Sage’s Cafe in Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday night my dear friend Jessica took me out for a belated birthday dinner and a movie. We went to Sage’s Cafe, an organic vegan restaurant in Salt Lake.

I got the mushroom stroganoff with garlic bread, which I have never had before. I was delicious!

Ben got the philly cheese sandwich, which was good as well. Most of their sandwiches at Sage’s are great.

For dessert, we all shared a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich (not pictured), which was so-so. We also shared a tiramisu, which was pretty good. BUT I like the tiramisu at City Cakes better (see my post on City Cakes here). 5/5 stars.

After dinner we went to see a movie I have really been looking forward to, 127 hours. The movie is based on the true story of Aron Ralston, a mountain climber and canyoneer. While canyoneering alone in Moab, Utah (just a few hours from where I live!) a loose boulder fell on his arm, trapping him in a narrow slot canyon in the middle of the desert. He was there for 127 hours before he finally was able to free himself by breaking both of the bones in his forearm by leveraging himself against the rock and then cutting through his arm with a dull pocket knife.

The movie was absolutely amazing and I think everyone should see it. It was mind-blowingly inspirational. The casting was also wonderful, and James Franco did an awesome job of portraying Aron Ralston. Below are some links it you want to check out the movie OR see the real Aron Ralston tell his story. A few years ago he wrote a book called Between a Rock and a Hard Place which I have not read (yet) but have heard is amazing.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orxtqKeHEOs&feature=related

Aron telling the whole story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgjK8S-3DSQ

Aron talking about the amputation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2XLoQ1xYB0&feature=related

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