For the past 20 years, Canyon Sports has helped adventurers safely scan the Wasatch Range with a series of shops specializing in equipment rental and maintenance. Throughout the winter, Canyon Sports equips mountain visitors with rental skis and snowboards. It also distributes lift tickets for local resorts including Alta, Snowbird, and Deer Valley, freeing skiers from alternative methods for getting to peaks, such as stowing away in a yeti's pouch. During warm seasons, the shops rent mountain bikes and road bikes and can also fine-tune riders' personal cycles.
At Dry Creek Steakhouse, beef is king, and that king's name is Angus. Working with certified Angus steaks, chefs introduce filet mignon, new york strip, and choice sirloin to the waiting flames of their grill. These cooked-to-order cuts form the backbone of the menu, but they're not the only delicious preparations that await diners. Rich pastas, inventive chicken dishes, and seafood including Atlantic salmon and Maine lobster occupy their own indulgent corners of the expansive menu.
The mom-and-daughter team at Seasons Boutique skim the stress off of shopping by lining the pink-toned walls of their spacious store with trendy, all-occasion fashions. Skate along the marble floors to peruse racks of billowy dresses ($28–$60) and youthful tops ($20–$40), or casually sidle over and introduce yourself to a pair of jeans ($48–$68) that have been eyeing you from across the room. Embellishments such as jewelry ($5–$40), handbags ($35–$63), and fashionably floppy hats with oversized bows ($28–$52) help to ensure that ensembles turn out tastefully complex instead of perplexingly plain.
With a zest for clean combustion, the mechanical motor managers at Henry Clay Motors tidy up engines and exhaust pipes with their standard oil changes. Every car requires periodic oil swaps after racking up miles, years, or lip prints from hatchback kissing booths, and three oil changes will prevent your auto from developing a hacking cough for a year or longer. Otherwise, spot-check spotty roadsters with a single service. Worn-out crude goes safely to eternal rest in the fluid graveyard as technicians top off jalopy gullets with up to 5 quarts of fresh standard oil. The new lube keeps car hearts healthy—smoothing out under-hood friction, cleaning up vehicle emissions, and extending engine life without the need for expensive voodoo spark plugs. Henry Clay also keeps cylinders spotless with replacement oil filters, giving your engine's doormen a shift change while keeping out unwanted interlopers such as debris, contaminants, and drunken New Year's Eve revelers trying to use the bathroom. The value of today's Groupon includes labor and waste disposal. Synthetic oil is offered for an additional charge.
As a pioneer in the world of men's fashions, Marie Kuipers's grandfather was a sharp dresser. Whether it was a dapper hat or a stately necktie, he was always looking for a new element to liven his ensemble. To honor his memory and carry on his business legacy, Kuipers founded Miss Feeney's Finery, a brand of luxurious men's fashions that strives to return its wearers to the elegance of past decades. The founder has already drawn notice from dozens of local and national publications with her line of refined-yet-racy pinup-girl ties and hats. On the outside, the handcrafted silk neckties and felt fedoras radiate debonair finesse, but lurking beneath lie tastefully lewd pinup illustrations inked by Kent Steine that forge an intersection between design and desire much like Frank Lloyd Wright in a bikini.
Fishwest Fly Shop prepares shoppers for successful fly-fishing forays with its impressive selection of equipment and accessories. Rods, reels, and lines by brands such as Cortland and Hardy line the shelves, along with a vast collection of colorful flies for enticing even the pickiest fish. Wading gear, outerwear, and eyewear protect anglers from the ravages of nature, and fly boxes and gear bags keep all equipment neatly partitioned. The shop also offers weekly classes in fly-casting techniques, allowing students to hone skills without the threat of popping the neighbor's homemade blimp with an errant hook.