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Nestled amidst the iconic red rock formations of Utah lies Moab, a small town known for its breathtaking scenery and adventurous spirit. While St. Patrick’s Day might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Moab. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover how Moab celebrates the luck of the Irish against the backdrop of its stunning desert landscape.

St Patrick's Day in Moab
St Patrick's Day in Moab

A Green Oasis in the Desert:
Despite being surrounded by arid desert landscapes, Moab transforms into a green oasis on St. Patrick’s Day. From decorations adorning local businesses that are donning green attire.

Green Beer:
No St. Patrick’s Day celebration would be complete without a pint of green beer, and Moab delivers on this front. Local breweries and bars serve their brews dyed green for the occasion, adding an extra dash of festive spirit to the festivities. Visit The World Famous Woody’s Tavern, Moab Brewery, Proper Brewery, Josie Wyatt’s Grille, Sunset Grill, etc.

St Patrick's Day in Moab
St Patrick's Day in Moab

Outdoor Adventures with an Irish Twist:
The surrounding wilderness offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures with an Irish twist. Wear your favorite green costume and take a nice picture at sunset time with a red rocks landscape.

Live Music and Entertainment:
As the sun sets behind the red rocks, the party continues with live music and entertainment at various venues throughout Moab. The Crooked Rugs will play at The Blu Pig & Blu Bar on Sunday 17 from 7 pm – 10 pm.

St. Patrick’s Day in Moab, Utah, is a celebration, so don your greenest attire and join us for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration you won’t soon forget!

Springtime in Moab
Springtime in Moab

As winter loosens its grip, Moab awakens in a riot of color and adventure! 🌸 From thrilling outdoor escapades to serene moments in nature, here’s why Moab should be on your springtime bucket list:

1️⃣ Mild Temperatures: 🌞 Say goodbye to winter chills and hello to perfect hiking, biking, and climbing weather! With temperatures hovering in the comfortable range, you can explore Moab’s stunning landscapes without breaking a sweat.

2️⃣ Blossoming Landscapes: 🏜️ As spring unfolds, Moab transforms into a tapestry of wildflowers and budding greenery. Take a leisurely stroll through Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park to witness nature’s breathtaking spectacle.

3️⃣ Outdoor Adventures: 🚴‍♂️ Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a nature enthusiast, Moab has something for everyone. Hit the trails on a mountain bike, embark on a scenic hike, or challenge yourself with rock climbing—all amidst awe-inspiring red rock formations.

4️⃣ Cultural Delights: 🎨 Explore Moab’s vibrant art scene and immerse yourself in the local culture. Visit art galleries, attend live music events, and check out our retail store for a good souvenir.

5️⃣ Dark Skies: 🌌 As night falls, Moab’s dark skies offer a mesmerizing canvas for stargazing. Experience the magic of the cosmos as you marvel at the Milky Way and countless twinkling stars above.

Take advantage of the magic of spring in Moab, Utah! 🌼 Plan your getaway today and make unforgettable memories amidst nature’s splendor.

Once upon a time along the Wasatch front in Salt Lake City, Utah, a couple of chefs became friends working at the Arie Sushi Bar at Snowbird Ski Resort.  They worked for years together in different kitchens and shared an inspiration for Asian cuisine.  

They were both into skiing and snowboarding in the winter in SLC. In the summertime Alex was a river guide in Moab and Frankie spent a lot of time mountain biking in the red rocks of the region.  With the exception of a couple restaurants, the food scene in Moab at the time was mostly burgers, pizza and pasta. 

98 Center in Moab
98 Center in Moab

Frankie Winfrey and Alex Borichevsky thought Moab needed something more in the culinary scene, and something Moab didn’t already have.  After working many years rolling sushi they decided that Moab was prime for a new and different experience.  That’s when Sabaku Sushi was born.  Bringing fresh fish to the desert was a task, but not as difficult as one might think as long as the best product is sought after.  Convincing the public took some time, but the initially skeptical customers left pleasantly surprised with the quality of the product and the laid back chefs behind the bar.  After creating some success in the first 5 years, a small deli next door was moving out and a new space on the corner was about to become available. Frankie would continue to run the sushi bar and Alex would jump into the new space.

98 Center is the name they chose for the new endeavor because of the address, 98 East Center St.  The numbers were inspiring and who doesn’t want to be on Center? The Asian background and experience in the sushi bar plus the inspiration to bring more diversity to the town helped create the concept of 98 Center.  For the first year it was a bit dynamic and a cuisine they affectionately called Con-Fusion.   They had Pho, Banh Mi, a few salads and Philly Cheesesteaks, Vietnamese coffee, specialty cold brew in a Yama tower, not to mention fancy cocktails and mocktails.  All things Moab did not previously have.  They had procured a family recipe from a good friend for the beef Pho.   The deli history of the space and Alex’s background in the steak shops in the Philly suburbs inspired the Banh Mi and Cheesesteaks on Amoroso buns (from Philly) that were reminiscent of the ones found in Vietnam.  Having quality, unique cocktails and mocktails was paramount to completing the meal and having a cool night life vibe.  The service was always customer forward and tailoring to dietary needs.  Mostly, 98 Center was a gathering place for locals to feel at home and tourists to feel like a local.  The mission was to elevate your palate by offering fresh, organic, locally sourced ingredients and dishes made from scratch.

Alex and his wife Natali spent many moons cultivating 98 Center to what it is today.  They worked, they listened, they created.  For real inspiration, they went on a tour of Vietnam shortly after opening 98.  They compared the pho in different localities and ate banh mi’s off the street, had noodles on Lantern Street and iced Vietnamese coffees whenever possible.  Experiencing part of SE Asia was integral in the evolution of 98’s menu, adding a few new dishes and refining others.  They tried this and that, drawing requests from the customers and constantly refined dishes and added gluten free and vegan options.  Most of the menu is made from scratch in house, from the pho and proteins to the kimchi, pickles and vegan desserts.  All the cocktail mixers are made daily and weekly with local, seasonal, and inspiring herbs, citrus and spices.  They are always searching for the next concoction, combination and balance of flavors, and fitting names for beverages.  

98 Center in Moab
98 Center in Moab

For many customers, the service at a restaurant can make or break a meal whether the food is good or not.  98 Center welcomes every customer with grace, attends to their table and fulfills every request.  The service is phenomenal and the food and drinks are there to complete the experience.  

98 Center is open for lunch and dinner 5 days a week.  They are closed for a short winter and  summer break, in between the busy Spring and Fall seasons.  There are some local events where you can find Bar 98 shaking cocktails, mocktails and pouring draught beer for happy folks enjoying the outside.  You can visit them at Art Fest, Street Fest, Folk Fest and the Block Party at Center Street Square.  


IN THE DIRT is a documentary film about a group of passionate Native American cyclists who attempt to bring the sport of mountain biking to the Navajo Nation, where no bike shops exist.

In 2018, retired pro cyclist Scott Nydam and his family moved to Gallup, New Mexico to pursue a healthcare job for his wife. Soon after their arrival, Scott began meeting passionate mountain bikers across the 28,000-mile expanse of the Navajo Nation who loved the bike and wanted to bring the sport to their communities. The only problem is no bike shops existed. Through a grassroots native-led effort, this group of dedicated cyclists and their families have overcome countless odds to build a cycling culture that today has become the fastest-growing recreational sport on the Navajo Nation.

The screening in Moab will take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the Grand County High School Auditorium.

For more info and tickets visit moabmba.ticketleap.com/in-the-dirt/