Streaker Sports Bombay Waves Jersey Tee

Since I started the week off with some love for Minnesota, I’ll keep it going with today’s pick. The Mighty Ducks was easily a top ten movie of my youth. And I thought D2 was an absolute classic. But while the Ducks, the Hawks, Team USA and Iceland are the main teams everyone remembers, we can’t forget Gordon Bombay’s short-lived comeback attempt with the minor league Minnesota Waves. It certainly doesn’t look like Streaker Sports forgot.  Continue reading

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Askov Finlayson for Target

It’s a pretty good time to live in Minnesota. The Vikings are heading to the NFC Championship, the Super Bowl arrives in a few weeks (having lived through one in Indy, soak up as much as you can), the beer scene is incredible and Askov Finlayson just paired up with Target for an exclusive collection.  Continue reading

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L.L.Bean Small Batch Bean Boots

With the copious amounts of snow and, now with temperatures warming, slush over the past few weeks, I’ve been living in my Bean Boots. I’m in and out of my car, walking into stores all day, so my boots keep my feet dry and comfortable. The traditional styling of the boots is iconic and could hardly be improved upon. Yet that hasn’t stopped L.L.Bean from trying with its Small Batch series.  Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: After Christmas Sale

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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Central State Evicted

As the year draws to a close, I’ve spent some time reflecting on what the most meaningful beers I drank in the past year were. There was an exploration of wood beyond the classic bourbon barrel experienced over a variety of styles during three nights at Cigar City in March. There was Other Half’s Cheddar Broccoli, enjoyed at last weekend’s 4 year anniversary party for 18th Street, that finally gave me an appreciation for what the New England IPA could be. But ultimately the one beer that I keep coming back to is Evicted, a farmhouse blonde ale from Central State.  Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Snow Shoes

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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Ledbury Wine Wayne Gingham Casual Shirt

Yesterday was Cabernet Franc Day, which is probably something I should have known already since I sell wine for a living. Usually cordoned off into Bordeaux blends, we do actually see a few single varietals here in Michigan. I mention all this because it popped into my head as I was searching Ledbury for something to write about and stumbled upon the Wine Wayne Gingham Casual ShirtContinue reading

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Odd Side Ales Imperial Mayan and Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Mayan Mocha

Last Saturday, as I was finishing up a session of homebrewing by cracking open a second bottle from Odd Side that day, I came to the realization that I have been drinking an awful lot of Odd Side beers lately. A big reason for that has to do with the biweekly Dank Juice releases, one of the better NE IPAs in the Midwest. The Dank Juice line has spawned multiple iterations with different single hops or added fruits and I have been trying them all. But I also couldn’t pass up a couple bottles that add a twist to my other favorite Odd Side beer, Mayan Mocha Stout. Continue reading

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Hudson Sutler Heritage Duffel

We’re smack dab in the middle of an intense period of travel. There are families to see, holidays to celebrate and vacations to be had. Every trip I’ve taken in the past five years has included a Hudson Sutler duffel. It’s convenient, perfectly-sized and just damn good looking. And the classic canvas duffels just got a serious upgrade with the introduction of the Heritage DuffelContinue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Black Friday 2017

Every couple of weeks I’ll take a look at the five best things on East Dane at the time, each time choosing a different theme. East Dane is one of the best shops on the web for clothing and accessories, compiling a wide variety of brands in one place. If you have Amazon Prime you can often take advantage of free, fast shipping as the store is tied in with the retailer. Continue reading

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