Indulge your taste buds in a new creamy confection or enjoy dining out in a new tucked-away restaurant.
Here's our latest installment of Trending With TX., a look at all sorts of things our Top of Utah teens are enjoying or discovering. If you have a suggestion for a future subject, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently discovered my new passion in the form of a flavorful frozen treat. No matter what I do, I can't get enough of gelato.
Gelato originated in Florence, Italy, and now this must-have desert is on the rise in the United States. Simply put, gelato is everything you wished ice cream could be ... smooth, creamy and flavorful.
What is the difference between ice cream and gelato? Gelato has 10 percent less butterfat than ice cream because it is not made with cream. This doesn't compromise the taste however. Gelato is creamier and is served at a warmer temperature than ice cream, so when the gelato hits your tongue, it melts into a burst of flavor. Typically gelato is made with fresh ingredients and no artificial flavoring.
The flavors of gelato range from pistachio to tiramisu to mango, or to my personal favorite, dark chocolate. So try a flavor and be transported into taste-bud heaven.
-- Sierra Bruggink, Weber High
Cozy dinners out
Zucca Trattoria is a quaint little Italian restaurant/market located in South Ogden. Serving pastas, pizzas and tiramisu to die for, the restaurant also has a variety of soups and even a flown-in fish of the day.
Zucca exudes a family-owned restaurant atmosphere. The dining room is spaced out to seem smaller in a homey way, and the tables are far apart enough to allow for quiet conversation without bumping elbows with the next couple over.
Something else that sets the restaurant apart from others is the live acoustic music on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., provided by Kyle Lawton, a Top of Utah high school student who plays keyboard and guitar. Zucca is even technology friendly as well -- you can make a reservation from their website.
For more information, call 801-475-7077.
-- Minna Wang, NUAMES
Recently Microsoft has replaced its email service, known as Hotmail, with Outlook.
Outlook is not much different than its predecessor, Hotmail, but it is more professional looking and is user friendly. The system allows for personal expression in color schemes that range from vivacious pink to striking black. It's easy to change colors, so your Outlook page can match your mood every day.
Outlook also has a neat little bonus that helps to clean up the inbox. Under settings, the email system gives the user the option of having a reading pane. A reading pane divides the screen between a list of all emails and the second part displays your most recently received email.
Most Hotmail users have already been switched to Outlook. While at the onset, switching may seem a bit daunting, it really is an easy system to get used to. Personally I enjoy the new interface that Outlook provides. It has a more professional feel than Hotmail did, while still having individualism and freedom of layout. Needless to say, I will be enjoying the Outlook email service for quite a while.
-- Sarah Stratford, Davis High