Episode 91 Street Gang Chocolate Wars

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Episode 91 was super full of delicious food and wizardry!

Last week we had the honor of being the first guests to grace the counter top at Viet Pham’s brand new concept restaurant, Pretty Bird Chicken! The official opening was February 21st. Located on Regent Street just next to the new Eccles Theatre, it is a small and very quaint space. We got to talk to Viet and interview him while he and his chef’s cooked the Nashville hot chicken thighs for us! We tried the thigh and the boneless thigh sandwich. Hard to say what was the favorite because all of our plates were pretty close to clean when we left! You may know Viet from Food Network shows such as Iron Chef, Extreme Chef, and The Next Food Network Star. Viet has been perfecting his Nashville chicken for 5 years and it is so exciting to see it come to fruition. We had Viet on almost 14 months ago and he told us how he was going to be opening Pretty Bird Chicken and we are so grateful it has finally made it to Salt Lake! Viet’s Nashville chicken comes in four heat levels: Mild, Medium, Hot, & “Hot Behind.” Pretty Bird is open from 11 AM to 9 PM Monday-Thursday and until 10 PM Friday & Saturday.

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Our guests this week are one of a kind in Salt Lake City and in Utah! Steve and AJ of The Chocolate Conspiracy stopped by, with chocolate in hand, and gave us a lesson in how good, natural chocolate is and can be made! Once upon a time AJ started by peddling his chocolate bars as a natural foodie chocolate guy on the mean streets of Manhattan, he was rejected by Steve while Steve was working at a local natural goods shop. After much determination, AJ adjusted his recipe and came back strong and The Chocolate Conspiracy is now selling in over 12 states,  including Hawaii! What makes their chocolate so unique? First of all AJ knows his food and the science behind it. He has created a dark chocolate bar out of a non-roasted cocoa bean and honey! No dairy, no soy, no gluten, and no refined sugar. You hear that people with allergies and dietary restrictions? You can eat these bars!! Then you have Steve who has helped build and get the Chocolate Conspiracy name circulating and in your mouths.  AJ, Steve, and their small supporting staff have partnered up to create chocolate bars for Utah locals; Fisher Brewing Company, Aceda Honey, Hip and Humble, and Orchid Dynasty. We don’t want to give away the whole interview, but they also just made the list of Best Chocolate Shop in Every State from the Daily Meal. You can find them online at EatChocolateConsipracy, at the local farmers market on Saturday’s, on Instagram, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  They host a ton of classes, so follow them so you can go!

 

Today (Feb 23rd) starts the second year of Wizarding Dayz! We had founder, Val Cameron-Walker from episode 34, stop by for a few minutes and talk to us about what is different this year and how they have grown! They added a large amount of workshops and panels including masters of dueling, a Jedi panel, a puppetry class, and truth about the new Lord of the Rings series from TheOneRing.net! They added a HUGE Narnia wardrobe, an actual real live tattoo artist doing geeky tattoos, a trading post where you can bring anything to trade, and of course their book exchange is back! They collected over 3000 books they donated last year and this year will even be bigger! Bring in your books for exchanging or donating. Look for our friend Hraefn and his Ravenhenge! Tickets are still available. Please go support this amazing event in our community. Click on the picture below for more information!

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Music: Bootleggers Dance by local Utah Band Folk Hogan

Episode 63 Hard Cider in Utah

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The New Utah Podcast was honored to be invited to record at Mountain West Cidery this week! It seems like it was just yesterday that Jen, co-owner, joined us for episode 18! This time we got Jeff, also an owner, and Jess their marketing guru!

First things first. Did you know that in Utah cider is classified as a wine? Yea, we didn’t either and it’s kind of dumb. The only way to change these silly laws is to get in with the legislative sessions like Jeff has been doing! If you are interested in helping, just reach out to them. Mountain West Cider is heavily involved in the community, which we love, and are currently wrapping up their second year of Gay Ruby for Utah Pride celebration. After we spoke to Jen last year they introduced Desolation to their line up, proceeds from bottle sells support the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. This bottling brings them to four; 7 Mile, Ruby, Desolation, and Cottonwood. They are working on a second release of Stillwater, which is their hard cider aged in High Whiskey barrels for 6 months! Yum! They are getting ready for their second annual 4th West Oktoberfest at the end of September, doing quarterly gallery strolls with local artists, an upcoming partnership with Subaru, and a third Thursday of the month exercise and cider night! They also book events at their space if you are interested.

