Indie Ogden Review: Maria’s Mexican Restaurant
Sep02

Indie Ogden Review: Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

I love food. There, I said it. I love all kind of food, and I will go to great lengths to find the perfect bite.  One such adventure has let me to South Ogden, right past the beautifully painted water tanks, to a little restaurant called Maria’s. Maria and her husband of 15 years both grew up in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. After the success of their moving business, Maria was able to open her dream restaurant.  Maria’s...

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Indie Ogden Review: Cafe Ville Bella
Jul02

Indie Ogden Review: Cafe Ville Bella

Ogden is home to so many cute little cafes and restaurants and sometimes in my search for the hidden ones I miss one right in front of me.  Cafe Ville Bella is right down the street from me, but somehow I managed to miss it every time.   With the launch of their new drive-thru, I decided it was about time to explore this local joint. Cafe Ville Bella has a full breakfast and lunch menu to choose from and on our visit, we wanted to try...

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Indie Ogden Review: Nomad Paddle Outfitters
Jun12

Indie Ogden Review: Nomad Paddle Outfitters

Utah is a fantastic place to be during the summer, and there are endless mountains and rivers and trails to explore. Along with summer adventures, though, comes summer heat and the best way to beat the heat is with some paddle boarding fun.  As a woman, I often felt intimidated going into outdoors shops to check out gear and even more so trying to rent it. When I found out about a local women-owned rental company, I  knew I had to...

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“Appropriate” for an Amazing Evening
May09

“Appropriate” for an Amazing Evening

A review of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins which is now showing at Good Company Theater from April 29-May 15, 2016. Plot synopsis: A family gathers to settle the estate of their recently deceased father. Tensions are already high when an album full of perverse, racist photos is found and everything goes to hell. Each character’s life story is its own plot line that intertwines with the others as the family deals with the...

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Local Food Is At The Heart of Hearth on 25th Street
Apr10

Local Food Is At The Heart of Hearth on 25th Street

Chef Sebastian is a recent transplant to Ogden. Having moved here from California just two months ago, he hasn’t had much time to explore our town, but he has been busy meeting with local farmers and artisans as he develops recipes for Hearth restaurant. Hearth is one of the few fine dining establishments in Ogden and restaurant week is the perfect chance to try out their adventurous dishes. Last week I hung out in the kitchen...

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Dining at Roosters Is a Community Experience
Apr09

Dining at Roosters Is a Community Experience

Ogden Restaurant Week is finally here! I am so excited to tell you all about Roosters and what they have to offer this week. Together, Kym and Pete Buttschardt own and operate Roosters. Pete, the Chef, is fond of gooey, saucy food. He likes to have a sauce with everything; I’m sure you’ll notice this as you peruse the menu. His favorite food frequently changes as he is often trying new things though lamb and beef are among his...

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