I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank all of you for the best meal I have had in Ogden. Nearly 3 years ago we were living in the San Francisco Bay area when my wife decided to ditch the corporate world and return to teaching. I was glad to support her as she followed her passion of teaching, but, in addition to a substantial pay cut and limited wine availability, we have missed the culinary options that were available in northern California.

When my wife and I lost the bid at the Bash a few months ago, I was disappointed but the “frugal” side of me couldn’t bring myself to outbid the winner. When a second was offered, we were more than willing to jump in. I’m glad we did because Saturday night ranks as one of my top culinary experiences, period.

The space was AMAZING. The drinks and appetizers were a great way to start the evening. I loved the salad. I don’t know how you did it but, short of raising them yourself, I don’t know how you got baby octopus that tasted that fresh. The duck was perfect. The potatoes as mushrooms were fun and how can you go wrong with duck fat? The vegetables were a nice touch and a good counterpoint to the potatoes. The panna cotta was a great ending for the meal.

Thank you all for taking your time to support the Ogden Nature Center by providing such a great experience.

David B. Neal



The Urban Studio is the new kid on the block in the heart of Ogden’s lively Historic 25th Street, and wow, this is a spot you need to see to believe. The ultra-cool event space offers a distinctively designed locale to throw a special party, host a unique meeting, hold a craft class, or cook with friends and your favorite chef all in the high-style, newly transformed top floor of a historic 1895 brick building. Editor Brad Mee toured Urban Studio with creator and owner Jo Packham this week and was, once again, floored by her ingenuity and dynamic design ideas. “Jo is a force of nature,” Mee says. “She is one of the most creative and inspiring people I know.” He snapped a few shots of the space, trying to capture it’s authentic, chic-urban character and eye-catching details passionately orchestrated by Packham. A spectacular open chef’s kitchen, shelf after shelf of dazzling glassware and dinnerware collections for use by party-goers, large dining and craft tables for large gatherings, open flexible space and countless design details combine to make this venue truly unique and magical.

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