Vapor Fest? We Must be in Ogden

E Cigarettes 300x227 Vapor Fest? We Must be in OgdenAn event called Vapor Fest sounds intriguing, and then you learn that it’s an e-cigarette festival and realize, yup… only in Ogden.

It’s no joke, though, Vapor Fest is coming to Ogden this June at the Weber County Fair Grounds.  The event will feature local vapor shops as well as food, music, and other vendors.

According to the event organizer, Vapor Fest is intended for people 19 and older who like to “Vape”

Kudos to these guys and their creativity. While I don’t vape myself, I do support those who choose e-cigarettes over traditional and more harmful tobacco products.

Gay Mormon Tyler Glenn From Neon Trees Is Proud And Faithful

Recently out of the closet, the newest celebrity Gay Mormon Tyler Glenn from the band Neon Trees said he is proud to be gay and will remain a devout member of the Mormon Church. In an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune, Glen said that he believes he was born gay and believes there is nothing in Just Christ teachings that tells him he is unworthy.

Glenn is a Utah native out of Provo lead singer of Neon Trees.  The rock band’s third album “Pop Psychology” will be released on April, 22, 2014.

Neon Trees will perform on June 16th in Salt Lake City at the Complex 536 W. 100 S.
 

Voices In The Halls From Tyler Glenn and Neon Trees

Mrs. Doubtfire 2 – A Sequel 21 Years in the Making

Mrs Doubtfire 2 300x244 Mrs. Doubtfire 2   A Sequel 21 Years in the MakingSurprisingly Chris Columbus is making a Mrs. Doubtfire 2, really?

I was still rather young when Mrs. Doubtfire came out back in 1993. I enjoyed the movie back then mainly because I thought it was funny to see Robin Williams dress up like a fat old lady. Now when I watch this flick I can’t stop laughing. I guess the true (adult) humor of Mrs. Doubtfire was just over my head back in those days.

What To Expect From Mrs Doubtfire 2

I imagine they will have to go down an entirely different road with Mrs. Doubtfire 2. I mean, no amount of makeup is going to hide the fact that Robin Williams in 21 years older.  And what about the rest of the cast like Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, and those kid actors; will they return? The Original Mrs. Doubtfire ended with no sequel really needed so I really don’t see where they can go with a sequel story. But with Chris Columbus and Robin Williams behind the wheel, It’ll likely to be good show.

Downtown Ogden’s MovieGrille Offers Fine Food and Flix

MovieGrille in Ogden 300x207 Downtown Ogdens MovieGrille Offers Fine Food and FlixToday’s restaurant of choice was MovieGrille on Grant Avenue as I continue to sample Ogden restaurants during the Ogden Restaurant Week event.

There’s a bit of personal nostalgia tied to the MovieGrille theater. When I was a kid I visited the old theater at this location several times with my mom and grandma. Some of the movies I remember seeing here included Little Mermaid and Honey I Shrunk The Kids. That was a long time ago and after several years of being vacant, this theater has undergone an impressive renovation. Great work MovieGrille!

The MovieGrille Food

Honestly my expectations weren’t that great going into this place. It’s not often that you associate good food with movie theaters. I have to say however that I was pleasantly surprised with MovieGrille.

For $8 (Ogden Restaurant Week Special) I got a kick ass dinner salad with delicious blue cheese dressing and a delicious turkey sandwich. This place also offers beer, wine and a nice dining room if you don’t plan on watching a movie while you eat.

I only stayed for lunch so I wasn’t able to check out the theater, but I hear its nice with leather recliners, and tables for your meal. I’m sure I’ll be back soon to check out a show.

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New Home Purchases Increase Among Homebuyers

Mortgage Application 300x199 New Home Purchases Increase Among HomebuyersMore Homebuyers are going after new home purchases according to the latest MBA Builder Application Survey.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 15% in March 2014 relative to the previous month.

Breakdown of Mortgage Applications for New Home Purchases

  • Conventional Loans: 68.3%
  • FHA Mortgage Loans: 17.2%
  • RHS/USDA Loans: 1.6%
  • VA Mortgage Loans: 12.9%

The average mortgage on new home purchases during the month of March was $296,428. The Mortgage Bankers Association estimates there were 46,000 new home sales during March, 2014 which is an increase of 7.% from the month before.

Try The Lucky Slice Pizza on Ogden’s 25th Street

Lucky Slice Pizza Ogden 300x211 Try The Lucky Slice Pizza on Ogdens 25th StreetLast night I headed over to Lucky Slice Pizza on 25th Street in Ogden. After a strenuous afternoon hike up Waterfall Canyon, nothing sounded better than some good pizza. While I’m no stranger to Lucky Slice (I usually end up there late at night after bar hopping), this is the first time I’ve been to Lucky during dinner hours. The restaurant was absolutely packed, partially due to Ogden Restaurant Week I’m assuming. Here’s a little tip: If you plan on eating at Lucky Slice, do yourself a favor and focus on finding a table from the start (There aren’t very many).

The Pizza at Lucky Slice

Lucy Slice offers a wide variety of daily specials and unique thin slice pizza choices that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Along with being unique, the pizza at lucky slice isn’t greasy which is a huge plus for me. Additionally the toppings are fresh. It really is the best pizza I’ve ever had.

Lucy Slice also offers a variety of salads, appetizers, soda, and even beer. Check them on out historic 25th Street, right across from Alleged.

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The Utah Symphony Coming to a National Park Near You

Utah Symphony 150x150 The Utah Symphony Coming to a National Park Near YouWhat’s more exciting than a Utah Symphony concert? How about a Utah Symphony performance and a visit to one of Utah’s amazing National Parks? This august the symphony will be performing open-air concerts around the five Utah National Parks in Southern Utah, also known as the “Mighty 5″.  These concerts will be free to the public and run from August 11 -17.

Utah Symphony Mighty Five Concert Schedule

  • Teasdale Community Park (Near Capitol Reef National Park)
  • Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab (Near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks)
  • Ruby’s Bryce Canyon Rim at Ruby’s Inn (Near Bryce Canyon National Park)
  • O.C. Tanner Amphitheatre in Springdale (Near Zion National Park)

Check the event page for exact dates and times.

 

Start Paying Attention To Google Plus

Google+ Logo 150x150 Start Paying Attention To Google PlusHonestly I haven’t been paying attention to Google Plus like I probably should be. The article Ignore Google+ At Your Own Risk points out quite a few things that all online marketers need to incorporate into their business plans.

Pay Attention to Google Plus Because:

  • Get indexed faster: Google Plus is owned by Google, therefore it’s highly likely your content will be indexed faster by Google search engines.
  • Improve reach and SEO with the power of hashtags: By properly using hashtags in your Google+ posts, your content will reach a much larger audience.
  • Google Plus continues to grow with 360 million active users.
  • Claim authorship by liking your unique content to your Google+ profile or business page. Google Authorship establishes credibility, increase content reach, and improves search engine rankings.

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