Congratulations DONALD GLOVER/CHILDISH GAMBINO on the IAMDONALD Tour. That shit was epic!
Minneapolis: I fucking love haberdasheries
Heimies Haberdashery 400 Saint Peter St Saint Paul, MN 55102-1105 (651) 224-2354 Heidi’s 2903 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 354-3512 The Foshay Get your mutha fuckin drink on at the W Hotel in Minneapolis 821 Marquette Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55402-2929 (612) 215-3700 Thanks Andy V. for the e-mail heads up.
Minneapolis: Sweet Vanessa
Submitted by Vanessa: Here are a few places Donald should consider going to after his final show on the tour in Minneapolis — places where there will be no bro rape and all the girls are “can get it”-worthy. 1. The 1029 Bar. It’s relatively close to the Varsity Theatre and has award-winning karaoke. They have pretty much any song ever written on their karaoke list and the...
Submitted by JP: Uptown Minneapolis is supposedly hipster central, but I put my money on Northeast (“Nordeast”). Case in point: Surdyk’s Liquor and Cheese Shop, “the midwest’s largest liquor store since 1934” and one of the happeningest places any day of the weeks—but particularly so during tastings. And it just so happens that on May 19 (in honor of...
Minneapolis: St. Paul?
Submitted by dodoots: Now, I know that the Minnesota show is taking place in Minneapolis, but the fantastic city of St. Paul is only minutes away, and there you can find: Black Blue Really great selection of men’s clothing and local art on display, especially good for shoes and sweaters. And afterwards you can head over to Sweeney’s Saloon These guys have amazing sixty cent...
Chi-town: Ian's Pizza
Submitted by Steven: Ian’s Pizza 3463 N. Clark Street Ian’s is a by-the-slice pizza joint bent on bringing culinary creativity and quality to the masses at an affordable price. They don’t own freezers and take great pride in every single slice. You’ll find options there that won’t be found anywhere else. Try out a black bean with feta and avocado, spicy...
Chi-town: RSVP Gallery
Although Kanye West, Don C, Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi and Big Sean have stepped down on the grounds of RSVP the place is missing that GAMBINO presence. Now you know, check that shit out. Some of the brands include… A.P.C. Comme des Garcons Dee & Ricky (haha) Quintin and Kanye West Bandannas (haha) RSVP GALLERY 1753 N Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 Hours M-S: 12-7 Sun: 12-5
Chi-town: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Thanks to Cody for the e-mail.. BREAKFAST: YOLK is only open til 3pm but they open real early and although they have several locations it doesn’t look like a quantity over quality situation. I’m sayin this looks good! The Closest one to the venue is located at… River North 747 N Wells Chicago, IL 60654 Phone: 312.787.2277 LUNCH: HOT DOUG’S has over 2,000...
Chi-town: Shepard Fairey
If you get a chance, check out this large mural created by Shepard Fairey in the streets of Chicago. It is located at the underpass on Grand and Lakeshore near Navy Pier. It was created for his Revolutions exhibition that was held at the Art Chicago Fair a little over a week ago. via Arrested Motion
Chi-town: Pick Me Up Cafe
Submitted by david-ten-inch: delicious (slightly greasy, but in a good way) food, very vegan/vegetarian-friendly, open late, funky but fun atmosphere, nice service…what’s not to like? the chili-cheese fries are awesome and vegetarian! Open until 3am so you can go and get the best breakfast of your life post-show! Pick Me Up Cafe Located at 3408 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60657 I...
Detroit: Slow's Bbq
Thanks sharif for giving me the heads up on this place. It looks amazing. - @pdxkeith Sharif said “Donald should go to Slow’s BBQ its the best BBQ place in Detroit and they prepare the sickest food. Not to mention a full bar.” Slow’s BBQ 2138 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI 48216 (313) 962-9828
Detroit: D'mongo's speakeasy
Cafe D’Mongo’s Speakeasy looks like a pretty legit spot. 1439 Griswold St Detroit, MI 48226 Neighborhood: Downtown Detroit
T Dot: Nomad
Nomad is spot I’ve seen around a lot online. They just got the Supreme x Playboy collection on Saturday too. But since I’ve never actually been there I’ll let Hypebeast give you the lowdown… Toronto’s Nomad has been one of the city’s bright spots for retail since its original inception in 2005. Five years later, the brand has surged forward with a second location...