Partnering again with Green Urban Lunch Box, look for their bottling this fall of their second edition mash up of apples! You can find them on ALL the social media’s; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and now SnapChat!

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EVENTS:

Hang on to your beards!! Our friends from Olio Skin and Beard Co. are presenting this years 4th Annual Beard and mustache competition at Snowbird to kick of Oktoberfest!

Craft Lake City will be in full swing at the Gallivan Center this weekend.

The Food Truck and Brewery Battle will be at the Gateway on the 12th from 5-10pm. Sample local fare and beer! Then vote for your favorite!

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Music by local Utah Band: Bootleggers Dance by Folk Hogan

Episode 61 Cigars for Idiots 101.

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Bad news guys… toxic algae has arrived…. What isn’t toxic is this week Jessica shared with us about her aerobatic flight that she took with local Heber company, Utah War Bird Adventures, in a Pitts Biplane. Great news, firework season is finally over for Chris. Thank you wee baby Jesus.

They always say don’t meet your heros… However, we think there are exceptions… always.  Kendrick Woolstenhulme, owner of Beehive Cigars, joined us this week. We should have kept the cigars hidden until the end of the episode because it was like kids at Christmas waiting to open presents. Yes, you may be familiar with that other cigar shop across town BUT we are here to make sure that Beehive Cigars becomes a Utah institution!

From dueling pianist at Keys on Main to a cigar shop owner, we were able to talk to Kendrick about his journey of walking in and buying a cigar shop, creating blends specifically for their house cigars at Beehive Cigars (you’ll want to listen for the historical significance on each of those), and of course future events and plans for Beehive Cigars.  You can visit their website, follow them on Twitter, or on Facebook to keep up to date.

We want to wish our New Utah Alumn, Nick Passey, a Happy Birthday and if you want to head to his birthday show, it is TONIGHT (27th) at the Green Pig on 4th South in SLC.

Melinda at Thyme and Place is hosting a cement containers workshop this Saturday.

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Music by local Utah Band: Bootleggers Dance by Folk Hogan

Episode 59 Red Rover, Red Rover Send Dylan right over

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Episode 59 we were visited by local podcaster and creator, Dylan Mazziotti. Dylan is the creative director (aka the owner) at Lennon Design and the host and producer of Your Cre8tivity podcast. We switched it up a little this time, we had New Utah Podcast alumn, Stephen Hatch, send us the questions! We learned about apartment living, why he wanted to start his own graphic design company (which is very successful and you probably know more of their logo’s than you thought), and how a blog evolved into a podcast!  We even got to be asked a question this time!

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Here is the link to the new Japanese Interment Camp museum in Topaz. If you get a chance to go hours are 11-5pm daily Monday-Saturday. There is no admission but please, we implore you to leave a donation. It took a long time to get this museum constructed.

Kids… firework damage is real. What do you think about cities enforcing a firework ban for the 24th of July? Jeremy had a home just blocks from his go up in flames because of fireworks.

Events this week include:

Our very own Chris has his birthday on the 19th!!!

Manchester United VS. Real Salt Lake on Monday 17th. Tickets ARE still available.

Fire on the Water is the 15th at Jordanelle.

Halloween in Summer on Main Street in Magna is happening on Saturday.

And if you know someone in need, New Utah alumn Aaron Bryant and Inspiro Recovery will be starting intake officially next week and having their grand opening!

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Music by local Utah Band: Bootleggers Dance by Folk Hogan

Episode 54: And now, for a little Chocolate and Dating with Stephen Hatch

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Once upon a time there was a boy who picked up a lost tradition of hand-dipping chocolates from his hard working grandmother. . .

