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Lazy Day Cafe

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2020 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84109
(801) 953-0311

When it comes to brunch, I’m not sure you can do much better than Lazy Day.

Tight, focused menu. Pancakes of the lemon variety that are so light they almost float off the plate.

The Lazy Deluxe sandwich is…um…what’s the euphemism for “gut bomb” that I’m looking for? Oh, right…filling. Of course, if you’re ordering fried chicken on a biscuit with cheese, an egg, and sausage gravy and expecting it to have the caloric content of a salad, it’s kind of your fault, right? I mean “gut bomb” in the nicest way possible; I loved the sandwich.

Incredibly friendly staff and a local business that I’m excited to support.

Wait, I’m missing something: dessert.

Yes, I had dessert with breakfast. The strawberry and balsamic vinegar ice cream was delicious, with big chunks of strawberry that were almost too big to navigate while frozen. The flavor was, however, spot on.

And then there was the bread pudding.

There is nothing I hate worse than bad bread pudding. A business really has to sell me on a bread pudding for me to venture there, because I’ve been burned many times. When it’s done right, though, I love it. Notable bread puddings for me include Pago’s banana bread pudding, the bread pudding with goat’s cheese caramel at the dearly departed Acme Burger, and my gold standard, Rooster’s caramel bread pudding with its copious caramel sauce.

Make that my previous gold standard: Lazy Day has it beat.

The caramel sauce is freshly made. I wish I had more details to share. I was too busy knocking my wife’s fork away to pay closer attention than that. The prices are such that, the next time we visit, I think we’ll probably spring for separate orders of the stuff.

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August 23, 2012 at 8:49am

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Easy Canvas Prints

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Full disclosure: Easy Canvas Prints contacted me last year and offered to give me a free print in exchange for this review. For that reason, you’ll not see much talk about the cost here. I will say that, in general, services that print your photos to canvas are not inexpensive, and Easy Canvas Prints seem to be along that same vein.

It’s rare to find a company that makes a bold statement about the quality of their work and then delivers on all fronts. Easy Canvas Prints, however, is an exception. An affiliate company of Build A Sign, Easy Canvas Prints is a service which allows you to upload your photo and have it turned into a quality canvas that is printed and stretched by their canvas professionals.

The initial creation process, where you upload a photo and then crop it could not have been easier. With a few clicks of the mouse, I was able to upload, crop, and choose from a wide variety of options such as canvas size and edge types. With options selected, I was only a few steps away from having a completed order.

If I had a major criticism, it would be what happened next. Along with the confirmation email for the order, I immediately received an email about the company’s upcoming Graduation Sale. This leads me to believe that I’m probably on their email marketing list. I didn’t see an opt-out for marketing during the order process, and I’m never a big fan of it being assumed that I want to continue to receive email beyond my order. Having an opt-in checkbox for future marketing would be advisable.

The order arrived wrapped in brown paper and plastic. It is absolutely gorgeous. The color fidelity between my original photograph and that of the canvas is spot on. It surprised me how much the texture of the canvas added to the overall look of the finished piece. During ordering, I’d opted for a wall hanger on the back of my canvas. It is small and unobtrusive and will make hanging a snap.

Overall, if you’re looking for a really attractive way to show off your photographs, Easy Canvas Prints is an excellent choice.

Open box with the shipping packaging


Finished picture


Close view of the texture of the canvas


Back of the picture


Small, sturdy wall hanger

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May 22, 2012 at 8:44am

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March 18, 2012 at 11:22pm

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Framing Establishment

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Framing Establishment
5664 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 265-3500

August 20, 2011

These guys are amazing. I spoke with John on the phone and was astounded at the prices I was being quoted. The full-size movie poster they are framing for me cost half what a similar poster cost nearly ten years ago!

I am impressed with their willingness to meet a budget, but also at how friendly and appreciative they are of the art that people bring to them.

Quality work done by friendly people for a price that is more than fair. What else could you want in a custom framing business?

I have three poster tubes bursting with poster acquired at Comic-Con that have been sitting there because I didn’t want to pay exorbitant prices for poster framing. They will be coming out of their hiding place soon now.

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November 23, 2011 at 11:40am

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Linda’s Furniture

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Linda’s Furniture
3330 Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

November 2, 2011

Our experience is ongoing due to a manufacturer’s error in shipping, but I figured I’d get this review posted while we wait.

If you grew up around here like I did, the idea of shopping a furniture store on Highland probably sets of budgetary alarms. I’d always figured that a freestanding, independent furniture place couldn’t possibly match or beat the big boys.

Wrong again, bucko.

Linda’s did us a better deal on a beautiful Robert Michaels sofa than any of the bigger places did. More importantly, we chose our own upholstery from the large book of available ones, as well as the cloth for the accent pillows. We then put down a reasonable deposit on our custom-built beauty. Here’s the final kicker: they offered to let us inspect the sofa once it came in and, if we weren’t happy with it for any reason, refund us the deposit and sell it themselves on the showroom floor.

I was floored.

The sofa is beautiful, we saved a few bucks, and got to choose exactly what we wanted. How often does that happen?

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November 23, 2011 at 11:30am

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Blockbuster Video

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This is probably old news to some, but the expiration of gift cards at Blockbuster really has me peeved, and the way that Blockbuster has decided to handle it makes it even worse.

I had a $30 gift card that’s been sitting in my wallet for years. I tried to use it the other day, and was informed that because Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier in the year, that particular “debt” was cleared off their books. They offered me instead a voucher for five free one-day rentals.

Oh yeah, did I mention that Blockbuster has gone to single-day rentals now? What a terrible, retrograde choice that removes one of the only points of differentiation between then and Redbox.

Anyway, that five-rental card comes out to about $10 worth of credit. When I asked about the rest of my money, they said that they weren’t allowed to do anything more. Fine, thinks I. I’ll take the meager offering and grouse about it online.

A week later, I returned to use the voucher. I picked Red State and Paul (Red State was disappointing, Paul needed the typical Apatow-bunch 30 minutes cut out of it, but was otherwise fun) and went to check out. I was informed that I could only use one of the free rentals per day.

Really Blockbuster? When exactly do you intend to stop taking things from me?

Fortunately, their new owner is Dish Network and I happen to be a subscriber. Guess whose customer service is about to get a call.

Once my free rentals are done, so are you and I, Blockbuster. Hey there, Netflix. You’re looking mighty fine…

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November 23, 2011 at 11:26am

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#sdcc Bags packed, heading to traditional post-con lunch at Point Loma Seafoods.

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July 25, 2011 at 11:04am

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