This is just something super dope out of a Toronto Collective… via hypebeast: “Aspiring to educate the consumer on the discovery and artisanship behind garments, headed by Sean Brown, Toronto collective “The Art of Reuse” aim to merge the frugal fashion aesthetic and thrift shopping within the ambience of a boutique environment ĭn | tər | ĭm. A maturing concept, each store presents a...
T Dot: Drinks at The Avro
Submitted by Katekillet: Cozy comfy party times located right down the street from the Opera House at The Avro - 750B Queen St E. Mondays they’ve got movies and $4 shots. As for food, they have birthday cake. Here’s their website. Here’s their Facebook. Here’s their Twitter. This is were you’ll find me before and/or after the show. That is if I get in....
T Dot: Burrito Boyz →
Submitted by Kylie… Hands down, cult fave Burrito Boyz makes the best Burritos in the city. The joint has won many awards for the phenomenal food fare. Although the menu is small they have perfected every item. Burrito Boyz 218 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON - (647) 439-4065 575 College Street West, Toronto, ON - (416) 588-2699
Boston: Bodega (GO HERE)
I’ve never been here before but I’ve known about this place and ordered a bunch of shit from them over the years. This is a cool ass spot that if you had no idea what you were looking for you would never know it was there. To get to the well stocked fashion/sneaker store Bodega you will need to navigate through their “bodega” store front. Once you get through you find...
Boston: The Middle East Club
Thanks to Colin N. for e-mailing this to me. This is a crazy spot I don’t really know what to make of it. Basically it has four differnt spots that will all have something going on tonight. My pick would be the ZuZu part of The Middle East Club. Tonight at 11pm Durkin will be Djing and he promisses bumping dance music that harnesses the power of bass and soul. Gotta love that. - @pdxkeith ...
Boston: Mikes Pastry
Submitted by Jameson D… Mike’s Pastry in North End. 300 Hanover St Boston, Massachusetts 02113 (617) 742-3050 Okay Boston. This is the best you got for Donald? Granted it all looks good but there have to be some good places to have a drink and how about shop. And what the hell is up with the websites in this town. Notice to web designers: Move to Boston and open a business. -...
Boston: Blue State Coffee
submitted by 151pokerpokemon… Blue State Coffee is perhaps one of the best coffee places I have ever been to in my life. They not only offer really well made coffee, but delicious pastries from gods tears. They have a daily soup and tons of options for the sandwhich department. It’s also right next door to Paradise, which is the venue when he will be preforming at while in Boston. ...
Boston: Wild Bites
Submitted by Michael…. I guarantee Donald won’t be disappointed if he tries Wild Bites when he comes to Boston. The food is better than any other Italian restaurant. Plus the place is decorated by the owners wife’s art. She does 3D body mold paintings. Its a pretty awesome place. The website has more info if you want to check it out. Its at 36 main st. Amesbury, Ma 01913. ...
Fuck yeah, this place looks dope! I don’t know what it is about these Philly people but they really like to write. So let me just add some pics here and highlight YOU SHOULD EAT HERE AND COP THE KOBE BURGER cause it sounds amazing! - @pdxkeith http://www.fijiwater.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Sampan-Philadelphia1.jpg Hey Donald, I’m Stuart Grady and when you come...
Illadelph: Lots oh places
Submitted by… Hi, My name’s Jen, and I’ve lived in the Philly area for about four years. Here are some interesting places in Philly. Most of them are local mainstays. Here are my picks: National Mechanics (Bar) 22 South 3rd St. Philadelphia PA 19106http://nationalmechanics.com/philadelphia-old-city-bar Hours:National Mechanics is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11am to 2am...
Illadelph: Bob and Barbara's
Submitted by Jon… Bob and Babara’s. Bob and Bab’s is a PBR dive bar with the big draw being a “Philly Special” (a can of PBR and a shot of Jim Beam for 3 bucks). It’s pretty hipster and on the weekends they have a live Jazz band (to bad the show is on a Wednesday, Thursday is also drag night…). I wouldn’t assume it would be crazy crowded on a...
Illadelph: Good Eats
Submitted by Ofdaessense… Hey there the Do it Donald Crew! Im going to the May 11th show at the TLA In Philadelphia and I figure I should share some good spot for Childish to come out and get some good late night grub after the show! #1 : The Marathon Grill 40th + Walnut 200 S 40th St Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.222.0100 (p) 215.222.0538 (f) Settled right in the heart of...