Episode 54 we were graced with the awesome presence of Hatch Family Chocolates owner, Stephen Hatch! A Utah food institution, and not located anywhere else in the valley but in the Avenues, they continue to offer some of the best and most original hand- dipped chocolates in Utah, even after 14 years of business! Hatch Family Chocolates goal of bringing a community together through memories and chocolate is a unique and special one and it is working! Hatch Family Chocolates will be starting up their annual outdoor movie series on June 16th. Check their Facebook and Instagram pages for up to date information and new treats! Especially their ice cream bars! **They do NOT ship in the summer**

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Stephen is a co-host on the Your Cre8tivity podcast with Dylan bringing tons of the creative Utah community together to show they each have a story and a place in Utah. Oh, and Stephen is also looking for a date. So if you want to read his list of 40, we can connect you!

Events this week include the start up on the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer park! Visit some of our awesome friends like Olio Beard and Skin Co. Artist Kat Martin, and RubySnap each Saturday!

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Music by local Utah Band: Bootleggers Dance by Folk Hogan

Episode 51: Utah’s OTHER Waterpocket

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This weeks episode should be titled, “Living out of a suitcase makes you weird…”

This week we we got an awesome insight into Alan Scott, one of the co-founders of Utah’s NEWEST up and coming distillery, WaterPocket! He also brought us some of their whiskey! Which we are always grateful for.

WaterPocket Distillery has been distilling since February but they are getting ready to have their grand opening June 2nd in West Valley Utah! That means they will be ready to sell out of their production shop. You know, laws and things like that that has to be done so you can officially open. WaterPocket Distillery is what happens when you get the drive and experience of one man (Alan) and the genius and background of one woman (Julia) and they put their heads together.  Why the name WaterPocket you ask? Well, you’ll just have to listen! Yes, there are other distilleries in Utah, so what makes them unique? They will be producing a couple of regular spirits, but they will also be curating their own liqueurs. That is HUGE because there is no other liqueur producer in Utah doing that! We are intrigued and very excited and cannot wait to go visit. This looks like a long and happy relationship between the New Utah Podcast and WaterPocket Distillery. You can follow their journey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Take a listen and let us know what you think of distillery number 13 in Utah!

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Events around town this weekend include:

Living Traditions Festival the 19-21st at the City Hall building in SLC.

Chubby’s Cafe in Saratoga Springs is hosting their first crawfish boil on the 20th.

Lantern Festival in Tooele at the Motorpark Complex on the 20th where you can send off your hopes and dreams into the night sky.

Don’t forget NEXT week is Mountain West Cider’s new cider release party on the 24th for Desolation Prickly Pear Cider! Proceeds benefit the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance! We love a good cause.

Let us know if you have any events upcoming! We know summer is going to be full of them!

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Episode 50: Utah’s Own RubySnap. You KNOW you want her cookies!

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The Big 5-0. No one even got any gold…. We feel cheated. Good news is, Jeremy’s bees are thriving and Chris & Bre have been planting/cleaning. Does anyone need a basket?

The New Utah was fortunate to be joined this week by none other than cookie maven, Tami Steggell. Owner and innovator behind those cookies you can’t get enough of, Utah’s very own, RubySnap! Listen to Tami’s journey from architect designer to cookie architect! We chatted about how she has stayed true to herself and her brand, and her vision for offering a memorable experience for every person that steps into her doors. Her cookies have and will continue to travel the world.

Without giving the WHOLE episode away, Tami gives us a history of why the pin-up girls and why the WWII facade is important to her. Each cookie is named after a friend, family member, or guest that has visited her store. Tami also talks with us on the importance of building relationships in the Utah community.  She may even be cool enough to tell us HER personal favorite!

If you ever wanted to know how much butter is used in a year… she knows! Find them at 770 S 300 W in Salt Lake City or in local Harmons stores. Also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

RubySnap IS the epitome of Utah’s Own.

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Episode 49 K-Pop Fries in your Belly!

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Dear Utah,

There is, dare we say, BETTER Korean fusion food than only Cupbop and it is goes by the name: BumbleBee KBBQ.

Your friends, The New Utah podcast.

