SUBSCRIBE: MILK STREET MAGAZINE
Do you like to cook creative and delectable food? Better yet, do you like to eat scrumptious food? If so, then Milk Street is for you. The periodical itself is chock full of brilliant recipes that leave little to be desired. The digital subscription includes how-to’s and videos that accompany the recipes with additional ideas for serving and more. Wait, it gets better. Milk Street has culinary schools with physical locations and even cooking classes you can take online. As if that’s not enough, they also have TV, radio and video channels and even a store that’ll keep you cooking for days on end. Just recently we whipped up the Austrian Beef Stew with Paprika and Caraway (Rindsgulasch), and no lie, it jumped immediately to our top 5. Here’s the recipe for it. Now get to cookin’!
SHOP: NO COMPLY
Not all of us grew up skateboarding, but we were all affected by its culture. From the fashion and music to the attitude and design, it was there to join and be a part of, whether you were on a board or not. Fast forward to today, and the culture has grown into a full blown common lifestyle and even a legitimate sport, so the accessibility is much easier, and the places to skate are bountiful (and legal). So that’s why there’s No Comply - a shop on 12th and Lamar in Austin. They’re sweet people and are super focused on the community. They throw all kinds of rad parties, events and contests, and they even have their own nationally renowned skate team who is always making gnarly videos of their crew shredding. (Apologies, that was way too outdated lingo.) N.C.’s loyal following shows - they just celebrated their 12th anniversary, so they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. We suggest you drop in their store and get a bev at their coffee bar and shop around. Amongst the nostalgia, something might jump out at you and insist on its purchase.
DRINK: TWISTED X BREWING
The Twisted X Brewing Company is located in beautiful Dripping Springs and offers up an array of fine, small-batch craft beers. They take great pride in sourcing, ingredients, and detail, and it shows. The result is a flight of superior craft lagers, pilsners, and IPAs, as well as many others. They’re constantly developing new recipes with their 3-barrel pilot system (if you’re not a beer connoisseur, you can read here what this means and why this equipment is important for producing smaller batches). The Twisted X beers are excellent, worth experiencing and are only available in their tasting room or at the HELM store! Stop in for one on the house or at the upcoming art show on Feb. 7. We do encourage you to drop by their brewery to see the latest creations from the “brew crew,” as they declare that they are never satisfied in the quest for creativity.
From being made an offer on Shark Tank to selling from shelves in every Target store in the country, this Austin born and operated company has remained a strong, small, hard working team, and they’ve been forerunners in the whole beard game since the beginning. But as the trend has seemingly over-saturated the market, they’ve risen to the top again. How? Because they know that you don’t have to have a beard to use BeardBrand products! BB fragrances, soaps, shampoos and new products are dropping all the time. On top of that, Eric Bandholdz, the founder and beard master himself, has continued to grow his massive YouTube following (yes, that says over 1 Million) and social media channels by bringing on additional handsome gurus, instructing fresh how-to men’s guides for fashion, grooming and lifestyles ideas. So beard or no beard, you should definitely tune in to the BeardBrand.
LISTEN: WATCH AND LISTEN
Watch and Listen is a weekly podcast about watches, watchmaking, and the people that make the industry tick. Hosts Matt Farah, of The Smoking Tire (also an incredible show/podcast about awesome cars), and Cameron Weiss, watchmaker and the CEO of the Weiss Watch Company, Los Angeles, CA, take you through the history of clocks and watchmaking, show what makes some of the most iconic watches just that, and discuss watch buying, maintaining, investing, and collecting at all price points. This podcast is available as a video as well on YouTube. In a world losing a majority of its “hands on” passions and professions involving manual labor, we highly admire, respect and promote guys with this kind of knowledge and hope they can continue to teach and train more of us, so that as technology further dominates we can hold on to the trades that make us happy. Give it a listen!
ADMIRE: PAUL KREMER
Present day abstract modern art and more. A lot more. Paul Kremer, born in 1971 in Chicago, is an American artist whose artwork references pretty much everything but performance art. He uses traditional methods, working with acrylics on canvas or paper to achieve his distinctive style of painting. As of late, we can’t get enough of his large bright and bold color block pieces, undulating with shapes and curves and points and angles. Strong. You can follow his Instagram here to get a taste of his creations.