever grateful to them.

 

 

Salt Lake Food and Wine Fest

SLARA PRESENTS 2nd ANNUAL SALT LAKE FOOD & WINE FEST
A Series of Events Celebrates the Area’s Culinary and Beverage Scene, Sept. 11-16

Salt Lake Food and Wine FestFollowing a successful inaugural event last July, The Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association (SLARA) will present an even more robust Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest to showcase this Western gastro capital’s cutting-edge culinary offerings. From September 11 to 16, 2018, a menu of themed events at a variety of exciting venues will appeal to food lovers and wine, spirits, and beer enthusiasts. Individual admission certificates are available online at www.saltlakefoodandwinefest.com. Those traveling to Salt Lake to enjoy the Fest can take advantage of special lodging rates at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center by booking here: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1

“We were elated with the response to last year’s event by attendees, media, and sponsors,” says Michele Corigliano, Executive Director of SLARA. “Given Salt Lake’s hot summers, we felt we’d attract an even bigger turnout in September, so we have shifted the dates. We are adding new events and venues this year to highlight Salt Lake’s best culinary talent.”

Meet Your Maker, the Fest’s signature event, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15. Designed to be a celebration of Utah’s own food producers, breweries, distilleries, and independent restaurants, the outdoor event will take place on Regent Street in downtown Salt Lake City. It will feature cuisine samplings from Salt Lake’s most notable chefs, cocktails from local distilleries, and beer from local breweries, in addition to musical entertainment, and a VIP section. General admission is $100, and VIP tickets are $135.

Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest sponsors include Nicholas & Co. and Salt Lake County. Various sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested parties are welcome to contact Michele Corigliano at Michele@slara.org or 801.558.8977. Sponsors will receive complimentary tickets for an exclusive VIP cocktail area located within the Meet Your Maker event.

“The event is designed to celebrate what is bountiful in Utah like heritage breed pork, local lamb, seasonal vegetables, and trout,” says Scott Evans, Founder of Pago Restaurant Group and mastermind of the Meet Your Maker event. “We are pairing each of those products with two chefs who will cook everything over a live fire. It will be a big party outside on Regent Street to celebrate where we live and what we are proud of when it comes to culinary greatness and producing fine beer and spirits.”

The Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest is the annual fundraiser for SLARA, which advocates for and promotes the local food and beverage industry.

The following is a sampling of events that will be held during the Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest. A full listing of events and details, pricing, and purchase of certificates for admission to events is available at: www.saltlakefoodandwinefest.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • Five Course International Dinner with Wine Pairing prepared by James Beard-nominated Chef Ed Heath and Conversation with Former Republican Utah State Senator Steve Urquhart at Martine
  • Dinner with Local Wine Pairing at Table X (two seatings)

Wednesday, Sept. 12

  • Japanese Whiskey Tasting at Post Office Place
  • Beer Tasting/Education at Purgatory
  • Tea & Cheese Tasting at Tea Zaanti
  • Classics of Food & Wine Pairing at Cliff Dining Pub

Thursday, Sept. 13

  • Tiki Takeover Rum Tasting/Education at Water Witch
  • Cocktail Takeover with Beehive Distilling at Tin Angel
  • Wine Dinner at Provisions

Friday, Sept. 14

  • Natural Wine Dinner (5 courses, 5 wines) at Pago
  • Paranormal Night at Dented Brick Distillery

Saturday, Sept. 15

  • Meet Your Maker on Regent Street
  • Brunch & Bubbles Cooking Class at Park City Culinary Institute

Sunday, Sept. 16

  • Shades of Pale Tap Takeover at Bucket of Crawfish
  • Olive Oil Education & Wine Pairing at We Olive
  • Beer School Brunch at Proper Brewing