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2013 Acura RDX: One if by Land

GEAR PATROL SPONSORED POST The 2013 Acura RDX is as all-new as they come. We don’t mean two extra paint colors, miniscule headlight tweaks, and some nifty new wheel designs. We mean all-new from the ground up, rubber to roofline. The 2013 RDX’s sheet metal says modern, urban and sleek — all at once. Plus,…

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Discovering Local Frontiers

Drafting It | George Vlagos of Oak Street Bootmakers

Uncovering inspired products and far-flung adventures are why we get up in the morning. It’s a terrible job — but hey, somebody’s got to do it, right? All of these things start somewhere, though, and often boil down to one decision from a certain type of individual. The type of person who feels the best…

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From Boat Shoes to Boots

Oak Street Bootmakers: Boots Fall/Winter 2010

We shared our initial infatuation with the Chicago-based Oak Street Bootmakers earlier this fall and managed to spend some more hands on time at this year’s Pop Up Flea, put on by Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg. Besides walking out with a pair of our own, we couldn’t help but shed our fair share of…

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Swine Sublime

The Publican Restaurant

Aside from exotic cars, sports and beautiful women, beer and pork rank high on the list of things that occupy significant brain space for most red-blooded men. Combine these modern day nectar and ambrosia with a massive, communal walnut table set up in a racetrack style, along with warm globe lighting suspended from the ceiling…

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Buns, To-Go

Wao Bao

Mall-bound, Asian fast food is usually associated with one word: heartburn. An unfortunate thing considering there are so many delicious options, like piping-hot Asian buns. Chicago based Wao Bao is raising the stakes with their healthy, hot buns (no, not the wait staff). Everything Wao Bao serves is steamed and free of Trans-fats. The highlight…