My sister and I spent the weekend in Park City experiencing the Sundance Film Festival recently and both did not disappoint. The city is quaint, even with thousands of people milling around in designer studs. The festival didn’t feel pretentious like I feared. Instead I was surrounded by other people who love movies as much as I do who were excited to be part of the magic and energy that envelops the city.
In addition to seeing some great films (reviews here), we ate a lot of delectable food. Most notable was the edayame (a different way of preparing edamame) and gyoza from Yuki Yama Sushi, the cinnamon bun with honey butter at Windy Ridge Cafe, the salsa bar at El Chubasco and the brunch buffet at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Deer Valley.
We only made it to one bar, but I think it is safe to say it was the best one. No Name Saloon is a dive bar and sports bar in one. They don’t overpack it so it isn’t hard to find a seat, and even with the special tops that don’t allow for over pouring (Oh Utah!), you will get a tasty drink that will have you feeling a bit more chatty in a heartbeat.
I had very high hopes of spotting celebrity after celebrity but unfortunately the only “celebrity” I saw was Evan from the Real World Road Rules Challenge. My theory is that the second weekend of the festival has more celebrities. Or we weren’t going anywhere fancy enough.
I am looking forward to attending Sundance again, but I am also excited to check out Park City when there isn’t a huge event happening!