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

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Chinese Americana: Prologue

If you asked me what I was working on last year, chances are I talked about how I was driving to small Utah towns searching for Chinese restaurants. I spent hundreds of miles on the road and the project took me months to complete. I didn't really know what I would find or how I…Read more Chinese Americana: Prologue

Quelling the okonomiyaki cravings

I was introduced to okonomiyaki about four years ago by a friend who lived in Osaka — the region of Japan where the cabbage pancake is said to have originated. My friend, Joe, insisted I try the dish that he fell in love with during his years in Japan's third largest city. When I asked…Read more Quelling the okonomiyaki cravings

Getting crafty with Utah liquor Laws

Utah’s alcohol laws have a reputation for being restrictive, to say the least. In recent years, however, lawmakers have made an effort to loosen the liquor laws. While it can still be difficult to find good cocktail bars in Salt Lake City, it’s not impossible. “When I first came out here I was one of…Read more Getting crafty with Utah liquor Laws