Illadelph: Adsum and Drinks
Submitted by PHPHPH…. Philly is a huge foodie and craft beer town but tourists only know us for cheesesteaks I guess. I won’t go into Pats or Genos when there’s so many other amazing options to try. I would recommend Adsum on 5th & Bainbridge which is actually like a 5 min walk from the venue that he’ll be performing at on South St. No cheesesteaks here but...
NYC: Sage General Store
Before you head out in the am you might check this place out. Although you won’t be able to partake in the weekend brunch you could always check it out next time your in town - @pdxkeith Submitted by Jessica B…. On the weekends they have this ridiculously piggish Bacon Brunch. Three courses, $25, and you’re set for some of the best bacon dishes you’ll have all year. Come...
NYC: Sleep No More
Submitted by Jon Gerb… Sleep No More is an interactive site-specific theater production of Macbeth, not on a stage, but in a 100,000 sq ft warehouse that you wander through at your own leisure. The 5 story, 93 room set has a very film nior 1930’s atmosphere. The audience are required to wear Venetian style masks to differentiate themselves from the actors, who go throughout the entire...
DC Chillin: The ultimate submission
Big shout out to Yousef Saed for submitting so much baller stuff. If anybody can help him out with a ticket to the show last minute hit him at firstname.lastname@example.org DRINK: The Gibson ” a speakeasy type bar and requires a reservation” 2009 14th Street NW 20009 • 202 232-2156 TABAQ BISTRO Dope looking Mediterranean spot with a full bar! 1336 U Street Northwest...
DC Chillin: The Hand-Job of Cereals
Who doesn’t love cereal? It’s these stupid ideas that I adore. I’m not afraid to admit I would walk my ass into a place called The Cereal Bowl and just “Shug” out. * Since Suge Knight is no longer relevant its completely cool to relate eating cereal with “shuging” out. I don’t think there are lingering gangsta-producer connotations. But with that...
DC Chillin: Masa 14
Submitted by @ellewhinn: Masa 14 Latin and Asian infusion restaurant in Washington D.C. They have pretty good food. ambiance is dope. and they stay open late. check out the menu. 1825 14th Street Northwest Washington D.C., DC 20009 (202) 328-1414 *Donald voice* Are there asian girls there? Minority Report?
DC Chillin: Busboys and poets
Submitted by Jonquilrose: Eat at Busboys and Poets; Reenact a Scene from Love Jones This restaurant/bookstore/spoken word cafe is a MUST while visiting DC. The best location is the one 14th and V. Not only is it the original, but it’s also fairly close to the Blackcat. The food is AMAZING (I like their shrimp and grits), and they always have cool events going on, including open mic...
DC Chillin: L'Enfant
Ramy Noodles writes…. If you’re in DC on a Saturday, there’s this dope Belgian/French cafe called L’enfant, and get this, they have mid-day dance parties every Saturday from 2-5:30. It’s called La Boum (the Sexiest Brunch in DC). Check it: http://www.lenfantcafe.com/ 2000 18th St NW Washington, District of Columbia 20009 (202) 319-1800
YOUR HELP! -- 10 shows left
REBLOG, TWEET, FACEBOOK & EMAIL THIS LINK http://doitdonald.tumblr.com/ TO YOUR FRIENDS AND HELP ME HELP DONALD Only 10 shows left on the IAMDONALD tour. As we come down the home stretch I need your guys help in finding some great places for Donald to check out on the east coast. Remember he loves FASHION, FOOD/DRINK, and MUSIC. Lets help him find some gem places. Keep the fashion dope (cool...
Atlanta: Fort Mountain State Park
We gotta have some fun on this journey while trying to find dope places so I thought this odd submission should get posted. Why the hell not? I thought. Maybe you and the crew can go ride bikes around, BBQ or something. I don’t think there are enough impromptu rap/comedy shows performed in State Parks either. Just watch out for the headless horsman (ominous pics below). TJBW...
Atlanta: Flip Burger Boutique (boo)
I fucking hate restaurants that use boutique in its name. The place looks pretentious but rumors are that it has some pretty good burgers and if they are half as good as they look in the pics than you are in for a treat. Nicholas writes… Donald should check out flip burger (http://www.flipburgerboutique.com/) while in Atlanta. Creative burgers and amazing liquid nitrogen chilled milk...
