Friday, March 2, 2018

Unique Date Night Idea: Redstone Olive Oil Monthly Taste Testing Events

Are you looking for a unique date night? Something different than the typical dinner and a movie? Redstone Olive Oil has the perfect date night for you! Each month they have taste testing events as part of their Tour de Flavor. Each month they will prepare dishes from different parts of the world using their high quality olive oil and balsamics. 

I was invited to attend their Mexican taste testing night in February! They start their taste testing event by explaining their olive oil and balsamics. They explain how healthy they are and how they are made. They also answer any questions. 

After the discussion it's time to taste the food! When I went they made the most amazing chicken tacos with their olive oil. They also made a salad and queso. Sooo good! They ended the night with small portions of ice cream. We were able to choose whatever balsamic we wanted to put on the ice cream. I tried raspberry. It was surprisingly good! I would never have thought to put flavored balsamic on ice cream but it was great! 

It was about an hour and a half long and was so much fun to do something different for date night. If you attend one of their taste testing events you get a discount on your purchase that night so of course we had to buy a couple of the olive oils. I really loved the taste of all of their oils and balsamics! 

I was surprised to see how many different flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegars they have. There were lots of fruit flavors including blueberry and dark cherry. They also had a dark chocolate balsamic! Their olive oils also come in a variety of flavors including butter, garlic and basil. 

Location: The Shoppes at Zion
               250 Red Cliffs Drive #33B
               St. George, UT 84790

Cost: $10/person

Upcoming Events & Country Themes:
March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Ireland
April 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - German
May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Greece
June 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Thailand
July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Israel
August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Africa
September 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Portland, Main
October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Hawaii
November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM - Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Georgefest is now St. George Streetfest - The First Friday of the Month

Have you ever been to Georgefest? It is a fun event in downtown St. George that happens every first Friday! Georgefest is now going to be called St. George Streetfest! It is under new management and that means new changes coming to the event! 

The event will now take place every first Friday from March - October. The fun begins at 6:00 pm. The Desert Pulse Jazz Garden at Green Gate Village will be open from 6:00 pm - Midnight. The events on Main Street will going on from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. The events taking place are:

  • Desert Pulse Jazz Garden at Green Gate Village - Live Jazz music the first hour. Live bands the remainder of the night. There will be dancing, beer and wine. There is a $5 cover charge to get into the Garden. Open 6:00 pm - Midnight.
  • Stapley Family Fun Zone featuring jump houses, an obstacle course, ultimate ping pong, pottery, crafts, and a climbing wall. This fun zone requires a wrist band which can be purchased for $5. Open 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 
  • Nielson RV Vendor Village featuring over 30 arts and crafts vendors and retail merchants. There will also be RV's and Campers there for you to tour with special First Friday discounts! Open 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. 
  • Red Door Dental Face Painting
  • Stone Canyon Eye Care Interactive mirror photo booth
  • Chef Hog Food Truck Row powered by Tuacahn. This Food Truck Row will have some of the best food trucks in town and more! Open 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. 
  • Main Street Stage and Vendors. This is where you'll want to be for live family friendly entertainment! Various bands and entertainment from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Festival Sounds DJ dance party will be from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm. There will also be downtown vendors featuring product and great food!
  • Other activities include trampoline bungee, mechanical bull, magician, hip hop dancers, vocal talent and karaoke! 

This Friday (March 2, 2018) is the first event of the year! The theme is Up, Up and Away. Carrie Bunker, the new Executive Director said, "We are truly looking forward to bringing this re-branded event to life." So make sure you are there this Friday at 6:00 pm! 

Carrie Bunker, Executive Director of St. George Streetfest

Upcoming Event Dates/Themes:
  • April 6, 2018 - Fool's Day
  • May 4, 2018 - Cinco de Mayo and Iron Streetfest
  • June 1, 2018 - Moonlight Madness and Glow Run
  • July 6, 2018 - Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
  • August 3, 2018 - Islands Celebration and Luau
  • September 7, 2018 - Cowboy Country Jam
  • October 5, 2018 - Oktoberfest and Art Show
St. George Streetfest is brought to you by and in appreciation of many generous sponsors including: Canyon Media, The Independent, Stapley Pharmacy, Nielson RV, Red Door Dental, Desert Pulse, Green Gate Village, Stone Canyon Eye Care, Skywest Airlines, St. George Events and Occasions, Wasatch Brewery, Chef Hog, Tuacahn, IG Winery, Festival Sound and the City of St. George.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Zagster Bike Share is Now in St. George, Utah!

Zagster Bike Share has come to St. George! We are like a big city now! :) So how does it work? It's super easy! All you need is a smart phone! What you do is:

1. Find a Zagster Bike Share location. You can find a list here or find bikes near you using the Zagster app.
2. Download the Zagster app and join the Live Well St. George bike share.
3. Unlock the bike! Find the bike # on the back of the bike and enter it into the app. This will give you a code to unlock the bike! Use the on-bike keypad and enter the unique unlock code. Remove the docking cable from the side of the ring lock.
4. Ride! There are annual memberships and student annual memberships that you can use to save money. Otherwise it is $1/30 minutes and up to $40/ride.
5. Return the bike when you are done to any location! It does not need to be the location you got it from. Find a location by clicking here or use the Zagster app!
6. Lock the bike. On the right side of the bike there is an orange tab on the ring lock. Just slide it down! Place the docking cable from the station into the port on the ring lock. In the Zagster app hit end ride.

