We unexpectedly lost our lease recently at our HUF LA shop on Fairfax, and unfortunately closed its doors this past Sunday. We are all bummed about it, and will miss being on the block and all the good times we had at that shop… But change happens and we will keep cruising on and making great stuff. This upcoming year will mark HUF’s 10-year anniversary as a brand, which we will celebrate with the release of exclusive collaboration projects throughout the year. You can still pick up HUF products at your local HUF dealers, and can always find us right here on our website. We hope to be able to reopen HUF retail shops again in the future, but at this time are not sure when or where… We will keep you posted. As for now, our time and efforts will continue to be entirely devoted to perfecting the brand and its product. We could never have foreseen how rapidly the brand would grow since its beginning, and would like to sincerely thank all of you who have walked through our doors in any of our shops over the last decade. Thanks for the support, and stay tuned!
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 Thursday night crowd there tends to seek out the obscure tunes that are still crowd pleasers (recent examples: “Bossy”, “Flagpole Sitta”). Their website: http://the1029bar.com/
2. Nick & Eddie’s. It’s in the Loring Park area. Good food, usually there’s music going on there every night, and you’re likely to see a bunch of cool kids and Josh Hartnett. Their website: http://www.nickandeddie.com/
3. Bryant-Lake Bowl. It’s in the Uptown area. It’s part restaurant, part bowling alley, and part theater. Their website:http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/
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 Donald?) a wine and cheese tasting will be going down from 5-9. It would make a great pre-show pre-game spot, after which you can then drunkenly explore Northeast (which is the best way to do it, of course) and all the swag it has to offer.
SURDYK’S 303 East Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55414
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 chicken burrito, or their most popular creation, the mac n cheese.
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…
Comme des Garcons
Dee & Ricky (haha)
and Kanye West Bandannas (haha)
1753 N Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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…
747 N Wells
Chicago, IL 60654
HOT DOUG’S has over 2,000 reviews and is at 4 1/2 stars. They must be doing something right. If that wasn’t enough, here is a quote from their website
Memorial Day: You would think that a holiday that signifies the start of summer would be the perfect time to sell lots of hot dogs. Unfortunately, Scotch was invented in 1494. Therefore…Hot Doug’s will be closed for Memorial Day.
3324 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60618-5848
KUMA’S CORNER got damn, another Chicago eatery rocking the 4 1/2 stars with over 2500 reviews. The burgers here are no fucking Joke I’m just going to have to post a few pics up.
2900 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL 60618-5804
No joke this is some pornographic food shit, damn!
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.
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!
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 located on Queen Street. With it comes the same well-stocked retailer with many highly sought after and respected labels such as COMME des GARCONS, Gitman Bros., wings + horns, Common Projects, A.P.C., Alden, Porter and Trickers among others. With a recently launched online store.
Nomad Queen Street
819 Queen Street West Toronto, ON Canada Tel: 416-202-8777
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 brands like Tanner Goods, Garbstore, Head Porter, Stussy Deluxe…etc
Here is what the front of the store looks like…
But once you get through the faux “bodega” you will find one of the coolest designed shops in the country…
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
472 - 480 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 864-3278
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. - @pdxkeith
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.
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.
One of the shittiest websites I’ve ever seen but a quick google image search revealed some delicious looking dishes. - @pdxkeith
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
I’m Stuart Grady and when you come to Philadelphia in May I would love for you to stop by and dine at the restaurant I work at called Sampan (http://sampanphilly.com/). The restaurant is located on 13th and Walnut Street (124 s. 13th street) and we have amazing Japanese oriented food, but believe it or not some of the best food we have is American styled with a Japanese twist. Our Kobe Cheeseburgers are incredible and they are sautéed in yakitori sauce, our wings are served in a sweet Thai chili sauce and our cheese steak is braised pulled short rib, on a crispy wheat bao bun with siracha. Sampan is a Michael Schulson restaurant and he his more renown menu items are the edamame dumplings which are served in a sake dashi broth, the korean barbeque beef satays which are sautéed in bulgogi sauce, the chicken bao buns will blow your mind and the wild mushrooms salad is delicious too. I guarantee you’ll love any entree you try, and our ice cream’s are homemade and always interesting. Last week we made Vanilla Captain Crunch and Chocolate Sour Patch kids Ice Cream that everyone was enjoying.
Overall the atmosphere is very chill we have an indoor and outdoor Graffiti bar that always has hot women and great music two things I figure you know all about. So I am hoping you will stop by and enjoy a meal. Also I’m sure they will send you out plenty of complimentary foods to try too. If you came by that would be great for the restaurant, and I would be excited to hear you were there. I won’t be working because I took off of work to see your show on South Street which is going to be awesome! I also live on South street and there are plenty of bars on south street to go to, but you’ll want to party in Olde City in the 2nd and Market Street area. There’s an abundance of clubs and party spots all within 2 blocks so if you don’t like one place you can head to another.
If you choose to dine at sampan one night you’re in Philadelphia here is the number (215-732-3501). You can make a reservation and have a great meal. Anyway enjoy your stay in Philadelphia I’ll definitely be at the show and feel free to email me back with questions.
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 and Mondays from 5pm to 2am. Description from website: ”National Mechanics’ bar in Philadelphia is breathing new life into an old edifice.
When you pull open the tall, ancient doors, curtained in a blood red fabric, you open the passage way to a strange and mixed feeling of warmth and welcome. For some reason you feel like you’ve been here before. Maybe you read descriptions of hand modeled bars, or detailed stained glass in a book; or you recall the ancient brick walls and warm, florid lighting from films about days gone by. In any case, you can tell the work that went into this beautiful and historic building was wrought by the hands of people who love what they do, and care about those who enter.”
The website doesn’t have a description, so here’s my experience from there: The aesthetic feel of the restaurant itself makes you feel like you’re at a classy 60’s dinner party. The food’s kind of expensive, but it’s excellent. The drinks are also good.
(Sorry, I couldn’t find a bigger picture of the interior.)
Description (from website): “Mexican-American meets East L.A. in a Tijuana Taxi.” The margaritas are great, the food’s good, and the interior’s something to take in. They have a low-rider on display on top of a tequila bottle tower—can it get any better than that?
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 Wednesday, but knowing Mr. Glovers love for whiskey, this place make sense. In regards to location, it’s about 10 blocks from the TLA so it’s totally walkable. B&B’s doesn’t have a website show if you wan to show images here are some: http://www.details.com/images/details__privileges/images/2009/03/03/dive1.jpghttp://culturemob.com/wp-content/uploads/1BobLounge.jpg
Wow, this place looks really shitty. It’s perfect! - @pdxkeith