Ecco created its Biom line of footwear for serious runners and based the shoes' anatomical shape on the scanned impressions of several thousand feet. From this came the Ecco Biom Golf ($225), perhaps the most well-fitting and comfortable shoe to wear during a swing or a step. Plus, the Biom's uppers are made from yak leather, which Ecco claims is three-times stronger than other leathers.
The cream of the crop launch New York Gallery Week
Phaidon's New York store is hosting a cocktail preview party tomorrow (4 May) for New York Gallery Week 2011. With cocktails supplied by Root and Snap, the reception raises a glass to the galleries and artists featured in Creamier: Contemporary Art in Culture who are participating in New York Gallery Week (6 - 8 May).
ROOT - a spirit by Art in the Age
Just when you thought that the market for craft spirits had been fully tapped, doors open for yet another enchanting elixir deserving of special attention. The creators of Hendrick’s Gin and Sailor Jerry Rum have created ROOT for the artist collective and brand, Art in the Age of Mechanical Production. The attractive packaging only hints to the wildly pleasing contents inside the bottle - a concoction distilled from sugar cane and neutral grain spirits with botanical ingredients including birch, spearmint, cardamom, vanilla bean, clove and citrus. The ROOT recipe harks back to an 18th century Pennsylvania folk recipe stemming from Root Tea, which at one point was pretty potent but later came to be known as Root Beer, once the alcohol was removed from it during the Temperance Movement.
Narragansett Summer Ale Review
Todays review for my 50 beer challenge, takes us across the country to the state of Rhode Island where I tried out Narragansett’s Summer Ale. For those unfamiliar with Narragansett beer, you may recognize the name from the movie Jaws, where the Narragansett lager had a guest appearance. Their Summer Ale, which is their first summer seasonal release in their 120 year history, is a light session ale that boasts just 4.2% ABV. It’s distributed throughout New England, Southern New York and Philadelphia, so I was definitely excited to snag a few of the 16oz tallboys all the way across the country.
AITA’s stocking these uber-limited (200 pairs total), Joe Strummer-inspired, made-just-about-everywhere straight-leggers, which employ indigo selvedge denim loomed in NC and get stitched in SF before getting hit with a label stamped on a swath of leather from Portland, OR’s Tanner Goods, even though most would argue that Aunt Becky was “great” and Danny was “kinda the worst”.
And the consensus is that Stephanie was "more interesting when she was on meth". Anyway, these things ain't gonna hang around long, so pick 'em up at AITA's brick and mortar, or read more about them on their blog.
May 18: Drago Centro Spring Cocktail Menu Launch
By thirstyinla, on May 17, 2011
Spring took its time to arrive this year, and as this post goes live, a late season storm is on its way to make Angelenos wonder if the sun ever showed up at all. With Memorial Weekend only a couple of weeks away, the time is now for Drago Centro to debut its Spring Cocktail Menu. As before, Beverage Director Michael Shearin and Head Bartender Jaymee Mandeville have collaborated on the new list, which takes Drago Centro’s clientele into consideration and results in drinks that are consistently balanced and nuanced, rather than overpowering or spirit-forward.