Friday, January 30, 2015

Cache Valley Restaurant Updates

The Waffle Iron is renovating 37 W Center Street (formerly the Real Deals location) for their first brick & mortar store, but it looks like they will continue the food truck for a while.

Young Auto Mall has begun hosting Food Truck Fridays in their lot on the North end of Main Street.  Check their facebook page for details.  Today they will have several trucks there from 11am to 2pm.

Logan Steakhouse is opening on Monday, February 2nd in the former Hamilton's location just off of Airport Road in North Logan.  Prices look on par with most Jackson Hole chop houses.

Tacos El Rey food truck is closed for the winter but will be back when the temperatures warm up.

Gia's Italian restaurant is closed, but the Factory Pizzeria in the basement of the same building is still open.

There is a pizza restaurant and lunch counter in the general store in Newton.  I ate there last week and was impressed with the quality and value.  I will post a review soon of the Newton Market.

Dunkin Donuts is now officially open for business.

Trader Jim's Bistro in Smithfield is temporarily closed for repairs and renovations, they will be reopening soon.

Apparently there is still some confusion about  The Grill in Aggie Station.  It was previously run by Mario, but he has now moved his restaurant concept into Blue Square food court and renamed it Mundos Grill in Aggie Station is now run but a completely different cook and manager and they have a different menu Sadly this means that Mario's amazing breakfast burritos are no longer available in the Bessinger Tesoro stations around town, you have to go to Blue Square to get them.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Christie Heywood Photography Giveaway

One of my favorite Cache Valley Photographers is having a giveaway to celebrate the launch of her updated website and blog.  You may remember Christie from my portrait session back in June.  You can find all the details by following this link:!NEW-WEBSITE-CONTEST-GIVEAWAY/cyh4/BCD61A27-5458-4797-AFCD-EFE370915073

You can find Christie on Facebook, her website, or the new blog.

Friday, January 23, 2015

USU Photo Guild Print Sale - Tonight!

Stop by the USU Photo Guild's Print Sale tonight from 5pm-9pm in FAV room 113 (the entrance nearest the intersection by Aggie Ice Cream and the former Golden Toaster location)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Logan Restaurant

The Logan Steakhouse is set to open for business in the former Hamilton's location on February 2nd.   Check out their facebook page for upcoming announcements.  Or check out their website for details

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Where in the world... (UPDATED)

Remember the airplane photos posts?  Well the scanning continues and we found a small mystery.  We aren't sure where this photo was taken.  My father believes he took it in Goldsboro, NC when he was stationed there during WWII, but he isn't sure (actually said Goldsburg, SC, but there is no such city), so we're turning to the internet.  If you've been to Goldsboro could you take a look at this photo and let us know if dad is correct?

UPDATE: I've had two sources confirm that this photo was taken in Goldsboro NC on Walnut Street.  The large building on the left is the Hotel Goldsboro.  God bless the internet.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Winter Mornings

I do believe that there are few things quite so wonderful as waking up to see ice creeping up your window panes and fog blanketing the world outside, but you are warm and safe in the cocoon of a very fine bed with no where to go and no pressing responsibilities. To be able to lie there in comfort and hear and watch the world pass by in the frozen landscape. This, this is one of my favorite guilty pleasures.  That is until the dog decides to sneak her head under the covers and press her cold wet nose against my bare skin...

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Ringing in the New

A good friend of mine is an ordained interfaith minister who offers her services as a wedding officiant for those seeking a non-denominational wedding ceremony.  If you are interested in Kassie's services you can learn more by visiting her website here.

Kassie was preparing earlier this week to wed a young couple on New Years Eve when she learned that they still needed a venue to be wed in.  She reached out to her friends online for ideas for a free and small wedding venue.  My family owns office space downtown.  In that space is a closing room that I thought might work for the occasion so I offered it to the bride and groom and they accepted.

On NYE I showed up a couple hours before the ceremony to set up the room for the ceremony, decorate a little bit, and make things ready.  I found out that they weren't going to have any flowers or a photographer, so I slipped out and grabbed my camera and a few flowers from Lee's which we repurposed into a bridal bouquet, decorations, and petals for the aisle.

The ceremony was simple, sweet, and lovely.  After the bride and groom along with their guests had departed to celebrate, I simply blew out the candles and went home.  The next day the clean up only took 20 that's my kind of wedding.  Thanks to A and K for letting me photograph their ceremony.  I wish them a long life of happiness together.