"We help craft a Southern beer economy by buying foraged goods directly from friends, farms and tavern patrons."
Durham’s Fullsteam sent a few cases of First Frost around the state yesterday, marking their first official ex-Triangle distribution since opening in August 2010. Fun to watch these guys grow and hope they keep that same local spirit going forward.
It’s a strange world, made of extreme horizontal and vertical planes. Where you find diagonal, you find skiing.
Nicaragua, you are now on the list.
The more innovative cities become, the more talented people want to live in them. The more talented people arrive, the more innovation they generate. Take Ryan Gravel, a quintessential example of how minor players with off-the-wall ideas are tweaking their own cities according to a new set of ideals. In 1999, Gravel needed a thesis topic for his joint degree in architecture and urban planning. The 27-year-old grad student knew one thing about Atlanta: It was a bitch to get around. So he created a plan for the BeltLine, a 22-mile “emerald necklace” of parks, light rail and new development encircling the city. Today, it’s actually being built. The improbable project seems to have come to fruition through sheer enthusiasm: “Neighborhood groups, church groups, pedestrian advocacy organizations, cycling organizations,” says Gravel. “There was a huge groundswell of public support, and it came from the bottom up. The people of Atlanta owned this project before the mayor did.
Fiji beauty. Also the Taj Burrow hammerhead logo is genius.
Enjoyed some Jolly Pumpkin this past weekend. Great Thanksgiving beer and one of my favorite breweries out there. Everything they do is sour, everything oak-aged, everything in 750ml, everything with a French or Spanish name (they’re from Michigan). Good spot to be in with the market filling up by the day.
Some incredible photos from this year’s Nat Geo contest, like this one from inside a NOLA streetcar.