HomeState, Hard Knocks, Insanity, Rules, Hot Sauce, Denver, and more...get your Saturday Six Vol. XXXI right here.
Attention Los Angeles! If you’re not already aware then you need to know that you have some of the best food from Texas right in your backyard! Holy golden tacos and queso, you gotta go get in line pronto! Our Lone Star friends opened HomeState in Los Feliz a while back and a second location just recently opened in Highland Park, so you really have no excuse not to go. They’re a Texas Kitchen in LA serving breakfast tacos, queso, frito pies and brisket - full menu + booze from 8am-10pm, 7 days a week, so saddle up - Yee-haw!
Football fan or not, this is a good one. Following an underdog team that was known for a sad losing streak, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel that’s brighter than expected. Like, really bright. They’ve drafted a #1 rookie QB and a few other players that you can tell will be immediate superheros. Only one episode has aired so far, but damn if we weren’t tearing up like babies. The familial and emotional ride you’re on with the players and coaches is powerful, personal and exciting. There’s nothing better than watching a passionate, seemingly defeated team rise up from the rubble and climb back to the top. This just might be that story.
Our good buddy John Fitch is an all around solid dude, and he’s also smart as all get out. Amongst many other things, he’s a venture partner at Animal Ventures, and his latest projects are turning heads. This is a recent article about who he is and what he’s doing - including but not limited to: Innovating Beyond the Business Model, Learning and Unlearning, and Making the Intangible Tangible. Trust us, you’re going to want to click that link.
Growing up, the skaters, bands and artists that Glen E. Friedman followed and photographed pre-computers and cell phones (and even the internet) were what let us into the lives of some our creative heroes. Seeing his photos in magazines, skate shops or record stores was like meeting the skaters on the street, in the hip-hop club or the house punk rock show you might have never truly attended. It was magical. This book of collected photos takes you there. Glen E. Friedman is “...best known for his work capturing and promoting rebellion in his portraits of artists such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., and Public Enemy, as well as classic skateboarding originators such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, Duane Peters, and Stacy Peralta, and a very young Tony Hawk. This is a remarkable chronicle and a primer about the origins of radical street cultures, My Rules is also a statement of artistic inspiration for those influenced by these countercultures.”
Eat the heat to beat the heat! Sunday, August 25, 11am-5pm at the Fiesta Gardens, join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals with as many as 10,000 spectators each year. Wuh!? That’s A LOT of people tasting A LOT of hot sauce. We went last year, and boy howdy was it a hoot! Even if you’re not a hot sauce junky, you need to check it out. There’s more culture, music and yummy food there than you’ll find pretty much anywhere else. So good! So hot!
VISIT: HELM DENVER POP UP
The HELM Tour begins! First stop of this leg: The Source Hotel in the RiNo. An outstanding hotel, beautiful rooms, with splendid libations and nibbles as well as supreme shopping and art! We’re super proud to be part of the Eyes Open Store: “A selection of multiple brands featuring some of the most unconventional and sought-after art, design and lifestyle products in North America in one retail space.” Brands include:
- atelier b (Montreal, QC): Apparel for men, women and children that is ethically made with locally sourced natural fibers, offering refined, original and authentic designs.
- Ève Gravel (Montreal, QC): Collections designed for an ever-growing clientele of fashion-forward women, from everyday essentials to statement pieces that offer effortless, casual femininity and allow for the wearer to exercise their self-expression; Craighill (Brooklyn, NY): Distinct, useful objects for the person and home that encompass a wide range of materials and functions, unified by a design philosophy that marries efficiency and exploration.
- Jungmaven (Oregon): A line born out of activism offering sustainable hemp t-shirts and other garments, sewn in the USA, structured yet relaxed, breathable, and soft with the intention to be worn for a long time;
- HELM (Austin, TX): Boots for the modern man that combine a timeless, versatile aesthetic while being entirely functional and made from the best materials on earth;
- Misc Goods Co (Louisville, KY): A “stream of consciousness” approach to American made goods and design objects;
- Naked & Famous (Montreal, QC): Only the most unique and rare selvedge denim fabrics from Japan, with the best style and fits around, made and sewn in Canada;
- Sertodo Copper (Austin, TX): An international cooperative of master copper artisans using 100 percent recycled copper to create fine culinary products.