Salt Lake City police arrest man in connection with fatal shooting in Sugar House

By Alixel Cabrera | Julie Jag | August 29, 2021, 9:32 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Jenny Pinegar assists 16-month-old Jonah as he paints in the creative zone at the Salt Lake Arts Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

Utah Arts Festival revives tradition after a year of confinement

By Alixel Cabrera | August 29, 2021, 3:03 a.m.

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New Report for America journalist hopes to help elevate communities on the Salt Lake Valley’s west side

By Alixel Cabrera | July 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) With Phase III of Oquirrh Park in Kearns complete, it now offers a playground, more walking trails and paths for riding scooters.They join the features that previously made it a sports destination at 4950 W. Ed Mayne Lane in Kearns.

West side of Salt Lake County welcomes new and improved parks

By Alixel Cabrera | July 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Marisol Gonzalez sets out jewelry at the swap meet at the Redwood Drive In Theatreand  Swap Meet in West Valley City on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Supporters of Redwood Drive-In’s diverse swap meet turn back a developer — for now

By Alixel Cabrera | July 13, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Taylorsville City) Brady Cottam has begun work as the police chief for the new Taylorsville Police Department.

5 questions for the chief of Taylorsville’s new police department

By Alixel Cabrera | July 9, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City's Blue Copper Coffee on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

Is the coronavirus killing Utah’s coffee culture?

By Alixel Cabrera | October 30, 2020, 1:15 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Molly Kohrman, the owner of Brownies! Brownies! Brownies!, was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Women's Business Center of Utah, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.

Owner of Salt Lake City brownie bakery honored for helping other small businesses

By Alixel Cabrera | October 23, 2020, 7:49 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo) Warm honey is poured over fresh loukoumathes during Salt Lake City's annual Greek Festival. This year's festival was canceled due to COVID-19, so organizers are selling the sweet treat and other desserts to go on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 279 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City.

Go Greek at new Taylorsville eatery or one-day pastry festival

By Alixel Cabrera | October 15, 2020, 8:07 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) An empty dining room at Alamexo Mexican Kitchen in downtown Salt Lake City after the establishment announced the closure of dine-in service in mid-March. Owner/executive chef Matt Lake says the restaurant is now closed permanently as COVID-19 drags on.

Utah restaurants wait for a vaccine to reopen, but for hundreds of them, it already may be too late

By Alixel Cabrera | October 3, 2020, 9:00 p.m.

( Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo ) As pumpkin season began in 2015, Whole Foods in Sugar House had all shapes, sizes and colors.

Utah’s pumpkin frenzy is already peaking as October beckons

By Alixel Cabrera | September 25, 2020, 1:27 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Utah Taste Off) Utah Taste Off selects a food item from four to six local vendors and packs them in a box with voting instructions.

Everyone’s a food critic with Utah Taste Off kits

By Alixel Cabrera | September 25, 2020, 1:26 p.m.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) A social distancing guideline sign at Salt Lake City's Ramen Bar in May.

8 ways to ‘mind your pandemic manners’ when dining at a Utah restaurant

By Alixel Cabrera | September 19, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

(Kathy Stephenson | Tribune file photo) If it’s deep-fried, then the Fry Me to The Moon food truck in Salt Lake City will serve it.

Utah food trucks surviving in the suburbs with meals to go

By Alixel Cabrera | September 12, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Cristina Olvera, owner of La Casa Del Tamal Mexican Restaurant, located inside the Azteca Bazaar in West Valley City, gets ready to start cooking.

Family-owned restaurants rely on their first-generation Utah children for social media success

By Alixel Cabrera | September 11, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Streusel SLC cookies at their ComCom Kitchen store front.

Simplicity is the secret ingredient at Salt Lake City’s new Streusel bakery

By Alixel Cabrera | August 28, 2020, 8:21 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Streusel SLC bakery co-owner Andrew Corrao boxes up cookies at their ComCom Kitchen store front. ComCom Kitchen is a new commercial kitchen in Salt Lake City co-owned by Danny Cheng and Dan Homer. It rents space to food entrepreneurs just starting out in the business, including Cheng's Ghost Sushi, Streusel SLC, Silver Moon Taqueria and Mad Dough, who can't afford permanent restaurant space.

In this scary time for restaurants, ‘ghost kitchens’ are appearing in Salt Lake City

By Alixel Cabrera | August 28, 2020, 8:19 p.m.

(The Salt Lake Tribune archive photo) The Shark Tank at the Loveland Living Planetarium.

Utah arts groups and venues receive $9 million in pandemic-survival grants

By Alixel Cabrera | August 27, 2020, 9:11 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Construction of the Eccles Theatre in 2014 affected Martine Restaurant in downtown Salt Lake City.

Goodbye to Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Cafe and Martine

By Kathy Stephenson | Alixel Cabrera | August 20, 2020, 6:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Butcher Rosendo Chazares discusses all the sanitary precautions taking place at Rancho Markets as the stores to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, including the 140 N. 900 West location in Salt Lake City on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Rancho Markets adapting during the coronavirus

By Alixel Cabrera | August 19, 2020, 2:22 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Carson Kitchen)  Salt Lake City is now home to the third Carson Kitchen in the U.S. It opened Aug. 11 at 241 W. 200 South — next to the AC Hotel.

3 new places to eat in Salt Lake County

By Kathy Stephenson | Alixel Cabrera | August 14, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Shayla Steinfels delivers a lunch to family at the Grab  and Go Meals for Kids drive through at Rose Park Elementary on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

How school lunches will work when Utah students return

By Alixel Cabrera | Kathy Stephenson | August 10, 2020, 3:13 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Volunteers sort through food at the Taylorsville Food Pantry on Saturday, May 30, as people line up outside.

As pandemic unemployment aid drops off, expect Utah’s food stamp requests to pick up

By Alixel Cabrera | August 2, 2020, 12:00 p.m.

(File photo courtesy of Thomas B. Szalay)  Bats are seen in a box after they were caught by Ronnie Johnson at West High in Salt Lake City on Sept. 20, 2017.

Stay away from bats, health officials warn Utahns

By Alixel Cabrera | July 30, 2020, 3:04 a.m.