Atlanta: THE Clermont Lounge
This is the first strip club to pop up on Do It Donald! and it seems like a great one to mention. It is the original Strip Club in Atlanta and even Bill Murray enjoys it. Its got great reviews on Yelp too. Nick writes…. Gotta hit up the best place in Atlanta. Words don’t even do it justice until you’ve actually gone and experienced it for yourself. But it’s dope. And...
Atlanta: Fat Matt's Rib Shack
Jeremy Brown writes…. Fat Matt’s Rib Shack is, without a doubt, the best barbecue I’ve ever tasted in Atlanta. The meat falls off the bone, the sauce is tangy and delicious, and it’s not that expensive - a half-slab and all the sweet tea you can drink is only about $12. I frequently find myself making up reasons to be around that way so I can stop in for lunch. 1811...
Atlanta: Criminal Records
Okay, the good people of Atlanta and the Little 5 Points neighborhood have spoken and they really want you (Donald) to visit Criminal Records. They have emailed me, submitted posts, tweeted and even started a facebook page. I’ve never been to the ATL but I’ve heard of L5P and that its a good area to check out while visiting. It seems like they got some good food in the neighborhood and...
Atlanta: Little 5 Points & The Vortex
Marcus Owens writes…. You’ll be around Little 5 Points anyway. You should visit the fantastic shops as well as grab a burger and tots (must do tots) at The Vortex. Like Craft Beer? The Porter should be rocking 10-15 taps of good stuff. If you get here early enough, you MUST catch the Sweet Auburn Curb Market Urban Picnic—bunch of food trucks/farm trucks come camp at our curb...
Atlanta: Piedmont Hospital
I got you covered Donald. Piedmont Hospital is the top rated hospital in the Atlanta area on google places. Here is what some of the reviews say…. “Funny, brilliant, caring, and highly skilled. Best doctor I’ve ever had …” It sounds like they might be able to heal you with the healing power of laughter. PEIDMONT HOSPITAL 968 Peachtree Road Northwest Atlanta, GA...
This is what i’m talking about. Thanks to the wonderful Ali B. for the heads up! Stag looks like a super dope store similar to The Woodlands out of Portland. They carry classic Americana product from Filson, Dunderdon, RRL, The Hill-Side and many others. This looks like a store to check out. STAG 1423 S. Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704
Austin: Home Slice
Ryan Baker writes…. Home Slice on South Congress is dope. This place has the best pizza in Austin and a real chill vibe. I know Donald is from New York, but if he is craving some good pizza this is the place to go. SoCo is definitely something unique to Austin. http://www.homeslicepizza.com/ Get the #6. Sausage, red peppers, and ricotta cheese.
Donald, Facebook wants you to re-enact a scene from the Judd Apatow film Funny People. Here is your opportunity to perform for Facebook. @pdxkeith aebaxter writes… Do it Donald! Come play an after-hours show at Facebook Austin in the heart of downtown. We’d love to have you. Also, don’t forget to get old school at Kung Fu Saloon, pick up some authentic denim at Stag, and...
Austin: South Congress
agreenbean writes…. South Congress guarantees a great time. It’s Austin at its illest, with food trailers, vintage shopping, and Uncommon Objects, a store in which Donald could get lost in for hours. If he wants a pair of legit cowboy boots, Allen’s Boots is where you go. You also get some great views of the capital and Austin from the south side. It’s all there....
Austin: Dirty Bills
Ryan writes… There is one place you must go when you get to Austin… Dirty Bills: If you travel west on 6th street in Austin Texas you may stumble upon a quaint dive bar with a name like no other… Dirty, yes I said “Dirty” but that’s hardly what you will find there. In its attempt to scare away the average bar go-er it attracts a better crowd of industry and friends of industry...
Next Stop: Austin and so on
Hey you guys. Thanks again for the submissions. I probably have like 20 for the Atlanta show but I could use some more for the east coast part of the trip and for his stop tomorrow in Austin. INCLUDE FASHION too people….. I know the type of stuff he likes might not translate into Texas too much but there is definitely dope shops on the east coast, I just need the details. Refer back to...
Josh writes….. Tell Donald that if he comes to houston he should check out Marfreless. It is hard to find unless you know what to look for (it’s an unmarked blue door underneath a bridal shop. He’d definitely digg it. Here’s the link from city search for more info/ directions. The reviews don’t do it justice however. If i ever want to impress someone from out...