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Elevation Utah 2015: Insider’s Tips

Elevation Utah 2015: Insider’s Tips

Elevation Utah 2015: Insider’s Tips

We chatted with local businesses in Park City and Salt Lake City gearing up for Elevation UTAH 2015 to find out what not to miss.

Megan Risbon, Manager at Club JAM:
On shopping: “There are many fun boutiques along Main Street. Some of my favorites include Dolly's Bookstore, Cake Boutique, Java Cow Coffee and Ice Cream, Marmot, Overland Sheepskin Company, and Jiberish. There is also the Tanger Outlet Mall, about 15 minutes from downtown Park City.

Allison Wright, Design & Marketing at Wahso Asian Grill and Windy Ridge Café:
On art galleries and delicious cuisine: “I really love visiting the art galleries on Main Street, and I especially love Fatali’s gallery called Sacred Earth Images. It is a bright cerulean building — you can’t miss it! Chimayo and Grappa are both incredible. Chimayo is Southwestern and is definitely one of the most popular restaurants. Grappa is located at the top of Main Street and has delicious Italian.”

Hope Chappelle, General Manager at Root’d:
On whiskey, brunch, and bobsledding: “My favorite place in town is High West. It’s got a great atmosphere; the spirit is always awesome. They have a local ranch, a lot of their food is farm-to-table, and they are distilling all their whiskey and vodka. A great place for brunch is Squatters Pub and Brewery. They do $2 mimosas and $2 Bloody Marys on Saturdays and Sundays, there's great food, and also a great selection of local beer here. Olympic Park does bobsledding everyday; it’s really cool we’ve held the Olympics here, not a lot of people know that. It’s a really cool representation of the town.”

Clinton Miller, General Manager at Burns Cowboy Shop:
On steakhouses and saloons: “I would recommend Butchers, at the bottom of Main Street, and another steakhouse called RiverHorse that’s highly recommended. The No Name Saloon or High West Distillery have a great social atmosphere in the evenings. Park City is pretty busy — there are always town events and lots of outdoor activities.”

Andres Weiner, Bartender at Club Try-Angles:
On healthy dining and gay nightlife in Salt Lake City: “For the healthier choice, vegan or vegetarian, there is Zest. Club Try-Angles hosts events, and we also have Club Jam. Try-Angles is the only place that has a bear night, a gear night, a big drag show. Also there’s Metro, a really fun nightclub. Thursday nights are really gay-friendly and feature a drag show, as do Saturday nights. A fun dive bar, Twilite Lounge, is one of the oldest bars in Salt Lake with lots of LGBTs.”

Landon Olsen, Front-of-House Manager at Red Rock Brewing Co.:
On tubing and snowshoeing: “Park City is extremely warm and accommodating, where you’ll meet people you never thought you’d meet. You can go to Gorgoza Park for tubing. There’s an ice skating rink in Quinns Junction. They have ice-skating and winter sports like hockey. There’s plenty of snowshoeing to do around here — the same trails you hike in the summer you can go snowshoeing. I love to drive out to the Kamas/Oakley area. They have amazing snowshoeing and hiking.”

Lisa Ward, co-owner at Silver Star Café:
On live entertainment and unique dining experiences: You can check out art films at the Park City Film Series, or on February 21, Lucia Micarelli will be performing at the Park City Institute/Eccles Center. I also suggest Handle, a new restaurant on lower Main Street with great food by an award-winning chef; the Viking Yurt, where you can take a bobcat sleigh ride up the resort slope to a yurt where a piano player entertains while you dine. Or for something casual, Good Karma in Prospector Square.

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