Society of Professional Journalists award

This news is coming a little late, but I guess late is better than never. Earlier this summer, I won a Society of Professional Journalists award for a Salt Lake magazine piece I did last year. I took home the second place prize in the Best Magazine Writing category for my story documenting Chinese diaspora…Read more Society of Professional Journalists award

Tayler Wiles: from leisure to Specialized lululemon | The Salt Lake Tribune

It takes years of dedication to compete at the highest level of any sport. Many professional athletes start their training at a very young age, but there are exceptions. Tayler Wiles is one such outlier. Wiles, who turns 24 this year, got her first road bike when she was 19. Since then, she has cruised…Read more Tayler Wiles: from leisure to Specialized lululemon | The Salt Lake Tribune

Meet the bearded man behind Charming Beard Coffee | The Salt Lake Tribune

The world is filled with plenty of coffee enthusiasts, people who own French presses and pour-over kits — people who insist on grinding whole beans right before brewing for a proper pot of coffee. But only the truly coffee obsessed, such Levi Rogers, will take the time to roast the beans themselves. “I started roasting…Read more Meet the bearded man behind Charming Beard Coffee | The Salt Lake Tribune

Parents, children work together to serve Middle Eastern cuisine at Layla Grill | The Salt Lake Tribune

Layla Grill and Mezze won the 2012 Best of State award for Mediterranean Fine Dining. But a few years ago, the Tadros family's restaurant would not have been in the running for the prize. When the patriarch of the family, Raouf Tadros, first opened the doors to the restaurant on Holladay Boulevard in 1994, it…Read more Parents, children work together to serve Middle Eastern cuisine at Layla Grill | The Salt Lake Tribune

How Sundance brought Hollywood to Park City | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Every January, Hollywood denizens zip up their North Face jackets, slip into their Ugg boots, and prepare to storm the narrow streets of Park City — it’s Sundance season. For one week every year, the normally sleepy ski town with a population of about 7,600, transforms into the epicenter of the film world, complete with…Read more How Sundance brought Hollywood to Park City | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Couple have long history of influence on Salt Lake art scene | The Salt Lake Tribune

Signed & Numbered, a gallery and frame shop on West Temple, has been at its latest location for a little more than a year. But its owners have been instrumental in Salt Lake's art scene for more than a decade. Before Phil Sherburne and Leia Bell started Signed & Numbered, the couple ran Kilby Court,…Read more Couple have long history of influence on Salt Lake art scene | The Salt Lake Tribune

Couple keeps it fresh, new with Food for Thought | The Salt Lake Tribune

Draper • This southern Salt Lake Valley city has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small farming community. Today, the city's main corridor, 12300 South, is lined with chain stores and restaurants. But only one block further south remains a vestige of the past. The area around Pioneer Road and Fort…Read more Couple keeps it fresh, new with Food for Thought | The Salt Lake Tribune

La Hacienda, a taste of home | The Daily Utah Chronicle

There’s nothing quite like an ice-cold drink on a hot summer day. The cooling sensation of a chilled beverage as it makes its way to your core practically screams summertime. Most of us in the United States will reach for a sports drink, lemonade or iced tea to counteract the effects of 90-degree weather. But…Read more La Hacienda, a taste of home | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Chowing down with SuAn Chow, Chow Truck | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Food trucks have come a long way. Today’s mobile restaurants are shedding the “roach coach” moniker and moving toward haute cuisine. Since 2010, SuAn Chow and her Chow Truck have been at the forefront of Salt Lake City’s mobile food movement. Chow has a unique menu infused with flavors from Asia. “Everyone understands tacos or…Read more Chowing down with SuAn Chow, Chow Truck | The Daily Utah Chronicle