Chubbies The Home for the Holidays

While I love a piece of clothing specifically embroidered for a holiday, I also hate that it’s relegated to one or two days a year. It seems like such a waste to shell out money for that few of wears. It’s a poor return on investment to say the least. Thankfully Chubbies has addressed this problem with it’s The Home for the Holidays ShortsContinue reading

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Mizzen + Main Hasting Burgundy Polo

Fast Company just featured a solid piece on how Mizzen + Main, unlike most of the Internet-based startup apparel brands, actually makes its products in the USA. It’s not something that the brand makes well-known, instead relying on the quality of its products as the main selling point, but it’s certainly worth knowing. That got me over to the online shop to check out the newest goods and ultimately led me to the Hasting Burgundy PoloContinue reading

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Like a Thief in the Night – Rhinegeist Brewery

Stride up three flights of stairs and walk through the door. Stop. Absorb the immense hall that you have entered into. A wide open space greets you. There’s a bar to the left. Stainless steel fermentation tanks tower over you. Ping Pong tables to your right overlook the brew deck. A water buffalo glares at you from a far wall. Corn hole boards stand in front of you. Inside. This is Cincinnati after all, so what else would you expect. Continue reading

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The Five Best on East Dane: Penfield (Fall 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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Saturday Sip Showdown: Oktoberfests, Take Three

I just can’t help myself. Every year I say I’m done with massive blind tastings and every year I manage to make an exception. I can assure you there will be no pumpkin beer blind tasting this year as I’m pretty sure I have tasted every distributed Midwestern example in the area and the style has seemed to flatline. Continue reading

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(code)word FLA & TEX Hats


Clothing that gives back is a win-win. Not only do you end up with something you needed, you also end up helping someone else in the process. That’s always been the ethos behind (code)word, a hat brand that makes hats that represent an area code and then gives back a portion of its profits to children’s hospitals. But when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit, (code)word tweaked its mission slightly with the FLA & TEX hatsContinue reading

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The Five Best On East Dane: Clarks


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.
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Faherty Tech Poncho

On Saturday and through much of the day Sunday we were hit with a deluge of Biblical proportions. I can’t recall the last time I have seen that much rain fall in that short of a time span in this area. It was a reminder that while snow is on its way shortly, there’s still a lot of rain to worry about. And that means a raincoat or poncho is a must.  Continue reading

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The Brew Kettle Valravn

At the end of August my brother took possession of two free tickets to Cedar Point. The catch was that they had to be used by Labor Day and he had struck out finding anyone to go with him. After sorting out some logistics to make sure I wasn’t just leaving Chelsea at home with the girls by herself while I went off to have a day of fun, I was able to join him. And that was great because I hadn’t been to Cedar Point in two years, a rare streak of missing out on America’s Roller Coast. Babies and Chelsea’s sister’s family moving to Prague for two years had put the yearly trips on hold for awhile. Continue reading

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Streaker Sports 1994 USA Soccer Jersey

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but tonight is a ridiculously important night for US soccer. Anything short of a win tonight makes qualifying for next year’s World Cup that much more in doubt. A win is not a must, but it would be a welcome relief.  Continue reading

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