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PechaKucha Night - Vol 12 - Food

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PechaKucha Night - SLC vol. 12
Sunday, September 28th

Publik Coffee Roasters - 975 S. West Temple
event starts at 4:00pm Presenters @ 5.00pm


  • Viet Pham - Chef and Restaurateur
  • Amy Eldredge - Bartending Consultant
  • Darby Moore Doyle - A Bourbon Gal 
  • Matthew Allred - Epic Brewing  
  • Grace Henley - New Roots Refugee Garden
  • “Hoss” Chad Forrest - Hoss on Hops
  • SuAn Chow - Chow Truck
  • Dylan Sands - Publik Coffee
  • Erik Ostling - Partner, Beehive Distilling
  • Vanessa Chang - Food Nerd - Consultant - Writer
  • Lavanya Mahate - Saffron Valley

PechaKucha Night - SLC together with SLC Bites, Vanessa Chang and Chantelle Bourdeaux, have brought together a group of presenters that cuts a swath through the culinary, food, and drink specialist of Salt Lake City.

This has been an event long in planning and we are excited to have a great line-up of presenters. There will be food trucks in the parking lot, coffee by Publik (of course), pastries, and drinks! Think of it like an intimate block party with PechaKucha presentations to cap it all off!

You must RSVP for this private event and seating is limited to register early!

PechaKucha Night, a global event, is based on the 20x20 presentation format. A group of presenters are all asked to give a presentation of 20 slides that are each shown for 20 seconds. A total presentation time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This keeps the energy up and the interest level high.

Groove Garden (After Dark), Friday, Sept 19 @ Garage

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Looking forward to the final AFTER DARK party at the Garage coming up on Sept. 19th. Come enjoy the last bit of fall under the stars with us... More information: Groove Garden SLC is pleased to announce that. once again, our 2014 season closing event is being held back home, where it belongs, under the stars at The Garage on Beck. With all of the recent successes of our local DJ's & Producers, this year we are featuring a "locals only" DJ lineup with 4 of the most seasoned house DJ's one could find. Additionally, we are going to webcast the event in high definition to those who can't attend. Featured Guests DJ's:

Mr. Jesse Walker
Nate Lowpass
Hot Noise &
Riche BoOm Stanley

Colors of House, Sat Sept 27

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Event Info: 

After a bit of a hibernation over the summer Colors of House is back to Zest Bar! Join us for an evening of socializing, culinary treats and unique drinks and of course MUSIC! This month I am teaming up with Mr. Jesse Walker ( . Jesse has been a pillar in House music scene here for well over a decade and I am looking forward to sharing the decks again with him... Music starts @ 9pm and there is no cover before 10:30 ($5 after). Hope to see everyone there! INFO/EVENT HERE.

A Visionary Art Environment

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In a state full of magnificent strangeness, Gilgal Garden is a likely contender for crown jewel. It is a local treasure that we Salt Laker's grew up hearing about or discovering at random. Myself in the early 90's, sneaking in over the fence one night with my x-wife's older brother from the above parking lot which was sandwiched between a Wonder Bread factory and a Chuck-A-Rama buffet. The garden and sculptures, built by a crazed religious stonemason were overgrown and badly in need of repair. It wasn't until a Canadian company tried to buy the property for a condo development that the local arts community, the city fought to preserve it. The Mormon church even threw in a chunk of change. It's now a beautifully manicured Utah state park, full of magnificent strangeness.

From Wikipedia: The Gilgal Sculpture Garden is a small public city park, located at 749 East 500 South in Salt Lake City, UtahUnited States. The park, which is filled with unusual symbolic statuary associated with Mormonism, notably to the Sphinx with Joseph Smith's head, was a labor of love designed and created by LDS businessman Thomas Battersby Child, Jr. (1888-1963) in his spare time. The park contains 12 original sculptures and over 70 stones engraved with scriptures, poems and literary texts. Gilgal Sculpture Garden is the only designated "visionary art environment" in the state of Utah.

To learn more and to become a 'Friend of Gilgal Garden', visit the official website at

Control Room Video/Audio

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Throwback Thursday: The Globe Cafe By Moonlight

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Where Cindy Lee asian cafe sits today on Main Street once lived a fairly amazing restaurant called The Globe Cafe. I used to DJ there around the turn of the century before moving to the Red Door. I'm not sure who took the above photo (please tell me if you know...) but it came to light on an old hard drive and is bringing back some great memories. One might argue that bits of our current dining scene's stardust could be traced back to the Globe's big bang of ahead-of-it's-time food by chefs Adam Kreitzel, Joe DiMeo and others. The Globes owners, management and staff were always so fun to be around which made it feel like family. I hope they know what an impact they made. 

In The Control Room

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Some highlights below from last Saturday's Control Room (8.23.14) via DA\AR Photography.
The entire FB gallery can be seen here. Thanks again to the keen promoters for having me, and for throwing such an awesome event. Also to all the other DJ's who destroyed it. Definitely one for the books! Archived streaming video should be up at Quality Control's Daily Motion page soon.

Promised Valley Playhouse

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From recent late night wanderings near 132 South State Street. Promised Valley Playhouse (...Orpheum Theatre, Casino Theatre, Wilkes Theatre, Playhouse, Roxy Theatre, Lake Theatre, Lyric Theater). Status: Demolished.

Did you know there's an website dedicated to all Utah theaters, open or closed from the beginning of time?