Casey Scott Visits the Trolley Square Barbers

Casey Scott Visits the Trolley Square Barbers


VIDEO: Casey Scott Visits the Trolley Square Barbers

ARTICLE: by Melanie Kennedy

Casey Scott from Fresh Living visited Trolley Square Barbers for an exceptional experience.

(KUTV) Casey Scott from Fresh Living visited Trolley Square Barbers for an exceptional experience.

You visit their website and read the perfect description of what you can expect.

Greetings SLC Gentlemen!

Do you remember the old-time barbershop your dad took you to when you were a kid? By now most of them have vanished.

Many barbershops disappeared in the 80?s and 90?s, replaced by salons that continued to cater mainly to women.

The pendulum has swung back and barber shops are making a comeback.

When it comes to getting a haircut today, there are few options. You can try the franchise cutters where it seems like most of the cutters are still in training, or maybe your wife will set you up with her hair stylist where you will enjoy the smell of nasty chemicals, while listening in on the latest salon gossip.

We think you deserve better: a classic barber shop just like the one your dad took you to as a kid — a place where fathers will feel comfortable bringing their sons.

Perhaps it’s the combination of the scent of hair tonics, plus the all-man atmosphere. But more so, it’s the tradition of barbershops as a place of continuity–they don’t change with the shifts in culture. The shops and barbers look the same as they did when your father and grandfather got their hair cuts.

It’s a straightforward experience with none of the feminization of salons. There are no waxings, facials, highlights or unpleasant smells of a perm. ‘Just great haircuts, shaves and great conversation!”

When you walk out of Trolley Square with a stylish haircut, a classic face shave or a deluxe shoe shine, you can’t help but feel a bit of manly swagger creep back into your step.

So the next time you spot our familiar red, white and blue striped pole — please stop in.

You will be glad you did!

For more information, visit or call (801) 738-1578.

Do You Know How to Taste Olive Oil?

ABC 4 | WE OLIVE | DECEMBER 22, 2016

VIDEO: Do You Know How to Taste Olive Oil?

ARTICLE: by Tiffany Gulden

By: Tiffany Gulden | Posted: Dec 22, 2016 10:56 AM MST | Updated: Dec 22, 2016 11:53 AM MST

The best way to discover an oil's flavor is to sip it "neat" - meaning on its own without bread or other food.  This will allow you to savor the oil's flavor without distraction.

Chef Josh Garcia, co-owner of We Olive in Trolley Square joined Midday to talk all about olive oil.

He suggests the 4 S's when tasting.

  1. Swirl: This releases the oil's aroma molecules.  Keep the oil covered until ready to sniff.
  2. Sniff: Uncover the oil and quickly inhale from the rim of the cup.  Take note of the intensity and the description of the aroma.
  3. Slurp: Take a small sip of the oil while also "sipping" some air.  This slurping action emulsifies the oil and helps to spread it throughout your mouth.
  4. Swallow: An oil's pungency is judged by a sensation in your throat so you must swallow at least a small amount to thoroughly evaluate it.

Chef Garcia also talked about how to host an olive oil tasting party.

First, select your olive oils.  It's important to choose different styles of EVOO to showcase the possibilities.  Chef Garcia recommends selecting a delicate and mild oil, a few medium bodied, fruity oils, and a robust and pungent olive oil. Any of their expert staff at We Olive can help with your selections.

Second, choose the foods you will serve with your EVOO.  After your guests have tasted the olive oils, they'll want to try the oils on different foods.  Consider setting up a DIY crostini bar with soft cheese, like ricotta and goat cheese, prepared tapenades and spreads, roasted veggies and fresh or dried fruits.  Don't forget some of the Aged Balsamic Vinegar! 

Third, make sure your setup is user-friendly.  Provide small disposable tasting cups and plates for tasting olive oil. 

Fourth, consider a wine pairing.  If you'll be serving wine, think about choosing wines that compliment the flavors of the olive oil. 

Get some delicious extra virgin olive oil and start tasting today!

The perfect gift for the foodie in your life

Gifts for the Foodie in your life

FOX 13 | WE OLIVE | DECEMBER 19, 2016

VIDEO: The perfect gift for the foodie in your life

ARTICLE: by Brooke Graham


We Olive was born from passion; a passion for locally sourced, healthy, delicious, artisan extra virgin olive oil. Their new holiday pop-up store is now open in Trolley Square. Visit them for artisan California Extra Virgin Olive Oils, vinegar, and gourmet foods as well as custom gifts and baskets. The full retail store and wine bar location will be open in early 2017.

