ATTEND | HANDBUILT MOTORCYCLE SHOW
This weekend, it’s back! Six years and still revving, Austin’s own Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is stronger than ever. Driven by the goal to rekindle the culture of physical craftsmanship, Revival Motorcycles and kindred crews work hard to teach the passion of embracing a trade - reminding us of the beauty that can only be formed by human hands. The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is an inspiring showcase of works from builders and craftsmen that combine knowledge, skill, and ingenuity to create one-of-a-kind truly hand-built machines. By sharing this work, the HMS adds fuel to a revolution in the making. People crave the satisfaction and creative outlet of producing something truly unique and fit to their own preferences for design and function. This renaissance of working with our hands has helped create the movement that is the custom motorcycle scene. Get your tickets here and saddle up!
Paula Disbrowe is at it again! (Yes, she’s the beloved Cowgirl Cuisine gal.) Definitely one of our favorite, sweetest, hardest working, creative and talented chefs is mixing it up - this time on the grill. In this sizzling collection of one hundred recipes for smoking meats, fish, poultry, vegetables, and more, award-winning author and grilling expert, Disbrowe, shows you how to elevate your everyday meals with seductive, smoky flavors in as little as thirty minutes. Featuring an impressive array of smoke-infused dishes that extend well beyond the realm of rib joints, Thank You for Smoking shows you how to easily rig your gas or charcoal grill, or use a backyard smoker, to infuse everything you love to eat with a smoky nuance. Light it up and smoke it!
EAT | EASY TIGER
Born in downtown Austin on East 6th Street, this popular hangout with both a bakery/cafe (big ‘ol pretzel party!) and creekside bustling beer garden serves yummy snacks, cheeses and more. They recently opened their second location in North Austin, where the sprawling beer garden offers plenty of pints, pastries, pretzels, sausages, sandwiches, boards, beers, whiskeys, and cocktails.150 outdoor seats and a dedicated coffee drive-thru, stage, plenty of ping-pong tables, and plenty of free parking = Happy Tigers. Did we mention the weekend brunch? Boy are our tummies growling!
CAFFEINATE | ANALOG
We love how this little modern American coffee shop is tucked away on a quaint corner in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. No signage really except for a small chalkboard outside, it’s more for the local folk looking to chill. If you’re like us, those are the spots you want to find and sneak inside to lay low. From their rotating cast of exceptional local roasters (accompanied by Fresh Breeze Organic dairy) to how they’re spinning the best selection of vinyl on that side of the map, Analog proves proper.
ADMIRE | 1924US
We first met Christian in Houston sometime between one of his train-hopping adventures, and from then on we’ve been fans. Fans of what exactly? Good question. Like thousands of others, we’ve followed him state to state, country to country, as he draws, photographs, paints, discovers and creates a lifestyle of peerless proportions. That is, until he met his brilliant and beautiful wife, whereupon the unparalleled and unexpected undertakings continued. Read more about Christian Watson here on his website, where you can also admire his stellar branding skills, peruse his journals, and shop his treasures and creations alike. The 1924us Instagram account gives you a glimpse into the wanderings and reminds us that there’s so much more in life to see and experience and most importantly, to enjoy. It’s not always easy to buck the system and live a life less charted, but this guy does it like no other. So thank you, Mr. Watson for sharing yours.
WATCH | 0-26 BUCS
Lose, lose, lose...don’t quit...keep losing…
In 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became an NFL franchise with a first-time owner, VP of Operations, and a first-time NFL head coach. The Buccaneers embarked on what would become the longest losing streak in NFL history - 26 losses. Wow. This story follows the hapless Buccaneers and their attempts to build an NFL franchise from the ground up 40 years ago, chronicling the moment an NFL team set the mark for futility, losing a record 26 consecutive games. But that’s not all this story is about. It’s about perseverance, persistence, underdogs, and what winning really means. After a winless inaugural season and 12 straight losses in their second season, the Buccaneers finally broke through with a win over the New Orleans Saints, but it was more than just a win. It united a broken team and a broken city, ultimately beginning a long road to winning a Super Bowl. Quitters never win.