Located in downtown Salt Lake City, Vosen’s Bread Paradise is a little slice of Germany. It’s delicious fare, which includes white bread, bread bowls, a variety of rye and delightful pastries, grace the tables of individual homes and the area’s finest restaurants alike.
The location is right on bus route 2 and a short walk from TRAX.
Markus and Silvia Vosen opened the bakery in 1997 and it has flourished in the little yellow Victorian house located at 249 West 200 South (across from the U.S. Post Office).
In addition to German baked goods, Vosen’s also offers a wide range of German, Italian and French baked goods and imported groceries all for a reasonable price. Freshly baked bread starts at $2.
The bakery offers catering, retail and wholesale services. Special orders should be placed by 1 p.m. the day prior to pick up.
Like many European shops, this one is closed Sunday and Monday, but you can visit Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Though UTA’s Train for Safety activities for commuters are more often than not the activities that make headlines, the agency has a very active training program for kids. Each year, the agency makes hundreds of presentations to elementary school children along the Wasatch Front. The formal presentations are a part of a national program called Operation Lifesaver.
Operation Lifesaver is an international, non-profit education and awareness program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroads’ rights of way. To accomplish its mission, Operation Lifesaver promotes education, engineering and enforcement.
For parents who live near the UTA track or who plan to take their children on transit, reinforcement in the home is important. Please take a moment to review rail safety in your home. If you have any questions about Operation Lifesaver programming, contact Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of it’s on-going safety efforts, UTA will host its second Train for Safety Day. Employees will be working at stations in downtown Salt Lake City during peak service Tuesday, Jan. 24, to remind passengers of safety regulations.
The designation was made to help raise public awareness of rail safety on a regular commute day. UTA hopes the activity will provide a reminder of the importance of being safe around trains.
Here are a few safety tips:
Look twice – another train could be coming from the other direction
Stand back – stay behind the yellow lines at stations
Hold hands – hold on to your child’s hand at stations
Heads up – don’t text around trains
Listen up – remove headphones around trains
Never go around lowered gates
When you approach a rail crossing, be sure to stop as soon as the lights start flashing even if the gates aren’t down yet
If you are in a crossing when the lights start flashing, continue on to clear the intersection
Before proceeding into a crossing, wait until the gates are up and the lights stop flashing
In a lane shared with TRAX (like shared left-hand turn lanes in Salt Lake City), do not enter the lane if the train warning light is on
In the ever-evolving scene found in downtown Salt Lake City, a relatively new restaurant has emerged near the historic Rio Grande Depot.
Dojo Asian Inspired Cuisine and Lounge (423 W. 300 South) offers unique Japanese-American specialties alongside traditional offerings. The restaurant is located near the TRAX station and bus routes 228, 509 and 516 is nestled between Iggy’s and Howntown Suites.
Dojo’s rock walls and modern interior greet guests along with the delicious smell of its cuisine, most notably the Dojo Ramen Noodles. These noodles aren’t a thing like the ones picked up for a few cents at the grocery store – Dojo’s version combines bean sprouts, Japanese fish cake, pork, green onion and seaweed in a traditional ramen broth.
The restaurant also offers main dishes such as Dojo Ribs, which are cooked a jalapeno and chocolate glaze, and Katsu Curry, consisting of pork or chicken breaded in pistachios and topped with a vegetable curry sauce. One of the restaurant’s most popular menu items is its pork belly sliders featuring pickled carrot, daikon radish, mixed greens and sour red chili sauce.
As for sushi, Dojo’s small menu offers tasty, original maki rolls such as the White Dragon with yam, seaweed salad and avocado wrapped in rice and topped with albacore, onion ponzu sauce and white truffle oil. Those seeking more traditional sushi offerings will find a sufficient variety of maki rolls with tuna, hamachi and shrimp as well as typical nigiri and sashimi items.
Have you tried the Dojo out? Where’s your favorite Japanese restaurant.
Over the course of the past year, UTA’s technology staff have been working hard to create an interface that would allow app developers access to the agency’s real-time trip information.
It’s anticipated that the release of real-time GPS-based data will greatly improve the transit experience for our daily commuters and casual riders alike. A quick glance at the cell phone would let riders know when the next bus or train is coming and if it is delayed.
The interface is in the beta testing phase and interested developers will be allowed access to the data for the creation of mobile applications for the transit community.
UTA is hosting an informational meeting for developers Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. at the agency’s headquarters (669 West 200 South, Salt Lake City). At the meeting technology staff will discuss the specifics of what information is going to be released, data acquisition and the projected timeline for the move from beta to production.
Parties interested in attending the event MUST RSVP to email@example.com