Would you look at that – we scooped up four more awards

Hot on the heels of the trio of nods we garnered at this year’s Top of The Rockies in Colorado, I’m fizzingly-excited to share the news that this week, we nabbed four more shiny things to litter the mantle. This time around, a quartet from the obviously savvy folks at the Utah Society of Professional Journalists; serious journalism types with furrowed brows and notepads and things. The glittering quartet includes a first place trophy in business / consumer writing, another pole position for humor, then a one-two hey now for review / criticism.

I’m especially proud of the meandering trip down memory lane that is this piece – a pudding-tinted look back at the food that made me who I am; spoiler alert, I ain’t a fancy man.

Anyway, if you want to read the full list of stories, here they all are, and as ever thanks for reading along. Cheers!

The food that fed me – the formative years
Writing and reporting – humor / lifestyle
1st place
2022 Utah Society of Professional Journalists Headliners Awards (link)

Why your favorite restaurant might be closing
Writing and reporting – business / consumer
1st place
2022 Utah Society of Professional Journalists Headliners Awards (link)

Kabob Bros – modern and classic Pakistani in Midvale
Writing and reporting – review / criticism
1st place
2022 Utah Society of Professional Journalists Headliners Awards (link)

Taqueria Los Lee – unmissable home made food
Writing and reporting – review / criticism
2nd place
2022 Utah Society of Professional Journalists Headliners Awards (link)

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4 thoughts on “Would you look at that – we scooped up four more awards”

  1. I’m not surprised that these won awards! Your “formative years” post was hilarious! For about 15 years, I judged Les Dames d’Escoffier’s MFK Fisher writing award, and several other writing contests. I think your article was right up there with any of the winners, not just in the humor and personality, but in descriptions that helped the reader see, taste, even smell the food (whether they wanted to or not!) Congratulations!

  2. Wow. Thanks Val, that genuinely means a great deal to me. I dont know what to say, I am humbled. Temporarily lost for words. Temporarily 😉

  3. That is from the now long gone Punch Bowl and was part of this story – Why your favorite restaurant might be closing

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