This 3-ingredient dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for holiday entertaining.

Makes about 1 ½ cups
¼ cup We Olive Parmesan Asiago Dip
¼ cup We Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for drizzling
8 ounces goat cheese
Crackers and fresh veggies for serving
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients with a spatula, stirring well until thoroughly combined and mixture is smooth. Place in a small serving bowl and drizzle with more EVOO. Serve with crackers and fresh veggies.

Trolley Square hosts Fall Festival

Trolley Square Hosts Fall Festival


VIDEO: Trolley Square Hosts Fall Festival

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - What a bash at trolley square, Saturday.

Hundreds of kids, of course with their parents, showed up for the fall festival.

Many came in costumes.  It was a safe way for the little ones to get a taste of Halloween.

Cassidy Rice, or Trolley Square says, ”We have free face painters, we have Boris Diaw from the Utah Jazz, we have the animal adoption from the Utah Humane Society and Nuzzles & Co. from Park City. We have trick or treating going on around the center.”

With all that, who wouldn't want to come? The children left with smiles on their faces, and some of the animals hopefully left with new, forever homes.

Google Fiber flips the switch, is now available in Salt Lake City

Google Fiber flips the switch, is now available in Salt Lake City


VIDEO: Google Fiber flips the switch, is now available in Salt Lake City

ARTICLE: by Ben Winslow


SALT LAKE CITY -- After years of waiting, Google Fiber has officially launched in Utah's capital city.

The Internet behemoth flipped the switch on its super high-speed network in Salt Lake City, providing service in the city center and opening the doors at its Trolley Square offices for people to sign up.

While promising to expand and provide Internet service to the entire city, Google Fiber will have service available immediately in the downtown area and Central City neighborhood -- from 300 West to 1300 East and South Temple to 800 South. Access to the Fiber network depends on whether buildings gave Google permission to wire them.

Google Fiber opens its Trolley Square storefront in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

Google Fiber opens its Trolley Square storefront in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

The rest of the city will come soon, said Google spokeswoman Angie Welling.

"It's a matter of months, not years," she told FOX 13. "We're working as quickly as we can to make sure that sign-ups are open everywhere."

Google said it would offer Internet service from 100 to 1,000 megabits (one Gigabit) per second, in addition to phone and TV service. Prices ranged from $50 a month for 100 Mbps to $140 a month for 1,000 Mbps and a TV package. Businesses were being offered Google Fiber packages ranging from 100 Mbps a $70 a month to 1,000 Mbps at $250 a month.

Google Fiber said that as it expands throughout Salt Lake City, it would offer a $15 per month broadband program to bridge "digitally divided" neighborhoods -- those who have access to computers and Internet, and those who do not.

Wayne Owen, who lives in Salt Lake City's west side, said it can't come quickly enough.

"My current Internet provider, I'm not real happy with them," he said. "I'll be pleased to tell them their services are no longer needed."


Since announcing Salt Lake City was a contender for its high-speed Internet service in 2014, Google Fiber has been eagerly anticipated by city leaders and consumers alike. Google Fiber will compete with other networks and Internet Service Providers, including Utah-based XMission, CenturyLink and Xfinity.

CenturyLink said it has already spent more money on its network and offers gigabit service.

"CenturyLink has proudly met the communication needs of Utahans for more than 100 years. We employ more than 1,500 Utah residents who are connecting fellow Utahans to the power of the digital world," the company said in a statement. "In the last five years, CenturyLink has invested approximately $500 million in its Utah network, expanding our fiber network and bringing faster Internet speeds to our customers. Since 2015, CenturyLink has offered gigabit service to residential and business customers in select locations in Utah."

XMission founder Pete Ashdown welcomed Google Fiber to the city.

"XMission welcomes Google Fiber to help advance Internet accessibility to Salt Lake City residents.  Although this is great news for select residents of Salt Lake City, XMission believes fiber is essential infrastructure to be managed by a neutral government and be available to any data provider," he wrote in an email to FOX 13. "Leaving this in the hands of one company gives less choice to the consumer and potential for monopoly."

Welling said Google Fiber built its infrastructure from scratch, without taking any incentives from the city.

Salt Lake City Councilman Derek Kitchen conducts a "speed test" at Google Fiber's storefront in Trolley Square. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

Salt Lake City Councilman Derek Kitchen conducts a "speed test" at Google Fiber's storefront in Trolley Square. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

Salt Lake City Councilman Stan Penfold said he believed Google Fiber's arrival would be good for consumers.