This week we were excited to be joined by one of the owners of Bumblebee Korean BBQ, Victor. His brother, who shall not be named, was on a cruise! Bumblebee is getting ready for the opening of their new store in West Valley and we wanted to hear more! We loved that it is a family operation from top to bottom. Did you know that Bumblebee KBBQ is the only Korean-American Fusion in Utah? Now you do! Check them out on Facebook, Instagram and make sure to stop into one of their stores for some K-Pop Fries!

OH! We forgot on the show to talk about how they just made Delish.com list of best wings in every state!

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Event list break down for you:

Travis Tate is TONIGHT at Wiseguys… tickets are STILL $5. A TRUE PG rating.

Miss Harry-it Winston will be hosting a Tupperware party at ClubX on Sunday.

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Go get licorice from C&C Candies at the Tulip festival, this is the last weekend of the festival at Thanksgiving point.

Lots of cool stuff coming up!!

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Episode 37: Pug in a Bag

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Sorry we don’t have cute pug pictures to show you… BUT WAIT!!! WE DOOOO!!!! We also have some legislative talk since it is still in session.

 

Before we get into our awesome guest this week, there are a couple of great Pre-Valentines events happening in Salt Lake. Folk Hogan will be playing with Finnish band, Steve N Seagulls at the Urban Lounge on the 10th. Friday and Saturday are the Valentines celebration shows with the Viva La Diva’s cast at Club X SLC.

DON’T FORGET WE ARE GIVING AWAY WIZARDING DAYZ TICKETS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND OLIO BEARD CO. IS OFFERING 25% OFF WITH THE CODE “THENEWUTAH” AT CHECKOUT!!

Our guest on this weeks New Utah Podcast is the ever so talented, Nick Passey! (that is said P-ass-ee) He is the guitarist for local band Folk Hogan, button and pin maker extraordinaire, and is about to embark on releasing a solo album and heading on tour with Jeff Dillon! If you’ve ever wanted to know about coin operated TV’s in old Cadillac’s, Nick is your guy!! You can also order magnets and buttons from Nick at www.nickpassey.com

This is a very special GO FUND ME that we are asking even if you can’t donate to please SHARE. Jessica’s boss’ wife is fighting for her life. They need a lot of help with medical bills and a heart surgery. CLICK HERE for more info

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Ep36: Damn You Pinterest.

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This week was full of all kinds of magnificence! Jeremy shared with us about his garden, we ate fresh Dunford Donuts, and had amazing homemade wine!!!

Utah is very fortunate to have amazing entrepreneurs and The New Utah’s guests for episode 36 shine… And that is not JUST because their skin is so glowing.

Olio Skin and Beard Co. joined us this week to talk about starting their own skin and beard care line! Jennifer and Derek Williamson have a passion for all things natural and have created everything from soap to tattoo oil! They know how skin works. They know how the oils work. They are meticulous and thoughtful down to the packaging And it doesn’t matter how manly you think you are, if Diesel Dave of the Diesel Brothers show can use it… so can you! Follow them on Instagram too for awesome tutorial videos and hoards of knowledge! Ps. Coconut oil is just sitting on your skin… sorry Pinterest fans.

Click on the picture to get to their website and take advantage of our very own discount code. We promise you won’t be sad about it.

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And to quote Jennifer, “Fuck yeah we make our own beard oils.

FOR THE NEXT LITTLE WHILE THEY ARE GIVING OUR LISTENERS (and friends of course) 25% ANY ONLINE PURCHASE WITH THE CODE “THENEWUTAH” SHARE THE LOVE!!!

If you have a passion or are curious what is happening with Bears Ears. There is a presentation at the U of U Film and Media Arts department on Monday the 6th. Members of the Utah Dine tribe will be on hand to talk and celebrate the Bears Ears Monument.

AND if you want a fun show… Monday Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag will be at the Depot and tickets are an awesome $27 bucks!

It is also the 15th year celebration of Utah hosting the Winter Olympics.

DON’T FORGET WE ARE GIVING AWAY 10 TICKETS TO THE WIZARDING DAYZ FEBRUARY 24-25TH!! LIKE OUR EPISODE 33 on FACEBOOK AND TAG A FRIEND!!

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