Salt Lake City is gouging its way into the history books -- literally. Being somewhat familiar with SLC prices since many of us attend Outdoor Retailer's twice yearly trade shows there, feast your eyes on the following facts: With the arrival of the Olympics, a pint of beer virtually doubled to $6.25 at the Port 'O Call restaurant. The Metropolitan adjusted its menu to standard dinner specials for $95 a person -- triple its most expensive entree. A downtown parking garage decided that boosting its daily rates from $5 to $30 made sense (cents?). Fortunately, many of the lots boosting rates are remaining less than full with folks opting for plentiful and FREE on-street parking. So, guess what goes around, comes around.