Diane H. Banks
SALT LAKE CITY
BEST PLACE TO TAKE A CLIENT
Jazz game, Utah Symphony or a quiet restaurant.
The Salt Lake City attorney tells us
what’s good in the neighborhood
FAVORITE LOCAL SHOP
Hip & Humble.
FAVORITE PIZZA JOINT
Vintos—except they just went out of business, so I will
have to look around.
FAVORITE MOVIE THEATER
My big screen at home, or sometimes Broadway
Center for Utah Film Center events. The Sundance
Film Festival has a huge variety of films shown
throughout Park City and Salt Lake.
BEST PLACE TO REFLECT
My office or my bicycle, depending on the weather
and the time of day.
STRANGEST CITY LAW
Utah has unusual liquor laws. Out of towners just
don’t get it. I don’t like them, but locals are accus-
tomed to them and the laws really don’t have a big
negative impact on us.
OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS ARE IMPRESSED WITH
The Great Salt Lake and Temple Square.
MOST FAMOUS RESIDENT
The Mormon Church—people have interesting mis-
conceptions or selective memories.
Depends. Elegant dinner? Go to the New Yorker.
More vibrant? I like Bambara. More casual? Try Cur-
rent or Eva’s, for small plates. Red Iguana is great for
Mexican or Mazza for Lebanese.
The mountains are cool and beautiful in the summer,
while the desert can’t be beat in the winter time—all
within easy driving distance from Salt Lake.
FAVORITE CITY EVENT
The pumpkin regatta at Sugar
House Park in the fall. The
participants hollow out giant
pumpkins and cut them in half,
then use an oar to row them
around in the lake at the park.
FAVORITE HISTORICAL RESIDENT
WHERE TO GO AFTER A WIN
For me, a win is a closing. I splurge on ingredients
and fix a special dinner at home. Or, better yet, my
FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR OFFICE
We have the most fabulous view—mountains, streets
with busy people on the move, and many buildings pres-
ently under construction. On a sunny day it can’t be beat.
FAVORITE LUNCH SPOT
Unless I’m taking a client, I prefer a place that can get
you in and out in a hurry, but has good food. Cancun
Café is right across the street and I love Mexican food.
The Mexican street cart right across the street is pretty
GO-TO ARTS VENUE
The gallery stroll on the third Friday is great. You can
take in the work of many local artists and wind down
at the end of the week. The Utah Symphony is really
a gem and the ballet is extraordinary—they perform
at Carnegie Hall next week.