That's it! Easy isn't it? You can find out more about this bike share program on their website by clicking here. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Three Restaurants Coming to The Shoppes at Zion

The Shoppes at Zion is finally getting some more restaurants! They have needed some more food places for a long time now. The 3 new restaurants that will be opening this Spring are:

#1 Wing Nutz

#2 HuHot Mongolian Grill

#3 Roy's Pizza & Pasta

Here's a list of all of the restaurants that will be in The Shoppes at Zion once these three new ones open:

- Capriotti's
- HuHot Mongolian Grill
- Outback Steakhouse
- Roy's Pizza and Pasta
- Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
- Starbucks
- Smashburger
- Wing Nutz

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Looking for something special to do this Valentine's Day? Here's a list of special offers from local restaurants and entertainment spots this Valentine's Day!


The Ledges Golf Club: 4 Course dinner with live entertainment! Seating is by reservation only! Call (435) 634-4650

When: Valentine's Day - Seating at 4, 6 & 8 PM - Reservations required!

Location: 1585 W Ledges Parkway
               St. George, UT 84770

Riggatti's: Heart shaped pizzas! Just request it!

When: February 14th

Locations: 73 N Main Street
                St. George, UT 84770

               28 N 300 W
               Washington, UT 84780

Photo Credit: Cafe Allure

Cafe Allure: Buy two entrees and 2 drinks get an appetizer for free!

When: February 14th

Location: 661 E St. George Blvd
               St. George, UT 84770

Brick Oven: Heart shaped pizzas!

When: February 14th

Location: 1410 St. George Blvd
               St. George, UT 84790

Photo Credit: The Sugar Cookie STG

The Sugar Cookie: Heart-shaped Valentine's Day cookies!

Location: 175 S River Rd #105
                St. George, UT 84770

Photo Credit: Zeppes STG

Zeppes: Buy one get one 50% off! Just mention their Instagram post!

When: February 14th

Location: 1812 Sunset Blvd
               St. George, UT 84770

Photo Credit: IG Winery

IG Winery: IG Winery will be hosting Sweet and Knotty Bakery. Sweet and Knotty specializes in delicious and exotic chocolate truffles! Pair IG Winery's wine with these delectable chocolates! This will be one romantic night!

When: February 14th from 7 - 9 PM

Location: 59 W Center Street
               Cedar City, UT

Cost: $40/person - SPACE IS LIMITED! Advanced reservation and pre-payment is required. To reserve please call (435) 867-9463

Entertainment Spots

Photo Credit: Fiesta Fun

Fiesta Fun: Two different packages are being offered! 

Package #1: $25 for 2 bowling passes, $10 for Arcade and your choice of 2 specialty smoothies or 10 donuts. 

Package #2: $50 for 2 bowling passes, 2 attraction passes, $15 for Arcade, 2 medium drinks and your choice of one one topping heart-shaped pizza, 2 chicken quesadillas or 15 piece wings. 

When: February 14th

Location: 171 E 1160 S
               St. George, UT 84770

Mike's Tavern: Dueling Pianos event! Click here for more information.

When: February 14th from 9 pm - 11 pm

Location: 90 W Hoover Ave
              Cedar City, UT 84720

Monday, January 22, 2018

5 Places to Take Your Little One on a Cold Day

Brrrr! It's cold this week! Really though we are spoiled because it isn't that cold compared to the rest of the state. But for us it is chilly! Here are 5 of my favorite indoor spots for my little girl to keep out of the cold but keep her entertained.

#1 - St. George Children's Museum
This is a fun place for kids to discover and learn! It is probably best for ages 3 and up but my 1.5 year old has fun there too. There are different themed rooms throughout the entire place. So much to explore! 

#2 - Story Time at the Library
All of the libraries in Washington County have story times. They are usually about an hour. They spend time singing, listening to stories, dancing and coloring! It's one of my favorite places to take my little girl. You can find the story times by clicking here

#3 - Play Place at the Red Cliffs Mall
Spend your time roaming the stores and letting your little one walk up and down the long hallway. Then stop by the play place for them to have even more fun! This is something fun for mom and child! Mom can do a little shopping and after that the little one can play with the slide, big tv and climb on all the play equipment. The play place is located at the main entrance of the mall across from Pizza Pie Cafe. 

#4 - Fiesta Fun
Let your little one play the arcade games or just walk around and explore! There are little kid play areas in the bowling section. They also have the cutest dinosaur bowling helpers for little ones. 

#5 - St. George LDS Temple Visitors Center
This is a fun, peaceful place to spend your time. They have a section in the back of the visitors center with TVs that tell different inspirational messages. There are lots of buttons your little one can push to make them play! 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas in the Village

Christmas has come to Green Gate Village! This Saturday (December 9th) from 11 am - 5 pm come to Green Gate Village to shop, eat, and be entertained during Christmas in the Village! What is Christmas in the Village? Keep reading to find out!

Christmas in the Village is a one day event you won't want to miss. From 11 am - 5 pm there will be boutique shopping with about 14 guest vendors as well as the usual permanent shops to shop from. This is the perfect time to get some unique Christmas gifts for all those on your Christmas list. Some stores will be offering 20% off!

My little daughter still needs to meet Santa. This will be the perfect opportunity because Santa will be there from Noon - 2! 

There will also be a Village Fashion Show at 2:00 pm. 

Do you love live music? You will have 2 opportunities to hear some live music this Saturday. At 3:00 pm the Hands in Harmony Choir will be performing. Then at 4:00 pm you can listen to Color Country Barbershop Singers.

The last event of the day will be the Jewelry Make and Take! Perfect for a gift for yourself, a mom, a sister or a friend. 

 Now doesn't that sound like the perfect Holiday event? Grab some yummy food from Judd's, Chef Alfredos or the new Virgin Berri food truck while you're there!

When: December 9, 2017 from 11 am - 5 pm

Location: Green Gate Village
                76 W Tabernacle 
                St. George, UT 84770


Green Gate Village Phone #: (817) 846-6196

Green Gate Village Instagram: @greengatevillage