Comings & Goings: March 2012

What’s new around town.

Avenues Bistro on Third

If you remember the Avenues Bakery on South Temple, you will remember delicious, healthy, graciously served food. Co-owner Kathie Chadbourne is back in the Avenues with her new venture, Avenues Bistro on Third.

Chef Miguel Rivas, who collaborated with Chadbourne on the Avenues Bistro, has created a salad, sandwich, tapas and brunch menu based on simple and fresh  ingredients which will eventually include herbs and vegetables from the restaurant’s own garden and eggs from its own henhouse.

A full drink menu is also offered, from espresso to hard liquor. Kathie emphasizes that Avenues Bistro is a casual, intimate place for people to gather or just stop by for a quick coffee.

10 am-10 pm. 564 E Third Ave.

Web of Life Wellness Center moves downtown

Todd Mangum, MD, is moving his practice, Web of Life Wellness Center, to a newly renovated space at 508 E So. Temple, Ste. 102. Dr. Mangum practices integrated medicine which combines the best of Western and Eastern medicines. The move was prompted by the current lease ending on his longtime 900 South location, but it marks a new beginning which is always a great thing.

Joining Mangum in the move are associates Megan Sillito, Daren Mackintosh, Sunny Strasburg and Naomi Silverstone.

An open house is planned for April.

weboflifewc.com

Harmons at City Creek

Six years in the making and worth the wait. Last month Harmons, one of the last family chain grocers in Utah, opened its 16th store in downtown Salt Lake. The urban grocery carries certified organic produce, grass-fed beef, wild caught seafood in season, artisan made-from-scratch breads and an ambience so unique you could go there on a date. (Well, once, anyway!) The company also has an aggressive sustainability program. Thanks, Harmons, for upping the downtown SLC vibe!

Harmons at City Creek, 135 E. 100 South.

New naturopath in town

Tineke Malus, ND, has opened her practice in Salt Lake City. Dr. Malus says she was inspired to pursue a career in naturopathic medicine after her own experiences with traditional medicine changed her perspective on how disease should be treated.

Utah-born, Malus recently returned to her home state to nurse her elderly mother. Conversations with Leslie Peterson, ND, convinced her of the need for more naturopaths in Utah, and so she stayed and has affiliated with Peterson’s Full Circle Care clinic in downtown Salt Lake.

Dr. Malus provides primary care, annual check-ups and screening exams in addition to holistic wellness practices such as detoxification and cleansing, diet assessment and hydrotherapy.

Tineke Malus, ND, at Full Circle Care. 150 S. 600 E. #6B. malushealth.org

Downtown Kathmandu

Kathmandu, a restaurant serving Indian and Nepali cuisine, has opened at a second location. In addition to Highland Drive, the restaurant voted “Best Indian” by Salt Lake Magazine is now also found downtown, next to Sunflower Market on 7th East.

Kathmandu2 has the same open and warm feeling as the original, and offers the same delicious menu. Parking is abundant, but it’s also an easy bikeride for many.

Kathmandu2, 212 S 700 East. thekathmandu.net

10,000 Villages downtown

Ten Thousand Villages has moved from Sugar House to 120 S Main Street. The fair trade retailer specializes in folk art, ceramics, textiles, baskets, jewelry and musical instruments from artisans from around the world. This awesome nonprofit provides beautiful and unique products while helping to support Third World artists.

120 S. Main St., SLC.

saltlakecity.tenthousandvillages.com

Tea Grotto moves to 9th So.

After eight years in Sugar House, this month the Tea Grotto will move to the northeast corner of 900 South and 400 East. Founder Rebecca Sheeran, who traveled the world in search of tea to bring back to Utah, moved to Alaska and has placed her creation and intention in the trusted hands of new owners Brad and Molly Heller and designer Toby Putnam.

The new Tea Grotto will provide daily tea tastings and history at the teabar for those who are interested in a more interactive and informative tea experience. With their large and varied tea selection, this promises to be quite the adventure. Tea ceremony and tea meditation are also on the list for future offerings.

The Tea Grotto’s menu will focus on fresh local produce with creative tea ingredients—think Pu’erh-steeped shiitake mushroom and smoked cheese quiche, edamame with lapsang-chili dipping sauce, and rooibos-infused homemade hummus platter.

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. teagrotto.com