"I think the competition is already very aware of what's going on," he said. "They've already improved their customer service, they've already improved their speeds. So it helps everybody."

The project did not cost taxpayers anything to build, but the Salt Lake City Council gave Google permission to piggyback on existing city infrastructure. Google has refused to disclose how much it paid to build its network. FOX 13 has learned the company spent about $300,000 in building permits alone at Salt Lake City Hall.

A Google employee puts the finishing touches on a Google Fiber vehicle outside Trolley Square. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

A Google employee puts the finishing touches on a Google Fiber vehicle outside Trolley Square. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

The Downtown Alliance, which markets downtown Salt Lake City, said Google Fiber will be a big lure for tech companies.

"This is a huge selling point when you're talking to companies about why you should choose Salt Lake City over anywhere else in the country," said the group's Nick Como.

Salt Lake City is the second city in Utah to get Google Fiber. Provo struck a deal with Google in April 2013 when the city council approved the sale of Provo’s existing network, iProvo, to Google for $1 a short time later. Welling said that as of right now, Google has no plans to expand in Utah beyond Salt Lake City and Provo.

Muggles Take Over Trolley Square For Harry Potter Book Release Party


VIDEO: Muggles Take Over Trolley Square For Harry Potter Book Release Party

ARTICLE: Aldo Vazque

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the 8th installment in the series

By: Aldo Vazquez

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Hundreds of "Muggles" descended onto Trolley Square Saturday night to anxiously await the midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'

People of all ages gathered in front of Wellers Book Work in Salt Lake City for a Harry Potter Book Release Party put on by Salt Lake Comic Con.  

"We kinda wanted to give fans kind of a nostalgic party, I guess, for the new one that's coming out because it's highly anticipated," said Salt Lake Comic Con Community Outreach Director Britnee Bartlett.

Coming almost 10 years after the 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,' fans have been eager to find out what Harry Potter has been up to after all these years and all grown up.  'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' is based off the stage play currently being performed in London written by Jack Thorne.  The book was written by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany.  The 8th installment in the Harry Potter World takes place 19 years after the events of the Battle of Hogwarts and follows the life of Harry , who is now working at the Ministry of Magic, and his son Albus Severus Potter.

The launch party included everything from cos players, games, contests, magic shows, a Sorting Hat ritual for kids, panels and discussions, and so much more.  

Fans of the books had so much to do leading up until the midnight release of the book.  

"I never wanted to think that it was the end just because it was, it just seemed so never ending," said Emily Casselman.

Guests also had the opportunity to purchase Salt Lake Comic Con tickets at the event which takes place Septemeber 1-3.  

Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder Dan Farr says, Harry Potter is such a big part of Salt Lake Comic Con and Salt Lake City.  Salt Lake has some of the biggest Harry Potter fans in the world and they are looking forward to incorporate more of the magical world of Harry Potter at this years event.  Farr also teased that an actor who plays a beloved character in the movies may be coming to Salt Lake Comic Con, but wouldn't elaborate more on who that might be, only saying we'd find out very soon.  

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' goes on sale July 31st, which also happens to be J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter's birthday's. 

How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July

How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July


VIDEO: How to avoid tacky decor on the 4th of July

ARTICLE: Amy Andre

POSTED 1:30 PM, JUNE 23, 2016, BY AMY ANDRE, UPDATED AT 11:51AM, JUNE 27, 2016

David Breitenbeker, from Seasons by David, shows us a few ways to decorate for the Fourth of July, which is just around the corner! He encourages everyone to look to the past for inspiration and embrace the farmhouse chic trend. Seasons by David is located in Trolley square and is having a 50% off sale on select items this week! For more information visit Season's by David's Facebook page, here.

Two Animal Shelters Join Together


VIDEO: Two Animal Shelters Join Together

ARTICLE: by Michelle Money

Best Friends Animal Society and No More Homeless Pets in Utah are now one organization and it's leading the way in saving the lives of animals. CEO Gregory Castle was on the show to discuss future projects including one in LA where they are designing to make the entire city no-kill by 2017. He also announced the opening of a brand new adoption center located in Trolley Square, as a partnership between Best Friends and Salt Lake County Animal Services. The goal is to adopt out 500 animals in the next 5 1/2 months. The center is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.

Best Friend's Animal Society operates the nation's largest no-kill animal sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals in Kanab, and drives national initiatives on a variety of animal welfare issues, including eradicating puppy mills, improving the reputation of pit bull terriers-type dogs and saving the lives of community cats. They have been named "National Non-profit Brand of the Year" two years in a row.

Free and discount programs are available on their website at: