1) MIDDLE WEST SPIRITS EXPANSION
Loved the news this week that Columbus, Ohio’s Middle West Spirits, whose OYO whiskey fuels Whiskey & Pecans, will be expanding their operation just a few blocks from where it all began in 2010. And what’s more, Cleveland chef Jonathon Sawyer (Greenhouse Tavern) will be storing his Tavern Vinegar there, too.
2)HOMAGE’S NBA FEVER T-SHIRTS
If you have NBA Playoffs Fever as much as the person typing this sentence does, our friends HOMAGE have you covered.
3) COURTNEY BARNETT
Australia’s Courtney Barnett, who churns out sing-songy, stream-of-conscious sentences in ways that remind us of Pavement, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, and Patti Smith, has a great new record, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. But we’re still not finished listening to a song from a couple years back, Avant Gardener.
4) ERIC OGLANDER’S CRAIGSLIST MIRRORS
Craigslist Mirrors is the curatorial project of Eric Oglander, who, yes, searches Craigslist for people selling mirrors. The result: unintentional art photography.
5) THE GREASY HANDS PREACHERS
Grainy motorcycle footage from all over the place, people using their hands, and all of it shot on Super 16 film? We’re down.