“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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You’re Gonna Wanna Spend Time at Harley & Buck’s this Restaurant Week
Apr08

You’re Gonna Wanna Spend Time at Harley & Buck’s this Restaurant Week

“It’s killer,” owner Jamie Lythgoe says about her restaurant’s signature dish, Utah’s Best Smoked Prime Rib. When Harley & Buck’s moved down the hill from Eden 18 months ago, they inherited this big ol’ granddaddy of a bright red smoker in their new location just off 25th on Washington. (That’s not to say they weren’t smoking up a storm before they moved; check out this smoker trailer they still use for events). Chef Edgar...

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Tona Restaurant Brings Innovative Japanese Cuisine to Restaurant Week
Apr07

Tona Restaurant Brings Innovative Japanese Cuisine to Restaurant Week

Ogden – you better get your stomachs ready! Restaurant Week starts today, April 7 and runs through April 17. This is the time of year that our local restaurants get to showcase their specialties. As a thank you to the community, the meals come at a very special price: Lunch includes a 2-course meal for $10, and Dinner provides a 3-course meal for $17. I had the opportunity to sit down with Chef Tony at Tona Restaurant to learn why...

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Indie Ogden Review – Hub City Coffee
Mar15

Indie Ogden Review – Hub City Coffee

  Hub City Coffee, one of Ogden’s newest coffee shops has been calling my name since it opened in January. I couldn’t wait to check out all the changes owners Holly and Kyle Hill have made since they moved from their 12th street shop. (Admittedly, I was already hopelessly addicted to their chai. But I digress.) At the literal intersection of Ogden, South Ogden and Riverdale, Hub City Coffee is an ideal location, right in the...

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